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April 18, 2019
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RCRPC hosted Annual Community Award night Libraries = strong communities Creating a teacher recruitment and retention plan RP Easter egg hunt SonomaFi coming to local libraries Showing off their talents Community Events Calendar April 12, 2019 through April 25, 2019 Volunteer's Corner RCHS Guard and drumline competition Space for reflection Join us on Easter Sunday Everything bunny in Rohnert Park Hub Cyclery celebrates another year Bailey So. Co. Woman of the Year Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 11, 2019 through January 24, 2019 The “Disney” concert in the TAG building Let’s talk Turkey Recipes sought for B’nai Israel cookbook Community Events Calendar April 5, 2019 through April 18, 2019 Community Events Calendar September 28, 2018 through October 11, 2018 Community Events Calendar December 28, 2018 through January 10, 2019 Welcome to a new year of reading and writing Coffee with a Cop Community Events Calendar August 31, 2018 through September 13, 2018 Community Events Calendar October 19, 2018 through November 1, 2018 Local author donates to Wildfire Relief Charities LIME Foundation partners with local organization United Way ensuring community gets fair share in 2020 census Gore in tune Community Events Calendar October 12 through October 25 Over 100 volunteers wrapping toys Community Events Calendar January 4, 2019 through January 17, 2019 Volunteer's Corner JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Homeless veterans receive greatest gift Volunteer's Corner TAG building ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert SSU’s Sakaki names Griffin-Desta as new Chief of Staff Haute Flash takes the stage Transgender march and rally Community Events Calendar August 10, 2018 through August 23, 2018 Get your hula on for the Penngrove luau A day at Thomas Page Academy Elves clowning around Burton Recreation Center gets a new look McLea’s receives AAA banner Community Events Calendar September 14, 2018 through September 27, 2018 Pastis visits the Ranch A Cotati home has the Christmas spirit 2nd Annual Sweethearts Fairytale Dance Local nonprofit to host Santa Rosa fundraiser for homeless veterans Bands and DJs playing great music in Cotati Photo exhibit by Penngrove artist sheds light on disability community Free Advance Care Planning workshop Jan. 15 SSU Outreach and events coordinator changes Cycle Without Limits in action again at SSU Community Events Calendar March 29, 2019 through April 11, 2019 Cotati’s early morning breakfast Cotatians turned out in droves Sat. to celebrate Oliver’s Market 30th anniversary party Bark After Dark: Dinner and auction to help save animals Enrollment event at SC airport Would you make a great foster parent? RCHS ‘sold out’ crab feed Cotati chicken BBQ returns Community Events Calendar October 26 through November 8 Community Events Calendar November 9 2018 through November 22 2018 Rohnert Park students to learn bike safety Genealogy library hosts open house in Santa Rosa NorCal Honor Band accepts Analy High School musicians Volunteer's Corner CPI North Bay fire recovery Sonoma Raceway hosts food drive American Sign Language and police departments Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar January 18, 2019 through January 31, 2019 Community Events Calendar February 1, 2019 through February 14, 2019 Free care planning workshop Photography Show Newest report finds new growth on rare Cotati albino Chimera Tree The work behind “The Art of Resistance” SRS has affordable family concert, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. RP Health Center ensures all children in school district receive dental care Volunteer's Corner Volunteer’s Corner Creative Sonoma supports artists impacted by fires Community Events Calendar September 21, 2018 through October 4, 2018 A Veteran remembers Veterans SSU to buy 90-unit Petaluma complex for workforce housing Decker waves the baton at a concert Richard Crane fourth graders harness the wind Collaborating Together for Peace Local winner at art show It takes a village to honor its past Veterans story Mark Weston Volunteer's Corner Young accepts ‘prez’ of the RP Historical Society Community Events Calendar December 21, 2018 through January 3, 2019 Rancho Cotate Varsity Girls Basketball receives recognition A new strategy for the Cotati Chamber of Commerce The Native Daughters host CA Admission Day Veterans Day 2018, Rick Norman Community Events Calendar November 23, 2018 through December 13, 2018 A lighter, brighter Cotati Vandalism at Gold Ridge Community Center Community Events Calendar December 14, 2018 through December 27, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 25, 2019 through February 7, 2019 Transgender Day of Visibility Discrimination and bullying in our schools Volunteer City of Cotati offers Thanksgiving week fun for kids Saving on energy and giving youth jobs DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar February 8, 2019 through February 21, 2019 Credo students demand strong environmental action RP Founders’ Day Oct. 6 30 years for Danny's vacuum shop Volunteer’s corner Home Instead partners with local businesses Large affordable housing project breaks ground in Rohnert Park Is your Carbon Monoxide detector chirping? Volunteer’s Corner RP celebrates “I Heart RP” Feb. 10 One Planet Youth Summit and Credo High School Backpack drive event this Sunday Who you going to call? Adapting to the weather changes SC Public Library Foundation needs directors Athena sits in ‘artsy’ Cotati Community Events Calendar December 7, 2018 through December 20, 2018 Cotati hosts award dinner Volunteer's Corner Penngrove buries time capsule SC nonprofit arts and culture generates $80.4 M Community Events Calendar November 2, 2018 through November 15, 2018 Multiple Commission, Committee and Board appointive terms expire Dec. 2018 – We have seats to fill! Community Events Calendar November 30 through December 20 Volunteer's Corner Coffee with Cotati cops ‘Just Between Friends’ mega kids’ event Free job fair matches local employers and job seekers Community Events Calendar September 7, 2018 through September 20, 2018 SAY launches One Cold Night Devil Pups set a new goal Celebrate the holiday season responsibly  Tips for a Grinchless holiday season Church of the Oaks crab feed Feb. 8-9 Miss SC Scholarship competition Nor Cal Aging, Disability and Advocacy Expo Kenneth Bradley, a local photographer showcasing Community Events Calendar August 17, 2018 through August 30, 2018 Staying safe on our local trails North Bay Construction Corps receives statewide recognition Don’t be a victim of a charity scam Be a resource for fire survivors Poetry Out Loud Sonoma County contest Community Events Calendar March 1, 2019 through March 14, 2019 Community Events Calendar March 22, 2019 through April 4, 2019 Service dog dreams come true for heart attack survivor 20/30 club & Kohl’s outfit students Annual Sonoma County hunger index: 1/3 of residents went hungry in 2017 Volunteer's Corner Fun-filled Cotati stroll Celebrate Black History Month Heavy rain takes toll on drivers Volunteer's Corner Garbage rate increase may keep compostable materials in county Sonoma County reads ‘Kindred’ Be a resource for fire survivors STEM at SSU Community Events Calendar February 15, 2019 through February 28, 2019 Japanese Internment Remembrance Day Senior center prom Community Events Calendar August 3, 2018 through August 16, 2018 A warm day with dancing and good food Community Events Calendar November 16, through December 6, Volunteers needed to ring a bell Volunteer's Corner Volunteer's Corner  Senior art show registration for artists age 60+ SSU to sign landmark commitment to sustainability Mobility is freedom…with a Purple Heart truck run Train as a coach to help older adults prevent falls Rotary District 5130 provides multiple fire relief grants A New Coalition: Forming alliances for barn owls Grand opening at Acme Burger Free LGBT awareness training for caregivers Seniors are targets for telescammers CTE Foundation invests in local schools Our invisible but critical water source Future leaders of the community Rohnert Park Democratic Club SSU named one of the nation’s “Most promising places to work” Community Events Calendar February 22, 2019 through March 7, 2019 Mayor Belforte reads at Monte Vista A new student center in RP New Entrepreneur in residence at Sonoma State University Sonoma County STEAM Showcase Transgender day in the square Apply to represent So County’s older adults Cross and Crown celebrates 50th Anniversary Monthly CalFresh benefits to arrive March 1 Community Events Calendar March 15, 2019 through March 28, 2019 SSU to screen ‘Big Sonia’ to honor Holocaust and Genocide survivors Explore foster parenting talk Feb. 25 Cross and Crown Church reaches the big 50 Looking through the glass at Arch’s for 55 years Crew does a fine job It’s “American” History Volunteer's Corner Clover Sonoma supports free concerts for youth Residents give high marks to Cotati living Event volunteers needed SSU Library presents ‘Alchemia’ exhibit Community Events Calendar March 8, 2019 through March 21, 2019 Art students big on art Volunteer's Corner Rancho Cotati Rotary Club visited Thomas Page Academy Artists showing off their works The Rohnert Park Sister City Committee is in full swing Parkour Speed competition

Community Events Calendar August 24, 2018 through September 6, 2018

August 24, 2018

 Friday, August 24 

• The Rohnert Park Friday Night Market & Party on the Plaza, 420 City Center Dr., Rohnert Park is featuring Rotten Tomatoes-Classic R&R.  The market hours are 5 - 8 p.m.  Come and enjoy the music, games for the children, food and beverages.

• Movie in the La Plaza Park in Cotati. Peter Rabbit. Free. 8:30 p.m. 707-792-4600. Cotaticity.org.

• “Avengers” free movies on the Green, 7 p.m. at Weill Hall and lawn. RP. Parking on campus $5. 866-955-6040. Gmc.sonoma.edu.

 

Saturday, August 25 

• Pacific Islander event at Civic Center Park in front of the RP Police Dept. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 707-588-3456.

• 24th Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival. Taste crazy beer, bring your dancing shoes, arts, fine crafts and festival food. Benefits Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. 707-824-8717 or info@bodegaseafoodfestival.com.

• Biker Chick Rides-A team of women cyclists dedicated to getting more women out road riding. 10 a.m. ending about 1:30 p.m. Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, 750 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, bikesonoma.org. Chicks meet and depart from 5000 Roberts Lake Rd. Bring a road-ready bike and helmet, ID, cash for lunch, spare tube, patch kit and a mini-pump.

• Tickets are on sale at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts for the “So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018” which is coming to Santa Rosa Dec. 5. Tickets range in price from $59 to $65. Call 707-546-3600 for tickets Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and is closed Mondays. For more information, go online at lutherburbankcenter.org.

 

Sunday, August 26 

• Full Moon exploration of Irwin Creek & Lower Stone farm for a walk and picnic with LandPaths and Kevin Munroe, Laguna Foundation’s Executive Director 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Pre-registration required through LandPaths or call 707- 527-ext. 110 for more information.

• 21st Annual Progressive festival with speaker, Daniel Ellsberg, author of the “Pentagon Papers” at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Free. 12-5:30 p.m. 707-763-8134. Progressivefestival.org.

 

Monday, August 27

• A community forum for the next Public Safety Director at 6-8 p.m. at the Community Center multi-use room, 5401 Snyder Ln., Rohnert Park. The city is seeking your input on what you want to see in the next Public Safety Director. www.rpcity.org.

• It’s the 7th anniversary of Brews & Bites for the bounty fundraiser. Tickets $20, 12 and under $10 and children under 7 free. Lagunitas Petaluma Taproom, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.

• Explore foster parenting. There’s an urgent need for temporary foster parents and adoptive families to open their homes to local foster children. Registration requested. 2255 Challenger Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. 707-565-4274. Sonomafistercare.org.

 

Tuesday, August 28

• Open mic night with Ceni at Hopmonk, Sebastopol. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 230 Petaluma Ave.

• Free tutoring program for grades 5 through 12. Runs entire school year. Adult supervision. 3-6 p.m. 1620 Sonoma Ave. Santa Rosa. For more information, call Honor Jackson 707-584-2856.

 

Wednesday, August 29 

• Disability Support Group-Discussion for people who identify as disabled residing in Sonoma County. Free. 5-6 p.m. Disability Services and Legal Center, 521 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707-528-2745, mydslc.org.

• After -hours networking mixer hosted by Panera Bread from 5:30-7 p.m. at 6305 Commerce Blvd. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, August 30

• Last night for 2018 - Cotati Farmer's Market - La Plaza Park 4:30-7:30 p.m.

• Hidden past of Santa Rosa at the history museum. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Talk begins at 7 p.m. 425 7th. St., Santa Rosa. Members free. Non-members $15. 707-579-1500.

• Free tutoring program for grades 5 through 12. Runs entire school year. Adult supervision. 3-6 p.m. 1620 Sonoma Ave. Santa Rosa. For more information, call Honor Jackson 707-584-2856.

 

Friday, August 31

• A Comedy of Errors, 7 p.m. General admission $18-$36. Bring your own chair or blanket. 3 W., 3rd St., Santa Rosa. 6th St. Playhouse. 707-523-4185.

• Last night for 2018 - The Rohnert Park Friday Night Market, 420 City Center Dr., Rohnert Park is featuring Poyntlyss Sistars-50s-80s dance music. The market hours are 5- 8 p.m.  Come and enjoy the music, games for the children, food and beverages.

 

Saturday, September 1  

•  Taste of Sonoma at the Green Music Center, SSU 12-4 p.m. Taste of Sonoma is Sonoma County’s signature event of the year. Sip on some of the quintessential wines of the region while feasting on an abundant array of bites. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tasteofsonoma.com.

 

Sunday, September 2  

•  Boating at the barn 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the boats of the community at David Yearsley River Heritage Center at 6 Copeland St., Petaluma.

• Gypsy Kisses graces the Redwood Cage stage every first Sunday of the month with their special Continental Café Music. 5-7 p.m. No cover charge at the Redwood Café, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, 707-795-7868.

 

Monday, September 3  

•  West Coast songwriters’ song competition 6:30 p.m. at Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy. 707-795-7868.

 

Tuesday, September 4 

• Free Laughing Tomato comedy showcase 7:30-9:30 p.m. hosted by Tony Sparks, 1100 Valley House Dr. 707-665-9472.

 

Wednesday, September 5

• Sonoma County Fair “Salute to Heroes” 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. In addition to tributes to the many heroes of Sonoma County, visitors to the fair will find all the makings for a fun-filled family outing. 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa.  For more information, call 707-545-4200.

• Noon times networking luncheon. The $25 early bird discount for chamber members ends Aug. 31. $30 at the door. Fairview @ Foxtail. RP Chamber of Commerce 584-1415.

 

Thursday, September 6

•  The KRUSH backyard concert starts at 5:30 p.m. All shows are free. Beer, wine and food available for purchase. An evening with Bette Smith. Cash/check only. Bring low lawn chairs or blankets, no coolers. Kids are welcome but leave pets at home. 3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa.

• A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will take place at the Petaluma Seniors Center. Meetings run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The facilitator is Susan Key Gilbert. A donation of $3 is requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This is a fragrance- free gathering. Petaluma Senior Center, 211 Novak Dr., Petaluma.