Community Calendar

 

Mon, April 12th
thru
Mon, May 3rd

Mobile Vaccine Services - Sonoma County

The County of Sonoma is rolling out efforts to get homebound adults
16 years of age & older a COVID-19 vaccine.  If you are unable to leave
your home due to a medical condition & would  like to receive your COVID-19 vaccination, mobile vaccine services are now available. 
To see if your qualify call (707) 565-4667

https://socoemergency.org/


Mon, April 12th
thru
Tue, June 1st

SRJC’s Web Development Boot Camp begins Summer 2021

The Computer Studies Dept (SRJC) is offering a Web Development Boot Camp.  This is an accelerated version of the Web Fundamentals certificate, which will allow students to become proficient in front-end mobile & web development in just 26 weeks.  The first boot camp class will be held during the summer 2021 semester.  The 2 other classes required for the skills certificate will be taught during the fall semester.
 
Web development continues to be a fast-growing career track & SRJCs Web Development Boot Camp will teach the specialized skills one needs to gain entry to the tech industry.  A program for people who are ready to work hard on a challenging, immersive curriculum. Through a virtual classroom environment & collaborations with classmates, students will get hands-on experience in front-end development, and be able to put new skills into practice on complex projects right away.

https://cs.santarosa.edu/bootcamp

 

 

 

 


Mon, April 12th
thru
Sat, May 8th

Paint the Town Purple with Lights

National Travel & Tourism week is in May.  Last year, Sonoma County
Tourism asked those in the hospitality industry to light their buildings
& landmarks in purple.

 
They are again encouraging businesses in Sonoma County to light it up in "Pinot Purple" for the nights of May 2nd-8th.  If your business or property already has outdoor lighting, but you need purple gels, SCT can provide them to you at no cost.  If you do not have outdoor lighting, colored LED floodlights can be purchased from online sources at relatively low cost.  Participating businesses will be feature on the Sonoma County Tourism website & may receive additional exposure by participating in this campaign

To request purple gels, or to let them know of your involvement, please fill out the form.
For questions or more information, please contact Samantha Paul at spaul@sonomacounty.com


Mon, April 12th
thru
Mon, May 31st

Senior Social Club

Adult Day Program

Feeling Isolated & Lonely during the Pandemic?

We're here for you.

Council on Aging

To learn more about enrollment:

(707) 525-0143 x103

https://www.councilonaging.com/


Mon, April 12th
thru
Fri, May 21st

SRJC Music Spring 2021 Concerts & Recitals

Donations welcome.  For livestream event links & to make donations, please visit:

https://music.santarosa.edu/events

 

(707) 527-4249


Mon, April 12th
thru
Mon, April 26th

Help honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez

Seeking Volunteers to deliver care packages to farmworkers in Sonoma County.

https://volunteer.cvnl.org/opportunity/a0C5a00000bf6Zv


Mon, April 12th
thru
Fri, April 30th

Free Ride To Your Vaccine

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) & Petaluma
Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any person traveling to or from a City/County COVID-19 vaccination site with proof of vaccination appointment on the day of travel.

Given the ongoing public health emergency, this program is intended to help address the financial and transportation-related barriers many residents may face to accessing COVID-19 vaccinations. This fare-free service includes regular bus service, regular paratransit service, City of Santa Rosa shuttle service and Call-Ahead services instituted to fill gaps in the transit service network during the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify for this service, passengers must show proof of vaccination appointment, in print or on their mobile device, to the transit operator when boarding the vehicle.
https://srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1354

Location: Sonoma County

Phone: 800-345-7433


Mon, April 12th
thru
Sat, July 31st

Sonoma County Regional Parks Campsites

Campers must stay 6-feet from people not in their household & carry
a face mask, which they must wear when they can't maintain adequate
distance from others.  Bring you own water, as drinking fountains are
off-limits  Group Campsites are closed.

http://www.parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Camping


Mon, April 12th
thru
Fri, April 30th

Your Virtual Library is Always Open - Sonoma Coounty

http://www.sonomalibrary.org/youtube


Today
thru
Fri, August 27th

SAVE WATER

It's a DRY  Year - Save Water by requesting a FREE WaterSmart Toolkit.

Includes flow bag, toilet dye tabes & more!

Do your part be WaterSmart.

(707) 543-3985

https://srcity.org/820/WaterSmart-Center


Today
thru
Fri, April 30th

Weekly Virtual Teen Programs - Sonoma County Library

Ask a Librarian
4pm - Mondays - Drop-in Sessions to chat with teen services librarians.

 

Pride Club
4pm - Tuesdays - A Virtual Club for queer teens & allies.

 

Mind of a Scientist
12:30pm - Wednesdays - Virtual Field Trips for High School Students.

 

 

Anime Club
4pm - Wednesdays - Watch Anime & discuss manga.

 

 

Social Justice Club
4pm - Thursdays - Discuss Monthly Themes related to Social Justice & Activism.

 

Game On
4pm - Fridays - Play FUN Games like Among Us, Jackbox & more! 
All you need to join is a computer and/or phone or tablet.

 

https://sonomalibrary.org/

 


Today
thru
Fri, April 30th

Lend a hand Delivering Meals - Sonoma County

Ceres Community Project delivers meals designed to help individuals
& families living with illnesses

(707) 829-5833

http://ww.CeresProject.org/volunteeradults.html

 


Today
thru
Mon, May 3rd

Looking for a way to support Older Adults?

Social Call Volunteers are paired with an adult age 60 or older for
weekly friendly visits.  Training, support & background check are provided
& volunteers are asked to commit to one call per week for at least 6 months.

Email:

socialcall@covia.org


Today
thru
Fri, May 28th

Drive-up Pick-up Meals for Seniors

The Council on Aging is offering Drive-Up Pick-Up Meals for Seniors at
8 locations in Sonoma County.

Register:
(707) 525-0143 x102

Location: Sonoma County

Website: https://www.councilonaging.com/

Phone: 7075250143


Wed, April 14th
thru
Mon, June 28th

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition Offers In-Person/On-Bike Lessons

Registration For those who are unable to attend our in-person lessons, the SC Bicycle Coalition also offers a series of FREE, Virtual Family Bicycling Workshops via Zoom.

The Virtual series includes Intro to Family Bicycling, Street Skills for Parents, Bicycle Maintenance for Families & Route Planning & Great Sonoma County Family Rides.
For more information & to register for a virtual workshop:

(707) 799-3911

Website: https://www.bikesonoma.org/family-bike-workshops/


Wed, April 14th

Smart Cycling

Join us for a fun & informative cycling workshop for adults & teens. 
Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bike, fit your helmet properly, avoid bike theft, ride after dark & prevent common crashes.

Location: Virtual

Website: https://bikesonom.z2systems.com/np/clients/bikesonom/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1202

Phone: 707-545-0153


Wed, April 14th
thru
Fri, October 8th

Walk to end Alzheimer's

The Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimer's - part of the nation's
largest event to raise awareness & funds for Alzheimer's care, support
& research - is seeking committee members to help make the Oct. 9th
walk a success.

The Committee meets virtually at 6pm the 1st Tuesday of each month.

(707) 755-7606 or (707) 776-0782


Wed, April 14th
thru
Fri, April 30th

Volunteer Opportunities - Petaluma Bounty Farm

The Bounty Farm has drop-in Volunteer Hours on

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS from 9am-12/noon.

THURSDAYS 3-6pm (2-5pm - in the Winter).

All ages & abilities are welcome!

http://www.petalumabounty.org/programs/bounty-farm/


Wed, April 14th
thru
Sun, April 18th

Works of Heart

Bridging Healthcare and the Arts 

                           Healing for Body and Soul

 

Join us for our 6th annual Works of Heart Art Show and Fundraiser. This event is a collaboration between national and local artists and Sonoma County’s only completely free clinic. Inspired artists come together to show their art and raise much needed operating funds for our free clinic. Art proceeds are shared between artists and the clinic supporting both the arts and the activities of our safety net services. 

Location: Virtual Art Show

Website: www.betterunite.com/jcfc-worksofheart2021


Wed, April 14th
thru
Fri, April 30th

Food for Thought April Wellness Month - Let's Go

LET'S GO! is a Fundraiser for Food For Thought.  Participating volunteer
fundraisers set a dollar goal & then commit to walk, run, bicycle or swim
during the month of April--how much is up to you!

Fundraisers reach out to their friends & networks to raise donations to
Food For Thought.  It works like the Human Race (which prior to the
pandemic took place every year in Sonoma County), but you can choose
the type of activity to get you GOing!

https://supporter.greatergiving.com/Login?AT=1&P=447137


Wed, April 14th
thru
Mon, May 3rd

Spring Break Classes & Events - Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High St., Sebastopol
(707) 829-4797

https://www.sebarts.org/


Thu, April 15th
thru
Fri, April 30th

Register Now for the 2021-2022 School Year

Grades TK-6th.

Jack London, Schaefer Charter School & Olivet Elementary Charter School
Piner-Olivet Charter School - Grades 7-8.
Northwest Prep Charter School - Grades 7-12.

http://www.pousd.org/

 


Thu, April 15th
thru
Thu, May 27th

Bocce Chuckers – Thursdays in Windsor

5:05-8:05pm - Free to attend.

Well it’s that time again for some bocce ball on Thursday Nights.
Come anytime it’s free fun . Located at the bocce ball courts next to
Safeway in Windsor.
BYOB lots of fun

https://www.facebook.com/places/Things-to-do-in-Windsor-California/103838739654761/


Thu, April 15th
thru
Thu, April 29th

Trivia Night - Epicenter, Santa Rosa

6-8pm - Every Thursday Night.  Come with your team

of up to 6 players & answer some of the most random questions
you've ever heard.

Questions start at 6pm!  Feel free to contact Victory House to make
table reservations.

3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa
(707) 708-3742

https://www.facebook.com/VisitEpicenter/

 

Thu, April 15th

Wine, Film & Family - A Virtual Tasting Event

4-5pm - Join award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker granddaughter Gia Coppola & CEO & Chief Winemaker Corey Beck for an
award season tasting through four wines.  The tasting will include both
limited-edition 93rd Award wines, a recently released red blend from
Gia Coppola’s wine collection & the winery’s most recognized wine,
the Black Label Claret.

Moderated by Wine.com educator Gwendolyn Osborn, viewers can expect inspiring conversation about wine, film & family while enjoying wines from California’s greatest regions.
Order your bottles & participate in this unique tasting:

http://www.wine.com/TasteWithCoppola


Thu, April 15th

(Virtual) To Bind the Nation Together: The 1910 Santa Rosa Post Office & the USPS

The story of the old Santa Rosa Post Office - a building that has had several different lives- is often centered on major events: the 1906 earthquake, the building's construction, the 1911 airmail delivery, the rescue of the post office from the wrecking ball & relocation across 2 city blocks - but we don't spend enough time thinking about the day-to-day importance of the post office itself.  In focusing on those milestones, we lose sight of how important post offices were to rural and growing communities in the early 20th century.  Join the Museum of Sonoma County’s Associate Director & Curator of History, Eric Stanley & Smithsonian's National Postal Museum’s Assistant Curator Dr. Alison R. Bazylinski, for a discussion on the brief history of how the U.S. Post Office Dept Post expanded into the West & how post offices, such as the Grand Old Post Office in Santa Rosa, played a vital community role, particularly in rural and growing communities, where it connected residents to local, national & international issues.Alison R. Bazylinski is an Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum.  An American cultural historian by training.

Location: Online

Website: https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=8026

Phone: 707-579-1500


Thu, April 15th
thru
Sat, May 1st

EPIC Trail Challenge - Sonoma County

Train for & complete an 11 or 20 mile hike on Saturday, May 22nd.

Raise funds that do Epic good for our Community.

Website: http://www.srhealth.org/epic


Thu, April 15th
thru
Fri, April 16th

Plant Sales held at the Jail Indsutries - Santa Rosa

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

10am-3pm - Thursday - Saturday.

 

100% of revenue from the plants sales fund the nursery
vocational education program
operated by the Sonoma County
Sheriff's Office in partnership with Five Keys Schools & Programs.
All plants are grown & nurtured by inmates. No pesticides or
fertilizers are used.

Jail Industries Plant Sales
2254 Ordinance Road, Santa Rosa

(707) 239-1611


Fri, April 16th
thru
Fri, April 30th

Virtual Ongoing Classes, Workshops & Support Groups

See what your Sebastopol Area Senior Center has to offer!

https://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/


Fri, April 16th

ArtQuest Dance Drive-In Showcase KICK-OFF Event

6:30pm - ArtQuest Dance Drive-In will include performances from all
3 levels of our dance progrram, food & more!  All are welcome!!

 

Please join us the next day on, April 17 @ 6:30pm for the
27th Annual ArtQuest Spring Virtual Showcase.

https://www.srhsdance.org/events.html


Fri, April 16th
thru
Tue, April 27th

Healdsburg Running Company

APRIL FUN RUN SCHEDULE:

https://healdsburgrunningcompany.com/


Fri, April 16th
thru
Wed, June 30th

Quarryhill is renamed Sonoma Botanical Garden

9am-4pm - Open daily except Tuesdays.
Broadening its mission to embrace both Asian & Calfornia native plants.

The 67-acre Sonoma Valley Botanical Garden is internationally recognized
for spectactular collections of flowering Asian plants, many grown form seed gathered on trips to China, Japan, Korea & elsewhere in Asia.

The name change coincides with the Spring Season, considered to many to
be  the Garden's most beautiful, when many rare plants come into flower.

12841 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen
https://quarryhillbg.org/


Fri, April 16th
thru
Sat, May 8th

Live Music Every Weekend - Healdsburg

6-8:30pm - Every Friday & Saturday.

44 Mill St., Healdsburg
(707) 433-4444

Book now:
https://www.coyotesonoma.com/reservations


Fri, April 16th
thru
Mon, May 24th

Wineroad Tasting Pass

You pick the date! Choose from over 40 Wineries.

Reservations Required.

https://www.wineroad.com/


Sat, April 17th

27th Annual ArtQuest Spring Virtual Showcase

6:30pm - This FREE event is a great opportunity to learn more about the
8 ArtQuest Arts Specialty disciplines & what they have been working on
over the course of the year.  You will see work from the following art
specialties: Dance, Digital Arts, Instrumental Music, Photography,
Theatre Arts, Videio Arts, Visual Fine Arts & Vocal Music.
You will see & hear outstanding samples of student work & performances!
(707) 890-3850 x52290

http://www.artquestonline.org/


Sat, April 17th

The Art of DESSERT

6-7pm - Your Confection Connection!

Join us for our 18th Annual 'The Art of Dessert' & help us support our
biggest fundraiser of the year.  Helping us support our community home
for the arts & help provide enrichment in the arts to 480,000+ children.

This beloved event includes a silent auction, with incredible wine options,
a virtual live auction, performances by our amazing luther locals & more.

The event is free to attend with Registration Required.

https://app.mobilecause.com/e/Bd3IQA?vid=hgxor


Sat, April 17th
thru
Sat, December 18th

43rd Annual Healdsburg Farmers' Market

Saturdays', April 17 - Dec., 18.

8:30am-12/Noon.

West Plaza Parking Lot.

https://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/


Sun, April 18th
thru
Sat, April 24th

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK

April 18-24.

A Hige Heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our Volunteers!


Sun, April 18th

Rumi's Caravan via Zoom

2-3pm - An astonishing conversation of World Poetry.

A Poetic ensemble dedicated to restoring the soul of the world through
a revival of the oarl tradtion of poetry.  Our presentation is unscripted;
each of us has committed a body of poetry to memory.  This will not be
a reading or a slam but rather a poetic converstion.

$15/Member, $20/Non-Member

(707) 829-2440

https://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/


Sun, April 18th

Sacramento Wedding Festival

Wedding planning should be fun & it can be!  Our wedding professionals
are 100% here for you & want to share the joy of planning a wedding with you... whether that's live in person at the event, or virtually. 
THIS IS A LIVE, IN PERSON EVENT (VERY LIMITED). 
We are taking the pandemic very seriously & as we continue with live events
we will limit the number of people that can be present at any given time. 
When you purchase your ticket, you will select the time that you wish to attend.  Each ticket includes 1 full hour to visit with wedding professionals, plus all day access to the virtual event to meet with even more wedding pros.

Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: https://www.internationalweddingfestival.com/sacramento--bridal-show

Phone: 9999999999


Mon, April 19th
thru
Fri, April 23rd

Earth Day - Windsor

12/noon-3pm - Gardening tips at the Town Green Community Garden.

https://www.townofwindsor.com/


Tue, April 20th
thru
Mon, April 26th

Virtual Earth Action Week

Let's all take time to learn & appreciate Sonoma's beautiful & precious environment, learn what we as a community have done to become
environmental stewards & find inspiration to take action, small & large. 
Locals, can pick up a garden starter pack.

https://www.sonomacity.org/earth-action


Tue, April 20th
thru
Wed, September 22nd

Advocate for Seniors - Volunteer Training for Ombudsman

If you enjoy talking to older people & are interested in
helping them speak up for their rights become a Long-Term Care
Ombudsman. You will be the eyes & ears inside facilities like nursing
homes & assisted living, advocating for residents’ dignity & quality of life.

Location: Virtual/Sonoma County

Website: https://senioradvocacyservices.org/

Phone: 7075264108


Tue, April 20th
thru
Fri, May 28th

Help the Vintage Festival Keep the Wine Flowing

Your donation will help with the annual costs the Valley of the Moon

Vintage Festival incurs, such as insurance, storage, merchant services & more. 

DONATE TODAY to help support the Sonoma Valley community. 
As a 100% volunteer organization, no portion of your donation will pay wages.
It will simply help in keeping The Vintage Festival alive.

https://valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com/shop/?mc_cid=b28c36c3bf&mc_eid=a0704c7b34

 

 


Tue, April 20th
thru
Mon, May 3rd

Become a CASA Volunteer

One caring Adult can be all it takes to make a world of difference for
a child in Foster Care.

Join one of our Quarterly Trainings!
(707) 565-8375

http://www.sonomacasa.org


Tue, April 20th
thru
Mon, July 5th

DAIRY PRODUCERS BEGIN SEARCH FOR ROYALTY

The local dairy industry is searching for young women wishing to compete for the District 3 Dairy Princess crown.
 

The winner will represent the dairy industry in District 3 as a spokesperson
& will also represent the California dairy industry in appearances with
various audiences. The newly selected Dairy Princess
& alternates will participate in a mandatory virtual professional development
& educational training July 6–8, 2021.

                                               

Contestants must meet the following requirements:
1) Be a senior in high school & not over 21 years of age by contest date;
2) Be unmarried & 
3) Family must own a dairy farm, work for the dairy industry or show dairy cattle
for a 4-H/FFA organization.

 

The contest is sponsored by the North Bay Dairy Women (NBDW) and the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB). Olivia Poncia of Petaluma will relinquish her crown to the winner who will represent the dairy industry in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano & Sonoma counties during the 2021-2022 program year. Scholarships will also be awarded.

https://www.californiadairypressroom.com/ca-dairy-princess

(559) 280-9859

 


Tue, April 20th
thru
Tue, October 26th

43rd Annual Healdsburg Farmers' Market

TUESDAYS - April 20- Oct., 26.

9am-12:30pm .

On the Plaza Downtown.
https://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/


Wed, April 21st
thru
Sun, July 25th

Bach meets Hip-Hop - Festival Napa Valley

We are excited to share our plans soon for the 2021 Summer Season!
Please save the dates: July 16-25.

 

In the meantime, please enjoy this very special duet featuring cellist Starla Breshears & Jookin' dance master Ron "Prime Tyme" Myles.  Filmed at the Promontory, the performance was par of our Dec. 2020

 

J.S. Bach's Suite No. 6 in d major, BWV 1012

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JnIwVUipT4

 

 


Wed, April 21st
thru
Mon, August 30th

Camp Newman - Sonoma County

Year Round Programs

We are working to re-envision what our in-person year round programming might look like when we can safely convene again. In the meantime, please join us for our virtual gatherings!

Register: 

https://campnewman.org/year-round/

 


Thu, April 22nd

Virtual Day Trips & Workshops - Sebastopol Area Senior Center

The San Francisco Art Scene of the 1940's.

1-2:30pm -

Cost: $10/Member, $15/Non-Member
https://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/


Thu, April 22nd

Restore Our Earth Family Scavenger Hunt -

3:30-6:30pm - Explore the beautiful Uplands Preserve, help with retoration & win prizes!

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
900 Sanford Rd., Satnta Rosa
(707) 527-9277

http://lagunafoundation.org/


Thu, April 22nd

Celebrate Earth Day - Drive-thru

11am-2pm - Drive-thru to pick up your FREE...
Kid's Eco-Exploration Guide,
Water Smart Toolkit.

 

Participants must remain in vehicle at all times.  Masks required.

A Place To Play Community Park
2375 W. 3rd Street, Santa Rosa

https://srcity.org/2139/Earth-Day-OnStage


Thu, April 22nd


Thu, April 22nd

Spring Bloom!

5-6pm Virtual Zoom fundraiser! 

This fun event includes:Cooking Demo with the delightful & talented Natalie Goble, owner & chef of Handline restaurant in Sebastopol.  Natalie will tantalize your taste buds with Spring Vegetable Risotto ~ A soulful bowl of creamy rice
with spring’s first tender delights, peas, asparagus, wild mushrooms & shaved estero gold.Silent / Live Auction featuring vacation getaways, canopy adventures, restaurant experiences, wine tastings & more.

Location: Zoom, PO BOX 1367, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Website: https://springbloom2021.eventbrite.com/

Phone: 707-861-0593


Thu, April 22nd

Earth Day Celebration

Join the City of Santa Rosa for our drive-thru Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 22 from 11am-2pm at a Place to Play Community Park in Santa Rosa. Drive-thru to pick-up your FREE kid’s eco-exploration guide filled with fun eco-friendly activities, reusable items, and so much more! 

 

In addition to the kids bags, Santa Rosa Water will be offering FREE WaterSmart toolkits to each household. With the exceptionally dry weather, it is imperative that we all do our part to conserve our precious water resources. Toolkits will include flow bag’s, dye tabs, and additional water-saving resources. 

 

Simply drive-thru, pop your trunk, and be on your way. Remember, masks are required.

  

Can’t make it to the Earth Day celebration? Join in the Earth Day festivities from the comfort of home with fun and engaging virtual activities beginning April 19th on srcity.org/EarthDay. 

Location: Place to Play Community Park in Santa Rosa

Website: srcity.org/EarthDay


Fri, April 23rd

Sonoma County Family YMCA & Redwood Empire Food Bank Donation Station

11am-1:30pm - Healthy Families Week: food donation station Donate funds
or fill a couple bags with non-perishable food Drive your donations to the back parking lot at the YMCA Stay in your car & drive-thru to drop off your donation Feel great about helping your neighbors in need.  *NO glass containers

Location: Sonoma County Family YMCA

Website: www.scfymca.org

Phone: 7077082750


Fri, April 23rd

Redwood Empire Food Bank & Sonoma County Family YMCA Food Donation Station

11am-1pm - Partner with the Sonoma County Family YMCA & the
Redwood Empire Food Bank & celebrate Healthy Families!
Donate funds or fill a couple bags with non-perishable food.
Drive your donations to the back parking lot at the YMCA. 
Stay in your car & drive-thru to drop off your donation.
Feel great about helping your neighbors in need* NO Glass containers

Location: Sonoma County Family YMCA, 1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

Website: www.scfymca.org

Phone: 7077082750


Fri, April 23rd
thru
Sun, May 2nd

Alexander Valley Film Festival

Weekly Films, Educational Opportunities & Community Events.

https://www.avfilmsociety.org/alexander-valley-film-festival/?fbclid=IwAR1VWLDR8A4pnu8VOoWVtxYIWdlIAY8s54K0s5aedrSn_is82vIK9x9hjEo


Fri, April 23rd
thru
Fri, November 5th

Eat & Donate

Help support the Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimers
with Mountain Mikes Pizza on the 4th Friday of the month.

Location: Mountain Mikes Pizza

Website: http://act.alz.org/goto/KatelynnAnderson

Phone: 7075482533


Sat, April 24th

Basic Bike Maintenance for Families

Learn the basics of keeping your bike in good working order; a well-maintained bike is key to safe & confident riding!  Topics include tires, brakes, chain, essential tools & more – plus live Q&A with a local bicycle mechanic. 
Class is free, but pre-registration is required.  For more information,
contact Tina Panza at tinap@bikesonoma.org or call (707) 799-3911.
(If leaving a message, indicate your name, email, phone number & group size.)

Location: Virtual

Website: https://bikesonom.z2systems.com/np/clients/bikesonom/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1207

Phone: 707-545-0153


Sat, April 24th

Biker Chicks Ride

Calling All Women!  Are you ready to discover or rediscover a love of bicycling?  Come ride with us!  The Biker Chicks are a team of women cyclists dedicated
to getting more women out road riding.  Rides are open to any woman who
wants to join us!  We ride as a group & have a lot of fun while we’re at it. 
Next ride date: Saturday April 24th.  COVID-19 protocols mean that our rides are now SMALLER & require pre-registration.

Location: Sonoma County

Website: https://www.bikesonoma.org/our-work/biker-chicks/

Phone: 707-545-0153


Sat, April 24th

Love Your Mother - Clean Your Creek

9-11am - In honor of Earth Day let's show Mother Earth some pampering.
Larson Park & Maxwell Farms Regional Park.

http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/


Sat, April 24th
thru
Sun, April 25th

Food for Thought Plant Sale

10am-4pm - April 24 & April 25.

Buy Organically grown heirloom vegetable varieties, native plants & more!

Food for Thought Parking Lot
6550 Railroad Ave., Forestville

 


Sat, April 24th
thru
Sat, June 26th

Willowside School Nursery - Plant Sale

A program with student involvement to support garden & nursery coordinator positions in the Oak Grove Union School District.

5299 Hall Rd. & Willowside Rd.

Spring Pant Sales:

SATURDAYS from 9am – 2pm
By appointment:   mfiddler@ogusd.org
OR drop-in if space available 
April 24, May 15, June 5, June 26.
Thousands of plants: a variety of low water & drought tolerant perennials,
CA natives, a multitude of succulents, grasses, salvias & MANY BEAUTIFUL PLANTS to invite beneficial insects, butterflies & hummingbirds into your garden.

PRICE: $5 for 1 gallon containers

We have over 40 varieties of Speciality Japanese Maples, 3-6 feet
tall at $30 to $70
.

Rain does not cancel. 

Call:  Jan Lochner - (707) 569 - 4724


Sun, April 25th

11th Annual Spring Plant Sale

9am-3pm - Over 25 types of vegetables & herbs & 200 different varieties to choose from.  Attendance is by appointment only due to COVID-19 concerns.

Special Sign-up on APRIL 24 from 1-3pm for those who are
immunocomprimised, 65+, or those using CalFresh (EBT).

Masks are required for all in attendance.

55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma

(707) 364-4886

http://www.petalumabounty.org/programs/bounty-farm/


Sun, April 25th

Save the Date: Friends of Fife Creek Fundraiser

Sunday, April 25, 2021
At the Butterfly Garden entrance
Across from Guerneville Safeway
In the old Flavors parking lot

 
Local craft vendors, music, educational exhibits
Native wildflower seed packet: $25 suggested donation
email for more info:

http://thecaliforniamermaid@yahoo.com


Sun, April 25th

Sonoma County Poets Laureate, Phyllis Meshulam & Zoya Ahmed

7pm  - Since every day is Earth Day & the official one will have just passed. 
Phyllis & Zoya will read poems that celebrate our Mother Planet & encourage
us to care for her.

Selected readings from each of them & a Q&A to follow.
All our literary events are free & donations are gratefully accepted.

OCA Member Registration for the Zoom event ends at 6pm on
4/25/21 - 1-Hour BEFORE event start).

The recording will be available on YouTube within 24 hours of the live event.
(707) 874-9392

https://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/

 


Sun, April 25th

Santa Rosa Symphony presents: SRS @ Home

Sunday, April 25, it's romancing, dancing and serenading! Francesco conducts Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for String Orchestra and, featuring Concertmaster Joseph Edelberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Romance for Violin and Chamber Orchestra. Plus works by living composers.

Location: YouTube

Website: https://www.srsymphony.org/Events-Tickets/SRS-HOME/SRS-HOME-April-25

Phone: 707-546-8742


Mon, April 26th
thru
Mon, May 3rd

Tailwags & Handbags Auction - Online

Auction runs April 26 - May 3.
April 30 - Virtual Luncheon.

 

The online Auction will feature gently-used & new designer & vintage
handbags, murses (man purses), scarves, watches & hats, along with
eye-catching jewelry.

All benefiting Pets Lifeline, a non-profit animal shelter in Sonoma Valley

(707) 966-4577 x111

Website: http://www.petslifeline.org


Tue, April 27th

Intro to Family Bicycling: Tips & Tricks for Bicycling with the Whole family

Learn all about cycling options for families, as well as tips, tricks & tools
for biking with your children safely & conveniently.  Topics covered include
riding safely with kids at a variety of developmental stages, building confidence re: riding with kids, rules of the road & more.
Class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact
Tina Panza at tinap@bikesonoma.org or 707-799-3911.
(If leaving a message, please indicate your name, email, phone number
& group size.)

Location: Virtual

Website: https://bikesonom.z2systems.com/np/clients/bikesonom/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1212

Phone: 707-545-0153


Tue, April 27th

Intro to Family Bicycling: Tips & Tricks for Bicycling with the Whole family

Learn all about cycling options for families, as well as tips, tricks & tools
for biking with your children safely & conveniently.  Topics covered include
riding safely with kids at a variety of developmental stages, building
confidence re: riding with kids, rules of the road & more.  Class is free,
but pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact Tina Panza
at tinap@bikesonoma.org or (707) 799-3911. (If leaving a message,
please indicate your name, email, phone number & group size.)

Location: Virtual

Website: https://bikesonom.z2systems.com/np/clients/bikesonom/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1212

Phone: 707-545-0153


Thu, April 29th

SIP for Seniors - a live online tasting experience with Hook and Ladder Winery

Join us as we SIP & taste our way through Wine Country - featuring
a new winery each month.
Visit our website to learn more about your tasting kit.

Location: Your home!

Website: sipforseniors.com

Phone: 7073226946


Tue, May 4th
thru
Thu, May 27th

We Give Summit: A Celebration of Collective Giving

Open to giving circle members, philanthropy experts, community leaders
& social impact newcomers, we'll learn, grow, & dream together across
4-weeks in May.  This year's theme: Stronger Together.
25+ Sessions starting May 4 & continuing every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the month- 60+ incredible speakers who are making an impact
their community through collective giving- Hundreds of giving circle members
& supporters from around the world connecting during lively networking
events.  Purchase an All-Access Pass by April 8 & receive a swag
box in the mail!

Register:

https://wegivesummit.org/

 

 

Location: Virtual

Website: https://wegivesummit.org

Phone: 3030755


Fri, May 7th
thru
Sun, May 9th

Gem Faire

GEM FAIRE: May 7-9.

Hours: Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. 
Admission $7/Weekend Pass.
Fine jewelry, crystals, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions
of beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices.
Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers.
Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop.
COVID-19 safety protocols are implemented.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
13540  Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa
(503) 252-8300

https://gemfaire.com/

 

 

 

Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA

Website: https://gemfaire.com

Phone: 5032528300


Fri, May 7th
thru
Sun, May 9th

Gem Faire - Santa Rosa

Admission: $7.

Days/Hours: 

Friday, 12/Noon-6pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa

https://gemfaire.com/event/santa-rosa-ca-17/


Fri, May 7th
thru
Sun, June 27th

2021 Sonoma-Marin Fiar - 'Moovin' On' - Petaluma

12/Noon - 8pm.  "Hybrid" Fair FUN for all.

Drive Thru Fair Food: Come back to the Fairgrounds & enjoy those corn dogs, funnel cakes, turkey legs & more!
Dates are: May 7-9 May 14-16 June 18-20 June 25-27
 
For the final weekend, our "Fair" weekend, will hope to have entertainment & live music as well!
Live Contests: Join us online & enter one of our popular contests.
Participants will share their talent/skill & a panel of judges will pick the winner.
Photo Contests: Back by popular demand!  Participants will enter the contest with digital photos. Judges will pick the winners & announce on Facebook.
Vendor Village: We miss our friends in the shopping pavilion & are working to bring them back in a live, online format. Details in coming newsletters.
Coloring Contest: Yes, its back & for adults too!  The coloring sheet will be available online on April 15th & should be turned in by June 11th.
175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma
(707) 283-3247
https://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/

 

Sat, May 8th

“Our Best Shot” Virtual Fundraiser

Every spring, the Windsor Rotary Community Foundation hold a celebration and fundraising event to celebrate our year of community service. Our event features live and silent auctions, and other fundraising activities.

In prior years, Rotarians, donors, supporters, and other local citizens have joined to partake in a fantastic lobster feed dinner, to party and dance, and to share friendships. But this year is different – it’s a Virtual Fundraiser featuring our very vibrant auctioneer, Senator Mike McGuire! Wow, it’s going to be fun! We’ll be celebrating our accomplishments of the past year and we’ll have a Live and Silent Auction too!

Location: Online

Website: https://www.windsorrotary.org/our-best-shot-virtual-fundraiser-event/


Sat, May 15th

11th Annual Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival

6:30-8:30pm.  The event will be held virtually by Zoom.

The virtual Matsuri! will showcase traditional Japanese dance, music
& cultural presentations.  Featured artists include Shakuhachi Grand Master
Riley Lee from Australia, Sonoma County Taiko, Ensohza Minyoshu, Bay Area Miyake, TenTen Taiko, the DeLeon Judo Club & others.

 

Sonoma County Matsuri Festival is a non-profit organization based

in Santa Rosa, California.  Its mission is to share & promote Japanese arts
& culture by providing educational opportunities & enhanced intercultural understanding in the greater Bay Area.  Since its first event in 2010,
Matsuri! has become one of the signature cultural festivals in the North Bay.

Registration is free.  For registration &  more information:
https://sonomamatsuri.org/


Sun, May 16th

Santa Rosa Symphony presents: SRS @ Home

Francesco Lecce-Chong conducts the Santa Rosa Symphony for Haydn’s
touching Symphony No. 45, Farewell, Rossini’s exhilarating & joyful Overture
to Il signor Bruschino & works by living composers, including SRS Artistic
Partner Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Peanuts® Gallery with pianist Elizabeth Dorman.
Plus LIVE pre-concert talk at 2pm & post-concert Q & A with Francesco.

Location: YouTube

Website: https://www.srsymphony.org/Events-Tickets/SRS-HOME/SRS-HOME-May-16

Phone: 707-546-8742


Sun, May 16th

Tri-Point National Honor Society 5k Run and 2 mile fun run/walk

All proceeds will go back to the National Honor Society in plans to make a walk path that will go behind the high school. The walk path will also contain exercise stations. Those exercise stations can be used during P.E. classes & walk path itself can be used during sport seasons like cross country & track. There is a virtual run option only for the 5k race.  For more information on the virtual 5k and all of the races, visit the race roster link below. Cost: $20.

Location: Cullom Park (Hack St. Cullom Illinois 60929)

Website: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/46562/tri-point-national-honor-society-5k-run-and-2-mile-walk-event

Phone: 815-689-2110 ext. 302


Fri, May 21st

Bike to Wherever Day!

Join us – and thousands of folks throughout the Bay Area – in a host of
cycling activities, challenges & classes throughout the month of May!

Location: Sonoma County

Website: https://www.bikesonoma.org/btwd/

Phone: 707-545-0153


Mon, May 31st
thru
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

Website: http://www.incarnation100.org


Tue, June 1st
thru
Tue, September 28th

Forestville Certified Farmers Market

4-7pm - OPENING DAY.  Live Music by Andre Thierry & his Accordion Soul Music, Cajun Zydeco music!  Hot Prepared Foods & Fresh Brick Oven Baked Breads, Crafters & Artists, Sonoma County Wines & Beer, Picnic Tables.  EAT, DRINK, SHOP!  Located in the center of downtown Forestville in a beautiful park setting under shady oak trees.  Picnic tables available.
The Market site hosts the West County Trail head, connecting our neighboring communities of Graton & Sebastopol. Great for biking & walking!
Refreshing non-alcohol bevs too!  See you at the Market.

Mary, Market Manager (707) 766-4597
We adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Dept of Public Health

https://www.forestvillechamber.org/forestville-farmers-market/

 

 

Location: 6990 Front Street

Website: https://www.forestvillechamber.org/forestville-farmers-market/

Phone: 7077664597


Sat, June 5th
thru
Sun, June 6th

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Sonoma Raceway

29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma
For Sonoma Raceway Schedule Updates:

https://www.sonomaraceway.com/tickets/toyota-save-mart-350/tickets/


Sun, June 13th

Our Virtual Tale - Benefitting Food For Thought

We will livestream our event, complete with music, engaging videos, breakout rooms for socializing, inspirational client speakers & giving opportunities. We will also have a great online auction, to-go food & wine options!

 
Our goal is to raise $90,000 to feed our clients living with HIV, COVID-19 & other serious illnesses in Sonoma County.  We need your help to do so!
(707) 887-1647

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


Sun, June 27th

Elk Grove Wedding Festival

11am-3pm - THIS IS A LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENT (VERY LIMITED, WILL SELL OUT).
As we continue with live events we will limit the number of people that can be present at any given time. When you purchase your ticket, you will select the time that you wish to attend.  Each ticket includes 1 full hour to visit with wedding professionals who are physically present & ready to plan a wedding with you!  Ticket also includes all day access to our virtual platform.  We have added a virtual element to ALL of our LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENTS just like this one!

 

You will see their offerings, have conversations, chat, zoom & plan your big day! We have assembled the area's favorite & most respected wedding professionals for your big day. 
PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING? OR JUST WANT TO PLAN FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME?  Our virtual platform is also perfect for engaged couples planning a destination wedding or those who want to plan from the comfort of home to "meet" with amazing wedding professionals live!

Location: Eden Garden Event Center, 8434 Bradshaw Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Website: https://www.internationalweddingfestival.com/elk-grove-bridal-fair

Phone: 9999999999


Sat, July 3rd
thru
Sun, October 31st

First Annual Student Photography Exhibition by SRJC Photo Club

The Santa Rosa Junior College Photography Club will host the first annual juried student photography exhibition, entitled, “SoCo Clicks.”  This is a hybrid event, with the winner’s work displayed at the Museum of Sonoma County July 3 to October 31 & a virtual exhibition of selected entries online.  The event will showcase photography taken by Sonoma County students, high school & up. Photographs will be reviewed by a panel of professional photographers & there will be a cash prize of $1,000 for “Best of Show,” as well as other prizes.

https://events.santarosa.edu/SoCoClicks


Fri, July 16th
thru
Sun, July 25th

Festival Napa Valely

Festival Napa Valley is pleased to welcome back audiences for an
all-outdoor
celebration this summer.

 
Jennifer Hudson, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano,
Roberto Bolle & other top performers will appear live on Festival Napa
Valley stages, July 16-25. Select concerts will also be streamed to
audiences locally and worldwide.
(707) 346-5052

https://festivalnapavalley.org/save-the-date/?utm_source=Festival+Napa+Valley&utm_campaign=fe6ad334ba-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_21_09_21_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b67941217d-fe6ad334ba-85778677


Sat, October 23rd

2021 Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS

11:30am-12:30 - The Golden West Chapter is looking forward to a new year of opportunity & progress for the ALS community.  We are excited to announce that - for the first time ever - participants from 31 California counties & the entire state of Hawaii will all gather together online on the same day to raise ALS awareness & funds, & build community in the urgent effort to defeat ALS.Please save the date to join us to celebrate our ALS community, to support families facing ALS today and in the future & to remember our loved ones lost to this devastating disease.

Location: Live on Zoom and streamed on YouTube

Website: http://walk-tober.org/

Phone: 704-877-7757