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Out, About, and Around the County

Out, About, and Around the County


Want to get involved in the environmental field and possibly earn a career in changing the world? Join the Laguna Foundation at 4 p.m. on March 3 for a free virtual panel discussion to learn from environmental leaders on how they entered the field, along with what inspired them to take action on climate in their careers. Each panelist works for different environmental foundations around Sonoma County, such as Daily Acts, Pepperwood Preserve, and Sonoma Water. The panelists, Christine Byrne, Connor DeVane, Devyn Friedfel, and Janina Turner, each have a biography on their achievements and careers as environmental leaders in Sonoma County.

Registration: laguna_walks_classes.html

Power of Poetry in March

Want to learn about poetry from local poets? Join the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on March 5 at 11 a.m. as they host “Power of Poetry in March,” a webinar that will teach you how to write great poetry while meeting a community of poets. The webinar will be hosted by Fran Claggett-Holland and Linda Loveland Reid. Claggett-Holland, after a career as a college professor, became an educational consultant and book author. She has published four books of poems and serves as editor for the Redwood Writers Annual Poetry Anthology since 2017. Loveland Reid has written two novels and has had over two dozen poems and articles published. This event is free.

Registration: powerofpoetry-march2021

“She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” Theater Production

The Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts department is kicking off their spring season with “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” by Qui Nguyen. This comedic play is based on the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, with a strong female focus and support of LGBTQ+ diversity. After losing her younger sister in a fatal accident, Agnes Evans discovers a Dungeons and Dragons scenario her sister wrote. With the help of a dungeon master, Agnes goes on a quest to learn about her sister and ends up finding herself in a world where fantasy and reality collide. The play’s showtimes are March 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m., and March 14 at 2 p.m.


Sustainable Equine Management and Farm Tour

Daily Acts is hosting a webinar, along with a farm tour, from March 6 to 7. The webinar, held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., goes over many topics involving farming, including composting manure, controlling mud in winter and dust during the summer, and designing stormwater flow. Those who take Saturday’s webinar will be invited to an in-person tour of a horse facility in Petaluma. The webinar will be presented by Alayne Blickle, who is a life-long equestrian and the founder of Horses for Clean Water, which is an award-winning education program for horse owners. Entry is $5 and includes the horse facility tour.

Registration: webinar-sustainable-equine-management-2/

Art Spots with Linda Loveland Reid: Peggy Guggenheim

In the latest of a series of art lectures by Linda Loveland Reid, learn about the life of Peggy Guggenheim, one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. Guggenheim’s life was dedicated to collecting art after losing her wealthy father on the Titanic. She had a gallery in New York that launched the careers of many artists that have become household names, such as Jackson Pollock. The gallery she owned in Venice showcases the Renaissance in a modern air. The instructor of this lecture, has taught for Sonoma State and Dominican Universities and is the chair of the SSU Art Club with over 200 members. This lecture takes place March 10 at 1 p.m. The cost is five dollars.

Registration: art-spots-peggy-guggenheim

Michael Moss Online Book Event

Michael Moss, the New York Times bestselling author, is joining Copperfield’s Books for an online event on March 11 at 7 p.m. to present his new book, “Hooked.” Michael’s new book dives into the addictive properties of food and if the food industry knows, or even cares, about these vulnerabilities. It goes over the legal battles, marketing campaigns, and food science that have come to bring us to the public health crisis today. Michael Moss has been an investigative reporter for the New York Times, where he found out about the food industry’s schemes to continue exploiting food addictions, prompting him to write his books. Registration is free for this online event.

Registration: event/michael-moss-online

Quetzal Virtual Performance

At 7 p.m. on March 11, the Green Music Center hosts QUETZAL, an innovative Grammy award-winning bilingual ensemble that tells the social, cultural, and political stories of people experiencing struggle. The band was founded by Quetzal Flores, who aimed to create Chicano music that pushed boundaries, which made them one of Los Angeles’ most successful groups. In 2013, they won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album, along with being featured in many soundtracks for movies. Registration is $10 and the event will be available to watch for 48 hours via streaming after the event begins. The video can be watched on any internet-connected device.


“My Name is Johnny Cash” World Premiere

On March 12 at 7 p.m., watch the opening night special event of “My name is… Johnny Cash.” This show stars Steve Lasiter in a musical about the life arc of Johnny Cash and how he went from youth to stardom. Along with this first-person story is the telling of his love story with June Carter Cash, played by Steve Lasiter’s real-life love, Jennifer Barnaba. This musical includes some of Cash’s all-time hits, including “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and many more. Steve Lasiter played Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet, where he was a massive hit, becoming one of his favorite performances in his career. Tickets are $24 for opening night, with on-demand tickets also available starting at $18.

Tickets: “The Snail and the Whale” Virtual Performance

The Luther Burbank Center is continuing their Clover Sonoma Virtual Family Fun Series from March 13-14 with the virtual play “The Snail and the Whale” by Tall Stories of London, England. This adventure play for the whole family tells the story of an adventurous tiny sea snail who, longing to see the world, gets a ride off the tail of a giant grey humpback whale. They go on a spectacular journey together, with live music, storytelling and plenty of laughs along the way.

Registration for this heart-warming adventure is free and can be watched anytime during the premier weekend.

Registration: tickets.lutherburbankcenter. org/0/4398?promoApplied=true

Hidden Treasures: Unseen originals from the Collection

“Peanuts” has been around forever, and now you can view more than 65 original comic strips by Charles M. Schulz! Join from your home for the Schulz Museum’s most in-depth online exhibition to date, with not only rarely seen original comic strips, but also exclusive audio and visual enhancements designed for online audiences. These comic strips have only been seen once before, at a 2019 exhibition at the museum. This online presentation also comes with behind-thescenes commentary from Jean Schulz, curator Benjamin Clark, and Schulz Creative Associate staff members Alexis Fajardo and Justin Thompson. This exhibit is free for members, and $5 for non-members.

Registration: hidden-treasures-online