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OCTOBER EVENTS Ongoing: Classes Ballroom, Latin & Salsa Dancing - Ages 15+ Join this exciting beginner class and learn basic dance steps, patterns and rhythm for Cha Cha, Tango, Rumba, Foxtrot, Samba, Waltz, Swing, Salsa and more. No partner required. Foley Cultural Center (Vallejo) Price: Pre-register & save: Singles: $30/session (Vallejo residents), $36/session (non-residents.); Couples $55/session, $66/session (non-resident.); First day of class: Singles $40/session, $48/session (non-residents), Couples $70/session, $84/ session (non-residents) Info: 707-648-4630 English & Reading Arts Tutor - Ages 8-14 Weekly. This class is designed to help struggling readers in grades 3-8 improve reading comprehension through one-on-one tutoring, practice, drills and specific reading concepts. Students will also be assisted with essential English language structure and language arts skills allowing them to become more effective writers. Foley Cultural Center, Vallejo Price: $125 (Vallejo resident) $150 (non-resident) Info: 707-648-4630 Math Tutoring - Ages 8 - 14 Weekly. Emphasis is on teaching and reinforcing basic math skills e.g. integers, rational numbers, division/multiplication and special help in pre-algebra and algebra 1. Foley Cultural Center, Vallejo Price: $125 (Vallejo resident) $150 (non-resident) Info: 707-648-4630

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Tippy Toe Toddlers Ballet - Ages 3 - 6 Is your toddler ready to point their toes and twirl like a pro? This fun, beginner ballet class will introduce little ones to the basic fundamentals of ballet. Students will learn elementary positions, steps and simple choreography. Ballet shoes required, leotard and tights recommended. Parents are to stay onsite for the duration of the class. Vallejo Community Center, 225 Amador St. Price: $25 (Vallejo residents) $30 (nonresident) Info: 707-648-4640 Yarn Stricken? Third Sunday every month, 2pm. Knitters and other ‘fiber enthusiasts’ are invited to socialize and share ideas. CAFÉ, Pure Grain German Bakery, 11 Town Square, Vacaville Price: Free Info: 707-447-4121 Open Gym for Little Ones Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-2pm. Vacaville Gymnastics has open gym for children and their parents to enjoy playtime while staying active and fit. Bounce around and get your wiggles out with us. You and your little one can drop in and have fun together. Vacaville Recreation Center, 551 Davis St., Vacaville Price: $5 per child/$1 per adult Info: 707-449-6101 Karate/Tae Kwon Do – Self Defense Mondays and Wednesdays. Beginners: 4-5pm/Intermediate: 5-6pm/Advanced: 6-7pm. Children & Teens, 7 years and up. Children through young adults will be taught traditional karate as well as practical self-defense skills. Additional benefits are improved physical agility, self-control, mental confidence, courtesy, and integrity. Clock Tower, 1189 Washington St., Benicia Price: $40 per month residents/$50 per month non-residents Info: 707-746-4285 or www.ci.benicia.ca.us Ke Aolani O Kamaile Hula Classes Students learn the art of Hawaiian dance, language and culture as well as authentic and traditional aspects of hula and choreography for entertainment. Youth Center, 150 East K St., Benicia Info: 707-746-4283 Kundalini Yoga Classes at Arsenal Park Saturdays 10am12pm. Develop vitality, awareness of body-mind-spirit connections, a positive outlook, and learn to really relax. These yoga and meditation techniques are easy to learn and make you feel good from the first class. You don’t need be fit or flexible to start. Classes are informal, relaxing, and can also be as challenging as you want! Limited space, please RSVP before coming. Sacred Pathways Healing and Yoga Studio, 940 Tyler St. #24, Benicia Price: $15/ class Info: 707-745-1437 Kindergym Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am, Fridays 10:30-11:30am. The Kindercove and the City Gym are used for this movement exploration and physical coordination program. The site is outfitted with mats, hanging and climbing equipment, and much more. Adults assist their children in activities that promote confidence and social skills while having fun. An instructor is there to serve as a guide and conduct the closing circle time activity. City Gym, Kindercove (behind the stage), 190 East L St., Benicia Price: 5 visits: $38 residents/$47 nonresidents; 10 visits: $75 residents/$93 non-residents Info: 707-746-4285

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Yoga Stretch Wednesdays 7:15pm. Adults & Teens. Shape up your body and your mind. Yoga Stretch is designed to relieve stress, increase flexibility through stretching exercises and improve endurance, strength and balance. Benicia Youth Center, 150 East K St., Benicia Price: $30 per month/$12 drop-in fee Info: 707-746-4285 Six and Under Gym Tuesdays 9:30-11am, Thursdays 12:302pm. The City Gym is open for kids 6 years of age and younger and their parent or caregiver. Bring your basketballs, kick balls, and your sneakers for some fun with your friends and parents. Limit three children per adult. City Gym, 190 East L St., Benicia Price: $1 resident/$1.25 non-resident (coupon books may be purchased at Parks and Community Services Dept. for 10 visits) Info: 707-746-4285

Ongoing: Concerts/Live Music Saturday Opera Night First Saturday every month, 8pm. A chance to hear vocal talents from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa Price: $15 Info: 707-255-5445 Napa Valley Dixieland Jazz Society Second Sunday every month, 1-5pm. A different premier band is featured each month. Chardonnay Room, Embassy Suites, 1075 California Blvd., Napa Jazz Series Saturdays, 7:30pm. There’s nothing like an evening in the intimate surroundings of the Jazz and Blues Company venue. Several times each month you’ll hear some of the nation’s best jazz and blues talent - live. 236 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel Price: $25 Info: 831-624-6432

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns Experience the rich and colorful history of the City of Benicia and the Benicia Arsenal, museum and reception hall, 2024 Camel Rd., Benicia Info: 707-745-5435 or www.beniciahistoricalmuseum.org Benicia Fire Museum Open 1st three Sundays of each month. Named one of the Best Fire Museums in the West, housing several antique hand pumpers and motorized fire engines as well as hundreds of fire-fighting-related items dating back to the 1800s. 902 E. 2nd St., Benicia Price: Free Info: 707-745-1688 Benicia State Capital Historic Park Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm. Tours of the Fischer-Hanlon House are held three times a month: The first and third Sundays and the third Saturday at 1, 2 and 3pm. Tours are given by volunteer docents in period attire. First and Main Street (115 West G Street), Benicia Price: $3 adults/$2 children; includes entry to the Fischer Hanlon House Info: 707-745-3385 First Sundays at La Mirada 1-4pm. “First Sunday” is an ongoing series which highlights classical music and art. While taking in La Mirada’s lovely surroundings, visitors may also enjoy light refreshments. Monterey Museum of Art at La Mirada Price: Free Info: 831-372-3689 Third Thursday at Monterey Museum of Art 5-7pm. The gallery invites the public to enjoy live local music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Info: 831-372-5477 Pacific Coast Air Museum Third Saturday of every month, 10am-4pm. Antique World War II historically significant planes. Price: Free. Info: 707-575-7900

Monday Blues Legends Nights Every Monday evening, 8pm-12am. Great local and national blues legends perform the blues to keep America’s only true art form alive. Kimball’s Carnival, Jack London Square, 522 2nd St., Oakland Price: $5 donation Info: 510-836-2227 or 510-836-7403. First Saturday of the Month -- Saturday Opera Night 8pm. Each Opera Night is unique, as vocalists who come to the Conservatory range in experience from student to diva. Tickets are available at the door. Complimentary tapas, wine, and mineral water are offered at intermission. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main Street, Napa Price: $15 Info: 707-255-5445

Ongoing: Exhibits & Museums EYE SPY Gallery Activities for Families 10am-5pm daily. Treasure hunts, gallery games, books, puzzles, and more! Eye Spy activities are geared towards families with children 4-7 years of age. The National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas Price: Free with museum admission Info: 831-796-3833 “The Graceful Envelope” Can an envelope be a work of art? The 135 beautifully illustrated - and stamped, cancelled and delivered - envelopes entered in this Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibition prove it’s possible. Inspiring and enchanting. National Steinbeck Center, Salinas. Price: 831-775-4721 Holt Planetarium Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30pm. Experience the excitement of astronomy! Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley Price: $2 for ages 6 and up Info: 510-642-5132

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Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park Demos in cooking, weaving, candle-making. Info: 707-762-4871 Richmond Museum of History Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4pm. 400 Nevin (corner of 4th & Nevin), Richmond Price: Free Info: 510-235-7387 Sharpsteen Museum Daily, 12-4pm. 1311 Washington Street, Calistoga Info: 707-942-5911 Sonoma County Museum Tuesdays through Sundays, 11am5pm. Changing exhibits every two to three months on art and history. Check online for current exhibits at www.sonomacountymuseum.org. 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa Price: $5 general/$2 seniors/students/under12 free/members free Info: 707-579-1500 Mare Island Museum First & third weekend of each month, 10am-2pm; weekdays 10am-1:30pm. See the oldest shipyard on the West Coast, the oldest Naval chapel in the U.S. with Tiffany windows, learn the Mare Island history from 1854-1996. Vallejo Price: $4 admission/children 12 and under free Full tours of Mare Island can be arranged Info: 707-780-5742. What’s Going On? – California & the Vietnam Era Exhibit at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, Vallejo Info: 707-643-0077 USS Hornet Daily, 10am-5pm. The aircraft carrier participated in two of the 20th century’s most memorable events – WWII and the Apollo 11 moon mission. 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda Price: $25 adults ($22 in advance)/$10 children 5-17/museum members free Family & Friends Membership for one year is $75 Info: 510-521-8448 x 282 or www.hornetevents.com

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Year Round -- The Land and People of the Napa Valley at the Napa Valley Museum Wednesday-Monday, 10am-5pm. The exhibit focuses on the unique environment and fascinating history of the Napa region. Areas of interest include: Napa County, geography, geology, Wappo Native Americans, Mexican Rancho Days, Pioneers and Settlers, Chinese, Ranching, Farming, Viticulture, Wine, Mining, Transportation, and Hot Spring Resorts. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville Price: Adults $4.50/Students & Seniors $3.50/Ages 7-17 $2.50/Under 7 Free. Info: 707-944-0500

Ongoing: Fairs/Festivals A Pet Adoption Faire (Dogs and Cats) Every Saturday, 10am-2:30pm. Sponsored by Petco in conjunction with the Volunteers of the Solano County Animal Shelter. Petco, 161 Plaza Dr., Vallejo

Ongoing: Farmers Markets Benicia Farmers Market Through October, Every Thursday 4-8pm. Benicia Main Street draws many people to The Certified Farmers Market. The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live musical entertainment, face painting and more!  Fairfield Certified Farmers’ Market Through October 6, Thursdays, 4-8pm. Jefferson Street (north of Texas Street), Fairfield

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Martinez Farmers’ Market Sundays (through November 20) and Thursdays (through November 17), 10am-2pm. Every Sunday and Thursday, Downtown Martinez comes alive with a delicious marketplace full of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables. Main Street at the Main Street Plaza, Martinez Vallejo Farmers Market Every Saturday 9am - 1pm. Shop, eat...enjoy. Rain or shine! Georgia Street, Vallejo Info: 1-800949-FARM Downtown Vacaville Farmer’s Market Through October 29, Saturday, 8am-12pm. The Downtown Merchants are again partnering with the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association to bring you the best of the fresh and organically grown produce every Saturday morning. Entertainment is part of the weekly market as well. Shop, enjoy and have breakfast at one of our restaurants to start your Saturday out in a great way in the “Heart of the City”! 300 block of Main Street, Vacaville Friday Mornings: Farmers Market Depot Park 8:3012:00am. Farmers from Sonoma Valley and nearby Northern California sell fresh fruit and vegetables direct. 270 First St. West, Sonoma Info: 707-538-7023 Tuesday Evenings: Farmers Market on the Plaza 5:30 until dusk. Come for music, food and farm-fresh produce. Sonoma Info: 707-538-7023 Santa Rosa Original Farm Market Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:30am-12pm. All year round market at Santa Rosa Veterans Building parking lot Price: Free. Info: 707-522-8629 Jack London Square Farmers’ Market Sundays, 10am2pm. Foot of Broadway. Every Sunday you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods and more. Jack London Square, Oakland Info: 866-295-9853 Oakland Artisans Market Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am6pm. Twenty local artists present their handmade, homemade crafts presented along the marina walk at the foot of Franklin Street, Jack London Square, Oakland Info: 866-295-9853 Old Monterey Farmers Market and Market place Ongoing Tuesdays, Winter 4-7pm, Summer 4-8pm. Family fun, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, flowers, folk art and collectibles. Alvardo St. between Pearl and Del Monte Ave., Monterey Price: Free Info: 831-655-8070 Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Third Thursday of the month, 4-8pm. Join us on Cannery Row for music, special values and over 70 in-store drawings. Price: No Admission fee Info: 831-649-6690 Everyone’s Harvest Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am2pm. Fresh produce, baked and ethnic foods, cooking demonstrations, live music, and crafts. Marina Transit Station, 280 Reservation Road Price: Free. Info: 831-384-6961

Ongoing: Library Events Benicia Library Adult Literacy & ESL Program Mondays and Thursdays, 9-11:30am (ESL classes). Help with reading and writing. Tutoring by appointment only. Benicia Public Library Limited childcare slots available for ESL class participants. Info: 707-746-4341 Baby Storytime Mondays at 1pm. For 6 to 18 month-olds. Expect 10 to 15 minutes of fast-paced storytime fun, including stories, rhymes, bouncing songs, tickles, and felt boards. Sit on the floor, hold your baby in your lap, and play along together. One child per adult, please. Please do not bring other children along, since this is a highly interactive program for both adult and baby. Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia Price: Free Info: 707-746-4741 Preschool Storytime for 4 and 5 year-olds Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 30 minutes of books with more complex plots, songs, finger plays, and longer felt boards. Come a few minutes early, so the preschooler can get a name tag and meet the librarian. Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia Info: 707-746-4741 Toddler Storytime for 2 and 3 year-olds Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Expect 20 minutes of simple books, songs, easy finger plays, and felt board nursery rhymes. Adults and their toddlers actively participate in this storytime together, so sit close together and help the child follow along. Come a few minutes early, so the toddler can get a nametag and meet the librarian. Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia Price: Free Info: Allison 707-746-4741 Family Storytime Fourth Monday of the month at 7pm. It’s a time for children up to the age of 6 and their families to enjoy the Library together! Do a fun craft, play with games and puzzles, and then join a children’s librarian as she shares great books, songs, and more. Family Storytime will not meet during the summer months. Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia Price: Free Info: Allison 707-746-4741 First Tuesday Poetry 7-8:30pm, 1st Tuesday of the month. Join us  to read your own poems,  or poems written by others that you admire. Or, just come to listen and enjoy.  Poets come from Benicia, Crocket, Vallejo,  Fairfield, Martinez, Concord and beyond.  Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments provided!  Dona Benicia Room, Benicia Public Library, 150 East L St., Benicia Price: Free Info; 707-746-4741 Baby Bounce 10:30am, Thursdays. A free and engaging program for infants ages 0-18 months and their parent or caregiver.John F. Kennedy Branch, Solano County Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 866-57ASK US. Preschool Storytime 10:30am, Wednesdays. An interactive story time for children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregiver, followed by a free craft. John F. Kennedy Branch, Solano County Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 866-57ASKUS

Farmer’s Market Thursdays, 2-6pm. Fresh produce and flowers at Monterey Peninsula College’s lower parking lot Price: Free Info: 831-728-5060

Toddler Time 10am and 11am, Tuesdays. A fast-paced and interactive story time for children 18 months to 3 years old and their parent or caregiver. John F. Kennedy Branch, Solano County Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 866-57ASKUS

Oldtown Certified/Organic Farmers’ Market Saturday, 9am-2pm. Enjoy live, family entertainment every week. Produce, flowers, international, bakery and specialty foods, arts, crafts, jewelry and gifts. Across from Maya Cinemas and the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas Price: Free Info: 831-776-5540

Bilingual Storytime / Cuentos Bilingües Thursdays, 4pm; los jueves a las 4. Stories, rhymes, and crafts for children of all ages and their parent or caregiver.  Hora de cuentos con rimas y manualidades gratis para niños de todas edades con sus parientes. John F. Kennedy Branch, Solano County Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 866-57ASKUS

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A Literary Afternoon 1-3pm, 2nd Sunday of each month (except July & August). Literary Artists of the Vallejo Artists’ Guild, the McCune Collection, and the JFK Library will meet to ready poetry, fiction, essays, tirades or any other literary expression. Join us and listen or bring along and read a bit of creative writing that moves you. McCune Room, John F. Kennedy Branch, Solano County Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 866-57ASKUS Monthly Wii Gaming Day 4th Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm. Come show off your gaming skills or learn a new game. We’ll be playing a variety of Wii games, and at least three different traditional board games. Joseph Room, John F. Kennedy Branch, Solano County Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 866-572-7587

Ongoing: Miscellaneous North Wind Quilt Guild for Solano County First Tuesday of month, 10am, general meetings; first Wednesday of month, 6pm, night meeting. General meetings at Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive, Fairfield Night meetings at Cornerstone Quilt Shoppe, 1001 Texas St # A, Fairfield Info: 707-446-1402 Benicia Day Hikers Saturdays, twice a month (weather permitting), meet at 8:15am. Hikes will be six to eight miles; meet at parking lot behind City Hall Carpooling is encouraged. Bring lunch and water, wear sensible shoes, dress in layers. Price: $3. Info: 707-745-4661 Solano County Friends of Animals Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 123pm. Adoptions every weekend at Pet Food Express, Southampton Shopping Center, Benicia We are always in need of temporary foster homes until permanent homes are found for our animals. Info: 707-552-3323 8

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Weight Loss Challenge Tuesday nights, 6:30-7:30pm. The $29 sign-up fee is paid out in weekly prizes and to the top three “losers” at the end of 13-week program with nutritional counseling. No other money is required. People will enjoy free body analysis, nutritional information, group support & fun! Lighthouse Church, Church St., Benicia Info: 707-745-0535 or 925-783-4043 AFRP Animal Adoption Days - AFRP Cat & Dog Adoption Days 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month,10am-4pm. Animal Friends Rescue Project will hold adoption days for rescued cats and dogs in front of Trader Joe’s in Pacific Grove Price: No admission fee Info: 831-333-0722 Twin City Steppers Wednesdays, 7:30pm. This long-established square dance club has been dancing in the Fairfield/Suisun area for over 50 years. Suisun Senior Center, 318 Merganser, Suisun City Info: 707-425-4276 or 707-422-8229, or drop in Vinhold Baronial Meeting Second Wednesday of each month, 7:30-9pm. The Barony of Vinhold is the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. All meetings are open to the public! Come join the fun and visit your local non-profit medieval re-enactment organization. Socializing begins immediately after the meeting. Call for other details. Price: No Admission fee Info: 707-257-8231 Empress Theatre The Opulent Empress hosts film screenings, live performances and more. 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo Info: 707552-2400 or www.EmpressTheatre.org CODA – Codependents Anonymous Mondays, 7-8:15pm. This 12-step recovery group meets at Kaiser, 1671 Broadway, Room 6, Vallejo Focus is on improving relationships with self and others. Info: 707-648-3931


Nightlife Thursday, 6-10pm. After the Academy closes, the museum will be transformed into a lively venue filled with provocative science, music, mingling, and cocktails, as visitors get a chance to explore the museum at night. Each week, entertainment and a bar stocked with food and drinks available for purchase will be set up in a different area of the museum. However, the entire museum will be open for exploration every week. Each event will also feature engaging activities and chances to interact with scientists and other experts. Nightlife is an 18-and-up event. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco Price: $10 general/$8 members Info: 415-379-8000 or www.calacademy.org MEW Breastfeeding Support Group for Families. Last Saturday of each month (June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 19 a week early due to Thanksgiving, December 17 a week early due to Christmas), 9am-11am. Baby and Me Group with “A More Excellent Way” Peer Counselors. Pregnant women as well as new parents and babies are welcome to get free breastfeeding support. 215 Lighthouse Dr, Vallejo Info: 707-648-1247 or www.mewpeers.org

Ongoing: Senior Activities Angels Have Wheels All Medicare recipients should be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they may be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. Info: 800-810-2877 Classes at the Senior Center We are experimenting with new classes. Have you had the opportunity to try Zumba or Tai Chi? Please let us know what you would like to try or which classes you would like offered on a regular basis. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Free Health Talks by Experts Every third Saturday, 9-11am. Topics include Gentle Exercise for Arthritis, Reducing Weight, Back Strength, Herbal Remedies, etc. Sponsored by Healthy Benicia Task Force. Annex of Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second St., Benicia Info: 707-746-8279 Digital Camera & Small Electronic Help 1st or 3rd Monday, 12-2pm. Bring cell phone or camera, charger and instruction manual. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Price: $5 per session Info: 707-745-1202 Bingo Mondays, 12-2pm and Fridays, 1-4pm. Dessert and coffee provided by the Senior Center. Benicia Senior Center Info: 707-745-1202 Duplicate Bridge Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: Carolyn Fallon, 707-746-6070 Contract Bridge Monday, 12:30-4pm. Must know how to play bridge. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707748-5700 Puzzle Table 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. There is an ongoing puzzle in the Meals on Wheels room. Join in on the fun. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Price: Free Info: 707-745-1202 Fit for Life Exercise Class Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:15-11am. This class is designed to get you up and moving. We start with a warm-up, stretch, and then focus on strengthening every muscle using bands and free weights as well as core training. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Price: $2 dropin/$24 for 20-class pass/$13 for 10-class pass. Info: 707-745-1202

HICAP 2nd and 3rd Tuesday, 9am-11am, by appointment only. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, funded by the California Department of Aging, provides free counseling services. Volunteers offer help with Medicare and supplemental insurance claims. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Italian Classes Thursday, 1-2pm. Craft Room, Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Price: Free Info: 707-745-1202 Benicia Senior Center Library Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Our library here is always open for borrowing of books at your own convenience. This is a free service provided by the Senior Center. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L. St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Nurse Visits 4th Thursday, 9-10:30am. Nurse Joyce Goodwin from Solano County will be here to check blood pressure and answer medical questions. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Spanish Classes Tuesday, 1-2pm. Lunch Room, Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Telecare Every morning Tele-care calls a list of shut-ins or those who live alone to check on them. If you or someone you know could use this service, please call the center. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Walking Buddies Thursday, 10am. Get more exercise! Walking buddies meet at the center and walk downtown. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Walking Group Wednesday, 11:30am. We will meet directly after Fit for Life exercise class for a walk through the State Park. Walking shoes and water are required. We will walk at an average pace. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Watercolor Painting Thursday, 12:15-2:30pm. Interested in watercolor? Come give it a try! Meals on Wheels Room, Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Zumba Gold Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 pm. This is a class designed especially for seniors and those of all levels! Come dance, move, and have a good time while staying healthy! Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Price: $2 drop-in/$24 for 20-class pass/$13 for 10-class pass. Info: 707-745-1202 Tai Chi Wednesday, 9am (intermediate); Thursday, 2:30pm and Friday, 9am (beginning). Tai Chi is a fun and relaxing way to stay health. Experienced or not, you are welcome! Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202 Solano Quilters Mondays, 9:30am – 11:30am. Do you enjoy quilting, knitting, crocheting, or any handcrafting arts? There are people to help if you need assistance or want to learn. Benicia Senior Center Info: Lorraine Patten 707-745-3095 Hearing Test at Benicia Senior Center 2nd Friday of each month, 9am – 10am. Appointments will be made for further diagnosis. Denise Martin will be available to provide hearing tests, cleaning hearing aids and sell batteries. Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street Info: 707-745-1202 Senior Monthly Luncheons 4th Wednesday, 12pm. Catered by various restaurants around town for only a small fee! Prices vary according to meal but always a good time! Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Info: 707-745-1202

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Senior Lunches by Meals On Wheels Lunch is served at 11:30am, Monday-Friday. The Benicia Senior Center hosts on-site lunches to any person ages 60 or older. There is no meal charge for registered seniors, although they ask that clients consider making a voluntary and confidential $3 donation. Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street, Benicia Info: 800-788-5114 or 707-426-3979 for reservations Senior Crafts Class Thursdays, 9:30am-11:30am. Do you need a creative outlet, enjoy working with your hands and like to make new friends? Plenty of interesting projects for everyone. The class hosts an annual Christmas Bazaar. Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street Price: Free Senior Monthly Dinner-Dance in Suisun City Last Thursday of every month. Price: $5 includes a full meal and dancing to a live band. Paid reservations are required one week in advance. Info: 707-421-7203

Billiards Every day, 9am-2pm. Library, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Bingo Wednesdays 2-5pm & Fridays 9:30am-12pm. Price: $10/ pack. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044 Caregivers Support Group 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:30am12:30pm. CM Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Caring and Sharing Tuesdays, 9-10:30am. Conf. Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Chi Gong Wednesdays, 11am-12pm. Sitting or standing. Carl Manner Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $3 Info: 707-643-1044

Craft Instruction, Companionship, Exercise and Lunch Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Vallejo Hilltop Adult Activity Center, 925 Sacramento St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-4205

Clown Connection (Club) 3rd Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Dues Info: 707-643-1044

55 Alive Mature Driving Wednesdays – Date per AARP, 8:30am-12:30pm. Price: $12 AARP member/$14 non-member Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044

Coin Club 1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Dues Info: 707-643-1044

Appliance Repair Wednesdays, 9-11am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Bead Class 9-11:30am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044

Computer Free Internet Mondays & Fridays, 12-2pm. See Customer Service for computer classes. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Fee for printing Info: 707-643-1044 Crafts to Go Wednesdays, 9-11:30am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Crocheting Wednesdays, 9-11:30am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Diabetic Educator 1st Wednesday of the month, 9am-12pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free. Info: 707-643-1044 Diner’s Delight Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) 12pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $3 Info: 707-643-1044 Fabric Painting Wednesdays, 9-11:30am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Materials Info: 707-643-1044 Family History Writing 2nd & 4th Fridays, 10am-12pm. Conference Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $1 Info: 707-643-1044 Genealogy Class Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am Computer Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $14 member/$16 non-member Info: 707-643-1044 Hearing Testing Complimentary. Call 707-554-6660 for appointment HICAP 4th Friday, 9am-1pm. Lobby Activity Dir. Office, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free. Info: 707-643-1044 Just for Fun Music Mondays, 9:30am-10:30pm. Carl Manner Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free. Info: 707-643-1044

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Knitting Wednesdays, 9-11am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707643-1044

Senior Cards Fridays, 9:30am-1:30pm. CM Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $2 per person Info: 707-643-1044

Legal Questions Attorney Bob Stalker 1st Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am, by appointment. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044

Jazzercise Lite Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am11am. Low-impact exercise. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $2.50 per class Info: 707-643-1044

Thrift Store Mondays, Tuesdays 9am-12pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9am-1:30pm; Fridays, 9am-12pm. Open to the public. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044

Tai Chi Tuesdays and Thursdays (no 3rd Thursday), 9am - 10am. Ancient patterns of movement and balance providing mind and body benefits. Price: $10 per month Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044

Line Dancing Beginner Class Mondays, 10-11:15am; IntroBeginner class Thursdays 10am, free; Beginner Class Tuesdays 10-11:30am. Beginner Class Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am. Kick up your heels - do a little boot scootin’. B Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $6 per session, Basic Beginner Class - free. Info: 707-643-1044

Tole Painting Wednesdays, 9-11:30am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Cost of Wood Info: 707-643-1044

Mah Jongg Thursdays, 9am-1pm. CM Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $1 per game Info: 707-643-1044

White Elephant Sale Second Wednesdays of the month, 9-11:30am. Bring in small dishes or knickknacks for sale, or shop for a bargain. Donations accepted only on sale Wednesday mornings at the “White Elephant” table. Please, no food or clothing, no random drop-offs. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044

Membership Meeting 3rd Monday June and January, 12:30pm. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044 Napa-Solano Audubon Society (Club) 2nd Tuesdays, 6:309:30pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044

Travel Office Mondays to Thursdays, 9am-1:30pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044

Wii Game 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45pm. CM Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044

NARFE (Club) 2nd Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Dues Info: 707-643-1044

Woodcarving Wednesdays, 9-11:30am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044

Newcomer’s Program Wednesdays, 9-10:30am. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044

Zumba Mondays 9-10am. A Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $3. Info: 707-643-1044

North Bay Nite Caps (Club) 3rd Sundays, 11:30am-1:30pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Dues Info: 707-643-1044

Yoga Mondays, 11am-12pm. Exercise freedom of the self from non-eternal elements or states, through concentration and movement. CM Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $3 per session Info: 707-643-1044

North Bay Rose Society (Club) 2nd Mondays, 7:30-10pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Dues Info: 707-643-1044

Ongoing: Shows/Musicals

Piece Makers Quilting (Club) 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Info: 707-643-1044 Podiatry – Dr. Weiner 3rd Tuesday by appointment, 12:1512:35pm. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Puzzle Table Daily, 9am-2pm. Library, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Quilters Wednesdays, 9-11:30am. Assembly lap quilts for the veterans and children’s organizations (volunteers welcome). Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Sassy Senior Walking Group Fridays, 9am. 30-40 minutes. Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: Free Info: 707-643-1044 Scrabble Group Thursdays, 12-2pm. Conference Room, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo Price: $1 per person Info: 707-643-1044

GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza Through November 6, Tue @ 6:30pm; Wed @ 2pm & 6:30pm; Thu & Fri @ 8pm; Sat @ 5pm & 9pm; Sun @ 2pm. Hidden beneath designer labels and powerful titles, sophisticated families breed hilarious misconduct as they transgress into primal warfare. B Street Theatre Box Office - 2711 B Street, Sacramento Price: $22-$30 Info: 916-443-5300 How I Learned to Drive October 20-28, 7:30pm (2pm Oct. 23, 6:30pm Oct. 26). The SSU Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents “How I Learned to Drive” A wildly funny, harrowing and beautiful play tracing a woman’s path through time as she recalls learning the rules of the road (and life) from behind the wheel of her uncle’s ’62 Buick Riviera. Ives Hall Studio 76, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park Price: $9-$16/SSU students Free Info: 707-664-2353 Yoshi’s Kids’ Matinee Sundays, 2pm. Yoshi’s is offering parents a chance to bring a little jazz into their kids’ lives. Sunday matinees feature kid-friendly menu items and a musical realm that includes the Yellowjackets, Jacqui Naylor, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and more. Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco Price: $18.50 Adult/$5 Child Under 15 Info: 510/238-9200 or www.yoshis.com

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Beach Blanket Babylon Wed. & Thurs. 8pm, Fri. & Sat. 7pm & 10pm, Sun. 3pm & 7pm. Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running, hit musical revue in theatre history. Club Fugazi, 68 Beach Blanket Blvd., San Francisco Info: 415-421-4222

Ongoing: Tours Docent-Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Petaluma Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30am. Price: Free Info: 707-778-4398 Carolyn Parr Nature Center Museum Tours Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. View dioramas depicting habitats found in Napa County, including spectacular birds of prey. 3107 Browns Valley Rd, at Westwood Hills Park Price: No Admission fee Info: 707-255-6465 Golden Gate Bridge Tour Monday-Sunday, 9am, 1:30pm & 4pm. Take the ultimate tour of San Francisco, one centered around its most famous landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. The tour also includes Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, Hyde Street Pier and more. Price: $21.99 adult/$16.99 child. Info: 415-440-8687 or www.city-sightseeing.us Guided Nature Walk at Post Ranch Inn Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 9:30am. Explore the grounds with Bill Post, greatgrandson of the original homesteaders on the ranch; or General Manager Dan Priano, a resident of Big Sur for many years and an avid hiker of the Big Sur Coast. Weather Permitting. Meet in front of Sierra Mar Price: Complimentary Guest Activity. Info: 831-667-2200 Carmel Walks Saturdays 10am & 2pm, Tuesdays - Fridays 10am. Discover the special charms of Carmel on a 2-hour guided walking tour through secret pathways, hidden courtyards, awardwinning gardens, and by enchanting fairyland cottages…the homes, haunts, and history of famous artists, writers and movie stars. Learn more about the spirit, characters, and customs that make Carmel unique. $20 per person. Meet in the courtyard of “The Pine Inn” on Lincoln St. at Ocean Avenue Info: 831-642-2700 Tor House and Hawk Tower Tours Fridays & Saturdays. Now a National Historic Landmark, Tor House and Hawk Tower are open for tours throughout the year. A visit to Jeffers’ extraordinary home is a special experience. Carmel Info: 831-624-1831 Historic Garden League Tours Ongoing Thursdays, 10:30am & 1pm. Docent-led tours of historic gardens, including Doud House, as featured in House Beautiful. Tours begin at picket fence 210 Olivier St., Monterey Price: $3.50. Info: 831-649-3364 Historical Walking Tours in Monterey Saturdays, 1pm. From abalone to whaling, sardines to squid. Learn about Monterey’s fishing heritage during a free one-hour guided walk, starting at the Monterey Maritime Museum Price: Free Info: 831-372-2608 x 11 Roaring Camp Railroads See California’s redwoods from two historical railroads at Roaring Camp, an 1880s-styled logging camp. Steam trains depart on roundtrip excursion to Bear Mountain, Mon.Fri., 11am. and Sat., Sun. and major holidays at 11am, 12:15pm., 1:30pm, 2:45pm and 4pm. Adults $15/kids $10. Beach trains depart Sat., Sun., and major holidays at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Price: Adults $16.50/kids $11.50. Felton Info: 831-335-4484 Benicia Capitol State Historic Park This consists of two main buildings – the Benicia Capitol Building and the FischerHanlon House. 115 West G St., Benicia Price: $3 adults/$2 children Tickets are purchased at the front desk of the Benicia Capitol. The admission ticket includes the guided tours when they are available Info: 707-745-3385; fax 707-745-8912

Wild Things Public Tours Daily, 1pm. We’ll meet you at the gate and take you on a one hour tour of our facility. Just show up...no need to call and no reservations needed. ‘Meet & Greet’ available after the tour for an additional charge. 400 River Road, Salinas Price: $10 Adults/$8 Children Info: 831-455-1901 San Juan Bautista Gallery Walk Every Second Saturday of the month, 5-7pm. Art Galleries and supporting shops and restaurants are open late. Wine and appetizers are available at Galeria Tonantzin, 115 Third Street, San Juan Bautista Meet artists and enjoy historical San Juan Bautista. Price: Free to the public Info: Galeria Tonantzin 831-623-2783

Saturday, October 1st 2011 California State H.O.G. Rally 7am-6pm. Central Coast Tour for Harley Davidson motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. Monterey Room, Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey Info: 831-754-1638 or www.castatehogrally.com Sonoma County Harvest Fair 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm. Come join us at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for premier wine-tasting, food-tasting, art show and sale, pumpkin carving, hay rides, Haunted Room, jazz stage, and many more events and fun activities for the whole family. Don’t miss our renowned World Championship Grape Stomp competition! Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa Price: $8 Adults/$3 Children/Ages 6 & Under Free Info: 707-545-4203 Barbara Bull Memorial Cemetery Walk 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm. Join us for the Annual “Barbara Bull Memorial Cemetery Walk”! Soup ‘n salad supper, five new skits plus encore ghostory, homemade dessert and door prizes. This is a sell-out event. Bring a flashlight. Burbank Farm, 7777 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol Price: $25 Advance Only Info: 707-823-0884 7th Annual Wine and Chocolate Waterfront Festival 11am-5pm. Come and enjoy the ambiance of the Waterfront while browsing the 70+ artist artisan booths presenting unique hand-crafted items. Sip wine from local award winning and up-andcoming Suisun Valley and Solano County wineries, and indulge in fine chocolate candy, cupcakes, fudge, and other chocolate culinary delicacies! Enjoy live music center stage. The Waterfront Festival also hosts children’s activities. Suisun City Historic Waterfront District Price: Free Info: 707-399-7195 Men of Soul 8pm. Featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddy Jackson and Howard Hewett. Summer Stage Outdoor Amphitheatre, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Hwy. 16, Brooks Price: $75/$49/$39 Info: 888-772-2243 or www.cachecreek.com Sterling Silver Screen Series – Saboteur 7pm. Sterling’s Vineyard Meadow grounds open for wine tasting and concessions. Guests are invited to come early, dress warmly and bring a picnic. Wine tasting and movie snacks are available on the grounds. Benefits the local community. 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga Price: $10 Adult/$5 Child (16 & Under) Info: 800-726-6136 x1 Calistoga’s Annual Rockabilly Roundup 1-9pm. The Napa Valley town of Calistoga hosts its annual Rockabilly Roundup at Pioneer Park, 1308 Cedar Street in Calistoga Some of the area’s best rockabilly bands will play. Price: Free Info: 707-942-6333

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Wayne Shorter Quartet 8pm. From his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, through Miles Davis’ 60s quintet to co-founding the fusion-era super-group Weather Report, Shorter has been active on the leading edge of jazz for more than 60 years. The saxophonist continues to create powerful music with his decadestrong all-star quartet, featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, all stellar bandleaders in their own right. Jackson Hall Standard, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $58/$47/$35 general; $29/$23.50/$17.50 student Info: 866-754-2787 Broadway Under the Stars 5pm picnicking/7:30pm concert. Broadway performers present a concert of hope & inspiration to benefit the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association and the Jack London State Historic Park. Produced by Transcendence Theatre Company the concert features music from Broadway and popular standards. Reception following performance. Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen Price: $35 Advance/$40 At the Door/$25 Student/$100 VIP Info: 877-424-1414 Enchanted Village Faire 11am-4pm. Enter a Magical Land of Wonder & Imagination... Encounter a Sleeping Giant, the Knight’s Quest, lucky Fishing Booth. Shop handcrafted gifts at Village Shoppe & artisan vendors. Music, food, & more. Games & food tickets sold at event. Proceeds benefit Stone Bridge School, a Waldorf-methods public school. 1680 Los Carneros Avenue, Napa Price: $2 Info: 707-252-5522 Hot October Nights 6-11pm. Kiwanis Club of Napa’s annual fund raiser benefiting the youth of Napa Valley. Wine tasting (67:30pm), silent/live auctions, money raffle, BBQ dinner by Team Kiwanis and after dinner dancing to F.B.R. Band. Napa Expo Chardonnay Hall, Napa Price: $55 Info: 707-226-8252

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Live at Silo’s - Terry Bradford 8-11pm. Seating will begin one hour before show time. Terry Bradford sings today’s pop songs, his way, with an astoundingly powerful voice, high energy, and lots of heart and soul! His Silo’s concerts fill up quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early. Audiences always leave feeling happy, completely satisfied, and wanting more. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $35 Advance/$40 at the door Info: 707-251-5833 Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl 11am4pm. Attention all history enthusiasts…for the first time ever, four Sacramento institutions will host a special “Archives Crawl.” The “Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl” is a free local event in celebration of National Archives Month. Interested guests will have the opportunity to “crawl” to various sites to view rarely seen treasures from archival collections from twenty-one Northern California institutions and take special, behind-the-scenes tours at the four host locations that include the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History and the Sacramento Public Library. Guests will receive an Archives Crawl Passport and those who visit three of the four sites will receive a set of limited-edition commemorative coasters. Don’t miss the special opportunity to “crawl” through history during Sacramento’s first ever “Archives Crawl”! 1020 O Street, Sacramento Price: Free Info: 916-808-7072 Tea Leaf Green 9pm. With Big Light. It ain’t easy being a gypsy, especially if one sings for their supper. San Francisco’s Tea Leaf Green are newfangled Lost Boys, a traveling gang dedicated to seeking wisdom and experience in places both glorious and seedy. In many ways, this quintet is the essence of rock’s adventurous, playfully outlaw spirit, all of TLG are bruised romantics with heavy minds and a lighthearted way with experimentation. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco Price: $20 Info: 415-771-1421 or www.theindependentsf.com


Harvest Brew Tasting 1-5pm. Sonoma County’s Annual Harvest Fair has expanded its popular tasting of locally brewed ales and lagers. Taste Sonoma County’s best brews in the Fair’s Village Area on Saturday only. $15 for tasting pilsner and four tastes. Additional tastes $3 each or four for $12. 21 & older, only, please. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa Price: $15 souvenir glass and five tastes Info: 707-545-4203

Calabash Celebration 1-5pm. Join us for one of Sonoma County’s most remarkable food and art events in the beautiful organic gardens of Food For Thought - Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank. As part of admission, guests are served fine wines, along with delicious hors d’oeuvres created from the finest seasonal ingredients. 6550 Railroad Road, Forestville Price: $40 Advance/$45 At the Door Info: 707-887-1647

SF Comedy Competition at the Wells Fargo Center 8pm. This historically hilarious event delivers a full evening of laughter and the chance to see the world’s next big comedy star in the making! Join us for the semi-finals stage, where 10 contestants vie for prize money and glory. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $39.75 Info: 707-546-3600

Amphora Winery “Only Women Can Touch the Grapes” 12-4pm. Amphora’s “Only Women Can Touch the Grapes” to Stomp Out Breast Cancer. Have fun for a great cause. Only women can touch the grapes; men are welcome to cheer them on. All donations go to the Women’s Breast Care Center, Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa for mammograms for the uninsured women of our community. Amphora, 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg Price: $25 minimum donation per stomper Info: 707-431-7767

Day on the Green 2pm. Outdoor music, literary and tasting event. Benefits Connolly Ranch. The White Barn, 2727 Sulphur Springs Avenue, St. Helena Price: $20 Info: 707-963-3408 An Evening with Jose Feliciano at Lincoln Theater 6:30pm VIP/8pm concert. Jose Feliciano comes to Lincoln Theater Napa Valley one night for a benefit for Forman’s Foundation and help raise funds for cancer treatment. 100 California Drive, Yountville Price: $65/$75/$95 VIP Info: 707-944-9900 Yountville Chili Cook Off 11am-4pm. Dust off your favorite chili and salsa recipes and join us for the Annual Yountville Chili Cook Off in Yountville Park. Fabulous prizes, great food and beverages, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Yountville Park Info: 707-944-0904 Kolbe/Trinity Golf Tournament 7am registration/8am teeoff. The Athletic Department of Kolbe Academy and Trinity Prep is hosting a golf tournament and lunch at Vintner’s Golf Club in Napa Valley, 7901 Solano Avenue Yountville All the money raised will go to support the Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep athletic program. Price: $125 Info: 800-228-0917 Campfire Nights at Napa Valley Museum 7-9pm. Presented in partnership with Yountville Days and the Town of Yountville, Napa Valley Museum invites you to an evening featuring storytelling by historical characters, old California songs and stargazing in the Museum’s meadow...s’mores included! 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville Price: Free; donations are encouraged Info: 707-944-0500

Sunday, October 2nd Sonoma County Harvest Fair 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm. Come join us at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for premier wine-tasting, food-tasting, art show and sale, pumpkin carving, hay rides, Haunted Room, jazz stage, and many more events and fun activities for the whole family. Don’t miss our renowned World Championship Grape Stomp competition! Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa Price: $8 Adults/$3 Children/Ages 6 & Under Free Info: 707-545-4203 Esperanza Spalding at Uptown Theatre 7:30pm. Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, she might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music. 1350 Third Street, Napa Price: $65 Info: 707-259-0123 Annual YMCA Harvest Fair Fun Run 8am. The Annual YMCA Harvest Fair 3K/10K Family Fun Run benefits the ‘Kids to Camp’ program provided by the Sonoma County Family YMCA. Walk, Jog, or Race your way along the beautiful city streets of Bennett Valley! All ages are welcome - even babies in strollers! Great Family Fun! Info: 707-545-9622

Paul Revere and the Raiders 6pm. Pano Hall, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln Price: $29/$39 (plus taxes and fees) Info: 800-745-3000 or www.thundervalleyresort.com Family Night Sing a Song at Silo’s 4-7pm. Come join in the fun at our “Silo’s Singalong”! Full band and backup singers to accompany all of you who desire to be the “STAR” for a SONG. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: No cover Info: 707-251-5833 Sunce Crush Party! 11am-6pm. Come Celebrate our 20th Crush with us! New Releases - Grape Stomping - Barrel Tasting - Mystery Wine Contest - Pumpkin Carving - Music. Fun For The Whole Family! 1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa Price: $30 advance/$35 at the door/kids Free Info: 707-526-9463 Green Homes Tour 10am-4pm. Hosted by the City of Santa Rosa’s Clean Energy Advocates and Solar Sonoma County. The selected homes will be open for the public to tour in an effort to help residents find ways to improve their own homes. Speak with experts, see live demos and even attend a workshop at one of the six homes. Price: $5 (including guidebook) Info: 707-543-3886 Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Winery 3-5pm. Take part in our annual tradition by bringing your best furry friend to be blessed at St. Francis Winery. If you have a dog, plan to show it off by participating in our Winery Dog of the Year contest. We’ll have wine, nibbles, and pet friendly vendors on hand to round out the afternoon. Proceeds from this event go to support local animal charities. No reservations required. 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa Price: Free Info: 888-675-WINE Indian Summer Blaze - FRESH Dance/Social 5-10pm. Z Productions presents: FRESH-Dance/socials for the LGBT community & friends Every first Sunday of the month featuring DJ Lori Z. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol Price: $10 Info: 707-861-9190 West Sonoma County Wineries Open House 11am-4pm. Please join us for our Fall Open House. Complimentary tasting at the following wineries: Balletto Vineyards, Dutton Estate Winery, Graton Ridge Cellars, HANNA Winery, Russian River Vineyards, Taft Street Winery. Price: Free Info: 707-887-3344 Solano Community Symphony Opening Night 3pm. 25th Anniversary Season. Maestro Semyon Lohss and the Solano Community Symphony present selections from Sibelius, Hanson and Beethoven. Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville Price: $15-$28 Info: 707-469-4013

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The Emperor’s New Clothes @ Lincoln Theater 3pm. The Emperor has new clothes! Or does he? But who will tell him? A timeless classic by Hans Christian Andersen performed by California Theatre Center. This is a wonderful way for children to experience the magic of live theater. Great family fun! 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $15/$10 under 18 Info: 707-944-9900 Music on the Terrace at Domaine Chandon 10am-5pm. Listen to a live band, enjoy our highly-acclaimed sparkling wines and experience a beautiful day on our Terrace. No RSVP necessary. 1 California Drive, Yountville Price: Free Info: 888-242-6366 Yountville Days Parade and Festival 11am-4pm. Yountville celebrates the Annual Yountville Days Parade & Festival. Parade begins at noon from the Veterans Home, proceeds up Washington Street to Yountville Park where the whole family can enjoy great food, beverages, entertainment, win fabulous prizes and more! Yountville Price: Free to the Public Info: 707-944-8712

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Apple Hill Trip 8am-5pm. Apple Hill Loop with guide, lunch and transportation. Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St., Benicia Price: $65 Info: 707-745-1202 Food Truck Tuesdays Featuring Curry Up 11am-2pm. Join us during the busy harvest months to see all the action, taste the wines and enjoy complimentary snacks during your visit. We’ll be featuring food from the delicious Indian food truck, Curry Up Now. Chateau Montelena, 1429 Tubbs Ln., Calistoga Price: Free Info: 707-942-5105

Wednesday, October 5th Benise @ Napa Valley Opera House 8pm. Benise, armed with his ‘Spanish Guitar’ as he takes us on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Nouveau Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Argentinean Tango, Indian Bollywood, Parisian Waltz, exotic African drumming...and more! 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $40/$50 Info: 707-226-7372 Meet the Woman who Saves Wild Cheetahs @ Safari West 6-9pm.Dr. Laurie Marker is coming to Safari West! Meet the Woman who Saves Wild Cheetahs. To Safari West, cheetahs are close friends with whom we work on a daily basis. Yet, in spite of being the fastest creatures on earth, even cheetahs cannot out run extinction. Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa Price: $45 for Adults/$15 for Children (4-12) Info: 707-566-3667

Thursday, October 6th Yamato Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble 8pm. Jackson Hall Standard, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $49/$37/$25 general; $24.50/$18.50/$12.50 student Info: 866-754-2787 Cake 8pm. Freeborn Hall, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $37 regular/$42 day of show Info: 530-752-2813 Buffy Sainte-Marie @ Napa Valley Opera House 8pm. Buffy Sainte-Marie has never stopped channeling her infinite musical and artistic creativity. As one of the most spellbinding artists of our time, Buffy Sainte-Marie gracefully combines a high energy stage presence with cerebral songs that tell powerful stories. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $35/$40 Info: 707-226-7372 October In Paradise 5:30-10pm. Please join us at our annual fundraiser for a delicious dinner, fine wines, jazz duo Brulée, the renowned Blue Moon Rhythm & Blues Dance Band. Bid on wine lots, vacation get-aways, fine art, professional services, and unique treasures at our live and silent auctions. Supports the Sonoma Co. Task Force for the Homeless. Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa Price: $70 in advance/$75 at the door Info: 707-575-4494 Te Vaka: South Pacific Fusion @ Lincoln Theater 8pm. Come see Polynesia as you never have before, presented by one of the most talented and original world acts to appear on the international scene in years. Certain to educate and entertain, Te Vaka celebrates indigenous music and dance in one of the most successful of all modern Polynesian shows. 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $35/$45/$55 Info: 707-944-9900

Friday, October 7th Benicia Night Out 6-9pm. A weekend focused on fabulous fashion! The weekend includes displays, demonstrations, trunk shows and runway fashion shows. Benicia Info: 707-745-9791. 36th Annual SF Comedy Competition 9pm. Cache Club Show! Club 88, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Hwy. 16, Brooks Price: Free with Cache Club Card or $20 at door Info: 888-772-2243 or www.cachecreek.com Cake 8pm. Freeborn Hall, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $37 regular/$42 day of show Info: 530-752-2813

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Rebirth Brass Band 9pm. With Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco Price: $25 Info: 415-771-1421 or www.theindependentsf.com Mexican Dance 8pm-1am. Banda Recodo, Banda Los Recoditos & Los Amos de Nuevo Leon. Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Info: 707-284-3069 Tapas on the Terrace at Gloria Ferrer 5:30-7:30pm. Spend an evening in Spain, without leaving Sonoma. Enjoy the seductive sounds of Spanish music while sampling tapas (Spanish Appetizers) prepared by Chef Steve Rose of Vineyards Inn paired with Gloria Ferrer’s sparkling and estate varietal wines. 23555 Carneros Highway (121), Sonoma Price: $35/$29.75 for Cuvee Club Members Info: 707-933-1917 Spirit of Women “Girls Night Out” 8pm. Nationally known comedian and veteran of The Comedy Channel and FOX’s Comedy Night Live Kat Simmons will headline NorthBay’s Spirit of Women 2nd Annual Girls’ Night Out. Special guest appearance by comic, actor, impressionist and singer extraordinaire Donna Cherry. The evening of fun begins with a boutique, shopping, wine tasting, health information…even a photo booth! Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville Price: $35 Spirit of Women members/$40 non-members Info: 707-469-4013

Saturday, October 8th Benicia Fashion Weekend 5:30pm. Featuring “Legends to the Future.” Special Appearances include: Richard Hallmarq, Sacramento-born fashion designer for music legends like Prince, debuts his line “The Collection.” Lluvy Gomez from America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4 offers her talents as a professional model on the runway. Claudine Wong, newscaster on KTVU Channel 2 News, is the MC for the night. Betsy Johnson’s latest collection hot off the runways from New York’s Fashion week. The weekend includes daytime displays, demonstrations, trunk shows and runway fashion shows. Treasury Commons, First & D St., Benicia Price: $40 includes glass of wine and an assortment of scrumptious appetizers from First Street Café Info: 707-745-9791.

Cotati Oktoberfest 12-6pm. Get out your lederhosen and practice your yodeling for the upcoming Cotati Oktoberfest. Wunderbar German food and beer, plus the oom-pah-pah of a Bavarian band. Polka to your heart’s content on our new dance floor. La Plaza Park, Downtown Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Hwy and West Sierra Avenue under the giant tent Info: 707-795-5508 Jonathan Franzen on Autobiography & Fiction Writing 8pm. National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Franzen exploded onto the literary scene in 2001. His most recent novel, Freedom, was chosen as one of The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010 and was also a finalist in the fiction category for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. Jackson Hall Standard, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $49/$37/$25 general; $24.50/$18.50/$12.50 student Info: 866-754-2787 Festival of the Autumn Moon 6-9:30pm. Enjoy the harvest bounty by joining a fun-filled evening of merriment, delicious food and wine, and silent and live auctions. Auction lots include a Rochioli 2007 Pinot Noir magnum, a North Carolina stay, wine club membership and much more! Support the community while enjoying a terrific evening. Francis Ford Coppola Winery, 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville Price: $50 per ticket Info: 707-799-6261 Fall Garden Lunch 12-2pm. Chef Domenica of Catelli’s Restaurant will prepare an elegant meal served on the Adobe patio at the Wetzel Family Estate. This seasonal meal is paired with AVV wines and is the ultimate way to enjoy wine country. Reservations required. Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg Price: $35 Info: 800-888-7209 ext 108 Summer Jazz at Seasons - Mad and Eddie Duran Trio 4-6pm. Live Jazz Performance & Wine Pairing. San Francisco’s First Couple of Instrumental Jazz – Playing familiar and not so familiar jazz standards, Latin, Brazilian and Bebop. Eddie Duran on guitar and Madeline Duran on saxophone and flute. Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg Price: Free Info: 707-431-2222 Wesla Whitfield @ Napa Valley Opera House 8pm. Wesla Whitfield inhabits that indeterminate zone where jazz and cabaret meet. Trained in classical music and opera, Whitfield has toiled for more than three decades to become one of the most gifted performers breathing life into the Great American Songbook. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $30/$35 Info: 707-226-7372 Live at Silo’s - Cosmos Percussion Orchestra 8-11pm. African, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Middle Eastern, Brazilian Haitian and World Beat Fusion. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $15 Info: 707-251-5833

Te Vaka 8pm. “South Pacific Fusion.” Featuring comedian Bradley Lum. Club 88, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Hwy. 16, Brooks Price: $49/$35/$25 Info: 888-772-2243 or www.cachecreek.com

Paraduxx Fall Celebration Save the date for the Annual Paraduxx Fall Celebration. Join us for new release wines, great bites and fun in the sun. Call now to reserve your tickets and for more information. Paraduxx Winery, 7257 Silverado Trail, Napa Info: 707-967-2031

Viking Fest 10am-3pm. Leif Erickson Day Celebration, open to the public. Live Viking Re-enactments, Cultural Demonstrations, Taste of Norway lunch, Imported Scandinavian Foods and Gift Items, Home Made Baked Goods, Fresh Waffles and Coffee, Free Admission. 617 W. 9th Street, Cloverdale Price: Free Admission Info: 707-894-1807

Napa Ballroom Dancers “Fall Frolic” 7-10:30pm. Napa Ballroom Dancers invites you to our “Fall Frolic”. Salsa dance lesson by Deb and Ed Baxter at 7pm. DJ Steve Luther follows at 8pm with his wide variety of ballroom, Latin, swing, nightclub 2-step and country. No host bar. 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa Price: $15 Info: 707-255-5890

Oktoberfest in Cloverdale 3-8pm. Annual Oktoberfest - Cloverdale Downtown Plaza German food (bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, apple crisp), wine and beer tasting, live music, silent auction, raffles, street vendors, children’s activities, and more! A seasonal tradition that’s fun for the entire family. Price: Event free/ meal $15 in advance Info: 707-894-2039

Napa Homebrewers Classic 11am-5pm. Join us for the first annual Napa Homebrewers’ Classic! Homemade beer, great music, food and more this fundraiser benefits the following North Napa Rotary charities. Chardonnay Hall, Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd Street, Napa Price: $25 Info: 707-253-2008

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Bill Soberanes Annual Whiskerino Contest 3pm. The Petaluma Farmers’ Market will sponsor the annual Bill Soberanes Whiskerino Contest in Walnut Park, the judging will take place in the Gazebo. All categories welcome; show off your facial hair to one and all - Full beards, goatees, moustaches, sideburns and peach fuzz. There will be live music by The Wayward Angels. Price: Free Info: 707-762-0344 Oktoberfest Petaluma 4-10pm. Partake in beer, live music, dancing, & delicious food. A day spent at Oktoberfest will be the highlight of your Oktober. Petaluma Community Center at Lucchesi Park, 320 N. McDowell Blvd Petaluma Price: $10 in advance/$12 at the door Info: 707-763-9556 Open House Plant Sale 10am-4pm. We will celebrate fall by pressing apples into cider, and then drink it! Take a Docentled tour, learn to make rope, enjoy refreshments, start your fall planting for rewards next summer with old favorites and unusual perennials; visit the historic cottage and ask Master Gardeners your questions. Luther Burbank’s Experiential Farm, 7781 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol Price: Free Info: 707-481-3488 Northbay Bellydance Bazaar 12-7pm. Don’t miss the Northbay’s premier bellydance event...2 full days...non-stop dance performances, vendors from all across the lands, workshops, live music. 390 Morris St, Sebastopol Price: $13 Adults Info: 707-799-8959 Feast of Eden 5pm. The Land Trust of Napa County presents the annual Feast of Eden Gala. Held at Raymond Vineyards it promises a classic country garden feast, complete with incredible Napa Valley inspired cuisine masterfully paired with Raymond Vineyards’ finest vintages. 849 Zinfandel Lane St. Helena Price: $250 Info: 707-252-3270

Fall Ball 12-4pm. Come join us as we celebrate the harvest season with our Fall Ball. We will be serving decadent bal- inspired nibblers from Dean and Deluca paired with an exquisite selection of our favorite Girard Wines! See you at the celebration! 6795 Washington St., Yountville Price: $20/Complimentary Wine Club Members Info: 707-968-9297 x 19 Gilbert Gottfried @ Lincoln Theater 8pm. Gottfried is one of the most sought-after comedians of our time and regularly performs live to sold-out audiences across North America. Get ready to laugh until you cry. 18 and over only. 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $35/$45/$55 (Adults only) Info: 707-944-9900 Harvest Moon Gazing 8-11pm. Come experience the Harvest Moon at Napa Valley Museum with Mike Johnson. View the Milky Way, constellations, deep sky objects and double stars. Dress warmly, bring a blanket and binoculars. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville Price: $2 per child/$3 per adult Info: 707-944-0500 Eric Christensen Show at Gallery 1870 2-5pm. Master Watercolor Artist Eric Christensen homecoming and signing at Gallery 1870 in V Marketplace, Yountville Price: Free admission Info: 707-944-9670

Sunday, October 9th Benicia Fashion Weekend A weekend focused on fabulous fashion! The weekend includes displays, demonstrations, trunk shows and runway fashion shows. Benicia Info: 707-745-9791. Let’s Preserve - A Community Event 9am-4pm (in 2 shifts). This event will benefit our local Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed! Canning will be done in two shifts with a communal meal at noon. No experience required. Bring a bit of lunch to share. Please donate your time, surplus tomatoes and jars! Call to sign up and for more details. Villa Chanticleer Annex Kitchen, 1248 North Fitch Mountain Road, Healdsburg Price: Free Info: 707-431-0425 Silo’s Presents Music on the River 4-7pm. Performing Dance Blues, Rockin Blues, Jump Jive, Memphis, Delta, Texas & Chicago Blues, This band packs any room with upbeat dance blues music. The band can be as small as a 3-piece ensemble to a full 12-piece with horn section. Up beat dancing or down & dirty blues, this is the experience to have. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $5 Info: 707-251-5833 Laurence Juber, Peppino D’Agostino and Carlos Reyes 7pm. See guitarists Laurence Juber, Peppino D’Agostino and harpist and violinist Carlos Reyes at the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $25/$30 Info: 707-226-7372 Exotic Caged Bird Mart 9am-4pm. Birds and bird-related items for sale. No dogs allowed! Garrett Hall, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7/children 12 and under free (accompanied by adult) Info: 707-529-1243 Dark Shadows At Twilight at the Wells Fargo Center 3:30pm. American Philharmonic celebrates the spookier side of human nature in a concert of brilliant and beloved favorites. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $30/$20/$5 Ages 16 and Under Info: 707-546-3600 Open House Plant Sale 10am-4pm. We will celebrate fall by pressing apples into cider, and then drink it! Take a Docentled tour, learn to make rope, enjoy refreshments, start your fall planting for rewards next summer with old favorites and unusual perennials; visit the historic cottage and ask Master Gardeners your questions. Luther Burbank’s Experiential Farm, 7781 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol Price: Free Info: 707-481-3488

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Northbay Bellydance Bazaar 12-6pm. Don’t miss the Northbay’s premier bellydance event...2 full days...non-stop dance performances, vendors from all across the lands, workshops, live music. 390 Morris St, Sebastopol Price: $13 Adults Info: 707-799-8959 Garden and Kitchen Tour and Dinner 2-6pm. We meet at the historic Logan-Ives House. We will tour the organic garden, taste olive oil, & about food & wine pairing. Then we will have a private tour of the kitchen and a meeting with the chef. Included in the price: garden tour, olive oil tasting, wine tasting 4-course meal, & wine. 738 Main Street, St. Helena Price: $135 Info: 707-227-5036 Blue Angels 1pm. In conjunction with “Fleet Week”, a Blue Angel pilot of each aircraft type flown by the Blue Angels will on hand to share their flying experiences. Speaking will be Al Taddeo of the original team having flown F6F Hellcats then the F8F Bearcat, Ken Wallace commanded the team in the F9F Panther/Cougar, Vince Donile represents the F-11 Tiger, Kevin O’Mara flew the F-4 Phantom, Bill Newman commanded the Blues in the A-4 Skyhawk, and George Dom commanded the team from the cockpit of the F-18 Hornet. Also appearing will be Mary Ellen Russell, the first female member of the Blue Angels. The moderated discussion will be followed by a “meet and greet” autograph session. Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville Price: $30 Info: 707-469-4013 Casual Sunday Sip n Pick 10am-5pm. In honor of the 2011 harvest, we are hosting our second annual Casual Sunday Sip n Pick. Come, relax and experience the 2011 vintage. All guests can have the opportunity to pick and taste grapes as well as participate in crush pad activities. Picnics welcome or call ahead to order a gourmet box lunch. Windsor Oaks Vineyards, 10810 Hillview Road, Windsor Price: $10 per person refundable with purchase Info: 707-433-3810 Gilbert Gottfried @ Lincoln Theater 5pm. Gottfried is one of the most sought-after comedians of our time and regularly performs live to sold-out audiences across North America. Get ready to laugh until you cry. 18 and over only. 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $35/$45/$55 (Adults only) Info: 707-944-9900 Eric Christensen Show at Gallery 1870 2-5pm. Master Watercolor Artist Eric Christensen homecoming and signing at Gallery 1870 in V Marketplace, Yountville Price: Free admission Info: 707-944-9670

Monday, October 10th Popovich Comedy Pet Theater @ Napa Valley Opera House 7pm. The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: Adults $23/Children 12 and under $15 Info: 707-226-7372

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The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre 7pm. The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre features an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots even geese and mice! Critics describe it as a unique blend of comedy, world-champion juggling, and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Gregory Popovich has rescued the animals from shelters all over the country and transformed them into Las Vegas stars! Gregory Popovich is a fifth-generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals. He released his first book “You CAN Train Your Cat” in late 2009 and has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman and in USA Today, just to name a few. Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre has been voted “Best family show in Las Vegas” and were finalist on America’s Got Talent. Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville Price: $17-$25 Info: 707-469-4013

Thursday, October 13th San Francisco Symphony 8pm. James Conlon, music director of the LA Opera, kicks off the SF Symphony’s Mondavi Center mini-season with a thrilling program featuring Maurice Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Olga Guryakova, soprano; Sergei Leiferkus, baritone. Jackson Hall Orchestra, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $89/$73/$50 general; $44.50/$36.50/$25 student Info: 866-754-2787 Keiko Matsui @ Napa Valley Opera House 8pm. Keiko Matsui is a Japanese smooth jazz/jazz fusion/new age/ keyboardist and composer whose career spans three decades, during which time she has released twenty CDs (in addition to various compilations) and has received international acclaim. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $28/$38 Info: 707-226-7372 Live at Silo’s - Napa Valley Symphony 7-10pm. As an introduction to its 2012 “Made in Napa” project, the Napa Valley Symphony will present chamber ensemble compositions by three Napa-based composers: Robert Wright, Jason Nett, and Richard Aldag. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $20 Info: 707-251-5833 Tolay Fall Festival 9am-3pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041 ARTrails Open Studios 10am-5pm. For two weekends this Fall,135 visual artists will open their workspaces to the public. ARTrails was once again voted Sonoma County’s “Best Outdoor Art Event” in 2011! Price: Free Info: 707-579-2787 Pink Party at Chandon 7-11pm. Join in the fun at Chandon’s annual Pink Party. Dress in your finest pink attire and sip pink bubbly while savoring pink-hued appetizers from étoile Restaurant and dancing to the sounds of DJ Dukes. Benefiting breast cancer treatments at our local Queen of the Valley Medical Foundation. Domaine Chandon, One California Drive, Yountville Info: 707-204-7622

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Friday, October 14th Vacaville Museum and Guild Inaugural Golf Tournament 11am registration; 12:30pm shotgun start. The event will be a straight scramble, and you may sign up for men’s, women’s, or mixed team foursomes. You can win some great prizes, both on and off the course. Dinner will be provided after the tournament by Pietro’s 1, Outback Steakhouse, and Vasquez Deli, and will be served at the Son Rise Community Center, 620 Orange Drive. All proceeds go to the Vacaville Museum, a Center for Solano County History. Travis Air Force Base Cypress Lakes Golf Course, 5601 Meridian Road, Vacaville Price: $95 Info: 707-451-0458 Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Live at Silo’s - Louis Prima Jr. 7pm & 10pm. Louis Prima Jr. brings his famous father’s music to life with an energetic show from the unique, first-hand perspective of being the son of a music legend. He puts on a spectacular performance that will wear you out, as you fall in love all over again with amazing songs like “Jump, Jive an’ Wail,” and “Just a Gigolo.” 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $35 Advance/$40 at the door Info: 707-251-5833 Tolay Fall Festival 9am-3pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041

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The Drums 9pm. With io echo. The Drums initially caught the ear of the indie world with their Summertime! EP. It was an escapist collection of beach pop fantasies; tracks suffused with a wistful, longing nostalgia that never pandered to cheap sentimentality. Their rise, particularly in the UK, was meteoric. Early buzz led to a prestigious spot on the BBC Sound of 2010 shortlist, followed in short succession by a slot on the Shockwaves NME Tour in 2009, and the publication’s Phillip Hall Radar Award in early 2010. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco Price: $15 Info: 415-771-1421 or www.theindependentsf.com Sonoma County Fall Home Show & Redwood Empire Train Show 12-7pm. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7 general/$4 seniors (60+)/ under 12 free (Friday only) Info: 877-794-4710 Mary Oliver at the Wells Fargo Center 8pm. Mary Oliver’s poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, which brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday world into a place of magic and discovery. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $35/$25 Info: 707-546-3600 Fireside Chat & Dinner with Joel Petterson 5:30pm. A cozy, chatty evening around the fireplace with the Zin Master himself, Joel Peterson. He’ll weave Ravenslore, any questions and lead us through a tasting of Ravenswood zins, followed by a three-course dinner hosted by Joel. Very limited seating. Call for reservations. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma Price: $90/$75 Club Members Info: 707-933-2336

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Day of the Dead Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm. In conjunction with NV ARTS 2011, Napa Valley Museum, Vintage High School and Nimbus Arts present Dia De Los Muertos, a bilingual exhibition celebrating this annual celebration. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville Price: Free/$5 Suggested Donation Info: 707-944-0500

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Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Lani Misalucha 8pm. With special guest Raymond Ritchie. Club 88, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Hwy. 16, Brooks Price: $85/$69/$59 Info: 888-772-2243 or www.cachecreek.com Asti Tour de Vine Join your hosts, the Cloverdale Rotary for the annual Asti Tour de Vine, a 25k, 50k, 100k, or 100m (century) bicycle tour. The tour takes place in Northern Sonoma County’s breathtaking wine country. This exclusive ride is limited in size. Fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cloverdale. Info: 707-894-7848 Harvest Open House at Arrowood 11am-3pm. Celebrate the harvest by enjoying the newest releases of our 2008 Merlot, Sonoma Valley, accompanied with small bites and a great view of the vineyards dressed in their fall colors. 14347 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen Price: $10 Guest/First in Line Wine Club Free Info: 800-938-5170 Annual Harvest Celebration 11am-4:30pm. Bella will be celebrating the season in all its autumn glory with one of its legendary harvest parties. If you’d like to stomp some grapes, call to reserve your wine-stained spot (grape stomping by reservation only)! 9711 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg Price: $15 per person and free for club members Info: 707-473-9014 Corvettes at the Castle 11am-4pm. Come to see your favorite vintage Corvette! Create the perfect wine country picnic from our Gourmet Marketplace and enjoy wine tasting in our Oak Grove. Ledson Winery, 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood Price: Free Info: 707-537-3810 Katie Herzig & Butterfly Boucher 8pm. Katie’s song “Heaven’s My Home” received a 2007 Grammy nomination and she has steadily become a fixture in Nashville’s up-and-coming indie music scene. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $15/$20 Info: 707-226-7372 Live at Silo’s - Terry Bradford 8-11pm. Seating will begin one hour before show time. Terry Bradford sings today’s pop songs, his way - with an astoundingly powerful voice, high energy, and lots of heart and soul! His Silo’s concerts fill up quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early. Audiences always leave feeling happy, completely satisfied, and wanting more - all at the same time. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $35 Advance/$40 at the door Info: 707-251-5833 Tolay Fall Festival 11am-5pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041 The Head and the Heart 10pm. With Release The Sunbird. Composed largely of transplants to the Seattle area, The Head and the Heart write and play songs that speak to the newness of a fresh start, of the ghosts left behind, of moving forward, all brimming with a soulfulness and hope for a better life than the one we’ve all been sold. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco Price: $15 Info: 415-771-1421 or www.theindependentsf.com

Sonoma County Fall Home Show & Redwood Empire Train Show 10am-7pm. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7 general/$4 seniors (60+) Info: 877-794-4710 Santa Rosa Symphony Set One 8pm. Puppets, Princes and Paremski. Bruno Ferrandis, conductor, Natasha Paremski, piano. Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges Suite. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Stravinsky: Petrushka. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd. Santa Rosa Price: $15-$65 Info: 707-546-8742 ARTrails Open Studios 10am-5pm. For two weekends this Fall,135 visual artists will open their workspaces to the public. ARTrails was once again voted Sonoma County’s “Best Outdoor Art Event” in 2011! Price: Free Info: 707-579-2787 Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest 10am-1pm. Parade at 10am, Haunted House, Beer and Wine Tasting, Arts and Crafts, Free Children’s Activities, Pet Costume Contest, Scarecrow City, Pumpkin Pie Bake Off and more. Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Ukiah Price: Free Info: 707-463-6231 Society Gala 2011 5-10pm. Now in its third year, the Society Gala 2011 is a much anticipated fundraising event for the American Cancer Society in Solano County. This year’s sports theme, Take Me Out to the Ball, promises to be even more spectacular than last year’s An Affair to Remember. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by Cast Iron Grill in Suisun. There will be many activities, entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction. Yin Ranch, Vacaville The Spinners @ Lincoln Theater 8pm. Since 1961, The Spinners have been innovators and icons of rhythm and blues. With hits such as “Then Came You,” “They Just Can’t Stop It” and “The Rubberband Man,” The Spinners will have you singing along. The Spinners have been hailed as one of the best R&B groups from their era. 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $45/$55/$65 Info: 707-944-9900

Sunday, October 16th Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Old Roma Station Fall Festival 12-4pm. Come out and join us for a day of wine, pizza and music. 4 wineries will be pairing their wine with their favorite pizza from Rosso’s Pizza Oven. Solid Air Band will be playing from 1 - 4 out on the patio. 53 Front St., Healdsburg Price: $20 prepaid online/$30 at the door Info: 707484-3083 Autumn Faire & Market 12-5pm. Food vendors, kids’ activities, and lots of creative artisan vendors with everything from one of a kind clothing and jewelry, to photographs, alter rocks, kitchen items and African baskets and beads. Presented by the Monte Rio Recreation & Park District at the Monte Rio Amphitheater Price: Free Info: 707-865-9956 Steven Wright at Uptown Theatre 8pm. Academy Award Winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. 1350 Third St., Napa Price: $40 Info: 707-259-0123

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Tolay Fall Festival 11am-5pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041 Sonoma County Fall Home Show & Redwood Empire Train Show 10am-6pm. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7 general/$4 seniors (60+) Info: 877-794-4710 Santa Rosa Symphony Set One 3pm. Puppets, Princes and Paremski. Bruno Ferrandis, conductor, Natasha Paremski, piano. Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges Suite. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Stravinsky: Petrushka. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd. Santa Rosa Price: $15-$65 Info: 707-546-8742 ARTrails Open Studios 10am-5pm. For two weekends this Fall,135 visual artists will open their workspaces to the public. ARTrails was once again voted Sonoma County’s “Best Outdoor Art Event” in 2011! Price: Free Info: 707-579-2787 Sonoma Wine Country Singles Party 5-7pm. Meet new friends who appreciate great wine, in the lovely Sonoma countryside! Only $10 at the door includes tasting Keating wines, accompanied by appetizers to cleanse the palate. Adults of all ages welcome. 23564 Arnold Drive, Sonoma Price: $10 Info: 415-507-9962 Salon Sunday 3pm. Eloquence String Quartet - Peggy Brady, Rachelle Davis, Beth Heid, Gwynneth Davis. Benefits St. Helena Community Band. The White Barn 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave., St. Helena Price: $20 Info: 707-963-3408

Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest 10am-1pm. Parade at 10am, Haunted House, Beer and Wine Tasting, Arts and Crafts, Free Children’s Activities, Pet Costume Contest, Scarecrow City, Pumpkin Pie Bake Off and more. Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Ukiah Price: Free Info: 707-463-6231 Kenny G 7pm. Rare acoustic duo with pianist Robert Damper. In a recording career that spans almost 3 decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville Price: $60 Info: 707-469-4013 George and Keoki Kahumoku Show and Lu’au @ Lincoln Theater 5pm Lu’au; 7pm music and hula. Come learn what it means to be Hawaiian. This day will start with a typical Hawaiian feast (lu’au), so come experience traditional Hawaiian food and drinks followed by Hawaiian music and dance (hula). Enjoy an evening of great Hawaiian Music, hula and food. 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $25/$35 (Lu’au add $60) Info: 707-944-9900

Monday, October 17th Shelby Lynne @ Napa Valley Opera House 7pm. Following a year on the road, the fiercely independent musician is back in the studio working on a new album – writing, recording and producing the collection herself. Entitled Revelation Road, it is her most personal album ever. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $30/$35 Info: 707-226-7372 Santa Rosa Symphony Set One 8pm. Puppets, Princes and Paremski. Bruno Ferrandis, conductor, Natasha Paremski, piano. Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges Suite. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Stravinsky: Petrushka. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd. Santa Rosa Price: $15-$65 Info: 707-546-8742

Tuesday, October 18th Jason Bonham’s Led-Zeppelin Experience 8pm. Tickets from the earlier re-scheduled May show will be honored for this show date. Jason Bonham’s Led-Zeppelin Experience will celebrate the life and music of his father–the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third Street, Napa Price: $50/$155 Info: 707-259-0123 Vince Gill at the Wells Fargo Center 8pm. One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music. His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar playing world-class. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $65/$45 Info: 707-546-3600

Wednesday, October 19th Scottish Ballet 8pm. Described as ‘sensuous, strong and alert to every nuance’ (Independent on Sunday), Scottish Ballet performs a broad repertoire of both classical and contemporary works. On its first national U.S. tour in 25 years, the 36-dancer touring company will feature Kenneth MacMillan’s classic Song of the Earth (set to Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde“) and King 2 Ends, a new piece by Jorma Elo. Jackson Hall Standard, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis Price: $49/$37/$30 general; $24.50/$18.50/$15 student Info: 866-754-2787

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The Miles Davis Experience @ Uptown Theatre 7:30pm. Targeted for those too young to have had the chance to experience this critical period’s work or those not lucky enough to have seen him performing in his time, the show includes live music performed in the manner it was first presented, with era photos and film clips brought together by a beat poet-style narrator. 1350 Third Street, Napa Price: $30/$40 21+over Info: 707-259-0123

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Silo’s Presents 3rd Thursdays - A Capella Competition 7-10pm. All ages, solos, duets, sextets. Space is limited, reservations recommended. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $10 Info: 707-251-5833 Peter White @ Napa Valley Opera House 8pm. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, Peter White combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $28/$38 Info: 707-226-7372 Tolay Fall Festival 9am-3pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, olay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041 David Cook and Gavin DeGraw @ Wells Fargo Center 8pm. Season seven “American Idol” winner David Cook is joining up with platinum-selling singer-songwriter and musician Gavin DeGraw for a co-headlining tour this fall. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $35/$45 Info: 707-546-3600 An Evening of Film, Food and Wine 6pm. The Cast and Crew of LifeWorks invite you to attend a Fundraising Movie Premiere at the Summerfield Cinemas. Join us in celebrating our 15th year of serving the mental health needs of individuals, children and families in our community. 551 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $40pp Info: 707-568-2300

Friday, October 21st Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Vince Neil of Motley Crue 8pm. Pano Hall, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln Price: $39/$49 (plus taxes and fees) Info: 800-745-3000 or www.thundervalleyresort.com Tolay Fall Festival 9am-3pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041 Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe 9pm. With Anders Osborne. Led by Karl Denson, who over the past 15 years has collaborated with such luminaries as Lenny Kravitz, Fred Wesley and The Greyboy Allstars, the Tiny Universe creates a dynamic sound that defies categorization. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco Price: $25 Info: 415-771-1421 or www.theindependentsf.com

4th Annual Northern California Walking Horse Association – Oktoberfest Horse Show 9am. Featuring pleasure Tennessee Walking Horses with classes for Spotted Saddle Horses & Open Gaited Breeds. Lyttle Cow Palace, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: Free Info: www.norcalwalkers.com California Redwood Chorale: The Road to Italy 8pm. “The Road to Italy”, the totally entertaining California Redwood Chorale, directed by Robert Hazelrigg, will delight you with the program they are taking to Italy. You will hear a mix of Italian and American music. Special soloists include Bonnie Brooks, mezzo and Michael Fontaine, tenor. Advance tickets at brownpapertickets. com. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa Price: $20 At the Door Info: 707-874-3770 U.S. National Dance Formation Champions @ Lincoln Theater 8pm. The BYU Ballroom Dance Company is the current United States National Formation Dance Champion. This 90-minute showcase, “Capture the Magic”, features a wide variety of dances ranging from the Viennese Waltz to the West Coast Swing and includes solo, small group and full company numbers. 100 California Dr., Yountville Price: $25/$35/$15 under 18 and over 65 Info: 707-944-9900

Saturday, October 22nd Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia The Wayans Brothers 7:30pm & 10pm. Shawn & Marlon Wayans. Club 88, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Hwy. 16, Brooks Price: $45 Info: 888-772-2243 or www.cachecreek.com Calistoga Blues Fest 12-6pm. Calistoga’s Blues Fest will take over downtown for an afternoon of great live blues bands and wine tasting from 15 award-winning wineries. This music, food, wine and art festival invites you to stroll along Calistoga’s downtown district to enjoy music in multiple venues while sampling many of the region’s best wines. Price: Music is free/tasting passes $30 Info: 707-942-6333 Summer Jazz at Seasons - Anton Schwartz Quartet 4-6pm. Live Jazz Performance & Wine Pairing. Jazz that’s soulful and intelligent from the Seattle-based saxophonist/composer, Anton Schwartz. Anton is joined by Adam Shulman on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass and Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums. Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg Price: Free Info: 707-431-2222 Live at Silo’s Kevin Russell 8-11pm. The Cream of Clapton is a tribute to the legendary British Blues & Rock guitarist, Eric Clapton. A legacy of hits by a rock icon, performed live by veteran Bay Area guitarist and vocalist, Kevin Russell. He has recently played guitar in the touring version of “Jersey Boys.” Catch this group, LIVE! 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $20 Advance/$25 At the Door/$14 Members Info: 707-251-5833 Tolay Fall Festival 11am-5pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041

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4th Annual Northern California Walking Horse Association – Oktoberfest Horse Show 9am. Featuring pleasure Tennessee Walking Horses with classes for Spotted Saddle Horses & Open Gaited Breeds. Lyttle Cow Palace, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: Free Info: www.norcalwalkers.com 6th Annual DSLC Tech Expo & More 11am-3pm. Featuring state-of-the-art assistive technology. Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: Free Info: 707-528-2745 2011 Ghouwill Ball 7:30-11pm. Don your favorite Pirate Attire, Costume, Gown, Tux or Mask and join us for an evening of fun benefiting Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire. - Music by “Twice As Good” - Full Buffet - Wine/Beer/Tainted Champagne Cocktail - Costume Contest - Silent Auction - Mystical Entertainers - Special Guest Emcee: Debbie Abrams of KZST. 1525 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa Price: $89 pp Info: 707-523-0550 x 213 ARTrails Open Studios 10am-5pm. For two weekends this Fall,135 visual artists will open their workspaces to the public. ARTrails was once again voted Sonoma County’s “Best Outdoor Art Event” in 2011! Price: Free Info: 707-579-2787 Harvest Festival at Robledo Family Winery 12-4pm. Celebrate Harvest with the blessing of the Grapes and Olives, live Mariachi music, Aztec dancers, a grape stomp competition and delicious Mexican cuisine. RSVP only. 21901 Bonness Road, Sonoma Price: $65 per person Info: 707-939-6903

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Closing Reception: DISCREPANCY 5:30-7:30pm. Last chance to see this incredible exhibition! More than 20 artists have created art about daily life and its connection to three major events; The World Trade Center attack on 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A special component is masks and writings by veterans of Pathway Home. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville Price: $5 per person/free for members Info: 707-944-0500

Sunday, October 23rd Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Songs of Old Waikiki @ Napa Valley Opera House 4pm. Join pianist and singer Andrew Moore, ukulele artist and singer Judd Finkelstein, bassist Alan Parks, and steel guitarist Sean Allen for a delightful tropical escape to the golden age of Waikiki. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $25 Info: 707-226-7372 Silo’s Presents Music on the River 4-7pm. Come and enjoy a beautiful evening on the Patio over looking the Napa River. The Pacheco Trio has its own repertoire, consisting mainly of American, Brazilian, and Latin Jazz. The Pacheco Trio creates enthusiasm in its unique renditions of classic jazz standards. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $5 Info: 707-251-5833

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Napa Ragtime Festival 2pm Youth Contest/4pm Main Concert. The First Presbyterian Church of Napa is hosting a Ragtime Music Festival. Events will include a Youth Ragtime Playing Contest, Silent Movies, and the Main Concert. Featured artists will include pianists Larisa Migachyov and John Partridge, flutist Kent Cohea, organist Tom Flesher, the Chancel Choir and the Handbell choir. 1333 Third Street, Napa Price: $10/$5 Seniors & Students Info: 415-260-6396 Tolay Fall Festival 11am-5pm. Hay rides with a Park Ranger, World Record Pumpkin Seed Spitting, Native American Village, Nighttime Creatures Barn with the Creepy Crawly Critter Room, Children’s Farm Crafts, Giant Straw Maze Pyramid, Farm Animals, Nature Hikes and, of course, pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma Price: $3 age 13 and older/$1 age 12 or less/$6 parking Info: 707-565-2041 Fall Carnival & Costume Parade 11am-2pm. Activities for children of all ages. Join the festivities of a 4-H petting zoo, jumpy houses, bake sale, cupcake walk, and crafts for kids, plus more interactive games with prizes. Live entertainment includes a magician, soccer demos, the PHS cheer team, and music with James K! All are welcome to join the costume parade at noon! 800 Riesling Road, Petaluma Price: Free Info: 707-778-6494 4th Annual Northern California Walking Horse Association – Oktoberfest Horse Show 9am. Featuring pleasure Tennessee Walking Horses with classes for Spotted Saddle Horses & Open Gaited Breeds. Lyttle Cow Palace, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: Free Info: www.norcalwalkers.com

Monday, October 24th First Annual Golf Tournament @ Chardonnay Golf Club 11:30am check-in/12:30pm shotgun start. Golfer fee includes box lunch and dinner buffet, silent auction, awards ceremony. Non-Golfers/Guests pay to attend buffet dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony. 2555 Jamison Canyon, American Canyon Price: Golfers $125/Buffet dinner $40 (non-golfers/guests) Info: 707-259-5949 Napa Food Day “It’s Time to Eat Real” 4-7pm. Hear what we’ve been up to since the Local Food Forum and celebrate the abundance of local food through local family farms, farmers’ markets, restaurants, producers, and organizations that support them. Purchase your tickets on-line. Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street, Yountville Price: $10 Info: 707-253-4357

Tuesday, October 25th Lindsey Buckingham at Uptown Theatre 7:30pm. Iconic Fleetwood Mac guitarist and male vocalist Lindsey Buckingham at Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa Price: $40/$50 Info: 707-259-0123

Wednesday, October 26th Award winning documentary “Bag It” @ Napa Valley Opera House 6:30-9pm. Bag It is a film about plastic bags and their effect on our water-ways, oceans and our bodies. Drinks & Snacks, Reusable Bag Distribution, Bag It Discussion. Tickets may be purchased at Wildcats, 1210 First Street, at the NVOH Door on the night of the film. Napa Valley Opera House, Napa Price: $5 per ticket/$3 age 18 or under Info: 707-254-9089

Thursday, October 27th Bridget Marquardt’s Halloween House Party 8pm. Bridget Marquardt from TV’s “The Girls Next Door” joins her Playboy Playmate friends for a Halloween dance party and fashion show featuring DJ Dwrek of MTV’s Wild `N Out and special guest performance by Tone Lōc. This is a general admission event with limited seating available. Must be a least 21 years old to participate. Pano Hall, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln Price: $45 Info: 800-745-3000 or www.thundervalleyresort.com 7 WALKERS @ Napa Valley Opera House 8pm. 7 WALKERS is Grateful Dead drummer/founder Bill Kreutzmann, acclaimed bluesman Papa Mali, bassist Reid Mathis and ace in the hole multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard. 7 Walkers is an electrifying hybrid of classic Bay Area rock and New Orleans funk. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $25/$30 Info: 707-226-7372 Vienna Boys Choir at Wells Fargo Center 7pm. The famed Vienna Boys Choir continues to delight music lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $45/$30/$10 Students Info: 707-546-3600

Friday, October 28th Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Jonny Lang at Uptown Theatre 8pm. In more than ten years on the road, Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck and Sting. In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton. 1350 Third St., Napa Price: $45/$55 Info: 707-259-0123 Haunted Opera House Masquerade Party 8-11pm. Kick off your Halloween Weekend at the Napa Valley Opera House for a masquerade evening filled with great wine, nibbles and music. There will be a few tricks, but mostly treats at this benefit evening for the NVOH and Arts Council Napa Valley. 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $25 Info: 707-226-7372 Gem Faire 12-6pm. Beads, jewelry, fine gems, fossils, minerals and bead & jewelry classes. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7 Info: 503-252-8300 Golden Dragon Acrobats at Wells Fargo Center 6:30pm. Champion acrobats, contortionists and jugglers combine breathtaking skill and spell-binding beauty to transform 2,000 years of Chinese tradition into an awe-inspiring display of talent and grace. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $25-$35 Adult/$19-$29 Child Info: 707-546-3600 Fashion in the Vineyards 5:30-9:30pm. Annual Fashion in the Vineyards fashion Show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club Valley of the Moon in Sonoma. Fashion in the Vineyards is one special event! Glamorous models strut their stuff on the elevated catwalk wearing the latest elegant fashions. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma Info: 707-938-8544 x106

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Saturday, October 29th Sing-a-Long Sound of Music 7pm. Sing-a-long with Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp family singers while enjoying the most successful movie musical of all time. Audiences are encouraged to come in their favorite “Sound of Music” costume to compete for First, Second and Third place prizes. A benefit event for the 6th Street Playhouse. 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa Price: $25/$15 Ages 14 & Under Info: 707-523-4185 Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll 10am. Benicia Main Street offers a great time for kids of all ages during the popular Halloween costume contest and sidewalk stroll. The local merchants on First Street get into the spirit of the holiday for all to shop and enjoy. At noon there will be a canine costume contest on the First Street Green with prizes and treats. Benicia Wine Country Marathon & Half Marathon 7am. Start and finish Downtown Healdsburg Run past miles of vineyards and dozens of award winning wineries. Price: $60-$90 Info: 707-888-6256 Corazon Latino @ Napa Valley Opera House 7pm. Corazon Latino - A Latin Music Festival. Featuring performances by: Tommy Hill and the Rumba Tride, Kool Katz Band, Thirdsol, Los Gallos, Los Tocayos de la Sierra, Tarasco, Carlos Reyes, A Gozar (featuring Rene Escovedo). 1030 Main St., Napa Price: $25/$30 Info: 707-226-7372 Hometown Halloween Parade 8-11pm. It’s a Hometown Halloween where costumed kids can trick or treat at the merchant stores displaying orange and black balloons from 12noon-3pm, making it a safe environment for them. Lots of photo opportunities as the Flintstones, the cast from the Wizard of OZ and more are all dressed up and a part of amazing backdrops for photos with the whole family. Downtown Napa Price: Free Info: 707-257-0322 Live at Silo’s - Terry Bradford 8-11pm. Terry Bradford sings today’s pop songs, his way - with an astoundingly powerful voice, high energy, and lots of heart and soul! His Silo’s concerts fill up quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early. Audiences always leave feeling happy, completely satisfied, and wanting more. 530 Main Street, Napa Price: $35 Advance/$40 at the door Info: 707-251-5833 Halloween Extravaganza This blow-out costume party is held at the Napa fairgrounds. This is the largest party of its kind in Napa County and serves as one of our fundraisers. Guests are served tri tip dinner, entertained with live music, enjoy access to an open bar and a casino hall. Active 20-30 Club of Napa. Info: 707-253-2030 Gem Faire 10am-6pm. Beads, jewelry, fine gems, fossils, minerals and bead & jewelry classes. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7 Info: 503-252-8300

Bay Team Dog Agility Competition 8am-5pm. Lyttle Cow Palace, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: Free Info: 650-906-5146

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Vallejo Charter School’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival 11am3pm. There will be lots of games & activity booths, a concession stand to help fund the 5th grade sleep-away science camp, a pumpkin carving contest ($5 entrance fee and pumpkin must be brought in already carved) along with a lot more family fun! The Fall Festival is sponsored by the VCS PTO, a non profit organization. School grounds at 436 Del Sur St., Vallejo

Sunday, October 30th Sing-a-Long Sound of Music 2pm. Sing-a-long with Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp family singers while enjoying the most successful movie musical of all time. Audiences are encouraged to come in their favorite “Sound of Music” costume to compete for First, Second and Third place prizes. A benefit event for the 6th Street Playhouse. 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa Price: $25/$15 Ages 14 & Under Info: 707-523-4185 Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Gem Faire 10am-5pm. Beads, jewelry, fine gems, fossils, minerals and bead & jewelry classes. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $7 Info: 503-252-8300 Pops Ode to Ella and Gershwin @ Wells Fargo Center 3pm. Six time Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon brings the best of a legendary collaboration back to life! Freelon will sing selections from the historic 1959 five-album set, “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook” with arrangements by Nelson Riddle. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $32/$45/$56/$75 Info: 707-546-3600

Monday, October 31st Haunted Depot The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring you and your family to pay a visit. Benicia Petaluma Downtown Trick or Treat Trail 3-5:30pm. Join over 60 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hauntingly “ghould” time as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma Price: Free Info: 707-762-9348 Jeff Beck at Wells Fargo Center 8pm. After performing exclusive shows with Eric Clapton around the world, Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Beck returns to Santa Rosa, for the first time in ten years! 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Price: $89/$69/$49 Info: 707-546-3600

Tuesday, November 1st Steven Curtis Chapman, Josh Wilson, Andrew Peterson 7:30pm. Bayside Church, 8191 Sierra College Blvd., Roseville Price: $25-$55 Info: www.celebrationconcerts.com

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