Kenwood Press

Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
Out, About & Around the County: 03/01/2014

Out, About & Around the County

Historic women of Sonoma County

The arrival of March signals the arrival of Women's History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to learn about the impact that women have had on the growth of our beloved county. The Sonoma Valley Historical Society's current exhibit, which runs until June 30, features nine women who have carved out their legacy in Sonoma Valley history.

Info: 938-1762, 1st St. West, Sonoma.

The journey of a comic strip

At its height, Peanuts was distributed to more than 2,600 newspapers worldwide. The newest exhibit at the Schulz Museum, titled “From the Pen to the Comic Pages: Evolution of the Comic Strip,” takes a look at the inner workings of this achievement. The exhibit, which opens on March 5, will use original prints, contact sheets, and documentary photos to illustrate the syndication process.

Info: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa.

Pianist Jon Jang lecture and performance

Jon Jang draws upon his Chinese ancestry in his jazz music and in teaching. Santa Rosa Junior College will host the multi-talented composer, pianist, and scholar on March 5, when he will present a talk from 12-1:30 p.m. titled “One Day American, One Day Alien: Artists of Color Who Changed the National Anthem.” Jang will perform later that night at 7 p.m. Both events are free.

Info: 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Author Rebecca Lawton to host workshop

Rebecca Lawton is an author, teacher, naturalist, and publisher who has released several books through presses large and small. On March 5, she will come to the Sonoma Valley Library to share her invaluable knowledge about the world of publishing. The workshop is free and begins at 6 p.m.

Info: 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma.

Talk on international economic development

On March 6, the Sonoma County branch of the United Nations Association will feature a free talk from its first ever “resident entrepreneur,” Elizabeth Gore. The talk, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Santa Rosa JC, will concern the impact of worldwide employment on international economic development.

Info: 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

The Cherry Orchard at SRJC

Anton Chekov's last play The Cherry Orchard is known for perfectly capturing both comedy and tragedy at the same time. The Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department will be staging an adaptation of the play on multiple dates throughout March beginning on March 7. Tickets range from $10-15.

Info: 527-4343, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Black & White Jazz features Jim Castrone

Oakmont resident and drummer extraordinaire Jim Castrone has assembled some of the Bay Area's best vocalists and musicians to play the Black & White Jazz event on March 8 at the Sonoma Community Center, 7:30 p.m. Featured music includes works by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, and more contemporary jazz artists. Tickets are $12 general admission. Balcony seats cost $9.

Info: 938-4626, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.

Indian cooking class at Ramekins

Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma is offering a class on contemporary Indian cooking on Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Veteran restaurateur and cookbook author Chef Neela Paniz will explore the freshly ground, exotic spices of India and how they integrate with a menu of light and sophisticated interpretations of traditional Indian fare. Cost is $95.

Info: 933-0450, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma.

A chance to share your writing

The next Redwood Writers Library Open Mic will be held at the Santa Rosa Central Library on Mar. 8 from 12-2 p.m. The theme of March's reading is “women” in recognition of Women's History Month, so if you have any work relating to this theme, or work that you simply want to be heard, make sure to sign up.

Info: 545-0831 211 E St., Santa Rosa.

Sopranos featured in Chamber Concert series

The SRJC Chamber Concert Series will host talented young singers from the San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellow Program at the Newman Auditorium on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. The line-up includes mezzo-soprano Zanda Svede, soprano Maria Valdes, and soprano Erin Johnson. There will be songs from Strauss, Fauré and Balcom, and opera excerpts from Handel, Verdi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth.

Info: 415-392-4400. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

An ethical perspective on prisons

Steve Martinot is a Bay Area human rights advocate who, in his essay The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment, outlines an argument for why abolishing prisons would benefit the U.S. On March 9 at the Glaser Center, Martinot will present his argument in a condensed talk.

Info: 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Turn your book into an audiobook

The Redwood Writers are a Sonoma County fixture whose numerous events aim to help writers with their craft. For their next event on March 9, voiceover professional Becky Parker Geist and audiobook producer Jeane Slone will be at the Flamingo Hotel from 3-5 p.m. to provide advice on turning your book into an audiobook. Admission is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.

Info: 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Doing good AND making a profit

On March 14, The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County features Sonoma State Professor Robert Girling speaking on “The Good Company: Profit, Ethics and Sustainability.” Girling, a Professor of Business Administration, will discuss how diverse companies are serving the community by promoting social justice, treating employees fairly, and pursuing policies to restore the planet - all while making a profit. This event starts at noon at La Gare Restaurant. Cost is $23 for WACSC members, $28 for visitors. Reservations due by March 7.

Info: 573-6014, 208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa.

SRJC to host four jazzy gentlemen

The Bennett Friedman Quartet is a veritable super-group; all four of its members have had long and prolific careers in Jazz, playing with the likes of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Frank Sinatra. On March 14, the group will perform at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Tickets are $10.

Info: 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Health Care Act workshop at library

March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. If you need assistance selecting and signing up for a health insurance plan, the Sonoma County Health Department is sponsoring a workshop to be held at the Sonoma Valley Library in Sonoma on Friday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Info: 996-5217. 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma.

Tom Tomorrow speaks at Schulz Museum

As creator of a weekly political cartoon which has been featured in papers such as the New York Times, Tom Tomorrow knows the comic strip business better than just about anyone. On March 15, he will speak at the Schulz Museum about his strip This Modern World, which he has self-syndicated since 1988. Tickets are $10 at the door for non-members and free for members.

Info: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa.

Rock out with your children

If your little ones can't get enough song and dance, the Sonoma Valley Library has the program for you. On March 15 at 2 p.m., drop by the library for a free sing-a-long jam session with local musician Adam Traum. The kids are guaranteed to love it.

Info: 996-5217, ext. 1112, 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma.

Meet the Vikings of Bjornstad

The Sons of Norway have been promoting Scandinavian culture in Sonoma County for many decades, and on March 15, the club will continue its mission by hosting the Vikings of Bjornstad, a troupe known for their live re-enactments. Enjoy a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage while watching an exciting portrayal of the Norwegian Vikings landing on the shores of Ireland. Tickets are $20 for members and $24 for non-members.

Info: 996-9889, 617 West 9th St., Santa Rosa.

American Philharmonic Sonoma County concert

On Mar. 15 and 16, the American Philharmonic Sonoma County will be at Santa Rosa High School's Performing Arts Auditorium for a two-night show featuring the music of Antonin Dvorak and Blas Atehortua. Award-winning soloist Sergio Reyes will be featured on clarinet. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for students under 18.

Info: 1-800- 838-3006, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Recently Published:

07/01/2020 - Out, About & Around the County
06/01/2020 - Out, About & Around the County
05/15/2020 - Out, About & Around the County - May 15, 2020
03/15/2020 - Out, About & Around the County, March 15, 2020
02/15/2020 - Out, About & Around the County
01/15/2020 - Out, About & Around the County
12/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Dec. 15, 2019
12/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Dec. 1, 2019
11/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Nov. 15, 2019
11/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Nov. 1, 2019
10/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Oct. 15, 2019
10/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Oct. 1, 2019
09/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Sept. 15, 2019
09/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Sept. 1, 2019
08/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Aug. 15, 2019
08/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County Aug. 1, 2019
07/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County July 1, 2019
06/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County June 15, 2019
06/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County June 1, 2019
05/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County May 15, 2019
05/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County May 1, 2019
04/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County April 15, 2019
04/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County April 1, 2019
03/15/2019 - Out, About & Around the County March 15, 2019
03/01/2019 - Out, About & Around the County March 1, 2019

Community Calendar

Virtual Book Club
Cal Alumni Club dinner
Sonoma Valley groundwater community workshop