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 Event Calendar

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.

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September

Fri 9/19
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Sun 9/21

Wine Country Film Festival - Sonoma

Local Pass for S.C. 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
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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

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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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 9/19
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Sun 9/28

The Glass Menagerie - 6th Street Playhouse

Show runs through Sept. 28th. A homeless man living under a fire escape in 1960's St. Louis. Haunted by his past, we witness beautiful, humorous & touching hallucination-like memories unfold before our eyes as a tormented man faces his demons & struggles to take responsibility for having abandoned his sister & mother.
6th Street Playhouse
52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa
Click here for details
(707) 523-4185

Fri 9/19
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Fri 10/03

Smear Campaign - Rancho Cotate High School

The Rancho Cotate Band is one of 6 nationwide High School bands selected to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 9, 2015. So to help them get to NY City, we're launching a REAL smear campaign! In this election, there are no contribution limits & you're likely to find the candidates voting for each other because the winner will get smeared with chocolate s'more goo.

Purchase your vote tickets at each Friday evening home football game, or
The Rohnert Park Founders Day celebration
Sept 20th & 21st. Look for the Rancho Cotate Music Boosters booth! If you'd simply like to help the band & donate, please visit:
Click here for details

The s'more smear campaign will end at 3pm on 10/10, as the winner will get smeared that evening at halftime. Vote early and often to help the Rancho Cotate band get to Carnegie Hall. Thank you for your support!}
(707) 293-0117

Fri 9/19
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Fri 10/10

Summer Music Series at Sebastiani - Sonoma

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

Concert Schedule (subject to change)
8/29 - Sue Albano - Electric Mix of Cover Tunes, (Food Trucks),
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 Trucks),
10/3 - Ten Foot Tone,
10/10 - Rolling Blackouts - Classic R&B (Last Food Trucks).

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

Fri 9/19
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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.

Fri 9/19
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Thu 10/16

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

Featuring the work of 7 artists. The exhibition will be open for viewings from 9/15 - 10/16th. Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
SRJC’s Santa Rosa Campus
1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
$4/Daily parking permits.
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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Thu 10/23

The Art of Aging - Santa Rosa

The 17th Annual Senior Art Show highlights the art of Sonoma County Seniors (over 60). Its goal is to enhance seniors' lives by encouraging the joy of creativity while providing an opportunity to share their art in a professional setting.
The Finley Center
2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa

Fri 9/19
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Fri 10/24

Movies at Howarth 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. Movies begin at dusk (7:30pm). Come early... enjoy a craft activity for kids, live performances & grab snacks for the movie.
Howarth Park
630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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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

Fri 9/19
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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
(707) 528-9463
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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Mon 10/27

City of Santa Rosa Seeks Nominations for 2014 Merit Awards

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:
Click here for details
To have a form mailed or more info: (707) 543-3279

Fri 9/19
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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

Fri 9/19
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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

Fri 9/19
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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

Fri 9/19
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Wed 12/31

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Volunteers Needed

Their extensive volunteer program serves many different departments. Volunteers provide help to staff as well as comfort to patients & visitors. Training is provided. If you are a physically fit mature adult with some time to spare please call.
(707) 522-1598
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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Sat 1/31

My Life through My Lenses - Photographs by Graham Nash - Napa

Photography of Graham Nash, legendary musician & founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash & The Hollies. He is an internationally renowned photographer & digital imaging pioneer whose revealing work captures the brilliant, unexpected surrealism of daily life. Exhibit runs through 1/31/15. Admission: $44/Club Members, $55/Per Guest.

Exhibit includes 50+ photographs that beautifully illustrate Nash's celebrated talent as a compelling storyteller. The exhibit includes artfully crafted photos of friends such as David Crosby, Jerry Garcia & Johnny Cash.
Mumm Napa Winery
8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford
(707) 967-7775
Click here for details

Fri 9/19
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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

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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Sun 9/21

Healdsburg Art Festival

80 Arts & Crafts Vendors. Music, Poetry, Wine, Beer, Food, Children's Art Zone & more!
Event Hours: 10am-5pm. 9/20 & 9/21.
On Plaza Street, Healdsburg
Click here for details

Sat 9/20
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Sat 9/27

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

Sunday, August 31
Spencer Allen Trio w/ Ron Belcher & Sly Randolph
Piano, Bass & Drums

Saturday, September 6
Sylvia Cuenca Trio w/ Gaea Schell & Aaron Cohen
Piano, Acoustic Bass & Drums

Saturday, September 13
Terry Henry Trio w/ Bill Fouty & Tony Johnson
Piano, Acoustic Bass & Drums

Saturday, September 20
Lee Charlton Trio w/ Norris Clement & Richard Saunders - Piano, Acoustic Bass & Drums

Saturday, September 27
Robb Fisher Trio w/ Matt Clark & Ron Marabuto
Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums & Saxophone

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Sat 10/11

Sensory Exploration Series: Yoga & Wine - Matanzas Creek Winery

Join us the morning of September 20th or October 11th for a rejuvenating & relaxing Kripalu style yoga practice, followed by a sensory focused blind tasting experience. This introspective style of yoga will facilitate a deep relaxation & opening of the senses, leading us into the "yoga of wine tasting". Sessions start at 10am & continues to 1pm. Tickets: $35/Per Person.
Matanza's Creek Winery
6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa
800-668-5887 x1
Click here for details

Sat 9/20
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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.

Sat 9/20
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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 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: Sept. 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

Sat 9/20
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Sat 11/15

WILLOWSIDE SCHOOL FALL PLANT SALES

WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF PLANTS.
Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
Sept. 20
Oct.11
Oct. 25
Nov. 15
Willowside Middle School
5299 Hall & Willowside Road in west Santa Rosa
(707) 569-4724

Sat 9/20
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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

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

Woofstock - Novato

Event Hours: 12/Noon-5pm. Enjoy Food, Beer, Wine, Adoptions, Music - the Wonderbread 5! Canine Activities & Vendors! Paws for Love will be there to create a masterpiece with your Best Friends.
Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato
(415) 883-4621
Click here for details

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

Sun 9/21

Porsches at the Palace @ Ledson Winery

Event Hours: 11am-4pm. Enjoy a picnic from the gourmet marketplace & taste Ledson wines under the majestic oak trees.
Ledson Winery
7335 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood
(707) 833-2330
Click here for details

Sun 9/21
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Sun 9/28

Our Summer's End BBQ - Healdsburg

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

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

Mon 9/22

Frundraiser for COTS - Pealuma

Balloon Pops, Raffle, Silent Auction. Admission: $25/Pre-sale, $30/At the Door.
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
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


Mon 9/22
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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

Mon 9/22
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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.

Mon 9/22
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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

Mon 9/22
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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.

Mon 9/22
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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

Mon 9/22
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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

Mon 9/22
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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 9/23
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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 9/24
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Wed 9/24

Community Events - Sebastopol

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

9/24, Tour of S.F.’s City Hall w/ Ellen Schumer, the Building Historian. Call for more info.
$40/ with lunch on your own.

9/29, 1pm, Cognitive Nutrition/ 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. A 45 minute talk w/ questions answered after.

Wed 9/24
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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 9/24
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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.

Wed 9/24
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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 9/24
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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.

Wed 9/24
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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 9/25
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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 1 free. ($90. Reg. $120). Event Hours: 5-7p - Thursdays through the month of September.
Sue Hirsch, Certified Wellness Coach
3500 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
Click here for details
(707) 762-3578

Thu 9/25
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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
9/25 - Caravanserai
10/9 - Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Thu 9/25
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Thu 10/23

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

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 Kittredge London tours are offered on select Thursdays in 2014 at 11am: Sept. 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 9/25
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Thu 11/13

City of Santa Rosa is seeking Applicants

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

Seeking applicants representing residents from all regions 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 & 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

Thu 9/25
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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

Fri 9/26
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Sun 9/28

Vintage Festival - Sonoma

Free Music Weekend - Sept. 26-28. Featuring Charlie Musselwhite. Art, Wine, Music, Food, 12K/5K Runs, Beer Garden, Grape Stomp, Tiny Tot Race, Kids Zone, Fire Fighter Tug-o-war & much more!
Sonoma Plaza
453 1st St E, Sonoma
(707) 996-1090
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

Earle Fest - Santa Rosa

A celebration of Americana Music from 11am-6pm. A benefit to raise funds to provide services for those facing sight loss.
Featuring: The Great Idea Band, Todd Snider, The Brothers comatose, & The Blues Broads.
Tickets: $35/Advance, $40/Day of, Free/Kids 10 & under. Edibles, Beer & Wine will be available.
Earle Baum Center of the Blind
4539 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

Community Emergency Preparedness Fair - Petaluma

Event Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 9, Petaluma.
A free emergency gift will be given to the first 100 families. Refreshments: Food, bake sale, chips, sodas, desserts available.
Friedman's Home Improvement Store
Dry Creek Village Shopping Center Parking Lot
429 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
(707) 481-9766

Sat 9/27

Pillow Fights After Party - Rohnert Park

Cost: $6/Per Person. Featuring The Sorentinos.
All Ages Welcome. Doors: 6pm, Show: 7pm.
Sally Tomoatoes
1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
Click here for details

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

Artist in Residence Performance - Petaluma

Please join the Polly Klaas Foundation for the Annual Artist in Residence Performance at 2pm. Established to remember Polly & her love for the performing arts, the Artist in Residence Program provides scholarships for local students to train under professional dance choreographers. Come enjoy traditional Hawaiian dance performed by the students & professional Hawaiian dancers!
Walnut Park
Petaluma Blvd. South at D St., Petaluma
(707) 769-1334

Sat 9/27

5th Annual Mutt Strut – Dog Walk & Pet Fair

Event Hours: 10am-3pm. Join us for this celebration of everything canine. Participate in an easy 1-mile walk for a minimum of $10 – includes an event bandana. More pledges means more prizes! Then enjoy our free pet fair – shop the vendor marketplace for pet related products & organizations; delicious food, beer & wine; contests - including the best costume; raffle prizes & silent auction; demos – including Cotati’s Police K-9 team; speakers & book signings & lots of adoptable dogs.
Rohnert Park Community Center
(corner of Snyder & RP Expressway)
5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park
(707) 588-3456
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

Pillow Fights After Party - Rohnert Park

Cost: $6/Per Person. Featuring The Sorentinos.
All Ages Welcome. Doors: 6pm, Show: 7pm.
Sally Tomoatoes
1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
Click here for details

Sat 9/27

Radioance & Shadows: An Evening of Mozart & Shostakovich

Chamber Music of SF will perform this concert in collaboration with Grammy-Nominated Pianist, Keisuke Nakagoshi. Concert begins at 7pm. Directly following the performance, there will be a Reception for the Artists & Concert Guests at Snowbunny locatated at 312 Center Street on the Healdsburg Plaza. Complimentary Wines will be served. Admission is Free - Donations are appreciated.
401 Center Street #100, Healdsburg

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

Sat 9/27
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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

Wed 10/01
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Wed 10/29

October Activity Calendar - Sebastopol Senior Center

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

Pilates for Seniors, every Wednesday, 4–5pm. Chair Pilates class is an exercise class which adapts the Pilates Mat class principles to working on a chair rather than on the floor. Using various "props," the participant develops core muscle strength while increasing spinal flexibility in line with the original Pilates principles. In addition there is an emphasis on increasing leg strength, alignment & maintaining healthy, mobile joints. The class is designed for seniors who may not have the flexibility to do floor work or should avoid the risk of injury on the Pilates reformer equipment. This is a walk-in class, no sign up is required. $8/Per Person.

New Yoga teacher, Sarah Jenness, personal trainer & Certified Yoga Instructor. Classes are every Thursday, from 11:15am-12/Noon. Cost is $8/Per Class. Sarah specializes in senior fitness. Her personal training style restores natural posture & promotes healthy joint function. Sarah assesses her student’s needs and abilities. As the class progresses, the practice will be built upon & intensify as necessary. This approach will help a person to align & strengthen his/her body as well as awaken the peaceful presence within.

10/6, 2:30-4pm - Flu Shots. A registered nurse from Sutter Care at Home will be coming to the Sebastopol Senior Center. She/he will have both flu & pneumonia immunizations. Unlike many of the grocery stores & pharmacies, Sutter Care at Home employs registered nurses to administer vaccinations. The flu nurses have years of experience & each are trained to assess the health status of every person they are vaccinating. No reservation is necessary. If you are enrolled in Medicare Part B, there is no cost for your vaccination. Please bring your card & some identification. If you are not enrolled, the cost is $25/Per Person. Your flu shot will last 1 year.

10/9, 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 by contacting Emily at 829-2440. 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.

10/13, 1–2pm - Freeing the Dancer in You; creative movement & rhythm for health & enjoyment with Instructor Greacian Goeke, Music Specialist at Mills College. This will be a dance demonstration, as well as a chance to participate if you want, performed by a group of creative movement dancers in Greacian Goeke’s creative movement class at the Berkeley Senior Center. These dances are designed to promote physical and mental agility. All of the dancers are retired seniors who look healthy & beautiful & move like professional dancers.

10/16, 2-3pm, Medicare & your Options. A HICAP certified counselor will be giving this presentation on: What plans are available, what supplemental is best for you. Should you change? If you are new to Medicare, you will get some non-biased answers. Also HICAP will go over some low income assistance programs available. HICAP is a health insurance counseling & advocacy program.

10/22 & 29, 3-4pm - Pelvic Floor Class taught by Physical Therapist Julie Smith. Pelvic floor strengthening should be part of your daily routine. A strong pelvic floor helps us to lift, sit to stand, ascend stairs, control our bladder function & enjoy sex. Cost: $16/For 2 1-hour class. Please sign up!

10/29, Day Trip: SRJC's Jesse Peter’s Museum of Local Native American art & lunch at the Culinary Arts Café. The museum hosts more than 4000 pieces of traditional Native American Art: a model of a Hopi Pueblo, beadwork ceramics, photography, textiles & jewelry. All of North American culture areas are represented. The café & bakery has gourmet & seasonal foods at excellent prices plus a senior discount. Lunch will be on your own. Depart by 10:30am from Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Cost: $26/Per Person.

Thu 10/02

Fundraiser for the Homeless - Santa Rosa

Enjoy an evening in Paradise & help the homeless!
Thursday October 2nd is the Task Force for the Homeless’ 20th annual “October in Paradise” fundraiser event at Paradise Ridge Winery – benefiting the 10,000 people who will be homeless
this year in Sonoma County. Enjoy fine wines – a great dinner
- lavish desserts – Spirit Awards — musical entertainment – live and silent
auctions. Help end homelessness!
(707) 575-4494

Thu 10/02
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Sat 10/04

Harley-Davidson Electric Motorcycle - Santa Rosa

Recently Harley-Davidson revealed Project LiveWire the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle.

The company is taking Project LiveWire to consumers across the country, including fans in Santa Rosa, who will be able to ride the bike at Sonoma County Harley-Davidson in Santa Rosa, October 2-4 & provide feedback to help shape the future of Harley-Davidsons first-ever electric motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of Project LiveWire through Jumpstart a simulated riding experience. While not immediately for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed for the purposes of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Licensed motorcycle riders can now register online for their chance to demo Project LiveWire Experience at an upcoming tour stop. In 140 characters or less, riders must use originality & creativity to tell Harley-Davidson why they should be among the first to take this historic ride on Project LiveWire. Riders can visit Click here for details to view upcoming Project LiveWire Experience tour stops & dates & can select a preferred time & date. Registration is required at least three (3) weeks in advance.
Harley-Davidson also invites anyone who is interested in the possibilities of the future to follow & engage with the company on its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Event Hours: 9am-5pm
Sonoma County Harley-Davidson
7601 Redwood Dr, Cotati
(707) 793-9180

Fri 10/03

3 Decades of Elvis - Rohnert Park

...with Rick Lenzi & Roustabout. Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm. Admission: $12/Per Person.
Sally Tomatoes
1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
Click here for details

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

Sat 10/04

The Sebastopol Zombie Run

Event Hours: 5-8pm in Sebastopol and the Barlow Center.
5K Fun Run, most authentic zombie contest, raffle, Health Fair & guest speakers!
(213) 273-3166
Click here for details

Sat 10/04

Fondosomoma Festival

Event Hours: 11am-6pm.
8am - Ride Start
11am-6pm - Free Festival
Kids Activities, Bike Expo, Live Music, Food, Drink & Presentation by Levi Leipheimer & guest stars.
(707) 560-1122
Click here for details

Sat 10/04
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Sun 10/05

Sonoma Raceway Schedule of Events

Classic Sports Racing Group
Charity Challenge
Oct. 4-5

Sat 10/04
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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.

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.

Sun 10/05

Calabash - Forestville

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


Mon 10/06
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Sun 10/19

5th Annual Wild Things Fundraiser

This is an online Fundraiser benefiting the Healdsburg Community Nursery School.
The online auction runs through October 19th.
Click here for details
(707) 433-1817

Wed 10/08

Children's Issues Forum - Healdsburg

The Child Parent Institute (CPI), Prevent Child Abuse Sonoma County & the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County (CCPC) will co-sponsor Children’s Issues Forum for the 4th District candidates. Join Candidates James Gore & Deb Fudge from 12/Noon-2pm. Moderated by Jeff Harding, Superintendent of Healdsburg Unified School District. Focus will be on issues related to children & will be both a prepared & spontaneous format. Open to the public. Please RSVP - Space is limited. RSVP:
Click here for details
Healdsburg Regional Library

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

Fri 10/10
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Sat 11/01

Blind Scream Haunted House - Rohnert Park

Presents 3 all NEW Terrifying Haunted Houses. BLACKOUT is a heart thumping, blood pumping, walk thru your darkest nightmares. It will have you screaming to get out. THE SWAMP SHACK takes you to the muggy, dark swampy waters of Louisiana’s Bayou to the dilapidated dwelling of Mama Sante Hunter. Some say she is a VooDoo witch. And CARNICUS features the “Good” Doc Hunter helping the Great P.T. Hunter in creating one of the worst sideshows of terror ever reassembled.

Take a tour of the "Good" Doc's Evil Empire & visit with his crazy & carnivorous family & extended family..... if you know what I mean! Enter if you Dare!
Blind Scream Haunted House
1500 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park at
Sonoma Mountain Village next to Sally Tomatoes – Haunting the North Bay on 17 select dates through November 1st.
Click here for details
(707) 523-3728 for specific dates & times. ticketing specials, group rates and all the gory details.

Sat 10/11

Join us in Supporting Baby Ruth & The Machado Family

This is a family friendly event. Kids are welcome. They can bring balls to play with on the property. There will be plenty of room to sprawl out on the lawn, so feel free to bring a picnic blanket.
Please bring an appetizer, a bottle of wine or beverage to share. To cut back on waste, please bring a fun glass.
Location:
164 Rainsville Rd.
(Behind KOA off Stony Point Rd. Look for the balloons).
(707) 799-2153

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

PAWS FOR STRIDES

Event Hours: 10am-1pm
Spreckles Center
5409 Snyder Ln., Rohnert Park
Click here for details

Sat 10/11
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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.
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

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

Sun 10/12

Glen Ellen Village Fair

Featuring Live Entertainment: The Solcats - Flashback - The Cork Pullers - The Jami Jamison Band. Fair Hours: 12/Noon-5pm. Parade, Kids Alley, The Maze, Food, Drink, Wine, Beer, Posters, T-Shirts & Raffle.
Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
(707) 935-9163
Click here for details

Tue 10/14

Give Back Tuesday Fundraiser - Guerneville

Come by & join us for a drink, dinner, desserts & fun. Great raffle prizes & 10% of the bar is donated to Food For Thought.
Rainbow Cattle Co.
16220 Main St, Guerneville
(707) 869-0206
FFT (707) 887-1647
Click here for details

Thu 10/16
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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

Fri 10/17

Will Rock for Food - Rohnert Park

Benefit Noah’s Food Pantry. Live Music & Raffles, Food & Drink Specials, Doors Open: 6pm, Show: 8:30pm.
Sally Tomatoes
1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
Click here for details

Fri 10/17

Halloween Bunco Tournament - Rohnert Park

Hosted by Rohnert Park Cotati Rotary Club. Registration: 5:30pm, Game Time:6:20pm. $25/Per Ticket
Sally Tomatoes
1100 Valley House Dr. Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
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

Resonance Jazz Ensemble - San Francisco

Resonance Jazz Performs at 8pm. Led by composer and pianist Stephen McQuarry, Resonance is an acoustic chamber jazz ensemble, performing arranged & original compositions that extend into the genres of classical & experimental music.

This unique jazz octet is the only one in the Bay Area with this unusual instrumentation.
SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Click here for details

Sat 10/18

Joyful Noice - Presented by Song of Sonoma

Special Guest Performers: 2014 Sing-off Winner, Abby Volz - Singularity SOS Quartets - Stevens Sisters, Verve, 4 of Hearts.
Show Times: Matinee - 2pm, & Evening - 7:30pm.
Tickets: $25/General, $15/Students w/ I.D., Free/Children 10 years old & under. Refreshments served.
Vintage Church
3300 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa
(707) 696-SING

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

Pigs, Pizza and Pinot on the Patio

Event Hours: 5—9pm. Join our winemaker Brad Longton & proprieter, Clay Fritz for a beautiful Fall evening on the patio at Fritz Underground Winery. You’ll enjoy a feast prepared by Chef Jeff Mall of Zin Restaurant featuring a full roasted pig & a line up a of gourmet pizzas created to perfectly pair with Fritz wines as well wines from our sister winery, Lost Canyon - specializing in single vineyard Pinot Noirs from the Russian River Valley. Music by Local Band, The Cork Pullers. $50/Underground Club Members, $100/non-members.
Fritz Winery
24691 Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale
(707) 894-3389
Click here for details

Sat 10/18

Fort Ross Harvest Festival

Celebrate Autumn with apple harvesting, horse & wagon rides, seasonal fare & more! Enjoy a 4-course lunch w/ wine pairing on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Event Hours: 10am-4pm
Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Hwy. One, Jenner
Click here for details

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

Sun 10/19

A Swashbuckling Pirates Voyage - Weill Hall

Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series:
Show: 3pm. We encourage children to come dressed as pirates for this rolicking fantasy adventure concert.
Weill Hall, Green Music Center
(707) 546-8742
Click here for details

Sun 10/19

Water, Wine & Winners - Sebastopol

Event Hours: 2-5pm. Tickets: $25/Per Person
Every ticket holder will receive a special gift of their choice. Come enjoy music & dancing to Dave’s Blues Review & delicious complimentary hors d’ oeuvres. Wine: $5/Per Glass.
Taft Street Winery
2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol
(707) 823-2049, (707) 838-1250, (707) 836-0822

Sun 10/19

Pianist Anton Nel - Santa Rosa

Concert begins at 4pm.
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
(415) 392-4400
Click here for details

Sun 10/19

ACCESS ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS CLASS WITH PET PSYCHIC MARLA STEELE

Event Hours: 10am-4:44pm. Cost: $144.
Learn how to merge energetically with your pets. Feel what it is like to be in their body & to experience life from their unique perspective. Discover ways to better assist their needs & get insight on how they see & mirror you. Find out what they are here to learn & teach. Access their love & guidance in your daily life. Connect to spirit animals.
Dairydell Canine, Petaluma
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Fri 10/24

Joshua Bell in Recital - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Special Symphony Benefit with Alessio Bax, Piano at 8pm.
Wells Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 546-8742
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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
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Sat 10/25

Polenta & Chicken Dinner - Sebastopol

All-You-Can-Eat! Cost: $25/Adults, $10/Kids 6-12 years, Free/Kids under 6. Start time: 6pm.
HELP RAISE A NEW ROOF on the SEBASTOPOL MASONIC CENTER!
Sebastopol Masonic Center
373 North Main Street, Sebastopol
(across from Safeway)
To purchase tickets: (707) 823-6981 or
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Sat 10/25

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Celebration - Petaluma

Celebrating the centennial of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad from 12/Noon-4pm. Free & Open to the Public.

Climb aboard a working locomotive, Ride a Speeeder, climb into the cupola of a caboose, sit on the conductor's bench, tour the rail cars being restored, chat with a railroad engineer & so much more! Refreshments will be served.
Society's Restoration Yard
@ the intersection of Washington Street & Baylis Street in Petaluma.
(707) 479-8114

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

Fall Colors Festival & Vintage Car Show

7am - Breakfast served by Firefighters.
10am Vendors show their Crafts & you can admire the cars lined along Geyserville Avenue. Also enjoy Music, Pumpkin Contests, Student-run Activities, Food Booths. Event Hours: 10am-4pm.
Downtown Geyserville
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Sun 10/26

Pinot on the River Festival - Healdsburg

Featuring a full day of tastings from some of California's best Pinot producers.
11am - VIP ticket holders can enter the Grand Tasting ahead of the general public.
12/Noon entries are also available for the Grand Tasting on the Healdsburg Plaza.
4pm - Events ends.
Healdsburg Plaza in downtown Healdsburg
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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
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Fri 10/31

Sally Tomatoes Halloween Party

Sally Tomatoes
1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park
(707) 665-9472
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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
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Wed 11/05

Single Vineyard Night - San Francisco

Russian River Valley Winegrowers present a single night, single vineyards. Event Hours: 6:30pm (or 5:30pm for VIP's) - 8:30pm. This event highlights the single vineyard wines of the Russian River Valley, including premier Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Syrah & Sauvignon Blanc.
General's Residence, Ft. Mason, SF
(707) 521-2534
Russian River Valley Winegrowers
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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
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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
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Thu 11/20
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Fri 11/21

Pirates of Penzance - Windsor

Come join the rollicking band of pirates as they battle the Major General & his men & loose their hearts to fair maidens in the end! A Hilarious & witty musical comedy! Show on Thursday, November 20th & Friday, November 21st. Show time: 7pm. Tickets sold at the door. $10/Adults, $5/Students, $20/Families of 4.
Windsor Middle School
9500 Brooks Rd., Windsor
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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.
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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
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January

Sun 1/25

Tchaikovsky Discovers America - Weill Hall

Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series:
Show: 3pm. Two Actors recreate historical incidents from the composer's life.
Weill Hall, Green Music Center
(707) 546-8742
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April

Sun 4/12

Harry Potter & The Magic of Music - Weill Hall

Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series:
Show: 3pm. Enjoy music from the Harry Potter Films, Lord of the Rings & other magical works.
Weill Hall, Green Music Center
(707) 546-8742
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