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Out, About and Around the County

Out, About and Around the County

along with many other patrons from the safety of your own home. The Alphabet Rockers were created to inspire kids and families around the world to be themselves and stand up for what they believe in, including social justice and liberation. This event requires preregistration and cannot be seen again after the Zoom ends.

The Redwood Writer’s Club is virtually showcasing Phyllis Meshulam, who will discuss her history as a writer and her time teaching with the California Poets in the Schools for the last 21 years. Meshulam is the current Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, and her work has been published in many literary magazines including Arts Medica and Teachers and Writers. This virtual event will have Meshulam share some of the poems she has written during the last year, along with the projects she has been working on as Sonoma County Poet Laureate. This event is from 1 to 2:45 p.m. and is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Registration: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehqffixz 206ffe3c& oseq=& c=& ch=

The Santa Rosa Symphony will televise three of its virtual concerts on KRCP and KPJK TV on April 18-19, May 30-31, and June 20-21, reaching 2.8 million households across the Bay Area. This partnership with NorCal Public Media comes out of the huge success the virtual concerts have had over the course of the pandemic. The performances showcased will be previous virtual concerts from this year that can be found on the Santa Rosa Symphony YouTube channel. The symphony’s next concert will be on April 25 on YouTube, featuring two composers who have earned Pulitzer Prizes in the music category: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Caroline Shaw.

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCoAHrWFUk5A57MtifNrnT4A

The 6th Street Playhouse will be hosting a fundraiser and gala event, with many special guests and Broadway stars appearing to inspire and entertain. Special guests include Megan Hilty, Danny Wolohan, Rory O’Malley, and many more Oscar, Golden Globe, and Tony-nominated stars of stage and screen. The

Two-time Grammy nominees Alphabet Rockers are collaborating with the Green Music Center on April 17 at 11 a.m. for a virtual hip-hop song and dance party. This free Zoom event will explore hip-hop as a genre, along with moments of reflection as you dance

Registration: www.gmc.sonoma.edu/alphabet-rockersrock-the-block

event includes a silent online auction that starts on April 19, with no ticket purchase necessary to participate. The main event begins on April 24 with speeches from favorite 6th Street performers and guest speakers, along with a sneak peek into the upcoming season at 6th Street. Tickets begin at $48; VIP tickets include a bottle of wine, face masks, a tote bag, and hand sanitizer.

Tickets: www.6thstreetplayhouse.com/ applause-gala-tickets/

Earth Day family scavenger hunt

This Earth Day, on April 22, bring your family together for a scavenger hunt in nature at the Laguna Uplands. Hosted by the Laguna De Santa Rosa Foundation, this free event allows families to explore the preserve and help with restoration by participating in different activities, including invasive plant removal and plant watering. Prizes will be revealed at the conclusion of the event. This is an inperson, self-guided outing in which families register for an available time slot on the registration page below. Masks and social distancing are required and participants will have their temperature checked upon arrival.

Registration: www.lagunafoundation.org/laguna_ walks_classes.html

Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts final show for spring

The Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts department is closing its spring season with an entirely actor-created performance called “overcome.” This virtual play dives into the experiences and struggles that people have overcome during the course of recent events, including fires, flood, and COVID- 19. Through acting, singing, and dance, actors will give voice to the community’s struggles over the past couple years. “‘overcome’

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