Monday, November 29, 2010

A Holiday Party Right Out of the Movies!

UPDATE:  It was an outstanding event!  The Unity League raised $504 in cash and collected 1 Wal-Mart (thanks Harry!) and 38 Target gift cards for V.O.I.C.E.S.  Thanks SO much for your generosity!

The folks at the Napa Valley Unity League really know how to throw a party . . . especially holiday parties.  Here's what they've got planned for this year!

It Will Be A Holiday Party
Right Out Of The Movies . . .

with “Chinese Turkey” and Everything!

Join the Napa Valley Unity League at our annual Holiday Party Extravaganza on Monday, December 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Riverpointe Resort (500 Lincoln Avenue in Napa - FIRST floor of the Clubhouse Building)

So, here’s the story . . .

We had planned to have a great big Italian feast at the Napa Valley Unity League’s annual Holiday Party, just like last year. When we contacted the restaurant we found out that they were closed on December 6. We were disappointed but we’ve never let our disappointment get the better of us. The situation called for creativity . . . and boy, did we get creative!

We thought – hey, remember in the movie “A Christmas Story” when the Bumpus’ hounds invade the Parker’s house and devour “the old man’s” turkey? They didn’t let a little catastrophe ruin their holiday! They all got dressed, jumped in the car and headed out for Chinese food.

And then we thought – hey, why can’t we do the same?

Join us on Monday, December 6 for a Chinese meal, beverages (including delicious wine from Stonehedge Winery) and festive holiday fun! We’ll gather for drinks starting at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00.

And what does all this cost? Just one $10 gift card from either Target or Wal-Mart.

The gift cards will be donated to V.O.I.C.E.S. – a local organization that “unites transitioning foster youth, social service agencies, educational institutions and committed community members to help young people become independent adults and engaged citizens.” The gift cards will be used as holiday presents for their clients. Can’t get to Target or Wal-Mart? Just bring $10 and we’ll take care of it for you!

What else? For every $10 gift card (or $10 in cash) that you donate you’ll receive one raffle ticket for a chance at some fabulous prizes.

So, please join us DOWNSTAIRS at Riverpointe Resort on Monday, December 6 for the Napa Valley Unity League’s annual Holiday Party Extravaganza!

See you there!

The troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar absolutely can't miss this event!  Just be sure to RSVP to rsvp(at)napavalleyunityleague(dot)org as soon as possible.  We don't want them to run out of Kung Pao Chicken!

Follow-up:  Not into Target or Wal-Mart?  Don't want to fight holiday traffic?  The folks at the Unity League encourage you to just bring $10.  They'll turn to cash over to V.O.I.C.E.S. to use as they see fit.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Guerillas Give Gifts

If your mission commander has learned one thing it's this - the hearts of his troops are HUGE!  And given that the holiday season is upon us, it's time to show the Napa Valley that Guerillas care!

This year we're going to help out the folks at Cope Family Center.  Their mission is to empower families to create happy, healthy lives for their children through child abuse prevention​, parent education and self-sufficiency services.  Napa, Yountville​ and American Canyon families are served at their Family Resource Center in Downtown Napa.  They offer diverse programs to help families and connect them with resources in the community.​  Families of every background​, ethnicity and economic level are able to access resources at Cope Family Center. 

Participating couldn't be easier - you can even do it in your pajamas!

Just go to by following this link:

There you will find a list of diapers and formula that can be used by the clients of Cope.  Just purchase one or more of the items and will send your order directly to the Cope Family Center.

And get this!  For a limited time if you purchase any of these items (or any other select diapers, formulas or baby wipes sold by and choose 2-Day Shipping your order will ship for FREE!  (your shipping fees will be deducted at check-out.  Complete details are here.

Remember - Cope Family Center is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and donations are tax-deduct​ible to the extent allowed by law.  Their tax ID is 94-2322399​.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lemon Tree Very Pretty!

"Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat."
. . . unless, of course, the folks at Cole's Chop House work their magic! They've developed the "Trifecta Lemon Drop" cocktail and for a limited time it's only SIX BUCKS! (Sunday through Thursday, holidays excluded)

Imagine this: Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Limoncello, Fresh Meyer Lemon Juice served "up" in a sugar-rimmed glass. As Rachael Ray would say - "DELISH!"

Join the troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar as they descend once again upon Cole's Chop House (1122 Main Street in Napa) to take advantage of this remarkable special (or anything else you might care to imbibe) on Wednesday, December 1.

Drop by for a "quick one" after work or stay for the duration (Cole's closes at 9 pm)

For your entertainment, please enjoy Trini Lopez singing "Lemon Tree":

Monday, November 8, 2010

Post-Feast Festivities at BANK

Instead of just lying on the couch in a post-Thanksgiving supper tryptophan stupor, why not join the troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar as they invade Bank Cafe and Bar at the Westin Verasa (1314 McKinstry in Napa) for a post-meal cocktail (or two) and some camaraderie.

We'll be there Thanksgiving evening - Thursday, November 25 starting around 7:00 p.m.  The bar stays open until 11.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flip For Brunch at Compadres

They're doing it again!

Join the troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar as we once again descend upon Compadres Rio Grille (505 Lincoln Avenue in Napa) for the "Best Breakfast Bet" on Sunday, November 14.  We'll gather starting around 9:00 am.

Here's how it works:
  • You order and enjoy a traditional American or Mexican breakfast from Compadres menu
  • At the end of your meal, Dave from Compadres will flip a coin - you call heads or tails
  • If you call it correctly your meal is FREE!
And since the last time we were there they've installed a "Bloody Mary Bar" which will allow you to "add spice and taste" to your favorite "hair of the dog".

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Friendsgiving Potluck at Toolbox Wine Company

It's a first . . . the first Napa Guerilla Gay Bar potluck!  It all takes place on Saturday, November 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Toolbox Wine Company tasting room (1021 McKinstry Street in Napa - just across from the Oxbow Public Market).

It will be a great opportunity for troops to get together before all the holiday craziness begins and enjoy friends, both old and new . . . and those that are gifted in the KP (Kitchen Patrol) arts will be able to show us what they can do. Not so gifted? You can always stop by a local grocery store, bakery, cafe or charcuterie and pick something up.

At the event you'll meet the "Fierce Female Founders" of Toolbox Wine Company and enjoy their newly released wines for just $6 a glass. They'll also be offering one-night-only specials to the troops on purchases.

Please bring a tasty casserole, side dish or dessert (or any other potluck appropriate dish) to share. The Toolbox girls will supply plates, silverware and the like.