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December 12, 2019
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Holiday Calendar of Events
Through December 19: Healdsburg Fire Department annual Toy Drive
ONGOING EVENTS THROUGH DEcEmbER 19 Healdsburg Fire Department annual Toy Drive — Please bring a smile to kids in need this year by dropping off new, unwrapped toys for ages infant to 18-years-old. 601 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 431-3360.
THROUGH DEcEmbER 22 Hotel Healdsburg Holiday Tea — Join us for the afternoon to indulge in housemade pastries, petite sandwiches, custom blend teas, classic cocktails and other holiday fare from Executive Chef Scott Romano, available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. With live piano music, dazzling winter florals, and beautiful holiday decor, we invite you to enjoy one of our favorite holiday traditions. On Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30-4 p.m. At Hotel Healdsburg Fireplace Lounge, 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg. Several options available, reservations are required: 707-4312800, hotelhealdsburg.com (click on HH Happenings).
THROUGH DEcEmbER 30 18th Annual Holiday Gift Gallery — Each year, Healdsburg Center for the Arts displays and sells a bounty of artist-made goods to fill the gallery during the holiday season. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Wine will be available. Open Sun, Mon, & Thur, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Tue, Wed. Opening Reception: Nov. 29, 5 p.m. At Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg. 431-1970, healdsburgcenterforthearts.org.
THROUGH DEcEmbER 31 Holidays In Healdsburg Tour — Sip, savor & shop on the daily Holidays in Healdsburg tour, offered for five weeks of festive fun. The four-hour Day Tour starts at 11 a.m., exploring downtown Healdsburg with stops at three boutique wineries and two venues for food. The two-hour Evening Tour begins at 5 p.m., with appetizer stops for wine and savory bites. Tours can be designed to be family friendly. $109 Day Tour; $69 Evening Tour. Healdsburg Plaza Gazebo, Healdsburg Ave. & Matheson St., Healdsburg. Wine Country Walking Tours, 707-758-4287.
THROUGH JaNUaRy 19 The Greatest Toy Circus on Earth — Get into the holiday spirit with the Healdsburg Museum’s annual toy exhibit! This year's theme is the circus featuring circus toys across the decades. Free admission. At 221 Matheson St. in Healdsburg. Open Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Mon., Tues., and holidays.
THROUGH JaNUaRy 1 Windsor’s Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove — First lighting at the 19th annual Windsor Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5th. Meander through over 200 trees decorated with personalities reflective of the community groups that created them. View the beautiful lighted trees and chasing rainbow icicle lights. Trees are lit at 7 p.m. Listen to streaming holiday music, shop and dine at local businesses around the Green. A special mailbox enables kids to send letters to Santa (and receive responses). Treats and drinks available for purchase. Snowfall nightly at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Windsor Town Green, Windsor. people4parkswindsor.org. (continues on page 4)
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DEcEmbER 14 Santa Fly-In — Join in the Pacific Coast Air Museum’s Open Cockpit event to see Santa Claus fly in on a helicopter to visit with kids and listen to their Christmas wishes. Children can enjoy lots of fun activities and, as with each Open Cockpit event, everyone gets a chance to get up close to selected aircraft and peek inside. See what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, or helicopter is like on the inside. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pacific Coast Air Museum, 1 Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa. 575-7900.
DEcEmbER 12 Healdsburg Dine Around — The progressive three course dinner is back! Plan the perfect three course holiday dinner involving several venues and then explore the festive streets of Healdsburg. 5:309:30 p.m. $89 per person. Last day to reserve for December 4 and 5 is Monday, December 2. Last day to reserve for December 11 and 12 is Monday, December 9. hbgdinearound.com.
DEcEmbER 14 December 13 & 14: Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour THROUGH DEcEmbER 25 Dickens Dinner at Madrona Manor — Start the season off right with Madrona Manor's beloved holiday celebration. The annual Dickens Dinner series features a five-course meal prepared by Michelin Star chef, Jesse Mallgren. The 12th night singers provide entertainment by caroling through the dining rooms dressed in period costumes from the 19th century. Starts at 6:30 p.m. At Madrona Manor, 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 433-4231, madronamanor.com/healdsburgrestaurant/holidays-events. Nutcracker Collection — Hundreds, perhaps thousands of Nutcrackers are on display at Costeaux French Bakery. Come and find out how many Nutcrackers there are and stay for a meal. At 417 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 433-1913, costeaux.com.
Occidental Community Choir — Creative, quirky and consistently melodious, Directress and alumna Sarah Saulsbury will spin yarns and lovingly lead the 50-member ensemble through a trip down memory lane, as they revisit some of the best-loved songs of the winter holiday season written by choir members past and present. Skillfully weaving together song and story, poetry and theatrics, plus fine instrumental accompaniment, the OCC offers a joyful and eclectic winter holiday concert experience unlike any other you will find. There will be caroling, sing-a-longs and special alumni events. 8 p.m.; adults: $15, kids free. At the Occidental Center for the Arts, Graton Rd. & Bohemian Hwy., Occidental. occidentalchoir.org, 874-8622.
DEcEmbER 14 & 15 Cinderella’s Christmas — Cinderella is very busy with the demands of her stepmother and stepsisters, when an invitation arrives for the prince’s ball. Cinderella is forbidden to go until all her chores are finished. Things seem very grim for Cinderella until her two small mice friends tell her about — the Christmas Fairy. Can Cinderella outwit her nasty stepmother and win the prince’s love? A pinch of Christmas magic lights up this new take on
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December 16, 18, 21: Traditional Winter Holiday Folk Songs with Adam Miller in Cloverdale, Healdsburg and Guerneville an old favorite. Saturdays: 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sundays: 2 p.m. Adults: $12, students/kids $7. At the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale. cloverdaleperformingarts.com, 894-2214.
DEcEmbER 13 & 14 Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour & Artisan Boutique — A winter’s day touring five decorated homes and a historic school in and around scenic Sebastopol. Each location displays holiday spirit in its own unique way, showcasing collections and family traditions. An Artisan Boutique offers dozens of local Sonoma County artists and crafters. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund at Sebastopol’s Pleasant Hill Christian School. $10-$45; free admission to Artisan Boutique. Fri: 6-9 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (The Boutique will be open Dec. 13-15, Fri 5-9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) At the Pleasant Hill Christian School, 1782 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. 829-1729.
— The 10th annual event will honor the first responders who saved Windsor from the Kincade wildfire with a hot full-course traditional holiday meal consisting of oven-roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, assorted vegetables, salad, cranberry sauce, rolls & butter and a variety of tasty desserts. Several beverage choices are available. Music provided by the Vinyl Revival Singers, The Living Color (guitar) Music School and the Windsor Community Children’s Choir. From noon to 3 p.m. At the Windsor Community United Methodist Church, 9451 Brooks Road S., Windsor, across from the Windsor Middle School and Boys & Girls Club. Home deliveries for Windsor residents over age 65, the disabled, veterans, or individuals without transportation or unable to drive after dark, start after 3 p.m. and continue through 7 p.m. and beyond. Carry out meals can be picked up after 2 p.m. Advance reservations are required for carry out and home deliveries, with a limit of two meals per order. Call 322-1882 to order carry out and home deliveries; deadline is November 15 at 5 p.m. Call 322-1882 for more info or to volunteer (which would be much appreciated: food preparation and serving staff needed). (continues on next page)
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Sing-A-Long Messiah Concert — Come experience the joy and wonder of Handel’s Messiah when sung with four wonderful soloists and talented chamber musicians under the capable hand of Conductor John Maas. Join in the singing or just sit and listen. Limited Messiah scores available to borrow or bring your own if you have one. Holiday refreshments will be provided at intermission. Tickets available at the door the day of the concert. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Concert at 2 p.m. $6 per person. $15 per family. Sebastopol United Methodist Church, 500 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Rehearsal: December 8, 4-5:30 p.m., Painting and Drawing Room, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol. 829-4797, sebarts.org.
DEcEmbER 21 Family Wreath Making Day — Bring parents, grandparents and children alike to make simple holiday wreaths for everyone in the family. Everyone can join in the fun and learn the art of wreath making while sipping hot apple cider and snacking on homemade popcorn. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75+ depending on size and materials. Dragonfly Floral. 425 Westside Rd. Healdsburg. 433-3739, dragonflyfloralschool.com.
Traditional Winter Holiday Folk Songs with Adam Miller — (see December 16). From 2-3:30 p.m. At the Guerneville Regional Library, 141107 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville. 869-9004.
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Breakfast with Santa — The annual tradition at Costeaux continues Saturdays in December from 911am. Enjoy our festive cafe, complimentary photos with the Big Guy and our expansive nutcracker collection, perhaps the largest in the world or at least this side of the Russian River. At Costeaux French Bakery, 417 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg. 433-1913.
DEcEmbER 15 Healdsburg Historic Inns Tour — Visit six of Healdsburg’s classic historic inns, all decked out for the holidays. Take a peek inside these beautiful architectural treasures; from Queen Anne Victorians to elegant Italianates, dating from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Enjoy light refreshments, music and lovely holiday decorations. 2-4 p.m. Your $5 donation or a canned good for the Healdsburg Food Pantry allows entrance to all participating inns, which you’re welcome to visit in any order. Choose your own starting point: Bella Luna Inn, 530 Healdsburg Ave.; Calderwood Inn, 25 West Grant St.;
December 29: Healdsburg Chanukah Celebration Camellia Inn, 211 North St.; Grape Leaf Inn, 539 Johnson St.; Haydon Street Inn, 321 Haydon St.; River Belle Inn, 68 Front St.
Starhawk Winter Solstice — Join Starhawk and friends in celebrating the longest night of the year. Sing back the sun, dance the spiral dance, and honor the Winter Solstice. Embrace winter's kiss and celebrate the returning of the sun. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., ritual begins at 7 p.m. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Sliding scale $10-$50. At the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEcEmbER 16 Traditional Winter Holiday Folk Songs with Adam Miller — The folk singer and storyteller presents a sing-along program of traditional holiday folk songs. Miller's setlist includes well-known and
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not-so-well-known folksongs and carols for winter. From 6-7 p.m. At the Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. 894-5271.
DEcEmbER 18 Traditional Winter Holiday Folk Songs with Adam Miller — (see December 16). From 6-7:30 p.m. At the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St., Healdsburg. 433-3772.
DEcEmbER 20, 21, 22 Sebastopl Ballet’s The Nutcracker — The classic tale infused with comedy, dogs, and constantly changing surprises to ensure an entertaining performance for all. Fri: 7 p.m.; Sat: 11 a.m & 4 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m. Matinees include a complimentary Sugar Plum Party for children, with sweet treats and the opportunity to meet the cast in costume. The Sugar Plum Party begins 1 hour before each show.
Make a Holiday Table Centerpiece — Artful Arrangements presents a class using a crafty “waterfrog” to hold the freshly-cut foliage, the centerpiece hugging the table surface and staying fresh for weeks. All tools needed, materials and refreshments are included. $10 each, or two for $15 (two friends, or a parent or grandparent and an older child). From 10 a.m. to noon. The Artful Arrangements Crafting Center, 205 Orchard Lane, Penngrove. Call Diane to register because this class fills fast: 707-664-8656. www.artfularrangements.org.
DEcEmbER 29 Healdsburg Chanukah Celebration - Oakville Grocery, right off the plaza, welcomes locals and visitors to come celebrate Chanukah. The night will feature a live band, large Menorah lighting, hot latkes and holiday treats for everyone. Celebration begins at 5 p.m. at Oakville Grocery off the plaza. jewishsonoma.com or call 707-577-0277.
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