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Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 26: Great Blue Heron Hall Opening at Laguna de Santa Rosa

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM

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You know the house when you see it: it’s just off Occidental Road, right before that bridge where you can see all the pretty egrets in the laguna below. Atop a slight hill, it stood for years—the Stone Farmhouse, one of Santa Rosa’s oldest, dating back to 1865. It’s now the offices for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, which protects and restores the laguna, aka That Awesome Expanse of Water and Wildlife You See While Riding Your Bike on High School Road. But the Stone Farmhouse can only hold so much, and the foundation this week opens its new Great Blue Heron Hall. Food, fun and environmental activities round out the day on Saturday, May 26, at 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa. 11am–4pm. Free. 707.927.9277.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9: Wednesday Night Market Kickoff in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM

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In the summertime, Wednesday nights in Santa Rosa mean Wednesday Night Market, stomping grounds for produce vendors, food booths, crafts tables, giveaways, live music, proselytizing zealots, hundreds of strollers, people you knew in high school, huge turkey legs, DJs handing out flyers, excitable goths, city council candidates, occasional livestock, a winetasting area and so much more. This year, the market starts one week early with live music from the Brothers of Siren, Nothing to Lose and Firegills, but we’ll probably spend our time watching the brewpubs along the street instead for possible glimpses of pro cyclists downing a post-training pint. Be sure to bring friends on Wednesday, May 9, along Fourth Street in downtown Santa Rosa. 5–8:30pm. Free. 707.524.2123.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 6: Open House at Bohemia Preserve

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

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According to legend, vampires aren’t allowed to enter a home unless welcomed inside. Whether vampire or no, encroaching on someone else’s property unwelcomed never has a happy ending. Luckily, this weekend LandPaths opens its new 554-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve to the public, where anyone can go on a guided hike, explore and learn more about the land. Music, dancing, food and more round out the open invitation. Just be careful of traipsing on the land next door—it’s the Bohemian Grove, and we hear they’re not so friendly to uninvited visitors. Check it out on Sunday, May 6, at the Bohemia Preserve. Shuttles run every 15-20 minutes from Westminster Woods, 6510 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. Free. 11:30am–7pm. 707.544.7284.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 28: Spring Fling at Slide Ranch

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

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“Family fun” isn’t generally a very persuasive term to the average person, but this weekend there’s an exception to the rule. Slide Ranch boasts amazing scenery, and their annual Spring Fling open house is full of creative activities you won’t find at the usual family picnic. The day includes workshops on milking cows and making butter, food tasting from local farms and seeing a sweater made out of raw wool. There are also guided hikes through the headlands, and even one from the Golden Gate Bridge to the beach. Don’t think that the words “family” and “fun” can’t exist together in harmony; they can and will on Saturday, April 28, at Slide Ranch. 2025 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. 10am. $25–$30, with family discounts. 415.381.6155.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sept. 25-26: B.R. Cohn Winery's Fall Music Festival in Glen Ellen

Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM

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B.R. Cohn Winery’s Fall Music Festival, a benefit concert in its 25th year, comes back this weekend boasting some of the most recognizable names in classic rock. Set in B.R. Cohn’s natural backyard amphitheater, day one brings the Doobie Brothers (featured both nights), Sammy Hagar with Joe Satriani, Greg Kihn and Jim Messina. Day two features an equally notable lineup including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leon Russell and Little Feat. The no-chairs, blankets-only policy leaves plenty of room to walk the grounds and visit the food and wine vendors on Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 25–26, at B.R. Cohn Winery. 15000 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. Noon–6pm. $100–$350. 707.938.4064.
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Sept. 25: Biketoberfest in Fairfax

Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM

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As the days get shorter and the weather turns ugly, regrets from not taking advantage of the beautiful Northern California summer climate can all too easily set in. Marin County’s Biketoberfest is the place for one last hoorah under the sun. The festival combines two local favorites—beer drinking and bike riding—and the lineup of events includes beer tasting, celebrity bike riders, live music and a free skill zone for young bike enthusiasts. Bring your bottle opener and bottom bracket tool on Sunday, Sept. 25, to FairAnselm Plaza. 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 11am–6pm. Free. 415.272.2756.
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Sept. 24-25: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:11 AM

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Bursting with color, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival helps welcome the changing colors and temperatures of the fall. Beginning modestly in 1956 with downtown shops featuring local art in their windows, the event, now held in Old Mill Park, draws over 8,000 people. The festival also provides entertainment and interactive activities for young art enthusiasts, and this year’s event features folk, reggae and jazz acts to round out the experience on Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 24–25, at Old Mill Park. 320 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 10am–6pm. $5–$10. 415.
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Sept. 25-26: B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival

Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

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B.R. Cohn Winery’s Fall Music Festival, a benefit concert in its 25th year, comes back this weekend boasting some of the most recognizable names in classic rock. Set in B.R. Cohn’s natural backyard amphitheater, day one brings the Doobie Brothers (featured both nights), Sammy Hagar with Joe Satriani, Greg Kihn and Jim Messina. Day two features an equally notable lineup including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leon Russell and Little Feat. The no-chairs, blankets-only policy leaves plenty of room to walk the grounds and visit the food and wine vendors on Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 25–26, at B.R. Cohn Winery. 15000 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. Noon–6pm. $100–$350. 707.938.4064
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sept. 17: Much Ado About Sebstopol at Ives Park

Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM

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If this century’s forms of entertainment don’t quite cut it, the Sebastopol Renaissance Faire teleports Ives Park back to the village of Fenford, 1582. Historical figures like Queen Elizabeth and William Shakespeare walk among the theatrical performers, wandering musicians and jugglers. Cheese and lace-making demonstrations bring a bit of history back into this century, and vendors offer turkey legs, oysters, cheese, crêpes and more. It’s Much Ado About Sebastopol, indeed, on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ives Park. Willow and High streets, Sebastopol. 10am–8pm. $5–$12. 707.823.2123.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Aug. 27-28: Bodega Seafood, Wine and Art Festival

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

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With dozens of local restaurant vendors, boutique artisan crafts and three stages, the Bodega Seafood, Wine and Art Festival is perfect for the whole family. To accompany upbeat performances from over a dozen artists—including Volker Strifler, the California Honey Drops and Pride and Joy—here’s hoping Bodega obliges attendees with some rare but beautiful costal sunshine on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27–28. 16855 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 10am. $15. 707.824.8717.
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