Newcomers’ Club is not just for newcomers! It is for all Sonoma County residents wanting to enhance their lives with new friends and interests. We provide the opportunity to meet other like-minded women to socialize, have fun, and explore numerous activities.
Our diverse program of Special Interest Groups encourages members to learn about Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, its culture and lifestyle, and to develop new friendships. Some of the many things we enjoy include bridge, mahjong, book clubs, movies, dining out, visiting wineries, hiking, bocce ball, and more!
Please join us for a unique and delightful program of music and song performed by Donald and Saro Deacon who have loved music all their lives. Married for eight years, they enjoy singing harmonies and performing a variety of music together, including folk/rock, jazz standards and Celtic tunes, and especially appreciate the way music brings people together, creates joy and even healing.
Don led the marching band in high school and later organized and performed with the Old Adobe Swing Band for several years. He plays trombone, trumpet, saxo-phone and guitar. Saro grew up singing folk songs with her family and fell in love with the Celtic harp at the Renaissance Faire as a teenager. She and her grandfather both decided to learn the instrument the same summer! She has a heartwarming story to share about her grandfather and the Celtic harp she will be playing. Don will join Saro playing his guitar. Their performance will get us into the spirit for the upcoming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Don just retired from teaching elementary school and is beginning his second career doing home maintenance and repair. Saro also taught young children and is currently teaching Early Childhood Education courses at Sonoma State University and Mendocino Community College. They both like spending time in nature, reading and getting together with friends and family.