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Mar
16
Fri
Seabird Monitoring Volunteer Training @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seabird Monitoring Volunteer Training

Fee: FREE

Classroom: Friday, March 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center/Stewards Office

Field: March 26 at Bodega Rock, March 30 at Gull Rock & March 31at Gleason Beach, times TBD

Instructor(s): Hollis Bewley (Seabird Monitoring Program Coordinator)

Description: Community science volunteers monitor nesting seabirds off the Sonoma Coast (April thru August) and document disturbances that compromise successful breeding.

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

Mar
18
Sun
Forest Bathing Walk @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing Seminar & Walk

Join us for a 2-hour seminar on Forest Bathing, taking in the atmosphere of the forest for health and wellness purposes. We will explore the science and history behind the practice, deepening our understanding of its potency. After lunch, we will embark on a 2-hour guided Forest Bathing walk through the ancient redwoods, integrating and experiencing all we learned. Come and delight in the therapeutic benefits of our beloved Redwood grove.

Instructor(s): Denell Nawrocki, MA (Certified Forest Therapy Guide)

Fee: $16 Stewards members, $20 regular

Meets: Sunday, May 20, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Lizzie Armstrong Jones Welcome Center (located in the entrance parking lot at Armstrong Redwoods SNR)

Register: www.stewardscr.org/events/forest-bathing-seminar

 

 

Forest Bathing Walk @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing Walk

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members

Meets: Sunday, March 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Armstrong Redwoods SNR

Instructor(s): Denell Nawrocki, MA (Certified Forest Therapy Guide)

Description: Explore the health benefits, science & history behind Forest Bathing as we take a 2-hour guided walk through ancient coastal redwoods.

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

 

 

May
19
Sat
Pond Farm Docent-led Tour @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pond Farm Docent-led Tour

Take a docent-led tour of Pond Farm Pottery and learn about the history of this significant cultural site that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the dreams and challenges of the Herr Family and Marguerite Wildenhain, the first woman master potter to graduate from the Bauhaus. Pond Farm was Marguerite’s home, school and studio for over 30 years and she taught hundreds of her students in the traditions of the Bauhaus. The tour begins at the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods office/Volunteer Center with a brief presentation, and afterwards participants will carpool up to Pond Farm Pottery.

Instructor(s): Stewards Docents

Fee: $16 Stewards members, $20 regular

Meets: Saturday, May 19, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Stewards Office/Volunteer Center carpool to Pond Farm

Register: www.stewardscr.org/events/pond-farm-docent-led-tour-5

 

Jun
1
Fri
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains a trans-formative era for the two artists.

Now, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint tour marks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their album (out September 2017), and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the 1960’s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build.

Stills and Collins met in 1967 and dated for two years. Stills wrote and demoed his legendary love song to Collins right after he left Buffalo Springfield, before he joined CSN. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is a five-section romantic epic brimming with heartfelt sincerity. The song has been ranked #418 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Poll. Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. In addition to “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Still is best known for the hits “ For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield and “Love The One You’re With” from his solo debut, Stephen Stills. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.” He also has the added distinction of being the first artist to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night (for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield). Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She’s earned five Grammy nominations including one in 2017 and one Grammy win. Outside of music, Collins has published two memoirs, one novel, and, in 1975, was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman. Collins is also a lifelong activist.

Jan
16
Wed
Iron Man Santa Rosa @ Lake Sonoma to Downtwon Santa Rosa
Jan 16 @ 11:09 pm – Jan 17 @ 12:09 am

Race through the vineyards of California’s wine country as you work your way to this iconic IRONMAN finish line!

The new IRONMAN Santa Rosa offers athletes the same high-quality event they’ve come to know and love in the heart of Sonoma County, with winding roads dotted with vineyards and world-class accommodation. For past race results from IRONMAN Vineman, please visit the event page.

Staged in beautiful Sonoma County and traversing through quaint communities like Geyersville and Healdsburg, IRONMAN Santa Rosa draws not only triathletes, but their wine and food loving family and support crews back every year. The event is a ticket into the heart of the world-famous wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma valleys, and once you’re there, you won’t want to leave. There are B&Bs and boutique hotel options to suit every budget, as well as thousands of wineries, craft breweries, and farm-to-table restaurants for pre-race fueling and post-race celebrations. The race also offers a springboard for vacation itineraries including the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz mountains, and coastal redwood forests.

The split transition race begins at Lake Sonoma, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Northern California. The 2.4-mile swim is a two-loop course taking place in the calm, clean Lake Sonoma. Athletes will transition to their bikes, setting out on the 112-mile course featuring gentle rollers as they ride through famous wine country and quaint towns. The City of Santa Rosa hosts transition two where athletes will begin a tree-lined, two-loop marathon along the Santa Rosa Creek trail. The finish line will take place at the new Courthouse Square park ideally located in downtown in Santa Rosa where great food and wine can be enjoyed by all spectators.

Preserving the best parts of the iconic IRONMAN Vineman event and improving the overall athlete experience, the course, which is less than 10 miles from the original venue, is a tour of Sonoma County’s beautiful wine country and pastoral countryside, passing through famous grape growing regions including: the Russian River Valley Region, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley.

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/santa-rosa/race-info/about-this-race.aspx#ixzz5cobBMpg8

Apr
5
Fri
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

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

Sep
14
Sat
Old Grove Festival @ Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

September 14 & 15, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Annual Old Grove Festival takes place at the historic Redwood Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods SNR in September. This beautiful open-air theatre was built in the 1930s. Concerts and theatrical events took place there for decades until the theater was closed in the 1980s out of concern for natural resource protection. In 2006, the theater was reopened for limited use by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) and California State Parks. Event reservations are limited to alleviate environmental impacts and due to parking limitations.

The Old Grove Festival features an outstanding variety of musical and theatrical productions that help Stewards raise funds to support our educational and stewardship programs, as well as continued advocacy for all State Parks. The festival also benefits the Save the Redwoods League, a nonprofit organization that protects and restores redwood forests and connects people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

THE SAM CHASE AND THE UNTRADITIONAL (Punk-infused Folk-Rock)

RAINBOW GIRLS (Eclectic Folk Trio)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

JAY SOM (Indie Dream Pop)

ALEX BLEEKER (of Real Estate) (Cosmic Alt-Country/Folk)

 

Ticket prices range from $10 – $162 (see website for more clarification).

Sep
15
Sun
Old Grove Festival @ Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

September 14 & 15, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Annual Old Grove Festival takes place at the historic Redwood Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods SNR in September. This beautiful open-air theatre was built in the 1930s. Concerts and theatrical events took place there for decades until the theater was closed in the 1980s out of concern for natural resource protection. In 2006, the theater was reopened for limited use by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) and California State Parks. Event reservations are limited to alleviate environmental impacts and due to parking limitations.

The Old Grove Festival features an outstanding variety of musical and theatrical productions that help Stewards raise funds to support our educational and stewardship programs, as well as continued advocacy for all State Parks. The festival also benefits the Save the Redwoods League, a nonprofit organization that protects and restores redwood forests and connects people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

THE SAM CHASE AND THE UNTRADITIONAL (Punk-infused Folk-Rock)

RAINBOW GIRLS (Eclectic Folk Trio)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

JAY SOM (Indie Dream Pop)

ALEX BLEEKER (of Real Estate) (Cosmic Alt-Country/Folk)

 

Ticket prices range from $10 – $162 (see website for more clarification).