Holiday Gift Guide
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Holiday Calendar of Events ONGOING
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November 18 West County Herb Holiday Craft Fair - Features
Hotel Healdsburg Holiday Tea - Indulge in housemade pastries, petit sandwiches, custom blend teas, classic cocktails and other holiday fare; live music and holiday decor. Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg. Reservations: 707-431-2800.
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November 25: Geyserville Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade – Colorful, fun tractor parade. Santa visits. Warm up with chili and cornbread at the firehouse or hot dogs at Odd Fellows Hall.
Windsor’s Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove - Trees decorated with personalities reflective of the community groups that created them are lit at sunset, followed by the main tree lighting at 7 p.m. Enjoy train rides in the gym parking lot and myriad activities for families. A special mailbox enables kids to send letters to Santa (and receive responses). Food vendors, hot chocolate, coffee and more. Snowfall nightly at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Windsor Town Green, Windsor. people4parkswindsor.org.
unique gifts from crafters and artists; tasty treats and tea. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. West County Herb Company, 3641 Main St., Sebastopol. 707-874-9567.
Cloverdale Senior Center Holiday Craft Fair Features unique gifts from local crafters and artists. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 311 N. Main St., Cloverdale. 707-8944470. Snow Day - Lakewood Village presents a day with tons of real snow, visits from santa, hot cocoa, a holiday DJ, face painting. Noon to 3 p.m. Windsor, Lakewood Drive and Brooks Rd. off Hwy. 101. November 18-19 West County Craft Fair - Handmade, local crafts from 50 North Bay crafters, 30+ vendors including lotions and soaps, jewelry and clothing, sweets and savories, candles and art; live music, food from El (continues on next page)
Gift Guide | November 16, 2017 • 5 to collect nonperishable food donations. For more info: http://healdsburgturkeytrot.com.
November 24 Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Guerneville - This 16th annual event is open to all. Doors open at noon and food is serves for as long as it lasts. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. To donate, mail a check made out to God’s Grace, Inc., P.O. Box 324, Guerneville. CA 95446 or bring your donation to the event. To volunteer, call Penny Rivas at 707-326-1257. Guerneville Vets Hall, 16255 First St., Guerneville.
November 25 & 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 ,24: Hotel Healdsburg Holiday Afternoon Tea - The critically-acclaimed hotel in downtown Healdsburg offers its annual Holiday Tea service to provide a relaxing atmosphere for friends and family to enjoy festive bites and beverages. Coronel, a raffle benefitting renovations at the Village Park Mobile Home Community, kitchen renovations at Grange Hall, and the Village Building Convergence team. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Hwy. 12, Sebastopol.
November 23 Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Sebastopol - This 17th annual event is open to all. Deliveries to the Sebastopol area (call by Wed., Nov. 22 by noon). 1-5 p.m. Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000
Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol (Noah’s ark out front). Karin or Linda at 707-823-2484.
Healdsburg Turkey Trot - This is a 5K run/walk through downtown Healdsburg. Race starts at 8 a.m. Registration: adults/$35, youth - ages 618/$25, 5 and under/$15. Everyone registering before Nov. 9 receives a Turkey Trot T-shirt. Register at: http://app.lap.io/event/2017-healdsburg-turkeytrot/register. Part of each entry goes to the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunshine to support wildfire victims. The Healdsburg Food Pantry will be onsite
Downtown Healdsburg Holiday Party Downtown merchants will open their doors for the annual open house, complete with entertainment, music, carolers and the Healdsburg Community Band to put patrons in the holiday spirit. Kids can come to the gazebo to give Santa their Christmas list, starting at 4-6 p.m. Retail shops will stay open late, 4-8 p.m. Horsedrawn carriage rides. Call 707433-6935 or visit healdsburg.com for more information. November 24-25 Bodega Fire Department Christmas Crafts Faire -Come out to McCaughey Hall to support the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department at their annual holiday fundraiser, now in its 65th year. With 20 to 30 craft vendors, you can get ahead on holiday shopping while supporting volunteer firefighters and local artisans. Bodega Fire t-shirts also are for sale along with offerings from the snack bar. 17184
Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. bodegafire.org/fundraisers.
Gualala Arts Festival of Trees - Kick off the holiday season with beautiful crafts, holiday treats, and the magical Gingerbread House. Kids can enjoy daily visits from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and The Grinch. Festival: 10 a.m-6 p.m. Friday tree lighting and Christmas caroling ceremony from 5-6 p.m. tonight. Sat: 10 a.m-4 p.m.; gualalaarts.org November 25 Geyserville Tree Lighting & Tractor Parade - Litup tractors, harvesters, backhoes and fire trucks parade through downtown Geyserville. Before the parade starts, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in merry style at the Visitor Plaza at 5 p.m. Join the tree lighting ceremony and caroling at 6 p.m., followed by the parade at 6:30 p.m. Chili and cornbread at Firehouse for $5; hot dogs at Oddfellows. geyservillecc.com or 707-276-6067. Gualala Lighted Truck Parade with Santa Claus - A convoy of festively lit “big rig” trucks cruise Highway 1 through Gualala. Santa stops to visit for photo opportunities and to give out candy canes. 6-8 p.m. Downtown Gualala. 707-884-1080
Stories and Scenes from the Nutcracker Ballet Join Sebastopol Ballet as the Nutcracker story is read and dance along to the Nutcracker Suite. 1-2 p.m. Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. 707-823-7691. (continues on next page)
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Holiday Calendar of Events November 25 Starcross Christmas Faire Fundraiser - Find unique holiday gifts at the Starcross Christmas Faire. The charming 1902 country farmhouse will be filled with premium Noble fir Christmas wreaths, trays of colorful dried fruits, books by Brother Tolbert McCarroll, and Sister Marti’s beautiful book of haiku “From Stardust to Stardust - a Final Year.” Taste the fresh Olio Nuovo from this year’s olive harvest and purchase Sister Julie’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as well as wild blackberry jam, home-grown herbs and Italian seasoning mix, organic lavender sachets and wands, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starcross Community, Annapolis, 707886-1919. starcross.org
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November 24-25: Gualala Festival of Trees – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive, tree lighting and caroling. Crafts, holiday treats and a gingerbread house.
Sonoma County, Community Bikes, Sebastopol Grange and Transition Sebastopol present the 6th Annual Holiday Giftaway and Clothing Swap. A fun and ecological way to get gifts and new-to-you clothing and to give away good unwanted item. Every adult must volunteer for 30 minutes (it’s fun!) or make a $10 donation. Sign up to volunteer via Facebook. 1-3 p.m. Sebastopol Grange #306, 6000 Sebastopol Rd. (Hwy 12), Sebastopol. 707-5736049.
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Forestville Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony The Forestville Chamber of Commerce presents a lighting ceremony with beverages and cookies. Hot dogs and chips available. Santa Claus will arrive, music. Starts at 4 p.m. Forestville Downtown Park, Front St., Forestville. November 30 Guerneville Holiday Extravaganza - Tree Lighting & Merchant Open House - Enjoy a holiday party atmosphere when shops open their doors and welcome you in for holiday shopping from 4-7 p.m. along Main St. Christmas tree lighting and Santa arrives in the plaza between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Downtown Guerneville. 707-869-9000. See Dec. 1 and Dec 2 for more events.
Sebastopol Holiday Tree Lighting - The Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in downtown Sebastopol. The town plaza welcomes Santa in style at 6:30. Kid crafts, warm beverages and treats, and plenty of live music. 5-8 p.m. sebastopol.org.
DECEMBER December 1 Guerneville Holiday Princess & Prince Crowning Ceremony - At this annual dinner and toast, Guerneville’s Holiday Princess and Prince will be announced and crowned. The selected royal pair will then reign over the following night’s Parade of
Lights. $25. 6-9 p.m. At Trio Restaurant, 6236 River Rd, Guerneville. 707- 869-9000, russianriver.com
Cloverdale Winter Festival - Cloverdale kicks off the holiday with ceremonial tree lighting and a visit from Santa. The festival features food, kids activities, and merchant open house. 3-9 p.m. Downtown Cloverdale. For more information, visit cloverdalechamber.com or call 707-894-4470. December 1-3, 7-10 A Vintage Christmas - A mix of “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” set in wine country presented by Raven Performing Arts Theater. Dominic’s family has been in the wine business for a hundred years but lately the pressure, both economic and emotional, finds him contemplating selling the family winery. On the eve of their annual Christmas celebration Dom thinks his dead grandfather is haunting him, showing him what could happen to his family if he sells the business. 8 p.m. Tickets: raventheater.org. Venue: Trione Winery, 19550 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville.
December 1-3, 8-10 Nutcracker...The Musical - When Marie's godfather gives her a toy nutcracker for Christmas, she puts it under the Christmas tree just as a mouse scampers by. As we watch, the Nutcracker grows to life-size as a handsome soldier, the mouse grows into a man-size Mouse King, and Marie is transported to the land of the Sugarplum Fairies, where duels are fought and romance blossoms. Dec. 1 & 2 (continues on next page)
Gift Guide | November 16, 2017 • 7 four, one in Santa Rosa and three concerts in Healdsburg. Dec. 3, (3 p.m.) at Glaser Center, Santa Rosa; Dec. 7 & 8 (7 p.m.), Dec. 9 (3 p.m.) at Healdsburg Community Church, Healdsburg. healdsburgchorus.com.
and 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m.; matinees run Dec. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. cloverdaleperformingarts.com.
December 2 Burbank Holiday Craft Faire - Handmade holiday crafts, original art, “Grandma’s Kitchen” of baked goods, soups and chili. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Burbank Heights Community Building, 7777 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. 707-634-6165.
Alexander Valley Ladies Aid Christmas Bazaar A superb opportunity to ditch the crowds and find your holiday gifts amid the bucolic scenery of Alexander Valley. Baked goods, jams, jellies, homemade crafts, fresh Christmas wreaths, ornaments and refreshments are offered for sale to benefit good causes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Alexander Valley Community Church, 6650 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. avladiesaid.com. Hessel Grange Holiday Craft Faire - Crafts, food, fun and raffles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5400 Blank Rd., Sebastopol. 707-829-7511.
Guerneville Holiday Extravaganza - Parade of Lights - Enjoy colorful and brightly lit floats, marching contingents, horse and other holiday-themed entries from 7-9 p.m. Downtown Guerneville. 707869-9000.
December 2, 3, 8-10 Occidental Community Choir: Alleluia Anyway The OCC presents its holiday concerts with original
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December 7: Holiday Celebration at Windsor Town Green – Celebration from 5-8 p.m. with visit from Santa, music, snowfall, and spectacular tree lighting of Christmas Grove (which remains up until end of year). compositions and traditional ones from both contemporary and classical music genres. This 40-plus member choir knows how to mix humor with gravitas and over nearly 40 years has developed into a west county institution. Occidental Center for the Arts, Graton Rd. and Bohemian Hwy: Dec. 2, 8 p.m. first night ticket price is reduced $10, come for the sing-along before concert; Dec. 3, 3 p.m.; Dec 8 & 9, 8 p.m. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino, Santa Rosa: Dec. 10, 3 p.m. Visit occidentalchoir.org or call 707874-8622 for more info.
December 3, 7-9 The Healdsburg Chorus Winter Concerts - This chorus also gives the annual gift of holiday song— an assortment of old favorites and some not so familiar—that will put you in a festive holiday spirit. These popular performances have increased to
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Healdsburg cuisine with a three-course feast, each course at a different restaurant in downtown Healdsburg. Call 707-433-6935 or visit healdsburg.com for more information.
December 7 Bob Burke Fundraiser - Come to the Union Hotel Restaurant to enjoy live music, choirs, a raffle and a pasta dinner courtesy of the Union Hotel. All proceeds go to Bob Burke’s Kids, an activities program for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Some additional winter fundraisers include bowling and trout fishing trips, pizza parties, and Thanksgiving dinner. 5:30–8:30 p.m., Union Hotel Restaurant, Occidental. 887-2222, bobburkeskids.org
Holiday Celebration at Windsor Town Green Town of Windsor invites families and children of all ages to its annual holiday celebration at the Town Green. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides around the Green, stage performances, free crafts, and gingerbread house displays, visits from Santa, music by Windsor Community Children’s Choir. 5-8 p.m.; the spectacular tree lighting and snowfall occurs at 7 p.m. townofwindsor.com.
December 9-10 Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire - Occidental Community Council presents its 32nd annual Holiday Crafts Faire at the Occidental Community Center. Family and friends are all invited to peruse the works of over 35 local and regional artists, purchase fabulous food and baked goods as gifts (or for yourself ). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa will be there from 12-2 p.m. both days. Occidental Community Center, Bohemian Hwy. and Graton Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goddess Crafts Faire - For truly one-of-a-kind items, don’t miss this exquisite collection of handmade gifts by local and regional women. This fair also includes refreshments plus music and dance to celebrate the coming of winter. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 to $13 (kids free). Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol. goddesscraftsfaire.com. December 11-12 Virgin of Guadalupe Procession - In devotion to the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Guadalupe) a crowd will start assembling late Monday night at St. Rose Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, and at midnight will walk, singing, praying and illuminated by candlelight, approximately 9 miles to Windsor’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The pilgrims usually are joined also by mounted riders and Aztec dancers. Our Lady of Guadalupe receives the crowd, and provides a mass and breakfast. St. Rose Catholic Church, 398 10th St., Santa Rosa. stroseonline.org, olgwindsor.org.
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