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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.

27
FEB
2023
SUNDAY NIGHT COMEDY in HEALDSBURG!

#Laughs are on #tap for this #nationwide #comedytour that has already hit 3500 venues across the U.S. More than a dozen #NYC, #LA stand-ups (and everywhere in between) are currently on the road, sampling the local #fare, local #drinks and providing the finest and funniest in #comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a […]

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25
FEB
2023
Seal Watch Volunteer Training

The second training on 2/25/23 will be in-person beginning at Goat Rock Beach. Please contact Heather Rowe with any questions. Interested in volunteering for Seal Watch and assisting beachgoers by guiding interpretation of the Jenner harbor seal habitat, the largest on the Sonoma Coast? Heather Rowe, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Board Member, California […]

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18
FEB
2023
Tidepool Volunteer Training & Field Visit, Pt. 2

For more information visit https://stewardscr.org/upcoming-events-programs/ The tidepools on the Sonoma Coast State Park beaches are teeming with multitudes of flora and fauna. From virtually invisible colonies of aggregating anemones to sea stars tucked under kelp, there are fragile intertidal creatures everywhere. Tidepool volunteers teach school and adult groups how to safely observe and interact with […]

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12
FEB
2023
Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing 2023

Join us at Russian River Vineyards for an elegant Valentine’s Day wine and food pairing created by Chef Gustvo and our Winemaker, Giovanni. This is a reservation-only event, so be sure to reserve your table today. Vegetarian option available. This Valentine’s Day Wine & Food Pairing Experience will be available as follows: February 12th: seatings […]

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12
FEB
2023
Winter Wine Club Party

Join us for a wine-packed weekend full of exclusive pours & bites! Bring your pups! ********RESERVATIONS REQUIRED********

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11
FEB
2023
Winter Wine Club Party

Join us for a wine-packed weekend full of exclusive pours & bites! Bring your pups! ********RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*********

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11
FEB
2023
Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing 2023

Join us at Russian River Vineyards for an elegant Valentine’s Day wine and food pairing created by Chef Gustvo and our Winemaker, Giovanni. This is a reservation-only event, so be sure to reserve your table today. Vegetarian option available. This Valentine’s Day Wine & Food Pairing Experience will be available as follows: February 11th: seatings […]

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11
FEB
2023
14th Annual Steelhead Festival

This is a free, family friendly event offering fun entertainment and activities everyone will enjoy. California’s largest celebration of the threatened Steelhead Trout -Enjoy wildlife and conservation exhibits -Get up close and personal with steelhead as they push upstream and climb the fish ladder -Explore the Warm Springs-Don Clausen Fish Hatchery -Fish-themed hands on activities […]

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04
FEB
2023
Adam Lieb - Electric Cosmic

GOOD ECLECTIC MUSIC, LAYERS OF GUITAR, AND THE OCCASIONAL ‘ODD TIME’ Healdsburg Tasting Lounge 328A Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg, CA.

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29
JAN
2023
Art by Amber Moshin

Join us in the tasting room Sunday, Jan 29, noon to 4, for an artist reception featuring the work of our very own Amber Moshin! Peruse the photography and mixed media while you enjoy light snacks and sips of wine. The event is free and no reservations are needed. See you there!

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29
JAN
2023
Carlos and Gabriel Pereira-Father & Son Jazz Duo

AWARD-WINING COMPOSER, ACOUSTIC GUITARIST AND PIANIST ROOTED IN BRAZILIAN MUSIC WITH A REFINED STYLE AND A FLAVOR ALL HIS OWN. “For me, living the last five years in the Sonoma wine country shaped this new recording in many ways, from the compositions inspired by the symmetry of the landscape, to inviting local musicians to play […]

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29
JAN
2023
Russian River Rotary Presents...36th Annual All-You-Can-Eat 'Rock N' Roll' Crab and Pasta Feed

NEWS FLASH!! It’s time to Rock-On at Rotary’s 36th Annual IRL Crab Feed Extravaganza! We are so excited to be back LIVE and under the same roof once again! Mark your calendar for Russian River Rotary’s main fundraising event of the year. The tiny, but mighty club will host its delicious all-you-can-eat crab and pasta […]

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28
JAN
2023
Nate Lopez - GROOVE

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 events and concerts […]

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27
JAN
2023
MUSHROOM HIKE IN THE REDWOODS JAN 27TH

Do you want to engage your myco-curious nature and stimulate your innate ecological sensoria? Join us to explore mushroom kingdom with Taye! You will learn to identify mushrooms from logs, outdoors, year-round, and appreciate their art and medicinal values. Taye Bright is an applied mycologist and educator in the fields of mycology, ecological restoration, ecology, […]

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27
JAN
2023
Edie Carey and Megan Burtt at BROT

Edie Carey + Megan Burtt will be performing an intimate concert at BROT on January 26th at 7pm. Appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase (not full menu as the restaurant is on winter hiatus). Tickets available soon!

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27
JAN
2023
Friends of Monte Rio Film Night

Love in the Time of Fentanyl A group of misfits, artists and drug users operates a renegade safe-injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, giving hope to a marginalized community ravaged by drugs. Thursday January 26th 2023 Monte Rio Community Center 20488 Hwy 116, across from the Rio Theater Door open at 6pm. Film from 6:30 […]

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22
JAN
2023
Jon Strider Duo

The Jon Strider Duo features Jon Strider on keyboards, guitar and vocals, and Robin Factor on vocals. Their original songs connect deeply with listeners on themes like love’s fulfillment and loss, spiritual quest, and the immigrant’s journey. Rounded out with classic covers, jazz standards and toe-tapping country, their top-drawer musicianship and sweet harmonies guarantee an […]

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22
JAN
2023
MÖNICA DA SILVA – INDIE BOSSA

Mônica da Silva, is a Brazilian American singer-songwriter and musician, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie duo Complicated Animals. Da Silva’s sound can be classified as International Fusion, as it is influenced by Brazilian music, namely Bossa Nova, but also incorporates elements of Lounge, Electronica, Indie Pop, MPB, […]

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20
JAN
2023
MUSHROOM HIKE AT ARMSTRONG REDWOODS

Join “Mycochef” Patrick Hamilton to have a mushroom adventure in the redwoods and you will learn to identify fungi finds including maybe black trumpets, golden chanterelles, hedgehogs, candy caps, matsutake, “dyers’ mushrooms”, and also many lesser known, but safe and tasty, edibles too. Patrick Hamilton is an active member of the board and for years […]

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16
JAN
2023
MLK Day Riverkeeper Stewardship Park Restoration and Cleanup

Join us on Martin Luther King Jr. day to help us cleanup and restore Riverkeeper Park! The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. We need your help to keep this public space maintained and accessible. It’s easy to participate and we […]

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11
JAN
2023
MUSHROOM HIKE IN THE REDWOODS JAN 27TH

Do you want to engage your myco-curious nature and stimulate your innate ecological sensoria? Join us to explore mushroom kingdom with Taye! You will learn to identify mushrooms from logs, outdoors, year-round, and appreciate their art and medicinal values. Taye Bright is an applied mycologist and educator in the fields of mycology, ecological restoration, ecology, […]

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06
JAN
2023
Mushroom Hike at Armstrong Redwoods

Join “Mycochef” Patrick Hamilton to have a mushroom adventure in the redwoods and you will learn to identify fungi finds including maybe black trumpets, golden chanterelles, hedgehogs, candy caps, matsutake, “dyers’ mushrooms”, and also many lesser known, but safe and tasty, edibles too. Patrick Hamilton is an active member of the board and for years […]

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01
JAN
2023
January 1, 2023 First Day Walk in Armstrong Redwoods

Join us for a January 1, 2023 First Day Walk in Armstrong Redwoods with a Stewards docent and small group of other First Day Walkers! Each walk is one hour, offered at 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm walks.  Enjoy the beauty of the redwoods on the first day of 2023! Sign up now to […]

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01
JAN
2023
Wiley's Coyotes Reggae Band- Live! New Year's Eve

Wiley’s Coyotes which was created from my love of Reggae and jazz.The Eric Wiley Project focuses primarily on Blues and Funk with a New Orleans feel.We cover artists of the genres along with my originals. New Years Eve Celebration from 9 pm to 2 am! ****AT McT’s THERE IS NEVER A COVER****Karaoke with Country Dan […]

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01
JAN
2023
Celebrate New Years Eve at Dawn Ranch!

Join us in ringing in the new year nestled in the redwoods at Dawn Ranch!  Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu followed by dancing with DJ Timoteo & DJ Bank$hot spinning a mix of funky groovy and soulful music sure to bring the good vibes.  Come midnight we will celebrate the clock striking 12 with […]

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01
JAN
2023
26th ANNUAL NYE PARTY - LA Jazz Artists Dean Grech Combo Featuring Vocalist Nikki Rose

$40 Person or $75 CoupleIncludes Entertainment 8pm-1am Dancing, Balloons, Party Favors & Korbel Champagne Toast in New Year’s Eve every Hour across the country!‘Stay late or leave early & celebrate the New Year with us!’ Celebrating with New York 9pm, Chicago 10pm, Denver 11pm, and Russian River 12am–closing 1am! Los Angeles Recording Artist, Vocalist, Guitarist […]

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01
JAN
2023
NYE DISCO DRAG PARTY

Starting at 8pm at r3 Featuring DJ Walter Free Champagne toast at midnight. Lots of laughs too with….. Comedian SHANN CARR has been making Palm Springs audiences laugh for a long time. Known as the gay man’s lesbian, Carr has been entertaining audiences from deserts to high seas cruises for longer than she’ll admit. A […]

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31
DEC
2022
New Year's Food & Wine Pairing

Join us at Russian River Vineyards for a special New Years Eve Wine & Food Pairing! (Wine Club discount applied at checkout) Our amazing chef Gustavo Lopez at RRV has lovingly handcrafted four delectable small dishes to pair perfectly with four featured wines. Each small dish is thoughtfully created to complement its fine wine component. […]

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30
DEC
2022
RICKY RAY Band Blues-Soul-Roll

Ricky Ray sings just about anything from Blues, Jazz, Pop Blues, Country Blues,,,, and Southern Soul and Roll;with lots of covers from the 60’s and 70’s. Originally born and raised in North Carolina but now living in N. California for over 20 years (Wine Country). Major music influences are “Stevie Ray Vaughan”, “The Allman Brothers”, […]

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29
DEC
2022
Jon Strider Duo

“Rhythm ‘n Folk”, and “Retro-rockin’ Country with a Blues&Rhythm twist” Jon Strider and Robin Factor 2020 marked the release of his timely single “In The Days Of Quarantine”. Co-written with Robin Factor in Santa Rosa, California. Come and hear it for yourself.

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28
DEC
2022
50-60’s Rock & Roll WILLIE PEREZ

COMMUNITY NIGHT WELCOMES Willie Perez, he 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 […]

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27
DEC
2022
Americana Mike Z

Born and raised in San Francisco, Mike Z joined his first “working” band in high school.  Although he started as a trumpet player (which he gave up because he couldn’t talk-let alone sing-while playing), he switched to bass, and then guitar. Playing in Bay Area bands early in his career, he had the opportunity to […]

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24
DEC
2022
Jon Strider Duo

“Rhythm ‘n Folk”, and “Retro-rockin’ Country with a Blues&Rhythm twist” Jon Strider and Robin Factor 2020 marked the release of his timely single “In The Days Of Quarantine”. Co-written with Robin Factor in Santa Rosa, California. Come and hear it for yourself.

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24
DEC
2022
MEMORY LANE 40s-50s Jazz

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!

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24
DEC
2022
40's 50's Style Jazz 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!

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24
DEC
2022
El Barrio-Guerneville Presents "Malpica"

Presenting at El Barrio-Guerneville, Malpica – A tropical, Columbian fusion band!Join us Friday, December 23rd 2022 from 6 – 9pmMalpica will be performing original Tropical Tunes.teveo el viernes! El Barrio is a modern Mexican craft cocktail lounge, focused on mezcal, tequila and bourbon in an upscale atmosphere.

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19
DEC
2022
Karaoke with Karaoke Dan

Come join us for an evening of Karaoke with Karaoke Dan!Begins with first singer 8 pm and goes to 11:59 pm.No Cover Charge – Just bring your voice!Our Rio Bistro Restaurant is open prior for Appetizers and Dinner, 5 pm to 8 pm.

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19
DEC
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
DEC
2022
Santa Claus visits Guerneville!

Santa will be returning to Guerneville in his red Miata to visit on the Plaza! There will be hot chocolate, apple cider and goodie bags for the kids (while they last). Pictures in front of our 21 foot tree, chat with Santa, and he may even hula hoop! The Russian River Chamber of Commerce welcomes […]

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18
DEC
2022
Beer Scouts----- Raw Rock and Roll

The Beer Scouts are a San Francisco Bay Area power trio that defines raw rock and roll: guitar, bass, drums… and someone screaming over it!The Beer Scouts are Rob Ruiz (12 string bass/vocals), Howard Vatcher (guitar/vocals) and Kenny Susan (drums, vocals).They play blues and straight-ahead rock and roll influenced by artists such as the Beatles, […]

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18
DEC
2022
r3 Hotel Presents "UGLY SWEATER PARTY"

The parade of lights is now happening on Saturday December 17th. Same day as our ugly sweater party! Come, watch the floats line up out front and make merry with us! #paradeoflights #christmastime #gayresorts #uglysweater #holidaycheer.

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18
DEC
2022
Blues Legend Levi Lloyd Trio

Featuring Blues Legend Levi Lloyd on guitar & vocals. He’s played with B. B. King, John Lee Hooker and toured worldwide as the longtime guitarist for the legendary Joe Louis Walker.  Levi’s well-worn ’68 Les Paul guitar and lowdown vocals tell it all, with Donnie on vocals+bass.

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18
DEC
2022
2022 Parade of Lights! Fairy Christmas

After a pandemic hiatus, the Parade of Lights is returning to Guerneville for a Very Fairy Christmas!  Thanks to efforts of the Russian River Alliance, locals and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, we are looking forward to this one-of-a-kind event.  Come enjoy the parade on it’s traditional route through downtown Guerneville!   Over 35 Floats […]

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18
DEC
2022
Mimi & The Moonlights

Fine jazz from the 1930’s, with a dash of blues. Vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Pirard will be stepping outside her French cafe repertoire to sing some sultry early jazz standards. She’s accompanied by a stellar ensemble of talented Bay Area musicians. Location: 328 Healdsburg Ave Suite A, Healdsburg, CA 95448 **** Reservations Recommended ****

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17
DEC
2022
Santa Claus is Coming to Guerneville!

Santa will be arriving in Guerneville in his red Miata to visit on the Plaza. There will be hot chocolate, apple cider and goodie bags for the kids (while they last). Pictures in front of our 21 foot tree, chat with Santa, and he may even hula hoop! The Russian River Chamber of Commerce welcomes […]

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17
DEC
2022
Wiley's Coyotes Reggae Band

Eric Wiley Music includes solo and band work featuring Reggae, Funk, Jazz and Blues****AT McT’s THERE IS NEVER A COVER****Karaoke with Country Dan is every Tuesday and Thursday, starts at 8PM Live Music every weekend! DJ Music by ‘MGB’ every Sunday and Wednesday at 9PM, also Friday and Saturday if no live music is scheduled. […]

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17
DEC
2022
Kyle Martin Band

Kyle Martin Band is an evolution of Kyle’s self-expression through music.Currently the band also includes Kevin Cole on Bass, Nate Dittle on Keys and Accordian, and Taylor Cuffie on Drums.

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16
DEC
2022
Dart Tournament @ the r3 Hotel

Come out to the R3 for our weekly Thursday night darts tournament.$5 dollar buy-in. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

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16
DEC
2022
THE PAT AND MIKE SHOW AMERICANA

Michael Adams and Patrick Hardman are singer-songwriters that have been playing together for over twenty years.Their songs bridge many genres including blues, folk rock and Americana.Their show includes original and cover songs from their musical influences: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Robert Johnson, John Hiatt , CSN&Y and many more!

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15
DEC
2022
Needlers (inside the Marshall House)

Meet your friends inside the Marshall House behind the Russian River Senior Center to chat while you work on your latest stitchery project. Bring your questions if you need help with something – someone is always willing to help! No reservations required. Face coverings required. Walk-ins welcome.

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