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May 29 to June 4: Blues Brews BBQs, Art at the Source Open Studios and much more
Grange General Meeting
Tuesday, May 30, 6 pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy 12), Sebastopol. $10.
Thinking of joining the Sebastopol Grange? Everyone is invited to the Grange’s next General Meeting on Tuesday, May 30. Social time is at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm. Chef Matt Roberts will serve delicious enchiladas. (Minimum donation $10 please). Bring desserts or salads to complement our Mexican entree and your own dishes and silverware. At this month’s meeting, we’ll learn about regenerative agriculture and much more.
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Fall Prevention Workshop: Medications and Fall Risk
Wednesday, May 31, 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 167 N. High Street, Sebastopol. Free
The final lecture in the series is another topic that is absolutely relevant to fall prevention. Some medications alone or in interaction with other medications create a hidden falling hazard. This lecture talks about specific medications and their broader categories, allowing participants to identify if they need to return to their primary care provider to address potential problems.
Partner dancing with Pulse
Thursday, June 1, 7-10 pm at 13024 Green Valley Rd, Sebastopol. $20-$30.
We invite you to join us at the Barn on Green Valley Road for an evening of partner dancing: 7 pm - Partner dance lesson,taught by Stem Kent; 8 pm - opening circle and first-timer orientation, followed by dancing with DJ Rebecca Berman; 10 pm - closing circle. Preregistration via Ticket Tailor ONLY, by the end of day Wednesday, May 31. No tickets available at the door.
Flea Market & Crafts Fair at Burbank Heights
Saturday, June 3, 9 am to 2 pm at Burbank Heights and Orchards, 7777 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
Arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, tools, baked goods, household items and much, much more.
EveryTown Fundraiser for Gun Reform
Saturday, June 3, noon to 10 pm at Khom Loi, 7835 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol
On Saturday, June 3, Khom Loi will be partnering with Reeve Wines, Bloodroot Wines and RemySavesTheSea plus nearly 100 of their wine industry friends in support of @everytown to support gun reform. We will be donating $10 from every bottle you purchase. This is going to add up, and we’re hoping it’s gonna be big!
Blues Brews & BBQs: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers and more
Saturday, June 3, 12 – 7 pm at Ives Park 7400 Willow St., Sebastopol. $35.
Blues Brew & BBQs is a music event at Ives Park Sebastopol featuring Tommy Castro and the Painkillers along with two other bands, the Marshall Law Band and Jacob Philip Benning and Slo Gin. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers are recipients of the 2022 BB King Entertainers of the Year award, 2022 Blues Band of the Year award, and had the 2022 Blues Album of the Year, A Bluesman Came to Town. You don't want to miss this fundraising event hosted by the Sebastopol Rotary Club to raise funds to support swim programs, vocational programs, mental health, scholarships, exchange students, Ukraine and many more worthwhile causes that otherwise would not be funded. Get tickets.
“Oh, I Wish I had My Camera with Me”—HEY YOU DO! Phone Photography Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 8 am to 3 pm at Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa. $110.
What inspires you to take a picture? Is it natural beauty; a bizarre moment; a quirky expression; an adorable child; your dog at the beach? No matter what sparks your motivation to “click,” your photographs represent what is significant in your life. And while we don’t all have the $5,000 camera we feel we deserve, we always have our phones, with their own amazing cameras, on or around us! Through lecture, demonstrations and discussions we will go over: Gaining control over your camera with basic settings, compositional considerations; exposure, focus, shutter speeds, choice of lenses, panoramic, close up photography, portraits, filters, videos. All the fun stuff plus some great apps for fine tuning your images and turning on your creativity. Reserve your spot.
Don Jackson, Wildlife & Landscape Photograpy reception
Saturday, June 3, 3 to 6 pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. Free.
Photographer Don Jackson is best known for his colorful images of landscapes and dramatic images of majestic bald eagles, flowing snow geese and tundra swans. Meet Jackson and enjoy the work in his new photography show at the library, which runs from now through July 7.His award-winning work has appeared in many publications including calendars, books, magazines, newspapers, notecards and posters.
Art at the Source Open Studios
Saturdays and Sundays, June 3-4 and 10-11 at art studios throughout Sonoma County. Free.
The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is pleased to present its Art at the Source event on June 3-4 and June 10-11. This two-weekend event allows everyone to visit the studios of 116 exceptional artists in Sonoma County and see their amazing art up close. Art at the Source is a self-guided tour of artists in their personal studios all over Sonoma County. See the preview exhibit, featuring one work from each artist, Thursdays through Sundays at Sebastopol Center for the Arts to help you plan your itinerary. Find out more.
Sebastopol Home Series: Home Maintenance
Saturday, June 3, 10 to 11:30 am at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 167 N. High St., Sebastopol. Free.
Learn home saving tips from a licensed home inspector. A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Part of the home care lecture series sponsored by Brian Ledig of Ledig Realty Group. Register by calling 707-829-2440 or visit here.
Stand with Ukraine
Sunday, June 4, 1 to 5 pm at Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. $40.
A benefit concert to support several Ukrainian families who have been displaced by the war and are living in Sonoma County. Great music from Terry Garthwaite and Joy Alive, Chris Webster, Nina Gerber and friends, Keith Greeninger, the Bezhenar sisters. Get tickets.
PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: OUTwatch – Wine Country's LGBTQI+ Film Festival happens Friday, June 9, at 7 pm at the Rialto Cinemas. OUTwatch, Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival, will happen Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, as part of Sonoma County Pride’s Calendar of Events. After a three-year pandemic pause, OUTwatch returns to showcase three entertaining narrative films and two thought-provoking documentaries. Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol will again play host to the festival. Get tickets.