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What’s happening in Sebastopol this week? Oct. 3-9
City council meeting this week, plus a passel of maker markets
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6 pm on Zoom
Topics include a presentation from the Climate Action Committee and a report and actions regarding HorizonShine, the homeless RV housing village across from the Redwood Marketplace. Find the full agenda and Zoom link here.
Opening reception for and lecture on Jos Sances' "Or, The Whale" at SebARTS. $35.
Friday, Oct. 7. 5 pm -8:30 pm at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol.
Come to the opening reception for “Or, The Whale.” This 51-foot scratchboard masterpiece details the history — and cost — of American capitalism. There will be a special “Or, The Whale” cocktail at the reception, which will be followed by a fascinating lecture. Reception: 5 - 6:30 pm. Lecture by Jos Sances and Melville scholar Jeff Peterson: 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Get tickets.
Moon Market and Open House at Chimera
Friday, Oct. 7, 3:30-8 pm in the Chimera parking lot, 6791 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol
Moon Market is back on Friday evening, October 7th along with Chimera’s monthly First Friday event. That means we will have live musicians, local food booth and drinks. The Moon Market is a seasonal marketplace that provides a space for artisans & makers who sell handmade and vintage goods.
Cemetery Walk 2022 (SOLD OUT)
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, and 8:15 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Rd., Sebastopol.
Some of Sebastopol’s most colorful departed souls will, once again, rise from their graves at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn to tell their stories during this year’s Sebastopol Cemetery Walk.
Laguna Foundation Annual Native Plant Sale and open house
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 am – 1 pm at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa.
The nursery is full of beautiful plants, ready to go into gardens all over the county. There are plants for every one of the microclimates that Sonoma County enjoys, from cool moist coastal to inland hot dry. Our nursery manager has been growing plants specific to the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed. RSVP link.
Fall Birdwatching at the Laguna
Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:30 to 11:30 am at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa (just east of Sebastopol out High School Road)
Join Teresa and Miles Tuffli for a fall birding walk exploring the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail. We’ll slowly meander along the mostly flat trail as it winds through open oak savannah, grasslands, riparian woodlands, marshes, and perhaps a pond if time allows. Fall is a terrific time to visit the Laguna — we’ll be on the lookout for a variety of birds who make the area their home for the fall and winter months. All levels of birding experience are welcome! There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome. Sign up here.
The Maine Event Lobster Boil (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Tickets are $125 per person. A Rotary Sebastopol Sunrise event.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 12-4 pm, in the downtown plaza.
The Makers Market, sponsored by the Sebastopol Downtown Association, features products from local, west county makers and is held in the downtown plaza the second Saturday of every month.
Weekend Along the Farm Trails 2022
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, starting at 10:00 am. Map sent after registration. Free.
Join us for Weekend Along the Farm Trails, when Sonoma County farmers and producers open their gates and barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm! Register here.
Head West Marketplace
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 & 9, 11 am-5 pm, at the Barlow
Handmade, re-purposed and vintage goods abound at this outdoor marketplace in the Barlow.
Peek into next week: Don’t miss the Annual Free Pancake Breakfast at the Sebastopol Fire Station on October 16, from 7 to 11 am. The station is located at 7425 Bodega Avenue.
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