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EVENTS for Everyone

This is a MIX of interesting events that are informative, educational, entertaining - items that pop up during the month that you may enjoy.
Seedlings - Plant Redwood Seedlings in the New Year! Plant Redwood Seedlings in the New Year
January 4, 2017

Nature lovers looking to kick off 2017 with a good deed might consider volunteering to plant redwood seedlings for Forest Unlimited’s annual reforestation project.

This year, the group will plant seedlings Friday and Saturday, January 6th and 7th, at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker, a protected 580-acre retreat center originally intended for terminally ill children to spend time in a healing environment of a “magical” forest community. Most of the land that was acquired recently had been badly logged. The redwood planting will help reforest these areas.

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Into the Woods Analy High School Arts Into The Woods Analy High School Arts
March 7, 2017
The Award Winning Analy Arts Department presents the Broadway sensation Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. 
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Murder Mystery at Curtain Call Murder Mystery at Curtain Call
March 1, 2017
This romantic comedy by John Van Druten comes just in time for the fun and frolic of the Halloween Holiday. The New York Times called it an “....impish fantasy.”
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CalTrans Greenlights Sebastopol Ped Line CalTrans Greenlights Sebastopol Ped Line
March 1, 2017

The City of Sebastopol received approval from CalTrans to move forward with four color-coded, self-guided walking tours. Created by Cittaslow Sebastopol as part of the City’s Park-Once-And-Walk campaign, three of the walks take visitors from the Plaza to local attractions and back:

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A Look Back at Sonoma County Theatre in 2016 A Look Back at Sonoma County Theatre in 2016
January 4, 2017
by Harry Duke
Tis that time of year again where critics post their “Best of…”, “Top Ten…”, etc. lists and give artists and audiences something to argue about. I continue to resist that urge and instead offer something a little different. It’s awards season, so I thought I’d throw a few more out there post-Marquee Journalists and Pre-SFBATCC Excellence in Theatre Awards.
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Rivertown Ball benefits Friends of the Petaluma River Rivertown Ball benefits Friends of the Petaluma River
December 5, 2016
The folks from Clementine Eco Events have built an amazing, dedicated community through their expanding events and we couldn’t wait another year create something new together. On December 31st Second Octave will unite with Clementine, founders of the Rivertown Revival, to present a fresh and fantastic Sonoma County New Year’s tradition: The Rivertown Ball!
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Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County EVENTS to BE Involved
November 30, 2016

Get involved! Stay Involved!

See the list of ongoing events at the bottom of this page.


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Hippie Bug Backstory of “The Hippies” Exhibit
November 25, 2016
The Hippies are invading Sonoma County again!  With the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury  in San Francisco coming up, the West County Museum in Sebastopol is mounting an exhibit “The Hippies” that will open October 30th.  The curators, Erin Sheffieldand Sue Gary are collecting memaorabilia from the Hippie elders in our midst to recreate the environment that these rebels against consumerism and conformity built in the forests of Graton and Occidental 1966-1973.
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Libertad Community Center Creating More Unity in the Community
November 25, 2016
Libertad Community Center began in order to provide a place where people from all walks of life can gather and learn from each other, heal from past trauma, and create new skills that will allow them to contribute to our/their community in a way that will provide them with a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life
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Hike with Bill and Dave in Sonoma County Parks Hike with Bill and Dave in Sonoma County Parks
November 25, 2016
Join Bill & Dave Hikes on Saturday, December 3, at Jack London State Historic Park as we climb up to the Sonoma Ridge Trail and explore the newly opened East Slope extension to this wonderful trail.
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Theater Review: Run For Your Wife Marquee Theater Journalists Awards
November 24, 2016
On November 14, a gathering of Sonoma County actors, directors and designers took place at the Local Barrel taproom in Santa Rosa for the inaugural awards presentation of the newly formed Marquee Theater Journalists Association.
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Sonoma County Youth Leaders Converge to Share Climate Solutions Sonoma County Youth Leaders Converge to Share Climate Solutions
November 21, 2016
Youth leaders converge to share climate solutionsNovember 18, 2016 (Santa Rosa CA) – The Center for Climate Protection’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) brought together 100 students and community leaders from across Sonoma County for the Green Teen Gathering. High school students from six schools and sine community organizations came together to share ways to make their school, communities, and the world a greener place. YAB members spoke about their triumphs and challenges to create positive action in response to the climate crisis. Students learned from each other about broad-ranging sustainability projects, i.e. changing their transportation habits, conserving water, and supporting actions like the Standing Rock protests.
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History of Sonoma County’s Narrow Gauge Railroad History of Sonoma County’s Narrow Gauge Railroad
October 26, 2016
Northern California used to have a complex network of train lines carrying passengers and cargo across the state. One line in particular, the North Pacific Coast narrow gauge line, connected San Francisco, by way of the ferry in Sausalito, to the Russian River redwoods in Cazadero.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Analy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Analy
October 26, 2016
Ever wonder what would happen if Shakespeare met The Beatles and Led Zeppelin? You’ll just have to come see Analy Arts’ fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
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Something for Everyone at the New Wine Country Winter Fest Something for Everyone at the New Wine Country Winter Fest
October 26, 2016
This December a brand new event comes to life in Sonoma County. The Wine Country Winter Festival on December 3rd and 4th will be held at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds.
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Review- “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Golden Gate Theatre – by Harry Duke Review- “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Golden Gate Theatre – by Harry Duke
October 26, 2016
by Harry Duke
My first experience with Hedwig and the Angry Inch was in 2001, when the film adaptation of the 1998 John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask Off-Broadway rock musical was released with expectations of becoming the next Rocky Horror Picture ShowThe film flopped (much like Rocky Horror), but my friends and I were quite taken by Hedwig’s story, from her identity struggles, her relationships, her botched sex change operation, her abandonments to her personal triumph and survival, all set to a terrific rock score. 
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Rohnert Park Spreckels Karen Pinomaki Review - "Titanic, the Musical" in Rohnert Park - by Harry Duke
October 22, 2016
by Harry Duke

If the title Titanic, the Musical conjures images in your head of life vest clad passengers tap dancing their way into lifeboats or a Nathan Lane-voiced singing iceberg, you’ve seen way too many Disney musicals. Thankfully, the Tony Award winning Peter Stone/Maury Yeston show takes a decidedly more serious approach in telling the tale of the world’s most infamous nautical disaster by focusing on the (mostly-true) human stories of those on board and, through them, touches on issues of class, greed, and hubris that Disney wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot trident. The end result is a highly entertaining, surprisingly emotional evening of grand musical theatre.


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50 Years of the National Organization for Women (NOW) 50 Years of the National Organization for Women (NOW)
October 19, 2016
Happy Birthday to the National Organization for Women (NOW) celebrating 50 years of NOW’s s history of cutting-edge activism on behalf of women, which include some of the most significant victories of the 20th century, but also the important work ahead as the organization pushes forward with its cutting-edge, intersectional and multi-agenda advocacy for the 21st century.
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Curtain Call’s Bell, Book, and Candle Curtain Call’s Bell, Book, and Candle
September 28, 2016
This romantic comedy by John Van Druten comes just in time for the fun and frolic of the Halloween Holiday. The New York Times called it an “....impish fantasy.”
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Measure J Measure J Protects Sonoma County Parks For Everyone
September 28, 2016
It’s easy to focus on national issues in the midst of an important presidential election, but it’s also important to focus on the critical issues that impact us right here at home in Sonoma County. Measure J, which will help protect our Sonoma County Regional Parks, is at the end of your ballot, but it should be a top priority.
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