November 2018 Newsletter

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November Events

November 3rd, 1pm – 4pm (Saturday) | Wine & Watercolors with Gayle Dowling
Every 1st Saturday, including Nov. 3rd, Gayle Dowling hosts a Wine and Watercolors class at the Wrightwood Arts Center, 1pm – 4pm. The $35 fee at the door includes all materials, wine, and fun!

November 4th, 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Sunday) | Wrightwood Classical Concert Series, Winter Concert 2018
The 2018 Winter Concert features Laura Rosky-Santoni, violinist, and Ana Maria Maldonado, principal cellist, both of the San Bernardino Symphony. The concert is produced by Joyce Wonderly of Keyboard Art and held at the United Methodist Church at 1543 Barbara Street in Wrightwood. Tickets: $20 pre-order, $25 at the door. $5 discount for those 65 and older and students. Keyboard Art School of Music students no admission, parent $10. Bring a friend to a WCCS concert for the first time for only $5. Send checks payable to Joyce Wonderly, PO Box 354, Wrightwood, CA 92397, or purchase tickets online at

November 18th, 3pm (Sunday) | Meet and Greet Artist Barbara Whitten
Barbara Whitten is hanging a show in the Wrightwood Community Center on the 15th and it will be up for the months of November and December. Barbara’s interest in arts and crafts goes back to her childhood in Sherman Oaks. It wasn’t until ‘post-motherhood’ years, living in Wrightwood, that she found both time and inspiration to develop her love for artistic expression in many forms. From crocheted blankets to beading, from painting to polymer clay-based work, Barbara’s many-dimensional art is always full of vibrant color. Barbara’s interest in creating beaded jewelry began many years ago when she gave her daughter a beading loom kit for Christmas. After creating a few simple bracelets, Barbara began experimenting with various designs and colors in her art. Her work now includes bracelets, necklaces, pins, and crystal window art. In recent years, she ventured into other forms of expression, including both ‘pouring’ and ‘mallet’ styles of painting, paper bowls made from recycled paper pulp, and clay tile art. From delicate crystal bracelets to bold beaded necklaces and earrings, Barbara’s jewelry is always in demand. With the addition of various styles of paintings, clay-based wall art, and colorful display bowls, her eclectic art offers something for every taste.

November 18, 4pm – 7pm (Sunday) | Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser ft. Gayle & Company and the Universal Dudes
Join your Wrightwood neighbors in supporting those affected by the devastating northern CA incident at the Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser at the Wrightwood Community building. $20 per person donation includes food, one beer or wine and music by Gayle & Company and the Universal Dudes. FREE ENTRY FOR FIREFIGHTERS! Donations will be distributed to Butte County Schools Fire Fund for student supplies and to the Butte County SPCA. Guests choose organization, additional donation monies welcome. We often call Wrightwood our own little paradise and hold it close in our hearts. Sadly some of our towns’ family members and those living in the Paradise CA community lost everything in the still uncontained fire. Can we share the same compassion shown to us during and after the Blue Cut fire? Let’s open our hands and give from our hearts!

November 23rd, 5pm – 7pm (Friday) | The Annual WAC Student Art Show
The Wrightwood Arts Center will host its annual Student Art Show in conjunction with Mountain Holiday Celebration. Many students have been creating art at Gayle Dowling’s Wine & Watercolor Class and will have a body of work on display. All are welcome, free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. The Wrightwood Arts Center is located in the Big Horn building, above the Village Grind, at 6020 Park Avenue, Suite #5, Wrightwood, CA 92397. Join us to see what our local artists are creating these days. Visit Wrightwood Arts Center or our Facebook page for further details. Hope to see you there!

Looking Ahead

December 1st, 11am (Saturday) | Pine Needles Quilt Guild’s 25th Annual Home Tour and Boutique
Five houses—sparkling for this Silver Anniversary Home Tour—have been decorated for the holidays and draped in warm and wonderful quilts created by artisan members of the Guild. This year’s tour will include an eclectic mix of homes unique to the community of Wrightwood nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains. The tour begins at the Wrightwood Community Building, located at 1275 State Hwy. 2 between Park Drive and Pine Street, where you pick up tickets and a map for the homes on display. You can also browse the many beautifully handcrafted items in the Boutique. Homes can be toured in any order. Though the quilts on display at the tour homes are not for sale, there will be quilts along with jewelry, needlework, gifts, and more available at the Boutique located in the Wrightwood Community Building. Raffle tickets for this year’s “Opportunity Quilt” designed by artist Beth Stanton will also be available at the Boutique. Advance tickets for the Tour are available after November 1 for $15 by mail. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a check made payable to the Pine Needles Quilt Guild to: PNQG, P.O. Box 2800, Wrightwood, CA 92397. Tickets can also be purchased for $18 on the day of the Tour at any of the homes or at the Home Tour Boutique in the Community Building. Proceeds from ticket sales are applied toward Pine Needles Quilt Guild programs, speakers, education and local charities. The Guild meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Wrightwood Community Building at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Guild, visit

December 2nd, 7pm (Sunday) | Snowline Players Presents: Meet Me in St. Louis
The Snowline Players will performing the radio dinner show, Meet Me in St. Louis at the Wrightwood Community Center (1275 Highway 2). Tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets beginning November 1st, 2018. For more information, visit

December 15th, 7pm (Saturday) | Wrightwood Blues Society Xmas Show
Music and more at the Jones Chateau! Members and guest only. To become a member, visit

Poem of the Month


Poem by Gregory Orr, Art by Trisha Orr

from Rattle #29, Summer 2018

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  1. Love this new website! And the newsletter!

    1. Thank you, Susan!!

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