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American Sign Language and police departments SRS has affordable family concert, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. Decker waves the baton at a concert Young accepts ‘prez’ of the RP Historical Society Community Events Calendar December 14, 2018 through December 27, 2018 Volunteer's Corner Is your Carbon Monoxide detector chirping? Vandalism at Gold Ridge Community Center DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Large affordable housing project breaks ground in Rohnert Park Community Events Calendar December 7, 2018 through December 20, 2018 Volunteer's Corner Tips for a Grinchless holiday season Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Be a resource for fire survivors Let’s talk Turkey Fun-filled Cotati stroll Community Events Calendar September 28, 2018 through October 11, 2018 A lighter, brighter Cotati Community Events Calendar August 31, 2018 through September 13, 2018 Community Events Calendar October 19, 2018 through November 1, 2018 Saving on energy and giving youth jobs Gore in tune Community Events Calendar October 12 through October 25 Home Instead partners with local businesses JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Athena sits in ‘artsy’ Cotati RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert Community Events Calendar November 30 through December 20 Community Events Calendar August 10, 2018 through August 23, 2018 Get your hula on for the Penngrove luau Celebrate the holiday season responsibly  Community Events Calendar September 14, 2018 through September 27, 2018 Don’t be a victim of a charity scam Bands and DJs playing great music in Cotati Photo exhibit by Penngrove artist sheds light on disability community Volunteer's Corner 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 Be a resource for fire survivors 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 Volunteers needed to ring a bell CPI North Bay fire recovery Sonoma Raceway hosts food drive Train as a coach to help older adults prevent falls Photography Show Newest report finds new growth on rare Cotati albino Chimera Tree The work behind “The Art of Resistance” Seniors are targets for telescammers A Veteran remembers Veterans SSU to buy 90-unit Petaluma complex for workforce housing It takes a village to honor its past Veterans story Mark Weston Volunteer's Corner 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 Discrimination and bullying in our schools Volunteer City of Cotati offers Thanksgiving week fun for kids RP Founders’ Day Oct. 6 30 years for Danny's vacuum shop Volunteer’s corner Backpack drive event this Sunday Who you going to call? Adapting to the weather changes SC Public Library Foundation needs directors 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 September 7, 2018 through September 20, 2018 SAY launches One Cold Night Devil Pups set a new goal 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 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 Garbage rate increase may keep compostable materials in county Sonoma County reads ‘Kindred’ 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, Mobility is freedom…with a Purple Heart truck run

Community Events Calendar September 21, 2018 through October 4, 2018

September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21  

• “Rock, Strings and Horns, a concert for Violet”: SSU. Music students, faculty and guests. 7:30 p.m. at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, RP. $8. 707-664-2324,music.sonoma.edu/events/2018.rock-strings-horsn-concert-violet.

Saturday, September 22

• Wings over wine country air show with aircraft demonstrations, aerobatics and fly-overs, on ground activities. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Charles M. Schulz, Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa. $8-$20. 707-566-8380 or wingsoverwinecountry.org.

• Toy and comic con: Collectible comics and toys, exhibits, guest stars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $18. Santarosatoycon.com.

• Dahlia Care and Culture workshop represented by Sonoma County Master Gardeners, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RP-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way. Free. Master gardener Jim Lang will discuss the care and culture of dahlia plants. 707-584-9121.

• Baile de California & Yester-years dancers teach and perform 1840s dances noon to 4 p.m. during Fandango at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, 3325 Adobe Rd. $3, adults, $2 kids, five and younger. Free. 707-762-4871. Sonomaparks.org.

• Schulz Museum new exhibit “Then Came the Dog,” at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Ln. SR. Admission is $5-$12. schulzmeseum.org

• Spirit of SRJC picnic celebrates 100 years, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Free. santarosa.edu.

Sunday, September 23

 Laguna Watershed Perspectives hike: Shiloh Ranch Regional Park with Regional Parks and Laguna Foundation naturalists. 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, 5750 Faught Rd., Windsor. $10 includes parking, non-refundable. Pre-registration required. 707-527-9277 ext. 110.

Monday, September 24 

• Mixed art media workshop. Explore exciting mixed-media techniques in an encouraging environment for artists of all skill levels. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free but bring your own supplies. Located in the RP Senior Center dining room. 

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

• A look at today’s labor movement with North Bay Jobs with Justice. Free. 7-9 p.m. 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa. For more information go to http://OddupySonomaCounty.org or call 707-877-6650.

 

Tuesday, September 25 

• Banjos and Bourbon a benefit for the Green Music Center celebrating music mentors featuring Bumper Jacksons. Bumper Jacksons will bring you into the center of a party and the dance floor never sleeps. Weill Hall and Trione Courtyard. 8 p.m. Tickets $250. To purchase tickets, visit fmc. sonoma. educ/banjosandbourbon or call 866-955-6040.

 Wednesday, September 26 

• Wellness Walks at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Enjoy a free docent-led walk in the woods. Bring layered clothing, walking shoes, snacks and water. Registration is optional. 10-11 a.m. 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville. 

 Thursday, September 27

• 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.

• A low impact class is a fun way to move and promote positive energy while relieving stress. Get moving with a great group of people. Instructor: Andrea Valmore from 10:45 to noon. Free. Located in the Senior Center Activity room.

• Exploring Wildlife and Plant diversity of Sonoma County Vernal Pools presentation with LF’s Conservation Science Program Manager, Sarah Gordon 7-8:30 p.m. $12 non-refundable. Pre-registration required. 707-527-9277 ext. 110.

Friday, September 28

• 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.

 Saturday, September 29

• Sweet Pea the gift shop in the Rohnert Park Senior Center will be celebrating 31 years from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free drawings and refreshments. Holiday and beautifully handcrafted wares.

• Drawing Autumn colors with colored pencil techniques workshop with Nina Antze 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blending, layering and burnishing techniques will be covered. $95. Pre-registered required. 707-527-9277 ext. 110.

• Join us at the Twin Oaks to support the firefighters and keep the Penngrove, Cotati and Liberty Valley fire stations open 24/7. Music. Free. 

The Twin Oaks Backyard BBQ continues with a 6 p.m. show featuring Sharkmouth, 5475 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. Tickets $10-$20. 707-795-5118

 Sunday, September 30 

• Best native plants for Sonoma County presentation with Terry Loveton, Brent Reed, Betty Young and Dr. Wendy Trowbridge. 3-5 p.m. Learn about native plants and creating wildlife habitat in your yard. 707-527-9277 ext. 110.

 Monday, October 1 

• A story of Civic Progress and Pride- celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, tells the story of the founding of the Carnegie Library through the dedication of the building as a museum. In 1978 & the continued work of the Petaluma Museum Assoc. to preserve the cultural heritage of the City of Petaluma. 20 Fourth St. Petaluma. 707-778-4398, petalumamuseum.com.

 Tuesday, October 2 

• 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, October 3

• Coffee with the Cotati Cops at Sweet Expectations Bakery @ 7-9 a.m.

• Nine & networking golf tournament and after golf mixer at Foxtail Golf Club. Individual golfer fee $75. 1:30 p.m. registration opens & 3 p.m. shotgun start. Register on chamber website. After golf mixer 5:30-7 p.m. in the banquet center.

 Thursday, October 4

• 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.

•“Kinsey sucks unplugged: No ifs, ands or butts.” 7:30 p.m. A big night out at the New Cotati Cabaret, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. This show is not for children under 16. Details and ticket information at www.shalomevents.org. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ner Shalom at 707-664-8622.