Community Calendar

 

Mon, January 18th
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Sun, January 31st

Sebastopol Center For The Arts

Kick off the year strong with Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Time to turn that resolve into action! Access our unique array of expert-led online courses and dive deeper into your choice of subjects or discover something entirely new. Register early to ensure your spot. Get ready to have fun and be inspired.  For more information visit our website for a full list of great classes and lectures.

Location: Online

Website: https://www.sebarts.org/

Phone: (707) 829-4797


Mon, January 18th
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Fri, February 5th

Call for Artists: National Arts Program Online Exhibition and Competition

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce a call for artists for the 18th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. Open to all City of Santa Rosa residents, City employees and relatives of City employees, the program provides local artists of all ages with a forum to showcase their artistic accomplishments and encourages artistic growth through scholarships and awards, with cash awards totaling $3,450. Registration is free and ends February 5. 

Location: 2060 West College Avenue

Website: https://www.nationalartsprogram.org/venues/santa-rosa

Phone: (707) 543-4674


Mon, January 18th
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Fri, February 12th

County of Sonoma Increases COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

The County of Sonoma continues to ramp up COVID-19 testing, particularly in the neighborhoods most impacted by the virus. These efforts now include two new weekly sites in Santa Rosa run by the County's Department of Health Services and the addition of two to three weekly events in the City of Sonoma administered with the help of a mobile unit operated by the testing company LHI. The new DHS sites, at Andy's Unity Park and the Roseland Library, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., enabling residents to receive free, confidential testing, regardless of immigration status. The site at Andy's Unity Park will be open Fridays beginning Jan. 15 and the Roseland Library site is available Mondays starting Jan. 25. These are the first two of six planned new testing sites that the County is opening so that it can offer recurring weekly testing events in targeted neighborhoods.

Location: Various Sonoma County Locations

Website: https://sonomacounty.fullslate.com/

Phone: 707-565-1964 or 707-565-3040


Mon, January 18th
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Tue, January 26th

Sebastopol Community Center--Ukelele Lessons For Beginners

We are thrilled to announce a new VIRTUAL OFFERING with Marilyn Read. We have two levels of Ukulele classes available. An ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and BEYOND BEGINNERS

REGISTER NOW! Each class will be offered via ZOOM with Marilyn and is limited to 5 spots. Don't delay! Absolute Beginners classes January 26-February 11, and Beyond Beginners classes January 28-March 4.

Please let us know if you have any questions! 

Location: Zoom

Website: https://seb.org/music-performance

Phone: (707) 823-1511


Tue, January 19th
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Sun, January 31st

ILLUMINATIONS - Healdsburg

Bringing joy & wonder to Healdsburg through innovative walking tour, with over a dozen large-scale light installations by local & Bay Area Artists.

For more information & maps of the Light Art Walking Tour:

https://www.artinhealdsburg.com/


Tue, January 19th
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Fri, February 12th

Safari West - Virtual Safaris

Welcome to the all-new, all-digital edition of the Safari West you know and love! We know you can’t come out to see us during COVID-19, so we’ve worked out a way to bring the preserve to you!  We're calling it Safari@Home. It places you and your family ‘VIRTUALLY’ on one of our safari trucks with one of our professional guides and takes you on a virtual game drive through our preserve.

MAKE IT FUN!  Wear your safari gear, animal costumes, safari hats, bring your stuffed animals and create your own wildlife park at home.  This program is designed to take you and your family out for a day of fun and adventure with African Wildlife.

You will be able to interact with your guide, asking questions and sharing ideas as you encounter, giraffes, rhinoceros, zebra, buffalo and 17 species of African Antelope.  All from the comfort of your home or office.


Safari@Home - Virtual Safari

Location: Online

Website: https://www.safariwest.com/plan-your-visit/virtual-safaris/

Phone: (800) 616-2695


Wed, January 20th
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Wed, February 10th

Local Talent - Celebrating Cultural Heritage

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Call for Artists: Featuring Local Talent – Celebrating our Cultural Heritage – "Who are we and what forms us.” A special opportunity to exhibit your art on one of HCA’s 8 foot wide Gallery panels for 8 weeks. Application deadline is February 10th, 11:59pm. For more information http://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Location: 130 Plaza St. Healdsburg

Website: https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Phone: 7078360774


Wed, January 20th
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Mon, February 8th

Petaluma People Services Center Special Delivery Project 2021

Eleven years ago, we asked you to create handmade Valentines that we could deliver to those in our seniors in our Senior Services Program. The little project has grown and exceeded our expectations and we now, with your help, deliver homemade valentines to every senior in southern Sonoma County. Even if you don’t live in Petaluma you can help by lovingly making and penning a sweet message inside the Valentines we will deliver. Here are all the nitty-gritty details : PPSC serves thousands of seniors daily throughout the County, so we need as many as we can get, and last year we expanded our request to help us provide valentines to every senior we can find in Petaluma! How do you help?  Please craft as many Valentines as you would like and send them to us. The deadline for us to receive cards is Monday, February 8, 2021. There are a few other important guidelines for this, so please carefully read the FAQs below. We will collect all the cards by 2/08/21 and deliver them in time for Valentine’s day. Make a handmade Valentine’s day greeting card (or several). Mail to or drop off: PPSC, 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma, CA 94954, Attn: Saint Valentine. This is important! Please follow these guidelines; otherwise we can’t use your card(s):• No glitter! This creates food safety issues.• Please make your cards cheerful by using bright colors. • Please avoid dark backgrounds and religious symbols.• Please write clearly in large print and avoid using abbreviation “V-day” please say, “Valentine’s day”. • You should not give out your address or suggest that the recipients write back to you. Initiating an ongoing correspondence is not appropriate. • Please make sure that the cards are appropriate for the intended audience. That is to say, pretend it’s your sweet grandma, not your snarky teenage brother.How many cards should I send? As many as you want!

Location: Petaluma

Website: https://petalumapeople.org/

Phone: 415-710-2225


Wed, January 20th
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Fri, February 12th

Sebastopol Center For The Arts Valentine's Pop Up Shop

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Valentine’s Pop Up shop is open! Local, handmade art with heart makes a meaningful gift for that special someone - even if that special someone is you.  Feel The Love This Valentines Day. Go to https://sebartsvirtual.org/ for more details.

Location: Online

Website: https://sebartsvirtual.org/

Phone: (707) 829-4797


Thu, January 21st
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Sat, January 23rd

Stayin' Strong & Crabbin' Along - Crab Feed & Virtual Auction

The Russian River Rotary Foundation presents a virtual show and auction, Saturday, January 30.  Free, but donations are welcome. 6 p.m. performances by Sonoma County musicians; auction starts at 7 p.m. Auction opens at noon Jan. 25, online. You also can order a crab dinner to pick up and enjoy during the event; deadline to order is noon on Jan. 21. $150 for a meal for two.

Location: Online and dinner pick up

Website: https://russianriverrotary.ejoinme.org/2021CrabFeedHome


Today
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Sat, February 27th

Community Disaster & Fireline Safety Course

Register now - Virtual Event Held on: 2/27, 10-11am.
 

This eye-opening VIRTUAL class is a must-have for every community or neighborhood leader, residents living in areas vulunerable to floods, fires, earthquakes or anyone who wants to be safer in everyday emergencies & natural Disasters.

http://www.ResQFAST.com


Today
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Tue, January 26th

Birding to Beat the Winter Blues

Focusing entirely on the practice of birdwatching

1/26 - 2:30-3:45pm - A Q&A with Jenny Odell, the NY
Times Best Selling Author.

Pre-Registration is Required.

Info/Registration:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-noticing-and-the-power-of-attention-online-qa-with-jenny-odell-registration-129924897867


Today
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Mon, April 5th

COVID-19 Mental Health Warm Line

Call any day of the week from 10am-7pm to speak to a trained professional.

(707) 565-2652


Today
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Fri, February 12th

Sonoma County Preparing For February Vaccine Expansion

Sonoma County is currently vaccinating Phase 1a populations while it prepares to expand to the larger Phase 1b population early in February. To prepare, the County is setting up three sites for mass vaccination clinics: the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus, and Huerta Gym in Windsor. These clinics will focus on those already eligible, and start vaccinating educators, emergency service workers, and food and agricultural workers. With vaccines supplies limited, those who are 65 or older are being asked to reach out to their healthcare provider or a federally qualified health center to check for availability.

Website: https://srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1307


Sat, January 23rd
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Sun, January 24th

LBC Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series

The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series returns 2021 with five free virtual performances for young audiences and their families. The series kicks off January 23–24. Each show is free for families to view, but registration is required online at lutherburbankcenter.org  . There is a 48-hour viewing period to provide for flexibility for families as they enjoy each production from home.

Location: Online

Website: https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone: 707.546.3600


Sat, January 23rd

Bicycling Street Skills for Parents: Ride in the Road Confidently with Kids!

Learn the basics of keeping your bike in good working order; a well-maintained bike is key to safe and confident riding! Topics include tires, brakes, chain, essential tools, and 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, and group size.)

Location: Virtual

Website: https://bikesonom.z2systems.com/np/clients/bikesonom/event.jsp?event=576

Phone: 707-545-0153


Sun, January 24th

Santa Rosa Symphony Virtual Concerts

Following enthusiastic response and rave reviews to the fall SRS @ Home virtual concerts, the Santa Rosa Symphony announces a new, free, virtual, five-concert series with Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong’s rich and innovative programming, recorded on the Weill Hall stage at the Green Music Center. These virtual concerts, which will stream on YouTube, complete the 2020-2021 season for the Resident Orchestra of the Green Music Center. These unique concert experiences are enhanced with introductions of the pieces from the musicians and paired with live pre-concert talks and post-concert Q&As with Lecce-Chong. With help from faithful donors, sponsors, subscribers and patrons, the Symphony continues to ensure that these concerts remain free to all, to bring joy during a time of isolation and uncertainty.

Location: Online

Website: https://www.srsymphony.org/

Phone: (707) 546-7097


Mon, January 25th
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Mon, February 1st

Wine Business Entrepreneurship Certificate Opportunity

Sonoma State Universuty is providing virtual classes in Wine Business Entrepreneurship for the Spring 2021 Semester.  A 9-Week lecture-workshop course designed to explore the concept of small wine businesses.
Applications Due: Feb. 1st.

Course runs Feb., 22 - April 26

https://sbe.sonoma.edu/wine-entrepreneurship


Mon, January 25th
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Mon, March 1st

Children's Museum of Sonoma County

Virtual Free STEM, Art Activities & Read Aloud Story Videos.
(707) 546-4069

http://www.cmosc.org/blog/


Wed, January 27th

Webinar: How to Finance Your ADU for Homeowners in Napa & Sonoma Counties

Wednesday, January 27 | How to Finance Your ADU for Homeowners in Napa & Sonoma Counties. We’ll be joined by local & state ADU financing experts including local lenders and folks who can help you with concrete information, tips, and advice to help make your ADU project a success. Here’s the agenda: What are the different ways to finance an ADU?• What are the pros and cons of the different ADU financing options?• What do I do next to get started with financing my ADU?• Meet & ask questions live of local lenders who can help you get started! Spanish language translation will be provided via Zoom. Se proporcionará interpretación al español a través de Zoom.Any questions, email info@napasonomaadu.org

Location: Zoom

Website: https://napasonomaadu.org/events2/tbd-webinar-how-to-finance-your-adu?locale=en

Phone: 5106846442


Mon, February 1st
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Fri, February 26th

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), will resume fare collection on fixed-route and paratransit services effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Passenger fares were temporarily suspended in March 2020 to ensure safe social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CityBus, SCT, and PT in compliance with the Sonoma County Health Order, have taken steps to ensure fare collections and front-door boarding can resume in a safe manner that includes installation of protective barriers between drivers and boarding passengers to reduce potential exposure. Current safety measures will remain in place such as increased sanitizing, social distancing through reduced on-board capacity, and mandatory face coverings worn by passengers and drivers.

 

Location: Sonoma County

Website: https://srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1296


Thu, February 4th
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Sun, February 21st

San Francisco Indie Fest

ENJOY FILMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD PRESENTED VIRTUALLY AT THE 23RD ANNUAL SF INDIE FEST RUNNING FEBRUARY 4TH TO FEBRUARY 21ST. SEE THE BEST OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. DON’T MISS PREMIERE FILMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, INCLUDING FILMMAKER TRIVIA AND AN INTERACTIVE SCREENPLAY PANEL. TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 10TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 415-662-3378 OR VISIT WWW.SFINDIE.COM 

Location: Online

Website: http://www.sfindie.com

Phone: 415-662-3378


Thu, February 11th

Webinar: How to Build an ADU in Sebastopol

Thursday, February 11 | How to Build an ADU in Sebastopol We’ll be joined by our statewide expert on ADU law & policy as well as local Sebastopol city planning staff who can help you understand your local ADU rules & processes. Here’s the agenda:• Napa Sonoma ADU Center: The tools & services our nonprofit offers to help make your ADU project a success• Sebastopol ADU Rules & Processes: An overview of the local ADU rules and how to successfully plan, permit & build an ADU in this city.• Live audience Q&A session: Ask questions directly of your Sebastopol city staff and our ADU expert!Spanish language translation will be provided via Zoom. Se proporcionará interpretación al español a través de Zoom.Any questions, email info@napasonomaadu.org

Location: Zoom

Website: https://napasonomaadu.org/events2/https/zoomus/webinar/register/wnxg3uajqxr-cl9trn4kaslw-b495t-jc6n2-y3ze7?locale=en

Phone: 5106846442


Fri, February 12th

The Galentine’s Girl Therapy Virtual Expo

The Galentine’s Girl Therapy Virtual Expo is set for Friday, February 12,  from 11am to 2pm. The event will bring together women from all over the world to connect, learn and be empowered. The event will feature three dynamic keynote speakers: Caterina Rando from Thriving Women in Business – “Fill your 2021 with More Ease and Bliss”; Megan Fenyoe, founder of the I AM ENOUGH movement™ - “You Are Enough: 2 Steps to Move From Struggle to Strength”; and Letitia Hanke, owner of ARS Roofing and founder of the Lime Foundation – “Your Spirit is Never Broken: How Adversity Can Propel You to New Heights.” The event is $20 per person (discount code available) and in addition to the keynote speakers, promises the opportunity to connect in separate virtual chat lounges, speed networking and the chance to visit virtual vendor booths complete with branding and video chat rooms as well.

Location: Online

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galentines-girl-therapy-virtual-expo-tickets-135762143225

Phone: 707-481-9102


Thu, March 4th

Webinar: Part I: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with your local city planning & building staff)

Thursday, March 4 | Part I: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with your local city planning & building staff) We’ll be joined by our statewide expert on ADU law & policy as well as local Healdsburg city planning & building staff who can help you understand your local ADU rules & processes. Here’s the agenda:• Napa Sonoma ADU Center: The tools & services our nonprofit offers to help make your ADU project a success• Healdsburg ADU Rules & Processes: An overview of the local ADU rules and how to successfully plan, permit & build an ADU in this city.• Live audience Q&A session: Ask questions directly of your Healdsburg city staff and our ADU expert!Spanish language translation will be provided via Zoom. Se proporcionará interpretación al español a través de Zoom.Any questions, email info@napasonomaadu.org

Location: Zoom

Website: https://napasonomaadu.org/events2/part-i-how-to-build-an-adu-in-healdsburg-with-your-local-city-planning-amp-building-staff?locale=en

Phone: 5106846442


Thu, March 18th

Webinar: Part II: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with local housing professionals and homeowners)

Thursday, March 18 | Part II: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with local housing professionals and homeowners) We’ll be joined by our nonprofit’s ADU Expert as well as local housing professionals and homeowners who have successfully built ADUs in Healdsburg talk about their real-world experiences. This webinar is in collaboration with local nonprofit Healdsburg 2040.Spanish language translation will be provided via Zoom. Se proporcionará interpretación al español a través de Zoom.Any questions, email info@napasonomaadu.org

Location: Zoom

Website: https://napasonomaadu.org/events2/part-ii-how-to-build-an-adu-in-healdsburg-with-local-housing-professionals-and-homeowners?locale=en

Phone: 5106846442


Fri, March 26th
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Sun, March 28th

California Artisan Cheese Festival

While we CANNOT WAIT to safely gather again in Sonoma County to eat cheese and celebrate our California cheesemakers, we know that will not be possible by March 2021.  In an effort to ensure the continued health and safety of our community, we will host a virtual edition of the 2021 California Artisan Cheese Festival this coming March.  We look forward to sharing more information about our digital programming in the coming weeks.
 
Tickets for the 2021 Festival will go on sale February 1, 2021.  Please keep an eye on the Festival's social media channels for updates.  Until then, we wish you the happiest of holidays, full of cheese and cheer.
 

Location: Online

Website: https://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/california-artisan-cheese-festival

Phone: 707-837-1928


Mon, May 31st
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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