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We've got all you need to know about what's going on in and around Sonoma County right here! If you have an event you want to submit just click here and we will post it for you.

Montgomery Village Concerts:

Rockin River Concerts Sunday Concerts Concert Under The Stars
Rockin Concerts Sunday Concerts Concerts Under The Stars

August

Thu 8/21
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Sun 8/24

Broadway Under the Stars - Jack London State Park

Music of the Night. Show runs through August 24th. 5:30pm Picnicking, 7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins.
Jack London State Park
Click here for details

Thu 8/21
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Thu 8/28

Thursday Live Concerts - Windsor Town Green

Live Concerts (6-8 pm). Windsor Farmers Market (5-8 pm). Food vendors & farm fresh produce
Family Lawn Games ALL SUMMER LONG!
Aug 21 - Soulshine Blues Band
Aug 28 - Beatles Flashback

Thu 8/21
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Thu 8/28

Concerts in the Park - Cotati

Held every Thursday in the La Plaza Park, Cotati. The concerts run from 4:30-7:30pm concurrently with the farmers market. Come relax & enjoy the music & shop the farmers market. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Concert Schedule:
Aug 21 - Stony Point Ramblers
Aug 28 - Mary-Louise Clark & Jazz Habit

Thu 8/21
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Sun 8/31

Colors of Summer Art Exhibit - Occidental

A juried photography art show, will be at The Gallery from July 11 - August 31, 2014. Not just cold & fog, the OCA Gallery is featuring local artists’ interpretation of summer’s freedom, relaxed days, ripening fruit, cool water & fun.
The OCA Gallery
3850 Doris Murphy Court, (near the intersection of Graton Rd & Bohemian Highway), Occidental
(707) 874.9392
Click here for details

Thu 8/21
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Sun 8/31

Summer Youth Pass - Sonoma CountyTransit

Where Will Summer Take You? Summer Youth Pass dates: June 1st - August 31st. Unlimited Pass: $24. Ages 18 & under.
(707) 576-7433
Click here for details

Thu 8/21
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Thu 9/18

SUNDOWN MUSIC SERIES - Jack London State Park

Extended Hours for Twilight Picnics & Music at
JACK LONDON STATE HISTORIC PARK - through Sept. 18th, Jack London State Historic Park will be open late on the 3rd Thursday of the month for the SUNDOWN MUSIC SERIES. Visitors to the Park will enjoy free entertainment by local musicians in the Park’s scenic setting as afternoon turns to dusk throughout spring, summer & early fall. On these Thursdays, for SUNDOWN MUSIC SERIES, the park will be open from 5-9 pm. The barbecue grill will be going with food available for purchase or visitors are invited to bring picnics. Glen Ellen Market creates a special boxed picnic meal with proceeds going to support the Park.

This is a FREE event except for parking, which is a special reduced fee of $5. The musician line-up for SUNDWON MUSIC SERIES at Jack London State Historic Park:

August 21- Hugh Shacklett and Possible Friends: Sonoma County’s Folk Icon, Classic Songwriter, Weaver of Tales.

September 18- Tudo Bem- Brazilian, Tex-Mex, Roadhouse Funk- we’re gonna dance!

Thu 8/21
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Thu 9/25

Farmers Market THURSDAY - Southwest Santa Rosa

The market runs EVERY Thursday through September 25th, from 4-7pm. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods & prepared foods will be featured as well as weekly entertainment & fun activities for everyone. Located in Southwest Santa Rosa on Standish Avenue off Todd Road.

Thu 8/21
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Mon 9/29

Calling all Craft Vendors - Santa Rosa

The Center For Spiritual Living is soliciting vendors for the Artisan Craft Faire & Holiday Festival to be held December 13th, 2014. This is for local handmade crafts, art & goods to support the Sonoma County community. Booth space runs from $35-$75 & they can apply in person at The Center or online: Click here for details
Center for Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa

Thu 8/21
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Tue 9/30

Adopt a Manatee

Your support can help build a safer world for these amazing marine mammals. A tax-deductible manatee adoption includes: an adoption certificate with full-color photo, biography of a real Florida manatee & more. Adopt an endangered manatee today!
1-800-432-JOIN
Click here for details.

Thu 8/21
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Thu 10/09

FREE Summer Concerts at the Village

Concerts Under the Stars: THURSDAYS from 5:30-8pm. Village Court, Montgomery Village
8/21 - Chicago Tribute Authority
9/4 - Superhuey
9/11 - Johnny Vegas
9/18 - Slim Man
9/25 - Caravanserai
10/9 - Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Thu 8/21
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Wed 10/15

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarships

The National AIDS Memorial & United Health care are offering college scholarships to students committed to pursuing careers, public service & leadership roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Applications for the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program are being accepted through October 15th. To learn more about how to apply or to make a donation in support of a young student who shares Pedro’s passionate commitment to end HIV/AIDS:
Click here for details.

Thu 8/21
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Thu 10/23

Who was “Jack’s Mate-Woman,” Charmian London?

Specialty Docent-Led Tour offered at
JACK LONDON STATE HISTORIC PARK

The Life & Times of Charmian Kittredge London
Tour last 3 hours & includes wine & food.

Visitors to Jack London State Historic Park can learn more about Jack’s wife, Charmian London & deepen their experience of the dramatic life she lived with Jack at their “Beauty Ranch,” through an in-depth specialty tour, “The Life & Times of Charmian London.” Great emphasis to historical detail & much preparation has been spent creating this tour, which lasts 3 hours & concludes with a picnic lunch & wine. Tour is limited to 6 adults & reservations are required a minimum of 3 days in advance.

Charmian played classical piano, sailed to the Solomon Islands in the South Seas, packed a pistol & knew how to use it; she boxed, rode horses astride, wrote books & lived life to the fullest–a 21st century woman born in the 19th century. Tour includes the House of Happy Walls museum, built by Charmian after Jack’s death, the London Cottage & the Stone Building Kitchen, Dining & Living Rooms, where Charmian lived with Jack until his death. This is your opportunity to get to know Jack’s “mate-woman” & how she complemented his life in ways that helped him become the literary phenomenon of his time.

Charmian Kittredge London tours are offered on select Thursdays in 2014 at 11am: August 21, Sept. 11 & 25, Oct. 9 & 23.

Admission: $50/Per Person, which includes wine, picnic & parking. Reservations are required & can be made online:
Click here for details.
(707) 938-5216

Thu 8/21
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Sun 10/26

Pizza in Paradise - Wed-Sun - Santa Rosa

The outdoor oven overlooks the beautiful Russian River Valley & will be on Wednesday - Sunday from 11am-3pm. Guests will enjoy a delightful wine & food experience inspired by bounty of local farmers & hand crafted food friendly wine.

A simple menu of Pizzas, Piadinis & Salads will be available. Wines will be offered by the glass or the bottle. For those looking for an exclusive wine country experience, the winery will be offering a one of a kind Pizza & Wine Pairing in addition to the menu.
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa

Thu 8/21
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Mon 10/27

City of Santa Rosa Seeks Nominations for 2014 Merit Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for Santa Rosa individuals, businesses & organizations that deserve recognition for their volunteerism in serving the community & improving quality of life in Santa Rosa.

The 2014 Merit Awards will be presented by the Mayor & City Council at City Hall on 10/27/14. Nominations can be made by anyone.
Nomination form is online:
Click here for details
To have a form mailed or more info: (707) 543-3279

Thu 8/21
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Thu 10/30

The Barlow Street Fair - Sebastopol

EVERY THURSDAY from 4-8pm. Featuring Sonoma County’s premier crafts people, service providers & food vendors. The Barlow will be filled with live music, art installations & family entertainment.
The Barlow
6770 McKinley St., Sebastopol
Click here for details

Thu 8/21
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Thu 10/30

The Abbey @ HopMonk Music Schedule - Sebastopol

For the full Music Calendar for August, September & October please visit:
HopMonk (The Abbey)
230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
(707) 829-7300
Click here for details

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Fri 10/31

Farmers Insurance Invites America to Make 2014 the Year to 'Thank A Million Teachers'

Farmers' The Thank A Million Teachers program provides an easy way to send a personal thanks to the educators who have made a difference in their lives & the lives of their children.

As part of this countrywide effort, Farmers has also committed up to $1,000,000 in funds to classrooms & education programs throughout the country. Jack Black inaugurated the program with the first "thank you" at:
Click here for details, sharing gratitude for his longtime teacher & mentor, Debbie Devine, who made a profound impact on Black's life & ultimately helped shape who he is today.
Click here for details
to thank your favorite teacher.

Thu 8/21
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Sun 11/16

Climb Aboard at Pacific Coast Air Museum - Santa Rosa

On the 3rd weekend of each month you can climb aboard a vintage aircraft & learn about the history of where and how it was used from the crew who has lovingly restored it. Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Pacific Coast Air Museum
2230 Becker Blvd., Santa Rosa
(707) 575-7900

Thu 8/21
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Thu 12/18

D'Argenzio Wine Down Thursday

This weekly event features artisan wines along with a band of the week, tasty food, roasting marshmallows on colder evenings, bocce ball on warmer evenings & a chance for time with friends. All of their artisan wines are available to purchase by the bottle. Every week features a different flight of 4 wines from the portfolio served by the glass. A dinner menu is available & picnics are welcome. Reservations recommended, not required. Event Hours: 5-9pm. Cost: $8/Per Glass ($6/per glass for Wine Club Members).
D'Argenzio Winery
1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa
(707) 546-2466
Click here for details

Thu 8/21
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Thu 12/18

SOFA Stroll - Santa Rosa

Third Thursday of each Month from 6-8pm. Free & open to the public. The SOFA, South A St Arts District, community is a coalition of artists, businesses & residents working together to increase the visibility, appreciation & practice of contemporary visual & performing arts in the vicinity of South A Street.

3rd THURSDAY of EACH MONTH (except November) enjoy a SOFA Art Stroll. Start at Atlas for a warm beverage, weave through the galleries & end up at Criminal Bakery for dessert & music!
South A St. & Sebastopol Ave (next to Juilliard Park), Santa Rosa
(707) 695-1011

Thu 8/21
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Fri 12/19

Local Homes Sought for SSU International Students

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) is looking for homestay families who would like to share their homes with international students who are studying English in the SSALI program. Families should live within biking, walking, or a bus route from SSU in Rohnert Park or Cotati.

At SSALI, 4 sessions are held throughout the year: 2 summer sessions of 5-weeks each & spring & fall semester (15 weeks each).
The remaining dates are: Fall 2014: 9/4 – 12/19
(707) 664-2742

Thu 8/21
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Sat 12/20

Adult Vaccination Can Prevent Illness or Death

Each year, tens of thousands of adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines, including influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), certain bacterial infections, hepatitis A & B, shingles & even some cancers including cervical cancer & liver cancer. And while many adults recognize that a flu vaccine is recommended every year, few adults are aware of the need for other vaccines to help protect their health.

Protection from some childhood immunizations wears off over time, leaving adults vulnerable to disease. For example, there has been a rise in cases of pertussis in the last few years with more than 48,000 cases reported in 2012. Protection provided by the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) vaccine given to children doesn't last into adulthood, so CDC recommends that all adults get one dose of Tdap vaccine if they didn't receive it at 11 or 12 years of age. Pregnant women should get some vaccines, like Tdap to protect against pertussis during pregnancy. Other vaccines, like the flu shot, can be given during flu season before, during & after pregnancy.

Adults also need other vaccines based on age, health condition, job, lifestyle, travel, or other factors. For example CDC recommends that adults get the shingles vaccine once they turn 60 years old, because as adults get older they are more likely to experience shingles & its severe complications. People with diabetes, heart disease, COPD, or asthma, even if well managed, are at increased risk of developing complications from certain vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccines are our best protection against a number of diseases. Many of these diseases are contagious & all could be serious for anyone – even healthy adults. So, staying up-to-date on recommended vaccines is an important part of protecting all of our health.
Click here for details

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Wed 12/31

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Volunteers Needed

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is looking for good volunteers. Their extensive volunteer program serves many different departments. Volunteers provide help to staff as well as comfort to patients & visitors every day in four-hour shifts. Training is provided. If you are a physically fit mature adult with some time to spare please call:
(707) 525-5300 x6027

Thu 8/21
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Sun 5/17

Family Fun Series - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Live entertainment for the whole family. For the entire season 2014/2015 schedule:
Click here for details
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 546-3600

Fri 8/22

Works of Nature - Santa Rosa

Drawing Closer by Danielle Joy Reynolds. On view through August 21.
Steele Lane Community Center
415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa
(707) 543-3282
Click here for details

Fri 8/22

Stompin' Comedy Company presents:

Crushers of Comedy - August 22nd @ - 8:30-10:30pm.
Cost: $20/Advance

A COMEDY COMPANY BASED IN THE VALLEY OF THE MOON . . . WHERE IT'S OKAY TO START DRINKING WINE AT 10am. LAUGH HARD BEFORE THE CRUSH. MACERATE IN COMEDY. Showtime Each year during the harvest, in a nice little Northern California town called Kenwood where the air is wine and people get arrested for DUI's on their tractors, a group of comics, AKA The Crushers of Comedy, huddle up in this magical Valley of the Moon... what do they do? They drink good wine, hike mountains, reach the top & dance around. Drink more good wine. Make people in the valley laugh (constantly). Volunteer in the community. Eat beets & put on 2 world-class comedy shows a week for 3 weeks. During each show they serve up 16 distinct craft beers on tap, pour a deep portfolio of choice local micro wines and serve up food that will make your eyes roll back in bliss. Crushers of Comedy will manifest your deepest laughter. Get your tickets today. Make history with us. Oh & we understand that our imaginations & laughter are our only unlimited resources. Buy tickets at:
Click here for details or at the restaurant:
Palooza Gastropub
8910 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood
(707) 433-8000

Fri 8/22

Friday Night Live - Cloverdale

Cloverdale's summer-long, free concert series features a different band EVERY Friday. Festivities: 5:30pm with the Farmers Market. Local restaurants are open for early bird & late night specials. Craft beer, local wines & non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music starts at 7pm.
Downtown Plaza, Cloverdale
(707) 894-4410
Click here for details

Eric Lindell - Blue-eyed Soul
Winery Sponsor – Milano

With his musical roots planted in Northern California where he has an almost maniacally-loyal following, Lindell’s music blossomed in New Orleans. He performs music that is as at home on your front porch on a summer evening as it is in a hot sweaty club on a Saturday night. It is southern soul music, infused with R&B & a touch of New Orleans funk. It is blues music, glazed with a taste of country. It's simple, heartfelt song writing; melodic guitar solos & an energized live performance.

Eric has been recording & performing his brand of Americana music for over 20 years. Currently his band’s rhythm section, comprised of Myles Weeks on upright bass & Will McMains on drums, have been with Eric for over 4 years, making their live performances incredibly tight & intuitive. Both players are young, but have a swing feel of much more seasoned musicians..... making for pure honest American roots music at its finest.

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Sat 8/23

Shakespeare in the Cannery - Santa Rosa

A New Shakespeare Festival in the heart of Downtown Santa Rosa's historic Cannery ruins in Railroad Square. Picnics, Blankets & Lawn Chairs welcomed. Seating is 1st come, 1st serve. Ground Open @ 6pm.
Tickets: $25/General, $20/Seniors 60+, $15/Students (14-25), $5/Children under 14.
Friday & Saturday - 8pm.
3 West Third Street, Santa Rosa
Click here for details
(707) 528-3009

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Thu 8/28

August Calendar - Sebastopol Senior Center

Sebastopol Senior Center
167 North High St., Sebastopol
(707) 829-2440

8/22, Depart Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 10:30am. Tour of Western Hills Gardens, in Occidental, Lunch at Cape Fear. Western Hills Gardens has recently been described by SF Chronicle as a “Landmark Garden.” Western Gardens is a rare plant nursery. You will have a docent tour of the gardens which was described by the NY Times as the Tiffany’s of plants. They have been designated a preservation assistance garden by the Garden Conservatory. There will be walking with plenty of places to sit & watch the hummingbirds & other wildlife such as ducks, turtles, fish & occasionally heron in the pond. The walking & premises are laid back with a little up & down. After the tour, we will take a beautiful coastal drive to Duncan’s Mill & have lunch on your own at Cape Fear, then a little shopping in Duncan’s Mill. Please sign up by August 15, 829-2440. Cost: $46/Per Person.
Every Wednesday, 2:30pm, in the Sebastopol Area Senior Garage. Bean Bag Baseball. More fun & more laughs than you can imagine. Our team took 2nd place in the Sonoma County Bean Bag Baseball tournament in Windsor. You will be competing, giggling & making new friends. Learn a new skill & get a little safe exercise while doing it. This game keeps everyone (any age) engaged. No sign up necessary, just drop by for fun or to be part of a team. You don’t have to attend every time, but you may want to.

8/28, 1:30pm - Speech Pathologist Doctor Deborah Ross-Swain, Ed.D., CCC-SLP. Talks on self improving your speech, word finding & problem solving. Dr Swain is the former CA Rep to the Legislature council for the American Speech Language Hearing Assoc. & Author of numerous books. Dr. Swain is currently the Clinical Director of Swain Center for Listening, Communicating & Learning.

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Fri 8/29

Funky Fridays - Sugarloaf, Kenwood

Funky Fridays is a summer concert series held each week at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. These fundraisers help Team Sugarloaf maintain and keep our beloved State Park open to the public. Bring your family & friends to enjoy listening (or dancing) to Sonoma County's favorite bands. Support the park thru live music!

Event Hours: 6:30-8:30pm EVERY Friday Evening beginning June 6 (Volker Strifler), ending
August 29 (A Case of the Willys!).
Cost: $10/Adults, FREE/Kids, 18 & under.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Amphitheater
2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood
Click here for details

Fri 8/22
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Fri 8/29

Friday Night Live at the Plaza - Cloverdale

Cloverdale's summer-long, free concert series will be featuring a different band every Friday. Festivities: 5:30pm with the Farmers Market. Local restaurants are open for early bird & late night specials. Craft beer, local wines & non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music starts at 7pm.
Downtown Plaza, Cloverdale
(707) 894-4410

Fri 8/22
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Fri 8/29

Sebastopol Police Department's Midnight Sports Program

Takes place at the Brookhaven School every Friday night through the summer from 7:30pm-midnight. All ages are welcome. Kids under 6 years old require adult supervision. Participants under 18 year old must have a signed wavier, which is available at the Sebastopol Police Department. Midnight Sports is an open gym program where participants get to play sports with a Sebastopol Police Officer & other community members. Transportation can be arranged if needed.
(707) 829-4400

Fri 8/22
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Sun 8/31

SR Area CHP Recruiting - Santa Rosa

The Santa Rosa Area CHP is actively recruiting 15-21 year old applicants for their area's Explorer Program. The CHP Explorer Program offers a unique & challenging opportunity to young men & women to become an integral part of the Department's operations & experience what a career in law enforcement would be like. Successful completion of the Explorer Program can open many doors & present many opportunities for the youth of tomorrow, especially for an Explorer who is planning to make the CHP a career.
Interested applicants can call the Santa Rosa CHP office: (707) 588-1400.
Click here for details

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Sun 8/31

Oliver - Spreckels Theatre

The timeless Dickens classic Oliver Twist & skillfully rendered it into a masterpiece of song & dance that has become equally as famous as the original story. You’ll hear some of the most beautiful & rousing melodies ever written for the stage, like “Where Is Love?”, “Who Will Buy?”, “Consider Yourself,” & the haunting “As Long As He Needs Me,” Treat the family to an exciting adventure as Oliver’s travels take him from an oppressive workhouse, through the back streets of London, a den of pick pockets, the clutches of a devious thief & finally into the loving arms of his devoted Grandfather.

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office:
(707) 588-3400
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Synder Lane, Rohnert Park
Click here for details

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Thu 9/11

Exhibit of Contemporary Art Quilts - Santa Rosa

Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group of the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild. Hours: M-F, 8am-6p, & Sat., 9-11am.
Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa

Fri 8/22
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Fri 9/26

Friday Night Cruise-In - Larkfield Shopping Center

Event is FREE & Open to the Public. The businesses that surround the area are open late. For those who have old cars, worked on them & want to show them off - now have a continued venue. Winners are chosen from the previous weeks winner. The winner receives an engraved trophy there are many runner-up prizes given in a raffle just before the champion of the finest classic care is announced. Event Hours: 4-7pm.
Larkfield Shopping Center
406 Larkfield Center, Santa Rosa
707) 546-6835

Fri 8/22
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Sun 10/05

Sonoma Raceway Schedule of Events

Sonoma Raceway 2014 Major Events
GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
Aug. 22-24

FIA World Touring Car Championship
Sept. 13-14

Classic Sports Racing Group
Charity Challenge
Oct. 4-5

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Fri 10/10

Summer Music Series at Sebastiani - Sonoma

Music from 6-9pm. Food & Wine will be available for purchase. And the LAST FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH - Food Truck Friday event, with 6 of the Bay Area's Best Food Trucks in their parking lot serving great gourmet food!
Sebastiani Winery
389 4th St E, Sonoma
(707) 933-3230
Click here for details

Concert Schedule (subject to change)
8/1 - Hell Hounds - Blues,
8/8 - Magic - Hits from Motown,
8/15 - The Cork Pullers - Classic Rock, Country,
8/22 - Rhett Hammer - Classic Rock w/ Soulful R&B,
8/29 - Sue Albano - Electric Mix of Cover Tunes, (Food Truck),
9/5 - The Carrtunes -
9/12 - Laguna Moon - 50's & 60's,
9/19 - BackTrax - Cover's from 60's-90's,
9/26 - Five A.M., (Food Truck),
10/3 - Ten Foot Tone,
10/10 - Rolling Blackouts - Classic R&B (Last Food Truck).

Fri 8/22
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Fri 10/24

Movies at Howart Park

Every Friday starting with this one, Howarth Park is pulling out the big screen & showing free movies on their huge park lawn. Those with blankets will get to sit up front & those with chairs will be seated in the back or on the sides. The Lego Movie will begin at dusk (7:30pm). Come early...enjoy a craft activity for kids, live performances, and grab snacks for the movie.
Howarth Park
630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa
Click here for details

Fri 8/22
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Sat 10/25

HEALDSBURG WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON

RACE HELD ON: Saturday, Oct., 25th **NEW Race to finish at **Trentadue Winery, Geyserville.**

The 13.1-mile race takes runners on a serpentine course lined with autumn-colored vineyards in the Alexander & Dry Creek Valleys. The course will start just off Canyon Road in Geyserville & finish at Trentadue Winery. The post-race Wine & Music Festival at Trentadue runs from 9:30am-12/Noon & features wine tasting from local vintners, a beer garden, food booths, exhibitors, band, awards & the colorful costume contest. A 5K race is also in the plans for this year’s event.

Each finisher receives a performance running shirt, unique finisher’s medal & Riedel wine glass & entry to the wine festival. Runners are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest as prizes are awarded in the team & individual categories. Cash prizes & large format wines go to the top three overall male & female finishers. The top 3 finishers in each age group will receive a bottle of wine & the top 2 teams of 6 or more wine a case of wine & winery tour. Also featured is the Winery Challenge, with the winning winery team to receive a customized, engraved shoe wine decanter made exclusively for Destination Races by Riedel.

The Race Expo will be held at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10am-6pm. Features packet pickup, product sampling & demonstrations, info seminars, food & wine tasting. Beneficiaries of the race include Girls of the Run of Sonoma County, One Team One Fight, Natives Sons of the Golden West & local high school cross country & track programs. Teams of 6 or more receive a $10 discount off registration & the race is expected to sell out well in advance of race day. Click here for details

Fri 8/22
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Sun 10/26

Realism, Really? Exhibition - Sonoma

What is a "realistic" picture? When does a painting seem deeply resonant of the real world, one that taps into our sense of lived reality? Realism, really? presents a selection of California Artists who focus on diverse aspects of realism in their work.

The exhibition explores the expansive boundaries of realism today, through this collection of powerful contemporary painters.
Cost: $5/General, $8/Families, always free on Wednesdays, to Museum members & to students.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
551 Broadway, Sonoma
(707) 939-7862

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Fri 11/21

Sonoma Film Institute Announces Fall Schedule of Screenings

All screenings are in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall on the Sonoma State University Campus in Rohnert Park. Admission: $7/General, $6/Non-SSU Students & Seniors, $5/SFI Members & Children under 12, FREE/SSU Students.
Parking: $5/All SSU lots
For the complete Schedule:
Click here for details
(707) 664-2606

Sat 8/23

Horseshoe Pitching Tournament - Forestville

Benefit for H.A.V.E. Helping American Veterans Endure. 3 Pits, 32 Players, Starts at 12/Noon (sign up 11am). BBQ Wild Salmon, Oysters, Beer & Soft Drinks, Dancing, Volleyball, Swimming, Silent Auction, Live Music & lots of family fun! Please bring a pot luck dish to share. Donation: $0/Play, $30/Watch. No dogs please. Held at the home of:
Lee & Carolyn Gooding
6101 Van Kepopel Rd., Forestville
(707) 887-9439

Sat 8/23

Canine Companions Dogfest Walk n' Roll - Santa Rosa

Event Hours: 9am-12/Noon. Grab a leash & be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of friends, family members & coworkers. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you’ll get a DogFest bandana to sport at DogFest. Then come to DogFest for a tail-waggin’ good time!
Santa Rosa High School

Sat 8/23

9th Annual Taste of Petaluma

Tickets: $40/Per Person. Embark on a culinary walking journey of our finest restaurants, galleries, shops, wineries, breweries & food purveyors in historic downtown. Buy tickets & receive your map & menu showing 60 different participants to choose from, ready to tempt you with great food & wine. Plan your culinary journey & how to spend your 10 tasting tickets. This event benefits Cinnabar Theater, now in its 42nd year!
Click here for details
(707) 763-8920

Sat 8/23

Fish Fry - Sebastopol

Event: 6:30pm. All-You-Can-Eat! Deep Fried Fish with Cole Slaw & French Fries for $15/Per Person, $7.50/Kids 12 & under, Free/Kids 5 & under.
Mason Center
373 North Main Street, Sebastopol
(707) 823-6981

Sat 8/23

DIY Outdoor Drought Solutions - Coddingtown

Interested in affordable, DIY solutions to help your garden THRIVE & not just survive during the drought? Come learn drought-busting tips & tricks from the experts! There will be a free kid’s area, tons of giveaways & hands-on activities including how to install drip irrigation, program a smart controller, plant a water-wise garden, harvest the rain & reuse your laundry water to irrigate your garden. City of Santa Rosa & Sonoma County Water Agency staff will be available to share information on water rebates & incentive programs. Exhibitors include: Wyatt Irrigation, Harmony Farm Supply, Emerisa Gardens, California Flora Nursery, BlueBarrel Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Sonoma Compost, Sonoma County Master Gardeners & Daily Acts. Event Hours: 10am-4pm.
Coddingtown Mall (north parking lot)
Click here for details

Sat 8/23

Santa Rosa Children's Chorus Auditions - Santa Rosa

No experience is necessary to join the entry level chorus. After auditions, the children are divided into beginning through advanced level groups: Training, Intermediate & Concert.
(707) 527-8813

Sat 8/23

BLT & Garden Party - Santa Rosa

Event Hours: 12/Noon-4pm, Live Music by: Bootlet Honeys. Featuring World's Greatest BLT by ZAZU.
Wine Club Members: Complimentary plus 2 guests
General Public: $30/Per Person - ticket redeemable toward 1 case minimum purchase. Ticket includes lunch & 1 glass of wine.
Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
2191 Laguna Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 829-6156
Click here for details

Sat 8/23
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Sun 8/24

Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival

Adults $12 advance/$15 gate; Seniors 60+ $10 advance/$13 gate; Teens 12-18 $8 advance/$10 gate; Under 12 FREE.
Watts Ranch
16855 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
(707) 792-0288
Click here for details

Sat 8/23
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Sat 8/30

Jazz in Healdsburg

Every Saturday from 6:30–9:30pm in the Hotel Healdsburg Lobby. No cover charge. Drinks & small plates are available for purchase, to accompany some of the best small-group jazz on stage in Sonoma County.
Schedule:
Saturday, August 9
Susan Sutton Trio w/ Piro Patton & Tom Hassett
Piano, Acoustic Bass & Drums

Saturday, August 16
Mark Levine Trio w/ Noah Schenker & Peppe Merolla
Piano, Acoustic Bass and Drums

Saturday, August 23
Kevin Fitzsimmons Trio w/ Aaron Garner & Chris Amberger plus guest Francis Vanek
Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums & Saxophone

Saturday, August 30
Stephanie Ozer Trio w/ Andrew Emer & Kendrick Freeman
Piano, Acoustic Bass & Drums.

Sat 8/23
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Sun 8/31

FREE Summer Concerts in the Village

Saturdays from 12/Noon-3pm located in the Village Court, Montgomery Village.
8/23 - A Special Double Bill of Groovy Pop 'n Rock
8/30 - Paperback Writer
8/31 - A Double Bill of Pop 'n Surf

Sat 8/23
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Fri 10/31

Healdsburg Farmers Market

Open EVERY Saturday from 9am-12/Noon through November. A second market, held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-6pm, begins June 4th & continues through October.

Sun 8/24

Santa Rosa Full & Half Marathon

Event Hours: 6am-2pm. Open to both runners & walkers, the race route features sights notable for the area from the trestle bridges that cross the creek to the glorious farmlands & wine vineyards that dot the landscape, all of which make for a memorable run on a mostly flat, fast course. All runners receive a custom bottle of De Loach wine, high quality tech jacket & a one of a kind double spinner medal.
Juilliard Park
227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
(707) 542-4500

Sun 8/24

World Lion Day - Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo will honor lions in Africa & locally in the Bay Area by having a “Lion Appreciation Day” from 10am-3pm. Zoo guests will learn more about lions & have fun participating in a variety of activities (lion treats - enrichment 10am, a zookeeper talk 1:15pm, face painting, a lion education station, an “I love lions!” “selfie” station. Guests may also purchase crafts made by communities in Uganda living near lions.

Lions are one of the most popular & iconic animals in the world; however, lions are in trouble. It's estimated there are just over 30,000 lions left in all of Africa. Habitat loss due to human settlement & agriculture development, loss of natural prey population & retaliatory killing by humans after lion attacks on livestock are the main reasons many believe lions are in trouble.
Click here for details

Sun 8/24

Antiques, Arts & Collectibles Fair - Healdsburg

The Healdsburg Plaza will be transformed into an exciting outdoor marketplace as the Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society sponsors the Antiques, Arts & Collectibles Fair from 9am to 4pm. Visitors will find an eclectic array of treasures from more than 90 participating vendors. The event promises to be an antique & collectible lovers dream come true. Look for special Healdsburg Hospitality offers at the Museum booth. Admission is free! Click here for details
(707) 431-3325

Sun 8/24
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Sun 9/14

Kenwood Farmers Market - every Sunday

Featuring fresh produce from the Valley of the Moon & beyond. Event Hours: 12/Noon-4pm. Every Sunday through Sept. 14th.
Park Plaza on Warm Springs Road @ Channing Row off Hwy 12.

Mon 8/25
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Tue 12/30

The Great Home Giveaway - Sonoma County

Sonja Butler & John Berto, of Bertolone Realty are two of hundreds of real estate agents across the country who have invested in “The Great Home Giveaway” sweepstakes that will allow Sonoma County citizens to enter for a chance to win 1 of 16 $10,000 down payments & one $100,000 grand prize to be used towards the purchase of their new home. All current home seekers can register to win by entering their information on Sonja & John’s website:
Click here for details

The contest officially kicked off June 11th, 2014 & home seekers can enter now through January
31st, 2015. The 1st $10,000 down payment will be awarded in early July. The $10,000 down
payments will continue to be given away every 2 weeks, until the end of December. The Grand
Prize winner will be announced in early February 2015.

Anyone who enters the contest will be eligible to win one of the 17 total prizes available throughout the year. The earlier you enter, the more opportunities you have to win.
This is the 1st time local realtors from across the country have joined forces in order to give away such a substantial amount.

Sonja Butler & John Berto have been realtors in Santa Rosa for 15 years & has helped hundreds
of people find their dream home. Sonja & John wanted to participate in the home giveaway
contest because, “of their strong belief in giving back to the community.”
The contest is being sponsored by Sonja Butler & John Berto, Bay Equity Home Loans, Commissions Inc, & First Option Mortgage.
Sonja: (707) 953-6752, John: (707) 548-1353.

Tue 8/26
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Tue 8/26

Tuesday Evening Summer Market - Santa Rosa

The Tuesday Evening Summer Market Experience is a place where people come to have dinner & enjoy outdoor dining & dancing. Proceeds from the market will be donated to Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, A 501(C3) program dedicated to provide scholarships & mentoring for deserving high school & college student, to help further their education.

Event Hours: 5-8:30pm. Cost: Free & we will have special raffle items. A casual place where people can mingle, listen to live music & eat lots of amazing food. Jumpy-Jump provides bouncy & balloon animals for the children.
Veterans Memorial
1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa
(707) 623-2701

Tue 8/26
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Tue 8/26

Tuesdays in the Park - Healdsburg

Every Tuesday from 6-8pm - Downtown Healdsburg on the Plaza. Concert Schedule:
8/19 - McKenna Faith - Country
8/26 - Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boyes - Rockabilly

Tue 8/26
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Tue 9/30

Forestville Farmers Market

Held EVERY Tuesday. Fun for the whole family! Market offers: fresh produce, specialty foods, handcrafted gifts, live music... amidst glorious sunset views. Enjoy wine tasting & dining at the restaurant after the market. Market Hours: 4-7pm.
Cork's Restaurant
Russian River Vineyards
5700 Hwy 116, Forestville

Wed 8/27
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Wed 8/27

Peacetown - Summer Concert Series - Sebastopol

FREE - Wednesday Evenings from 5-8pm in Ives Park, Sebastopol.
8/27 - Mr. Music & Friends
Opening: The Love Choir

Wed 8/27
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Wed 9/24

Sonoma County Blues Society - Rohnert Park

Wednesday Evenings from 7;30-10:30pm. Sign ups 7pm. Drink Specials, Great Food. Featured Bands 7:30-8:30, Blue Jams, 8:30-10:30pm.
Sally Tomatoes
1100 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
Click here for details

Wed 8/27
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Tue 9/30

Healdsburg - Farmers Market

Event Hours: 3:30-6pm. Every Wednesday Evening
Come enjoy Fruit, Vegetables, Autumns Gardens, Flowers, Food, Unique items & much more!
Held next to The Shed,
Purity Parking Lot, Healdsburg

Wed 8/27
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Wed 10/22

Wines & Sunsets - Paradise Ridge Winery

Wednesday Evenings 5:30pm until Sunset through Oct. 22nd. Entertainment & Cuisine. We invite you to enjoy award winning wines, spectacular sunsets, festive music & gourmet food trucks. Bring a picnic or purchase gourmet casual cuisine from local food purveyors. Advance Tickets: $8/Per Person or $10/At the Door - if available.
Portion of wines sales support The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
(707) 528-9463
Click here for details

Wed 8/27
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Wed 10/29

Healdsburg Wednesday Night Market

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT in HEALDSBURG from 3-6pm.
Purity/Cerri Building Parking Lot. North & Grove Street, next to SHED.
Market runs through October 29th.

Thu 8/28

EAT for ART - Santa Rosa

Enjoy a Pop-Up Art Show of fabulous Becoming Independent Art, meet some new & emerging BI artists, play ping-pong & dine & donate to benefit BI's Art Program! Event Hours: 5:30-8pm.

Rosso Rosticerria + Eventi
1229 N. Dutton in Santa Rosa
(707) 524-6600
Click here for details

Thu 8/28

Rockin' the River - Guerneville

The Russian River Rotary Foundation presents
Rockin' the River: Community Concerts at the Guerneville Plaza. Every other Thursday from 6-7:30pm.

The Volker Strifler Band
Stunningly Innovative Blues/Roots Guitarist
Click here for details

Rockin' the River Community Concerts at the Guerneville Plaza is a high octane concert series at the historic Guerneville Plaza in the heart of the Russian River Resort area. A family-friendly, dancin'-in-the-street party, Rockin' the River. Admission: FREE.

The wonderful Russian River Farmers' Market shares the plaza on concert days & runs every Thursday, May through September from 3-7pm. New this year is an expanded art fair & concert night specials at many area restaurants. The Rockin' the River Series delights locals & visitors alike as concert goers celebrate great music, a beautiful corner of the world & each other.
The Guerneville Plaza
River Road & Armstrong Woods Road
(707) 869-9403
Click here for details

Thu 8/28
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Thu 11/13

City of Santa Rosa is seeking Applicants

...for the Mayor's Open Government Task Force

Purpose: Seeking applicants representing residents from all regions of the City, neighborhood associations, faith-based communities, schools, community-based organizations & the business community to serve on the Mayor's Open Government Task Force to study important public policy matters.

The Task Force will review applicable law, City policy & practice & related information in order to develop a report that will inform the community about the current status of open & transparent government practices in the City of Santa Rosa and to present options for additional best practices that the City Council may wish to consider.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Thursdays - through November 13, 2014. Time: 10am-12/Noon
Location: To be determined - all meetings will be held in Santa Rosa.
(707) 543-3016
Click here for details

Fri 8/29

1st Annual Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament - Petaluma

Start time: 8am. 18 Holes. $150/Per Player.
All proceeds to benefit the Polly Klaas Foundation.
Rooster Run Golf Course
2301 E. Washington St., Petaluma
Click here for details

Fri 8/29

Friday Night Live - Cloverdale

Cloverdale's summer-long, free concert series features a different band EVERY Friday. Festivities: 5:30pm with the Farmers Market. Local restaurants are open for early bird & late night specials. Craft beer, local wines & non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music starts at 7pm.
Downtown Plaza, Cloverdale
(707) 894-4410
Click here for details

Very Special Finale Headliner Performance TBA (Grammy Winner!) - Blues
Winery Sponsors – Icaria, Miro, Quaking Hills

Closing out the 2014 season will be a huge show with a Blues Hall of Fame Member & Grammy award winning performer that will be announced at a later date. This will be the “don’t miss” concert of the summer!

Fri 8/29
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Sun 8/31

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend -

http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com

8/29 - Sonoma Starlight at
Francis Ford Coppola Winerry
Wine, Dinner & Music under the Stars.

8/30 - Taste of Sonoma at
MacMurray Estate Vineyards
Enjoy Sonoma's Finest Wines & Cuisine int he heart of the Russian River Valley.

8/31 - Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction at
chateau Saint Jean
Vintners, Growers & Guests join together to help build a stronger community.

Sat 8/30

15th Annual St. John's Methodist Church Car Show

Come & enjoy the cars, the music & the food from 10am-3pm. We will have trophies & raffles too! Lunch will be available: Tri-Tip sandwiches & Hot dogs & the Ladies of St. John's Bake Sale!
Register your car for competition: $25 pre-registration, $30 day of the event, Move in--7-10am.
St. John's United Methodist Church
5150 Snyder Ln., Rohnert Park
(707) 795-9470

Sat 8/30
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Sun 8/31

4th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH SOME MARDI GRAS STYLE FUN IN THE SUN AT THE 44TH ANNUAL MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH & 31ST. ENJOY 2 GREAT DAYS WITH LIVE MUSIC, GORGEOUS ARTS & CRAFTS, THE “CLASSICALLY COOL CAR SHOW”, AND FESTIVE FOOD & DRINK GALORE. FOR KIDS, THERE’S THE “STREETS FILLED WITH TALENT SHOWCASE” & EXCITING AMUSEMENTS IN ACTION-PACKED “PLAYLAND." Located ON BROADWAY, 1 BLOCK WEST OF EL CAMINO REAL. ADMISSION IS FREE. A BENEFIT FOR THE MILLBRAE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & LOCAL NON-PROFITS.
650-697-7324
Click here for details

Sat 8/30
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Sat 11/15

Guided Waking Tours

Your family & friends are invited to join the Ranger on a guided tour of the wilderness areas of Camp Liahona Redwoods, (Gualala). Enjoy a Redwood grove & hike trails that take you through Madrone & pine forests. To avoid trespassing or interfering with other camp activities & as a courtesy to volunteer tour guides, reservations must be made by 5pm on the Thursday before the scheduled tour.

All tours start: 10am on the following Saturdays: Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 20, Oct 11, 25, Nov 15. Camp location: 27010 Skaggs Springs Road, 38 miles west from the Dry Creek exit of Hwy 101 near Healdsburg.
Hike distance: Approximately 2 miles Hike difficulty: Moderate
Hike duration: 2-3 hours, depending on discussion & fitness of guests. No pets please.
Reservation scheduler: (707) 886-1822
Click here for details

Sun 8/31

Fish Stock III - Jenner

Salmon BBQ Plate, Oysters, Chowder, Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Ice Cream Parlor, Live Music & lots of Raffle Prizes & Silent Auction items.
Jenner Community Center & Fire Station Behind
the Sea Store & Gas Station on Hwy 1
in the center of town.
(707) 865-2822
Click here for details

Sun 8/31

24th Annual Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series

Tower of Power - Horn-based R&B Band originating from Oakland, CA best known for their funky soul sound & energetic songs. Opener: Jonathan Butler - South African born guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler has earned praise in the R&B, Contempoary Jazz & Gospel genres.
4pm - Doors Open,
5pm - Show
Rodney Strong Vineyards
11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg
(707) 869-1595

September

Mon 9/01

7th Annual Bob Consani Labor Day Classic Car & Big Truck Show

Charity Event for Sutter Hospice Care-at-Home. Hot Coffe & warm Breakfast items early, Great Food all day, a bigger & better Raffle, Live Music by: The Hot Rods from 10am-2pm & BBQ Picnic.
All Customs & Classics Welcome! Drive in's welcome - pay at the gate Trophies & Prizes.
Motorcyles welcome - juding in their own class.
Food Drive - please bring a few cans.
Lake Sonoma, Warm Springs Recreation Area
3333 Skaggs Springs Rd., Geyserville
(707) 484-4491
Click here for details

Wed 9/03
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Wed 9/24

Community Events - Sebastopol

Sebastopol Area Senior Center
167 North High St., Sebastopol
(707) 829-2440

9/3, 10, 17, 24 - 3pm, Improving Your Balance (4 Wednesdays). If you have taken a fall, stumble a little, or lose your balance but don’t understand how, this class is for you. Teaches you to have more control of your balance. The 4-week course is taught by Sonoma County Physical Therapist, Julie Smith. $32/Per Person. It is highly recommended to stick with the entire course; you will be pleased with your results if you do. By learning to control your balance, you won’t have to be afraid of moving & limiting your daily activities. Please register...

Thursdays 9:45–10:45am, Feldenkrais Matt Class. Floor exercises that can minimize the process of height loss & help you stay strong & tall while sitting & standing! Students must be able to get up & down from the floor with little or no assistance. The instructor is Julie C. Smith, P.T. & Feldenkrais Practitioner. Walk-ins are welcome. $8/Per Class.

9/11, 1:30-3pm, Open Mic. Please join us for this action packed, fun filled afternoon of musicians, singers, comedians & poets. Hosted by singer/songwriter, Alice Bradshaw, a funny & folksy entertainer. If you fancy performing, please sign up. You don’t have to perform, just drop by & enjoy a fun variety of performances FREE, refreshments will be served. This is to promote diverse, local talent within our community.

9/5, 2;30pm, Beginning Line Dancing Every Friday. Cost: $8/Per Class. Joy Anagnostis is an excellent teacher for all levels. She takes the time to teach each step. You will learn great moves, feel good about yourself & enjoy the music, exercise & the fact you can dance with grace.

9/29, 1pm, Cognitive Nutrition; Talk on the latest clinical data from the world’s leading cognitive nutrition researchers & scientists, Researcher & founder of Cognitive Nutrition, Allan Lees presents an easy-to-understand guide to the kinds of foods we should be eating in order to maximize our brain function & how certain foods affect our brains. Feel free to ask questions. This is a 45 minute talk with questions answered after.

9/24, Tour of S.F.’s City Hall with Ellen Schumer, the Building Historian. Depart Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 9:30am. Ellen is enthusiastic about this historical building & claims that the tour is like visiting a palace. This magnificent building has 100 years of history & Ellen will be sharing this with you as you view the various rooms including: Mayors reception room, international conference room, a small museum off the rotunda & many other grand parts of this historical place. $40/ with lunch on your own. Please sign up by Sept. 10th.

Thu 9/04
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Thu 9/25

Oils for Wellness - Sebastopol

Learn how essential oils can speed & enrich your journey to total wellness. Go home with your own custom blend. Use it for: mood enhancement, appetite suppressant/stimulant, aphrodisiacs, clarify thinking, personal hygiene, household cleaning, wound healing, tummy taming, etc...
Pre-registration required. Cost: $30 for each workshop. Buy 3 workshops, get one free. ($90. Reg. $120). Event Hours: 5-7p - Thursdays through the month of September.
Sue Hirsch, Certified Wellness Coach
3500 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
www.reapyourdream.com
707-762-3578

Fri 9/05

MELVIN SEALS & JGB" AND "COYOTE CLUB" TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT

Get your dancing shoes on! Emerging music label, NEW VINTAGE ARTISTS is hosting MELVIN SEALS & JGB for a charity dinner & dance concert benefiting STRAIGHT TALK ADVICE.ORG, a local nonprofit known for its rock-solid "free advice for teens & twenties by teens & twenties.

COME LISTEN & DANCE TO MELVIN SEALS & JGB, COYOTE CLUB, HOYTUS WITH CUP OF SUNSHINE & other extremely-talented local musicians while helping STRAIGHT TALK ADVICE.ORG help even more young people & families! Event Hours: 6:30pm-Midnight
COST: $25/Advance, $30/At the Door. Must be 21+
DINNER: 6:30-8:30pm, Smokehouse BBQ of Sebastopol
Sebastopol Community Center
390 Morris Street, Sebastopol
Click here for details

Sat 9/06

5th Annual Luau Fundraiser - Cotati

Enjoy Kalua Pig, Rice, Asian Salad, Hawaiian Chicken. Dinner Tickets: $25/Each, $10/Kids 6-12, Free/Kids 5 & under. Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm. Hawaiian Dinner Music, Hawaiian Dancers.

If you are unable to attend, please help by purchasing a raffle ticket for a great trip to Maui, 6 days, 5 nights for 2 in a condo, including airfare & rental car! What a bargain. $10/Per Ticket or $50/for 6. f you can't make it down to JavAmore for your meal tickets, just call & charge it, and your ticket will be waiting at "will call". Tickets Available at
JavAmore’ Café, Penngrove
Click here for details
794-1516

Sat 9/06

Fundraiser for Orion Strong - Graton

14 year Orion has a rare & aggressive form of Leukemia & his family is holding a Fundraiser to help with the Medical Expenses. Event: 5pm.
Graton Community Club, Graton
(707) 483-5699

Sat 9/06

5th Annual Luau Fundraiser - Cotati

Come join us for the Penngrove Social Firemen's last event of the year, our 5th Annual Luau in Penngrove Park. Enjoy Kalua Pig, Rice, Asian Salad, Hawaiian Chicken. Dinner Tickets: $25/Each, $10/Ages 6-12, Free/Ages 5 & under. Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm. Hawaiian Dinner Music, Hawaiian Dancers.

If you are unable to attend, please help by purchasing a raffle ticket for a great trip to Maui, 6 days, 5 nights for 2 in a condo, including airfare & rental car! What a bargain. $10/Per Ticket or $50/for 6. f you can't make it down to JavAmore for your meal tickets, just call & charge it, and your ticket will be waiting at "will call". Tickets Available at
JavAmore’ Café, Penngrove
Click here for details
794-1516

Sat 9/06

Harvest Moon Celebration & Open House -

A celebration of the earth's beauty & its bounty. Enjoy fresh food from the intern's garden & other food vendors, wine, live music by Alex de Grassi & other local acts, workshops, kids activities & inspirational talks.
The Solar Living Center
13771 S Hwy 101, Hopland

Sat 9/06

ZEN Among the Redwoods

Come experience the spirit of Zen among the redwoods overlooking the valley of the moon in Santa Rosa from 11am-4pm. Admission & Parking are free.

Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes, and a very special bonus drawing. A selection of painting, sculptures, fiber & bamboo art, photography, ceramics & handmade jewelry, live performances, drumming, demonstrations of Aikido, Zen Archery, Flute & Koto music. Enjoy Bento Box Lunch & baked goods & catch the spirit & vitality of zen.
For map:
Click here for details
(707) 538-4568

Sat 9/06

Women in Jazz: An Evening with Destiny Muhammad

Show: 8pm. Tickets: $10/Per Per at the Door or advanced at Last Record Store.
Destiny Muhammad: "An Evening With Destiny Muhammad" Jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad, cool & Eclectic. Bringing the elements of jazz in a retro hip,cool way.
Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
(510) 395-0987

Sat 9/06
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Sun 10/12

Sturegeon's Mill Open Dates - Sebastopol

Live Demonstrations Open to the Public!

We hope you come visit one of our demonstrations. It is a great way to spend the day. Our docents are friendly & enjoy sharing their knowledge of the history of the mill & the surrounding area. There is no cost to you but donations are gratefully accepted. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience the mill as it was in it's hey-day. The demonstration dates & times for 2014 are 10am-3pm.
September 6 - 7
October 11 - 12
Jack Balesteri will be serving-up the lunch menu for us again this year!
Sturgeon Mill
2150 Green Hill Rd., Sebastopol
Click here for details

Sun 9/07

Gary Johnson Jazz Quartet - Cloverdale

Gary & his quartet perform straight ahead jazz & adhere closely to the historical traditions of jazz with emphasis on swing rhythm. Thrown into the mix are original tunes by Gary & Greg Hester. These very talented musicians from Sonoma County show off their jazz talents from 6-8pm. Jazz night is open to jazz fans of all ages & there is no cover charge.
Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub
131 E. First Street, Cloverdale
(707)894-9610
Click here for details

Sun 9/07

Art & Wine Opening - Healdsbrug

Join us as local artists display their art in the beautiful estate house at Christopher Creek Winery. All art will be available for purchase & there will be light appetizers as well as Christopher Creek wine available for tasting & purchasing. Event Hours: 3-6pm
Christopher Creek Winery
641 Limerick Ln Healdsburg
(707) 488-2001

Sun 9/07
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Sun 9/28

Our Summer's End BBQ - Healdsburg

Every Sunday in September from 12/Noon-4pm.
Join Hart's Desire Wines, J. Keverson Winery, Pezzi King Vineyeards & Sapphire Hill Winery invite you to their Summer's End BBQ.

Tri-Tip Sliders, Delicious Summer Sides & of course amazing wines! $5/Per Plate or buy a bottle & get a complimentary slider.
53 & 55 Front St. & 412 Hudson St., Healdsburg
(707) 433-3097

Sun 9/07
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Sat 12/06

ASTRONAUT LULLABIES at the SRJC Planetarium

An immersive live concert planetarium experience ASTRONAUT LULLABIES is an exploration of inner & outer space, featuring the Oceans’ collection of "space rock".

Expect a mesmerizing multi-sensory journey - a poetry of heart, mind, sight & sound--as a live planetarium show is choreographed to original live music. From “Sugar in Space” to “Coming of Age in the Milky Way”, from reggae to ragas, you are invited to contemplate our place in space on our "pale blue dot" home world.

Thought-rockers, Jim & Kathy Ocean use their lyric-driven original songs as a way to explore the world, ask questions & start conversations. They specialize in taking their audiences on fun, engaging folk-rocking romps through the riches & shadows of the human experience.

Sunday, September 7, 2014 @ 3pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 3pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 7:30pm

SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall
1501 Mendocino Ave; Santa Rosa


Admission: Advanced Purchase: $15/General Admission: $10/Children 13 & younger, Students with ID & Seniors 60+. $20-$10/At-the-door price: $20, $15 (Limited seating, advanced purchase encouraged).

Tickets: Click here for details
Parking: Free with paid admission. Arrive early enough to pick up your parking permit at the Planetarium, return to your vehicle for placement & return before the show starts.

Tue 9/09

9th Annual Sonoma County College & Career Fair

Event Hours: 6-8pm. Admission & Parking are free. Over 60 educational institutions from all over the U.S. have reserved spaces. There will be many vocational opportunities represented as well. Great opportunity to speak directly with college reps about program offerings, admission requirements & financial aid.
Windsor High School, (in the Gym)
8695 Windsor Rd, Windsor
(707) 837-7767 x2101

Tue 9/09

Harvest Fest Fundraiser - Petaluma

The School Garden Network of Sonoma County presents The Harvest Fest fundraiser featuring Poor Man's Whiskey. Event Hours: 5:30-8:30pm.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
(707) 536-3461

Wed 9/10

Fall Book Sale - Santa Rosa

Sale of Used Books, DVD's, CD's, Records, Videos, Cassette's, Antique Books, Sheet Music, etc...
9/10 - 5-8pm,
9/11 - 10am-6pm,
9/12 - 10am-6pm, Half Price Day,
9/13 - 10am-2pm.
Lobby & Forum Room of the Sebastopol Library
7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
(707) 823-7691

Thu 9/11

Rockin' the River - Gueneville

The Russian River Rotary Foundation presents
Rockin' the River: Community Concerts at the Guerneville Plaza. Every other Thursday from 6-7:30pm.

Petty Theft
SF Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Click here for details

Rockin' the River Community Concerts at the Guerneville Plaza is a high octane concert series at the historic Guerneville Plaza in the heart of the Russian River Resort area. A family-friendly, dancin'-in-the-street party, Rockin' the River. Admission: FREE.

The wonderful Russian River Farmers' Market shares the plaza on concert days & runs every Thursday, May through September from 3-7pm. New this year is an expanded art fair & concert night specials at many area restaurants. The Rockin' the River Series delights locals & visitors alike as concert goers celebrate great music, a beautiful corner of the world & each other.
The Guerneville Plaza
River Road & Armstrong Woods Road
(707) 869-9403
Click here for details

Fri 9/12
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Sun 9/14

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show

Rodeo, Classic Car Show, Sheep Dog Trials, Entertainment, Carnival & Apple Tasting. RV Parking & Camping. Fun for the whole family!
Runs 9/12-9/14.
Mendocino Fairgrounds
14400 Hwy 128, Boonville
Click here for details
(706) 861-4046

Fri 9/12
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Sun 9/21

Watercolor Exhibition - Coddingtown Mall

Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County & Coddingtown mall present their 20th Annual "Aqua Areas" art show for 10 days (9/12/-9/21). Free & open to the public from 10am-8pm Monday through Saturday & 11am-6pm on Sundays. Watercolor Demonstrations will take place Saturday & Sundry from 1-4pm.
Coddingtown Mall
733 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa
(707) 527-5378
Click here for details

Sat 9/13

10th Annual 4-H Foundation BBQ & Fun-draiser

Silent Auction, BBQ Dinner, Live Auction, Celebrity Grape Stomp. Event Hours: 3-8pm. Tickets: $45/General, $500/Reserved Table for 8, $800/Reserved Table for 10 - fully served, includes 2 bottles of wine.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates & Gardens
5007 Fulton Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 584-9284
Click here for details

Sat 9/13

The Annual Old Grove Festival in the Historic Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods

Gates open at 4:30pm. Join us for a wonderful evening of dancing, singing, music, food, drinks & fun times! Our annual Old Grove Festival in the beautiful Redwood Forest Theater located inside Armstrong Redwoods SNR (just outside of the town of Guerneville).

Opening will be a local group, "Midnight North." Our festival headliner: California Soul group- Mother Hips. PRICE: $25/Adults, $40 or $60, Free/Child free with 1 paying adult, food & beverages for sale.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville
(707) 869-9177
Click here for details

Sat 9/13

Back to the Future - Chops Teen Club

Event Hours: 6-11pm. Cocktails, Dinner, Musical Performances, Live Auction & Dancing! Tickets: $125/Per Person.
Chops Teen Club
509 Adams Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 284-2467

Sat 9/13

Cruisin' the Coast - Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay is having its 2’nd annual, "Cruisin’ the Coast, A Beachy Car Show," from 10am-4pm. Live Music, BBQ, a Tiki Bar, T-shirts, Raffle Prizes and of course, quite a display of interesting Cars. If you have a car you wish to display, the registration fee is $10. The theme is beach cars, but all cars are welcome. Admission: $5/Per Person. A fun family event in a fun place. See you at the beach.
Community Center
2255 Hwy. 1 just north of town
(707) 875-9609

Sat 9/13

Jammin' in the Redwoods - Guerneville

Opener: Midnight North (New Generation Americana Roots featuring Grahame Lesh). The Mother Hips. Gates open at 4:30pm; Opener at 5:30pm; Headliner at 6:30pm. ADMISSION: $25/General, $40/Preferred: $60/Redwood Circle, $10/Children 5-12, (One child free w/ each paid adult). SEATING: 1st come, 1st serve in section purchased
PARKING: Free with Admission (Walking up to ľ mile may be required; bring flashlights & warm clothes; shuttles provided for those in need).
Redwood Forest Theatre in
Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve
TICKETS & INFORMATION: Click here for details
707-869-9177

Sat 9/13

Jazz It Up - Wine & Jazz Concert Series - Healdsburg

Enjoy the Shea Breaux Wells Trio with live Jazz Vocals from 4-6pm. Guests may sip wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Lazy Creek Vineyards as well as sample Scharffen Berger chocolates while enjoying free, live jazz. No reservations required!
113 Plaza St, Healdsburg
(707) 431-2222
Click here for details

Sun 9/14

Gary Johnson Jazz Quartet - Cloverdale

Jazz fans will enjoy jazz by Gary Johnson & his Jazz Quartet from 6-8pm. This group of music aficionados entertains the audience with jazz from the 60’s onward. Gary Johnson on sax & flute engages the audience with his love of jazz. Joining Gary is Christian Foley on guitar, Greg Hester on keyboards, Carol Shumate on bass & Tom Scott on drums. No cover charge.
Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
131 E. First Street, Cloverdale
(707) 894-9610
Click here for details

Mon 9/15
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Thu 10/16

SRJC ART EXHIBITION: SYM.BI.OSIS: ART & SCIENCE INTERSECT

Featuring the work of 7 artists whose work is based on scientific inquiry. The exhibition will be open for viewings from 9/15 - 10/16th. Opening reception 9/18, from 4-6pm in the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus located at 1501 Mendocino Avenue. $4/Daily parking permits are available in campus lots.

The exhibition draws together works by artists who investigate & interpret the natural world through their art. By using a selection of natural sciences (biology, anatomy, geology, chemistry & physics) as points of departure, viewers are given the opportunity to see how art & science can intersect & enlighten each other.
Click here for details.

Mon 9/15
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Mon 11/03

Patient Care & Grief Support Volunteer Training

Learn about hospice philosophy, family dynamics, communication & listening as you prepare to support our hospice patients, families & grief clients. Be part of a compassionate team providing caregiving & grief support services in homes & facilities throughout Sonoma & West Marin Counties. $50/Materials Fee.
Dates: Mondays, Sept., 15 — Nov., 3.
Event Hours: 10am—1pm
Memorial Hospice
439 College Avenue, Santa Rosa
(707) 568-1094 or (707) 778-6242

Wed 9/17
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Sun 9/21

Wine Country Film Festival - Sonoma

Local Pass for Sonoma County residents: $85. Good for Opening/Closing night films & all regular screenings. A program of more than 50 films, receptions, an art show, celebrity tribute 7 more takes place at Deerfield Ranch Winery - outdoors & in the cave, Kenwood Restaurant & Bar, among other venues.
Click here for details
(707) 935-3456

Fri 9/19

Sonoma Valley Crush - Kenwood

The 2014 Sonoma Valley CRUSH will allow you to experience harvest, hands-on. Guests will not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, you'll have the opportunity to get involved. For 3 days, wineries will be offering a variety of Harvest Activities including Grape Sampling in the vineyards, Crush Pad tours, samples of Fresh Pressed Juice & grapes picked fresh off the vine including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon. You can even taste a wine while it's fermenting! The 'CRUSH Wine Tasting Pass' is $35 per person and gives you access to harvest activities & wine tastings at 15 wineries in Kenwood & Glen Ellen September 26th - 28th from 11am-4pm each day.
Sonoma Valley Wineries
30 Shaw Ave., Kenwood
(707) 431-1137

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Fri 9/19

Jack London Book Discussion Group

Jack London State Historic Park announces the formation of the Jack London Book Discussion Group which is designed by & for people who believe, as Alfred Kazin has famously said, that the "greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived." The book discussion group will explore autobiographical novels & biographical books about Jack London’s spectacular life & adventures. The group will meet March - November and will be led by 2 Jack London scholars, Susan Nuernberg, Ph.D. & Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Ph.D. Participants can attend individual sessions or sign up for the series. Books should be available in the museum bookshop.

The discussion group will be held in the Terrace Picnic area next to the Cottage, accessed via the Ranch parking lot. Cost, which does not include parking. $10/Individual Sessions or $45/All 5 meetings. (parking fee: $10 is payable at the entrance kiosk. Registration for the Book Club discussions is available online.
(707) 938-5216

Schedule of Books:
September 19
The Book of Jack London, Volumes 1 & 2 by Charmian London
Written shortly after his death Charmian London wrote The Book of Jack London Volumes 1 & 2 almost as a love letter to her lost “mate.”

November 14
Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor
In this much-anticipated and newly released biography of Jack London, Earle Labor draws from his lifetime of scholarship to meticulously reconstruct Jack London’s stunning life.
Discussion leaders:
Susan Nuernberg is professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a past president of the Jack London Society & a former Jack London scholar-in-residence at SSU.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle's debut poetry collection, “Gold Passage,” won the Trio Award & was published by Trio House Press in 2013. Her chapbooks “Inheritance” and “The Flying Trolley” were published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry, essays & creative non-fiction have been published widely. Dunkle teaches writing/literature at Napa Valley College. She received her B.A. from the George Washington University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from NY University & her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University. She is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference & is the managing editor of VOLT.

Fri 9/19
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Sun 9/21

Sonoma County Fall Home Show

Welcome to the 20th Annual Fall Home Show, one of the premier events featured at the beautiful Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This show is the total one stop shopping experience for all of your home improvement & fix up needs. Whether you are looking for a complete home remodel, a kitchen or bath makeover, or that new roof before the winter rains hit, you will find the solution for all your needs at the Fall Home Show. You will meet the professionals you can trust, many have been part of our Home Shows for over 20 years … that's reliability. Admission: $7/General, $4/Seniors Friday Only, $2 off with non-perishable food, Free/ Children 12 & under.

Hours: Friday Noon-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion,
Hall of Flowers, Garden Annex & Finley Hall
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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Mon 9/22

B.R. Cohn Charity Event - 2014 Fall Music Festival -

September 19-22.
B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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Sun 10/12

Bell, Book & Candle - Spreckels Performing Art Center

A comedy about modern day WITCHES.
Sept. 19 - Oct. 12, 2014
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Synder Lane, Rohnert Park
(707) 588-3400
Click here for details

Sat 9/20

DRIVE ELECTRIC DAY, SANTA ROSA

The goal of the event, organized by Plug In America, Sierra Club & the Electric Auto Association, is to raise awareness of the fun & benefits of electric cars through test-drive events & related activities.

The event in Santa Rosa is open to the general public & it is free to attend. The purpose of the event is to introduce EVs to prospective buyers who haven’t experienced the thrill of instant torque & a quiet, clean ride, right past the gas station. The vehicles that are expected to be at this year’s Santa Rosa event are the Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV, BMW i3, Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, Toyota Prius PHV, Ford Focus EV, CMax energi, Ford Fusion Energi PHEV & Switch electric vehicle.

Owners of electric vehicles will show their cars & answer any questions that the public would have about driving electric vehicles. Event Hours: 11am-4pm.
The north parking lot at Coddingtown Mall
Click here for details
(707) 477-1299

Sat 9/20
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Sun 9/21

25th Annual Glendi International Food Fair

“Glendi ” is Greek for party & we throw a great one! We have a diverse entertainment schedule with live music by Édessa both days, dancers, dance lessons & a candlelit choir concert Saturday evening.

Glendi is all about fun & family! In addition to the food, dancing & tours we have a Crafts Booth, Book store, Children's Area & many other entertaining activities. Event Days/Hours: Saturday, 11am-9pm & Sunday 12/Noon-6pm.

Beverages include beer from local microbreweries & an impressive selection of wines. As it cools off in the evening, try our Greek, Eritrean or regular coffee with ethnic sweets from our bakery including homemade baklava & the new "Baklava Sundae." Coffee in many styles, excellent teas, soft drinks & frozen treats.
St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa
(707) 480-6106

Sat 9/20
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Sun 9/21

Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, September 20th & Sunday, September 21st.
Cost: $80/General Weekend Pass, $50/Single Day, $10/Child Single Day.
$180/Weekend Pass, $100/Single Day

The annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival returns with music, dancing & more as 2 great festival merge into 1 exciting weekend!

Saturday, September 20th is Jazz Day with Boney James, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station & many more to be announced.

Sunday, September 21st is Blues Day with Gary Clark Jr., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings & many more to be announced. General admission is open seating, you can take a blanket & low-back chairs. Gold admission includes reserved seating in front of the main stage & 3 complimentary glasses of wine tastings.

Johnson's Beach
16241 First St., Guerneville
Click here for details

Sat 9/20
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Sat 12/06

Kidgits Club Calendar - Simon Malls

Held at Coddingtown Mall & the Santa Rosa Plaza.
9/20 - 11:30am-1;30pm - Around the World
10/25 - 11:30am-1:30pm - Halloween
11/15 - 9:30am-12:30pm - Santa Arrival
12/6 - 9:30am-12:30pm - Breakfast w/ Santa

Sun 9/21

Lily's Legacy Barks for Bucks - Petaluma

End of Summer "FUN" Raiser from 1-4pm. Dogs Welcome, Free Admission. Doggie Costume Photo Booth, Silent Auction. Come & support our mission to save big old dogs! Donate $20 & get your phot taken w/ your favorite 4-legged friend - bring a costume or borrow one of ours!
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
(415) 488-4984

Sun 9/21

Gary Johnson Jazz Quartet - Cloverdale

Gary Johnson & his Jazz Quartet perform from 6-8pm. Each Sunday this group of music aficionados entertains the audience with original tunes & jazz from the 60’s onward. No cover charge.
Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub
131 E. First Street, Cloverdale
(707) 894-9610
Click here for details

Mon 9/22

Veterans Job Fair - Rohnert Park

2014 Veterans Job Fair - Hours: 12/Noon-3pm.
Doubletree by Hilton
1 Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park
(707) 576-2014


Sat 9/27

PolkaNomics - Cloverdale

PolkaNomics will perform from 6:30-9:30pm. Five talented gals (guitar, bass, drums, accordion & vocals) will perform Latin standards, Tex Mex & 60s rock. Polkanomics brings to the Pub an evening of fun and fantastic playing. No cover charge.
Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub
131 E. First Street, Cloverdale
(707) 894-9610
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

Jazz It Up - Wine & Jazz Concert Series - Healdsburg

Enjoy the Batacha Quartet featuring Latin Jazz from 4-6pm. Guests may sip wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyard & Lazy Creek Vineyards as well as sample Scharffen Berger chocolates while enjoying free, live jazz. No reservations required!
113 Plaza St, Healdsburg
(707) 431-2222
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

3rd Annual Fall Arts Festival

A fun-filled PUBLIC event for the whole family! The afternoon includes live music, student music performances, silent auction & raffle, food, beer & wine, art festival, kid friendly activities, Zumba & much more! Admission: $10/Per Person, Free/For Kids. Event Hours: 11am–3pm
Cardinal Newman H.S.
50 Ursuline Rd, Santa Rosa

*In Honor of Sue Hufford. The Fall Arts Festival is our largest fundraiser of the year. Earlier this year we lost our beloved music teacher Sue Hufford in a tragic traffic accident. In honor of Sue’s memory, we have vowed to keep the music program going & to make this year’s fundraiser our best yet.
A Big Thank You to our generous Sponsors:
St. Joseph Health & Annadel Medical Group,
American Ag Credit,
Adobe Associates, Inc.

CONTACT: Shannon Duffy, President
(707) 217-2177
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Sat 9/27

Harvest Hoedown - Sebastopol

Harvest Hoedown, Lifeworks Annual Fundraiser is coming to town! Get Footloose in the Country!

An afternoon & evening of square dancing, line dancing, great music by Court 'n Disaster, “country” activities galore, Sonoma County wines & beer, delectable Harvest style food, with a Sonoma County twist & much, much more! Help your community while having a great time from 4:30pm till the cows come home at the Trappe Ranch in Sebastopol.

Tickets: $75/Per Person, $650/Tables of 10.
(707)568- 2300
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

Mutt Strut & Dog Fair - Rohnert Park

Join us as we walk the easy 1 mile creek loop. The funds raised go to support the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter and the animals they serve in the community.
Event Hours: 10ma-3pm.
Rohnert Park Community Center
5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park
(707) 588-3456

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Sun 9/28

Gem Fair - Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society is having their annual Gem Fair!!! Gems & Minerals, Gold panning, Raffles & Door Prizes! Great place to shop for Super Unique Christmas gifts with 30+ vendors. Great Kid-friendly activities!
Event Days & Hours: September 27th, 10am-6pm &
September 28th, 10am-5pm.
In the Atrium of the
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
Click here for details

Sun 9/28

Gary Johnson Jazz Quartet - Cloverdale

Joining Gary is the Jazz Quartet with Christian Foley on guitar, Greg Hester on keyboards, Carol Shumate on bass & Tom Scott on drums. This great group of musicians shows off their jazz talents from 6-8pm. No cover charge.
Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub
131 E. First Street, Cloverdale
(707-) 894-9610
Click here for details

October

Thu 10/02

Harvest for the Homeless - Santa Rosa

The Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless invites you to our 20th Annual October in Paradise from 5:30-10pm.
Hearty Dinner, Gourmet Hors d'Oeuvres, Fine Wines & Beverages, Lavish Desserts - Silent & Live Auctions.
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
(707) 575-4494

Fri 10/03
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Sun 10/05

Harvest Fair - Sonoma County Fairgrounds

A celebration of the local harvest featuring 3 full days (Oct. 3-5), of all-inclusive wine tasting with 150+ wineries, wine sales, food pairing, craft beer & cider tasting, marketplace, chef demonstrations & workshops & the World Championship Grape Stomp.

NEW - The Grand Tasting event (taste award winning wines & food) on all 3 days. With the addition of unique & educational demonstrations.

Admission: FREE with 4 non-perishable food items for the Redwood Food Bank or $5/Per Person, Free/Kids 12 & under. Admission includes entrance to the Marketplace, chef demonstrations, wine tasting seminars, Harvest Workshops & the World Championship Grape Stomp.

Days/Time:
Friday, Gates & Marketplace 4-9pm,
Friday, Tasting Pavilion 5-8pm,
Sat. & Sun., Gates & Marketplace 10:30am-5pm
Sat & Sun., Tasting Pavilion 1-4pm.

Tasting Pavilion Tickets: All-Inclusive $55/Each, Pre-Sale Discount: $100/For 2 People,
$20/Designated Driver (food tasting).
(Tasting Pavilion open to adults 21 & over only)

Parking Fee: $6-$8. Placards for disabled parking are posted in each of our lots.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
Click here for details

Sat 10/04

Brain Fair - Santa Rosa

Do You Want to Know How Your Brain Works? Come to the brain fair! Talk with neuro scientists, body mind experts, educators of children, teens & adults; learn about music & laughter in keeping a healthy brain, see what fabulous programs are alive in Sonoma County for families. We gather to display, speak & engage our community to raise the understanding of how the brain works & how we can use our brains to live happier, healthier lives.
Santa Rosa Vets Auditorium
Click here for details
(707) 526-9196

Sun 10/05

Calabash - Forestville

Features wonderful food, wine & gourd art.
More details to follow.


Sun 10/05

14th Annual Calabash

A Festival of Gourds, Art & the Garden. Event Hours: 1-5pm. Please join us for our 14th Annual Calabash. Featuring wonderful food & wine, tours of the Food For Thought Food Bank & Garden & a silent auction of fine gourd art.

CALABASH is a benefit that supports Food For Thought, a nonprofit which serves 700 men, women & children living with HIV & AIDS by providing high quality groceries, fresh produce & nutrition services at no cost.

Tickets: $45/Advance or online:
Click here for details
$50/At the Door.
(707) 887-1647

Wed 10/08

Save the Cheetah - Dr. Laurie Marker is coming to Safari West!

Event Hours: 6-9pm. Tickets: $50/Adults, 15/Children 4-12 years old. Event will feature a buffet dinner & silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Safari West
3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa
(707) 566-3667

Sat 10/11

Jazz It Up - Wine & Jazz Concert Series - Healdsburg

Enjoy the Gary Johnson Quartet featuring Be-Bop from 4-6p. Guests may sip wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Lazy Creek Vineyards as well as sample Scharffen Berger chocolates while enjoying free, live jazz. No reservations required!
113 Plaza St, Healdsburg
(707) 431-2222
Click here for details

Sat 10/11
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Sun 10/12

North Bay Bellydance Bazaar - Sebastopol

Innovative Dance Competitions, Performance Opportunities, Beautiful Wares, Live Music & Fun!
Sebastopol Community Center
390 Morris Street, Sebastopol
Click here for details

Sat 10/11
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Mon 10/13

Heroes & Legends - Weill Hall

Oct. 11-13. Bruno Ferrandis, Conductor, Yevgeny Sudbin, Piano.
Strauss:
Till Eulenspiegel's, Merry Pranks
Bethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emporer
Wagner:
Overture to Tannhauser
Bartok:
Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Weill Hall @ the Green Music Center, SSU
(707) 546-8742
Click here for details

Fri 10/17
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Sun 10/19

6th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

Dates: 10/17 - 10/19.
Petaluma International Film Festival
120 Fourth Street, 122, Petaluma
(415) 251-8433
Click here for details

Sat 10/18

Floating Pumpkin Patch - Santa Rosa

Event Hours: 2-6pm. Hunt for your perfect pumpkin in the pool & then deck it out at our decorating station with all sorts of fun crafts! Plus, the pool will be open for pumpkin-splashing fun & we'll be playing games & handing out prizes all afternoon! This is a family event suitable for participants of all ages -- so bring your buddies too!
Ridgway Swim Center
455 Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa

Sat 10/18

Petaluma Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration begins at 8:30am, Ceremony at 9am, Walk at 10am. Route Length: 3 Mile & 1 Mile Options
Shollenberger Park
1800 South McDowell, Petaluma

Sat 10/25

Jazz It Up - Wine & Jazz Concert Series - Healdsburg

Enjoy the Terrance Brewer Trio featuring Guitar in the Groove from 4-6pm. Guests may sip wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Lazy Creek Vineyards as well as sample Scharffen Berger chocolates while enjoying free, live jazz. No reservations required!
113 Plaza St, Healdsburg
(707) 431-2222
Click here for details

Sat 10/25

9th Annual Halloween at Howarth

Dress in your best costume & come trick-or-treat throughout one of Santa Rosa's most popular parks! Plus, hop on Howarth Park's train & carousel with your costumed friends & catch a pony ride too! Event Hours: 11:30am-1pm OR 1:30-3pm.

All tickets to the event MUST be purchased in advance at Finley Community Center beginning Monday, October 6th. It is highly anticipated that this event will sell out - so don't delay on purchasing your ticket!

Children ages 12 & under will trick-or-treat through the park at treat stations hosted by local Santa Rosa businesses & organizations & can then enjoy Howarth Park's many other attractions. The event is held rain or shine!

Cost: $6/Pass: includes trick-or-treating, train & carousel ride, $10/Pass: includes same as above plus pony ride & ice cream treat Passes include 1 adult rider to accompany child on the train & carousel. Additional adult riders will need to purchase a ticket ($2) per ride.

Event passes must be purchased in advance of the event at Finley Community Center (2060 West College Ave.) beginning Monday, October 6th or online: Click here for details
Howarth Park
630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa
(707) 543-3737

Sun 10/26

A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch & Barbra Steisand - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Symphony Pops Series:
This show is a celebration of the award-winning music that made Marvin Hamlisch a legend, plus the music of Barbra Steisand, sung by the amazing Haven Burton, star of Broadway's Shrek, Legally Blonde The Musical, and Rent. Show: 3pm.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 546-3600
Click here for details

November

Sat 11/01

North Bay Science Discovery Day

Unleash your inner scientist - experiment with robotics - walk on the wild side of the animal kingdom - play with microbes & DNA
Event Hours: 11am–4pm. Free Admission & Parking.

Imagine a day spent exploring an incredible array of fun, interactive exhibits with hands-on games and experiments. What if the worlds of science, technology, engineering & math were to suddenly come to life in a new way that made you realize learning really can be a great experience? We have just that kind of day planned for children, families & all those curious & adventurous folks out there. We know you’ll leave feeling surprised, delighted & excited by all you’ve seen & done.

The goal of North Bay Science Discovery Day is to inspire children to pursue science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Begun in 2011 with 30 exhibits & 4000 visitors, in 2013 its popularity reached over 75 exhibits & 10,000 visitors.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
Click here for details

Fri 11/07
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Fri 11/07

Canine Companions Graduation Ceremonies - Santa Rosa

Dates: November 7. Start time: 1:45pm.
Center for Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 577-1700
Click here for details

Sat 11/08
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Mon 11/10

Poetic Inspiration - Weill Hall

Nov. 8-10.
Debussy:
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Detilleux:
A Whole Distnat World
Bethoven:
Symphony No. 7
Weill Hall @ the Green Music Center, SSU
(707) 546-8742
Click here for details

December

Thu 12/04

Dining Out For Life

Food For Thought – Sonoma County Food Bank presents Sonoma County’s 14th annual Dining Out For Life. 86 Restaurants will take part, in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Bodega Bay, Forestville, Graton, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Occidental, Windsor, Kenwood & Petaluma.

Food For Thought provides comprehensive nutrition & other services to men, women & children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County – free of charge. Located in Forestville, this 25-year-old grass roots nonprofit agency receives no government support & relies on individual donations, foundation grants & special event proceeds for funding.
Click here for details

Sun 12/14

A Very Merry Holiday Pops featuring Five By Design - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Join the Santa Rosa Symphony & renowned vocal quintet Five By Design for an afternoon of uplifting & multicultural holiday music from traditional to swing to rock that's perfect for the whole family.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Spring Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 546-3600
Click here for details