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February 22, 2019
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Community Events Calendar February 22, 2019 through March 7, 2019 Sonoma County STEAM Showcase Monthly CalFresh benefits to arrive March 1 Explore foster parenting talk Feb. 25 Crew does a fine job Clover Sonoma supports free concerts for youth SSU Library presents ‘Alchemia’ exhibit Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar February 15, 2019 through February 28, 2019 Volunteer's Corner Rotary District 5130 provides multiple fire relief grants CTE Foundation invests in local schools Hub Cyclery celebrates another year SSU named one of the nation’s “Most promising places to work” Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 11, 2019 through January 24, 2019 New Entrepreneur in residence at Sonoma State University Let’s talk Turkey Recipes sought for B’nai Israel cookbook Cross and Crown celebrates 50th Anniversary 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 Community Events Calendar February 8, 2019 through February 21, 2019 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 RP celebrates “I Heart RP” Feb. 10 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 Cotati hosts award dinner JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Homeless veterans receive greatest gift Volunteer's Corner Coffee with Cotati cops RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert SSU’s Sakaki names Griffin-Desta as new Chief of Staff Haute Flash takes the stage Church of the Oaks crab feed Feb. 8-9 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 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 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 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 Community Events Calendar August 24, 2018 through September 6, 2018 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 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 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 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 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 Poetry Out Loud Sonoma County contest 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 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 Celebrate Black History Month 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 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 STEM at SSU 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 Volunteer's Corner 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 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 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 Garbage rate increase may keep compostable materials in county Sonoma County reads ‘Kindred’ Be a resource for fire survivors A warm day with dancing and good food Community Events Calendar November 16, through December 6, Volunteers needed to ring a bell Mobility is freedom…with a Purple Heart truck run Train as a coach to help older adults prevent falls Seniors are targets for telescammers

Community Events Calendar August 3, 2018 through August 16, 2018

August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3 

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

• Downtown Santa Rosa art galleries and studios are open for the monthly first Friday event at the Chroma Gallery, 312 So. A St. Santa Rosa.

• Uncle Wiggly brings their special brand of music to the Redwood Café, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 8:30-11 p.m. 707-795-7868.

• Sonoma County Fair, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., August 3 – August 12.  Closed Mondays. For more information, call 707-545-4200.

• Bodega Marine Laboratory Tours, 2099 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, 2-to 4 p.m. Explore the dynamic biodiversity of the Northern California Coast during a free, docent-led tour of the Bodega Marine Laboratory! All ages are welcome.  Free to public. For more information, call 707-875-2211. 

 

Saturday, August 4

• 11th Annual Petaluma Music Festival, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma.  For tickets www.petalumamusicfestival.org. Support event to keep music in the schools. Tickets are $55 for general admission, $149 for VIP, and children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Ticket prices will increase on the day of festival. Students 13-17 can purchase $20 tickets at the door. 

• Cotati Historical Society. Free. Open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and on the second Tuesday of each month, 5-7 p.m. 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati. 707-794-0305.

• Bring your dog, cat, rabbit or iguana to the Schulz Museum for a personalized pet caricature by Cartoonist Joe Wos. 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa. 707-579-4452. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. 

• Bohemian Hwy. at the Redwood Café, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. Come dance and dine from 8-11 p.m.

• Snoopy’s Skate Party, 1667 West Steel Lane, Santa Rosa, 7:30 – 9: p.m. Join the fun at Snoopy’s Skate Party on the first Saturday of each month! A live  DJ, big screen, on-ice lounge, games, and food will all be part of what makes this night special.  This event is recommended for teens ages 12-15. Staff will be on hand to ensure that Snoopy’s Home Ice is a safe space for your kids to come and have fun. You are welcome to drop them off at 7:15 p.m. Please be sure to pick them up at 9:00 p.m. Cost $10. For more information, call 707-546-7147.

•  Country musician Brad Paisley, co-host actress Bonnie Hunt at Weill Hall & lawn, Green Music Center. RP. $45-$250. 7:30 p.m. This will benefit the fire relief for the first responders. 866-955-6040. gmc.sonoma.edu.

 

Sunday, August 5

• Gypsy Kisses graces the Redwood Cafe stage every first Sunday of the month with their special Continental Cafe’ Music. No cover charge. Redwood Café, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati.

•  West End Farmers Market, 9 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The West End Farmers Market is a seasonal Sunday market featuring locally grown and made products. Free to the public.

• The Twin Oaks Backyard BBQ continues 6 p.m. featuring Train Wreck Junction, 5475 Old Redwood Hwy. Tickets $10 for the show or $20 for the show and BBQ plate. Large outdoor patio area of the roadhouse. 707-795-5118.

 

Monday, August 6

• Sonoma County Library Photography exhibit 2018. 12 to 6 p.m. Reception to meet the artists is from 6-8 p.m. at the Armando Flores meeting room at the RP-Cotati Regional Library. Call 707-584-9121 for more information.

• A poetry reading at Aqus Café, 189 H St., Petaluma. 6:15-8:30 p.m. with Maya Khosis and Peter Neil Carroll. For more information, go to wrdpntr51@gmail.com.

• Three Petaluma Rotary Clubs will hold a benefit for children at Brewster’s Beer Garden at 5 p.m. Petaluma Sunrise, Petaluma Valley Rotary & Petaluma Rotary will host the event featuring raffle and silent auction items. All proceeds will be used to fund a variety of global service projects aimed at benefiting children. Tickets are $20 ($10 for kids ages 6-12) and are available on EventBrite.com under “For the children Pasta Dinner.” Entertainment will include the Keeney Triplets, performing music from the O’Brien Center for the Arts and Chris Newton and son will play ukuleles. 

 

Tuesday, August 7

•  National Night Out. National night out for Cotati residents with an annual free dinner with a movie for you and your family. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. in La Plaza Park with a bouncing house and other games.

• National Night Out at Civic Center in Rohnert Park with demonstrations and fun. 

• A free Laughing Tomato Comedy Showcase at Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr. RP. 707-665-9472.

• Free tutoring program from 3-6 p.m. at 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. For more information, call Honor Jackson 707-584-2856. Grades 5th through 12th. 

 

Wednesday, August 8

• Santa Rosa Farmers’ Market in downtown Santa Rosa from 5 to 8:30 p.m. 

 

Thursday, August 9

• Cotati Farmers Market 4:30-7:30 p.m. at La Plaza Park.

•  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 182 Farmers Lane, Suite 202, Santa Rosa. For more information, call Lisa at 707-527-6655, ext. 3 or email Lisa at lkubiak@namisoco.org.

 

Friday, August 10

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

• Bodega Marine Laboratory Tours, 2099 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, 2 to 4 p.m. Explore the dynamic biodiversity of the Northern California Coast during a free, docent-led tour of the Bodega Marine Laboratory! All ages are welcome.  Free to public.  For more information, call 707-875-2211.

 

Saturday, August 11

• Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol. The sweetest little fair in Sonoma County. Ragle Rd., Sebastopol, or call 707-837-8896. Live music, local food, Gravenstein apples, arts & crafts. $8 to $15 under 5 free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Rd., Sebastopol. 707-837-8896 or Gravensteinapplefair.com.

• Painting Bark & Lichens in Gouache workshop with current Heron Hall exhibitor, Lucy Martin 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $95. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 707-527-9277 ext. 110 or go anita@lagunafoundation.org.

• The Great Train Days at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Join the Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, as they show off their model trains and buildings. Build your own train tracks in Mary’s Garden, listen to train music, or hear a story about trains. Climb aboard the Live Steamers ride-on train ($2 per ride).  $12 Ages 1 and Up; Free with a CMOSC Membership.  For more information, call 707-546-4069.

 

Sunday, August 12

•  Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol. The sweetest little fair in Sonoma County. Ragle Rd., Sebastopol. For more information, call 707-837-8896.

• Vamos Afuera: Aventura en la Laguna a Spanish Language event with LandPaths and the Laguna Foundation. This event will be led in Spanish. Free but pre-registration is required through LandPaths. 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 707-527-9277 ext. 100.

•  West End Farmers Market, 9 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The West End Farmers Market is a seasonal Sunday market featuring locally grown and made products. Free to the public.

• The Great Train Days at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Join the Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, as they show off their model trains and buildings. Build your own train tracks in Mary’s Garden, listen to train music, or hear a story about trains. Climb aboard the Live Steamers ride-on train ($2 per ride).  $12 Ages 1 and Up; Free with a CMOSC membership.  For more information, call 707-546-4069.

 

Monday, August 13

• Native secrets with Art Runningbear and practice grounding, meditation, running energy, protection and healing techniques. Public is welcome to drop in any Monday to observe the practice. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8297 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707-938-8808.

 

Tuesday, August 14

• Cotati City Council meeting, 7 p.m.

• Rohnert Park City Council meeting, 5 p.m.

• Feldenkrais for back pain. $15 per class.  Songbird Community Healing Center, 8297 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707-938-8808.

 

Wednesday, August 15

• Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market, Old Courthouse Square and Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, 5 – 8:30 p.m., celebrating 30 years in 2018, brings together everything there is to love about Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.

 

Thursday, August 16

• Cotati Farmers Market 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at La Plaza Park.

•  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 182 Farmers Lane, Suite 202, Santa Rosa. For more information, call Lisa at 707-527-6655, ext. 3 or email Lisa at lkubiak@namisoco.org.

• Writing as a Tool for Transformation at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma with Christine Falcon-Daigle.6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. For more details go to www.TheWriteSpot.us