Community Calendar

 

Sun, October 18th
thru
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 19th
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Thu, October 29th

Landscape: Awe to Activism - Sonoma County Museum

From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists

who have broken from traditional perspectives & embraced new technologies

to address climate change & other important issues, the artist's relationship to

landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship

through diverse artworks including painting, photography & video.

http://www.museumsc.org

 

 


Mon, October 19th
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Mon, October 26th

Food For Thought To Hold DRIVE-THRU Food Drive

Food For Thought will be holding a Drive-Thru Food Drive in Cotati on Monday, October 26, from 10am-4pm, to help stock up its pantry for the fall season! When ordering or shopping for their own weekly groceries, FFT would greatly appreciate it if shoppers could include any or all of the following items: Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna and Olive Oil. The food items can be dropped off to the Food For Thought team on the day of the event in the parking next to Cotati City Hall (please, no items with expired dates). Donations will be made from the safety of people’s own vehicles. 

Location: 216 E. School Street, Cotati CA 94931 (in the half oval parking lot next door to Cotati City Hall)

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

Phone: 415-717-5407


Mon, October 19th
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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 19th
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Sat, October 31st

Pink Floyd Laser Light Show Dinner at Sally Tomatoes

Tribal Existance Productions Wordlwide presents our unique and special ...PINK FLOYD LASER LIGHT SHOW DINNER!!!!! It is going to be the Halloween night of your lifetime! Saturday, October 31, 5-8pm
EAT, DRINK, & HAVE A BOO-TIFUL NIGHT

EACH TICKET INCLUDES A SHOW WITH DINNER! The menu being served is:

Plated Dinner Menu:

Caesar Salad
Grilled Chicken Piccata
Grilled Asparagus & Fresh Mushroom Risotto
Chocolate Bourbon Torte


Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Vegetarians will be accommodated upon request

October 31st: Dinner starts @ 5:00pm; Show starts @ 6:30pm! Ticket includes dinner + the show ($45 per ticket).

Please purchase all tickets for your party together as we will be socially distancing the tables and guests for this unprecedented event.

Limited seating and tickets, don't wait on this!

Location: 1100 Valley House Drive Rohnert Park, CA

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-dinner-and-pink-floyd-laser-light-show-tickets-123558495787?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1-XWpEu0LfOkE7nTdekuy8j3AUsKOm7I2MO3Zw2_x2eEPi6Cb8yJ0Pxzs


Mon, October 19th
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Sun, October 25th

OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival

OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival is an online virtual film Festival from Friday, October 16 through Sunday October 25 this year. We’ve named the Festival: Looking Back; Moving Forward.  We honor those individuals and groups who fought for LGBTQI rights bringing us to this point in time, where we both enjoy many advancements but still struggle to keep those civil rights and expand them to our entire community.  The Festival will showcase four enlightening, empowering and entertaining documentaries. 

Location: Online

Website: https://www.outwatchfilmfest.org/

Phone: 707.225-1302


Mon, October 19th
thru
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


Mon, October 19th
thru
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 from October 21th 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 19th
thru
Sat, October 24th

Auction Aweigh by Conservation Works

Join us now through October 24th when Auction Aweigh will be live. Feel free to browse our auction catalog and see what enticing deals we have for you. Then, treat yourself to a personal gift, steal a deal on a vacation getaway, or maybe even find the perfect holiday gift for that tricky in-law. All proceeds go to supporting Conservation Works and our environmental programs. Together, our small changes can cumulatively make for a BIG impact.About Conservation WorksConservation Works is a local 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit that has been partnering with local businesses, organizations, youth groups, and the public to make a difference. Our work includes youth taking direct action through programs like "Bee Patches" pollinator habitat planting and "Rain Catchers” water conservation efforts. These programs all present STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) training to youth through learning essentials of pollinator habitat, water conservation, greenhouse gas controls, and community science mobile applications. Through STEM learning, we are helping strengthen communities that need it most by mentoring youth leadership and building job skill-sets for the future.

Location: Online Event

Website: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?documentId=341693787

Phone: 4246340711


Today
thru
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


Today
thru
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


Today
thru
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


Today
thru
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
SATURDAYS:  9AM TO 2 PM  BY APPOINTMENT PLEASE: mfiddler@ogusd.org
Oct. 24
Nov.14
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


Thu, October 22nd
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Thu, October 29th

Windsor Downtown Street Eats

It’s a perfect time to enjoy a meal outside. Head to downtown Windsor for outdoor dining every Thursday night from 5:30pm-9pm. Lots of restaurants are spilling out into the street for the ultimate al fresco experience. With sidewalk tables and more, there’s plenty of space for socializing safely.  Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Location: Windsor, CA

Website: https://discoverwindsor.com/?fbclid=IwAR3SKu_B39DjwVcbJL4-uMpMKUURq_E7-0MlSRK7HqfIi3_rk_ORk4xGqIo


Sat, October 24th

Clucktown Collective Fall Gathering

Clucktown Collective Market is a collection of vendors that showcase local, unique, vintage and one-of-a-kind products.  Happening Saturday, October 24 from 10am-6pm, this market is themed “Fall Gathering” and supports more than 50 artists and small businesses. Safety & Social Distancing Protocols will be implemented for Petaluma to have a safe Clucking Good Time. Come join us for some fall fun in the old Kresgie Warehouse on the Petaluma River.

Location: Kresgie Warehouse, 429 1st Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: https://www.clucktowncollective.com/events


Sat, October 24th

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, October 25th
thru
Sun, December 27th

Sebastopol Farmers Market

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

farmer inspired products.  Year-round.

http://www.happeningsonomacounty.com


Mon, October 26th
thru
Thu, October 29th

Wildfires and our Ecology: How can we create defensible space?

In 2020 over 3,500,000 acres have been burned by wildfires in California alone (Center for Disaster Philanthropy). Firefighters are working tirelessly to protect communities; families and wildlife are fleeing to escape the heat and suffocating air quality; our planet is on fire. How did we get here? Where can we go now? Fortunately, there are professionals working to learn from each disaster and educate our public on how we can adapt and advance in light of these natural disasters. The Resilient Landscape Coalition (Sonoma Ecology Center, Habitat Corridor Project, Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County) is diving deep into understanding the science behind recommendations for the defensible space around structures from fire fighters to scholarly research. Three members of the coalition will join this webinar to discuss environmental ecology, fire code and fire wise landscape elements. They will focus on the 0-100' around homes, especially those in the WUI (Wildlife Urban Interface). There will also be real examples of California native gardens that have been designed with fire in mind including rebuilds from the 2017 fires.Please, join this webinar on Thursday, October 29, at 6pm, and help our communities learn how we can rebuild in a more thoughtful and resilient manner.

Location: Zoom: Online Webinar!

Website: https://dailyacts.org/events-cal/wildfires-and-our-ecology-how-can-we-create-defensible-space/

Phone: 6507144284


Thu, October 29th

Honoring the Dead: Exploring Different Traditions

Tuesday, October 29, from 7-8:30pm, the Museum of Sonoma County will host a virtual panel discussion, moderated by Sonoma State Professor of Anthropology, Alexis Boutin, exploring different cultural traditions of honoring the dead. Panelists include Santa Rosa Junior College Professor, Laura Larqué, and Enmanji Buddhist Temple Dharma School Superintendent, Loren Miyasaki. Additional panelist information to be released shortly.For assistance or to submit questions for the panelist in advance, please contact Jon Del Buono, programs@museumsc.org.

Location: Online

Website: https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=7251

Phone: 7075791500


Sat, November 7th
thru
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/


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


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

http://www.incarnation100.org