Spreckels Education Program Presents Seussical Jr. (Aired: January 24, 2020)

Seussical Jr.
Spreckels Education Program
January 24 – February 2, 2020

Spreckels Education Program brings Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Our talented young actors present the beloved musical based on the brilliant characters from the one and only Dr. Seuss!

January 24, 31 at 7:00 pm
January 25, 26 Febuary 1, 2 at 1:00 pm

$17 General
$12 Children under 18

Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Ln
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 588-3400

Social Advocates for Youth Sonoma County (Aired: January 23, 2020)

Social Advocates for Youth
Sonoma County

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) began over 45 years ago with a mission to keep teens out of jail and off the streets. Today, we provide housing, counseling and career services to youth and families throughout Sonoma County.

If you are a Youth or Parent in Crisis in Sonoma County,
Call SAY’s 24-hour emergency hotline:
1 (888) 729-0012

To learn more about the following programs, please visit the individual program pages and contact SAY staff directly.

The SAY Dream Center
Offering housing for 18-24-year olds, along with counseling and job training.

The Coffee House Teen Shelter
Providing short-term shelter, food, counseling, and referrals for youth and their families. 

Work Readiness Program
Paid work experience, environmental education, career exploration and professional development programs for youth looking to get ready to go to work.

MFT Trainee & Internship
SAY offers placements for trainees and interns who are on a licensure track toward becoming an MFT, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist. 

School Based Mental Health Services
Offering mental health services in schools across Sonoma County.

Grief Services
SAY’s Grief Services uses group peer support and expressive arts for children, youth, and adults healing after a death or the trauma of living with a family member with a life-altering illness.

Career Hub
Let us help you explore your career path and make money doing what you love! The SAY Career Hub offers in-take appointments, 1-on-1 coaching, and self-serve computer use. 

Street Outreach Program
Helping homeless youth, youth who are at risk of homelessness, and youth who are transitioning out of treatment programs. 

Tamayo Village
Affordable housing for former foster youth and young adults who may be homeless.

Tattoo Removal
Helping former gang-affiliated youth and young adults dissolve their past by removal of gang-related tattoos. 

For more information, visit Social advocates for Youth Sonoma County.

Administrative offices/
SAY Finley Dream Center Campus
2447 Summerfield Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 544-3299

The Dr. Coffee Teen Shelter
1243 Ripley St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
24/7 Emergency Hotline:

Tamayo Village
1700 Yulupa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 528-7500

New Exhibit: From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County – January 21, 2020

From Suffrage to #MeToo
Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County
January 25 – September 13, 2020

Do you know who the first woman to achieve elected office in Sonoma County was? The woman from Sebastopol who pioneered environmental studies? The woman from Santa Rosa who led the national effort to recognize women in history? Do you know their stories?

2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. The Museum of Sonoma County’s upcoming exhibition, From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers. Over a dozen women will be highlighted in this exhibition, including:

• Frances McGaughey-Martin

• Mary Ellen Pleasant

• Augusta Metzger

• Song Wong Bourbeau

• Essie Parrish

• May Grace

• Dalia (Dale) Messick

• Hansel Mieth

• Alice Gray

• Helen Putnam

• Helen Rudee

• Molly Murphy MacGregor

• Liz Cunningham

• Doris Sloan

• Alicia Sanchez

• Lynn Woolsey

• Judy Sakaki

• Jill Ravitch

This exhibition is generously supported by Liz Uribe, Realtor, On Fire, Patisserie Angelica, and Pisenti and Brinker.

$10 Adults
$7 Seniors (62+), students, disabled

Free for Museum Members

Museum of Sonoma County
425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-1500

(Photo: 2017 Santa Rosa Women’s March – Jeff Kan Lee)

Book Launch: Laughing in the Dark by Susan Swartz at Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: January 21, 2020)

Book Launch: Laughing in the Dark by Susan Swartz
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Occidental Center for the Arts’ Book Launch Series presents Susan Swartz. Laughing in the Dark, her first novel, revolves around three old friends who together tackle infidelity, the latest in California dying styles and the inevitable absurdities of aging. As the book’s subtitle says: Girlfriends are the Best Medicine.

A resident of Sebastopol and long-time columnist for the Press Democrat and other newspapers, Susan’s non-fiction includes Juicy Tomatoes: Plain Truths, Dumb Lies and Sisterly Advice After 50 and The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living After 50.

Susan will be in conversation with close friend and fellow writer, Miriam Silver to talk about her new novel. Book sales and signing.

Refreshments will be served.

Admission is free.

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct.
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-9392

Learning Laguna Docents Training (Aired: January 20, 2020)

Laguna Docents Training
Laguna De Santa Rosa
Spring 2020

Learning Laguna Docents are trained volunteers who teach the Learning Laguna school program in 2nd-4th grade classrooms throughout the watershed and during student field trips to Laguna preserves. Help the children of our community deepen their enthusiasm, appreciation and knowledge of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and their home environment!

Docents volunteer year-round and especially in the Fall and Spring

Docents teach during school hours (7:30 AM – 2:00 PM). Classroom visits are 2 hours (usually in the morning) and field trips to the Laguna are 3 hours, also in the morning. After training, the time commitment is approximately 20 hours in the spring and 20 hours in the fall (and more hours are welcome!)

Schools within the Laguna Watershed and Laguna Preserves

Required Experience & Qualifications:
Completion of the docent training course offered every year in the spring (Next course begins March 2020.)

$145 for materials.

Expand and share your love of nature and nurture the next generation of naturalists!

Becoming a docent is a fun and enriching way to

make new friends and contribute to the community!

Click for more information

Laguna De Santa Rosa
900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-9277

(Photo: Dana Vallarino)

25 Million Stitches: One Stitch for Each Refugee (Aired: January 17, 2020)

25 Million Stitches: One Stitch for Each Refugee
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A global team of almost 3000 novice stitchers, artists, and activists brings awareness to the plight of the 25 million refugees around the globe with each and every hand-sewn stitch.

The Sebastopol Art Center will be hosting a week-long sewing circle to promote this global community art project to raise awareness of the growing refugee crisis. The main event will be on Sunday, January 19th at the dining room of the Sebastopol Art Center from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is open to all age groups. All material and instruction will be provided followed by a short presentation on the refugee crisis and discussions of how to design one’s panel.

The following week, from Tuesday 1/21 to Friday 1/24/2020, after-school sewing circles will continue at the Sebastopol Art Center from 3:30-5:30 pm.

When the hand-stitched panels are returned to Sacramento, they will be assembled into an installation with the first names of all participants. The first full installation will be at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento in June 2020. Jennifer Kim Sohn, the founder of the project, believes stitching is a way for people to engage with the global crisis.

You can organize your own sewing groups to raise awareness in your own communities.

Information about the project, including images of completed panels, is available on social media: #25millionstitches, #25millionstitchesproject

Admission is free.

282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Snow Days Return to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (Aired: January 16, 2020)

Snow Days
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
Saturday, January 18 – Sunday, January 20, 2020

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County invites you to hit the slopes for this year’s 4th annual Snow Days!

Fifty tons of fresh snow will be delivered to the back parking lot of the museum. Our snow area will feature a toboggan hill for the entire family to enjoy! Toddlers will love our many programs dedicated to the science of snow, along with new all-ages activities throughout the Museum – including blizzard machines that make snow flurries!

Along with the snow there will be even more fun inside the Museum!

A Life-sized Snow Globe photo-op!
Toddler blizzard dance party (check schedule on arrival for times)
Art projects
Snow science experiments
Face painting* with Clementine the Amazing
Wicked Slush*
Chacho’s Catering* (Menu includes: Tacos, Chicken Paella, Cajun Pasta, Quesadilla, Grilled Cheese)
(*available for purchase, accepts cash and credit card)

Snow Day Hours:
General admission 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Members only hour 9:00 am – 10:00 am

$10 Members
$15 General admission

Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
1835 W. Steele Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 546-4069

Favorite Edible Mushrooms of Sonoma County at the Laguna De Santa Rosa (Aired: January 15, 2020)

Favorite Edible Mushrooms of Sonoma County
Laguna De Santa Rosa
Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all Foragers, naturalists, and enthusiasts!

Join us for one of the most popular and timeless winter topics in natural history: edible mushrooms. If you’ve ever been stopped on a hike by a curious-looking mushroom and wondered, “Could I eat that?” this presentation is for you. The forests, grasslands, and woodlands of Sonoma County host about 3,000 species of mushrooms, half of which are edible. Local mushroom hunter, Darvin DeShazer, will take us on a visual journey through some of his favorite local fungi fares and even offer some hints on where to find them

NOTE: No mushroom should be eaten unless it can first be positively identified as edible. Successful identification of mushrooms requires practice and expertise beyond this presentation.

Darvin DeShazer is a retired science teacher with forty years of mushroom hunting. He is one the co-founders of SOMA (Sonoma County Mycological Association) and creator of SOMA Camp, which is the fund raiser for his scholarship program. His love for hunting mushrooms has resulted in over 10,000 color photos of fungi on Mushroom Observer and iNaturalist and contributed to the popular book 100 Edible Mushrooms.

Pre-registration required:
$14 (non-refundable)

Laguna De Santa Rosa Foundation
900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Off the Page Readers Theater Presents Transformation at Copperfield’s Books (Aired: January 14, 2020)

Off the Page Readers Theater – Transformation
Copperfield’s Books
Friday, January 24, 2020, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Off the Page Readers Theater Winter Show, Transformation brings you intriguing stories and poems from local writers.

Doors open at 6:30

$15 General
$10 Students
A percentage of ticket sales to be donated to Sonoma County fire victims

For more information: sonomacountyoffthepage@gmail.com

Copperfield’s Books
775 Village Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Redwood Arts Council presents San Francisco Piano Trio (Aired: January 13, 2020)

Redwood Arts Council presents San Francisco Piano Trio
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Redwood Arts Council presents The San Francisco Piano Trio
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Axel Strauss, violin
Jean-Michel Founteneau, cello

Haydn: Piano Trio no. 28 in E Major, (Hob. XV:28)
Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor, op. 101
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 (“Archduke”)

Artists’ Website:

$30 General
$10 Students (w/ID)
Children free with paying adult.

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Court
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-1124