Out, About & Around the County
The Living Room’s Garden Party
“A Garden Party,” The Living Room’s annual summer event benefiting homeless women and children, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2-4:30 p.m., on the grounds of the Pythian House. Enjoy a delightful afternoon of wine and hors d’oeuvres, live music performed by Stephanie Ozer, a silent auction, and a diamond jewelry raffle. Catering will be provided by Park Avenue Catering, flowers by Pedy’s Petals, delicious cupcake favors from Sift Cupcake + Dessert Bar. Tickets are $100 per person.
Info: 579-0138, www.thelivingroomsc.org. 1001 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa.
Around the world with dance
Info: 938-1424, www.SonomaDanceStudio.com. 476 1st St. East, Sonoma.
pianoSonoma at Weill Hall
Info: 866-955-6040, email@example.com. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.
Ceramics talk and demonstration
Info: Vesna Breznikar, firstname.lastname@example.org. 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg.
Food preservation made easy
The Valley of the Moon Garden Club presents its Food Preserving Class on Saturday, Aug. 8, in the kitchen at the Sonoma Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn to can, freeze, and dry garden produce, and receive tastes and handouts with recipes and techniques from Garden Club members who each year preserve their own produce. There will be short summaries of gleaning food, local organizations who glean, and the process of fermenting vegetables. Advance reservation required. $20.
Info: Bonnie Brown 935-8986 or 721-6927 (cell). 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
“Family” theme of Open Mic
Redwood Writers hosts the next Library Open Mic at the Santa Rosa Central Library, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-noon. The theme is “Family.” The first half of the afternoon is reserved for Redwood Writers members, and the second half is open to the general public. Open mic is limited to five minutes per person. Readers and listeners welcome. Sign up by emailing email@example.com.
The Blues Session begins in Cloverdale
The Blues Session
Info: www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Building your author website
Join members of the Redwood Writers Club as Linda Lee describes the essential components of a writer’s website and reveals how an accessible website can generate interest and readers. Lee will focus on the elements that make an author’s website successful and show how writers can make the best use of the Internet to promote their books in this new age of self-publishing. The presentation is Aug. 9 at the Redwood Writers meeting, 3-5 p.m. at the Flamingo Hotel. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for non-members.
Info: www.redwoodwriters.com. 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa.
A Taste of Honey for Rosh Hashanah
Have you ever dipped apples into honey? You’re invited to taste a variety of delicious honey at Sonoma Market on Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Come meet Carol Appel, Big Tent Judaism’s concierge in Sonoma County, and learn more about the other symbols and rituals for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Find your favorite honey, pick up some scrumptious honey-featured recipes, and enter the free raffle for a chance to win fun prizes. This program is free and open to all.
Info: Carol Appel, 684-6692 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 500 W. Napa St., Sonoma.
Hear Jonah Raskin at library reading
On Saturday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m., the Sonoma Valley Library presents local author Jonah Raskin as he reads from his latest book, A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature. This presentation is an exploration of the seductive power of the wild and the wilderness in the literature of Sonoma County and the United States, with particular attention to fiction, poetry and protest movements of the 20th century. The event is free and open to all.
Info: 996-5217, email@example.com. 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma.
Off to the Cloud at Jacuzzi
Off to the Cloud
Info: www.transcendencetheatre.org. 24724 Arnold Dr., Sonoma.