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Out, About & Around the County: 03/15/2020

Out, About & Around the County, March 15, 2020

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Why do we age and what can we do about it?

The Council on Aging invites you to a talk by Dr. John Newman, Buck Institute For Research, who will discuss “From the Lab Bench to the Bedside: A Geriatrician/Scientist Delves into the Biology of Aging.” Why do we age, and can we do anything about it? Learn how researchers around the world are turning new knowledge about the biology of aging into therapies to slow or prevent the problems of aging. The event takes place on March 19, 3-5 p.m. at the Council on Aging.
Info/RSVP: 525-0143, ext. 146, lschwing@councilonaging.com. 30 Kawana Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Freedom of Information laws and genealogy

Brooke Schreier Ganz, founder of Reclaim the Records, will discuss how to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain copies of previously inaccessible archival records. Reclaim the Records is a nonprofit activist group of genealogists, researchers, historians, and journalists who won the first-ever public and online access to more than 28 million archival records. Ganz will explain the history and legal basics of FOI laws and will teach researchers how to file requests for records that can help with family tree research. Presented by the Sonoma County Genealogical Society, this event will take place on March 21, noon-2 p.m. at Santa Rosa's Finley Center. Free.
Info: scgsonline.org/. 2060 West College Ave., Santa Rosa.

Symphony showcases women

Celebrating Women's History Month, the Santa Rosa Symphony's March 21-23 program, “Showcasing Contemporary Women,” highlights talented women who could make history. Rising star conductor Gemma New leads the orchestra in a concert that opens with Katherine Balch's like a broken clock and features Jennifer Frautschi performing Camille Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3. New caps her program with Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastorale. Performances are at the Green Music Center March 21-23. Bring the young women in your life with a free youth ticket (one per paid adult, for youth 7-17).
Info: 546-7097, srsymphony.org. 1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

Create your own hat at Santa Rosa Symphony fundraiser

The Santa Rosa Symphony League invites you to The Hattery of Sonoma County for an afternoon of lunch, wine and hat making. On March 22, Proprietor Jennifer Webley will give a tour of her factory and hat museum, introduce you to a variety of hats, (fascinators, derby hats, cloches, boaters, etc.) and help you craft a hat of your own, perfect for your individual style. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets: $100; $90 for Symphony League members. Price includes tour, materials, luncheon and wine. If you have personal ornaments - fabrics, brooches, trinkets - you'd like to incorporate into your hat, bring them along.
Tickets/Info: srsymphonyleague.org, 1240 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa.

Search for conifers

Take your family on a hike on March 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. “A Search for Conifers” is hosted by LandPaths, welcoming families to hike through the preserve to find different species of conifer trees next to waterways, in serpentine chapparal habitat, and in unexpected places. Uncover the mystery of how trees reproduce, and record your findings in nature journals. Bring water, snacks, comfortable clothes, and clipboard. The hike is three miles, led by a volunteer docent. No pets. Registration required.
Info: 544-7284, ext. 107, www.landpaths.org. 6101 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental.

Women and Wine Festival

Four women authors, including Kenwood resident Rebecca Rosenberg, will present at the Women and Wine Festival in Healdsburg on Saturday, March 28, 1-4 p.m. Rosenberg will be joined by fellow writers Tricia Skinner, Patricia V. Davis, and Georgia Kollas, who write on a wide range of issues. The event is hosted by Breathless Wines, a women owned and operated winery, as part of Women's History Month. Admission is $20, which gets you the paperback of your choice, and a Breathless wine sampling.
Info: 395-7300, www.beathlesswines.com. 499 Moore Lane, Healdsburg.


Four women authors
Tricia Skinner, Patricia V. Davis, and Georgia Kollas and Rebecca Rosenberg All at the Women and Wine Festival in Healdsburg

So Co Dance Beat Birthday Bash

Sonoma County Dance Beat presents its So Co Dance Beat Birthday Bash on March 29, 4-7 p.m. at Redwood Café in Cotati. The dynamic boogie woogie duo of Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood headline. Between them, they have played with Hank Ballard, Tommy Thompsen, Elvin Bishop and Steve Miller. The Blues Burners, a critically acclaimed, local seven-piece band will also perform. So Co Dance Beat Birthday Bash celebrates live, local music and funds the free, comprehensive, online calendar that helps locals and visitors find music at nearly 100 venues in the county. $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
Info: 953-1663, socodancebeat.com. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati.

Amy Grant
Amy Grant put contemporary Christian music on the map.

An evening with Amy Grant

Amy Grant will perform at the Luther Burbank Center on March 31. Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a 30+ year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and speaker. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $49-$69.
Info: 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

BARBIE: Reclaimed & Reinvented

“BARBIE: Reclaimed & Reinvented” will launch as a part of the Sonoma Art Walk, April 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This Gallery 212 show at the Sonoma Community Center is comprised of community submitted entries and will showcase Barbie dolls saved from the landfills and repurposed into works of recycled art. Each piece will be available for sale during the silent auction that concludes on April 11 at the Trash Bash, the culmination of Trashion Week at the Community Center. Entry forms and Barbie submissions will be accepted through March 28 for anyone wanting to transform a Barbie of their own.
Info: 938-4626, ext. 1, TrashionFashionSonoma. 276 East Napa St., Sonoma.

Jazz Caliente is hot!

On April 2, the Cloverdale Arts Alliance presents Jazz Caliente at THE Jazz Club. This all-star ensemble's members have appeared with musical luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Linda Ronstadt, Zakir Hussain, Michael Bolton, Pete Escovedo and the Temptations. Guitarist and composer Lee Waterman's Latin jazz ensemble percolates with infectious Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Other band members include Alex Murzyn (sax and flute), Michaelle Goerlitz (percussion), Tommy Kesecker (vibraphone), Bill Lanphier (bass), and Bill Belasco (drums). Tickets $15 for Cloverdale Arts Alliance members; $20 for non-members. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Info: www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org. 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale.

Tragic and funny How I Learned To Drive

Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama How I Learned to Drive plays at Cinnabar Theater April 3-19. One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge in American theater, How I Learned to Drive is a warm and strikingly perceptive memory play in which a young woman looks back on her warped experience with love and struggles to forgive in the face of past trauma. Rather than following a chronological plot, Vogel has purposely rearranged the order of events to reflect the mysterious way that memories work. Tickets: $23-$36.
Info: 763-8920, www.cinnabartheater.org, 3333 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma.


Trashion Fashion runway
Trashion Fashion at Sonoma Community Center

Trashion Fashion on the runway

The Sonoma Community Center's 10th anniversary Trashion Fashion runway show will be held on April 4 at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, with a 3 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show and cocktail reception. Look for over 50 outrageous and unique head-to-toe designs, made from recycled materials and found objects by local community members who have answered the challenge, turning trash into handmade, wearable art. Participants include Parsons Lumber & Hardware, Sonoma Fit, and the Sonoma Police Department. All proceeds from the event go towards the Center's educational programs.
Tickets/Info: 938-4626, ext. 1, TrashionFashion-Sonoma.org. 276 East Napa St., Sonoma.


By NB pastry artists
Eye watering pastry temptatons from North Bay masters at Luther Burbank Center.

The delicious Art of Dessert

Support the Luther Burbank Center's Education and Community Engagement programs, and enjoy a memorable evening featuring tantalizing desserts created by famed North Bay pastry artists. It's The Art of Dessert, April 4 at the LBC, and it includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auctions, and, of course, dessert. This year, guests will be treated to a special performance by Broadway star and author Sandra Joseph, whose legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned 10 years and 1,300 performances. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $250.
Info: dev@lutherburbankcenter.org. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.


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