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Apr
19
Thu
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series: Mr. Popper’s Penguins @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm

Based on the book by Richard & Florence Atwater
Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions
Music by Luke Bateman, Lyrics by Richy Hughes

DIRECT FROM A SMASH-HIT NEW YORK AND LONDON WEST END SEASON

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out!

With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat!

Arrive early for Free Fun with Art, custom-designed arts & crafts projects for the whole family, and pizza and drinks at our concessions stand, all starting one-hour before the show!

May
6
Sun
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

Based on the book by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld
Produced by The Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Book, lyrics and music by Austin Zumbro
Directed by Nina Meehan

Bedtime is approaching and this team of construction vehicles can’t seem to get to sleep. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based on the best-selling book!

Arrive early for Free Fun with Art, custom-designed arts & crafts projects for the whole family, and pizza and drinks at our concessions stand, all starting one-hour before the show!

May
13
Sun
Mother’s Day Vineyard Brunch @ Emeritus Vineyards
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Show your mom how much you love her by treating her to the quintessential wine country experience this Mother’s Day:  a vineyard brunch at award-winning Emeritus Vineyards. We’ve enlisted the talented team at Pascaline to create a delicious three-course menu of fresh, local cuisine to perfectly complement a selection of our limited-edition Pinots. She’ll dine among the vines of our historic Hallberg Ranch, in the heart of the Russian River Valley. There’s no better way to celebrate moms!

Aug
18
Sat
The Cotati Accordion Festival @ LaPlaza Park
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Honorary Director Paul Rogers

featuring:

Netta Skog (Finland)
Gabe Hall-Rodriguez
Stas Venglevski
Joan Sommers with Stas
Cory Pesaturo
Matthias Matzke (Germany)
Those Darn Accordions
the Mad Maggies
The Great Morgani
Future Accordion Stars
Golden State Accordion Band
the GRAND FINALE!
More acts will be added as they are confirmed.

Link to Vendor Applications:
Apply now for best placement.

Link to Advertise in 2018 Souvenir Program.

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFO HERE.
SHUTTLE PICK UP FROM SMART TRAIN AS WELL.
READ ABOUT IT HERE.

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AND POSTERS
AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE WRITE TO: merchandise@cotatifest.com 
and we will get back to you with availability and pricing.

See more at www.cotatifest.com

Aug
19
Sun
The Cotati Accordion Festival @ LaPlaza Park
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Honorary Director Paul Rogers

featuring:

Netta Skog (Finland)
Gabe Hall-Rodriguez
Stas Venglevski
Joan Sommers with Stas
Cory Pesaturo
Matthias Matzke (Germany)
Those Darn Accordions
the Mad Maggies
The Great Morgani
Future Accordion Stars
Golden State Accordion Band
the GRAND FINALE!
More acts will be added as they are confirmed.

Link to Vendor Applications:
Apply now for best placement.

Link to Advertise in 2018 Souvenir Program.

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFO HERE.
SHUTTLE PICK UP FROM SMART TRAIN AS WELL.
READ ABOUT IT HERE.

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AND POSTERS
AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE WRITE TO: merchandise@cotatifest.com 
and we will get back to you with availability and pricing.

See more at www.cotatifest.com

Feb
9
Sat
Sebastopol Rotary’s Crab Feed @ Holy Ghost Hall
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

All proceeds go to the Mark Sell Teacher Grant Program, benefiting our hard-working teachers in the west county. Come enjoy the freshest crab in the county, dance to the Luv Rustlers, and do something good for your community!

Apr
6
Sat
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!

https://www.stewardscr.org/events/2019-general-sonoma-coast-volunteer-orientation-free-training

Apr
27
Sat
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.

May
5
Sun
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
https://www.notrevueestate.com/product/Spring-Flower-Workshop

Jun
19
Wed
Sonoma Marin Fair 2019
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day

The Sonoma-Marin Fair promotes and showcases agriculture, while displaying the diverse talents, interests and accomplishments of the citizens of California, especially the youth of Sonoma and Marin counties. This is achieved by providing education, entertainment and recreational opportunities for the general public, while continually striving towards enhancing the promotion and preservation of California’s agricultural heritage.

We invite you to join us in the celebration of community, creativity, and good old fashioned fun competing for a blue ribbon. Entering stuff in the Sonoma-Marin Fair is a tradition that keeps our fair feeling authentic and special. Every year we look forward to finding out who makes the best pies, quilts, paintings, and crafts of all kinds. Enter into a competition to win a coveted blue ribbon or visit one of the Sonoma-Marin Fair’s competitive galleries and witness the spirit of competition that is alive and thriving in Petaluma.

Pre-Fair Online Discount
Adults (13+) $15 | Kids (Under 12) $10 | Seniors (65+) $10

Sprint Car Racing Tickets $10 each

Pay-One-Price Tickets includes the concerts and unlimited carnival rides.

 Note: No refunds or exchanges; online service fees apply.

Special Days

Wednesday – Kids’ Day (Everyone is a kid today (until 5pm) – admission $12),
Thursday – Seniors’ Day (Seniors 65+ admission $6)
Friday – Heroes’ Day  fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company
(Law enforcement, fire department personnel, and active or reserve military with government ID $15)
Saturday – Farmers’ Day Presented by American AgCredit
Sunday – Family Day

Daily Schedule

Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gates close to entry at 10:00 pm

 

Tickets