Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 5:00pm

The town of Sonoma kicks off the holiday season with an evening of live music and performances, food trucks, special holiday displays, and a quarter-million sparkling lights around the historic plaza. The lights and festive atmosphere can be enjoyed daily through the season.

Historic Sonoma Plaza
1 Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma, California, United States 95476
Contact :Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau




WONDERLAND RADIO HOUR is a series of free public programs featuring stories about the people, places and history of our lower Russian River communities, from Forestville to Jenner-by-the-Sea.

Each hour showcases musicians, artists, writers and characters from the Lower Russian River Area and surrounding region. WRH is dedicated to introducing and appreciating the wide and diverse talents of our residents; from the well known to those whose abilities deserve greater recognition.

You can be a part of pitching ideas for the featured stories in your own community: CONTACT US

Following each live performance in Monte Rio the program is broadcast on our local NPR station, listen HERE.

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North Bay: Pirate’s Cove Cape

North Bay: Pirate’s Cove Caper


Sunday, September 29, 2019


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Free; RSVP Required.


Muir Beach
Marin County

Ahoy, me hearties! All hands on deck for a hike to Pirate’s Cove.

Our walk along the coast offers great views and bracing breezes. We’ll hear the scuttlebutt on how Pirate’s Cove earned its name and how the area was saved from scalawags planning a massive sprawl development.

Total Distance:

This is a moderate hike of four to five miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain.
Weather Policy: Rain cancels.
Where to Meet  We’ll assemble at the Muir Beach parking area.

Leaders Note:

Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 x 321.

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Bike Petaluma

On Monday the City Council is discussing cross town connectors.  Bike Petaluma will be attending to promote the need to update the city’s bicycle pedestrian plan as soon as possible to make sure that any long term planning on cross town connectors works for everyone and not just cars.  For example the current plan for Rainier crossing has a class II bike lane when a high traffic street like a cross town connector should have class IV protected bike lanes.
Please attend and show support for better bike infrastructure in Petaluma.  The meeting is 6 PM on September 23rd at City Hall, 11 English St.