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Out, About, and Around the County

Luther Locals presents Joshua Paul Spears

On June 4 at 8 p.m., the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will be hosting an exclusive recorded performance by Joshua Paul Spears. This event is part of their “Luther Locals” series, a weekly program by Luther Burbank Center that showcases local artists with miniconcerts that are exclusive to the Luther Locals Facebook page. Sonoma County resident Spears has built his music around an Americana/folk rock style that will have listeners clapping along and dancing to the upbeat tunes.

Watch Online: lutherburbankcenter/644032859751138/

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will have a virtual performance on June 5 at 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Luther Burbank Center. Tommy Emmanuel plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar in a variety of genres, and has won several awards for his music, including two Grammys. His music is complex and joyful, and has earned him the rare title “Certified Guitar Player” from none other than Chet Atkins. Registration for this exclusive event is free for members, and costs $10 otherwise.

Registration: the-muse-hour-with-tommy-emmanuel/

Bird Rescue Center presentation on wildfire effects

On June 9 at 5 p.m., join the executive director of the Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa for a presentation on the effects of recent wildfires on avian wildlife. This online presentation will discuss how bird populations have fared in the last few years with the advent of annual wildfires in California. Director Ashton Kluttz will also explain how the Bird Rescue Center operates behind-the-scenes after a wildfire. Expect to discover many interesting facts during this unique event. Registration is free, but donations are welcome.

Registration: wildfire-and-bird-communities-presentationregistration- 152416131753

Pepperwood hosts workshop on medicinal plants

Pepperwood Preserve is hosting a workshop on June 12 at 9 a.m. about St. John’s Wort, a common plant in the area which can be used medicinally. Autumn Summers, an experienced herbalist, will be leading a short hike around the preserve to teach visitors how to harvest and process the plant for use at home. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home the oil they harvest for their own use later, while also helping to reduce the footprint of this invasive plant. It costs $35 for Friends of Pepperwood, or $40 for everyone else. The event is limited to a small number of guests, so don’t wait to register.

Registration: workshop-medicinal-plants-stjohns- wort& event_date=2021-06-12

Pepperwood Preserve is also hosting a summer camp for ages 10-13 during the week of June 1418. Campers will get to experience the great outdoors like never before. They’ll learn hiking skills like map-reading and how to identify signs of animals. There will be lots of fun activities and experiences for kids to enjoy as they learn about nature all week. The camp will follow all applicable health regulations to keep everyone safe. Camp costs $375 per child, or $350 for Friends of Pepperwood.

Registration: ages-10-13& event_date=202106-14

“In the Heights” virtual book launch featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda

Copperfield’s Books will host a virtual book launch for “In the Heights: Finding Home” on June 15, featuring authors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter. “In the Heights: Finding Home” tells the story of Miranda’s hit Broadway show: how it got started, the community it created, and the upcoming feature film based on it. Don’t miss this chance to hear from the people who brought the story to life! Tickets to the 5 p.m. Zoom event include admission and a hardcover copy of the book.

Tickets: event/heights

Bodega Head webinar

On June 17 at 7 p.m., the Bodega Marine Reserve is putting on a free webinar about connecting with the Sonoma Coast. Jackie Sones will be discussing how we can develop a sense of place and connection with the world around us. The focus will be the Bodega Head, including its history and current status. Sones will be presenting a photographic history of the area as well, covering 16 years of the Bodega Head’s history.

Registration: webinar/register/1716189415176/ WN_u5JqKIIORBujv9bf_NPObw

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival goes virtual

For 2021, the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (SDFF) is bringing the entertainment to your home. Invite your friends over to enjoy exclusive premieres and limited screenings that have been curated by the SDFF programming team, with exclusive Q&As after showings of some of the films. Tickets are on sale now to the general public at $12 per ticket, or $50 for five. Passes are also available that provide access to all of the films created for SDFF, all of which are available for purchase. The SDFF programs will be available for viewing for pass holders from June 10–13.

Tickets: www.sebastopolfilmfestival. org/how-to-fest/#toggle-id-3