Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on July 26, 2007

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We’ve got quite a few fun and exciting events happening in the Napa Valley this week, so why not get into that weekend frame of mind now!

Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29

  • The 21st Annual Wine Country Film Festival will kick-off with a cooking demonstration featuring La Toque chef Ken Frank, followed by his short film, “Chef A Passion for Food and Wine” at 7pm in the Frazier Winery Cave. This will be followed by the US premier of “No Reservations” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart at 8:45 pm, outdoors under the stars! This festival will showcase documentaries and short films. Frazier Winery will be hosting a majority of the events, however, make sure to check the schedule for confirmation on venue, film schedule and cost of admission. Call (707) 935-3456 for more information or email

Saturday, July 28

  • Carrie Karasyov’s The Infidelity PactSt. Clement Winery will host a wine and book pairing. Guests will be able to enjoy the winery’s new release–a cool and crisp 2006 Bale Lane Sauvignon Blanc, along with a reading by Carrie Karasyov, from her hot, spicy summer novel, The Infidelity Pact. 2pm – 4pm at 2867 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena. 800-331-8266. Cost: Free!

Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29

  • The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a fundraiser event to celebrate survivorship of cancer as well as remember those who were lost to this disease. 9am Saturday – 9am Sunday at Napa Valley College. (707) 266-8510. Cost: $50 for team registration.

Sunday, July 29

  • The ray-duhsThe Oakland Raiders 2007 Training Camp is scheduled to kick-off with the first full team workout on Sunday at the Napa Valley Marriott. Stop by and you just might catch a glimpse of number one overall pick JaMarcus Russell, veteran Warren Sapp or your favorite silver and black player in action at 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa. (707) 253–8600.

As you can tell, it’s a busy last weekend of July. Enjoy!

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has written 195 posts on The Cork Board. She's lived in the heart of the Napa Valley for nearly a decade and is a foodie with a love of photography. Follow her on Twitter @KRJ99 and visit her website.

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