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Events for Everyone
 Sonoma County CALENDAR

by Vesta Copestakes

There's no excuse for sitting around doing nothing. If you're lonely - looking for something to do - restless to get out of your daily grind...take a look through this list until you find something that sparks your interest!

 

Events:

Boating at the Barn ~ Every Sunday, year-round, volunteers usher you out on the Petaluma River (after a short safety demonstration) on kayaks canoes, rowboats and sailboats so you can experience non-motorized river fun. 10am to 1pm. at the David Yearsley River Heritage Center - Copeland & D Streets, Petaluma. INFO: http://friendsofthepetalumariver.org/, (707) 763-7756 or friends@friendsofthepetalumariver.org.

Hollydale Clubhouse  "1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 7pm Hollydale Table Tennis...all levels welcome.  (Need a venue for Thanksgiving or small holiday gathering, give the Club a call 887-0330.) 10250 Field Lane (corner of Old River Road & Frank St.), Forestville

Thru April 2017 ~ Free tax preparation will begin again for households earning $54,000 or less. Tax sites are available throughout Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt counties. Tax clients can dial 2-1-1 to confirm their eligibility and make an appointment or visit unitedwaywinecountry.org to schedule an appointment online.

Thru April 2017 ~ Free tax preparation will begin again for households earning $54,000 or less. Tax sites are available throughout Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt counties. Tax clients can dial 2-1-1 to confirm their eligibility and make an appointment or visit unitedwaywinecountry.org to schedule an appointment online.

Thru Mar 19 ~ English Country Dance - Join North Bay Country Dance (NBCD) for spirited dancing called to live music on Sundays Mar 5– 19. No partner necessary, beginners welcome, fragrance-free event.  $10 members, $12 non-members, 2-4:30p. Wischemann Hall, 465 Morris St. in Sebastopol. www.nbcds.org, 707-535-0873 

Thru Mar 12 ~ Sonoma County Restaurant Week -  Participating restaurants will present fantastic food at fantastic prices. Two Meals - Three Great PricesThe two-course prix-fixe lunch option will be offered again by participating restaurants, priced at $10 or $15. And, as always, all restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $19, $29 or $39. There are no tickets or passes required.  List of partisipating Restaurants: sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week/restaurants

Thru June 4 ~ Astronaut Lullabies at the SRJC Planetarium - A live concert planetarium experience, returning by popular demand.  This heart expanding exploration of inner and outer space, is an immersive live concert planetarium experience featuring Jim and Kathy Oceans’ thought-rocking collection of original astronomy-inspired "space music."  Expect a mesmerizing multi-sensory journey--a poetry of sight and sound--as a live planetarium show is choreographed to original live music. $15 adults/$10 youth, students and seniors. Parking FREE with admission. Mar 5, Apr 9, and Jun 4 at 3p; May 6 at 7p, Santa Rosa Junior College Planetarium, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Lark Hall, Santa Rosa, 707.521.6914, eventbrite.com/o/oceanworks-productions

Mar 12 ~ Whole Person Health Fair, Health and Wellness of Mind, Body and Spirit - Promoting wellness of the body, mind & spirit! Vendors will be offering demonstrations, resources, movement food and fun! Health related community classes, senior resources, art therapy, assisted living, exercise and movement, integrative medicine, massage, tai chi, music and memory, veterans benefits, care-giving, health systems, children’s health, mental health and more. Everyone encouraged to come and participate. A lunch of snacks and appetizers will be provided at various stations.  FREE 11:30 – 2p. Presbyterian Church of the Roses, Bowen Hall,  2500 Patio Ct. Santa Rosa, churchoftheroses.org 707.542.4272

Mar 8 ~ Rhonert Park Chamber of Commerce, After Hours Mixer - Terra Firma Global Partners (Robin Bianchini and Sandie Schach) togehter with Bay Equity Home Loans (Roger Farah). Complimentary appetizers and refreshments. Free, open to all. 5:30-7p. 470 City Center Drive, Rhonert Park. rohnertparkchamber.org

Mar 10 & 11 ~ Santa Rosa Fishing Tackle, Duck Decoy, Sporting Collectible Show - Biggest show of its kind in the West,150 tables of fishing tackle,rods ,reels,duck decoys,knives,fly rods and reels,books, wildlife art, etc.  Buy, Sell, Trade, with free appraisals. $5.  (3/10: 8a - 5p) (3/11: 8a-3p) Santa Rosa Vets 1351 Maple St. Santa Rosa - redsshow.com/ 707-539-3662 warrenjo@pacbell.net

Mar 10 ~ Sebastopol Rotary 2017 Speech Contest - The Sebastopol Rotary Club will hold its annual high school speech contest on March 10th following its weekly meeting at the Community Church at 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North in Sebastopol. High Schoolers from Analy, El Molino, and Laguna who like to debate may enter. Application period ends on Friday March 3rd. This year's topic "Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?" For more information and complete details contact Larry Ford - psychden@sonic.net 

Mar 11 ~ Wine Country Running Event 2017 -Fleet Feet Santa Rosa presents the second annual Wine Country Running Event on March 11, 2017 at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa. This premier event is designed to bring the running community together with top running vendors, professional athletes, local race directors, guest speakers and sports medicine clinics. This will be an incredible expo for runners of all categories to learn more about the sport and network. Visit winecountryrunningevent.com for more details. The event will be held in conjunction with packet pick/up for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K. Free 10-5p  Finley Community Center 2060 W College Avenue Santa Rosa fleetfeetsantarosa.com/events/wine-country-running-event-2017  melody@fleetfeetsantarosa.com 

Mar 11 ~ Sonoma County School Districts’ Job Fair - Hosted by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), to hire credentialed teachers and interns, single subject, multiple subject, special education, and  speech & language professionals. Come prepared to interview with and provide paperwork to prospective employers, including resume, letters of recommendation, credentials, transcripts, and SCOE application 9 – noon. Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa. scoe.org

Mar 12 ~ Dignity for All: How to Deal with Bullying, Racism, Sexism, and Rankism. Praxis Peace Institute is proud to bring Robert Fuller, PhD back to Sonoma to address the serious topic of bullying and how to deal with it in school, the workplace, and in our relationships. Fuller, former president of Oberlin College, is an internationally recognized authority on bullying, racism, sexism, and rankism.  He will offer concrete practices and explain how we can navigate this type of behavior. This is a timely and constructive presentation that offers practical tools for participants to take with them after the event. $10 for youth 18 years and younger.  There will be a limited number of free tickets for youth who register in advance and would like financial assistance. 2p. Vintage House, 264 First St. East, Sonoma. praxispeace.org/events, 707-939-2973. 

Mar 12 ~ St. Patricks Day 5K - Santa Rosa Rec and Parks -The St. Patrick's Day 5K is a chip-timed race open to all ages and abilities and participants receive a commemorative mug at the finish line! Stick around after the race for the post-run celebration complete with a judged costume contest, fun activities, sponsor giveaways, music and (new this year) a little leprechaun dash -- a free mini run just for the kids 5 and under! Plus, all finishers get to fill their race mug with root beer courtesy of Whole Foods Market or a beer for those 21+. Don't miss details on the Group Discount/ Team Race Competition below (listed under COST information). Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. Scholarships from this fund provide families in need the opportunity to participate in our recreation programs. $20 - $40 - Must Pre- Register - Info at: srcity.org/DEPARTMENTS/RECREATIONANDPARKS/PROGRAMS/SPECIALEVENTS/Pages/StPatricksDay5K.aspx - Registration Closes on Mar 9 

Mar 12 ~ Purim in the Stadium -Join the team for a sports themed Purim party – you’ll have a ball! Special Appearance by Lou Seal (the San Francisco Giants Mascot)!  Be an All-Star and hit a home run with:live entertainment, bounce house, caricatures, Purim craft, multimedia Megillah, Hamantashen, concession stands -stadium fare dinner, and much more! Come in costume and get a prize! $12/Adult • $6/Child • $36 Family Max, 3:30 – 5:30p Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma JewishPetaluma.com/Stadium

Mar 14 ~ Roller Derby Newbie Training - Looking for a new hobby? Resurrection Roller Girls is recruiting first time and returning skaters for this season! Every Tuesday we hold Back to Basics practices from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, which focus on building fundamental skate skills as well as learning rules and strategy. First time sessions are free, $10 after that. Entrance includes loaner equipment if you need it. Cal Skate Rohnert Park 6100 Commerce Blvd. Rohnert Park 

Mar 14 ~ Rhonert Park Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Networking Mixer -Complimentary appetizers and refreshments. Free, open to all. 5:30-7p. City Carpets, 7611 Redwood Drive, Rhonert Park. rohnertparkchamber.org, 707 584-1415.

Mar 15 ~ Medical Cannabis and SeniorsA presentation by Mitcho Thompson of Sebastopol’s Peace in Medicine on Wednesday, March 15, from 3 to 4 p.m. Find out if cannabis is right for you, and have your  questions answered by a professional. Join Mitcho for this fun and informative workshop. There will be a display of various forms of cannabis and information about everything from the various effects to how to get your doctor's letter of recommendation. Suggested Contribution: $3 Wisdom Counts Member, $4 Associate Members. Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 167 North High St., Sebastopol. 707-829-2440. www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org.

Mar 18 ~ The Red and Black Ball - Razzmatazz presents Gradina (Balkan choral and instrumental ensemble) and Druzhina (Balkan instrumental ensemble) dance Druzhina includes Ken Genetti, tambura and santouri; Gaelen Genetti, kaval; Karen Guggenheim, gajda; and Jana Mariposa Muhar, accordion and percussion. Potluck snacks, and don't forget to wear red and black! For newcomers, a great time to check out the Balkan dance scene. $5 at the door. 7:30-10:30p, dance set starts 8:30. Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. traditionalfun.org/gradina

Mar 18 & 19 ~ Viva Las Vegas: the Whole Megillah Purim Spiel - Celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, the Viva Las Vegas Purim Spiel has all the glamour and pizzazz you would expect of a musical extravaganza featuring Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis, dancing showgirls, and a shark. we think it’s safe to say that this year the Spielers will look more ridiculous than ever before. Fortunately some of us sound really good. Some of us. The rest of us will just smile a lot. Sat Mar 18, $30, Doors Open 7:30p, Spiel starts 8:15p with music and party afterwards. Sun Mar 19 matinee, $10/adults, kids 12 & under FREE, 2p. Hamentashen cookies, tea, coffee and juice afterwards. Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa. 707-360-3000 or email office@BethAmiSR.org, bethamisr.org

Mar 18 ~ Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Feed - 6p Music with the Thugz $15 donation - Hollydale Club 10250 Field Ln. Forestville 

Mar 22 ~ Women in Politics Panel Discussion” With Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Susan Gorin, Lynda Hopkins and Shirlee Zane - A major historic milestone when its three female members were sworn into office, marking the first time the five-member body has a majority of women. NOW will be having their monthly members meeting from 6:30-7:30 after the event. All are welcome to attend,Free 4-6p. At: KBBF 89.1FM 1700 Corby Ave. (Carpenters Hall) Santa Rosa, Elaine Holtz, elaineholtz@sbcglobal.net  707-527-5987 or Marion Aird homegirl@earthlink.net 707-573-9373  

Mar 25 ~ Women in the History of Petaluma – for Women’s History Month, Katherine Rinehart will speak about Women in the History of Petaluma. Ms. Rinehart, the History & Genealogy Library Manager for the Sonoma County Library System is the author of Petaluma: A History in Architecture, an occasional contributor the Press Democrat and is proud to be a Petaluma Good Egg. 2:30p Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 

Mar 26 ~ Corned Beef Hash & Guy Fieri's Homie Home Fries - $10-$13 Suggested Donation - 9-noon - Hollydale Club 10250 Field Lane (Corner of Old River Rd. & Frank St.) Forestville info@hollydaleclub.org

  • Apr 30 Sausage and Pancakes Breakfast Free "O" Free Day; 
  • May 28 Huevos Rancheros; 
  • Jun 25 Sausage & Eggs, Hollydale Fries; 
  • Jul 30 New York Steak & Eggs - $15.; 
  • Aug 27 Breakfast Burriotos ( Meat & Veggie ), Hash Browns; 
  • Sep 24 Omelet's Mushroom or Ham, Hash Browns; 
  • Oct 29 Eggs Benedict, Hash Browns 

Mar 29 ~ Rhonert Park Chamber of Commerce, After Hours Mixer - Sportsman’s Warehouse, Complimentary appetizers and refreshments. $200 Pot of Gold Drawing. Free, open to all. 5:30-7p. 5195 Redwood Drive, Rhonert Park. rohnertparkchamber.org, 707-584-1415

Apr 1 ~ First Annual Graton Area Disaster Preparedness Fair  -Family friendly fair featuring booths from sponsoring non-profit organizations including Sonoma County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team, Graton and Sebastopol Fire Departments, Community Disaster Response Team, the American Red Cross, Sonoma West Medical Center and the Palm Drive Healthcare District among others. KOWS 107.3 FM radio station mobile broadcasters will be on site. FREE 10 – 2p Graton Fire Department, 3750 Gravenstein Hwy N, Graton. For more information contact Jody James, Graton Community Emergency Response Team, gratonia@hotmail.com, 707-823-2866

Apr 1 ~ Quilt and Doll Show – Over 200 quilts on display from four different countries, doll and quilt vendors. Featuring guest speaker Julie Silber, lecturer, author and curator.  Mimosa and continental breakfast, lunch buffet, deserts, beverages and wine tasting. Hosted by Healdsburg Senior Living, Benefits Quilt Guilds. Quilts Wanted: if you have a quilt you would like to enter in the show please contact: Liz, Saturday or Sunday 707-433-4877 or Tony, Monday – Friday 707-395-2302 9:30a – 3:30p. healdsburg-senior-living.com/category/upcoming-events/

April 1 ~ Sebastopol Little League Opening Day – The Sebastopol Little League (SLL) will celebrate its 60th season with an opening day ceremony.  SLL would like to honor all of the players from its first teams in 1957, or their surviving family members, at the Opening Day festivities. Contact SLL for further information. 11a. Laguna Youth Park, 425 Morris Street, Sebastopol, www.sebastopollittleleague.org, 707-331-4153 

April 1 ~ April Fool’s Day Parade – Fools are set to occupy Occidental, again! Rain or shine, a flock of Fools will cavort through the sleepy town of Occidental as the parade returns for its 12th year. Silliness, rides, refreshements, spontaneous entertainment. Broadcast by local low power FM radio station KOWS. Sponsored by the Occidental Center for the Arts.  Gather at noon at the Occidental Community Center (corner of Bohemian Hwy and Graton Rd). Parade starts winding down Bohemian Highway at 1p. occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Apr 1 & 2 ~ Alchemy: Circus Program a Transforming Experience for Youth ~ Join us for a professional circus arts performance featuring students in high aerial acts or daring acrobatic displays. Circus Waldissima students practice the Chinese inspired arts of Diabolo-juggling and hoop-diving. Students fly through the air in trapeze acts, following the great tradition of the French gymnast. $10- $15. (Apr 1: 7p) & (Apr 2: 2p)  Circus Waldissima Circus Tent 655 Willowside Road Santa Rosa
Tickets: circusalchemy.brownpapertickets.com.-more 707-575-7194 or circuswaldissima@gmail.com 

Apr 2 ~ Ceres 10th Anniversary Celebration - Join us for our joyous anniversary celebration, held at the birthplace of Ceres--the Community Church of Sebastopol (across from O'Reilly Media). Ceres wouldn't be here today without YOU. We hope you can attend and celebrate all we've accomplished together. Free - 3-6p at Community Church of Sebastopol -1000 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol - RSVP connect.ceresproject.org/sonoma-events/

Apr 6 ~ Russian River Housing Collaborative Planning Meeting – Interested in working together to help Lower Russian River area residents have the opportunity to live in affordable, safe, and healthy housing that supports residents to live to their potential?  Organized by the Russian River Resources and Advocates, this meeting will follow up on the action plan developed at previous meetings. By popular demand, scheduled during the evening to allow for community input, this is your opportunity to get involved and have a voice.  6 -7:30p  Russian River Senior Center, 15010 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. Register to let us know you plan to come. eventbrite.com/e/russian-river-housing-collaborative-planning-meeting-tickets

Apr 7 & 8 ~ The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema, International Symposium -Sonoma State University will host an international symposium dedicated to exploring the evolution of song and dance in Hindi cinema as a part of the US premiere of the film Kalpana (see Film calendar) and the Leela Dance Collective’s Kathak performance at the Green Music Center. Featuring a group of international scholars who will discuss the role that song and dance has in the cinema known as Bollywood. Conference schedule: gmc.sonoma.edu/conference schedule Conference is FREE, see website for film and dance performance ticket prices. Conference Apr 8 9a – 4p. See website for dance and film dates/times/locations. Conference is located at Alexander Valley Room in the Student Center, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3285855-the-evolution-of-song-and-dance or contact Ajay Gehlawat, gehlawat@sonoma.edu

Apr 8 & 9 ~ Bodega Fisherman's Festival - "A Wish for Fish" - is filled with entertainment for the whole family and includes live music, great food, entertainment, wooden boat races, numerous craft booths and much more. $10 - $20 | 10-5p daily| Westside Park -2400 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay -bbfishfest.org/

Apr 15 ~ Egg Hunt and Games Monte Rio - Special appearance by the Easter Bunny, Family Fun, Prizes, and Bake Sale. Bring your own Basket.  Noon - 2, Monte Rio Community Center - 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. facebook.com/friendsofmonterio

Apr 22 ~ 19th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup - Beach and estuary cleanup and boatlaunch beautification project, in Jenner on the Sonoma Coast. Register at calparks.org/earth-day. Info at stewards@stewardscr.org or call Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods at 707 869-9177

Apr 22 ~ Santa Rosa's Earth Day on Stage - This fun, FREE, and family-friendly festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection. There will be live performances on stage, local and earth friendly products, and eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our vibrant city and get involved by learning about solutions to address drought, climate change, and environmental concerns in our community. Free. 12-4p. In Downtown Santa Rosa. Please check back soon for additional location information and updated list of performances and vendors. Info: srcity.org/earthday

Apr 29 & 30 ~ Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies - Cuddle baby animals, watch honey bees make honey, learn about Sonoma County's rich agricultural history from the farmers themselves, sample delicious food & discover some of Sonoma County's best kept secrets!Many of the stops & activities are FREE. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your farm purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure!Register for free and we'll send you the official program/itinerary and a link to a live map, as we get closer to the event. Register here. 

May 2 ~ Celebrate May Day & Dance into Spring with CeresFest 2017! - Price includes organic dinner (with vegetarian and vegan options). Enjoy live music, delicious seasonal food and a raffle. Proceeds to benefit the Ceres Project. $25.00 adult, $12.50 Children 5 - 12, Children under 5 – FREE; 5:30 - 8:30p Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. Contact Julie Foley at 707-829-5833 x108 or julief@ceresproject.org connect.ceresproject.org/sonoma-events

May 23 ~ The West End – It’s Italian Heritage & The Railroads. Take a fascinating tour on Rosie the Trolley and visit some of Santa Rosa’s most interesting historical sites. This tour is hosted by Santa Rosa’s most charismatic historian, Bill Montgomery. You will visit some of our local treasures including the DeTurk Round Barn, Church of One Tree, the Rosa Memorial Stone, and Carrillo Adobe. A comprehensive history of Santa Rosa from the early 1800’s to the great earthquake will be discussed. Participants will take a few short walks to get a better view of historical sites. A personal water bottle is recommended.10 a.m. to 12 p.m  Location: Board Rosie the Trolley at the Howarth Park Playland Store.

Sep 15 & 16 ~ Lamplight Tour at S R Rural Cemetery Walk at night through Santa Rosa’s oldest cemetery to see and hear all new dramatic portrayals of some of our town’s early settlers. Lights, costumes and stage settings create a magical time as characters from the past depict a scene from their lives in the history of Santa Rosa, California and the United States. Children must be age 8 or over. Tours last about 90 minutes. Pre-registration required; click here to purchase tickets. Book early–tours sell out by midsummer! Rain or shine Location: SRRC 1600 Franklin Ave.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa (707) 546-3600 wellsfargocenterarts.org

VIP Pet Care Clinics - Non-emergency Veterinary Care. Vaccinations, Micrchipping, flea and tick control, heartworm prevention, testing and deworming. PetCare Help Desk 800-427-773
Sundays:
9:30 - 11:30 - Western Farm Center, 21 West 7th St., Santa Rosa INFO: http://westernfarmcenter.com
10 - 11:30 am - Garrett Ace Hardware, 1340 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg INFO: http://garretthardware.com
10 - 11:30 - Farm Yard Feed, 27705 Dutcher Creek Rd. Cloverdale INFO: http://www.farmyardfeed.com
1 - 2:30pm - Debbie's Pet Boutique, 10333 Old Redwood Hwy Windsor INFO: http://debbiespetboutique.com
1:30 - 3 - 49er Pet, 75 Southwest Blvd. Rohnert Park
3:30 - 5:00 Ace Hardware, 750 S. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale INFO: http://acehardware.com
4 - 5:30 pm Sebastopol Hardware Pet Center, 600 Gravenstein Hwy N. Sebastopol INFO: http://www.sebastopolhardware.com 
Wedesdays:
5 - 7pm - Tractor Supply Company, 1000 American Way Windsor INFO: http://tractorsupply.com 
Saturday: 
4 - 5: 30 Pet Club, 1935 Santa Rosa Ave. Santa Rosa, INFO: http://petclubstores.com 

ONGOING 

Pickleball - A Reader brought to our attention that Pickleball is alive and well in Sonoma County.  Pickleball - has found its way to Sonoma County. It’s a simple paddle game played using a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. Drop-in Pickleball is held at the following times and places. The cost is only $3 and there is no need to sign up. Just show up with athletic shoes and a smile. Pickleball enthusiasts will be on hand to help those just learning the game! More info: (707) 838-1260

Pickleball Training Options:

Finley Park,  2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa
Everyday around 9 a.m.
Mon & Thu at 10 a.m. for beginners
Hiram Lewis Park, 9680 Brooks Rd S., Windsor
Wednesdays around 5 or 6 p.m.
Lucchesi Park, 320 North McDowell, Petaluma
Tues & Thu 9:00 a.m. Please call in advance to confirm play 707-696-7415
Wed 4:30 p.m.
Sat 11:00 a.m.
Howarth Park - 630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa, - Just added 4 new Pickleball courts.  Open to the public.  No fee.  One group currently plays afternoons around 4p   

Clairvoyant Readings - Clairvoyant Readings are offered by the students of theCrystal-Rose Clairvoyant Program and are by appointment only. Please contact www.crystal-rose.org to schedule your reading. Abundance exchange - donation. Readings last about 75-90 minutes, and the next availability is Sunday, October 9 at 10:30am and Saturday, October 22 at 1:30pm.

Charles M. Schultz Museum's, Snoopy Presents: Lucky Dogs & Presidential Pets June 30th - February 19th 2017 11a- 5p
Features photos and fun facts about presidential pets and includes items on special loan from Presidential libraries, such as the collar and leash of President Franklin Roosevelt's dog, Fala, and a painting of Rex, the Reagan family dog. This exhibition coincides with the Museum's main exhibition, Mr Schultz goes to Washington, on veiw from April 30, 2016 to January 22, 2017, which looks at the lighter-side of politics and its intersection with the life of Charles Schultz.
Weekdays Monday thru Friday (closed on Tuesdays) 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Museum is located at: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 

Forestville Kindergym ~ River to Coast Children’s Services brings Kindergym to Forestville on Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Held at the Forestville United Methodist Church, 6550 Covey Road in downtown Forestville. A bilingual program, features activities for children 0 to 5 years (accompanied by their care givers) FREE, but donations are accepted, Call 707.869.3613 for current schedule or check the current RCCS newsletter online at www.rccservices.org

LeBarre & Cize Live TrainingTaught by Shanay Smith-Antenucci, LTS LeBarre Instructor. Using the Lebert Fitness Equalizers, this is a full body workout which combines Balance, Agility, Resistance, working Recovery, and Eloquence (BARRE). No dance experience required. Cize Live is a revolutionary new dance workout. Think you can't dance? With Cize Live, now anyone can dance! Cize Live breaks down professionally choreographed routines, step-by-step, with today's music in the background. Class space is limited! $10 Drop-in (First class is free). MGAShanay@gmail.com, (707) 387-4165

Guerneville Kindergym ~ River to Coast Children’s Services offers Kindergym Monday and Tuesday mornings 9:45 AM to 12:20 PM in Guerneville at the Guerneville Vets’ Hall, located on the corner of 1st and Church Streets in downtown Guerneville. Features activities for children 0 to 6 years (accompanied by their care givers). FREE, but donations are accepted! Call 707.869.3613 for current schedule or check the current RCCS newsletter online at www.rccservices.org

Bodega Bay Kindergym River to Coast Children's Services offers Kindergym in Bodega Bay on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM . Held at the Bodega Bay Union Church, 1320 Bayview St. Features activities for children 0 to 5 years (accompanied by their care givers) FREE, but donations are accepted, Call 707.869.3613 for current schedule or check the current RCCS newsletter online at www.rccservices.org

3rd Mon ~ Sebastopol Active 20-30 ~ monthly trivia at Jasper's in Sebastopol. $5 per person. Winner gets a free round at the bar!

Last Tues ~ Sebastopol Grange: Monthly Potluck & Grange Meeting, 6:00pm on the last Tuesday of every month. Everyone interested in building local community and connections is welcome to attend, participate in activities, and become a member. The Grange isn’t just for farmers! Sebastopol Grange Hall: 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12, Sebastopol, CA 95472. sebastopolgrange.org . 

Wed ~ Wednesdays at the Hospice House ~ Six month education series. Memorial Hospice/Hospice of Petaluma/North County Hospice (707) 778-6242 http://caringcommunity.org/hospiceofpetaluma

Wed ~ Shoot Days ~ 4:00-7:00 pm, Russian River Sportsmens Club, 25150 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills ~ 865-1847 ~ russianriversportsmensclub.com

Thurs ~ Santa Rosa Folk Dance 1-3 PM at Willowside Hall,  5299  Hall Road.  Line, circle, couple and set dances. No partner needed. Contact Elsa Bacher for information. 546-8877, bacherelsa@comcast.net.

1st & 3rd Thur ~ Table Tennis ~ Everyone is welcome for singles/doubles table tennis at 7pm at the Hollydale Community Club, 10250 Field Lane, Forestville. More info at www.hollydaleclub.org/ $5. donation.

1st Friday Night Sky ~ Free; donations appreciated. 5:00-7:00 pm, SRJC Planetarium, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa ~ 527-4372 ~ santarosa.edu

1st Fri ~ RAGS ~ River Area Gal Society. No judgment, no agenda, just laughs! Bring a re-gift for the raffle. 6:00-8:00 pm. rivergals.com

3rd Friday ~ Movie and a Meal community evengs at Sonoma Shambhala Center. Before each movie, we provide a simple meal for the community to share in. We gather at 6 for the meal; the movie usually begins around 6:45 to 7:00.Popcorn, tea and soda will be served during the movie.A suggested donation of $5-$10 is requested to cover the cost of the movie royalty fees and refreshments.For more information: http://sonoma.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/movie-night/ Bring your friends and family! Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center, 255 West Napa Street   Suite G, Sonoma

All Friday's in Sept. ~ Bodega Marine Laboratory Tours 2:00pm - 4:00 FREE. Explore the dynamic biodiversity of the Northern California Coast. 2099 West Side Rd., Bodega Bay. bml.ucdavis.edu

Sat ~ HillJillys Bike Club ~ Women. Bikes. Fun. All levels; No one gets left behind. Join us! 9:30 am. ~ hilljillys.com or on Facebook for locations.

1st Sat ~ Science Saturday. Families are welcome to stop by and join a Discovery Center naturalist for fun, hands-on activities with a different theme each month. Activities start on the hour at 1, 2 or 3 p.m. Science Saturdays feature tangible experiments and projects that let children explore the world around us. This is a free event. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. 1:00PM - 4:00PM Environmental Discovery Center, Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa Due to warm summer temperatures, we are not leading our afternoon family hikes in July and August. We'll hit the trail again in September, in time to catch the first seasonal changes in the park.

2nd Sat ~ Bingo ~ Hosted by the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 7:00 pm (6:00 doors), Odd Fellows Hall, 16219 First St, Guerneville ~ rrsisters.org

3rd Sat ~ Flea Market ~ 9:00-4:00, Bodega Bay Grange Hall ~ 875-3616 ~ bodegabaygrange.org 9:00-3:00, Guerneville Plaza ~ 869-9000 ~ russianriver.com

3rd Sat-Sun ~ Climb Aboard! ~ View & inspect the cockpit of featured aircraft. $5 general, 12-under Free. 10:00-4:00, Pacific Coast Air Museum, 2230 Becker Blvd at Laughlin, Santa Rosa ~ 575-7900 ~ pacificcoastairmuseum.org

2nd Sun ~ Yoga Dance ~ 6:30-8p. A fun, liberating practice which uses breath awareness, warming yogic movements, and music to lead into a guided, yet free-form dance. Meditation-in-motion. Dhyana Center, 186 N Main St #250, Sebastopol. www.dhyanacenter.com

3rd Sun ~ Santa Rosa Pug Play Day ~ Precious Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort on the 3rd  Sunday of every month. For more information contact lhoward@sonic.net Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street Time: 10 a.m

4th Wed ~ Free monthly workshops ~ Solar Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa ~ Energy efficiency, water efficiency, and solar power generation. Learn about how to make your life and home more sustainable. Free. Sonoma Mountain Village, 1300 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park. (Located in the Business Cluster in Conference Room A)  http://solarsonomacounty.org/

Last Sat ~ Robert Ferguson Observatory ~ Public viewing hours. Noon-4:00 pm (free) & Dusk ($3). State Park admission, $8. Sugarloaf Ridge, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood ~ 833-6979 ~ rfo.org

Last Sun, May-Oct ~ Sunday Cruise In ~ Free, homegrown car show w/ music, food, raffle. Who will take the Sundae Cup Trophy? Noon, Fourth & Sea, 101 4th St, Petaluma ~ 623-3219 ~ SundayCruiseIn.com

iWALK ~ Walking is free & easy; just put on your shoes & go! Join a walking group or start one in your neighborhood. ~ 565-6680 ~ iwalksonoma.org

iWALK Forestville. Weekly walk along the West County Trail. Meet at Forestville Wellness Center, 6550 Front St., Forestville. Thursdays. Gentle walk (slower-shorter distance) meet at 11:30, Intermediate/advanced walkers meet at 10:00.

iWALK Guerneville. Tuesdays 1pm. Weekly walk in Guerneville. Meet at Russian River Health Center, 16319 3rd St., Guerneville. All levels of walkers welcome. There will be a gentle walk and an intermediate/advanced walk.

The Peace and Justice Committee recommends these links for exploring ideas for promoting peace:

www.alternet.org

www.truthout.org

www.nilgiri.org

www.mettacenter.org

www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

www.transformingviolence.org

www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk