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Out, About, and Around the County

Annual International Sculpture Day continues through pandemic

The Windsor Certified Farmers Market has been open to the public since April 11, and takes place at the Windsor Town Green from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Many different events have been planned since the reopening, including Flowers for Mom for Mother’s Day, May 9, along with Brunch for Dad for Father’s Day, June 20. The farmers market hosts many local favorites, including fresh produce, pasture-raised pork, local artisan cheeses and honey, local artistry, baked goods,andmuch more. Masks are required to enter the market, and live music will not be returning until a later date.


The seventh annual International Sculpture Day was on April 24, and to celebrate, the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail revamped its sculptures to feature the life and work of local artist Joe Hawley. The Cloverdale Sculpture Trail has featured different local sculptures on its trails for almost 20 years, and continues that tradition by celebrating the work of Hawley. Due to the pandemic, the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail team has created a series of Zoom interviews and articles on the website about Hawley, along with a video that guides you through the entire trail from the comfort of your home. The art of Hawley will be showcased on the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail until June 24.


Sonoma State University virtual spring dance

Sonoma State University’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance are presenting “Spring Dance 2021: T-E-C-H-N-O-B-O-D-Y,” which will feature an evening of dance, experiments, and art for our new hybrid world. The event will feature dance films from faculty, students, and alumni that have been created specifically for this event. In addition to the performance, there will be conversations with special guests, such as famous choreographer and performer Liz Lerman, and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, Christine Cali. The show has already been held April 29, 30 and May 1 at 7 p.m., but another show is set for May 2 at 2 p.m. There is no cost.

Registration: Joy Lanzendorfer book online event

Copperfield’s Books continues its virtual author showcase series on May 6 at 7 p.m. with Joy Lanzendorfer and her new book, “Right Back Where We Started From.” This ambitious, fictional novel explores Americans during the gold rush in California, and how the gold rush entirely shaped what Americans see as success and failure. It follows Sandra Sanborn, who has been living the good life during the Great Depression, thanks to her grandmother’s success during the gold rush—but many family secrets come to surface and she learns about the truth of her grandma and mother, and how they gained and lost their fortunes. This event is free, and “Right Back Where We Started From” is available for pre-order now from Copperfield’s Books.

Registration: event/joy-lanzendorfer-online?mc_ cid=204abaef6d& mc_eid=9ff46beac1

Sonoma Arts Live on demand new musical

On May 7 and 8, join Sonoma Arts Live, and Steven Willensky, as they present “Elliot & Me,” a musical comedy based on the real lives of successful songwriter Elliot Willensky and his younger brother Steven.

“When Steven approached us,” stated Sonoma Arts Live Artistic Director Jaime Love, “I knew I wanted to share this new work with our audience, while we’re all at home waiting for the day that we can gather again.” The musical follows the two brothers as they prepare a pitch to famous Broadway producer Max Stone, while also showing the powerful bond and love that has grown over the years they have been together. The 18-song score includes many of Elliot’s hit songs, which were written for stars such as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Tickets for this virtual event are available for $12.


Luther Burbank Center Family Fun Series final event

The Luther Burbank Center will be closing their Family Fun Series the weekend of May 15 with a virtual performance from bilingual kids’ music sensation Sonia De Los Santos. The Family Fun Series has been running since January, with theater shows and science presentations being shown virtually to everyone in their own homes, all for free. This last event features De Los Santos, an award-winning musician in both Spanish and English who teaches young children through music about her Mexican heritage and her journey to the United States. This event is free to stream with registration.

Registration: event/sonia-santos/

Santa Rosa Symphony hosts final concert of the 2020-2021 season

On May 16 at 3 p.m. on You-Tube, the Santa Rosa Symphony will hold its final concert for the 2020-2021 season, and possibly the final, completely virtual concert to be held by the orchestra. This final concert will not only feature pianist Elizabeth Dorman, but also a collaboration with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, who wrote “Peanuts Gallery” for the famous cartoonist, Charles Schultz. The concert is a celebration of Sonoma County, after an unprecedented season that forced the first virtual concert series; a playing of “Sonoma Strong” will also make an appearance at this final concert. The concert is free to everyone on the Santa Rosa Symphony YouTube channel.

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Photo by KC Holtemann