Out, About & Around the County
Creative Sonoma lists virtual events
Creative Sonoma has launched the Sonoma County Creative Calendar, designed as a comprehensive listing of creative activities occurring every day in Sonoma County. The new calendar, which can be found at www.CreativeSonoma.org/event/, includes virtual events and is a central repository of the creative happenings that bring people "together" to share in artistic endeavors.
Info: 565-6121 www.creativesonoma.org.
Stories of Gualala Point Regional Park
On June 2, 3-3:30 p.m., join in for an informative afternoon of exploring Sonoma County's northernmost county park, Gualala Point Regional Park. This beautiful park borders the majestic and bountiful Gualala River, a major source of outdoor recreation. It plays a key role ecologically and economically for the surrounding communities. Find out what other geological, cultural and political forces have shaped Gualala Point Regional Park and its surrounding landscapes.
Info/Registration: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/play/calendar/, 565-2041.
A match made-in-evolution
There is an intimate, million-year relationship between flowering plants and animal pollinators, relationships that are essential to the survival of natural and modern ecosystems, and a striking example of adaptation. Learn about game-changing roles of active versus passive pollination, and how these matches made-in-evolution sometimes involve trickery and manipulation, during a webinar on June 3, 12-1:15 p.m. View ingenious examples of plant-pollinator mutualisms that drive much of the floral diversity we see today. Presented by the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and led by Caprice Disbrow, botanist and instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College. Free (suggested donation $5-$15). Pre-registration required.
Info/Registration: www.lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.html, 527-9277, ext 100, email@example.com.
Clay stamps workshop
On June 4, 3-5 p.m. join a live workshop with Lynn Wood demonstrating how to make and use clay stamps. Wood will explain a variety of stamp types and demonstrate different ways to use your stamps both decoratively and functionally. Learn how to enhance your clay work in new ways. The first hour will be a demonstration, second hour will be studio time and discussion. Note: there are no templates for this workshop. Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link and tool list. Once you register, the links will be sent with your confirmation email. Open to all ages and levels. $25/person.
Info/Registration: www.sonomacommunitycenter.org, 938-4626.
Legends masterclass on wine
Antonio Galloni, wine critic and founder of VINOUS, and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance have launched a vineyard seminar and wine tasting series beginning on June 4, 5-7 p.m. The LEGENDS Masterclass live webinar will showcase six vineyard sites of the Moon Mountain District - B. Wise Vineyards, Kamen Estate Vineyard, Moon Mountain Vineyard, Silver Cloud Vineyard, Simons Vineyard, and Trinity Ridge Vineyard. Galloni will talk with vineyard owners and winemakers who will share stories of the history, ageability, balance, freshness and texture that exemplify the Moon Mountain District appellation. Free, plus optional purchase of curated tasting kit of six wines.
Info/Registration: sonomavalleywine.com/sonoma-valley-virtual-tastings/, www.sonomavalleywine.com, 935-0988.
Library guitar workshop
Sign up for a free one-hour Zoom workshop to learn or re-learn guitar, strengthen your playing skills, learn new techniques, and find out how to better teach yourself to play guitar. The workshop is June 4, 4-5 p.m., and is open to all teens (grades 7-12) and adults. Beginning players are welcome. After registering, you will receive an invitation for the Zoom session. Bi-weekly sessions available. Register with Sonoma County Library with your library card, or sign up for one.
Info/Registration: events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4315325, 544-2622.
Wild Words Book Club
Sonoma County Regional Parks invites you to join the Wild Words Book Club on June 5, 3-3:30 p.m. The book club will meet virtually once a month to come together and discuss a specific reading. The first book will be A Walk in the Woods by famed author Bill Bryson. This virtual meeting is free.
Info/Registration: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Nearby-Nature-Sonoma-County/, 565-2041.
Marimar Torres' Spanish table
Marimar and Cristina Torres present home-style Spanish cooking, featuring recipes from Marimar's cookbooks, June 5, 5 p.m. on Facebook. Learn Marimar's tips and tricks for various recipes, take your mind off things, pour yourself a glass of wine and welcome the weekend with this mother-daughter duo. Recipes include Tarta de Limón Oriola (Aunt Oriola's Lemon Tart), Crema de Remolacha (Cream of Beets with Crème Fraîche), Tortilla de Patata (Spanish Potato Omelette).
Introduction to Zen workshop
On June 6, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sonoma Mountain Zen Center presents an online workshop, "Introduction to Zen: returning to forms and rituals of everyday life." The workshop focuses on the basics of Zen practice, taught by Zen student "JinBun" Jessie Brunette, and is available by donation on a sliding scale. Suggested amount for non-members: $30. For questions and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info: 545-8105, www.smzc.org 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa
Creative Sonoma funding webinar/workshop
Peggy Burt, consultant from the California Alliance for Arts Education; Jennie Snyder, deputy superintendent for Sonoma County Office of Education; and educational consultant Karen McGahey will discuss "Creating Sustainable Funding for Arts in the Schools" at a June 9 webinar, 2-3 p.m. Learn how a school district's Local Control Accountability Plan can create opportunity for engagement, sustainability, and funding for arts education. The workshop will provide examples that include measurable success.
Laguna de Santa Rosa: past and present
On June 9, 3-3:30 p.m., Sonoma County Regional Parks' Irma Cuevas and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation's Allison Titus come together to give you a glimpse of the morphing cultural land uses that have taken place over hundreds of years at the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This 254-square-mile watershed is pivotal to various neighboring habitats, humans and the flora and fauna of Sonoma County. Join in for an informative webinar that explores the changes and revitalization of this amazing watershed. Free. Pre-registration required.
Sign up for a free one-hour Zoom workshop to learn or re-learn ukulele, strengthen your playing skills, learn new techniques, and find out how to better teach yourself to play the ukulele. The workshop is June 11, 4-5 p.m. and is open to all teens (Grades 7-12) and adults. Beginning players are welcome. After registering, you will receive an invitation for the Zoom session. Bi-weekly sessions available. Register with your Library card (or sign up for one).
Info/Registration: events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4315349, 544-2622.
Three-day Zen meditation
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center presents a three-day online sesshin (period of intensive meditation) "Returning to the Ground of Being," June 11-14. Join in for a special time of practice and to let go of the conditioned self in order to resume our original nature. Open to everyone. Donation on a sliding scale. Any amount is valued. To register email: email@example.com.
Info: 545-8105, www.smzc.org.
Drawing explorations with Natan Daskal
The Tamalpa Institute presents a workshop series geared towards developing creativity, imagination, and an embodied approach to image-making. June 6-27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore somatic-based drawing exercises, techniques of freeing up creativity that allow a deep dive into the rich landscape of the imagination. Using the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, the focus will be on drawing as a bridge between our imagination and our bodies to open artistic pathways into themes of our lives, and ability to discover deeper layers of who we are. Register for each session separately. $20/session. Zoom link to class will be sent via email.
Info/Registration: TI-Workshops@tamalpa.org, 415-457-8555.