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Aug 30, 2017


Nature and Optics Festival
Saturday, September 9, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Casa Grande & Barracks Courtyard, 20 East Spain Street | Dave Duplantier (707) 938-9550

Live owls, bats and raptors, oh my! California State Parks is again hosting the annual Wine Country Nature and Optics Festival with Sonoma Birding. Explore over 55 exhibits including live animals, optical equipment vendors, and local artisans. This year’s new activities include; face painting and an animal petting zoo. Meet local and national non-profit nature organizations and you’re local county agencies. All ages, free of charge.

Junior Ranger Program
Saturday, September 16, 10:30am -12:30pm

Vallejo Home, 363 Third Street West |Kathy Wolcott (707) 938-9560

Join the Junior Ranger Program with an adventure at General Vallejo’s Home. Take a history tour, create clothespin people and enjoy Mrs. Vallejo’s favorite treat! Geared to ages 7-12.  Cost is $2.00 per child. Reserve your space by calling prior to September 11th.

Campfire Program
Saturday, September 16, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Sonoma Barracks Courtyard, Spain St & First St East | Joleen Ossello (707) 938-9547

Gather ‘round the campfire in this historic setting. Join in the fun with a short talk, songs and, of course, a marshmallow roast! All ages, free of charge, steady rain cancels.

Twilight Nature Hike
Friday, September 22, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Vallejo Home Parking Lot, 363 3rd St West, Sonoma | Joleen Ossello (707) 938-9547

Come explore the trail at dusk. See how nature transforms in the early evening and search for those nocturnal animals! This is a one-mile, slow-paced hike with minor elevation change. Sturdy shoes and water recommended.  All ages, free of charge. No reservation needed.



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