Calendar 11/22

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Calendar November 22-29, 1995

[ Art | Clubs & Cafes | Events | Field Trips | Film Lectures | Meetings | Music | Readings | Theater | Workshops ]

Art

Aesthetic Approach, mini-theater, Great Petaluma Mill, 6 Petaluma Blvd South. 765-9633. Through Dec 16, mixed-media by Dolly Cahill Johnson. Hours: Daily, 10 to 6.

Alinder Gallery, 39165 Hwy 1, Gualala. 884-4884. Nov 24 through Feb 11 group show “But it Doesn’t Match the Couch: Exceptional Photographs for Your Walls.” Reception: Nov 24, 4 to 7. Hours: Thursday-Monday, 11 to 5:30, and by appointment.

American School of Japanese Arts, 602 Wilson St, Santa Rosa. 523-1950. Ending Dec 3, “In the Circle,” mixed-media by Mario Uribe. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 2 to 6; Thursday, ’til 8.

Art for Living, 216 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma. 766-1553. Through December, “Small Treasures,” group show in multimedia. Also, recent work by Camille Przewodek. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 to 5; Sunday, noon to 5.

Arts Guild of Sonoma, 140 East Napa St, Sonoma. 996-3115. Ending Nov 28, Annual Small Works Show. Nov 30 through Dec 31, “Holiday Show,” mixed-media group exhibit of ornaments, cards, and other holiday items. Reception: Dec 2, 5 to 7. Hours: Weekdays and Sunday, 11 to 5; Saturday, 10 to 5.

Artwalk After-hours tour of Sebastopol galleries features chance to meet artists, music, and food. Galleries include Quicksilver Mine Co., Millenium Arts, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, West County Museum, and others. Dec 7, from 5 to 8. Free. For maps and details, call 829-2416.

Atelier de Chant, 2 E St, between Sonoma Avenue and Second Street, Santa Rosa. 525-8810. Ongoing, works of Gail Packer, El Meyer, J. D. Mayhew, and Edmund Dechant. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 to 5.

California Museum of Art, LBC, East Mall, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 527-0297. Through Dec 23, “California Small Works.” Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 to 4.

Christopher Queen Galleries, Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 865-1318. Ending Nov 30, one-man show of paintings by Jack Ealy. Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 11 to 5.

Coop Fine Art/Craft Gallery, 14775 Third St Alley, Occidental. 874-1937. Through Dec 31, second anniversary show. Hours: Friday-Monday, noon to 5.

Dolphin Gallery, next to post office in Gualala, Hwy 1. 884-3896. Through Jan 8, “Holiday Boutique,” local gift items. Hours: Weekdays, 10 to 3; closed Tuesday.

18 Western, 18 Western Ave, Petaluma. 763-4586. Ongoing, artifact paintings by Charles V. Parker, plus antique art of American Indians. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 to 5.

El Sueno, 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega. 876-3056. Through December, group show featuring steels by Gerry Anderson and Homer Johnson, enamels by Alana Clearlake, mixed-media by Dian Becker, and mixed-metals by Cathy Richardson. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11 to 5.

Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Ave, Santa Rosa. 543-3737. Through Jan 5, group show from members of Curtis Etching Press and Life Drawing Studio, photgraphy by Frank Kasino, and holiday greeting cards by artists both professional and amateur. Reception: Dec 8, 5 to 7. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 to 7.

Franki Waters Gallery, 1588 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay. 875-3388. Ongoing, “Monet Four,” etchings by Gail Packer. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 to 5; Sunday, 10 to 4.

Freestone House Gallery, 306 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone. 823-3710. Ongoing exhibit of garden art and landscapes by local artists. Hours: Thursday-Monday, 9 to 5.

Gallery Gae Shulman, 115 East Napa St, Sonoma. 939-9600. Through Dec 31, “Adornments: Personal and Otherwise,” multimedia group show focusing on home and life art-accessories. Hours: Sunday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 to 6; Saturday, 11 to 8; Monday, 1 to 6.

Greta Peck Gallery, 531 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 578-9202. Ongoing, new works by Jean Mooney, Ali Golkar, and Louisa King Fraser. Reception for Golkar: Dec 1, 6 to 9. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 to 6.

Gualala Arts Center, 38001 Old Stage Road, Gualala. 884-1138 or 884-1136. Center accepting works no larger than 12 inches for upcoming “Small is Beautiful” show. Drop work off Nov 28, from 3 to 6. $1 entry per item; five item limit. Hours: Weekdays, 10 to 3.

Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 431-3325. Through Feb 4, “Antique and Collectible Toys: 1880-1939.” Open house for children: Dec 3, 12:30 to 3:30. Free. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 to 4.

Henley’s Gallery, 1000 Annapolis Road, Sea Ranch. 785-2951. Through Dec 31, “Christmas at Henley’s,” group show of fine arts and crafts. Hours: Daily, 11 to 5.

Jesse Peter Museum, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 527-4479. Ongoing, “America’s Heritage: Indian Art from Many Nations.” Hours: Weekdays, noon to 4.

Karl Walburg Gallery, 129 Fourth St, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. 546-4760. Ongoing, pastels by Maya Speilman, oils by Timothy Dixon, and photography by Bob Nixon. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 to 6; Sunday, 10 to 2; Monday by appointment.

King-Heller Gallery, Salmon Creek Road at Bodega Hwy, Bodega Bay. 876-3305. Through Dec 9, sculpture and drawings by David Hamilton and Joy Fibben. Hours: Saturday, 10 to 7; Sunday, 10 to 4.

Lee Youngman Galleries, 1316 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 942-0585. Ongoing, American traditional paintings by Maurice Harvey, Paul Youngman, Ralph Love, and others. Also, bronze and wood sculpture by Bob Boomer, Bill Girard, and Mehl Lawson. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 to 5.

Local Color Artist Gallery, 1588 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay. 875-2744. Ongoing, work by artists’ collective in all media. Hours: Daily, 10 to 5.

Margaret Douglas Gallery, 124 West Napa St, Sonoma. 935-6254. Through Dec 30, contemporary glass by Dale Chihuly. Hours: Monday and Wednesday-Sunday, 11 to 5.

Milagros, 414 First St East, Suite D, Sonoma. 939-0834. Ongoing, Oaxacan wood carvings, masks, paintings, clay pottery, and other indigenous Mexican folk art. Hours: Daily, 11 to 6; closed Tuesday.

Millennium Arts, on Sebastopol Plaza. 829-5541. Through Dec 24, “Fast Food, Fast Cars, Fast Dogs,” oils by Mylette Welch. Reception: Dec 7, 5:30 to 8. Hours: Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30 to 5:30; Sunday, 11 to 4.

North Eagle Gallery, 6191 Sonoma Hwy, Santa Rosa. 538-2554. Dec 1 through Jan 1, group show by Creative Connection artists. Ongoing, bonsai plant collection, and ceramics by Caryn Fried and Wayne Reynolds. Hours: Daily, 10 to 5:30.

Osborn Gallery, 31 East Napa St, Sonoma. 935-3442. Ongoing, group show featuring paintings by Hal Larson, Richard Evans, and Judith Stewart. Hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 10 to 5:30.

Pacific LifeCare, 438 First St, #430, Santa Rosa. 579-ARTS. Through Dec 8, “A Burst of Local Color,” pastels, watercolors, and acrylics by Marsha Connell, Don Van Amerongen, and David Kingwill. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 to 12 and 1 to 5.

Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. 528-9463. Through Dec 31, “Lavender Blue,” pastels by Mary Silverwood. Hours: Daily, 11 to 6.

Passage Art Gallery, 414 First St East, Sonoma. 939-1190. Nov 24 through Dec 25, group exhibit and holiday show featuring silk painting by Jean Monroe and Dana Draper, silver ornaments by Laurie Marson, porcelain work by Lynn Swan, and Chinese brushwork by Andrea Allen. Hours: Friday-Monday, 11 to 6.

Petaluma Historical Museum and Library, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398. Ending Nov 27, “Far Eastern Roots,” exhibit of Asian culture on Sonoma soil. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 to 4; Sunday, 1 to 4.

Press House Gallery, At Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma. 935-1729. Through Nov 26, watercolor/photograph collages by Barbara Nichols. Dec 1 through Jan 14, watercolors by Sheila Golden. Reception for Golden: Dec 3, 1 to 4. Artists work in-residence Wednesday-Sunday. Hours: Daily, 10:30 to 4:30.

Querica Gallery, 25193 Hwy 116, Suite C, Duncans Mills. 865-0243. Ending Nov 30, “Water, Fields, and Skies,” oils by Joseph Bellacera. Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 to 5.

Quicksilver Mine Company, 154 North Main St, Sebastopol. 829-2416. Through Jan 7, “A Sense of Place,” Polaroid transfers by Kathleen Carr, assemblage by Kay Nelson, and paper art by Sharon Robinson. Reception: Dec 1, 5:30 to 7:30. Hours: Daily, 10 to 5:30.

Redwing Blackbird Gallery, 5531 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa. 528-0779. Ongoing, electronic and wood sculptures by Charles Churchill. Hours: Daily, 9 to 6.

Ren Brown Collection Gallery, 1781 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. 875-2922. Ending Nov 27, “Retrospective,” exhibit of paintings, etchings, and silkscreen prints by Mayumi Oda. Hours: Thursday-Monday, 10 to 5, and by appointment.

Santa Rosa City Hall, City Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave. 579-ARTS. Through Jan 5, works of artists exhibiting at new and ongoing Artisans Fairs. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 5.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 500 North Main St. 829-4797. Through Dec 18, “Of This Earth,” works by Darlene Boy, Tomas H’kanson, J. C. Henderson, and others. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1 to 4.

Silver Mine Trading Company, 122 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 765-1176. Silversmith work by Bufford Dawahoya, Ray Tracey, and Lynol Yellowhorse, plus Hopi and Acoma pottery. Ongoing. Hours: Daily, 9 to 8.

SoFo Gallery, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. 579-ARTS. Dec 1 through Dec 25, “Interiors,” mixed-media group show featuring Marylou Downing, Noriko Hasegawa, Sally Baker, and others focusing on art, furniture, and paintings for the home. Reception: Dec 1, from 5 to 7. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 to 4.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 579-1500. Through Jan 1, “The Giant Who Swallowed the Moon: Indonesian Children’s Art from Java and Bali.” Adjunct Saturday afternoon events accompany exhibits through Dec 16 at 1. $2, adults. $1, students/seniors; 12 and under, free. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 to 4.

Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa. 579-ARTS. Through Dec 15, “Autumn and Winter Landscapes of Sonoma County,” works by Robert Easley, Sheila Golden, Bernice Iriks, and others. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 to 5.

Soundscape, 314 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 578-4434. Ending Nov 25, “Abstract Reflections,” sculpture and paintings by Hanya Popova Parker and Suzanne LeBaron. Dec 1 through Jan 27, “Science and Fantasy” group exhibit featuring work of Randall Jahn, Hoitis, and Tim Cantor. Reception: Dec 1, 7 to 10. Hours: Weekdays, 11 to 7; Saturday, 12 to 5.

SRJC Gallery Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave. 527-4298. Through Dec 10, “Mysterium,” group show examining search for luminous and transcendent in art, featuring work by Gay Shelton, Katherine Sherwood, Jeff Adams, Larry Thomas, and others. Hours: Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, noon to 4.

Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 5434-3282. Through Dec 8, hats by Amy Smith and drawings by Stefan Boales. Hours: Weekdays, 10 to 5.

Studio Discovery Tour Artists open their studios to public to eliminate middle man in sales and educate community about art. Nov 24-25, 10 to 4, in Gualala. Free. For maps and details, call 884-1138.

Tribal Beginnings American Indian Art Gallery, 6914 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 829-2174. Ongoing, antique Navajo textiles and antique baskets, jewelry, and pottery. “First Tuesday” discussion series on first Tuesday of each month. Free. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 to 5:30.

University Art Gallery, SSU, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 664-2295. Through Dec 17, two contemporary photography shows, “Street Engagements: Social Landscape Photography of the Sixties” and “The Urban Landscape: Recent Photographs.” Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 to 4; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4.

Village Art Supply, 525 Hahman Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. 575-4501. Through Dec 9, oils by Mark Jacobson. Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 to 6; Thursday, 9:30 to 8; Sunday, 10 to 4.

Vision and Magick Fine Arts Gallery, 21 Fourth St, Petaluma. 1-800-41-VISION. Ending Dec 3, “Trance’N’dance: Shamanic Visions,” multimedia group show. Adjunct activities include exhibiting artist presentations on Sundays from 2 to 4. Free. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 to 6; Sunday-Monday, 11 to 5.

West County Museum, 261 South Main St, Sebastopol. 829-6711. Through February, “Eclectic Collections,” selections from some 30 Sonoma County residents’ personal collections. Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1 to 4.

William Lester Gallery, 11101 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 415-663-9365. Ongoing, watercolors by Joyce Laws, oils by Stan Painter, and pastels by Clark Mitchell, as well as work by other Northern California artists. Hours: Thursday-Monday, 10:30 to 6.

Wolfard and Company, 2408 Magowan Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. 542-7426. Through Jan 30, “Capturing the Challenge of Watercolor,” with work by Katherine Fell, Sally Cataldo, and Lori Paternoster. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 to 8:30; Saturday, 10 to 6; Sunday, 10 to 5.

Works, 148 East Napa St, Sonoma. 935-3132. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 to 5; Sunday, 1-5. Closed Tuesday.

Clubs, Cafes

Acapulco, 505 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 544-8400. Karaoke, Thursdays-Saturdays, at 9.

A’Roma Roasters and Coffeehouse, 95 Fifth St, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. 576-7765. Weekend jazz and acoustic music from 8 to 11. Nov 23, David Pope. Nov 24, MŽlange. Nov 25, Chris Cox trio (jazz). Nov 30, Daniel Hannaford (Spanish guitar).

Bleachers, 1801 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa. 523-4301. Open 9 to 1. Wednesdays, country DJ dancing, $3. Fridays-Saturdays, Latino DJ dancing, $5.

Blue Heron, Hwy 116 at Moscow Road, Duncans Mills. 865-9135. Closed Tuesdays. Live music on weekends in evening.

Blue Rose Cafe, 420 Center St, Healdsburg. 433-8489. Thursdays, Tribal Love Party with Earl Thomas and Mark Huls (blues). Fridays, Michael Bolivar. Nov 24, Michael Bolivar. Nov 25, Greg Hester Trio.

Brick House Cafe, 134 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma. 762-3656. Wednesdays, Trivial Pursuit contest. Thursdays, open mike with Buzzy Martin. Live music.

Calistoga Inn, 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 942-4101. Thursdays through November, Frederick Nighthawk (New OrleansÐstyle piano). Nov 29, Rick Hatfield.

Cantina, 500 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 523-3663. Wednesdays, from 5 to 8, free evening child care for patron parents with kids ages 2-10. Friday-Saturday nights at 9, Cantina becomes Arriba, with DJ Stefan Gilmore on Fridays and DJ Kenny Anderson on Saturdays.

Club Max, at Red Lion Hotel, Rohnert Park. 584-5466. Thursdays, from 8 to 12, DJ dancing with Arturo. Fridays-Saturdays, from 9 to 1:30, Unrelated (live music).

Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 829-6600. Tuesdays, D. Jaz Band. Wednesdays, open mike with Don Cobb. Thursdays, Extended Family (jazz). Nov 24, Vikki Ann (jazz). Nov 25, Melissa Pearl (folk). Nov 29, freedom night (open mike with prizes).

Cricklewood, 4618 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa. 527-7768. No cover. Fridays-Saturdays, Bob Lucas (jazz piano and vocals).

Dancing Goat Coffee Roastery and Cafe, 324 Center St, Healdsburg. 433-9081. Nov 24, Tin Man. Nov 25, Madge. Nov 30, Mark Taylor (guitar), Martin Matz (poetry).

Elite Cafe, 8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor. 837-8800. Thursdays, Steve Wolf’s Jazz Cruisers.

Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 545-8530. Thursdays and Sundays, dancing to music by DJ Fabian. Nov 24-25, After Dark.

Friar Tuck’s Pub, 570 East Cotati Ave, Cotati. 792-9847. Thursdays, modern music DJ.

Funhouse, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 545-1773. Wednesdays, Funhouse becomes Recreation with classic modern and house music. Thursdays, country music and line dancing. Fridays-Saturdays, R&B, hip-hop, techno, house, and retro music. Sundays, it’s Heaven, gay and lesbian dance club.

Heaven, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 545-1768 or 544-6653. Sundays only. Gay and lesbian dance club featuring DJ music and pool tables. No cover before 6. Dec 3, moonlight dancing.

Higher Grounds, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 525-8125. Tuesday-Wednesday nights, acoustic guitar. Open mike every night.

Inn of the Beginning, 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 77-TUNES. All ages welcome. Most shows $3. Nov 24, Eric Lindell’s Youngblood Blues Revue. Nov 25, Fatt Sack, Submerge, Prick and Spare Not. Nov 26, Mel Graves (jazz). Nov 27, Karry Walker (blues). Nov 29, Shadowsleep. Nov 30, Bananafish.

Jasper O’Farrell’s, 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 823-1389. Open mike, Tuesdays at 8. Sports and darts, Wednesdays. Nov 24, Hearts Desire. Nov 25, Blenders. Nov 26, folk and blues.

John Barleycorn’s, 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 526-3511. No cover. Thursdays are blues nights. Nov 24, Swift Kick. Nov 25, Midnight Sun (reggae). Nov 29, Gary RochŽ.

Kodiak Jack’s Honky-Tonk and Saloon, 256 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma. 765-5760. Nightly country dance lessons from 7 to 9, Tuesdays-Sundays. $3, free on Fridays and Saturdays. DJ dancing at 9 every night.

La Grande’s Restaurant, Todd and Stony Point roads, Santa Rosa. 584-8803. Fridays-Saturdays, 7 to 11, Jess Petty and Ken Chambers Duo (ballroom dance).

Lena’s, 509 Adams St, Santa Rosa. 542-5532. Saturdays, Johnny Otis, two shows, at 9 and 10:30.

Lyon’s, 190 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 528-9311. Tuesdays, from 6 to 8, Ron Thompson (jazz).

Magnolia’s, 107 Fourth St, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. 526-1006. Nov 24, Fence (various members of Bay Area bands playing alternative rock). Nov 25, Eric Lindell’s Youngblood Blues Revue. Nov 27, football; chicks in oil. Nov 30, Madge, Sir Reale.

Mama Donna’s Restaurant, 8868 Lakewood Drive, Windsor. 838-3371. Every Sunday, from 3 to 7, Steve Wolfe’s Jazz Cruisers.

Marty’s Top o’ the Hill, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 823-5987. Free country dance lessons every Wednesday, 9 to 12. Thursdays, karaoke. Nov 24-25, Rick Binkley.

Midway Cafe, 15045 River Road, Guerneville. 869-0501. Sundays, blues with Levi Lloyd and Nils Moline. Mondays, football with cheap beer and pool. Tuesdays, open mike with Hon Van Riper. Thursdays, “Absolutely Fabulous” British sitcom. Nov 24, Extended Family (jazz). Nov 29, Cash Farrar.

Molly Malone’s, 245 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 431-1856. Mondays, pool league; Wednesdays, dart league. Sundays at 8, Cisco and Reynolds. Nov 24, Heart’s Desire. Nov 25, Shed Yer Blues.

Mudd’s Cafe and Juice Bar, 1426 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 573-7180. Mondays, Russian River Writers Guild. Tuesdays, Mudd’s becomes Multimedia Cafe with presentations of different aspects of interactive digital media. Thursdays, Mudd’s Study Hall (quiet music, student discounts). Nov 24, Cropduster, Ginger. Nov 25, Audio Sand Trap.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St East, Sonoma. 935-0660. Nov 24, Aires of Erin. Nov 25, Greenhouse. Nov 26, Dockside. Nov 30, Amy Kirsh and Carlo Calabi (traditional songs and harmonies).

Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma. 765-6665. Nov 24, Scott Brothers. Nov 25, Pride & Joy, Yikes. Nov 30, Mother Hips.

Negri’s, 3700 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 823-5301. Nick Gravenites every Friday.

New George’s, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415-457-1515. Mondays, Bo Grumpus. Nov 23, Value Kings. Nov 24, Wall Street, Yikes. Nov 25, Y & T, Fence. Nov 28, comedy night with Dan St. Paul. Nov 29, Suns of Alien Technology, Clara Bellina & Flying Monkeys. Nov 30, Cosmic Picnic.

Old Vic, 731 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 571-7555. Jazz on Sundays, blues on Mondays.

Papa’s Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 769-8545. Sundays, Greek dancing and lessons, from 12:30. Nov 24, Solid Air (roots-based originals).

Petaluma Queen, 255 Weller St, Petaluma. 1-800-750-7501. Live music on cruise boat. Sundays, Jazz Etc.

Phoenix Theater, Washington and Keller streets, Petaluma. 762-3566 or 762-3565. Fridays and Saturdays, live rock, reggae, punk, and ska bands.

Piero’s, 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 523-3800. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9pm to 2. Wednesdays, comedy night. Thursdays, college night. Saturdays, club becomes “Union” with DJ Dave Matthias.

Prospect Park, 515 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 526-2662. Fridays, jazz sax with Cash Farrar.

Quincy’s Pub and Cafe, 6590 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park. 585-1079. Wednesdays, modern, techno, and alternative DJ. Thursdays, country music and dancing with Q105 DJ Bonnie Hendrin. Fridays, Top 40 dance music DJ.

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, downtown Cotati. 795-7868. Acoustic music. Sunday brunch music. Acoustic open mike every Monday starting at 7. Open-mike poetry every Tuesday at 8 with host Pierrette.

Ristorante di Mare, 2001 Hwy 1, Bodega. 875-3333. Fridays-Saturdays, Primavera Duo (classical guitar and violin).

Santa Rosa Brewing Company, 458 B St at Seventh Street, Santa Rosa. 544-HOPS. Sundays, Celtic Happy Hour from 5:30. Tuesdays, jazz sax with Cash Farrar. Nov 24, Audio Sand Trap. Nov 25, Filibuster. Nov 26, Aires of Erin. Nov 30, Derek and Aces.

Sellini’s 2250 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa. 573-6900. Sundays, noon to 3, live jazz with Bob Lucas and friends.

707 Club, 1975 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa. 542-3330. Steady weekly entertainment. Mondays, football. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, karaoke. Thursdays, free West Coast swing dance lessons from 7 to 9; dancing after. Fridays, dance music with David Wayne. Saturdays, request night.

Slice of Life, 6970 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 829-6627. Saturday-Sunday nights at 6, classical and flamenco guitar of Daniel Hannaford.

Sonoma Coast Villa, 16702 Hwy 1, between Valley Ford and Bodega Bay. 876-9818. Thursdays-Fridays, through November, songs by Roschelle Paul as accompaniment to prix fixe dinners. $30.

Station House Cafe, 11180 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 415-663-1515. Music every weekend. Saturdays, Bart Hopkin (acoustic guitar). Sundays, jazz duo Bart Hopkin and John Goodman. Nov 24, Chris Amburger Trio (jazz).

Steamer Gold, Great Petaluma Mill, Petaluma Blvd South. 778-2267. Country dance lessons Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesdays, college night. Saturdays, music of ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with DJ Seanee. Sundays, C&W dancing. Mondays, West Coast swing with lessons. Free on weekends, $3-$5 weekdays.

Stony Point Grill, 138 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. 578-1953. Karaoke on Saturdays. Sundays, Steve Wolfe’s Jazz Cruisers, 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Sweetriver Saloon, 248 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa. 526-0400. Comedy every Friday and Saturday at 10. Nov 424-25, Johnny Wayne, Rick Birchmore.

Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415-388-2820. Mondays, open mike with John Egan, 8:30. Nov 24, Tommy Castro. Nov 25, Earl Thomas and Blues Ambassadors. Nov 26, Peter Rowan. Nov 28, Lorin Rowan and Doug Harmon. Nov 29, Noelle Hampton (“alfolkative” rock). Nov 30, Box Set.

Tradewinds, 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 795-7878. Live music, no cover. Nov 23, Hearts Desire. Nov 24, Buddy King. Nov 25, Michael Barclay. Nov 30, Pulsators.

Twin Oaks Lounge, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 795-5118. No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Cisco and the Kids Band (country rock), from 9 to 1:30.

Villa, 3901 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 528-7755. Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 1, Metro (live R&B).

Dance

Force in the Crowd University Dance Ensemble presents “tapestry of individual student visions” with student choreographers and dancers performing to works of Fats Waller, Henry Mancini, Soundgarden, and Anointed. Nov 30 and Dec 1-2 at 8. SSU, Dance Studio Theatre PE 1, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. $3-$7. $3-$7. 664-2353.

Nutcracker Performances

Petaluma City Ballet: Dec. 1-3. Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1094 Petaluma Blvd. $9-$14. 765-3972.

Redwood Empire Ballet: Dec. 8-10. Friday at 8; Saturday at 2 and 8; Sunday at 3. Sugar plum parties follow matinŽe performances, $3-$5 extra. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $7.50-$15. 523-3046.

Contessi Ballet: Dec. 9-10. Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30; Sunday at 2:30. Preview performances Nov. 25 at Petaluma Factory Outlets at 1, and Dec. 2 at 1 at Oliver’s Market, 546 East Cotati Ave, Cotati. Regular shows at Evert Person Theatre, SSU, 1501 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. $10-$12; sneaks free. 795-1999.

Ballet Califia: Dec. 15-17. Friday-Saturday at 8; Sunday at 2:30. Spreckels Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $12-$16. 584-1700.

Ballet California: Dec. 16-17 at 2 and 7. Meet the cast after the show, $3 extra. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $10-$19. 546-3600.

Events

Ashes to Ash Chef John Ash celebrates release of new healthy-cooking cookbook with reception and reservations-only dinner, sponsored by Copperfield’s Books. Nov 30 at 5. John Ash & Co., 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. $5, reception; $40, dinner. 526-7687.

Calistoga Community Christmas Bazaar Get early start on holidays, buy tree from Boy Scouts, and help support community organizations. Plenty of food. Dec 2, 9 to 4. Calistoga Fairgrounds, Oak and Fairway. Free. 942-6972.

Chanukah Book Fair Storyteller Ruth Halpern is highlight of book and food fest hosted by Ner Shalom Synagogue. Dec. 3, from noon. 85 La Plaza, Cotati. $2, individuals; $6, families. 584-9341.

Christmas Crafts Fair Huge pre-holiday sale in 14th year benefits Russian River Watershed Protection Committee’s efforts. Different artisans each weekend. Nov 24-26 from 10 to 5. Santa Rosa Veterans Auditorium, 1351 Maple Ave. $1. 869-0054.

Community Awards Dinner Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts dinner to honor individuals and business that have distinguished themselves in public service. Dec. 56, 5:30 to 9. Santa Golf and Country Club, 5110 Oak Meadow Drive, Santa Rosa. $27, paid before Nov 30; $35, after. 526-7744.

Dickens Fair Downtown Cloverdale is transformed to olde England with carolers, crafts, vendors, tree-lighting, and more. Dec 2-3, from 10. Tree-lighting, Dec 1 at 5:30. Downtown Cloverdale. Free. 894-4470.

Feasts of Four Cultures Sonoma County Museum hosts meals in conjunction with exhibit of children’s art from Bali and Java. Feasts begin at 7 and include drinks, tax, and tip. Reservations suggested. Nov 29, Indian cuisine at Sizzling Tandoor. All meals $32-$35. 579-1500.

The Giant Who Swallowed the Moon Monthlong series of Saturday afternoon events to complement childrens’ art exhibit at Sonoma County Museum. All events at 1. Nov 25, Batik demonstration. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. $1-$2; children under 12, free. 579-1500.

Holiday Hints Chef Jim May shares holiday recipes and entertaining tips in Alderbrook Winery open house. Guests over 21 years of age receive special stocking. Nov 25-26, 11 to 4. 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg. Free. 433-5987.

Holiday Open House Luther Burbank Home and Gardens deck out for Victorian Christmas with gifts for sale, and auction of cutting from Burbank’s original Cedar of Lebanon tree. Dec 2-3, 10 to 4. Santa Rosa at Sonoma avenues. Free. 524-5445.

Light Up a Life Home Hospice of Petaluma offers public chance to honor loved one who have passed by buying light for hospice tree. Dec 1 at 7. Center Park, in front of Mystic Theater, 21 Petaluma Blvd. South. $10 for light. 542-5045.

Lights of Life Home Hospice hosts traditional tree-lighting ceremony for north county residents. Food, drink, and entertainment before ceremony. Nov 26 from 4; tree lighting at 7. Healdsburg Plaza. $10, buys a bulb in remembrance. 542-5045.

Meet Gumby Creator Art Clokey and his best-loved sidekick autograph toys and talk claymation. Nov 25, 1 to 3:30. Early Work Parent/Teacher Store, 122-A Kentucky St, Petaluma. Free. 765-1993.

Model Train Layout Demonstration version of Sonoma County Model Railroad Society’s layout at Showcase of Trains event. Dec. 2-3, from 10. Santa Rosa Christian School, 950 South Wright St, Santa Rosa. $3; under 12, free. 542-4759.

Open House Hanna Boys Center hosts 46th annual holiday open house with gift items, facility tours, and band concert. Dec 3, 1 to 3. 1700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Free. 996-6767.

Penn and Teller Bad boys of magic show off the cool things they’ve learned to do. Nov 25 at 8. Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $20-$25. 415-499-6400.

Santa’s Steamboat Santa comes to Petaluma on Tule Princess steamboat, to jolly up the young ones. Antique wagon procession and singing as well. Nov 25 at noon. Free. 769-0429.

Singing For AIDS Randy Rowlands’ Christmas Choir puts on holiday show to benefit Home Hospice and Face to Face. Cocktails precede. Dec 3. Cocktails at 6:30; music at 8. Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa. $15, cocktails; $10, concert. 544-6653.

Spirit of Christmas Mother of all crafts sales at fairgrounds features over 250 exhibitors as well as music of Michael Bolivar (Dec 1), Blue Moon (Dec 8), Pride & Joy (Dec 9), and others, as well as children’s shows and crafts workshops. Dec 1-3 and Dec 8-10. Fridays, noon to 9; Saturdays-Sundays, 10 to 6:30. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $1-$4; Fridays are free. 575-WELL.

Tea and Classics Classical and light classical music performed by local musicians is complemented with refreshments. Nov 26 at 3. Forestville United Methodist Church, Covey Road and Center St. For price and details, call 887-2020.

Thanksgiving Potluck Sonoma Community Center hosts holiday meal for public. All welcome. Entertainment and community sharing. Nov 23 at 3. 276 East Napa St, Sonoma. Free; donations accepted. 938-4626.

Winery Open Houses Eight Sonoma wineries open their tasting rooms to food, entertainment, and wine tasting. Participants include Kunde, Kenwood, St. Francis, and others. Nov 24-26, 10 to 4:30. $5 for souvenir glass. For maps and details, call 833-5891.

Women’s Winter Crafts Fair sponsored by Harmony Network and Women Against Rape offers early holiday shopping with objects made by female artists. Dec 3, 11 to 6. Sebastopol Veterans Bldg., 282 South High St. $2-$5, sliding scale. 823-9377.

Field Trips

Annadel State Park, Channel Drive, off Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 539-3911. Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, trails.

Austin Creek State Recreation Area, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. 16 miles of trails; Douglas fir, madrone, and oak forests; campgrounds.

Howarth Park, Summerfield Road between Montgomery Drive and Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. 524-5115. Boating, fishing, carousel, train ride, nature trails, tennis courts, animal barn, and playground.

The Inside track Join others for social walking program within confines of Santa Rosa Plaza. Daily, 6 to 10am. Free. For details, call 544-SHOP.

Jack London State Park, London Ranch Road, west of Glen Ellen. 938-5216. Author’s grave, museum, Wolf House ruins, history trail, hiking, and historic buildings.

Lake Sonoma, 3333 Skaggs Springs Road off Dry Creek Road, near Healdsburg. Water-skiing, jet-skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking, over 100 campsites, and boat rentals.

Petaluma Peds Free guided walking tours of Petaluma’s historic downtown district led by costumed docents are offered every Saturday and Sunday morning at 10:30. Meet at Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth St. Donations accepted. 778-4398.

Skateboard Park, at Youth Community Park, Fulton Road, across from Piner High School. 524-5115. Large bowls and snake run for skateboarders; picnic areas and playground. Hours: 6am to 9pm.

Spring Lake, between Howarth Park and Annadel Park, Santa Rosa. Nature walks, hiking, boating, camping, and summer swimming. On Mondays, at 5:45pm, meet other singles and enjoy brisk trek around lake. For details, call 575-0355.

SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall, Room #2001, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 527-4465. Through November 30, “Weather, Atmosphere, and Storm.” Fridays-Saturdays at 7 and 8:30, Sundays at 1:30 and 3. $3; $2, students. No children under 5, please.

TrainTown 20264 Broadway, Sonoma (Hwy 12, one mile south of plaza). 938-3912. Scenic miniature railroad runs through 10 acres of trees, animals, bridges, waterfalls, and historic replicas. Trips take 20 minutes. Fridays-Sundays, 10 to 5, through June 1. $3.50, adults; $2.50, children and seniors.

Trout Fishing Farms Hagemann Ranch Trout Farm, Hwy 1 north of Bodega Hwy intersection. Saturdays-Sundays, 9 to 5, through November. 876-3217.

Warm Springs Dam and Fish Hatchery, 3333 Skaggs Springs Road off Dry Creek Road, near Healdsburg. 433-9483. Visitors’ center with exhibits and displays. Hours: Daily, from 9 to 4.

Wild-Bird Walks Wild Bird Center offers walks first and third Saturday of each month. Meet at store and carpool to local destination. 1573 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 8am. Free. 546-9425.

Winter in the Wild Learn how plants and animals adapt to changing seasons in lecture and field study. Dec 2, 10 to 4. Point Reyes National Seashore. $30. For details, call 415-663-1200.

Film

Hoa Binh Documentary follows journey of five veterans returning from Viet Nam, and outlines work of Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project. Music, raffle, and refreshments accompany. Nov 29 at 7:30. Santa Rosa Veterans Bldg., 1351 Maple Ave. $10-$25, sliding scale. 415-868-2507.

Les Blank Retrospective Blank’s early films “Yum, Yum, Yum,” “Gap-Toothed Women,” and “Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins” showcased as well as appearance by Blank, and showing of two recent works, “Sworn to Drum” and “Maestro.” Nov 25 and Dec 2 at 7:30. Nov 25, early work; Dec 2, filmmaker appearance and recent work. Gualala Arts Center, 38001 Old Stage Road, Gualala. $5, Nov 25; $7, Dec 2. 884-1138.

Raven-MAD Midnight Movies Raven Theater extends success of “Bob Dole” films with series of offbeat, violent, and beautiful films. Saturdays at midnight. 415 Center St, Healdsburg. Nov 25, David Cronenberg’s adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ masterpiece of drug fiction, “Naked Lunch.” $5. 433-5448.

Sonoma Film Institute, Darwin Theater, SSU, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 664-2606. Nov 24-26 at 7, Nikita Mikhalkov’s Academy Award winner, “Burnt By the Sun.” $4-$2.50.

For Kids

After Hours YMCA offers safe social gathering place for teens, with emphasis on recreation, peer interaction, and self, offering Ping-Pong, swimming, basketball and volleyball, movies, pool, weight lifting, and more. Saturdays, 8 to midnight. 1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa. $3, non-members; free to members. 545-9622.

Boxing Program Basic skills and amateur competition. For ages 8 and over. $20 for one year includes insurance and registration. $35 for coaches and officals clinic. Call American Made Boxing at 579-8043, Double Punches Boxing at 546-5011, or Community Boxing Center at 584-3892.

Card Workshop Kids learn to make their own holiday greeting cards. Cards will be judged and distributed to needy seniors who could use cheering up. Dec 2 and 9. Plaza North Shopping Center, 259 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Free. 762-2234.

Christmas Magic Snoopy and his pals hit the ice again in new Christmas show visiting Paris, Aztec ruins, castles, and more. Dec 7 through Dec 30. Most shows at 3 and 7. Redwood Empire Ice Arena, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. $10-$32. 546-3385.

Discovery Center Santa Rosa Plaza Mall, B Street side. 575-1014. Hands-on fun for kids to hammer, record, build, destroy, and just generally mess around (shh . . . while they learn). Wednesdays and Saturdays-Sundays, noon to 5. $2, members; $3, non-members.

Holiday Sing-Along Children’s entertainer and songwriter Tim Cain leads evening of holiday fun for families. Dec 7 at 7. Polly Klaas Performing Arts Center, 417 Western Ave, Petaluma. $3. 765-1962.

Holiday Workshops Kids learn to make home-made gifts, decorations, ornaments, and cards. Dec 2 and 9, 10 to noon and 2 to 4. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 500 North Main St. $20, includes materials and snacks. 829-4797.

Kid Street Theatre Non-profit organization devoted to helping kids from all backgrounds and situations feel self-esteem and joy of accomplishment through drama, art, dance, and interaction offers new fall drop-in program for youths ages 5 to 18. Volunteers needed. 54 West Sixth St, Santa Rosa. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 to 5. $5 per day, per child; free for families on AFDC. 525-9223.

Kids’ Nite Out Sonoma County Family YMCA offers monthly overnight for kids ages 6-11 with swimming, games, crafts, movies, snacks. $5-$20. For details, call 545-9622.

Pippi Longstocking Broadway for Kids, a national touring company, brings its version of the little red-headed girl with the erect pigtails who lives happily outside adult rule, with animal friends and a free-flowing soda fountain. Dec 1 at 7. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $8-$10. 546-3600.

Santa’s Arrival Santa comes by steamboat to Petaluma turning basin. Nov 25 at noon. Behind Great Petaluma Mill, 6 Petaluma Blvd. Free. 769-0429.

Storytimes “Kids’ Night Out” storytelling every Wednesday night at 7 and Saturday morning at 11. Nov 25 at 11, Marsh Arnold reads from her newest book, “Heart of a Tiger.” Nov 25 at 12:30, dancers from Redwood Empire Ballet perform “Nutcracker.” Barnes & Noble, 700 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. Free. 576-7494.

Youth and Government Sonoma County Family YMCA offers program for teens in sophomore through senior years of high school to participate in youth state government. For details, call 545-9622.

Lectures

Community Education Healdsburg General Hospital offers free Wednesday night lectures from 7:15 to 9 on various health issues. Dec 6, “Men’s Health Issues.” 911 Medical Center Plaza, Suite 24, Windsor. 837-8811.

Diabetes Data Dr. Steven Edelman discusses “What’s New in Diabetes Research.” Nov 28 at 7. Sonoma County Medical Association Auditorium, 3033 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa. Free. 578-0887.

Family and Friends Series of evening lectures intended for family and friends of addicted or alcoholic individuals, but open to all. Every Thursday, 7 to 8:30. Nov 30, “The Disease Concept of Alcoholism and Addiction.” Senior Center, Room 18, 704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Donations welcome. 546-3705.

Help for Single Parents Youth and Family Outreach Center sponsors series of Saturday morning lectures for one-parent families. Dec 2, “Parenting Styles.” 5200 Country Club Drive, Rohnert Park. $20/month. For times and details, call 579-0131.

Peace and Justice Center offer Thursday night drop-in discussions, speakers, videos, and letter writing opportunities. Every Thursday, 7 to 9. Nov 30, an evening of Thanksgiving sharing with video “The Visionaries” about Colombian street children and work of Father Xavier. Free. 575-8902.

Peace Problems Therese Mughannam-Walrath speaks on “Peace in the Middle East?” at potluck lecture. Bring dish to share and own table service. Dec 8 at 6. Unitarina Universalist Fellowship of Sonoma County, 3641 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. Free. 546-1019.

Publishing Salon Writer Christina Salat offers series of lectures on various topics germane to publishing world. Fridays, 6 to 7. Dec 1, “Paid Word Lovers: Jobs in the Publishing Industry.”The Sitting Room, 170 East Cotati Ave, Suite C, Cotati. $10. 795-9028.

Roots Sonoma County Genealogical Society hosts John Palmer speaking on “Resources for Southern Genealogy.” Nov 25 at 1. SRJC, Lark Hall, 1801 Mendocino Ave. Free. 538-1775.

Skin Cancer Sonoma County Family YMCA offers free lecture by Dr. Marek Lorenc on “Skin Cancer, How to Prevent It.” Nov 30 at noon. 1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa. 545-9622.

Speak Progressively Speeches about global warming, nuclear disarmament, environmental issues, abortion laws, etc. First and third Mondays of each month at 7. Peace and Justice Center, 540 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. Free. 942-0546.

Talks for the Evolving Human Santa Rosa Therapy Network presents free Thursday Brown-Bag Lunch Break lecture series from noon to 1. Nov 30, “Truth or Happiness: Which Path to Follow?” with Bill Thompson. Santa Rosa Therapy Network, 888 Third St, Santa Rosa. Free. 544-8879.

WOMENSPEAK Series of talks by women engaged in cultural transformation takes place on Thursdays at 7:30. Nov 30, “Zen and the Art of Mothering,” with Virginia Matthews. Downtown Art Space, 172 B North Main St, Sebastopol. $5 each, or $20 for series. 824-8741.

Meetings

ACES Association for Children for Enforcement of Support works to assist parents not receiving entitled support. Meets fourth Tuesday at 7, every month at Veterans Memorial Bldg, North Room, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 524-7176.

Adoption Process Support Groups Hestia House weekly support groups. Birthmothers, Tuesdays at 5:30. Birth grandparents and triad group meet as needed. 882 Second St, Santa Rosa. Free. 527-1312.

Adult Children Anonymous Open meeting for gay, lesbian, and straight folks. Thursdays at 7:30 at 1300 St. Francis Road in Learning Center Youth Room, Santa Rosa. Fridays from 8 to 9:30 at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 544-2130.

Bodega Bay Allied Arts Meetings second Thursday of month at 7:30 for presentations and discussions of art. Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Hwy 1. 875-3449.

Breast Cancer Support Share feelings and experiences, explore treatment options, and learn how to cope, do breast self-exam, and deal with work and insurance. Facilitator Eileen Jensen, RN, MSN, family nurse practitioner. First and third Tuesdays of each month, from 6 to 8, at 6800 Palm Ave, Suite C-1, Sebastopol. Educational seminars at Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol on second Tuesday each month at 7. Free. 579-2490.

Caregivers Support Group Provides information and support to family members and staff caring for elderly. Every second and fourth Monday, 1:30 to 3:30. Russian River Senior Center, 15010 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. Free. 869-0618.

Central Sonoma County Art Association Open to painters and sculptors in all media (no crafts, please). Meetings every third Thursday at 7. Dorothy Spreckels Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $25 yearly dues. 546-6156.

CHADD Information and support group for parents of children with attention deficit disorder meets second Monday of each month from 7 to 9. Rancho Cotate High School Library, 5450 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 765-4863.

Children’s Group Teaching children to focus anger, express feelings, and solve problems is among topics to be addressed in group with adult facilitator. Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6. Family Education Center, 629 East D St, Petaluma. $45 per month. 762-8835.

Concord Coalition Local chapter of organization dedicated to “educating the public about the destructive impact of the federal budget deficits on the economy.” Free. Call 545-0745 for time and place.

Contra Dances Don’t expect to waltz with Ollie North; these aren’t Iran-Contra, just good old-fashioned country jigs. No experience or partner necessary. Third Friday of each month at 8. Monroe Hall, 1400 College Ave, Santa Rosa. $5-$6. 795-1011.

Dual Recovery Self-help anonymous group for people facing mental or emotional illness combined with chemical or alcohol addiction. Every Thursday at 2. A Step Up, 420 East Cotati Ave, Cotati. 795-4336.

Fem-to-Fem Fun Day Meetings last Sunday of every month for “fem” gay women to get together for various activities. Call for changing North Bay locations and information. Free. 824-1603.

Green Earth Community Circle Celebrating earth spirituality. Every Monday night at 7. Fred’s Gathering Place, 1215 Morgan St, Santa Rosa. Donation of $4. 585-8714.

Healing Service Congregation Beth Ami offers non-denominational service for those who need emotional or spiritual healing. Third Monday of each month at 7:30. 4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa. Free. 545-4334.

Home Hospice Support Groups Sonoma County chapter of Home Hospice announces 14 new support groups for bereaved parents, groups for kids and teens, and new Spanish-language meetings, to assist in coping with parent loss, AIDS, suicide losses, and more. Call for different times and locations. Most meetings held at Home Hospice, 1110 North Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa. Free; donations accepted. 542-5045.

Independent Arts Coalition Meetings to establish a non-profit, all-volunteer independent venue for do-it-yourself bands and artists. Every Sunday at 7. Higher Grounds Cafe, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 578-5865.

Mental Health Board Sonoma County Mental Health Board meets fourth Wednesday of each month at 6. Planning Commission Chambers, 575 Administration Drive, #107, Santa Rosa. 576-4850.

North Bay Adoptions Parent-led international adoption agency. Informational meetings on last Tuesday of every other month at 7. Church of the Roses, 2500 Patio Court, near Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Open to public. Free. 837-0277.

NOW Local chapter of National Organization for Women meets third Monday of every month from 7 to 9, at Peace and Justice Center, 540 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, for lecture, discussion, and networking. Business meetings on first Monday of every month from 7 to 9. Call 527-8562 or 523-9533.

Old World Carolers A-cappella choir meets every Thursday for practice sessions to prepare for holiday season. For information and meeting times, call 829-5443.

Prostate Cancer Support Group gives men afflicted with this serious disease a forum to discuss problems, share experiences and information. First and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30. Cancer Center, 3555 Round Barn Blvd, Santa Rosa. Free. 545-6720.

Rational Recovery International, non-profit, secular, self-help organization for people recovering from dependence on alcohol or other substances. Thursdays, from 6 to 7, in Conference Room 1 of Community Hospital, 3325 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa. 539-9627.

Redwood Empire Rose Society Meets third Thursday of month for study group at 6:30; meeting at 7:30. Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. Free. 539-9006.

Sacred Movement Group erases mental conditioning through body and voice improvisation. First and third Saturdays each month at 7:30. St. John’s United Church, 5051 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $10. 585-6828.

Salon Night Artists and art enthusiasts welcome at this non-structured forum. Last Friday of every month at 7. Sponsored by California Museum of Art at LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Free. 527-0297.

Self-Healing Support Group Group focuses on women dealing with cancer and other illnesses through self-trust and self-healing. Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7. $10-$15/session, sliding scale. For location and details, call 579-2081.

Sexual Assault Support Group Women Against Rape’s peer-led meeting for survivors. Thursday nights from 7 to 9. Free. Call 24-hour crisis line, 545-7273.

Sierra Club Population Committee Meets second Tuesday each month from 6:45 to 9. Environmental Center, 632 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 578-0595.

Singles Connection Non-profit organization hosts weekly Tuesday meetings featuring speakers, with socializing after lecture. Red Oak Room, Los Robles Lodge, 1985 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, at 7. $5 donation. 5798-4677.

Sonoma County Genealogical Society. Fourth Saturday of each month at 1. SRJC Lark Hall, Room 2009, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. Free. 538-1775.

Sonoma County Woodworkers Association Amateurs and professionals share ideas, techniques, and encouragement. First Tuesday of each month at 7. Call for changing location and information. 524-7942.

S.T.O.P. 187 The coalition of Solidarity to Overturn Prop 187 meets every other Saturday at 5. 1700 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa. 545-6381.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous meeting for male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Meetings scent-free. Every Sunday at 7:30. Sebastopol Community Church, 430 Murphy Ave. Free. 829-5771. Rohnert Park group meets first and third Sundays at 7. Rohnert Park Health Center, 1450 Medical Center Drive. Free. 795-1853.

Tall Club Redwood Empire Tall Club welcomes members who stand at or taller than 5 feet 10 if female, or 6 feet 2 if male, to weekly Friday night happy hour and monthly house parties. 545-TALL.

Tayu Meditation Center Free introductory meditation group meets second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 8pm. 898 Daniel St, Sebastopol. 829-9579.

Vegetarians of Sonoma County Monthly meeting with potluck dinner, second Sunday of every month, starting at 5:15, talk at 6. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 840 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Bring your own eating utensils and dish or contribute $5. 526-4834.

Vipassana Meditation First Sunday of each month from 10 to noon at 11214 Occidental Road in Sebastopol, 823-0818. Sundays from 10 to noon at Anderson Hall in Camp Meeker, 874-2234. Thursdays at 7 in Sebastopol, 829-6796. Tuesdays from 8 to 9am in Cotati, 792-2635. Wednesdays at 7:30 at Creekside Apartments Clubhouse, 1130 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. Thursdays from 10 to noon in Sebastopol, 823-3391.

We the People Progressive, grassroots organization concerned with Sonoma County political and social issues meets first Wednesday of each month at 7. Labor Center, 1706 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa. 433-6946.

Women of Color Fun Day Meetings on first Sunday of month, at noon, to hike, talk, see movies, eat, go thrift-store shopping, and more with other women of color. Call for changing North Bay locations and information. Free. 824-1603.

Women’s Writing Ongoing group seeks experienced writers to read and critique each others’ fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. For details, call 539-8239.

Music

Afro-Cuban Jazz Innovative Afro-Latin traditionalist John Santos and his friends perform evening of Caribbean-influenced music. Nov 30 at 8. SSU, Warren Auditorium, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. $5-$10. 664-2353.

All That Jazz Mel Graves directs SSU Jazz Ensembles in series of concerts on Nov 30 and Dec 7. Nov 30 is free concert at noon; Dec 7 at 8. SSU, Warren Auditorium, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Evening concert $3-$7. 664-2353.

Joan Armatrading Throaty-voiced singer/songwriter of extraordinary strength performs past hits as well as new songs from recent album, “What’s Inside.” Nov 27 at 8. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $25. 546-3600.

Bananafish Acoustic duo out of Seattle perform songs from their Christmas album of covers and originals in two local shows. Dec 1 at 8:30, Dancing Goat Coffee House, 324 Center St, Healdsburg. $5. 433-1103. Dec 3 at 7, Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, Tasting Room, 23555 Carneros Hwy, Sonoma. $8-$15. 996-7256, ext.239.

Michael Bolivar Jazz musician performs his “soul-filled” melodies. Nov 25 at 8. Sebastopol United Methodist Church, 500 North Main St. $10. 829-4797.

Children’s Chorus Santa Rosa Children’s Chorus and Sonoma County Bach Choir perform holiday music. Nov 26 at 4. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, corner of Old Redwood Hwy and Alden Lane, Windsor. $5-$15. 527-8813.

Robben Ford and Blue Line Blues extravaganza with journeyman Ford and his band. Must be 18 or older. Dec 6 at 8. Mystic Theater, 21 Petaluma Blvd. South. $10-$15. 765-6665.

Duckpond Doings Free weekly concerts at SSU each Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Nov 28, Pivot. SSU, Duckpond, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 664-2382.

Family Christmas British balladeer Roger Whittaker and his daught J. J. Whittaker sing international and holiday songs. Nov 25 at 8. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $27.50-$32.50. 546-3600.

Festival of Harps Two distinct harp shows on two days, featuring music of many disciplines and cultures, including African and Celtic styles. Nov 25 at 8, jazz and classical harpists Deborah Henson-Conant, Cynthia Mowrey, Cheryl Ann Fulton, RŸdiger Oppermann, and Susan Rhode Morris. Nov 26 at 2:30, Peruvian harp of Chaskinakuy Duo, as well as Georgia Kelley, Cynthia Mowrey, RŸdiger Oppermann, and storytelling by Wendolyn Bird. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $13-$16. 584-1700.

House Jacks In-your-face a cappella from this “rock band without instruments.” Dec 1 at 8. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $10. 546-3600.

Jazz Harp Deborah Henson-Conant brings her funk bass brand of harp music to west Marin. Nov 24 at 8. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Point Reyes Station. $12. 415-663-1075.

Mother Hips Harmonic hipsters known for soaring vocals and rhythmic grooves play alternative music with San Francisco’s Nuts band, Papa’s Culture. Nov 30 at 8. Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma. $8-$12. 664-2382 or 765-6665.

Redwood Empire Jazz Fest Junior and senior high school jazz bands vie for regard om 26th year of festival. Mel Martin and Bebop and Beyond perform at noon. Dec 2, from 8 to 6. SSU, Ives Hall and Evert Person Theatre, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. $6, festival; $6 additional for Martin concert. 664-2353.

Santa Rosa Symphony Jeffrey Kahane conducts baritone Hector Vasquez and violinist Jennifer Koh and local orchestra in “The Greatness of the Human Spirit,” an evening of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B Flat, and works by Dvorak, and Vaughan Williams. Pre-concert talks one hour before concerts. Dec 2-4. Saturday and Monday at 8; Sunday at 3. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $15-$27. 54-MUSIC.

Readings

Barnes & Noble, 700 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 576-7494. All events free. Nov 29 at 7:30, Susan McElroy reads from and signs “Animals As Teachers and Healers.” Nov 30 at 7:30, storyteller Dawn Floodman with stories for the soul.

Bella Vita Cafe, 8429 Gravenstein Hwy, Apple Valley Plaza, Cotati. 794-0168. Wednesdays, at 7:30, open mike with Buzzy Martin.

Brew Moon 16248 Main St, Guerneville. 869-0201. Thursdays at 7, Jus’ Us Jams (open mike and collective music making).

Coffee Bazaar Cafe, 14045 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. 869-9706. Wednesdays, open mike at 7.

Live Literature Jonah Raskin reads from his upcoming biography of Abby Hoffman and poet Elizabeth Herron reads recent works in conjunction with SSU’s School of Arts and Humanities reading series. Dec 4 at 7:30. SSU, University Art Gallery, 1501 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Free. 664-2353.

Open Mike Poetry Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. Every Tuesday evening at 8 with host Pierrette. Free. 795-7868.

Russian River Writers Guild Meets Monday at 7:30, featuring live readings from county’s most prestigious poets and writers. Nov 27, Poets of the Vineyard book party and reading. Mudd’s Cafe and Juice Bar, 1426 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 573-9180.

Theater

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley Pacific Alliance Stage Company presents holiday classic, with update by adaptor Israel Horovitz. Thursdays-Sundays, Nov 30 through Dec 10. Thursdays at 7:30; Fridays-Saturdays at 8; Sundays at 2:30. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $8-$12.

Babes in Toyland Santa Rosa Players present story of love triangle in Mother Goose Land as two men vie for the affections of Mary Mary Quite Contrary. Thursdays-Sundays, Dec 1 through Dec 23. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8; Sundays at 2. Special matinŽe Dec 23 at 2. Lincoln Arts Center, 709 Davis St, Santa Rosa. $10-$14; $2 discount Dec 14. 544-STAR.

Beauty and the Beast Surrealist version adapted from Jean Cocteau’s otherworldly depiction of classic Psyche and Eros tale, this is nothing like Disney ever dreamed of. Using masks, dance, and comedy, production is recommended for whole family. Nov 24 and 25 at 7:30; matinŽes at 2. Actors Theatre, LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $8-$12. 523-4185.

Bullshot Crummond Main Street Theatre presents melodrama parody of low-budget ’30s detective movies, starring Eric Cook. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8, through Dec 16. Special Sunday shows Nov 26, Dec 3, and Dec 10 at 7. 104 North Main St, Sebastopol. $10-$15. 823-0177.

Celebration of Peace Kid Street Theatre presents original show in evening benefit for this hard-working childrens’ organization. Dec 2 at 6:30. Reception precedes, then show. 54 West Sixth St, Santa Rosa. $25. 525-9223.

Charlotte’s Web Santa Rosa Junior College’s theater department presents the story of Wilbur, Charlotte, and Fern–the pig, spider, and little girl (respectively)–who find friendship and love through the magic of E. B. White’s writing. Nov 24-25. Friday at 8; Saturday at 2 and 8. SRJC, Burbank Auditorium, 1501 Mendocino Ave. $5-$7, students and general; $1, kids under 12; free with ASB card. 527-4342.

Fool of the World Children’s theater comes alive with the tale of the young boy whose foolishness leads him down a wise path indeed. Saturdays, Dec 2-16. Dec 2 at 11; Dec 9-16 at 11 and 1. Main Street Theare, 104 North Main St, Sebastopol. $5. 823-0177.

Grammy’s Angel One-act play of mother and daughters who can’t celebrate holidays with joy until ghost of maternal grandmother appears. Thursdays-Sundays, Dec 1-22. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30; Sundays at 3:30. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $4-$7. 584-1700.

Not Just Another Christmas Carol Lennie Dean directs this marvelous, multi-leveled exploration of Dickens’ famous tale, following a play within a play, as a theater company prepares to perform it for an imaginary audience. Wednesdays-Sundays, Nov 30 through Dec 23. Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8; Sundays at 2. LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $12 general; $10 with canned food donation except Fridays-Saturdays. 522-9361.

SCR @ Noon Sonoma County Repertory Theatre launches its lunchtime brown bag series of innovative and new one-act plays. You bring food for the body, they provide food for the mind. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 12:10-12:55. Nov 30 and Dec 7, “Going for the Gold.” Nov 29 and Dec 6, “Common Ground” and “Listing 8 1/2 Degrees but Still Afloat.” 415 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa. $3. 544-SCRT.

Season’s Greetings Alan Ayckbourn’s adult comedy concerns itself with the traumas, laughs, and upheavals of a group of friends and relatives who gather each year at the same couple’s home to celebrate holidays. Presented by Sonoma County Repertory Theatre. Thursdays-Sundays through Dec 17. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8; Sundays at 7 except one special matinŽe Nov 26 at 2. 415 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa. $12-$18. 544-SCRT.

The Snow Queen Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen tale just for Cinnabar Arts Corporation, this has become a family tradition. With original music and libretto, this is the story of a little girl who searches to find her lost friend–whisked away to the kingdom of the Snow Queen–before his heart turns to ice. Fridays-Sundays, Dec 1-17. Fridays at 7:30; Saturdays-Sundays at 2. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma. $5-$8. 763-8920.

The Time of Your Life Actors Group Playhouse presents William Saroyan’s look at existential life in America circa 1930s. Fridays-Saturdays, through Dec 2 at 8. Special performance Nov 30 at 8. 709 Davis St, Suite 210, Santa Rosa. $7-$9. 526-4339.

Workshops

Adult CPR YMCA offers 4-hour adult CPR classes on second Monday of month from 6 to 9. Receive Red Cross CPR certification upon completion. $25-$40. YMCA, 1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa. 545-YMCA.

Ballroom Dance and Lesson Learn variety of ballroom dances, from fox trot to waltz, then snuggle cheek-to-cheek at ballroom dance. First Friday every month at 8. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St. $8. 576-1136.

Board Member Training “Basic Training for Board Members” is topic of seminar presented by Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. Learn rewards and restrictions of community service. Nov 30, 5:30 to 7:30. Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, 637 First St. $25, scholarships available. 573-3399.

Breast Screening Community Hospital offers low- and no-cost breast cancer screenings. For details and appointment, call 576-4473 or 1-800-762-0622.

Changing Woman Art Classes Create art to invoke personal discovery. Nov 30 at 7, “Healing Mandalas.” $20. For location and details, call 769-3143.

Co-creating the New Relationship Ongoing drop-in seminar for singles and couples with Susan Campbell. Dec 14, (not Nov 26, as noted in last week’s issue) 7 to 9. Learning to Live Center, 1147 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. $10-$15. 571-7712.

Country Dance and Lesson Learn country swing and line dancing, then strut your stuff at dance. Third Friday every month at 8. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St. $7. 576-1136.

Diabetes Screening Free screening for seniors with bilingual medical staff, and ongoing diabetes educational classes. Sponsored by Senior Services of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. For details, call 525-5262.

Fundraising 101 Volunteer Center of Sonoma County offers workshop on how to raise money. Nov 29, 9 to 4:30. Exchange Bank Master Card Building, 533 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. Fee based on your non-profit’s agency budget. 573-3399.

HIV Testing AIDS and Cancer Research Foundation offers free confidential HIV testing, preventative education, and medical care. Volunteer positions available. For details, call 545-2437.

Home Hospice Center offers variety of classes to help with grief, sadness, and direct approaches to process of death. 1110 North Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa. Free. 542-5045.

INS Testing Classes to prepare individuals for citizen test. Thursdays at 6:30 through Christmas. Roseland School, 950 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. $25. 823-8122; en espagnol, 579-2061.

Job Search Strategies Series of workshops for job seekers at North Bay Career Resource Center, 837 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 to 4. 525-1955.

Master Gardeners Series of free Saturday workshops on various subjects. Dec 2 at 10, “A Crafter’s Garden,” with Bonny Dyck. For location and details, call 527-2621.

Medicine Buddha Practice Tibetan Buddhist meditation for self-healing utilizing powers of mantra and visualization. Every Thursday at 5. Healing Buddha Center, 10400 Cherry Ridge Road, Sebastopol. Free, donations requested. 823-8700.

Moving Towards Life Classes in music and dance to help healing process of cancer patients with Anna Halprin. Mondays, through Dec 11, at 6:30. Marin General Hospital, Conference Center, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. $60; scholarships available. 415-461-9479.

Mysteries of Opposite Sex Members of ongoing group explore questions about each other. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30. Lomi Community Clinic, 343 College Ave, Santa Rosa. $12-$30, sliding scale. 579-0465.

Printmaking and Life Drawing Printmaking and studio use at Curtis Etching Press and Life Drawing Studio. Printmaking: Mondays and Thursdays from 5 to 11; Saturdays from 9 to 4. Studio use by appointment. $8, or $6 in advance. Drop-in life drawing: Mondays from 10 to 1; Fridays from 1 to 4 (three-hour pose), Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 (20-minute poses). $6 per session. At 3200 Dutton Ave #120, Santa Rosa. 576-0628 or 546-7109.

Sacred Movement Learn improvisational movement and musical journey. Second and fourth Fridays of each month at 7:30. 5299 Hall Road, Santa Rosa. $10. 585-6828.

Sexual Abuse, Sexual Healing Dea Rose Rackley presents series of free seminars on sexual abuse. Friday nights at 7:30. Lomi Clinic, 343 College Ave, Santa Rosa. 579-0465.

Smoking Cessation Class Meets weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 to 9pm, at Public Health Rotunda, 3313 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa. Free to first-time registrants. $20 for previously registered. Sponsored by Sonoma County Public Health Dept. 528-4141.

Swimming Masters swim program at SSU Pool. All levels welcome, coach on deck for desired instruction. Mondays-Fridays, 6 to 8am and 5:15 to 7:15pm. SSU Pool, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Drop-in fee $3.50, monthly fee $40. 524-4363.

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