Petaluma Blacks for Community Development Upcoming Events (Aired: January 30, 2020)

To Celebrate Black History Month, Petaluma Blacks for Community Development is holding a series of events and exhibits.

The Wolves at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg (Aired: January 29, 2020)

The Wolves
Raven Players Healdsburg
January 24 – February 9, 2020

A compelling new play about the jagged-edged dynamics of a girls soccer team.

A New York Times critic’s pick and a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer prize for drama.

By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Katie Watts-Whitaker

Imagine if you did something horrible today, but you didn’t think it was horrible.

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the passion – and ruthlessness – of a pack of adolescent warriors.

What’s it like to be a “first-time” playwright? Is there gender-inequality in sports? Read all about it in the in-depth Backstory.

January 24, 25, 30, 31, February 1, 7, and 8 at 8:00 pm.
January 26, February 2, and 9 at 2:00 pm.

Opening Night Bubbly after January 24, 8:00 pm performance.
Post-Show Discussions after Sunday performances.

$28 Adults
$25 Seniors (65+)
$5 Students (w/ID)
Thursday Value Nights: Adults & Seniors 2 for 1.
Tickets available at Copperfield’s in Healdsburg & Santa Rosa

Raven Performing Arts Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6335

Art From the Heart Benefit Art Auction at SSU Art Gallery (Aired: January 28, 2020)

Art from the Heart benefit art auction
SSU Art Gallery
Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm

It’s the 36th Annual Art from the Heart benefit art auction on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Since it began in 1984, Art from the Heart has become one of Sonoma County’s premiere fundraising events-an evening of fine art, food, and wine where artists and collectors join together in support of the University Art Gallery. Art from the Heart is a silent auction featuring original, modestly priced works of art in all media donated by professional artists from Sonoma County and throughout the United States. In addition, items such as stays at local inns and hotels, theatre and museum tickets, and unique bottles of wine and VIP tasting at local wineries are also included in the auction.

This year, there is a free preview exhibition of works to be auctioned at Saturday’s event from Wednesday, January 29 – Friday, January 31, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

Sonoma State University
University Art Gallery
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-2295

Ripcord at the Cinnabar Theater (Aired January 27, 2020)

Cinnabar Theater
January 31 – February 16, 2020

Like a fleet of shiny subway trains in a utopian metropolis, “gotcha” moments arrive right on schedule in RIPCORD, David Lindsay-Abaire’s expertly engineered situation comedy about adversarial roommates in a retirement home.

Written by David Lindsay Abaire
Directed by James Pelican

Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm​

$36 Adults
$34 Seniors

Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Blvd North
Petaluma CA 94952
Box Office: (707) 763-8920

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