Vineyard Hike & Cooking Class @ Notre Vue Estate Winery
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 24, 2019: 10am – 2pm

Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a moderate 3-mile 1-hour hike followed by a cooking class by Relish Culinary and wine tasting! Adventures with lunch and of course wine! We suggest you wear hiking boots and casual layered clothes.

Link to tickets:

$145 General Admission (10% discount for Notre Vue club members = $130.50)

Hike with Mike @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hike with Mike
Apr 5, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Over years of dedicated service, Armstrong Redwoods Docents have developed an effective curriculum to teach park visitors about redwood ecology. In this workshop, Mike Roa will share with you how to use this curriculum to lead Armstrong group tours of all ages.
Note: This workshop is designed for Armstrong Docents and participants who have taken a Redwood Ed workshop. Others are welcome too.

Instructor: Mike Roa is a retired teacher (4th grade – post grad). He is the author of Redwood Ed, A Guide to the Side of the Sea, and The Conifer Connection (all published by CA State Parks) as well as other environmental education resources. In his “retirement,” Mike serves as a docent for Stewards, organizes the North Bay Science Challenge, helps organize the North Bay Science Discovery Day, and produces the Grapevine, a science and environmental ed. e-newsletter.
Meets: Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Stewards members receive a 20% discount on registration fees. Not a member? Join today!
Adults $20

2019 General Sonoma Coast Volunteer Orientation – FREE Training @ Bodega Bay Fire Protection District
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

2019 General Sonoma Coast Volunteer Orientation – FREE Training

Apr 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This orientation covers all of our Sonoma Coast programs, including Whale Watch, Pinniped Monitoring, Seal Watch, Seabird Monitoring, Tidepool, and Steward Ship. Topics will include ocean safety, marine mammal/seabird identification, reporting wildlife disturbances, how monitoring data is being used, dog policy and dealing with the public in a non-confrontational manner, and information about our affiliates at the Marine Mammal Center, California Coastal National Monument, and Seabird Protection Network.

Instructor(s): Sonoma Coast State Park Lifeguard, Jeffrey Smith (Stewards Volunteer), Dr. Sarah Allen, Ph.D. (National Park Service), Ryan Berger (WhaleAlert, Marine Mammal Center), Phil Warren (Marine Mammal Center), Bill Standley (Bureau of Land Management, CA Coastal National Monument), Paul Hobi (Seabird Protection Network & NOAA Marine Sanctuaries) & Hollis Bewley (Seabird & Tidepool Program Coordinator)

Meets: Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, 510 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Stewards members receive a 20% discount on registration fees. Not a member? Join today!

73rd Annual Apple Blossom Festival & Parade @ Ives Park
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day


Theme: It Takes a Village to Blossom
Celebrating the Rich Diversity of our Community!

Saturday April 13, 2019
Festival & Parade
(Parade starts at 10 am
on Main St.)

Sunday April 14, 2019
Festival and Blues Music Explosion

2019 Festival Features Live Blues Performers and awesome music from nearby & around the country.
Click for the full line up.

2019 Earth Day Registration @ Jenner by the Sea, Ca
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Earth Day volunteers, Jillian Pfund and Eric Bosworth, both of Vacaville, clean up debris at North Jenner Beach at the Sonoma Coast State Park, as a part of the annual California State Park’s Earth Day 2016 celebration on April 16th, 2016, in Jenner, Calif. Photo by Darryl Bush, courtesy of California State Parks Foundation.

2019 Earth Day Registration

April 20th, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods for our annual Earth Day Clean Up of Goat Rock Beach and the Lower Russian River at Jenner. Come join the Steward Ship, our partners and our communities to clean up the river and beach, by sand and kayak. 10 am to 1 pm, looking for lunch and snack donations (please plan to bring lunch, snacks, water and wear appropriate attire and protection for the day’s weather).

We will provide buckets, trash bags, gloves and grabbers as well as a dumpster from Recology for proper disposal of collected materials.

We look forward to seeing you at this annual event of community action!

Battle of the Brews @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Battle of the Brews event, to be held Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, will celebrate all things craft beer at the biggest beer event Sonoma County’s ever seen! Brought to you by the group that has hosted Battle of the Brews since 1996, the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50.

With the event expecting record crowds, be sure to get your tickets today!

Butter & Egg Days 2019 @ Downtown Petaluma
Apr 27 all-day

Butter & Egg Days on April 27, 2019

Parade Theme: “It’s always punny in Petaluma”

Celebrating all that is udderly egg-septional in Sonoma Cownty and Clo’s 50th Herd-day.

The theme was chosen to bring attention to the myriad of businesses and organizations including agricultural producers, manufacturers, breweries, distilleries and wineries, food producers, and
non-profits who share their creativity, passion and entrepreneurial spirit with us. Although the industries are diverse, a common thread unites them – the joy that comes from being a vibrant contributor to the community.

This sense of optimism and enthusiasm is often expressed in fun and slightly irreverent ways. There is no better example of this than Clo the Cow, the iconic and always grinning mascot for Clover Sonoma. After making her debut on a billboard 50 years ago, Clo’s creative puns still remind us that there is much to smile about when you live in such a beautiful and bountiful part of the world.

This year’s parade theme invites participants to emMOOlate Clo’s punny comMOOnication and have some fun with their parade floats and banners. Celebrating the Petaluma comMOOnity or Sonoma COWnty are just a couple of the idea starters.

“Petaluma is known for its creativity. This year’s theme gives our amazing businesses and organizations the opportunity to follow Clo’s lead and show off their originality by creating puns for their entries in the parade. Whether they choose to pay homage to Clo or celebrate their own organization, the more puns the better!” says Marie McCusker, executive director of the PDA.

The Butter & Egg Day festivities kick off on April 20th with the Opening Ceremonies at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum (20 Fourth St.), from noon to 1 p.m. Mayor Barrett will read a proclamation honoring the Grand Marshal and Good Egg.

One week later on Saturday, April 27th the parade steps off at noon and will march through the historic downtown, surrounded by a festival of fun and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clover Sonoma will return to lead the Clover Kids’ Parade, which precedes the main parade at 11:30am with a procession of preschoolers and primary grade youngsters and their families.

Laura Morgan’s Sonoma Coast Wildflower Walk @ Shell Beach Parking Lot
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Laura Morgan’s Sonoma Coast Wildflower Walk

Apr 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A great opportunity to join naturalist Laura Morgan for a Wildflower Hike on Sonoma Coast. Park in the lot just south of Shell Beach, off Carlevaro Way, at 10 AM. The hike will go up to 3 miles north, to Blind Beach. Participants can hike as far as they feel comfortable. Families with kids are welcome (no charge for kids under 13). Hikers would need to bring fluids and bag lunches. Significant rain would cancel.

Instructor(s): Dr. Laura Morgan (naturalist & author of Three Jewels: A Field Guide to Three West Sonoma County Trail Systems)

Meets: Shell Beach parking lot, Hwy 1/Shell Beach Rd, Jenner, CA 95450

Adults: $20

Stewards members receive a 20% discount on registration fees. Not a member? Join today!

Petaluma Spring Antique Fair @ Historic Downtown Petaluma
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

“The Bay Area’s Premier Antique Center”, Historic Downtown Petaluma will transform into an antique marketplace. Amid the beautiful historic buildings, one of a kind stores, an incredible array of restaurants and cafes, guests can find an incomparable selection of affordable antiques from over 200 dealers. The show has a nice variety of estate jewelry, linens, furniture, art, kitchenware, vintage décor, books and all kinds of unusual collectables to suit everyone’s budget.

Spring Flower Workshop @ Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyard
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Spring Flower Workshop
?May 5, 2019: 11am – 2pm

Just in time for Mother’s Day, learn the secrets to creating your own professional-looking floral arrangement with Pam Bell and Dragonfly Floral. Take inspiration from the interwoven hills and vines of wine country from our Lakeside Pavilions, where Pam will lead guests in the basics of floral arranging. Then put your own creativity to work while learning about the recent releases of our Notre Vue Estate Wines and wonderful small bites. Leave with your own created arrangement to enjoy at home or present to your favorite Mom!  Limit 14 guests.

Link to tickets:

$95 General Admission