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What’s happening in Sebastopol this week? Oct. 10-16
Local candidate forum, library book sale, annual Pancake breakfast at the fire station and more this week.
DOC NIGHT: Kids on Tech
Monday, Oct. 10, 7 pm at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. $15-$85.
This Monday, join TrimTab Media for a screening of "Kids On Tech," a new documentary that asks: “How should we be preparing our kids for this digital world?” Parents and teachers struggle with their kids’ being on devices today. And Covid has forced our kids to rely on technology more than ever. What effect is this having on our children? The film will be followed by a conversation with director Paul Zehr and editor Eric Ivey about the filmmaking process. Get tickets here.
Home & Gardener Produce Exchange at the Sebastopol Grange
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5 to 5:30 pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Free.
Come to the Produce Exchange at the Sebastopol Grange. Bring your plant starts and extra garden produce to trade or donate. Produce left over at the end of the exchange will be donated to the food bank.
Sebastopol City Council Candidates Forum on Business
Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 pm at Soft Medicine Sanctuary, 186 N. Main St. (under Bliss Organic Day Spa)
The Sebastopol Downtown Association invites you to attend a City Council Candidates Forum on Business and to participate with our continued collaborative conversation and working group with all Sebastopol businesses. This is an opportunity to ask business questions of city council candidates: Sandra Maurer, Jill McLewis, Stephen Zollman, Oliver Dick, Dennis Colthurst. Moderated by Adam Parks from Victoria Farmstead Meats.
Children of The Vine – Special Screening to Benefit Slow Food Russian River
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. $10.
A film about the impacts of pesticides and herbicides on human health, focusing on glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Glyphosate was recently identified as a possible cancer-causing agent and is now found in breast milk, baby food, wine and 80% of food grown in the United States. Post film discussion with filmmaker Brian Lilla! Get tickets here.
Singing Our Musical Rainbows Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy 12), Sebastopol. $10
A workshop exploring musical modes and mood. Imagine if you didn't know the names of the colors in the rainbow? Learn about the musical rainbow and the modes we call Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian Myxolydian, Aeolian, and more. Sign up here.
Friends of the Sebastopol Library Book Sale
Wednesday thru Saturday, October 12-15 at Sebastopol Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
Sale includes books for adults, teens and children. Most books are bargain-priced at $1, even the newest fiction. Most children’s and teen books are 20-50 cents. Opening night is Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5 to 8 pm; There will be bargains all day on Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, Oct. 14, 10 am to 6 pm, is half-price day; and Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 am to 2 pm, is $5-per-bag day.
Psychic Fair & Witches Night Out
Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 pm at Milk & Honey, 123 N. Main St., Sebastopol
Milk & Honey will be hosting a Psychic Fair with mini workshops, book signings, lots of tarot readings, and a Samhain ritual to close out the night. More info here.
Hallberg Butterfly Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, 9am to 3pm by appointment. 8687 Oak Grove Road in Graton.
Fall planting season is here! Find a variety of new California native plants this year, as well as old favorites like native milkweed, dutchman’s pipe, buckwheats, salvia, red flowering currant, ceanothus, lupine, and monkey flower. A majority of the plants were grown from seed at the Hallberg nursery. All proceeds from the sale benefit the gardens and our local pollinators. Book an appointment.
Ceramics Studio Orientation Class
Saturday, Oct. 15, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High St., Sebastopol. $50 + $35 clay fee.
Did you know that Sebastopol Center for the Arts has a community clay studio? This beginners class will show students how to be successful at the studio and how to use the studio resources. Sign up here.
Classics (you missed) Book Club
Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1-2 pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol.
Come to the Sebastopol Regional Library for a monthly meeting to read and discuss underrepresented classics and to explore the depth and diversity of classic literature. This month, read and discuss "If not, Winter" by Sappho, translated by Anne Carson.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 am at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High St., Sebastopol. FREE.
The 15th annual Zen Fest in Sebastopol, benefiting the Stone Creek Zen Center, is happening this week. Items for sale will include meditation and altar supplies, books, arts and crafts, homemade jams and baked goods, plants and plant starts, and new and select rummage from Buddha’s Attic. A silent auction will offer affordable and unusual art, ceramics, antiques and donated services. Food from the local Japanese food truck Sushi Shoubu will be available for purchase.
Annual Free Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station
Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Sebastopol Fire Station, 7425 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
Don’t miss the annual Pancake Breakfast at the Sebastopol Fire Station this Sunday. See your friends and neighbors, and bring the kids, who always enjoy getting a chance to sit in the fire engine.
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