Things To Do This Week in Sonoma County

  If you’re not headed to see Star Wars this weekend, may the Force be with you in every other fun event happening this week in Sonoma County. On Friday, head out to Brew Coffee and Beer in Santa Rosa to see an eclectic art show of painted Matryoshka nesting dolls. Then on Saturday is(…)

Occidental Community Choir to Perform Five Holiday Concerts

Dec. 5 – 13, 2015. The Occidental Community Choir presents: Got Nog? Heartwarming, funny to sublime songs for the holiday season. Going strong in it’s 37th year, this Sonoma County choral treasure is directed by Andrew DelMonte. Known for original works from the choir’s own members, this year’s concert program also features beloved carols and(…)

How to Help Those Less Fortunate This Holiday Season

For many North Coast families, much of the upcoming week will be spent getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast. Yet even in times of plenty, some people struggle, and safety nets are thin. Providing shelter, food and other services requires prodigious efforts by charitable organizations, which in turn rely on gifts of time and money(…)

Free Legal Clinic for LGBTQ Veterans on Nov. 16

Were you discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” or a similar policy and want to correct your DD214? Do you want your current name and gender marker to be reflected? Do you need assistance filing a VA benefits claim for service-connected compensation or pension? Do you want more information on VA Health Care coverage for transgender care? If(…)

littlefour, a new shop and design store, Opens at The Barlow

littlefour is a new, smartly curated shop and design studio now open at The Barlow in downtown Sebastopol at 120Morris Street, at the corner of Morris and McKinley. We provide a well-curated selection of unique handcrafted housewares, clothing, accessories, jewelry, paper goods, gifts, men’s goods, and fun things for children. In our shop, you will(…)

Abstract Sculptures by Bruce Johnson and Riis Burwell Can be Enjoyed at Occidental Center for the Arts

An upcoming gallery exhibit at the Occidental Center for the Arts (OCA) will feature two nationally and internationally known sculptors Bruce Johnson. (www.formandenergy.com) and, Riis Burwell, (www.RiisBurwell.com) . The work of these two sculptors has a synergy derived from their similar response to the energy of the natural world. Johnson works primarily in wood and(…)

Aging Together with Pride Series for LGBT Seniors Begins October 19

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender seniors don’t seek needed social services, benefits and health care because they are reluctant to talk openly about their sexual orientation or gender identity with caregivers and service providers. For much of their lives, LGBT seniors knew they could be put in jail or a mental institution for revealing(…)

Occidental Art Center Exhibits New Painting by Talented Local Artists

The Occidental Center for the Arts will exhibit “New Paintings” by three local and well known artists—Adam Wolpert, Tony King, and Bill Wheeler. The gallery exhibit of landscape paintings runs from September 4 through November 1 at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org Artists reception on Saturday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00(…)

Events to Celebrate Latino Heritage in the North Bay

EPTEMBER CLOVERDALE Independence Day: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day outdoors from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Peter’s Church, 491 S. Franklin St.. The celebration includes a health and resources fair, dancers from different regions of Mexico, Aztec dancers, storytelling, arts and crafts, food vendors and music. Information: 529-0973. JENNER Camping: Latino Outdoors, REI(…)