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Out, About & Around the County: 06/01/2019

Out, About & Around the County June 1, 2019

Peanuts goes to camp

Nearly every summer, the Peanuts Gang loads up on buses and heads off to summer camp - some more willingly than others. The Charles M. Schulz Museum celebrates this theme in Peanuts Goes to Camp, a new exhibition on view now through Nov. 18. Although Schulz was not that fond of camping (explaining he did enough “camping” during his service in WWII), summer camp became an annual storyline in the Peanuts comic strip and opened adventures of a different kind for his cast of characters, from homesick blues to first romances.

Info: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa.

How to start a fire safe council

Fire safe councils are grassroots, community-led organizations that mobilize residents to protect homes, communities and environments from wildfire. Fire safe councils are a great way to promote wildfire safety and community preparedness. To help leaders move from idea to action, Fire Safe Sonoma is launching its first “How to Create a Fire Safe Council” workshop at 1 p.m. on June 1, at the Healdsburg Community Center.

Info/Registration: 206-5467, 1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.

Vintage racing fans unite

The Sonoma Speed Festival will feature an extraordinary group of vintage racing vehicles for a celebration of wheel-to-wheel competition at Sonoma Raceway on June 1-2. In celebration of the Sonoma Raceway's 50th anniversary, the event's featured class will be 1966-69 Historic Trans-Am, highlighting the Trans-American Sedan Championship battle fought on the track between Mark Donohue and Parnelli Jones in 1969. Day passes are $75 pre-sale, $95 at gate. Kids under 12 are free.

Info: 800-870-RACE (7223). 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma

An afternoon of Cuban music

The Santa Rosa Symphony League presents an afternoon of Cuban music on June 2, 2-4 p.m., in Healdsburg. The legendary Del Sol Band will feature music from the Buena Vista Social Club Song List, reviving the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. General admission is $50. The Symphony League supports the Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education in raising funds for music education for youngsters in Sonoma County.

Info: 9882 Eastside Road, Healdsburg.

New approaches for joint pain

Orthopedic surgeon Michael Brown, MD, will discuss new surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint pain at the next Sonoma Valley Hospital's “Conversation With A Doctor” session on June 4. Lipogems is an advanced non-surgical treatment supporting the healing process for joint conditions through a simple procedure using the natural reparative properties of a person's own fat tissue to promote healing. ConforMIS is a patient-specific knee replacement which converts a CT scan of the knee into a 3D model, creating a customized implant made just for that knee. The talk is 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Basement Conference Room. Free, but attendance is limited, so RSVPs are encouraged.

RSVP: 935-5257, 347 Andrieux St., Sonoma.

The buzz about honey bees

Honey bees are some of the hardest working pollinators, and one upon which agricultural crops, humans who eat those crops, and the economy rely. On June 6, the Valley of the Moon Garden Club hosts two longtime beekeepers who will share their knowledge. Both Nadya Clark, librarian for the Sonoma County Beekeepers Association, and Will Ackley keep hives and have extracted swarms of bees from buildings, trees, and some pretty unusual locations. Learn about the effects of pesticide use, which trees and plants are beneficial for bees, and how gardeners can help ensure bee survival. Meeting starts at 7 p.m., with a plant raffle and refreshments to follow. Free for members, guests are $5.

Info: Burlingame Hall, First Congregational Church, 252 W. Napa St., Sonoma.

Pony Express movie night fundraiser

The award winning documentary by Jolanda Ellenberger, High Sensitive Youth in the Horse-Heart-Space, will make its debut in Sonoma County on June 6, 6-8 p.m., at Summerfield Cinemas, to benefit the nonprofit Pony Express. The film digs deep into the depths of the horse and human relationship and its ability to speak to our heart, and heal our soul. It's a story of courage and compassion, awareness, authenticity, and acceptance without judgment. Tickets are $20. Film is rated G.

Info: 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa.

Tonight, tonight, it all began tonight...

West Side Story is the tale of Romeo and Juliet set on the streets of 1950s Manhattan, where two young lovers are caught between warring street gangs. Presented by 6th Street Playhouse and featuring such treasures as “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “Tonight,” West Side Story runs June 7-July 7. Directed by Jared Sakren, with music direction by Ginger Beavers and choreography by Joseph Favalora, the cast stars top-level performers Carmen Mitchell as Maria and Jonah Robinson as Tony. On opening night, June 7, there will be a reception following the performance. Meet the cast and enjoy complimentary Korbel champagne. Tickets: $30-$35; with under 30 $22.

Info: 523-4185 ext. 1. 52 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa.

Eggs, bacon and community

The Santa Rosa Junior College Friends of Petaluma Campus Trust present the eighth annual Building Community Breakfast and Fundraiser on June 6, 7:30-9 a.m. More than 250 business, education, nonprofit and community leaders are expected to attend. The breakfast celebrates SRJC Petaluma at its beautiful Sonoma Mountain Parkway site. This year's featured speaker is Brian Sobel, television political analyst and principal consultant of Sobel Communications, who will discuss the state of today's politics and its relationship to education. Tickets: $50 per person. Table sponsorships available. Check in begins at 7 a.m.

Info: 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma.

Books and Brews

Show your love of libraries by gathering on June 8, 7 p.m., at the Santa Rosa Central Library branch for “Books and Brews.” Welcome the new library director, Ann Hammond, while you sip craft beer from local breweries, munch on delicious appetizers, and ride the blender bike. Attendees will also hear about innovations and programs provided through Measure Y funding and fundraising by the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation, such as the new piano in the Central Library.

Info: 211 E St., Santa Rosa.

Wings, Wine & Wetlands

Celebrate what's wild in the Laguna de Santa Rosa during Wings, Wine & Wetlands on June 9, 2-6 p.m. This feast of local food, wine, and brews will treat guests with a visit to the new native plant nursery, a hayride to one of the Laguna's largest conservation sites, and spending time with one of the best conservation grazers - Picasso the Goat. This is the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation's most important fundraiser and is vital to the success of its mission to restore the laguna. Tickets are $125.

Register: 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa.

Scenic sounds at Lake Sonoma

The Ranch at Lake Sonoma will host a series of free summer concerts every second and fourth Sunday from 4 p.m. until sunset. The first concert takes place June 9 featuring Johnny Sansone & The Remedies, electric blues benefitting Cloverdale Arts Alliance. Celebrate the sun setting over the water on Lake Sonoma at the largest and most picturesque park in the county. Enjoy local food, craft beer and local wine from the scenic Redwood Barn, all for a great cause. Free entry, all ages.

Info: 100 Marina Road, Lot A, Geyserville.

Railroad Square Music Festival

On June 9, the Railroad Square Music Festival, a day of multi-genre music in the heart of Santa Rosa, returns for its fifth year, shining a celebratory spotlight on the North Bay creative community. The festival includes four stages, local food, wine, craft beer, vendors, a family/kids area and more. Performers include soul rock band Royal Jelly Jive, Santa Rosa rocker John Courage, blues from Dylan Black Project, singer-songwriter Caitlin Jemma, SF party band Mission Delirium and more. Family area will host Toodala Ramblers with bluegrass music for all ages, the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble, and The Instrument Petting Zoo.

Info: 9 4th St., Santa Rosa.

Grub, music and fun

Polish your cowboy boots and meet at The Barn at Tyge William Cellars, Cornerstone Sonoma on June 9, 4-8 p.m. for Teen Services Sonoma's annual Cowboy Cab fundraiser. Enjoy appetizers served by Lovin' Oven teens, a variety of beverages, delicious dinner, and silent and live auctions, including some unique and intriguing “experiences.” Individual tickets are $125 each or buy a table for 10 for $1,000 and save 20 percent.

Info: 23570 Arnold Dr., Sonoma.

From Russia, with love

Cinnabar Theater presents the Khalikulov Family Concert From Russia, With Love, on June 9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is organized as a story of the family Khalikulov's arrival to the U.S., narrated with relevant musical choices by classical composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Borodin. Enjoy popular Russian songs and Russian-themed musical theater selections from Fiddler on the Roof and others. “The goal of the concert,” said Khalikulov family member Sergey, “is to raise awareness of what we were running from and how the community helped us overcome the challenges we faced.” Tickets are $25.

Info: 3333 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma.

Roadmap to Recovery workshop

On Thursday, June 13, the nonprofit United Policy Holders hosts a workshop for homeowners whose insured homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2017 North Bay wildfires. The workshop will cover solving insurance-related problems around debris removal, code upgrades, additional living expenses, non-renewals. Welcoming remarks by Supervisor Shirlee Zane and a presentation by Mike Gossman from the Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Runs 6-8 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Santa Rosa.

Info: 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Oceans Flamenco en Vivo

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest her work, Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo, to the Santa Rosa Arts Center, June 14, at 8 p.m. The water-themed presentation will feature singer/percussionist Jose Moreno and guitarist Pedro Cortes. Both musicians are third generation Spanish Flamenco artists and reside in New York City. Admission: General $23, VIP reserved seating $35.

Tickets:, 312 South A St., Santa Rosa.

A taste of Paris at SRJC

Chef Christine Piccin will lead you on a weekly culinary exploration of Paris on Tuesday nights this summer, right in Santa Rosa. In SRJC's French Cuisine: Paris class, participants will create dozens of classic and modern French dishes while practicing culinary skills, then sit down together to enjoy the feast. The class is on Tuesdays, 5:30-9:50 p.m., June 18-Aug. 6. This one-unit course can be taken for credit or P/NP. Cost is $85 food fee plus SRJC registration.

Info: 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

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