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Holiday Calendar of Events ONGOING Through January 7 Model Trains Spectacular Exhibit - This year’s annual holiday toy exhibition will feature model trains of many scales and styles. Trains will be featured in small town winter settings from the mid1940s to the 1960s. Highlights will include famous passenger trains: Santa Fe El Capitan and New York Central’s 20th Century Limited; Southern Pacific and Northwest Pacific freight trains; tank and box cars carrying wines from Healdsburg’s Roma and Foppiano wineries and Asti’s Italian Swiss Colony winery, as well as replicas of the Healdsburg Train Depot and the Roma winery building, now Hudson Street Wineries. Open 11 a.m. Free admission. Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society, 707431-3325. healdsburgmuseum.org.
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December 8-9: Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique - Tour five decorated homes and historic school. The Artisan Boutique offers wares from local vendors, artists and crafters.
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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: 707-431-0330, DryCreekKitchen.com.
December 1-31 Cloverdale Historical Society’s Christmas - The 1862 historic Gould-Shaw House will be decorated in holiday style and open for tours. For more information call 707-894-2067.
December 7-January 1 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.
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Gift Guide | November 30, 2017 • 5 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 - The annual event will feature two marketplaces, the traditional Christmas Tree lighting in the downtown plaza, live music, food, local wines and a host of crafts, vendors and family activities. From 3- 4:30 p.m. kids are invited to decorate gingerbread men in the plaza. Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. A decades-long tradition, the Cloverdale Lions Club puts out hot cocoa, cider donuts and Santa arrives and he sets up in his holiday house and visits with the children. There will also be music of the season on the stage. Downtown businesses are encouraged to stay open until 9 p.m . The Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce invites the community to enjoy music, crafts and wine at each from 5 to 9 p.m. There will
be live music, food bites, holiday desserts, wreath decorating, and vendors offering a wide array of handmade gifts. Clover Theater will be showing “White Christmas” on the big screen starting at 8 p.m. The Cloverdale Historical Society’s Gould Shaw House museum will be decorated in full holiday splendor and open for visitors. For more info, call 894-4470. Downtown Cloverdale. For more information, visit cloverdalechamber.com or call 707894-4470.
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 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.
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December 3, 7-9: The Healdsburg Chorus Winter Concerts – The chorus performs an assortment of old favorites (and some not so familiar) that will put you in the holiday spirit. Three concerts in Healdsburg and one in Santa Rosa. 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. Hospice Tree Lighting - St. Joseph’s Hospice hosts a tree lighting ceremony in the Healdsburg plaza. Starts at 5 p.m. Call (707) 431-1135 for more information. 15th Annual Kiwanis Crab & Pasta Feed - Allyou-can-eat cold cracked crab, pasta, salad and desert, wine and beer included. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner served 6 p.m. Features live and silent auctions. At the Citrus Fairgrounds Auditorium, 1 Citrus Fair Dr. in Cloverdale. Advanced tickets only: $50, available from any Kiwanis member, at The (continues on next page)
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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 4th Annual Toy Drive and Chili Cook-off for Fire Survivors and The Living Room - Suggested donation of $15 gets you unlimited tastings of homemade chili, with judging at 3 p.m. Free to kids under 12 and those who have lost their homes. Toy drive, silent auction, kids games, live music and a Secret Santa sign up opportunity to adopt a family in need. Noon - 4 p.m. Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Rd. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. 100% donations go to cause. To help out with volunteering, sponsoring, contact Milli at 707-477-7839, Diana at 707-634-4740.
December 2, 3 Luther Burbank Home and Gardens Holiday Open House - Enjoy a community tradition by visiting the historic home and gardens of Luther Burbank, decked out in Victorian holiday trimmings inside and out. Unique Burbank and Santa Rosa related gift ideas. $3 admission, children under 12 free. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 204 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707-524-5445. firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 2, 3, 8-10 Occidental Community Choir: Alleluia Anyway The OCC presents its holiday concerts with original 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 2, 9, 16, 23 Breakfast with Santa - Eat with the Big Guy at Costeaux French Bakery. Experience the largest nutcracker collection north of the Golden Gate. 911 a.m. 417 Healdsburg Ave. in Healdsburg. 707433-1913.
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 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.
December 6 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, a non-profit activities program for families with children with illnesses and special needs. Activities include bowling, trout fishing trips, pizza parties, and Thanksgiving dinner. 5:30–8:30 p.m., Union Hotel Restaurant, Occidental. 887-1222, bobburkeskids.org.
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December 6 & 7 Healdsburg Strolling Dine Around - Explore Healdsburg cuisine with a progressive three-course feast, each course at a different restaurant in downtown Healdsburg. Call 707-433-6935 or visit healdsburg.com for more information.
December 6-9, 14-16 Yo Ho Ho: A Pirate’s Christmas - Santa and the citizens of the North Pole are kidnapped by a bunch of directionally challenged pirates. It’s up to a little girl to save Christmas for everyone. Suggested audience 5 years and older. Adults $25, students $12, pay-what-you-can on Dec 6, 7:30 p.m. preview. Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N.Cloverdale Blvd. in Cloverdale. 707-894-3222, cloverdaleperformingarts.com.
December 7 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, train rides, arts & crafts, and gingerbread cookie decorating, visits from Santa, live music by Windsor Community Children’s Choir, carolers. 5-8 p.m.; the spectacular tree lighting and snowfall occurs at 7 p.m. townofwindsor.com.
December 8 Healdsburg Community Band Christmas Concert - The all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the joy of music performs at the Veterans Memorial Building, 205 W. 1st St. in Cloverdale. 7:30 p.m. Free, but donations accepted. 707-433-7903. healdsburgcommunityband.org.
December 8-9 Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique - Spend the day touring five decorated homes and historic school in and around Sebastopol. The free Artisan Boutique offers wares from dozens of local Sonoma County vendors, artists and crafters. Tour tickets are $10-$45. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefits the Scholarship fund at Pleasant Hill Christian School. For info, visit sebastopolholidayhometour.com.
December 9 Healdsburg Senior Living Holiday Bazaar to Benifit Green Dog Project - Bring family and friends and kick off the holiday season while supporting a good cause. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Over 60 vendors with gift ideas and stocking stuffers. $3 admission includes live holiday music, appetizers and desserts, continental breakfast and mimosas (9:30-11 a.m.), wine tasting, raffle and door prizes. Benefits The Green Dog Project (www.greendogproject.org), a non-traditional, non-kennel animal shelter whose interests are to educate the community and industry in the methods and language of animals, in an effort to improve the manner in which homeless animals are housed and minimize the lives lost as a result of behavior issues, poor social skills, overcrowding, and other traditional criteria, providing retention training and counseling for families struggling with the decision to keep their pet due to behavior issues, giving guidance and counseling to families during the process of adopting a new pet, matching senior dogs with the senior citizen community, and offering social rehabilitation to dogs that have failed in traditional animal shelters. 725 Grove St., Healdsburg. 707-4334877, healdsburg-senior-living.com.
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