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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 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 Community Events Calendar September 21, 2018 through October 4, 2018 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 28, 2018 through October 11, 2018

September 28, 2018

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.

• “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” 8 p.m. presented by the Spreckels Theatre Arts Co. at the Spreckels Theatre, 5409 Snyder Ln. Tickets $16-$26. Additional shows Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. 707-588-3400.

 

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. Holidays and beautifully handcrafted wares.

• Traditional and contemporary gospel music of Tanzania. During an evening event at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 5475 Snyder Ln., RP. Free. Donations are always welcome. For more information, call 707-795-7853. 

• 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.

• Light the Night 2018-A series of fundraising campaigns benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Free. 5-8:30 p.m. Downtown Santa Rosa, 600-636 4th St. Dawn Bell, lightthenight.org. or dawn.bell@lls.org.

• All Hallows Art Fest 9 a.m. at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma. Cost is $5.Halloweenfolkartsocity.com.

 

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.

• Fourth & Seas Sunday Cruise In-Classic cars, food, oldies/rock music, a free raffle and the presentation of the Sunday Sundae Cup (a huge ice cream sundae) to the owner of the Judge’s favorite car. Free. 11-2 p.m. 101 4th St., Petaluma. 707-623-3219, sundaycruisein.blogspot.com.

• Traditional and contemporary gospel music of Tanzania. During morning services at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 5475 Snyder Ln., RP. Free. Donations are always welcome. For more information, call 707-795-7853.

• Final day for the unleashed dogs to swim and frolic in the Spring Lake Regional Park swimming lagoon, 393 Violetti Rd. 9 a.m. $5 per dog for Sonoma County Regional Parks members and $7 for non-members. SonomaCountyParks.org.

 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, 8099 La Plaza, Suite A, Cotati  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.

 

Friday, October 5

• Register now for the AARP Smart Driver Course. Refresh your driving skills. Two classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 running Oct. 19 and 26. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members.

• Dr. Chris Thornberg is the keynote speaker for the Fall Economic Forecast breakfast. 7 to 9 a.m. to be held at the Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, 1 Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park. Cost is $90 for individuals. Register at www.SonomaED.org/events.

• Explore the mysteries & magic of Ancient Egypt. 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation. $10-$20. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8299 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707-795-2398.

 Saturday, October 6 

• 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.

 

Sunday, October 7 

• Sebastopol Farmers’ Market-10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sebastopol Plaza downtown across from Whole Foods Mkt. sebastopolfarmmarket.org.

• Santa Rosa Symphony-Passion & Power 3 p.m. at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., RP. For more information, call 707-546-8742. Tickets@srsymphony.org•

 • Sacred music from the All-Night Vigil and Devine Liturgy, a choral concert of Russian songs and romances at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa. $20 general admission, children under 12 free. Tickets and information at www.slavyankachorus.org. or call 510-798-7966.

Monday, October 8

• Santa Rosa Symphony-Passion & Power 7:30 p.m. at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., RP. For more information, call 707-546-8742. Tickets@srsymphony.org.

Tuesday, October 9 

• Women in Business networking luncheon 12 p.m. at Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park.

• 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.

Left Edge Theatre, 50 Mark West Springs, SR. 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. 

 Wednesday, October 10 

•  The 2017 global tech forum is being held at the SSU student center. Find out what is trending in Virtual Reality, etc.  presented by Tech Bay Area Advocates. Register at http:/bit.ly/2hNKvOm. Tickets $40 per person.

Thursday, October 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.