Community Calendar

 

Sun, October 25th
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Fri, October 30th

North Bay Veterans Resource Center

A community based nonprofit that was founded in 1972 by a group of

Vietnam veterans who couldn't find the support they needed when 

they returned home.  The agency works to address the individual 

needs of each veteran with a primary focus on housing assistance,

clinical services & case management.

 

We provide rental assistance, utility payments, emergency housing

assistance (hotel vouchers), emergency food, resources & referrals, 

to eligible veterans & their families in need.  We also provide mental 

health & substance abuse treatment for homeless veterans in 

Sebastopol & Santa Rosa & provide permanent housing to

veterans in Petaluma.  We are working remotely & can schedule

appointments & conduct outreach.

(707) 578-8387

https://www.vetsresource.org/


Mon, October 26th
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Fri, October 30th

Sonoma County Library Curbside Pickup

10am-3pm - For Books, DVDs, CDs & other library materials.

Monday through Saturday at  the 5 following library branches:

Guerneville, Sonoma, Windsor, Rohnert Park & the Central Library 

in Downtown Santa Rosa.

To request a book or other library item for curbside:

http://www.sonomalibrary.org/curbside

 

Online resources are always available:

http://www.sonomalibrary.org


Mon, October 26th
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Mon, November 2nd

SC Registrar of Voters offers new Ballot Tracking Service

Sonoma County Voters can now sign up for the Secretary of State's 

"Where's My Ballot" program.  Voters can receive information about 

the location of their ballot, from the time it is mailed until it is returned

to the Registrar of Voters Office & counted, in real time.

http://wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov/


Mon, October 26th
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Tue, November 17th

ARTQUEST SHADOWING FALL 2020

Students that are interested in the Santa Rosa High School ArtQuest program are invited to shadow a current ArtQuest student in their specialty.  Shadowing appoints are available now to November 18th, 2020 ( reservations are subject to availability). ONLY ONE shadow appointment in ONE specialty per student. Appointments are available on Wednesdays only. Once your reservation is made, you will receive email confirmation and appointment reminder.

Location: ArtQuest Office and Media Center, 1075 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website: http://www.artquestonline.org/

Phone: 707-890-3850 ext. 52290


Mon, October 26th
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Sun, November 1st

Día de los Muertos at the Museum of Sonoma County

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have passed and a celebration of the cycle of life. The holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated. This year, the Museum's annual Día de los Muertos exhibition is presented in the Museum's Sculpture Garden for the first time. The outdoor exhibition echoes the setting of many Day of the Dead observances in Mexico which often take place in cemeteries. The exhibition features altars and artwork designed and created by Peter Perez, Mario Uribe, Scott Daniel Braun, and Martín Zúñiga, along with contributions from community participants. We are also proud to include special works made in past years by the Museum's Youth+Art students.  Now - November 8, 2020 in the Sculpture Garden. Regular Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm**Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2: Evening Hours Only (4:00-7:00pm) Free Admission

Location: Museum of Sonoma County

Website: https://museumsc.org/2020-dia-de-los-muertos/

Phone: 7075791500


Tue, October 27th
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Thu, December 3rd

Food For Thought Supports Local Restaurants and Clients

On Thursday, December 3,  Food For Thought hosts its 19th annual fundraising event inviting Sonoma County residents to “Dine In” by ordering takeout from local restaurants and to make a donation to Food For Thought, a nonprofit organization that provides healing food and nutrition to more than 1,000 people living with HIV, COVID-19 and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County.

With the current health risks posed by COVID-19, Food For Thought is turning the tables on its annual Dining Out For Life event to support local restaurant partners who have faced incredible challenges due to the pandemic.

A wide range of restaurants throughout Sonoma County are participating in Dining Out For Life. Diners can enjoy a variety of takeout options from participating restaurants located in Bodega Bay, Cloverdale, Cotati, Forestville, Geyserville, Graton, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor. For a complete list of participating restaurants visit: FFTfoodbank.org/difl. Ron Rubin Winery is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Dining Out For Life Sonoma County.

Location: Restaurants across Sonoma County

Website: https://www.fftfoodbank.org/difl

Phone: 415-717-5407


Wed, October 28th
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Thu, November 12th

(VIRTUAL) Museum Conversation with Iris Jamal Dunkle & Jonah Raskin

In this virtual program November 12 at 7pm, Iris Jamal Dunkle and Jonah Raskin will talk about two strong Sonoma County women, one of them real, the other fictional. Dunkle will discuss the life of Charmian Kittredge London, Jack London’s second wife, and an author and adventurer in her own right.  Raskin brings with him his fictional character, Tioga Vignetta, an intrepid private investigator who appears in three murder mysteries, including most recently “Dark Past, Dark Future.” Dunkle and Raskin will discuss their approaches to writing biography and writing fiction. They’ll also explore the eleven-year marriage between Jack and Charmian, and their collaboration on some of Jack London's most famous books. For assistance or to submit questions for the panelists in advance, please contact Jon Del Buono, jdelbuono@museumsc.org.

Location: Museum of Sonoma County - Online

Website: museumsc.org/events/?eid=7367

Phone: 7075791500


Wed, October 28th
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Sun, November 22nd

Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

This fall marks 70 years since Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide. Now Peanuts fans around the world will have the opportunity to join the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center to celebrate the comic strip's "platinum anniversary" and explore other timely topics with a full season of public programs, presented entirely online. From How to Draw Peanuts classes to live events with Jean Schulz, Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Patrick McDonnell (MUTTS), Tom Gammill (The Simpsons), Robb Armstrong Jump (Jump Start), Darrin Bell (Candorville), and Elizabeth Montague (Liz at Large), find the details at https://schulzmuseum.org/.  All programs are subject to change; please visit our website for updates and registration information.

 

 

Location: Online

Website: https://schulzmuseum.org/

Phone: (707) 579-4452


Wed, October 28th
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Sat, October 31st

Charlie's Acres - Special Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Charlie’s Acres is dedicated to the care of rescued farm animals. We serve as a sanctuary where our animals can live out their natural lives in peace, and as a venue for showing the general public that these intelligent beings deserve our compassion.  Join us for a guided tour of the sanctuary and meet a variety of rescued animals. Our Community Tours are offered for pre-registered guests at 10am on select Saturdays and Sundays with a suggested donation. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about what to expect on a tour and what COVID19 safety protocols are in place.

Join us on October 31st for a fun socially distant Treat or Treat event!

Location: 3201 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website: https://www.charliesacres.org/visit.html


Today
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Fri, December 18th

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Sing-A-Long

Sing-A-Long with the Alzheimer's Association on the last Friday of the month! To register, email or call us!

Location: Online on Zoom

Website: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Phone: 7075731210


Sat, October 31st

Healdsburg Farmers' Market October/November Craft Market

Join us for the annual October/November Craft Market. Opening up an extra aisle and adding artists and craftspeople to our roster for the fall/holiday season, creates the perfect opportunity to shop for gifts and groceries at the same time.

 

You'll find beautiful, handmade goods made by local and Bay Area artisans. Ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, photography, fabric creations, soaps and lotions, and other unique goodies you're likely to see nowhere else.

 

Our market aisles are filled with over a dozen local farms, plus fresh seafood, meats, baked goods, ethnic foods, delicious meals to eat on site or take home, and much more.

 

We're a safe shopping venue in these COVID times. Located outdoors, everyone is required to wear a mask, wait in line 6' apart, if the vendor is helping another customer, and we ask you to let the vendor to handle the goods for you, and not touch anything.

 

Open every Saturday from 8:30-noon, rain, shine or smoke, the market is held in a large, tree-lined parking lot at the corners of North and Vine Streets in downtown Healdsburg (one block off the plaza).

Location: North and Vine Streets, one block west of the Plaza

Website: http://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/


Sun, November 1st
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Sun, December 27th

Sebastopol Farmers Market

10am-1:30pm - Every Sunday.  Fresh produce, prepared foods &

farmer inspired products.  Year-round.

http://www.happeningsonomacounty.com


Sun, November 1st
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Sat, November 7th

Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020

The Sonoma County Library and volunteer collective SRZF have partnered for Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 (#SRZF2020), a free online event happening on Zoom on November 7, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teens and adults are invited to engage with zine makers, share ideas and learn about local creative communities. Spanish interpretation will be available for all sessions. 

Location: Online through Zoom

Website: https://sonomalibrary.org/zinefest2020

Phone: 707-545-0831 ext. 1612


Mon, November 2nd
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Sat, December 12th

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts presents

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) will present "The Muse Hour, a four-part virtual event series, from October 17–December 12, 2020.  Presented in partnership with Cal Poly Arts and Tacoma Arts Live, each event will feature inspirational conversations or performances as well as a moderated Q&A with audience members. The lineup features “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist LilaDowns, dynamic duo Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, and a holiday concert featuring members of Pink Martini.Tickets ($10 per performance, free to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts members) are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org.

Location: Online

Website: https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone: 415.296.0677


Sat, November 7th
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Mon, November 30th

Occidental Center for the Arts Music/Art/Virtual Variety Show

You will not want to miss this amazing display of talent for our fourth virtual extravaganza of music and art, premiering Saturday Nov. 7 at 8 pm, and available thereafter on Occidental Center for the Arts’ YouTube channel. The all-star line-up features: David Luning, Rainbow Girls, T Sisters, Nina Gerber & Chris Webster, Laurie Lewis & Brandon Godman, Dirty Cello, Eric Wiley, Teresa Tudury, Tumbleweed Soul, The Musers, Benjamin Mertz, Barbara Higbie, Mariah Parker, Mimi & Gabe Pirard , Puffinhorn,  Danny & Essence, Dennis Ludiker & Kaylee Goins, Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco, The Familiar Strangers, Jenny Kerr Band, Heartwood Crossing, Stella Heath, Ricky Mier, Scott Law, and Phil Lawrence!!! This FREE  YouTube broadcast includes a virtual art tour of our latest Gallery exhibit, accompanied by famed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino!!!

Location: Online on YouTube

Website: http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/


Sat, November 14th

Willowside School Nursery Fall Plant Sale

 

Here are the dates of our FALL SALES!!  THANK YOU for Helping us to get this information out there!!!  
Remember please, MASKS and cash or check!
FALL PLANT SALES
WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF PLANTS: A VARIETY OF LOW WATER AND DROUGHT TOLERANT PERENNIALS, CALIFORNIA NATIVES, A MULTITUDE OF SUCCULENTS, GRASSES, SALVIAS, and MANY BEAUTIFUL PLANTS TO INVITE BENEFICIAL INSECTS, BUTTERFLIES and HUMMINGBIRDS into your garden. 
PRICE: $5 for 1 gallon containers
We have over 40 varieties of SPECIALTY JAPANESE MAPLES, 3-6 FEET TALL at $30 & up
SATURDAY, Nov.14:  9AM TO 2 PM  BY APPOINTMENT PLEASE: mfiddler@ogusd.org
 
Please share this information with friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Rain does not cancel. Sorry, no W/C access..
We gladly accept donations of healthy plants, garden tools, working wagons, ceramic pots, recycled 1 and 5 gallon nursery containers, etc.
Our Middle School Nursery is a working nursery and supports student education programs related to plants. 

 

 

Location: 5299 Hall Rd, Santa Rosa (Corner of Willowside and Hall Rd)

Phone: 707-569-4724


Sun, November 15th
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Sun, December 13th

Santa Rosa Symphony Streams Redesigned Fall Concerts from Weill Hall, Green Music Center

The Santa Rosa Symphony,  with government approval for private recording sessions, will perform, record and stream its redesigned Fall concerts, making them safely accessible online for subscribers, patrons and new audiences around the globe. In early October, November and December, on the Green Music Center's Weill Hall stage, a socially-distanced subset of the orchestra and Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong will record three concerts to replace the originally planned live concerts. SRS @ Home Virtual Fall Concert Series will be streamed live on YouTube on October 11, November 15 and December 13 at 3:00 PM. Additional performances by soloists are reserved exclusively for SRS subscribers.

 

Working with Diversified Stages, a professional video production company, and implementing approved health and safety protocols, the Symphony is recording concert events that will include close-ups and a variety of angles of the musicians performing, along with a virtual peek backstage, short interviews, commentary, a post-concert Q & A with the Music Director and more. 

 

Location: Online on You Tube

Website: https://www.srsymphony.org/

Phone: 707-546-7097


Thu, November 26th
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Thu, December 3rd

Food For Thought Turning the Tables on Annual Dining Out For Life Event

With the current health risks posed by COVID-19, Food For Thought is turning the tables on its annual Dining Out For Life event to support local restaurant partners who have faced incredible challenges due to the pandemic.

 

On December 3, community members are invited to “Dine In” and order take-out from participating Sonoma County restaurants, and to support Food For Thought’s nutrition programs by making an online donation. This year restaurant partners are not required to donate a percentage of the day’s sales to Food For Thought, so the support of diners is more important than ever! Find a list of participating restaurants and more information at: https://www.fftfoodbank.org/dining-in-for-life

 

Beneficiary: Food For Thought is a nonprofit organization that provides healing food and nutrition to more than 1,000 Sonoma County residents living with HIV, COVID-19 and other serious illnesses. Comprehensive nutrition services include healthy groceries (enough for 21 meals per week), prepared meals, vitamins, supplements and nutrition counseling. Food For Thought’s nutrition services increase the health of clients, reduce food insecurity, decrease costs to the health care system and improve the lives of hundreds of individuals living in Sonoma County.

 

Location: Restaurants across Sonoma County

Website: https://www.fftfoodbank.org/dining-in-for-life

Phone: (415) 717-5407


Sun, December 6th

Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

Discover 100+ local makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at the Santa Rosa Patchwork Show held at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, December 6, from 11am-5pm. This indoor show features ample parking and has local DJs and several DIY craft stations and activities.  Masks and social distancing required.

Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Hall of Flowers

Website: https://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/santa-rosa/

Phone: 7074799332


Mon, May 31st
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Sat, June 12th

A Benefit Bike Ride for Homeless

Incarnation 100 -

Starting & finishing at the Church of the Incarnation in the heart of
historic Santa Rosa, Incarnation 100 is a fundraising bike ride through
the lovely vistas of Sonoma County.

4 different course options are offered, for avid & recreational cyclists
alike: 32-mile; 45-mile; 100-km; & 88-mile.  Incarnation 100 supports
3 vital homeless service entities: The Living Room, which provides day
services & overnight transition housing for women & children; Sunday
Open Table, which provides Sunday breakfast, sundries & fellowship to
members of the downtown street community & St. Andrews Food Pantry
in Monte Rio, which provides groceries & meals to homeless folks in the
Russian River Valley.

Santa Rosa & around Sonoma County

http://www.incarnation100.org