It's Still Christmas: The Christmas season did not end Wednesday. In a certain way, that's when it began. Dec. 25 is the first day of Christmas, which comes to its quiet conclusion on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, or Jan. 7 in the Russian Orthodox tradition.
There is still plenty to enjoy, if you are so inclined.
Petaluma's City of Lights Driving Tour wraps up today, but there still is time to snag a free map for the self-guided tour at the Visitors Center (210 Lakeville St., Petaluma) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Many other light displays will remain in place through Monday; very few will still be up by Twelfth Night.
Windsor's Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove will be on display in the Town Green through the end of the year, with “snow” falling every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
New Year's Day Brunch: K & L Bistro (119 S. Main St., Sebastopol) will be open on New Year's Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In addition to the regular menu, several specials will be available, including smoked salmon, potato latkes and chive creme fraiche; orange-scented French toast with huckleberry compote; the classic French sandwiches Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame; migas (baked eggs, grilled peppers, beans and grilled bread), and winter hash with poached eggs.
Several special Champagne cocktails will be offered, too.
For reservations, call 823-6614 or visit klbistro.com.
Sometime soon after the new year, the popular family bistro will close for a major remodel.
When it opens, a full bar will have replaced the dining room, and a new dining room adjacent to the bar.
Stay tuned for details.
Olive Season: Don Landis, aka Olive Don, will be offering a free class on Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cline Cellars (24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma).
Landis will explore the history of the olive, including in California, and offer a thorough explanation of techniques for taking the bitterness out of olives without using lye.