Free holiday meals are available this week. In Sonoma County, the Redwood Gospel Mission hosts its annual all-day Christmas feast at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds on Friday, Dec. 23, with a hot turkey dinner, a free haircut, a warm coat and a medical evaluation. 707.578.1830.
The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise hosts its free dinner with toys and warm clothing on Sunday, Dec. 25, from 1pm to 4pm at the Sebastopol Community Church. 1000 Memorial Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.634.4929.
A free Christmas meal is offered by the Santa Rosa Seventh Day Adventist Church on Monday, Dec. 26, noon to 4pm. All Santa Rosa residents are welcome to attend. 840 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.578.8883.
In San Rafael, the St. Vincent de Paul dining room serves a free Christmas meal from 11am to 1pm. 820 B St., San Rafael. 415.454.3303.
In Napa County, the Table will serve a Christmas dinner on Dec. 25, noon–2pm. All are welcome to attend this free meal program by over two dozen local community and faith-based groups. 1333 Third St., Napa. 707.224.8693.
“The State of the Country” is the hot topic of discussion when Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and left-leaning political pundit Bill Press (Crossfire, The Spin Room) get together to discuss gridlock in Washington, the Republican primaries and the looming election next November. Time will be allotted for audience questions (and venting). The event promises a no-host bar and desserts afterward. The conversation rolls on Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Dance Palace. 503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 7pm. $15. 415.663.1075.—Leilani Clark