Native Plant Sale & Laguna Foundation Open House (Aired: October 4, 2019)

Native Plant Sale by CNPS Milo Baker Chapter
Laguna Foundation Open House
Saturday, October 12, 2019

It’s planting season! Enjoy the warm fall colors at the Laguna Environmental Center while learning about California native plants and shopping for new additions to your garden. California natives are optimal for saving water, attracting pollinators, creating habitat for wildlife, and adding a beautiful local touch to your landscape. The plants for sale are tended with love and care all year round by dedicated CNPS Milo Baker volunteers in our shared nursery at the Laguna Environmental Center. Once you’ve shopped at the plant sale, you can explore the picturesque grounds, visit our own native plant garden, and stop by Heron Hall for educational activities and displays.

A free mini speaker series takes place throughout the day in Heron Hall on various topics:
11:00 am – Steve Swain, What’s Wrong with Fire Safe Plant Lists?
12:00 pm – April Owens, Designing the California Garden, Resilient Landscapes for the Future of Sonoma County.
1:00 pm – Kandis Gilmore, Fostering a Network of Interdependence: Native Plants for Native Pollinators.

This event presented in collaboration with the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, who will have native plants for sale.

Plant sale from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Open House from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Heron Hall
900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-9277

JCC Jewish Film Festival 2019 Presents The Keeper (Aired: October 3, 2019)

JCC Jewish Film Festival 2019
The Keeper
Rialto Cinemas
Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

The Jewish Community Center Sonoma County Presents the 24th Annual Jewish Film Festival 2019, October 10 through November 12.

The Festival kicks off Thursday, October 10, with The Keeper.

Against a backdrop of British post-war prejudice, a German SS soldier and POW signs to the Manchester City football club. A real-life legendary goalkeeper, Bert Trautmann’s joining the team causes outrage to thousands of soccer fans, many of them Jewish. Support comes from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert is supported by Margaret, an Englishwoman, whose love carries him through victory, serious injury, and tragedy. The Keeper raises tough questions about forgiveness and the power of sports to unite. Best Production Winner at the 2019 Bavarian Film Awards.

Drama, United Kingdom, 113 minutes. English with English subtitles

Underwritten by Berni Wegeles Baxter

1:00 pm Matinee
7:00 pm Evening show

$11 Matinee
$14 General
Season passes available.

Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 528-4222

Love Yourself: A Message of Hope and Help Benefit Concert (Aired: October 2, 2019)

Love Yourself: A Message of Hope and Help
Sonoma Academy
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3 PM – 5:30 PM

A Message of Hope and Help is a benefit concert that is a part of a larger effort to bring mental health awareness, suicide prevention and treatment programs to Sonoma County through a public/private partnership. We are working to establish an innovative and effective Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) treatment program in Sonoma County, through the Elizabeth Morgan Brown Memorial Fund and One Mind’s ASPIRe program. This CSC program will assist children and young adults (ages 8 to 30 years-old) experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, helping to reduce and manage symptoms, so participants may succeed in education, careers, and relationships.

Performances by:
Gili Melamed-Lev | Pianist is the Artistic director and Co-founder of Music For Change, Jazz and Classics in NY and MA, and a member of The Lev-Evans Duo with pianist Mark Evans. She was the founder and artistic director of The Concerts at Camphill Ghent from 2012-2019. Ms. Melamed-Lev performs extensively in Europe, Isarael, and North America.

Chen Zhao | Violinist, a native of Shanghai, Chen Zhao has toured throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and performed at Ravinia, La Jolla, Sun Valley, Round Top, Santa Fe, PMF, Evian, BBC Proms, and Lucerne festivals. He has most recently performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra.

Keynote Speaker:
Darrell Steinberg is the Mayor of Sacramento and was the Senate President pro Tempore in the California Legislature. He is one of Sacramento’s most accomplished public servants, serving the Sacramento community for over 20 years. Steinberg represented California’s capital city in the California Legislature from 1998 – 2014 and was the first Sacramentan to serve as President of the Senate in over 125 years. Steinberg earned a reputation for confronting seemingly intractable problems and delivering results for California through consensus-building. Elected to the Senate in 2006, Steinberg became President pro Tempore in late 2008, at the deep end of the economic downturn when the state faced an unimaginable $42 billion deficit. Two years later, he was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award by the Kennedy Library Foundation in recognition of his leadership in bipartisan negotiations leading to the state’s fiscal recovery. Steinberg has been a relentless advocate for mental healthcare, calling it “the under-attended issue in our time and in our society.”

$30 General
$20 Student

Fitzsimmons Black Box Theater
Sonoma Academy
2500 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Novato Elks Lodge Charity Golf Classic (Aired: October 1, 2019)

Novato Elks Lodge Charity Golf Classic
Indian Valley Golf Club
Monday, October 7, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Novato Elks Lodge Charity Golf Classic, benefitting V.E.T.S. Mobile Dental Unit!

This “Bramble-style” tournament promises to be an exciting day out on the greens, with games and contests along the way, with even an opportunity to win a 2019 Ford Ranger 4×4 Crew Cab from Marin County Ford!

Check-in opens at 7:00 am
First team tees off 8:00 am
(Subsequent teams will tee off every 10 minutes until everyone has begun).
Early Bird tee time golfers placed on the earliest possible tee time!
(Based on the order of registration)

Novato Elks Lodge Charity Golf Classic Awards Dinner:
Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Rickey’s Restaurant
250 Entrada Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Join us for a night of amazing food, games, a raffle and presentation of awards from the day out on the greens with our emcee, Nationally Acclaimed Comedian Michael Pritchard!
Executive Chef Munther Massarweh will present an incredible meal to tantalize your palate while reuniting with fellow golfers from the tournament and their guests. This promises to be a night to remember!

Awards Dinner is included in your tournament registration price.

$150 Single golfer / $175 Early Bird
$600 Foursome / $700 Early Bird

Indian Valley Golf Club
3035 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA 94947

Speakeasy: Poetry and Music at the Santa Rosa Arts Center (Aired: September 30, 2019)

Speakeasy: Poetry and Music 
Santa Rosa Arts Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019 @  6:30pm

Caroline Goodwin, Poet-Laureate San Mateo County will be the featured poet.

Music by singer/songwriter Ben Roots.

Open mic follows scheduled performances. Sign-ups on site.

This event is for all ages.

Admission is free.

Santa Rosa Arts Center
312 South A Street  
Santa Rosa 95401
(707) 526-0135

Northern Sonoma County Fire Preparedness Fair (Aired: September 27, 2019)

Northern Sonoma County Fire Preparedness Fair
Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds
Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come out for a FREE, family-friendly preparedness event in Cloverdale from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Meet your firefighters and Sheriff’s Deputies! Learn about the County’s alert and warning program! Learn best practices for using a chainsaw from Geyserville Fire!

Kids activities and bouncy houses!

All that, plus enjoy free BBQ, and more!

The fair is co-hosted by Supervisor James Gore, Cloverdale Fire Protection District, Geyserville Fire Protection District and Healdsburg Fire Department.

Admission is free.

Cloverdale Citrus Fair
1 Citrus Fair Dr
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Chemo Barbie at the Raven Theater Healdsburg (Aired: September 26, 2019)

Chemo Barbie
Raven Theater Healdsburg
Sunday October 6, 2019

Chemo Barbie is an inspiring story told with painful honesty, comedic charm and tear-jerking dignity that takes you into the mind of a cancer patient from diagnosis to treatment. Artist Heather Keller shows what a patient goes through from doctor meetings, testing, treatments and people’s reactions around them. It shows the strength and support that develops with some friends and family while others shy away or leave altogether. Crafted from Heather’s handwritten journals, videos, texts, emails, storytelling and an online chronicling of her experience, Chemo Barbie is a show spoken and performed from the heart that tells the gritty, funny, heartbreaking and uplifting journey of a young woman conquering cancer while living life as normal as possible.

Chemo Barbie has been winning awards and touring internationally recently as a part of the Edinburgh Festival 2018, where Keller had the amazing experience of performing her show every day for 26 performances at the beautiful Guilded Balloon. It received RAVE Reviews and was beloved by the international audiences. It was chosen out of 3,995 shows as, Top 10 Body Positive Shows to see, as well as being called a powerful woman empowerment show. In March Keller wowed audiences at the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. This Internationally touring show is excited to be performing for Sonoma audiences this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

$30 Adults
$25 Senior 65+
$10 Student
$20 Groups of 10 or more

Raven Theater Healdsburg
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

First Friday Live: SambaNoma! at the Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: September 25, 2019)

First Friday Live: SambaNoma!
Occidental Center for the Arts
Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

SambaNoma is an exciting ensemble of accomplished local jazz musicians that play an eclectic mix of Brazilian music, and original works. Featuring Ruth Ahlers – sax/flute, Christian Foley-Beining – acoustic guitar, Jim Passarell – bass, and Kendrick Freeman on drums. Expect jazzy tunes by Toninho Horta, Joao Bosco, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Gerry Mulligan, Airto Moreira, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and more.

Enjoy a Friday night out at our acoustic sweet spot, with cabaret seating and fine refreshments.

$15 at the door

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

Petaluma Health Center’s 25 year Anniversary Fundraiser (Aired: September 24, 2019)

Petaluma Health Center’s 25-year Anniversary Fundraiser
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We put the FUN in fundraising! Come join us at Lagunitas Brewing Company on North McDowell Blvd. for a night of great food and drink to support the Petaluma Health Center. We will be releasing our very own board member’s new book Inspire Me, and we will be featuring our doctor-led band, Corpus Callosum! All funds raised from this event will be used to buy a new ultrasound machine for our clinic. Tickets are $25, and we hope to see you there!

$20 General

Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954

Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibit Opening Reception (Aired: September 23, 2019)

Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibit
Opening Reception
Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails, the oldest juried open studio tour in the country. We are celebrating our 35th year in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country.

Art Trails is a juried, self-guided open studio event, devoted to educating the public about visual arts in Sonoma County. This program showcases the art, creative processes and the working environments of professional Sonoma County artists.

Our 140 juried professional artists invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios, and COLLECT beautiful art.

Find detailed information and complete catalog listing of studios, maps, etc.

For more information:
Tenea Stewart, Open Studio Program Coordinator
(707) 829-4797, ext. 1013

Admission is free.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-4797