February 21, 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 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 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 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 31, 2018 through September 13, 2018

August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31

• Coffee with the Rohnert Park cops in McDonald’s at 6600 Commerce. Blvd., RP 8:30 to 10 a.m.

• 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.

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

• Bernie performs classic rock, R&B and funk. 8:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Roadhouse. 5475 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. Free. 707-795-5118.


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

• The household toxics facility is open weekly for free drop-off of toxics from Sonoma county residents. Bring your ID to prove residency. No appointment is required. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. State transportation laws limit each vehicle to a maximum of 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. Never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk packed to prevent spills. Syringes andeedles must be in a sealed and labeled approved container. No electronics, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, biological wastes will be accepted. The disposal site is located at 500 Mecham Rd., Petaluma.


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 

• Labor Day (Voice office closed) 

•  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.


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.


Friday, September 7

• Friday night bingo. The Friends of the RP Senior Center hosts bingo every Friday night. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the first game begins at 6:30 p.m. Buy-ins are $35 or $45 which includes all of the supplies needed. Payouts are given upon attendance and food is available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to the RP Senior Center. 

• Black Panther-picnic on the Weill lawn. Free. 7 p.m. Green Music Center, SSU. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., RP. $5 parking on the campus.

• Free Laughing Tomato Comedy showcase at 1100 Valley House Dr. RP. Hosted by Tony Sparks, 1100 Valley House Dr. 707-665-9472.

• Sonoma educators are invited to the local library to learn about library resources to enrich your teaching. 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Saturday, September 8

•. 9th Annual Hawaiian Luau at Penngrove Park, Social time 3

 p.m., Dinner 5: p.m. Come join the Hawaiian dancing and entertainment.  Authentic Hawaiian style Kailua Pork dinner.  Tickets for dinner can be purchased at JavAmore Café.  For more information call Kim at 707-794-1516.

• 61st Annual Art in the Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Petaluma’s Walnut Park located at Petaluma Blvd. South and D St. Sponsored by Petaluma Arts Association. Free.

• Ukulele beyond the basics at local library 2-3 p.m.

• “With Awe and Wonder: A celebration of Nature’s Beauty” photography by Brenda Tharp. 3-5 p.m. Free. 707-527-9277 ext. 110.


Sunday, September 9 

• The PAA 61st Annual Art in the Park is a free family event that offers an opportunity to meet our local artists and to see their bodies of work.  Walnut Park will be filled with the work of painters, photographers, jewelers, weavers, sculptors and metal artists.   Their creations will be available for sale.   Children are welcome and will have the opportunity to create art while at the event!  There will be a full line-up of local musicians, demonstrations by local artists Mary Fassbinder and weaver Karen Spratt.  The public is invited to contribute to a community weave.  There will also be a raffle held Sunday of Petaluma Arts Association members’ work.  Please come contribute and enjoy! 

• California Indian day celebration. Free museum admission. 5250 Aero Dr., Santa Rosa. Open to the public. Native craft vendors. Language assessment raffle. For more information, email 

• A natural history outing with Laguna Foundation’s Executive Director, Kevin Munroe. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to travel around the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed to explore aquatic habitats. $25-$50 sliding scale. Pre-registration required. 707-527-9277 ext. 100. 


Monday, September 10

• Whether you are a beginner or familiar with computers the helpful lab volunteers can assist you in accomplishing whatever task it is you would like to complete. Donations are always appreciated. 9 a.m. to noon at the RP Senior Center. Free.

• Call the Sonoma County Elder Law Hotline at 707-340-5610 to make an appointment for free services at the Senior Center Counseling office.




Tuesday, September 11 

• 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, September 12 

• The senior transportation program is available in the mornings for seniors residing in Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove (also Thursdays and Fridays) for medical appointments, shopping, banking or other personal needs in the Rohnert Park area. For an application and information packet, stop by the Senior Center at 6800 Hunter Dr., RO or call 707-585-6780. $7 round trip in RP, $10 round trip to Santa Rosa. A $2 surcharge if you are the only passenger going to Santa Rosa. Cash or check payable to the driver upon boarding the bus.


Thursday, September 13 

• Luther Burbank Center for the Art is reopening of the sculpture garden following the Oct. wildfires. There will be a showcase of works of Bay Area artists.