Ladies of Broadway (Sonoma) @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Ruth Finley Person Theater
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

Transcendence Theatre Company presents premiere of “The Ladies of Broadway”
Notable female Broadway professionals star in new musical revue
Presented in March, 2018 at the Marin Center and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

SONOMA, CA – Transcendence Theatre Company, creators and producers of the award-winning “Broadway Under the Stars,” celebrates the talents and tenacity of female Broadway professionals with its premiere of “The Ladies of Broadway,” presented in March 2018 with performances in San Rafael and Santa Rosa, Calif.

Transcendence’s “The Ladies of Broadway” features seven noted and accomplished female artists performing favorite Broadway show tunes with career tales and triumphs of their Broadway experiences in a dynamic, engaging and entertaining performance of music and empowerment. The show will also include musical salutes to Broadway trailblazers including Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and Audra McDonald. Be inspired by the impact of women on the Great White Way in this brand new musical revue for all ages.

Broadway professionals scheduled to appear in Transcendence Theatre Company’s “The Ladies of Broadway” include Meggie Cansler (Finian’s Rainbow, The Apple Tree, Wicked); Lindsay Chambers (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Lysistrata Jones); Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked, National Tour of Mamma Mia); Amy Hillner Larsen (National Tour of Hairspray, National Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert); Sydney Morton (Motown the Musical, Memphis, Evita, American Psycho); Kristin Piro (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, An American In Paris, Rocky, Catch Me If You Can); and Laurie Wells (Mamma Mia, National Tour of An American In Paris).

“The Ladies of Broadway” is directed by Eric Jackson (Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie). The creative team also includes Associate Director, Leslie McDonel (American Idiot); and Music Director, Susan Draus (Good Vibrations, National Tour of Beautiful, The Carole King Musical).

San Rafael performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday – March 17 and 2 p.m. Sunday – March 18, 2018 at the Marin Center’s Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. Purchase tickets online at  or call 415-473-6800.

Santa Rosa performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday – March 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday – March 25, 2018. Purchase tickets online at  or call 707-546-3600. Tickets can also be purchased at the Box Office at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, open daily 12 to 6 p.m. at 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

General tickets prices are $29 to $89. VIP tickets, which include pre-show festivities, premium California wines and artisan hors d’oeuvres, are $129 to $139.

For more information about Transcendence Theatre Company visit


Production sponsors for “The Ladies of Broadway” include The Press Democrat and Daryl Reese, Attorney at Law

More About Transcendence Theatre Company:

Based in Sonoma County, California, Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning, nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience from Broadway, film and television. The company’s headliners have included Sutton Foster and Megan Hilty. Featured performers have appeared in Broadway productions including “The Book of Mormon,” “Mamma Mia,” “Les Misérables,” “Chicago,” “La Cage Aux Follies,” “Gypsy,” “Hairspray,” “Follies,” “42nd Street,” “White Christmas,” “Mary Poppins” and “Wicked.” Transcendence Theatre Company specializes in producing high caliber Broadway concerts in distinctive Sonoma County locations – from its primary home within the majestic open-air ruins of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park to other remarkable and stunning settings throughout wine country and the community. Since its inception in 2011, Transcendence Theatre Company productions have been experienced by 121,000 patrons and raised over $351,000 for Jack London State Historic Park.

Farm to sTable Dinner @ Beaumont Farms
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Farm to sTable Dinner: May 12, 5:00-11:00 pm

Held at the beautiful Beaumont Farms, and hosted by the White Barn Project, the Giant Steps Farm to sTable Dinner highlights locally-sourced food and libations from the Sonoma Valley. We have once again partnered with Stellar Catering, a collaboration between renowned chefs Bruce Reizenman of Park Avenue Catering, and Ari Weiswasser, the Executive Chef at Glen Ellen Star. The evening features fabulous silent and live auctions, a mechanical bull, petting zoo, and much more. Beer is provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and libations by Sonoma Coast Spirits, with an opportunity to taste their grappa selection post-dinner, paired with Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates.

The Farm to sTable Dinner includes a variety of cash and product sponsorship opportunities with associated benefits such as event tickets, signage and other branding opportunities, social media exposure, and more. Likewise, the auction allows businesses to reach targeted audiences that match their desired demographic. We’re expecting approximately 150 guests from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and San Francisco counties.
For additional information on how to participate, please contact Katherine Theus at 707-769-8900 or For more information about sponsorships, visit Thank you for your consideration.

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center was founded in 1998, and is based on the belief that caring for and riding horses can be a powerful and life-changing tool for healing. Specifically, it is our mission to enrich the lives of children and adults by empowering their physical, emotional, and cognitive development through equine-assisted therapies and activities. Our clients have represented over 60 disabilities, with the most common being Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, stroke, spinal and head injuries, and mental and emotional challenges. We also serve military members living with post-traumatic stress disorder and other visible or invisible injuries resulting from their service. Our clients range in age from four to 89, come from eight Bay Area counties, and represent all socioeconomic groups.
Our programs include traditional mounted lessons as well as targeted programs for partners such as the USO, Veterans Administrations, Project Avary (for children of incarcerated parents) and others.

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!

Pond Farm Docent Training – FREE Docent Training @ Armstrong Redwood Volunteer Center/ Stewards Office
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pond Farm Docent Training – FREE Docent Training

May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FREE Training for Docents

Meets: Armstrong Redwood Volunteer Center/ Stewards Office, carpool to Pond Farm after introduction

Instructor: Michele Luna, Stewards Executive Director and training docents

What: Learn about the inspiring history of Pond Farm Pottery and the life and work of Marguerite Wildenhain, first woman master potter of the Bauhaus in Germany. Docents will be trained to give tours at Pond Farm.