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April 24, 2017
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Engineering with Legos at the Ray Miller Community room And they're off. . . Community quickly rallies for Project Grad RP girl accosted while walking to school Rohnert Park City Council to host Town Hall meeting on May 3 Auto burglar arrested by Cotati Police Golf Course Drive Crossing concerns may delay SMART train ‘Quiet Zones’ Survey Says: Rohnert Park Residents Love City, but not Traffic Bunfest was hopping with bunny lovers Two RP Parks getting upgrades Local Tech High student chosen for Scholars program Treasurer for Rancho Cotate High Project Grad Arrested for Embezzlement Saddle Up and Ride Cotati opposes SB 618 Graton Tribe makes good on payments A mission to help RP man arrested for attempted murder A traditional dance of Japan RAFD names part-time fire chief Cotati delays vote on Valparaiso Padre Town Center changes hands RP makes changes to city code for ADUs RP man busted for possession of meth CRPUSD schools now a safe haven for immigrant students Man arrested for attempted murder Reilani Peleti Seventh-graders in local schools to be taught CPR RP man arrested on drug possession charges Credo gets used to new digs at SMV New hands bring subtle changes to Sharing of the Green fundraiser A bit of Uganda RP rejects new self-storage facilities RP to replace old trees Body of missing woman found Bunkers at Foxtail set for repairs Missing Penngrove woman's body found in Marin County CRPUSD OKs two contracts Credo crew marches to new home Man busted for DUI after crashing into tree in RP Cotati-reviews midyear budget Shameful time in history RP man reported missing Council amends UDSP Bomb scare closes RCHS KRCB garners huge windfall from FCC auction Man arrested after high-speed chase through 3 cities Nonn expected to sue CRPUSD Man who led chase into SF caught The Voice enters into 25th year Taking a pie in her grill A new look for SSU gym RP votes to regulate vaping Sonoma County to take a look at immigration issue Cotati votes to host shopping cart race RP to conduct survey Artists ready for art show at library Man gets 11 years in prison for RP knife attack Suspected explosive device at RCHS A crab feast at Community Center Voice issues apology to school board, superintendent Cotati OKs water, sewer rate study RP adds seven to public safety Defibrillators proving to be invaluable assets Corrections
April 2017
April 2
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 4
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm

Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm (2 hours per night) Description: Learn the fundamentals of Salsa to confidently get you out on the dance floor and having fun. This is a progressive course working with the same group of people for 3 weeks. No drop-ins are allowed, so the group can progress quickly. Cost: $90 in advance/$100 at the door. No partner or experience necessary. No Drop-ins. https://salsa-crash-april.eventbrite.com/https://www.santarosasalsa.com/ Santa Rosa Salsa's Dance Studio 1808-B Empire Industrial Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 95403

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 5
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 6
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cumbia Class w/Maria & Rogelio - April 4 Week Series
Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27

Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27 Description: Beginning Cumbia No experience needed No partner required Intermediate Cumbia Beginning Class recommended No partner required Beginning: Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate: Thursday 8:30pm-9:30pm $45 4-week series (Beginning OR Intermediate) $80 4-week series (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-In Rates: $15 each class (Beginning OR Intermediate) $25 for both classes (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-in rates apply at the door. For more info regarding Cumbia class contact Maria @ 707-888-8615 https://cumbia-april.eventbrite.com/

7:30 pm
April 7
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday Night Bingo at the Rohnert Park Senior Center
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive and all are welcome! Doors open at 4pm and the first game is a 6:30 pm. Buy-ins are $35.00 or $45.00 which includes everything. Payouts upon attendance. Food is also available for purchase. Bring this ad in for a free dinner.
All the proceeds go to the Rohnert Park Senior Center.
5:30 pm
April 8
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 9
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 11
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm

Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm (2 hours per night) Description: Learn the fundamentals of Salsa to confidently get you out on the dance floor and having fun. This is a progressive course working with the same group of people for 3 weeks. No drop-ins are allowed, so the group can progress quickly. Cost: $90 in advance/$100 at the door. No partner or experience necessary. No Drop-ins. https://salsa-crash-april.eventbrite.com/https://www.santarosasalsa.com/ Santa Rosa Salsa's Dance Studio 1808-B Empire Industrial Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 95403

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 12
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 13
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cumbia Class w/Maria & Rogelio - April 4 Week Series
Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27

Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27 Description: Beginning Cumbia No experience needed No partner required Intermediate Cumbia Beginning Class recommended No partner required Beginning: Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate: Thursday 8:30pm-9:30pm $45 4-week series (Beginning OR Intermediate) $80 4-week series (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-In Rates: $15 each class (Beginning OR Intermediate) $25 for both classes (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-in rates apply at the door. For more info regarding Cumbia class contact Maria @ 707-888-8615 https://cumbia-april.eventbrite.com/

7:30 pm
April 14
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday Night Bingo at the Rohnert Park Senior Center
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive and all are welcome! Doors open at 4pm and the first game is a 6:30 pm. Buy-ins are $35.00 or $45.00 which includes everything. Payouts upon attendance. Food is also available for purchase. Bring this ad in for a free dinner.
All the proceeds go to the Rohnert Park Senior Center.
5:30 pm
April 15
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 16
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 18
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm

Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm (2 hours per night) Description: Learn the fundamentals of Salsa to confidently get you out on the dance floor and having fun. This is a progressive course working with the same group of people for 3 weeks. No drop-ins are allowed, so the group can progress quickly. Cost: $90 in advance/$100 at the door. No partner or experience necessary. No Drop-ins. https://salsa-crash-april.eventbrite.com/https://www.santarosasalsa.com/ Santa Rosa Salsa's Dance Studio 1808-B Empire Industrial Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 95403

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 19
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 20
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cumbia Class w/Maria & Rogelio - April 4 Week Series
Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27

Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27 Description: Beginning Cumbia No experience needed No partner required Intermediate Cumbia Beginning Class recommended No partner required Beginning: Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate: Thursday 8:30pm-9:30pm $45 4-week series (Beginning OR Intermediate) $80 4-week series (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-In Rates: $15 each class (Beginning OR Intermediate) $25 for both classes (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-in rates apply at the door. For more info regarding Cumbia class contact Maria @ 707-888-8615 https://cumbia-april.eventbrite.com/

7:30 pm
April 21
Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
"Spring Dance Concert 2017" , Global Dance Stamp: U.S. and Asian Contemporary Dance Exchange
Directed by Christine Cali and Jennifer Meek, April 21 to April 29, 2017 - Evert B. Person Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23
 
Electric and inspiring, the "Spring Dance Concert" features powerful, physical choreography in new works, presented by Christine Cali and acclaimed guest artists.Each piece is carefully crafted to convey a message, insight or shared experience using movement, light and music.
12:
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday Night Bingo at the Rohnert Park Senior Center
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive and all are welcome! Doors open at 4pm and the first game is a 6:30 pm. Buy-ins are $35.00 or $45.00 which includes everything. Payouts upon attendance. Food is also available for purchase. Bring this ad in for a free dinner.
All the proceeds go to the Rohnert Park Senior Center.
5:30 pm
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" 
Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
 

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present ... 
 
WHAT: "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
 
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. 
 
“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” was created by faculty and acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU student dancers through Global Dance Stamp, a contemporary dance collaboration between the United States and Asia and semester-long residency. Four of the six artists guest choreographers traveled to South Korea and Japan in 2016 for creative research, sharing their different cultural backgrounds, life experiences and artistic aesthetics along the way. This new work reflects a journey through cultural traditions, contemporary dance aesthetics, urban city culture and the challenges of being a foreigner. 
 
Saturday performances on April 22 and April 29 will also include a new dance piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Christine Cali and performed by the guest choreographers.
 
Directed by Christine Cali & Jennifer Meek Satoh
Featuring faculty and guest artist choreography by Christine Cali (US), Jennifer Meek Satoh (US), Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea), Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US) 
Featuring original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL
 
WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Thursday, April 23
Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion.
Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free 
and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID.  
Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. 
"Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. 
 
 
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
 
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. 
 
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. 
On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu
 
WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix
7:30 pm
The Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Music Series Presents A Major Artistic Presence With The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm in the Newman Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.

The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles over nearly three decades.  To once again have this talented quartet appear on the Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Music Series is thrilling. The journey continues with this outstanding ensemble on Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm in the Newman Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.

7:30 pm
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students

A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion. Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. "Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. LOCATION: Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246 WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix

7:30 pm
Songs For a New World
Spreckels Theatre Company presents Songs For a New World April 21-May 7

APRIL 21 through MAY 7, 2017

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today. Songs for a New World is the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. 

 

 Throughout is the theme of looking forward, freedom, and living life to the fullest. Love and heartbreak may lie along the way, but it is how we deal with those challenges in pursuit of our dreams that defines us. Powered by some of the most accomplished and versatile singers in the North Bay, and a rock trio band, Songs for a New World is an unforgettable exploration into musical theatre. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

 

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

 Or order online at www.spreckelsonline.com

 

8:00 pm
April 22
Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
"Spring Dance Concert 2017" , Global Dance Stamp: U.S. and Asian Contemporary Dance Exchange
Directed by Christine Cali and Jennifer Meek, April 21 to April 29, 2017 - Evert B. Person Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23
 
Electric and inspiring, the "Spring Dance Concert" features powerful, physical choreography in new works, presented by Christine Cali and acclaimed guest artists.Each piece is carefully crafted to convey a message, insight or shared experience using movement, light and music.
12:
Earth Day Festival and Plant Sale
St. John's UMC is hosting its annual plant sale! 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and celebrate Earth Day with us

St. John's UMC is hosting its annual plant sale! This year we're expanding from a small church fundraiser to a broader community event, and inviting local vendors to come and sell their wares to the public. We'll have baked goods, jams and jellies, handcrafted artwork, and hundreds of plants for sale, plus burgers and hotdogs on the grill! There's no entry fee or registration required - everyone is welcome to just come on over between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and celebrate Earth Day with us.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtBus: Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Take a ride on the ArtBus! Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Saturday, April 22 Meet at the Arts Center at 9:30am

Take a ride on the ArtBus! Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Saturday, April 22 Meet at the Arts Center at 9:30am, travel in two passenger vans to Davis where we will enjoy a private docent-led tour of this new museum with time to continue the museum visit on your own. For lunch, bring a brown bag picnic or enjoy a nearby restaurant. Meet back at the bus at 3:00pm and arrive back in Petaluma around 4:30pm. Exhibitions on display during our visit include: Sally Barnette: Dear 1968,... In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-born artist Sadie Barnette maps identity construction and personal mythology through the FBI file amassed during her father's years as a Black Panther. Marc Johnson: YúYú A 2014 film by Franco-Beninese architect, visual artist, and filmmaker Marc Johnson tells the story of a Chinese beekeeper who performs a rite of spring ceremony. Recent Gifts Highlights a selection of gifts made to the Manetti Shrem Museum since 2012. Building upon the nearly 60-year history of the Fine Arts Collection, these works signal the latest chapter in the university’s radical and vibrant art community. For more information on upcoming exhibitions at the Manetti Shrem Museum, visit https://manettishremmuseum.ucdavis.edu/ Price: PAC members $20, non-members $25. Advance reservations required. Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 20 at midnight

9:30 am
ArtBus: Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Take a ride on the ArtBus! Saturday, April 22 Meet at the Arts Center at 9:30am

Take a ride on the ArtBus! Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Saturday, April 22 Meet at the Arts Center at 9:30am, travel in two passenger vans to Davis where we will enjoy a private docent-led tour of this new museum with time to continue the museum visit on your own. For lunch, bring a brown bag picnic or enjoy a nearby restaurant. Meet back at the bus at 3:00pm and arrive back in Petaluma around 4:30pm. Exhibitions on display during our visit include: Sally Barnette: Dear 1968,... In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-born artist Sadie Barnette maps identity construction and personal mythology through the FBI file amassed during her father's years as a Black Panther. Marc Johnson: YúYú A 2014 film by Franco-Beninese architect, visual artist, and filmmaker Marc Johnson tells the story of a Chinese beekeeper who performs a rite of spring ceremony. Recent Gifts Highlights a selection of gifts made to the Manetti Shrem Museum since 2012. Building upon the nearly 60-year history of the Fine Arts Collection, these works signal the latest chapter in the university’s radical and vibrant art community. For more information on upcoming exhibitions at the Manetti Shrem Museum, visit https://manettishremmuseum.ucdavis.edu/ Price: PAC members $20, non-members $25. Advance reservations required. Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 20 at midnight

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop for Authors: Build Your Self-Promotion Platform
Saturday, April 22, 2017. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa

Saturday, April 22, 2017. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. $25 Redwood Writers members; $35 non-members http://redwoodwriters.org/workshops In this 2nd of 3 workshops in 2017 Redwood Writers Academy, book marketing experts Judy Baker and Judy Reyes help independent authors overcome the most challenging issues in book marketing, including how to plan for a successful book launch. In the half-day program, they'll cover 5 essential areas of self-promotion for authors: identity, scheduling, growing a fan base, connecting with influencers, and measuring results.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garden Transformation at Charles St., Cotati
Come celebrate Earth Day and the Year of the Senior

Come celebrate Earth Day and the Year of the Senior while we transform under utilized lawn into a vibrant new garden.

Join Daily Acts ad the residents at Charles Street Village as they revitalize raised beds, install drip irrigation and create a new herb garden that will improve health and build community.

April 22 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2017: An Apple Blossom Odyssey
Saturday April 22, 2017 Festival & Parade

Saturday April 22, 2017

Festival & Parade

(Parade starts at 10 am

on Main St.) 

Sunday April 23, 2017

Festival and Blues Music Explosion

 

The entire Center for the Arts will be used for the Apple Blossom. The gallery will be open, but there is a fee to enter the Apple Blossom grounds, so please keep that in mind if you plan to visit.

 

And be sure to visit the annual Art Workshop Apple Blossom Show in the Brent Auditorium.

*Note Ceramics Open Studios will be cancelled for Apr 22.

 

For more information about Apple Blossom, please visit their website at http://www.appleblossomfest.com/!

 

10:00 am
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Rosa Earth Day Festival 2017
Santa Rosa’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival is taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, from 12pm-4pm in downtown Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival is taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, from 12pm-4pm in downtown Santa Rosa. This FREE, family-friendly festival brings the community together through fun activities, live performing arts, and inspiring exhibits that raise environmental awareness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the Earth with great people, local food, beer, and wine! Interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor? Earth Day is the perfect time to show the community you care about them and the planet we share. With more than 3,000 individuals in attendance last year and a larger turnout expected this year, your organization will be seen by a diverse population of potential customers—before and during the event. We are also looking for an extra hand! It will take many helpers to make this Earth Day event possible. We are currently looking for volunteers to help set up, monitor activities, and clean up after the event. For more information and opportunities to participate, please visit our Earth Day Website: http://srcity.org/earthday

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
11th Annual Evening with the All Starts
A gala event to support Hanna boys Center Saturday April 22, 5:30 pm

11th Annual Evening with the All Starts Together, the plans we ill go!  Saturday April 22, 5:30  pm
Gourmet dining, dancing and whimsical fun!
A gala event to support  Hanna boys Center. For info and tickets, contact Leslie Petersen, 707-996-6767
17000 Arnold Dr. Sonoma or hannacenter.org

5:30 pm
SSU Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 PM in Weill Hall Symphony Orchestra Earth Day Concert SSU’s student orchestra honors Earth Day

Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 PM in Weill Hall Symphony Orchestra Earth Day Concert SSU’s student orchestra honors Earth Day in a performance of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony and a tone poem by Sibelius about the forest spirit “Tapio.” Winning entry of the SSU Student Composition Contest will be premiered. Alexander Kahn, conductor. $8, free to SSU students For more information: Contact (707) 664-2324 or visit http://www.sonoma.edu/music

7:30 pm
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" 
Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
 

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present ... 
 
WHAT: "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
 
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. 
 
“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” was created by faculty and acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU student dancers through Global Dance Stamp, a contemporary dance collaboration between the United States and Asia and semester-long residency. Four of the six artists guest choreographers traveled to South Korea and Japan in 2016 for creative research, sharing their different cultural backgrounds, life experiences and artistic aesthetics along the way. This new work reflects a journey through cultural traditions, contemporary dance aesthetics, urban city culture and the challenges of being a foreigner. 
 
Saturday performances on April 22 and April 29 will also include a new dance piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Christine Cali and performed by the guest choreographers.
 
Directed by Christine Cali & Jennifer Meek Satoh
Featuring faculty and guest artist choreography by Christine Cali (US), Jennifer Meek Satoh (US), Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea), Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US) 
Featuring original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL
 
WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Thursday, April 23
Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion.
Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free 
and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID.  
Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. 
"Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. 
 
 
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
 
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. 
 
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. 
On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu
 
WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix
7:30 pm
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students

A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion. Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. "Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. LOCATION: Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246 WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix

7:30 pm
Songs For a New World
Spreckels Theatre Company presents Songs For a New World April 21-May 7

APRIL 21 through MAY 7, 2017

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today. Songs for a New World is the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. 

 

 Throughout is the theme of looking forward, freedom, and living life to the fullest. Love and heartbreak may lie along the way, but it is how we deal with those challenges in pursuit of our dreams that defines us. Powered by some of the most accomplished and versatile singers in the North Bay, and a rock trio band, Songs for a New World is an unforgettable exploration into musical theatre. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

 

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

 Or order online at www.spreckelsonline.com

 

8:00 pm
April 23
Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
"Spring Dance Concert 2017" , Global Dance Stamp: U.S. and Asian Contemporary Dance Exchange
Directed by Christine Cali and Jennifer Meek, April 21 to April 29, 2017 - Evert B. Person Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23
 
Electric and inspiring, the "Spring Dance Concert" features powerful, physical choreography in new works, presented by Christine Cali and acclaimed guest artists.Each piece is carefully crafted to convey a message, insight or shared experience using movement, light and music.
12:
PETALUMA BOUNTY SPRING PLANT SALE
Annual Plant Sale and Community Gathering Sunday, April 23, 2017; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

PETALUMA BOUNTY SPRING PLANT SALE Sunday, April 23, 2017;  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bounty Community Farm Hosts

Annual Plant Sale and Community Gathering 

Get your garden started!  There will be thousands of plants for sale on Sunday, April 23rd at the Bounty Community Farm, located at 55 Shasta Ave in Petaluma. With over 25 varieties of affordably priced vegetables, herbs and flowers to choose from, everyone is sure to find something for their garden! For more information go to http://www.petalumabounty.org/

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2017: An Apple Blossom Odyssey
Saturday April 22, 2017 Festival & Parade

Saturday April 22, 2017

Festival & Parade

(Parade starts at 10 am

on Main St.) 

Sunday April 23, 2017

Festival and Blues Music Explosion

 

The entire Center for the Arts will be used for the Apple Blossom. The gallery will be open, but there is a fee to enter the Apple Blossom grounds, so please keep that in mind if you plan to visit.

 

And be sure to visit the annual Art Workshop Apple Blossom Show in the Brent Auditorium.

*Note Ceramics Open Studios will be cancelled for Apr 22.

 

For more information about Apple Blossom, please visit their website at http://www.appleblossomfest.com/!

 

10:00 am
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
SSU Navarro Trio
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM in Schroeder Hall Navarro Trio An afternoon of music

Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM in Schroeder Hall Navarro Trio An afternoon of music for piano quartet, with Wayne Roden, viola, and Navarro Trio members Marilyn Thompson, piano; Victor Romasevich, violin; and Jill Brindel, cello. $8, free to SSU students For more information: Contact (707) 664-2324 or visit http://www.sonoma.edu/music

2:00 pm
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" 
Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
 

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present ... 
 
WHAT: "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
 
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. 
 
“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” was created by faculty and acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU student dancers through Global Dance Stamp, a contemporary dance collaboration between the United States and Asia and semester-long residency. Four of the six artists guest choreographers traveled to South Korea and Japan in 2016 for creative research, sharing their different cultural backgrounds, life experiences and artistic aesthetics along the way. This new work reflects a journey through cultural traditions, contemporary dance aesthetics, urban city culture and the challenges of being a foreigner. 
 
Saturday performances on April 22 and April 29 will also include a new dance piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Christine Cali and performed by the guest choreographers.
 
Directed by Christine Cali & Jennifer Meek Satoh
Featuring faculty and guest artist choreography by Christine Cali (US), Jennifer Meek Satoh (US), Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea), Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US) 
Featuring original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL
 
WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Thursday, April 23
Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion.
Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free 
and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID.  
Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. 
"Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. 
 
 
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
 
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. 
 
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. 
On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu
 
WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix
2:00 pm
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students

A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion. Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. "Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. LOCATION: Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246 WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix

2:00 pm
Songs For A New World
Songs For A New World APRIL 21 through MAY 7

Songs For A New World  APRIL 21 through MAY 7, 2017

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today. Songs for a New World is the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. 

 

 Throughout is the theme of looking forward, freedom, and living life to the fullest. Love and heartbreak may lie along the way, but it is how we deal with those challenges in pursuit of our dreams that defines us. Powered by some of the most accomplished and versatile singers in the North Bay, and a rock trio band, Songs for a New World is an unforgettable exploration into musical theatre. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

 

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

 Or order online at www.spreckelsonline.com

 

2:00 pm
Israeli-Palestine Peace Movement Book Discussion
Community discussion: Ghassan Kanafani's Returning to Haifa April 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Community discussion: Ghassan Kanafani's Returning to Haifa April 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Returning to Haifa relates the emotions of a Palestinian couple returning to their home in Haifa, which they fled during the 1948 war that led to the creation of the state of Israel. It is a beautifully crafted and moving work of art that raises deeply troubling ethical issues. The discussion will be led by Therese Mughannam and Beverly Voloshin. The novella is in Kanafani's Returning to Haifa and Other Stories, which may be ordered online. Or, contact voloshin@sfsu.edu for a pdf copy of the novella if you don't want to order the book. People are encouraged to read the novella before the event. This community discussion is part of the "One Book, Many Communities" project of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine and is sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Center. This is a free event, but registration in advance is encouraged.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
April 24
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Free Intro Workshop
Living from our head supports access to internal voices that can be critical, Jupiter Moon Art, 507 S. Main St. in Sebastopol

Living from our head supports access to internal voices that can be critical. These self-judgments increase stress, fear, doubt, and even depression. Alternatively, living from our heart supports self-connection, love, clarity about our needs, and connection with others. Come explore ways to live from your heart-especially when under attack. At this free workshop, you will learn to: - Reduce conflict in your relationships - Release shame, guilt & depression - Express yourself clearly & authentically – Make decisions with ease & grace Thursday, 4/20, 5:30-8:00 pm*** at Jupiter Moon Art, 507 S. Main St. in Sebastopol To register/RSVP call 707-709-8574 Your facilitator, Terri Moon M.S. graduated from the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Leadership Program in 2005, has taught NVC on four continents around the world, and has facilitated this format regularly since 1996. Terri offers trainings, mediation, and coaching in person and via Skype, and has offered healing in a wide variety of forms since 1987. ***This event will repeat on these two dates: Monday, 4/24 or 5/1, 3:30-6:00

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
April 25
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Copperfield’s Books Presents Redwood Writers Fiction
March 28: D.A. Ramirez, “C-Factor”, April 25, Crissi Langwell, “The Road To Hope”, May 23: Dale Brandon, “Fear Runner”, June 27: John Grayson Heide, “The Flight of the Pickerings"
Copperfield’s Books Presents Redwood Writers Fiction
Each month from January to June, Copperfield’s Books will present a work of fiction by a member of Redwood Writers.
 
Dates: 3/28, 4/25, 5/23 & 6/27,  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Copperfield’s Bookstore Montgomery Village
775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, CA
Open to the Public FREE
 
Copperfield’s Books Presents Redwood Writers Fiction
Each month from January to June, Copperfield’s Books will present a work of fiction by a member of Redwood Writers.

Each month from January to June, Copperfield’s Books will present a new work of fiction by a member of Redwood Writers. Authors will discuss their books and entertain questions about writing. Please join in the fun. Past discussions have proven to be interesting and informative for both those who have read the book and those who just want to listen and learn. The event is FREE and no reservations are required. 

March 28: D.A. Ramirez, “C-Factor”, April 25, Crissi Langwell, “The Road To Hope”, May 23: Dale Brandon, “Fear Runner”, June 27: John Grayson Heide, “The Flight of the Pickerings"

About Redwood Writers - Redwood Writers is the largest of 21 branches of the California Writers Club, founded in 1909. Early members included Jack London, George Sterling, John Muir, Joaquin Miller and the first California poet laureate, Ina Coolbrith.  Its motto is “writers helping writers.”  The general public is invited. For more information about Redwood Writers or this event, go to www.redwoodwriters.org.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green Your Spring Clean - Natural Cleaning Products Workshop
April 25th 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM Join Daily Acts for this fun and informative workshop to find out why some products can be cause for concern and what common household ingredients can be combined to make natural solutions.

Join Daily Acts for this fun and informative workshop to find out why some products can be cause for concern and what common household ingredients can be combined to make natural solutions. During this event you will discover how easy it can be to make your own cleaning products that address anything from dirty tubs to dishes. Participants will leave as educated consumers with the knowledge to keep themselves and their family healthy, and with three handmade environmentally friendly products to try at home. This event will also include a potluck, so please feel free to bring a snack to share. Green Your Spring Clean is the first installment of our six-part workshop series, ‘Healthy Homes, Happy Hearts'. Through this series, we offer one class per month (from April through September), each highlighting a different natural care product for the home or body.  When: April 25th 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM Where: Private Residence Cost: $30

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm

Salsa Crash Course for Beginners with Irene - APRIL SERIES 4-week Series-Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 7pm-9pm (2 hours per night) Description: Learn the fundamentals of Salsa to confidently get you out on the dance floor and having fun. This is a progressive course working with the same group of people for 3 weeks. No drop-ins are allowed, so the group can progress quickly. Cost: $90 in advance/$100 at the door. No partner or experience necessary. No Drop-ins. https://salsa-crash-april.eventbrite.com/https://www.santarosasalsa.com/ Santa Rosa Salsa's Dance Studio 1808-B Empire Industrial Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 95403

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 26
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 27
Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
"Spring Dance Concert 2017" , Global Dance Stamp: U.S. and Asian Contemporary Dance Exchange
Directed by Christine Cali and Jennifer Meek, April 21 to April 29, 2017 - Evert B. Person Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23
 
Electric and inspiring, the "Spring Dance Concert" features powerful, physical choreography in new works, presented by Christine Cali and acclaimed guest artists.Each piece is carefully crafted to convey a message, insight or shared experience using movement, light and music.
12:
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
SSU Presents Zachary Gordin in Concert
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 PM in Schroeder Hall Zachary Gordin in Concert

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 PM in Schroeder Hall Zachary Gordin in Concert Voice Faculty Recital Zachary Gordin, baritone Bryan Nies, piano Known primarily for their work on opera and concert stages across the US and abroad, acclaimed baritone Zachary Gordin and pianist/conductor Bryan Nies join forces to present an intimate recital of vocal music highlighting the works of Venezuelan/French composer Reynaldo Hahn. Featured in this rare recital program are Hahn’s Chansons Grises, along with other favorites, À Chloris, Dans la unit, Trois jours de vendange, Néère, and many more. Also on this recital is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ song cycle The House of Life. links http://www.zacharygordin.com/html/Home.htmlhttp://www.oaklandsymphony.org/artist/bryan-nies/

7:30 pm
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" 
Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
 

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present ... 
 
WHAT: "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
 
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. 
 
“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” was created by faculty and acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU student dancers through Global Dance Stamp, a contemporary dance collaboration between the United States and Asia and semester-long residency. Four of the six artists guest choreographers traveled to South Korea and Japan in 2016 for creative research, sharing their different cultural backgrounds, life experiences and artistic aesthetics along the way. This new work reflects a journey through cultural traditions, contemporary dance aesthetics, urban city culture and the challenges of being a foreigner. 
 
Saturday performances on April 22 and April 29 will also include a new dance piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Christine Cali and performed by the guest choreographers.
 
Directed by Christine Cali & Jennifer Meek Satoh
Featuring faculty and guest artist choreography by Christine Cali (US), Jennifer Meek Satoh (US), Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea), Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US) 
Featuring original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL
 
WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Thursday, April 23
Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion.
Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free 
and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID.  
Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. 
"Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. 
 
 
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
 
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. 
 
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. 
On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu
 
WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix
7:30 pm
Cumbia Class w/Maria & Rogelio - April 4 Week Series
Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27

Cumbia Class 4-week Series with Maria & Rogelio Thursdays April 6, 13, 20, 27 Description: Beginning Cumbia No experience needed No partner required Intermediate Cumbia Beginning Class recommended No partner required Beginning: Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate: Thursday 8:30pm-9:30pm $45 4-week series (Beginning OR Intermediate) $80 4-week series (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-In Rates: $15 each class (Beginning OR Intermediate) $25 for both classes (Beginning AND Intermediate) Drop-in rates apply at the door. For more info regarding Cumbia class contact Maria @ 707-888-8615 https://cumbia-april.eventbrite.com/

7:30 pm
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students

A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion. Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. "Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. LOCATION: Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246 WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix

7:30 pm
April 28
Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
"Spring Dance Concert 2017" , Global Dance Stamp: U.S. and Asian Contemporary Dance Exchange
Directed by Christine Cali and Jennifer Meek, April 21 to April 29, 2017 - Evert B. Person Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23
 
Electric and inspiring, the "Spring Dance Concert" features powerful, physical choreography in new works, presented by Christine Cali and acclaimed guest artists.Each piece is carefully crafted to convey a message, insight or shared experience using movement, light and music.
12:
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday Night Bingo at the Rohnert Park Senior Center
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive
The Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center are hosting weekly Bingo games, every Friday at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive and all are welcome! Doors open at 4pm and the first game is a 6:30 pm. Buy-ins are $35.00 or $45.00 which includes everything. Payouts upon attendance. Food is also available for purchase. Bring this ad in for a free dinner.
All the proceeds go to the Rohnert Park Senior Center.
5:30 pm
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" 
Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
 

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present ... 
 
WHAT: "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
 
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. 
 
“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” was created by faculty and acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU student dancers through Global Dance Stamp, a contemporary dance collaboration between the United States and Asia and semester-long residency. Four of the six artists guest choreographers traveled to South Korea and Japan in 2016 for creative research, sharing their different cultural backgrounds, life experiences and artistic aesthetics along the way. This new work reflects a journey through cultural traditions, contemporary dance aesthetics, urban city culture and the challenges of being a foreigner. 
 
Saturday performances on April 22 and April 29 will also include a new dance piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Christine Cali and performed by the guest choreographers.
 
Directed by Christine Cali & Jennifer Meek Satoh
Featuring faculty and guest artist choreography by Christine Cali (US), Jennifer Meek Satoh (US), Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea), Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US) 
Featuring original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL
 
WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Thursday, April 23
Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion.
Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free 
and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID.  
Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. 
"Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. 
 
 
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
 
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. 
 
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. 
On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu
 
WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix
7:30 pm
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students

A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion. Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. "Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. LOCATION: Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246 WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix

7:30 pm
Songs For a New World
Spreckels Theatre Company presents Songs For a New World April 21-May 7

APRIL 21 through MAY 7, 2017

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today. Songs for a New World is the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. 

 

 Throughout is the theme of looking forward, freedom, and living life to the fullest. Love and heartbreak may lie along the way, but it is how we deal with those challenges in pursuit of our dreams that defines us. Powered by some of the most accomplished and versatile singers in the North Bay, and a rock trio band, Songs for a New World is an unforgettable exploration into musical theatre. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

 

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

 Or order online at www.spreckelsonline.com

 

8:00 pm
April 29
Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
"Spring Dance Concert 2017" , Global Dance Stamp: U.S. and Asian Contemporary Dance Exchange
Directed by Christine Cali and Jennifer Meek, April 21 to April 29, 2017 - Evert B. Person Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23
 
Electric and inspiring, the "Spring Dance Concert" features powerful, physical choreography in new works, presented by Christine Cali and acclaimed guest artists.Each piece is carefully crafted to convey a message, insight or shared experience using movement, light and music.
12:
Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Open House & Plant Sale
Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Open House & Plant Sale Saturday April 29, & Sunday, April 30, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Open House & Plant Sale

www.wschsgrf.org 

When:             Saturday April 29, & Sunday, April 30, 10 AM – 4 PM.  

What: Luther Burbank performed most of the experiments which resulted in the creation of more than 800 new varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers at Gold Ridge Farm in Sebastopol.  Three acres of the original 18 are maintained by the volunteers from the Western Sonoma County Historical Society, and are open to the public, free of charge.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
theNeuwPolitic: Artists Explore
The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it

The exhibition will include work from 51 artists representing 12 counties in Northern and Central California and will explore the current political climate as each individual artist envisions it. Artworks include anything the artists consider relevant to their interpretation of theNeuwPolitic, abstract or representational, functional or non-functional. Over 300 artists submitted work. Artists were asked to consider this question: “Now is the time for a much-needed dialogue surrounding politics; can art help start these conversations and facilitate the connections that are so needed?” Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm Dates: April 4 - May 20 Location: Petaluma Arts Center: 230 Lakeville Street Petaluma CA 94952 Contact: (707) 762-5600, info@petalumaartscenter.org Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 Admission: Exhibition tickets are $5 general; $4 seniors, students, teachers, military; $3 groups; PAC members receive free entry to exhibitions.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Passport to Dry Creek Valley
Join us at the 28th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley on April 29th & 30th! Sonoma Wine Country’s Premier Wine & Food Festival ft. 45+ Wineries

Passport to Dry Creek Valley is Sonoma Wine Country’s Premier Wine & Food Festival. At 45 participating wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, guests will enjoy elaborate themed parties with exquisite food and wine pairings and live entertainment. Guests can meet Sonoma County’s most renowned winemakers and chefs at world-famous wineries and boutique cult favorite. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP add-on experiences are highly limited. Be part of a Dry Creek Valley tradition.www.drycreekvalley.org/passportTickets go on sale on February 1st at 10am pst

11:00 am
Julie Nation Academy 45th Anniversary Luncheon to Benefit Foundation
Julie Nation Academy will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a luncheon gala at noon April 29 at Finley Center

Julie Nation Academy will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a luncheon gala at noon April 29 at Finley Center, 2060 W College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Students, graduates, their families and friends, and the public are invited. The luncheon, which benefits the Julie Nation Academy Scholarship Foundation, a legal 501(c)3 non-profit providing Self-Improvement Program scholarships for economically-challenged students, will be provided by the Maria Carrillo High School Culinary Department. The Self-Improvement Program offers classes and workshops in self-esteem and confidence-building, interviewing and job performance skills, and personal appearance presentation skills. Past graduate Lisa Wittke-Schaffner, Executive Director of the John Jordan Foundation and Board Member of Social Advocates for Youth, will be the keynote speaker. Luncheon guests will join Los Angeles and Bay Area agents in watching current students receive diplomas and awards, acknowledgement of graduates from the past four decades, and model and talent performances from students showcasing their talents. All participants will be invited to be filmed and photographed on the “red carpet” and receive a free digital image by celebrity photographer and international fashion show producer Eddie Cotillion. Past graduates starting from 1972 who wish to participate are asked to call Julie Nation Academy at 707-575-8585. Luncheon tickets are $25 and can be purchased on-line at JulieNation.com/annualluncheon. Tickets are also available at Julie Nation Academy, 2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite 110A, Santa Rosa, Ca. 95404, or by calling 575-8585.

12:00 pm
Crossing the Jordan Presents ~ Not Forgotten Roaring 20's Ball
April 29, 2017 6:00pm - 11:00pm Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa www.crossingthejordan.org Crossing the Jordan is having their annual fundraiser!

April 29, 2017 6:00pm - 11:00pm Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa www.crossingthejordan.org Crossing the Jordan is having their annual fundraiser! This is a 1920’s themed event that encompasses dinner, dancing, live entertainment, auctions, and a celebration of those individuals who have persevered with great success through the programs. The Foundation provides a long-term residential program that provides career building, transformational training, and healing that produces extraordinary results for long term recovery. There is no government funding to support the foundation. Therefore, the support of the community through this event is essential to Crossing the Jordan’s success.

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SSU Symphonic Chorus & Chamber Singers
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 PM in Schroeder Hall Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers Program selections

Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 PM in Schroeder Hall Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers Program selections to come $8, free to SSU students For more information: Contact (707) 664-2324 or visit http://www.sonoma.edu/music

7:30 pm
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" 
Global Dance Stamp: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
 

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present ... 
 
WHAT: "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo"
 
A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" - is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. 
 
“Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” was created by faculty and acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU student dancers through Global Dance Stamp, a contemporary dance collaboration between the United States and Asia and semester-long residency. Four of the six artists guest choreographers traveled to South Korea and Japan in 2016 for creative research, sharing their different cultural backgrounds, life experiences and artistic aesthetics along the way. This new work reflects a journey through cultural traditions, contemporary dance aesthetics, urban city culture and the challenges of being a foreigner. 
 
Saturday performances on April 22 and April 29 will also include a new dance piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Christine Cali and performed by the guest choreographers.
 
Directed by Christine Cali & Jennifer Meek Satoh
Featuring faculty and guest artist choreography by Christine Cali (US), Jennifer Meek Satoh (US), Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea), Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US) 
Featuring original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL
 
WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Thursday, April 23
Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion.
Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free 
and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17
Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID.  
Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. 
"Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. 
 
 
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
 
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available. 
 
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. 
On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. Contact the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu
 
WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix
7:30 pm
Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo
"Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students

A collaborative, contemporary dance piece exploring Japanese, South Korean and American Contemporary Dance aesthetics - "Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo" is performed by 21 Sonoma State University Dance Program students taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music - bringing a sense of anonymity and connection that one experiences as an adventurer/traveler. WHEN: April 21 to April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion. Performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 is "Friends and Family Night" where SSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free and standard, senior and visiting student tickets are $5. The April 27 performance includes a pre-show discussion from 6:30 to 7 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; and $17 standard admission. "Friends and Family Night" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 offers free admission for SSU faculty, staff, alumni and students; and standard, senior and visiting student admission at $5. LOCATION: Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246 WEB SITE: www.sonoma.edu/tix

7:30 pm
Songs For a New World
Spreckels Theatre Company presents Songs For a New World April 21-May 7

APRIL 21 through MAY 7, 2017

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today. Songs for a New World is the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. 

 

 Throughout is the theme of looking forward, freedom, and living life to the fullest. Love and heartbreak may lie along the way, but it is how we deal with those challenges in pursuit of our dreams that defines us. Powered by some of the most accomplished and versatile singers in the North Bay, and a rock trio band, Songs for a New World is an unforgettable exploration into musical theatre. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

 

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

 Or order online at www.spreckelsonline.com

 

8:00 pm
April 30
Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Open House & Plant Sale
Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Open House & Plant Sale Saturday April 29, & Sunday, April 30, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Open House & Plant Sale

www.wschsgrf.org 

When:             Saturday April 29, & Sunday, April 30, 10 AM – 4 PM.  

What: Luther Burbank performed most of the experiments which resulted in the creation of more than 800 new varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers at Gold Ridge Farm in Sebastopol.  Three acres of the original 18 are maintained by the volunteers from the Western Sonoma County Historical Society, and are open to the public, free of charge.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring Show Juried Fine Art Photography
Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers

Spring Show March 8 to May 7, 2017 featuring Juried Fine Art Photography with photographers Bob Alwitt, Mike Shea, Murray Rockowitz, Francyne Kunkel, Tim Byer, Mary Sheft, Joe Chasan, Charles Judson, Mark Frazitta, Patrice Waite, Ruth Smilan, Philip Wilkinson, Judy Keston, Yolanda Sheihing, Cole Lederer, Mary Dooley, Lozja Mattas, Suzanne Bean, Roxanne Overton, Lucy Arnold, Mike Shea, Suzanne Bean, Steve Chell, Lucy Arnold, Suzanne Bean, Lucy Aron, Lozja Mattas, Heidi Kolsky, Nancy Gingrich, Conrad Rowling, Roxanne Overton, Amnon Shemi, Bob Zucker, Sherri Oster, Cathleen Evangelista, Leslie Curchack, Christine Kierstead/April Lee Ellis, Conrad Rowling, Francyne Kunkel, Bob Zucker, Mary Sheft, Cole Lederer, Judy Keston, Lucy Aron, Charles Judson. The 2017 Juried Fine Art Photography show is a gratifying collection of images. Perhaps no prior show has presented such a high proportion of special techniques and approaches from black and white, infrared, low light, and limited-pallet to photomontage, motion captures, and unique perspectives. Gallery also offers additional photography by our members, and to include paintings, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, sculptural lamps and woodcraft. Artists’ Reception and Petaluma Art Walk on Saturday, March 11 from 5-9pm with musical interludes by Olema. Sonoma County wines and edibles. Meet the artists! Gallery Hours Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm Friday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm Closed Monday - Tuesday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Passport to Dry Creek Valley
Join us at the 28th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley on April 29th & 30th! Sonoma Wine Country’s Premier Wine & Food Festival ft. 45+ Wineries

Passport to Dry Creek Valley is Sonoma Wine Country’s Premier Wine & Food Festival. At 45 participating wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, guests will enjoy elaborate themed parties with exquisite food and wine pairings and live entertainment. Guests can meet Sonoma County’s most renowned winemakers and chefs at world-famous wineries and boutique cult favorite. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP add-on experiences are highly limited. Be part of a Dry Creek Valley tradition.www.drycreekvalley.org/passportTickets go on sale on February 1st at 10am pst

11:00 am
Songs For A New World
Songs For A New World APRIL 21 through MAY 7

Songs For A New World  APRIL 21 through MAY 7, 2017

Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today. Songs for a New World is the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. 

 

 Throughout is the theme of looking forward, freedom, and living life to the fullest. Love and heartbreak may lie along the way, but it is how we deal with those challenges in pursuit of our dreams that defines us. Powered by some of the most accomplished and versatile singers in the North Bay, and a rock trio band, Songs for a New World is an unforgettable exploration into musical theatre. Modern, gospel, swing, funk, and rock styles are beautifully performed with tight 4-part harmony throughout the show.

 

For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

 Or order online at www.spreckelsonline.com

 

2:00 pm