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An antediluvian house on the hill Special Olympic Torch run going through Cotati Free seminars for disabled veterans and surviving spouses claim benefits Community Events Calendar June 21, 2019 through July 4, 2019 Volunteer's Corner A new feature at the Cotati Farmers’ Market Credo High Graduates CRPUSD needs hands-on leader Granny units in local area Farmers’ markets kick off Community Events Calendar June 14, 2019 through June 27, 2019 Volunteer's Corner Thirteen reasons to fold American flag Armed Forces News Looking for SoCo artists 2019 Graduation in full swing How past superintendents impacted CRPUSD Educator Dolkas retires Hub Cyclery celebrates another year Library summer reading program Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 11, 2019 through January 24, 2019 Vacation Bible School in Penngrove Let’s talk Turkey Recipes sought for B’nai Israel cookbook Volunteer's Corner 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 School’s out – time for camp! 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 FREE Movies In The Park Gore in tune Over 100 volunteers wrapping toys Community Events Calendar January 4, 2019 through January 17, 2019 Community Events Calendar June 7, 2019 through June 20, 2019 JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Homeless veterans receive greatest gift Volunteer's Corner A lesson from Wafflemat Tom with his bucket RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert SSU’s Sakaki names Griffin-Desta as new Chief of Staff Haute Flash takes the stage Enter the Penngrove Parade 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 The Sonoma-Marin fair is giving away $35k in awards & scholarships 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 RP-Cotati Library to feature award-winning performance artist 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 Junior League presenting Ride-a-Rig 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 RP’s 36th annual fishing derby 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 Eureka! Students strike gold! 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 Rancho Cotate High School students for May 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 May 10, 2019 through May 23, 2019 Monte Vista Spring Fling 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 May the 4th be with you at La Plaza Park Inaugural construction trades training class prepares to graduate 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 Local nonprofit to host Santa Rosa fundraiser for homeless veterans Hansel receives honorary doctorate Community Events Calendar May 31, 2019 through June 13, 2019 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 Community Events Calendar March 29, 2019 through April 11, 2019 Volunteer's Corner Volunteer's Corner 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 Cotati chicken BBQ returns Race volunteers and DJ needed Annual senior art show Educator Friedland retires after 35 years 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 Volunteer's Corner I can do it! Exposición anual de arte para personas mayores Flags are a beautiful sight 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 Free care planning workshop Credo’s Dolcini power rowing to Portland Free, fun, family activities, Sat. Mayors challenge Cougars 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 Creative Sonoma supports artists impacted by fires Everything bunny in Rohnert Park Cotati Rotary hosts first Humanitarian award Walk the labyrinth in D park Two teachers receive the Lou Colby award 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 Local winner at art show Bailey So. Co. Woman of the Year Credo High School to speak at WE conference So. Co. Community Dev. Commission seeks equity in housing Tech High athletic awards ceremony 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 Rancho Cotate Varsity Girls Basketball receives recognition The “Disney” concert in the TAG building Community Events Calendar April 19, 2019 through May 2, 2019 La Comisión de Desarrollo Comunitario del Condado de Sonoma An invitation to the Peace garden dedication 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 Transgender Day of Visibility Community Events Calendar April 5, 2019 through April 18, 2019 Volunteer's Corner SOMO Village vibrant with painted faces and bling Community Events Calendar May 24, 2019 through June 6, 2019 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 Credo students demand strong environmental action Coffee with a Cop  Free family bicycling workshop Learn about water-wise gardening this weekend Volunteer's Corner 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+ One Planet Youth Summit and Credo High School United Way ensuring community gets fair share in 2020 census RCRPC hosted Annual Community Award night Rancho Cotate HS students for the month of April- Perseverance Cotati Chamber hosts music festival 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 Penngrove buries time capsule Volunteer's Corner Libraries = strong communities Community Events Calendar May 3, 2019 through May 16, 2019 Tech elects new student body for year 2019-20 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 Free job fair matches local employers and job seekers TAG building ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony Creating a teacher recruitment and retention plan K/1 students to present a jobs and business expo An invitation to attend “Avenue of Flags” 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 Nor Cal Aging, Disability and Advocacy Expo Transgender march and rally RP Easter egg hunt Volunteer's Corner Color is fun Jones receives proclamation 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 Community Events Calendar March 22, 2019 through April 4, 2019 McLea’s receives AAA banner SonomaFi coming to local libraries Letter carriers stamp out hunger Woolery loves a clean environment A library luncheon becomes a birthday party 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 Volunteer's Corner Showing off their talents Creative Grants for Summer Arts Youth Programs RP seeking applicants for leadership program Volunteer's Corner Explore foster parenting talk Feb. 25 Cross and Crown Church reaches the big 50 Looking through the glass at Arch’s for 55 years Senior center prom Community Events Calendar April 12, 2019 through April 25, 2019 Paparazzi day... Let the egg hunt begin… Rotary clubs of Rancho Cotati and Rohnert Park are hosting the dedication of a Peace Park Today’s children, Tomorrow’s leaders Crew does a fine job It’s “American” History Volunteer's Corner SSU to sign landmark commitment to sustainability Volunteer's Corner SSU takes top honors at United Nations conference Cal Ripken celebrates opening day Making Rohnert Park age friendly Clover Sonoma supports free concerts for youth Residents give high marks to Cotati living Event volunteers needed Free LGBT awareness training for caregivers RCHS Guard and drumline competition Sgt. Thompson named So. Co. bike commuter of the year Happiest sprint on the planet Librarian Kleban retires SSU Library presents ‘Alchemia’ exhibit Community Events Calendar March 8, 2019 through March 21, 2019 Art students big on art Space for reflection Community Events Calendar April 26, 2019 through May 9, 2019 Tech. upgrade for Cotati sewers/water Duckett all set to install tile Volunteer's Corner Rancho Cotati Rotary Club visited Thomas Page Academy Artists showing off their works Join us on Easter Sunday Caregivers offered free awareness training Rancho’s Top Twenty Dinner: a fifty-one-year tradition Sweetman explains expo The Rohnert Park Sister City Committee is in full swing Parkour Speed competition Volunteer's Corner Ranger retires after 36 years Community Events Calendar May 17, 2019 through May 30, 2019

Community Events Calendar October 12 through October 25

October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12 

• Register now for the AARP Smart Driver Course. Refresh your driving skills. Two classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Dr. #A Must complete both classes for insurance certificate. Call 707-585-6780 to register the courses. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members.

• The ghosts of late Sonoma County citizens will again walk at the Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery. For more information, call Erin Sheffield at 707-481-3488.

• Left Edge Theatre features the production of “Hand to God” a comedy by Robert Askins. A multi award-winning comedy featuring a hand puppet possessed by the devil. Runs through Nov. 11. Tickets are $25 general admission, $40 for VIP. 8 p.m. https://www.leftedgetheatre.com. Resident Theatre Co. of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. For more information, call Argo Thompson at 707-536-1620.

• From surviving to thriving: What happens to your brain in disaster. 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation $10-$20. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8299 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707-795-2398.

• The North Bay Sinfonietta, a chamber orchestra under the auspices of the Santa Rosa Junior College, will present a concert under the direction of its Founder and conductor Cynthia Weichel at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

• St. John’s Methodist Church, 5150 Snyder Ln. RP. is having a Pumpkin Patch from now until Oct. 31. Mon.-Fri. 2-7 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Special morning hours for children’s groups. Please call the church office at 707-584-9780.

• Friends of the RP Senior Center hosts Bingo at the senior center. Doors open at 4 p.m. with first game starting at 6:30 p.m. Buy-ins are $35 or $45 which includes all supplies. Payouts are given upon attendance and food is available for purchase. 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to the RP Senior Center for building and program enhancements.

Saturday, October 13 

• “The Addams Family” a Tony award-winning musical, directed by Carl Jordan. Spreckels Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. Tickets are general $36, seniors $34, students $30 and under 12. $18.For more information, call 707-588-3400.

•  Cotati Oktoberfest in La Plaza Park, Cotati. For more information, call 707-795-5508. 12-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 14 

• Straw Hat Pizza Cruise-in, 919 Golf Course Dr., RP. 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Cruisin’ North Car Club Inc. of Sonoma County. Bring out your classics. For more information go to: http://cruisinnorth.com.

• Free Movies on the Green: Disney Pixar's Brave, 5:30 pm Weill Hall and Lawn. Free and open to everyone. Julie Fowlis will introduce Disney Pixar’s Brave, which features her songs. Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics to Weill Lawn and catch our final outdoor movie of the season.

• Watershed perspectives: Birds & wildlife of SR Creek outing. 9 a.m.-12:30 a.m. The Laguna de Santa Rosa bursts with wildlife and more than 200 birds. Free. Pre-registration required through LandPaths.

• “The Addams Family” a Tony award-winning musical, directed by Carl Jordan. Spreckels Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. Tickets are general $36, seniors $34, students $30 and under 12. $18.For more information, call 707-588-3400.

 

Monday, October 15 

• Dancing in the park 12:30 p.m. Meet at La Plaza Park near the gazebo. Bring your favorite dance music on an iPod with your earbuds. In common let’s dance it out and start the week off with good vibes. All ages and abilities welcome. Free. La Plaza Park, Old Redwood & W. Sierra Ave., Cotati.

Tuesday, October 16 

• 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.

• Sonoma Job Connections is a career and job fair for Sonoma County employers to meet interested candidates about job and internship opportunities in an informal setting. 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, 1 DoubleTree Drive, Rohnert Park. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonoma-job-connections-job-fair-registration-47678810606 to register. Free to attend.

Wednesday, October 17  

• RP Chamber of Commerce networking mixer at Spring Thai. 5:30-7 p.m., Ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. Complimentary appetizers & refreshments,  538 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati.

Thursday, October 18  

• 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/needles 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.

Friday, October 19  

• AARP Smart driver courses -Take the AARP Smart Driver Courses to refresh your driving skills, know the new rules of the road and save on car insurance. Two classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays, October 19 and 26 at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Dr. # A, Rohnert Park.  Must complete both classes for insurance certificate.  Call (707) 585-6780 to register for the courses.  $15 AARP member, $20 non-AARP member.

• “Until the Birds Return” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall at SSU campus. Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5 parking fee on all SSU lots.

The film is in Arabic with English subtitles. For more information, call 707-664-2606.

• Friends of the RP Senior Center hosts BINGO at the Senior Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. First game begins at 6:30 p.m. By-in are $35 or $45 which includes all supplies. Payouts are given upon attendance and food is available for purchase. 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to the RPSC for building and program enhancements.

• Seed to table: How to process and eat acorns of the Laguna Watershed workshop with Zoe Minervini-Zink and Dyla Gearhert. 6-8:30 p.m. Sliding scale $15, $25 or $45. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 707-527-9277 x 110.

Saturday, October 20  

• Pumpkin splash at Honeybee pool 1-4 p.m. $10. Swim and pick a pumpkin to embellish at the decoration station. Pre-register online at cityofrohnertpark.perfectmind.com or at the community center, 707-588-3456.

   •Cotati Chamber of Commerce Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Gemini Salon, 4:30PM, 8278 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati

• From plants to paper: Papermaking with Laguna plants. A two- day (Oct. 21) workshop with Jane Ingram Allen. Workshop will cover how to make paper from local plant materials found in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. $200. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 707-527-9277 x 110.  

 

Sunday, October 21  

• “Until the Birds Return” will be shown at 4:30 p.m. in the Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall at SSU campus. Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5 parking fee on all SSU lots. The film is in Arabic with English subtitles. For more information, call 707-664-2606.

• The Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Music concert will start with the Hermitage Piano Trio at 4 p.m. Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the trio is distinguished by its sumptuous sound. This will be held at the Newman Auditorium on the SR campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Tickets for 6 concerts are $134.50, 3 concert tickets $76, single ticket $29.75, or $18.75 for youth under 16 and students with an ID. 

Monday, October 22  

• Museum Mondays for little ones at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa. 707-284-1263. $5. monica@schulzmuseum.org.

Tuesday, October 23  

• Free tutoring program at 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, call Honor Jackson at 707-584-2856.

 

Wednesday, October 24 

• Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce After Hours Mixer at Patelco Credit Union 5:30-7 p.m. at Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park. Complimentary appetizer & refreshments. Open to everyone. Bring a friend. For more information, call 707-584-1415,

Thursday, October 25 

• 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.

• Free Thursday night trivia. Free to play all ages at 7-9 p.m. Presented by Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park. 

• Halloween Carnival fundraiser. Come show your support for the opening of the SoZo (The new home of the LIME Foundation) Student Center in RP. Games, activities, candy and fun for all ages. Raffle prizes. Wear your best Halloween costume to enter a contest. 5-9 p.m. 1100 Valley House Dr., RP. Dinner $15 and under 12 free. Karaoke started at 7 to 9 p.m. https://sozocenter.eventbrite.com.

• “The Addams Family” a Tony award-winning musical, directed by Carl Jordan. Spreckels Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. Tickets are general $36, seniors $34, students $30 and under 12. $18. For more information, call 707-588-3400