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April 20, 2019
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I can do it! Credo’s Dolcini power rowing to Portland Cotati Rotary hosts first Humanitarian award Credo High School to speak at WE conference Community Events Calendar April 19, 2019 through May 2, 2019 Volunteer's Corner  Free family bicycling workshop RCRPC hosted Annual Community Award night Libraries = strong communities Creating a teacher recruitment and retention plan RP Easter egg hunt SonomaFi coming to local libraries Hub Cyclery celebrates another year Showing off their talents Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 11, 2019 through January 24, 2019 Community Events Calendar April 12, 2019 through April 25, 2019 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 RCHS Guard and drumline competition 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 Space for reflection 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 Join us on Easter Sunday JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Homeless veterans receive greatest gift Volunteer's Corner Everything bunny in Rohnert Park RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert SSU’s Sakaki names Griffin-Desta as new Chief of Staff Haute Flash takes the stage Bailey So. Co. Woman of the Year 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 “Disney” concert in the TAG building 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 Community Events Calendar April 5, 2019 through April 18, 2019 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 Coffee with a Cop 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 United Way ensuring community gets fair share in 2020 census 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 Volunteer's Corner 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 TAG building ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony 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 Transgender march and rally 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 McLea’s receives AAA banner 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Crew does a fine job It’s “American” History Volunteer's Corner SSU to sign landmark commitment to sustainability Clover Sonoma supports free concerts for youth Residents give high marks to Cotati living Event volunteers needed Free LGBT awareness training for caregivers SSU Library presents ‘Alchemia’ exhibit Community Events Calendar March 8, 2019 through March 21, 2019 Art students big on art Volunteer's Corner Rancho Cotati Rotary Club visited Thomas Page Academy Artists showing off their works The Rohnert Park Sister City Committee is in full swing Parkour Speed competition

Community Events Calendar September 7, 2018 through September 20, 2018

September 7, 2018

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. 

• “The Naked Truth” by Dave Simpson and directed by Argo Thompson. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 2 p.m. at the Left Edge Theatre at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. For tickets call 707-546-3600 or visit www.leftedgetheatre.com.

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

• Richard Kadrey holds a meet and greet, 7 p.m. at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Free. copperfieldsbooks.com.

• Disney Pixar’s “Coco” free movie in La Plaza Park, Old Redwood Hwy. & Sierra Ave., Cotati. Show runs from about 8-10 p.m. Popcorn, waters and other snacks available for purchase. 707-665-4222.

 

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 Lauracimcc@gmail.com. 

• 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 Arts is reopening the sculpture garden following the Oct. wildfires. There will be a showcase of works of Bay Area artists.

• Circle Squares Club invites you to join the group to learn to Square Dance. Everyone is welcome…singles, couples, families, good for all ages. Sept. 13 is free so give it a test spin. 7:15-8:45 p.m., Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. $5 per class or $60 for 12 weeks. For more information, call 707-888-4081. Also, another class Sept. 20.

 

Friday, September 14 

• 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/needed 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 15

• Dog Dayz of Summer at the Honeybee pool 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your favorite furry friend to the pool for a swim. Registration is $7 per dog. Pre-register at cityofrohnertpark.perfectmind.com.

• Petaluma river craft beer festival from 1-5 p.m. On Water St. at the Petaluma River in historic downtown Petaluma. Craft beer tastings, live music and local food tastings. Tickets limited. $40 online and $45 at the gate. Get tickets at petalumarivercraftbeerfest.

• NOAH BBQ luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 5475 Snyder Ln. RP. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

 

Sunday, September 16 

• Grand Prix of Sonoma 8 a.m. The Grand Prix of Sonoma is the final race on the Verizon IndyCar Series 17. Features six oval track, six permanent road courses and five temporary street circuits. For more information, contact Sonoma Raceway at 800-870-RACE or email ticketing@racesonoma.com.

• Making an impression: Fall Eco-Print workshop and Irwin Creek Walk with Shelly Spriggs, Anita Smith and Laguna guides. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15. Includes materials, non-refundable. Pre-registration required. 707-527-9277 ext. 100.

 

Monday, September 17

• Do you already know the basic line dancing steps and terminology? Stay active and have fun while improving your line dance skills. A great opportunity for experienced line dancers. The instructor is Dolly Urguhart from 9-10:30 a.m. $3 donation. Located in the Senior Center Activity room, 

 

Tuesday, September 18 

• 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 19 

• This invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class provides low impact moves and easy-to-follow pacing for older adults who love a healthy and active lifestyle. The instructor is Gale Davis. Free. 11 to noon in the Senior Center Activity room.

 

Thursday, September 20 

• 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/needed 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.