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In our blog, you will find travel tips, Sonoma County restaurant and lodging information and a great introduction to the incredible array of water sports, wineries, shopping choices, spas, golf courses, sports and other activities found here in the Russian River region.

26
OCT
2022
Fall Story Times

Join us for stories and crafts on Wednesday mornings at 11am on the patio! Every Wednesday, running until December 28th.  After taking a short break at the end of summer, we’ll return to the library’s patio area for reading, singing, talking, and playing! (note: no story times for August 24th or 31st, so the librarian […]

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25
OCT
2022
Figure Drawing at the Hoot Owl

Every Monday! 7 to 9pmB.Y.O.B. and MEDIUM (supplies)Text 707-496-7887 to confirm a spot, or for more info.$25.00 per person

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22
OCT
2022
AVFILM 2022 IMPACT AWARDS

The 2022 Impact Awards celebrate the future of film in our community by funding the educational future of AVFilm. Join us in your finest Wine Country-casual for distinctive wines from our host, hors d’oeuvres from the Healdsburg High culinary program, and a sumptuous spread of Sol Food’s award-winning Puerto Rican fare, then dance into the […]

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22
OCT
2022
Young Explorers Nature Hike in the Redwoods

Reading Nature for Kids and Parents Every child has special tools for reading and exploring nature. Join California Naturalist and author Stephen Nett in the redwoods to discover fun ways to use our onboard abilities and senses to uncover nature’s secrets and stories. We’ll explore forest life and features in the fresh air. Children MUST […]

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19
OCT
2022
Fall Story Times

Join us for stories and crafts on Wednesday mornings at 11am on the patio! Every Wednesday, running until December 28th.  After taking a short break at the end of summer, we’ll return to the library’s patio area for reading, singing, talking, and playing! (note: no story times for August 24th or 31st, so the librarian […]

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18
OCT
2022
Figure Drawing at the Hoot Owl

Every Monday!  7 to 9 pmB.Y.O.B. and MEDIUM (supplies)Text 707-496-7887 to confirm a spot, or for more info.$25.00 per person

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15
OCT
2022
2022 SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR GRAND TASTING EVENT

Come gather to celebrate our county’s hard-working farmers, ranchers, vintners and producers. The epicenter of the 2022 Harvest Fair will be the Tasting Pavilion, featuring the area’s best wine. The Grand Harvest Tasting ticket offers guests the chance to savor award-winning wines and some small food bites. Also enjoy the ever popular, hilarious and action-packed World […]

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11
OCT
2022
Figure Drawing at the Hoot Owl

Every Monday!  7 to 9 pmB.Y.O.B. and MEDIUM (supplies)Text 707-496-7887 to confirm a spot, or for more info.$25.00 per person

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10
OCT
2022
- Jazz THREE DEEP

John Simon, Tom Shader & Kendrick Freeman Some of the best Jazz Artists around. They have put together vocal and Artistry With their brand new Trio THREE DEEP

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09
OCT
2022
THE JIM OCEAN BAND in Monte Rio

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GARAGE BAND TAKES ON CLIMATE CHANGEWith soulful harmonies and a tight, driving rhythm section, the Jim Ocean Band has come out swinging with its debut album, “FrankenClime”. Featuring concerned, smart lyrics about the environmental challenges of the times, the in-your-face energy and contagious hooks have audiences dancing, laughing, and thinking all at the […]

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09
OCT
2022
Fall Club Party

DATE: October 8 & 9, 2022TIME: 1:00 – 4:00PM*****MEMBER EXCLUSIVE*****Join us for an afternoon of wine and bites! Reservations Saturday: https://www.exploretock.com/merriamvineyards/event/339561/fall-club-party-saturday Reservations Sunday: https://www.exploretock.com/merriamvineyards/event/339562/fall-club-party-sunday

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08
OCT
2022
Fall Club Party

DATES: October 8 & 9, 2022TIME: 1:00 – 4:00PM****MEMBER EXCLUSIVE****Join us for an afternoon of wine and bites! Reservations Saturday: https://www.exploretock.com/merriamvineyards/event/339561/fall-club-party-saturday Reservations Sunday: https://www.exploretock.com/merriamvineyards/event/339562/fall-club-party-sunday

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08
OCT
2022
Harvest Trail 2022

Emeritus Vineyards Winery Experience the fall colors in wine country up close!Follow the trail our grapes take from vine to crush pad while meeting our vineyard & wine making team, drinking our current and special releases paired with small bites.E-Club members receive 2 complimentary tickets. Additional or non-member tickets are $45/person.If you have any questions, feel […]

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07
OCT
2022
TUMBLEWEED SOUL American Roots Duo

Welcome back to $8 Community Night 3-9pm! Hamburgers, Pasta, and Pizza too. Enjoy a night out with familiar faces and new friends! Looking forward to seeing you here.Tumbleweed Soul is an American Roots project based in the San Francisco North Bay, led by Adam Walsh and Stephanie Salva. The pair have been rocking the West […]

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04
OCT
2022
Figure Drawing at the Hoot Owl

Every Monday!  7 to 9 pmB.Y.O.B. and MEDIUM (supplies)Text 707-496-7887 to confirm a spot, or for more info.$25.00 per person

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02
OCT
2022
Pegasus Theater Company presents Tapas 14th New Short Play Festival

Tapas, Pegasus Theater Company’s short play festival, is returning for its fourteenth year, opening September 30 and shows every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 23, 2022. Here’s a taste of what audiences can expect: In Bailey Jordan Garcia’s “Good, Good Girls” three not so little girls check out the word “vagina.” A man just […]

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02
OCT
2022
OKTOBERFEST at BOON GARTEN

Join us for beer, food and more beer. Sunday, October 2, 2022 12 to 5 pm At Boon Garten, Church St. in Guerneville. GUERNEVILLE’S SECOND LARGEST SAUSAGE PARTY! Bring your own beer stein! Wear your Dirndl, Lederhosen, or German getup! $5.00 Beer….. $5.00 Pretzels….. $10.00 Brats Music, Games and Fun!

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02
OCT
2022
Harvest Dinner

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 40th grape harvest with a delicious dinner on our stunning terrace featuring Gary Farrell Inspiration Series Chardonnay and Pinot Noir paired with a family style meal from local celebrity chef Duskie Estes, Black Pig Meat Co.

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25
SEP
2022
Derek Irving and His Combo @ Russian River Vineyards

Derek Irving is influenced and inspired by sounds of 1950’s rockabilly and 1950’s rock n roll.The band is laden with throwback influences, but there’s a sense of raging urgency—a distinctly contemporary urgency—that refuses such easy classification.The group’s influences are easy to pinpoint—Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins etc.But the group also recalls Freddie King, Bo […]

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25
SEP
2022
Nate Lopez - Jazz in the Vines @ Furthermore Wines

Sunday in Sebastopol ​Playing an eight-string guitar/bass hybrid, Nate Lopez has been making a name for himself for well over a decade. Lopez delivers a sound that goes far beyond standard solo impressions, with a style that is centered around a deep understanding of jazz and groove-oriented pop. His powerful solo playing captivates audiences at […]

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25
SEP
2022
Sonoma County Art Trails

Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country. 117 professional artists open their art studios for 2 weekends this fall and invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art. *On Sunday, 9/25 studios will close at 4pm in respect of Rosh Hashanah […]

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25
SEP
2022
POND FARM DOCENT-LED TOUR

Take a docent-led tour of Pond Farm Pottery and learn about the history of this significant cultural site that is on the National Register of Historic Places and a national Historic Landmark. Learn about the dreams and challenges of the Herr Family and Marguerite Wildenhain, the first woman master potter to graduate from the Bauhaus. […]

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24
SEP
2022
Armstrong Redwoods Hike and Yoga

Let’s get outside and hike the trails at Armstrong Redwoods and yoga class either along the trail if the mood strikes or Forest Theater.We will meet at the visitor center parking lot and go from there. During the hike we will do a walking meditation and stop for a guided meditation in shade.Cathy Johnson is […]

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24
SEP
2022
Americana Festival – David Luning

Join us for Rodney Strong’s Americana Festival this summer! Come and enjoy this family-friendly event celebrating local bands, wine, food, arts & crafts. Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in on our Concert Green. The September 24th show will feature David Luning. Event by Rodney Strong Vineyards Saturday, September 24th, 20224:00pm – 7:00pm$15 adults […]

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24
SEP
2022
Uncork the Cure

You’re invited to join us for a brand new event in the Russian River Valley on September 24th: Uncork the Cure!Come spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying tastings of Russian River Vineyard’s award winning wines and tasty food while benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Experience the beautiful outdoor grounds of Russian River Vineyards while relishing in […]

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24
SEP
2022
The Erik Wiley Project

Blues/Funk/JazzEric Wiley Project band features blues and funk with solos by all band members reminiscent of the classic bands of many decades.The music is a mix of cover tunes and originals with strong influence from the New Orleans style of music. Reservations highly recommended Event by Main Street Bistro – Piano Bar & Cabaret

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23
SEP
2022
Yoga in the Redwoods

Relax and heal in the aroma of the Redwood Forest with a 1 hour, all levels gentle yoga class. A practice composed of restorative and mindful movement, breathwork (pranayama) and meditation. Meet yourself simply where you are to return to your center and still your being.Outdoor yoga classes at the Redwood Forest Theater within Armstrong […]

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22
SEP
2022
NEW SKYE

The New Skye plays an eclectic blend of Country Rock, Americana, Jazz & Blues with Sweet Vocal Harmony. Reservations highly recommended Event by Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar – CabaretBegins: 7:00 pm

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21
SEP
2022
Fall Story Times

Join us for stories and crafts on Wednesday mornings at 11am on the patio.

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21
SEP
2022
WILLIE PEREZ 50-60’s Rock & Roll

Willie Perez, has been performing for audiences since the mid-sixties for a variety of venues ranging from high school and college dances, dance hall gigs with rock bands, big bands, blues clubs, country and western bars, county fairs, and dinner-dance clubs. One of his favorite engagements was playing back-up for blues and jazz singer, Margie […]

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19
SEP
2022
DYLAN JUHAN - BLUE OAK Classic Jazz Duo

My name is Dylan, I’m a musician, teacher and luthier based in Sonoma County CA. I love to sing classic jazz standards accompanied BY my partner on piano or guitar. Reservations highly recommended Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar – CabaretBegins: 7:00pm

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18
SEP
2022
Carlos Pereira Trio – Jazz in the Vines

SUNDAYS IN SEBASTOPOLEnjoy live music in the courtyard at a reserved table and order bottles of wine or wine by the glass to enjoy while you experience music in our intimate setting under the giant sequoia. Reservations recommended Book Now! cellarpass.com/profile/furthermore-wines?eventId=24848&date=9%2F18%2F2022

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18
SEP
2022
Queen of Boogie Woogie WENDY DEWITT & Kurt Harwood

Music enthusiasts from San Francisco to Paris all agree that Wendy is the personification of The Queen of Boogie Woogie, a title she richly deserves. Her musical style has been formed from the influences of Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim and Albert Ammons- the most respected names in boogie woogie and blues. Her music […]

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17
SEP
2022
Main Street Bistro presents: 40's & 50's Style Jazz by MEMORY LANE

MEMORY LANE Combo is comprised of four vocalists, with keyboard and percussion accompaniment. We perform familiar jazzy standards from the 20s through 50s, for your listening and dancing pleasure! Reservations highly recommended Where: Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar 16280 Main Street, Guerneville CA 95446

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16
SEP
2022
Russian River Women's Weekend

Women’s Weekend welcomes you to the premier Northern California LGBTQ+ women centered festival @ the R3 Hotel. For forty two years we have been rocking the river w/ respect for the beautiful LGBTQ resort town, Guerneville CA. A three day fun-filled weekend in the heart of Wine Country, the Russian River Resort town of Guerneville. […]

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16
SEP
2022
Tales from the Tidepools: Studying Marine Life on the Sonoma Coast

Join a discussion with Jackie Sones from the UC Davis Bodega Marine Reserve about some of the research projects she’s been working on during the past 15 years. Jackie will share photos of rare and seldom seen marine invertebrates, introduce discoveries about local sea stars, discuss an example of detecting new species in our own […]

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11
SEP
2022
Beneath A Tree

Beneath A Tree Concert Beneath A Tree – Baroque To Folk (BAT) is a multi genre ensemble led by the core duo of Gail Hernández Rosa and Daniel Turkos. BAT’s roots were planted in 2017 in Philadelphia and the surrounding rural pubs of Chester County, PA. These rowdy performances included standard folk, celtic, bluegrass and […]

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08
SEP
2022
Movie Nights on The Green: The Birds

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 | Doors open at 6:30pm; Show starts at sunset$10 per personIn partnership with the Alexander Valley Film Society, we’re excited to host a series of summer features at The Winery. Take a mid-week break and bring your blankets or beach chairs, grab some popcorn and a glass of wine and settle […]

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06
SEP
2022
Erik Wiley Solo at Main Street Bistro

Eric Wiley music includes solo and band work featuring Reggae, Funk, Jazz and Blues

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04
SEP
2022
The Cazadero Community Club’s --- Old Timer Barbecue

Sunday, September 4th from Noon to 5pm . Admission is freeTickets for Chicken or Steak BBQ need to be purchased by August 21st 2022.(Chicken is $25.00 and Steak is $30.00)Purchase Tickets at: Cazadero General Store or Berry’s Saw MillLocation: Cazadero Music CampParking at: 5400 Cazadero HighwayKids Hot Dog Stand – Music – Games – Pie […]

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04
SEP
2022
FLEETWOOD MASK

Endorsed by Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mask brings the very best of Fleetwood Mac to audiences nationwide. $30 cover Tickets available online via PayPal Monday August 22nd – Friday September 2nd. www.rionidoroadhouse.com/calendar Or cash at the door. This is a show you do not want to miss.

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31
AUG
2022
Friends Of Fife Creek Give Back Tuesday

The Rainbow Cattle Company Presents… Give-Back Tuesday benefiting Friends Of Fife Creek August 30th 6 to 8pm, 16220 Main St. Guerneville, Ca. $5 Buffet and $1 raffle, and 10% of bar proceeds will be donated. For more information contact…. thecaliforniamermaid@yahoo.com

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28
AUG
2022
30th Anniversary Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series with Colbie Caillat

With special guests Nick Davisson & Ellie James Reserved $99, GA $65 Colbie Caillat is a two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter who has sold more than six million albums and 10 million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit, “Bubbly,” remains one of the best-selling digital tracks. Caillat’s multi-platinum debut album COCO hit #5 on the Billboard Top […]

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24
AUG
2022
Give-Back Tuesday for the RRSPI Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Project

This week’s beneficiary is the Russian River Sisters’ Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Project. Cold Hands Chairnun, Sister Araya Sunshine is gathering a lovely set of prizes, and planning a tasty potluck.The order will use all the funds raised to purchase items for a winter comfort package which is then distributed to unhoused members of the […]

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17
AUG
2022
Rainbow Cattle Company Give Back Tuesday - benefiting Friends Of Stumptown

$5 Dinner Chicken Enchiladas , Rice and BeansRaffleFundraiser for Friends of Stumptown Community Events Fund10 percent of bar proceeds donated to FOS

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06
AUG
2022
Sonoma County Fair - Tropical Fairadise

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Sonoma County Fair. This year, we’ll have all the fair favorites including live horse racing. Buy early and save!Pre-Sale ticket discounts are available online at SonomaCountyFair.comuntil August 3rd.Advanced sale tickets are also available in person at the Fair Admin Office:1350 Bennett Valley RdSanta Rosa CA 9540410:00AM to […]

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05
AUG
2022
Sonoma County Fair - Tropical Fairadise

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Sonoma County Fair. This year, we’ll have all the fair favorites including live horse racing. Buy early and save!Pre-Sale ticket discounts are available online at SonomaCountyFair.comuntil August 3rd.Advanced sale tickets are also available in person at the Fair Admin Office:1350 Bennett Valley RdSanta Rosa CA 9540410:00AM to […]

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01
AUG
2022
Lazy Bear Week 2022

Lazy Bear Week is the marquee event organized by The Lazy Bear Fund, an all volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The objective of the week of festivities is fundraising for local, regional, national, and international LGBTQIA charities and organizations. Activities at Lazy Bear Week include pool parties, beach parties, dance parties, campfires, trivia, bingo, mini golf, […]

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31
JUL
2022
The Unauthorized Rolling Stones at Rio Nido Roadhouse

Rio Nido RoadhouseSince their beginning in 2001, Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones have brought the excitement, energy, and all the hits of a live Rolling Stones show to stages across the country. Their show holds in reverence many legends of the classic rock years while maintaining their Rolling Stones core.$15 coverDoors at 6PM […]

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15
JUL
2022
Gay Wine Weekend 2022

Join us for a weekend of Wine & Celebration with winemaker dinners, winery tours and events benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Network. Enjoy 3+ full days of LGBTQ events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley, home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary […]

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