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!

125th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival @ Downtown Santa Rosa, Ca
May 18 @ 9:00 am

Though the famed horticulturist Luther Burbank took part in the event as early as 1914, the annual tradition began in 1894 with the first Rose Carnival.  It continued until 1926 when it was canceled due to Burbank’s death, shortly before the festival.  A longer hiatus was observed during the World Wars.

The Junior Chamber of Commerce ‘Jaycees’ revived the event in 1950, renaming it in honor of Burbank. It has been held every year since and always with a parade. Many elements have changed over the years. The original affairs offered the grandeur of coronation balls and the pageantry of royal courts; later versions offered regattas, bicycle and running races, fireworks and tennis. The parade, though, has always been the central activity.?

Since its rebirth in 1950 the parade has become an annual event on the third Saturday in May, drawing a strong showing of local school marching bands, floats built by community and service organizations, equestrian teams, and units honoring local veterans.?

Festival activities, particularly fun and games for children, became a larger part of the day with the 100th anniversary event in 1994. The Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival became a formal tax-exempt corporation in 1994 after the last of its parent organizations disbanded. Community members, determined to keep the annual tradition alive, formed a 12-member board of directors. The volunteer group works year-round to produce the event, which meets an annual budget of $100,000 through sponsorships, grants, and parade and vendor fees.

Journey Revisited in Concert with The HOTS @ Citrus Fair Fairgrounds
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

Local band, The HOTS go on stage at 6:00 pm. THIS IS NOT YOUR MAMA’S COVER BAND. Think Beatles, followed by Britney Spears, followed by Metallica. Sounds crazy, but it works. The HOTS have gained a following by taking songs their audiences know and love, and making them come alive in a whole new way. No backing tracks here, and no two shows are ever the same. They call it old school rock with new wheels.

The band has had an amazing 2019 already, playing Guy Fieri’s birthday party in January, where they were joined onstage by both Sammy Hagar and Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. Guy Fieri was so taken with the band that he insisted they come down to Disneyland to follow his performance at California Adventure’s Food and Wine Festival in March.

Journey Revisited will go live at approximately 7:30 pm. Since 2011, Journey Revisited has been dedicated to replicating the sound of classic Journey through their spectacular live performances. These exceptional musicians cover all of the fan favorites from Don’t Stop Believin’ and Wheel in the Sky to Any Way You Want It, Lights and many more — and they do it without pre-recorded backing tracks or digital vocal enhancements. Journey Revisited delivers the organic live sound of the album oriented rock era, just the way you remember it.

Two lead vocalists, Frank House and Kevin Jachetta bring the classic Steve Perry- Gregg Rolie sound with their authentic re-creation of Journey’s distinctive vocals. The band has toured throughout the west coast, playing fairs, casinos, festivals, and private parties.

Holiday Craft Fair @ Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Support over 50 local artisans selling handmade items to delight all ages. There’s something for everyone on your holiday gift list. You’ll find knitted hats and scarves, tree ornaments, jewelry, aprons and much more. All items are made with LOVE.

Cloverdale Citrus Fair (Warner Hall) & Veterans Memorial Hall in Cloverdale

Sponsored by Cloverdale Citrus Fair & Theta Zeta Sorority

Parking and admission are FREE. Food and beverages available.

For more information on the event or to be a vendor in Warner Hall, visit or call 707-894-3992. To be a vendor at the Veteran’s Hall, call Neva Goodman at 707-894-5617.