Community Calendar

 

Mon, November 23rd
thru
Sat, January 9th

Water Smart This Winter

The rain is here, which means watering and irrigating is not necessary to maintain a healthy landscape. In fact, even when it’s not raining this fall and winter, landscapes need significantly less water due to shorter days and cooler temperatures. Also, using water outdoors during the winter will increase your monthly sewer usage charges next year. This is because sewer caps are calculated during the winter months, and it is assumed that only indoor water is being used during that time. Remember to turn off your outdoor irrigation for winter and save. For more WaterSmart tips, tool, and rebates, visit https://srcity.org/820/WaterSmart-Center.

Location: Online

Website: https://srcity.org/820/WaterSmart-Center

Phone: 707-543-3985


Tue, December 1st
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Sat, December 19th

Operation Blanket - 6th Annual Blanket Drive

Operation Blanket will be collecting blankets at Coddingtown Mall on December 19, from 10am-2pm.  The blankets will be delivered to local agencies in Sonoma County that serve our homeless neighbors. Homelessness isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round blanket drive needs so much attention.  Operation Blanket is devoted to passionately providing new blankets for homeless children and their families in Sonoma County.

Location: Coddingtown Mall

Website: https://operationblanket.com

Phone: 7073226038


Thu, December 3rd
thru
Wed, December 23rd

Windsor Virtual Tree Lighting

Beginning Thursday, December 3, at 5pm, you may view a holiday greeting from the Windsor Town Council and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus to the Town Green to light the tree. Visit https://www.townofwindsor.com/holidays to view the video, or view it on the Town of Windsor Facebook page.

Location: Online and Facebook

Website: https://www.townofwindsor.com/holidays

Phone: 707-838-1000


Fri, December 4th
thru
Fri, December 11th

Transcendence's Broadway Holiday at the Drive-in.

Transcendence Theatre Company is going to brighten your holiday season with "Broadway Holiday at the Drive-in." From the warmth and comfort of your own car, we are preparing to share in holiday festivities like never before and cannot wait to experience this magic with you. As you arrive at the iconic Sonoma Raceway or stunning SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, you will enjoy a jolly holiday sing-along, beautiful local wines with seasonal bites, in-car activities for the whole family, dazzling COVID-friendly entertainment, and be in the first audience to experience a spectacular screening of "Broadway Holiday." Five sparkling years of show-stopping holiday entertainment woven into a magical night on the big screen. A true celebration of family and friends to make this holiday season the most wonderful time of year. We cannot wait to see you at the drive-in!

SOMO Village: December 4-6
Sonoma Raceway: December 11-13

Location: SOMO Village Dec. 4-6; Sonoma Raceway Dec. 11-13

Website: https://transcendencetheatre.org/somo-village-drive-in/


Today
Sat, December 5th
Sat, December 12th
Sat, December 19th

Healdsburg Farmers' Market And Holiday Craft Market

THE DATES OF THE SATURDAY HEALDSBURG FARMERS' MARKET AND THE HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET ARE EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 19TH.

 

You'll find beautiful, handmade goods made by local and Bay Area artisans. Ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, photography, fabric creations, soaps and lotions, and other unique goodies you're likely to see nowhere else.

 

Our market aisles are filled with over a dozen local farms, plus fresh seafood, meats, baked goods, ethnic foods, delicious meals to eat on site or take home, and much more.

 

We're a safe shopping venue in these COVID times. Located outdoors, everyone is required to wear a mask, wait in line 6' apart, if the vendor is helping another customer, and we ask you to let the vendor to handle the goods for you, and not touch anything.

 

Open every Saturday from 8:30-noon, rain, shine or smoke, the market is held in a large, tree-lined parking lot at the corners of North and Vine Streets in downtown Healdsburg (one block off the plaza).

Location: North and Vine Streets, one block west of the Plaza

Website: http://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/


Today
thru
Sat, December 5th

Meals On Wheels Holiday Webathon

Join the Meals on Wheels Holiday Webathon, Saturday, December 5, 6-7pm, hosted by Sue Bonzell.  Special guest--Senator Mike McGuire.  Entertainment, auction, festivities. Preview auction items now! Auction items opens for bidding at 6pm. Call in your donation during the event: 707-615-MEAL.  Go to https://www.councilonaging.com/holidaywebathon for all the details.

Location: Online on YouTube

Website: https://www.councilonaging.com/holidaywebathon


Sun, December 6th
thru
Sun, December 27th

Sebastopol Farmers Market

10am-1:30pm - Every Sunday.  Fresh produce, prepared foods &

farmer inspired products.  Year-round.

http://www.happeningsonomacounty.com


Sun, December 6th
Sun, December 13th
Sun, December 20th

Jam Making 101 at Lala’s Jam Bar

JAM MAKING 101 at Lala’s Jam Bar and Urban Farmstand in Petaluma is back, Sundays from 10am-noon!  One person  alone or two persons from same household. MASKS REQUIRED. Learn the basics of jam making from weighing fruit to processing in a hot water bath, in a relaxed and easy environment. New methods and LALA’s tips help with making great jam each and every time with much less work. Basic jam recipe and one jar of jam per person included.

 

OR if you’re interested in making it a family activity, Lala’s also offers a “Family Jam” that can accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 children also held on Sundays, 10am-12pm. Each person recevies a jar of jam.

 

MASKS REQUIRED; SOCIAL DISTANCING BETWEEN FAMILY GROUP AND LALA STRICTLY ENFORCED

 

 

Location: 720 E. Washington St Petaluma, 94952

Website: https://www.visitpetaluma.com/event/jam-making-101-at-lalas-jam-bar/2020-11-15/

Phone: 707-773-1083


Sun, December 6th

Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

Discover 100+ local makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at the Santa Rosa Patchwork Show held at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, December 6, from 11am-5pm. This indoor show features ample parking and has local DJs and several DIY craft stations and activities.  Masks and social distancing required.

Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Hall of Flowers

Website: https://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/santa-rosa/

Phone: 7074799332


Mon, December 7th

Food For Thought To Hold DRIVE-THRU Holiday Food Drive in Santa Rosa

WHAT:  Food For Thought will be holding a Drive-Thru Holiday Food Drive at Patelco Credit Union in Santa Rosa! When ordering or shopping for their own weekly groceries, FFT would greatly appreciate it if shoppers could include any or all of the following items: Tuna, Peanut  Butter, Olive Oil. The food items can be dropped off to the Food For Thought team on the day of the event in The Patelco Credit Union parking lot (please, no items with expired dates). Donations will be made from the safety of people’s own vehicles. 

DATE:  Monday December 7th, 2020 

TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LOCATION: 1965 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401(near Coddingtown Mall)

CAN’T MAKE IT THE FOOD DRIVE? Donate to our virtual holiday food drive at https://www.fftfoodbank.org/virtual-food-drive 

Location: 1965 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401(near Coddingtown Mall)

Website: https://www.fftfoodbank.org/virtual-food-drive

Phone: 415-717-5407


Thu, December 10th

Bicycle Film Festival

The 20th Anniversary of Bicycle Film Festival is going virtual! Hosted by Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, Napa County Bicycle Coalition, and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, BFF is arriving in the North Bay on December 10, 2020. Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music for the last 20 years with over 90 cities worldwide and a viewer audience of 1 million and growing. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world.This year's virtual festival will include a bicycle advocacy speakers panel, hosted by the leading voices for bicycle advocacy in the North Bay.  Let the BFF curated collection of select shorts take you on a journey around the world as we learn about a charismatic Ghanian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes – experience a birds-eye view of a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to DC - feel the anguish of a father's loss – the struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran - and reprieve from genocide through cycle sport. BFF Select Shorts never fail to uplift and inspire.

Location: Sonoma County

Website: https://btt.boldtypetickets.com/events/109576722/bicycle-film-festival-north-bay

Phone: 707-545-0153


Fri, December 11th

Business & Life Coaching Workshop... via Zoom

Are you worried it will take you a while to recover financially from the shutdowns? You are not alone....many people do not know what to do...
So, I have to ask these questions....
How are you strengthening your business workings?
Do you have a plan?
What will you do to make 2021 a better year for your business?

If you don't have an answer, join me in a game changing workshop.

Small Business Owners READY to take action and try new ways to make money, save time and grow your business.

Friday December 11, 2020

At Your place: via Zoom

9:00am - 11:00am PST 
      
90 min review and 30 min live Q&A

$99   ($499 value)

 

Location: Zoom

Website: https://mailchi.mp/801d07ef4e77/is-your-business-strong-enough-to-make-it-thru-covid-4624970

Phone: 707-795-4523


Sat, December 12th

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts presents

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) will present "The Muse Hour, a four-part virtual event series, from October 17–December 12, 2020.  Presented in partnership with Cal Poly Arts and Tacoma Arts Live, each event will feature inspirational conversations or performances as well as a moderated Q&A with audience members. The lineup features “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist LilaDowns, dynamic duo Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, and a holiday concert featuring members of Pink Martini.Tickets ($10 per performance, free to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts members) are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org.

Location: Online

Website: https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone: 415.296.0677


Sun, December 13th

Chanukah Drive-Thru Experience

Celebrate in style and safety, as you drive thru a marvelous Chanukah Wonderland! The festival of Chanukah teaches us about the power of light over darkness and right over might. Covid-Safe. Everyone remains in car at all times. Spectacular Fire Juggling Act, Magician, Balloon Artist and Circus Entertainers. Latkes, Donuts, and Chocolate "Gelt" - Individually packaged following CDC guidelines. Live DJ Chanukah music + streaming to your car radio. Dancing Dreidel, Life-Sized Chanukah Decorations, World's Largest Dreidel, Car Decorating, Mega-Nine-Foot Menorah Lighting and much more! Sunday, December 13. Come anytime between 4:30-6:00pm (doors close at 5:30pm)@ the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds - 175 Fairgrounds Drive in Petaluma. FREE with RSVP: JewishPetaluma.com/DriveThru • Sponsorships appreciated

Location: Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr. Petaluma

Website: https://www.jewishpetaluma.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4940396/jewish/Chanukah-Drive-Thru-Experience.htm

Phone: 707-559-8585


Sun, December 13th

Santa Rosa Symphony Streams Redesigned Fall Concerts from Weill Hall, Green Music Center

The Santa Rosa Symphony,  with government approval for private recording sessions, will perform, record and stream its redesigned Fall concerts, making them safely accessible online for subscribers, patrons and new audiences around the globe. In early October, November and December, on the Green Music Center's Weill Hall stage, a socially-distanced subset of the orchestra and Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong will record three concerts to replace the originally planned live concerts. SRS @ Home Virtual Fall Concert Series will be streamed live on YouTube on October 11, November 15 and December 13 at 3:00 PM. Additional performances by soloists are reserved exclusively for SRS subscribers.

 

Working with Diversified Stages, a professional video production company, and implementing approved health and safety protocols, the Symphony is recording concert events that will include close-ups and a variety of angles of the musicians performing, along with a virtual peek backstage, short interviews, commentary, a post-concert Q & A with the Music Director and more. 

 

Location: Online on You Tube

Website: https://www.srsymphony.org/

Phone: 707-546-7097


Fri, December 18th
thru
Sun, December 20th

Gem Faire

GEM FAIRE: December 18-20, 2020, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. Hours are Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Free parking! Find the perfect holiday gifts for every budget. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. COVID-19 safety protocols are implemented. For more info, visit gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.

Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA

Website: https://gemfaire.com

Phone: 503-252-8300


Fri, December 18th
thru
Wed, December 23rd

Transcendance's Broadway Onlline

December 18-23, Transcendence Theatre Company is going to brighten your holiday season with "Broadway Holiday Online." From the warmth and comfort of your own home, we are preparing to share in holiday festivities like never before and cannot wait to experience this magic with you. As you cozy up around a roaring fireplace with hot chocolate in hand, be amongst the national and international audience experiencing this spectacular screening of "BROADWAY HOLIDAY ONLINE." Five years of showstopping holiday entertainment woven into one magical night on your TV screen. A true celebration of family and friends to make this holiday the most wonderful time of year. This performance is FREE; donations are encouraged.

Broadway Holiday Online is a night for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring over 60 performers from Broadway Musicals including White ChristmasHamiltonFrozen42nd StreetMamma MiaWest Side StoryWickedCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more. Enjoy classic holiday tunes like "Silent Night," "We Need a Little Christmas" (Mame), "To Life" (Fiddler on the Roof), and "Run Run Rudolph."

Location: Online

Website: https://transcendencetheatre.org/broadway-holiday-online/


Fri, December 18th

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Sing-A-Long

Sing-A-Long with the Alzheimer's Association from 10am - 11am on the last Friday of the month! To register, email or call us!

Location: Online on Zoom

Website: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Phone: 7075731210


Sat, December 19th
thru
Thu, December 31st

Wreaths Across America

On December 19 from noon-2pm, The Exchange Club of Santa Rosa will be laying Christmas wreaths of our veterans' graves to honor their service. We need people to buy wreaths on the website or volunteer the day of the event. Wreaths will stay there throughout December.

Location: Santa Rosa Memorial Park

Website: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA0464P

Phone: 7074793340


Sun, December 20th

Sing-Along Messiah

If you’re looking for a new twist on a traditional holiday event, tune into the Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah on YouTube, Sunday, December 20 at 3 p.m. Make it a party, sip your favorite holiday drink, and sing along as much as you like. Conducted by Santa Rosa’s Dan Earl, this Sing-Along Messiah, his 40th, will feature a virtual Hallelujah Chorus of 100 voices … guaranteed to put you in the best of holiday spirits. Spread the word. It’s free on YouTube at Santa Rosa Symphony League. And if you miss it, it’ll be there throughout the holiday season.

Location: YouTube

Website: https://www.srsymphonyleague.org/


Sun, December 20th

Winter Solstice Ceremony ~ Native Flute Meditation and Drum Journey on ZOOM

Gather in sacred circle on Sunday, December 20, from 4-6pm to honor the Winter Solstice, to embrace the stillness of the longest night of the year and to welcome the returning light with drumming, singing, candlelight and celebration. Let go of everyday concerns and rest in peaceful meditation to the soothing sounds of Native American Flute music played live. Journey with the drum to the unseen realms to connect with compassionate guardian spirits for healing and guidance through direct revelation. Sonya Jason is a professional musician, wisdom teacher, shamanic counselor and ceremonialist. Her work masterfully empowers each person’s innate connection with Spirit for guidance and healing. Sonya plays Native American wood flutes, frame drum, conch shell, gourd rattles and chakapa (Peruvian leaf rattle) to create powerful moving ceremonies, healing meditation music, and insightful shamanic journeys. Hear Sonya play Native American Flute: https://youtu.be/MQF09raDZV4 DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: https://winter-solstice-native-flute-meditation-122020.eventbrite.com  A portion of your donation will be shared with Lakota People’s Law Project.

Location: Online

Website: https://winter-solstice-native-flute-meditation-122020.eventbrite.com/

Phone: 650-703-0707


Mon, May 31st
thru
Sat, June 12th

A Benefit Bike Ride for Homeless

Incarnation 100 -

Starting & finishing at the Church of the Incarnation in the heart of
historic Santa Rosa, Incarnation 100 is a fundraising bike ride through
the lovely vistas of Sonoma County.

4 different course options are offered, for avid & recreational cyclists
alike: 32-mile; 45-mile; 100-km; & 88-mile.  Incarnation 100 supports
3 vital homeless service entities: The Living Room, which provides day
services & overnight transition housing for women & children; Sunday
Open Table, which provides Sunday breakfast, sundries & fellowship to
members of the downtown street community & St. Andrews Food Pantry
in Monte Rio, which provides groceries & meals to homeless folks in the
Russian River Valley.

Santa Rosa & around Sonoma County

http://www.incarnation100.org