to Nov 2

Walkabout Saturdays in Timber Cove

Timber Cove

Timber Cove

Connect to place and set the foundation for your stay with Timber Cove Resort Sonoma Coast's Onsite Walkabout hosted by Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours & Yoga EVERY SATURDAY* from June - November 2019!

Offered every Saturday* from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM guests are welcome to join Margaret Lindgren, owner of Unbeaten Path Tours & Yoga, for an enriching guided walkabout. This one hour onsite outdoor experience provides great insight into the property’s natural surroundings and wildlife as well as its unique & historical attributes, including fascinating details of our most prominent & signature feature, Benny Bufano’s Peace Obelisk.

Tours begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Please meet Margaret in the hotel's Great Room lobby beginning at 8:45 AM. Dress warmly in accordance to updated weather forecasts. A good walking or hiking shoe is recommended for sandy and/or rocky terrain. Guests will be asked to sign a waiver at the start of the hike.

The Walkabout Saturdays events are complimentary to hotel guests, and open to non-hotel guests for $10 per person.

*Available every Saturday June - Nov 2019 Unless Otherwise Noted. Please check the confirmed dates on this Facebook events page for further details, or call us at 707-847-3231 with any questions.

Margaret is a longtime regional naturalist with a background in architecture & design whose guided nature and architectural experiences have been featured in worldwide publications. Learn more at www.unbeatenpathtours.com

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to Aug 25


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The 25th annual Bodega Seafood Art and Wine Festival showcases wineries and breweries, artists and craftspeople, as well as featuring outstanding entertainment, and of course a delicious selection of seafood vendors. Enjoy mouth watering BBQ oysters, crab cakes, or cedar plank salmon, to name just a few of the entrees served up at the festival. The wine and micro brewed beer tasting will feature over two dozen wineries and a dozen microbreweries. There will be entertainment on three stages, plus a juried art/craft marketplace, and kids' activities.
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 10:00am-5:00pm

Prices: Advance: $8 - $15; At Gate: $10 - $20

Location: Watts Ranch 16855 Bodega Highway (Highway 12), Bodega, CA, 94922
Contact: Local: 707-792-0288 Email: info@bodegaseafoodfestival.com

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6:30 PM18:30

Cultural Connections Under the Full Moon


Thursday, August 15 6:30-8:45PM
Tolay Lake Regional Park

Join Tribal Citizens from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria for a night walk at Tolay Lake Regional Park. Watch the sunset and moonrise from a spectacular vista point as you learn the cultural significance of this unique park. On a 2-mile hike with an incline, we will observe creatures at dusk as we await nightfall. Bring a blanket to sit on, snacks, and a warm beverage. Registration is required and parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, contact Regional Parks at (707) 789-9699

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10:00 AM10:00

Fort Ross Festival 2019

Advance tickets available through Eventbrite or pay by cash at the park on the day of the event.

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Looking for the perfect way to escape the heat and cool off at the coast this Summer in Sonoma County? Join us on July 27th for Fort Ross Festival! Where else can you witness Kashia Pomo ceremonial dancing, learn from Alaska Native craftspeople, and take in traditional Russian performances, all together on the most beautiful stretch of the Sonoma coast? Grab a pint from our Beer Garden and enjoy an amazing day celebrating different cultures. Fort Ross Festival offers fun activities including historic crafts, the famous Fort Ross Beer Garden, and food brought to you by the best of Sonoma County food trucks.

Come for the culture and history, bring your family and friends, and enjoy a day outside - there are options for all ages. We are 11 miles north of Jenner, California. This event is organized by Fort Ross Conservancy in partnership with California State Parks.

For a detailed description and schedule of events, check out https://www.fortross.org/events.htm See you there!

Fee: $20/car

info@fortross.org or 707) 847-3437

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10:00 AM10:00

11th Annual Gualala Arts Auto Show

11th Annual Gualala Arts Auto Show

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Auto show check-in Friday, July 19, 2 to 4 pm and Saturday, July 20, 7 to 9:30 am.

The  Gualala Arts Center , located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA

If you are a car enthusiast and love the nostalgia of old cars, the sound and fury of dragsters, the art of hot rods, customs, and modifieds, looking at original cars you lusted after in your youth, and/or rare and unusual contemporary automobiles, you’ll love the Gualala Arts Auto Show. Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Gualala Arts Center, this is a car show you can actually stroll through, talk to the owners and appreciate each car, truck or motorcycle for the piece of art it is.

Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Gualala Arts Center, this is a car show you can actually stroll through, talk to the owners and appreciate each car, truck or motorcycle for the piece of art it is as we lay down the redwood raceway for the 11th Annual Gualala Arts Auto Show!

As happens every year, car enthusiasts will gather in the Arts Center parking lot to show off their vehicles, swap stories and marvel at all the classic cars. Vehicles will be judged for best Custom/Modified, Hot Rod, Sports Car, Stock, and Trucks with special awards for Ladies’ Choice, Judge’s Awards, People’s Choice and others. The show is not juried and trophies are awarded.

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9:00 AM09:00



Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21

CIVIL WAR DAYS is a two-day living history reenactment open to the public.
Saturday, July 20 is 9 to 5. Sunday, July 21, is 9 to 3

Step back in time to 1863. Enjoy a fun, family-oriented day at this 2-day living history event. The American Civil War era is recreated by hundreds of dedicated reenactors portraying Union & Confederate soldiers, merchants, tradesmen, musicians, civilians, and more. Between battles, visit the encampments and interact with these “living historians”. An experience that will delight all ages. Twice-daily battles as the American Civil War comes to life. Twice-daily battles: 1:00 pm. & 4:00 pm on Saturday, and
11:00 am & 2:00 pm on Sunday.
Great event video at https://vimeo.com/328107886

For more information, contact the California Historical Artillery Society [CHAS] at 707-922-5901 or visit the event website at: http://www.civilwardays.net.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Civil-War-Days-Duncans-Mills-148190895195514/

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11:00 AM11:00

Bodega, Red White and Blue Art Celebration

Artisans’ Co-op

Our artists are celebrating our Independence showcasing Red, White & Blue. A gallery wide sale. Demonstrations by Jeweler Judy Pagnusat and Glass artist Jeanne Bosko. Meet Elita Christensen who creates unique birdhouses. Francesca Scalpi wildlife and landscape photographer. Raffle will be a 11x14 Metal Print photography of your choice by Francesca Scalpi. Print value $150.

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to Oct 25

Bodega Bay Farmers Market

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 25 2015 .

Head out to the coast for wonderful food and fun activities for the whole family at the Bodega Bay Farmers Market. Peruse the vendors for farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses, hot food, baked goods, and specialty foods, while enjoying live music, artisans, and activities for kids and adults! Take in the scenery by winding your way along one of the walking trails while you're there.

Cost: Free
Location: Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, California 94923
For More Information: Contact: Bodega Bay Community Center    
Local: 707-875-9609

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7:30 AM07:30

Sonoma County Seaweed Workshop & Foray at Fort Ross State Historic Park

8:30 am Field work

12pm Illustrated Presentation at Fort Ross Visitor Center auditorium

Join us for the second annual Seaweed Workshop at Fort Ross!  

We live in abundance, including a rich variety of seaweeds! Seaweeds can be used as food, medicine and fertilizer.

Nori, wakame, bladderwrack and kombu are just a few of the local seaweeds that we'll learn about. Go out in the morning with expert guidance, we'll go on a foray and practice our identification skills and more.

Later in the afternoon, the informative illustrated presentation includes how to identify, sustainably harvest and use our coastal "sea vegetables" and will also discuss pollutants, the health of our coastlines, harvest cycles and the health benefits of seaweed.

Heidi Herrmann is a farmer and owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg. She teaches Sustainable Agriculture at Santa Rosa Junior College and vends at the Sebastopol and Healdsburg farmer's markets. Heidi is an avid seaweed harvester and the only legal commercial seaweed harvester in Sonoma County.

Special event fees apply; $40 full day including lecture and field work, or $20 lecture only (plus California State Parks $8 per car entrance fee).

Tickets can be purchased at: Eventbrite

For more info, please contact Special Events Manager Sondra Hunter at sondrah@fortross.org or 707.847.3437

Brought to you by Fort Ross Conservancy
19005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450

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9:00 AM09:00

Alaska Native Day at Fort Ross

Fort Ross Conservancy is pleased to welcome the Alaska Native community to Fort Ross to teach their arts and crafts on the land they once shared with the Native Kashia and Russian communities. Click here for the program of the day. The day will include:

  •     Reno Franklin, Chairman of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, welcomes the Alaska Natives to Metini (Fort Ross) to dance with Su Nu Nu Shinal,
  •     Performances by Anchorage Unangax Dancers,
  •     Dr. Gordon L. Pullar, associate professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Kodiak Island Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), will be speaking on The Russian-Alaskan Creole, Then and Now. He has an intense interest in researching the ethno-history of Kodiak Island and his own family history that includes ancestry from indigenous people of Kodiak Island as well as Russians who worked in the fur trade in Russian America,
  •     Traditional Russian Orthodox blessing of the boats, followed by Iqyan (kayak) race in Sandy Cove. See 2015 race map for rules -- no plastic kayaks allowed),
  •     A hands-on demonstration build of a Nigilax (baidara, or large open kayak),
  •     Kids’ crafts: Face “tattooing,” language games, petroglyph rock painting, Chagudax (hunter’s hats), spear throwing,
  •     Demonstrations—Beading, Chagudax carving,
  •     Slow smoked BBQ with fresh coleslaw for sale from BBQ Smokehouse Bistro & Catering will be available, with vegetarian options. Click here for the menu of the day. Or pack a picnic lunch if you desire.
  •     All that and dried fish!
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12:00 PM12:00

Save The Redwoods League Presentation and Hike

April 4th, 1pm - 3:30pm: Fort Ross Redwoods; Save The Redwoods League Presentation and Hike

Come join Deborah Zierten, Education and Interpretation Manager for Save the Redwoods League, for a presentation on the current state of the redwoods. The coast redwood range was greatly reduced in the past 200 years due to land conversion from development and agriculture. But what are the current threats to the redwoods and how are these iconic trees responding to dramatic changes in climate? We will also learn about the historical connection between the redwoods, Fort Ross and the League. After a brief presentation, join us for an interpretive walk in the forest where we will learn what makes Fort Ross' Stanley Spyra Memorial Grove unique.


Call or email with any questions: 707.847.3437 & info@fortross.org

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to Mar 15

6th Annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week.

6th Annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week. Running March 9 through 15, 2015, it’s seven days of feasting, making everything easier for you with delicious discounts offered by more than 130 eateries.

It’s all just part of our efforts to make your dining dreams come true, as you can experience and indulge, with specially priced three-course dinners for $19, 29, or $39, plus two-course lunches for $10, $15, or $20.


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to Oct 19

Art Trails Studio Tour Oct 18 -19

Sebastopol Center for the Arts presents the new Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibit September 26 - October 19 featuring the work of all 161 participating artists. The Preview Exhibit will be shown in the Art Center's Gallery at 282 S. High Street in Sebastopol. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturdays 1-4pm; with extended viewing hours (10am - 5pm) on the event weekends: October 11, 12, 18, 19.

The Opening Reception is Friday, September 26, 6-8 pm and the public is invited. The self-guided studio tour event is the second and third weekends in October (October 11, 12 and October 18, 19, 10am - 5pm) and is free. Studios are located throughout Sonoma County from Bodega Bay to Sonoma; and from Petaluma to Geyserville. Painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, fiber and glass artists showcase the best of their work in this new signature event.  Remember, on the tour weekends, the Art Center's Gallery will have extended viewing hours of 10am-5pm to correspond with the hours of the studio tour.

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