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img_0322Plowshares at Pumpkinfest! It may have been rainy but people were out enjoying the parade and booths. The children passing by tried their skills at the dinosaur bean bag toss winning dinosaur prizes for successful tosses. We passed out our newsletter, brochure and volunteer applications to interested community members and raised funds for our Diningroom!

October 2016 Advocate


The October Newsletter has been published!

Read about  Plowshares at Pumpkinfest and the Healthy Harvest Workshops being taught at the Plowshares kitchen.

View photos of the Blues, Brews, & BBQ Event and the many people we have to thank for a wonderful event.

View the newsletter HERE.

September Newsletter

Sept newsletterThe September Newsletter has been published!

Read about the Blues, Brews & BBQ event and a brief bio of the “Plowshares Blues Band” members!

View photos of the Volunteer Recognition Celebration and the winners of this years awards.

View the newsletter HERE.

Tickets now on sale for Blues, Brews & BBQ!

BBB2016The “Blues, Brews & BBQ” in Support of Plowshares Meals on Wheels is coming to Barra of Mendocino on Saturday, September 17th.

Last Fiscal Year we served 31,587 meals to home-bound seniors who would not have a hot nutritious meal with out the dedicated drivers and runners who deliver these meals right to their door.

A gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Austin, from UVMC, will include BBQ tri-tip, chicken and a vegetarian entree with sides of potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans. Dessert and coffee will follow.

Anderson Valley Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing Company will be donating and pouring their special brews and Barra wines will be featured.

The Event features “The Plowshares Blues Band:
Henry Oden – Bass (Joe Louis Walker)
Rich Kirch – Guitar (John Lee Hooker)
Marcus David – Drums (Clover)
Fonky Rob Gordon – Keyboards (Craig Horton)
With special quests:
Lisa Kindred– Vocals
Barry “The Fish” Melton – Guitar,Vocals
Nick Gravenites – Vocals (The Electric Flag)

The music is Boogie derived, bluesy, funky and very dance able.

Our concept of bringing our supporters a really fun event without auctions or promotional interruptions is only possible because of the generosity of our Sponsors:

Silver sponsors: McCarty’s Auto Body, Mendo Lake Credit Union, Beckstoffer Vineyards,and Friedman’s Home Improvement.

Bronze Sponsors: Greg Hoyt Construction, Maverick Enterprises, Ukiah Electric, Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op, Mendo Forest Products, Ukiah Ford, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, and Les Schwab Tires.

Tickets are $60, which includes dinner, beer and music and can be purchased at Mendocino Book Company, Plowshares, Dig! Music and online at Brown Paper Tickets,

Come on out and support this vital service to our Seniors. We promise a great time will be had by all!

August Newsletter

Aug newsletter cover pageThe August Newsletter has been published!

Read about the many businesses that donate to us every week. A bulk of our food comes from these donations.

Learn about the AmazonSmile program that donates 0.5% of your purchases to Plowshares simple by placing your order on the AmazonSmile page and selecting Plowshares as the recipient. Click the link on the right to get set up.

Click here to read the whole newsletter.


June Advocate 2016

June Advocate 2106 400The June Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about the many Community Service Agencies that come to Plowshares to help our Guests.

Find out how we are doing with the Eriksen Matching Grant and the Human Race Results.

Click here to read the whole newsletter.

May Advocate 2016

May newsletter The May Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about our Matching Grant from the T.R. Eriksen Foundation and how you can donate to help us achieve our goal of $10,000 in matching funds.

View photos of the Empty Bowls Event and all the many people who helped us put this event on.

Click here to view online.

April Newsletter 2016

april newsletter

The April Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about our Sponsors and the other many ways that businesses and community members help to make Empty Bowls our largest fundraising event.

Read about our new Brochures, the Human Race and Special Thank yous.

Click here to for more information and to read all the articles.

Empty Bowls 2016

EB 2016 poster The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Event is coming up on April 16, starting at 5:30 pm in the Plowshares dining room. Tickets are $60 and includes soup, salad, rolls, wine, beer, and dessert, and you get to take a handmade bowl home with you. The Bowls are made by Jan Hoyman and Doug Browe and the Ceramics Club of Mendocino College and MICA.

We will have a silent and live auction, raffle prizes and great opportunities to connect with friends in the community. Tickets are on sale now at Plowshares and Mendocino Book Company. Call for more information, 462-8582. Buy them early they do sell out!