<b>Barn Dance Alert!</b> As of press time, there were still tickets available for FarmTrails' BBQ, Brews and Barn Dance on Saturday at Dutton Ranch (10717 Graton Road in Sebastopol).
Things get started with a beer and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m., when it's time to take off your rock
'n' roll shoes and head home.
The menu, designed and presented by Daniel Kedan and Mariana Gardenhire of Forestville's Backyard, includes glazed and grilled chicken, grilled lamb merguez, spiced tri-tip, barbecued tempeh with shiitake mushrooms, roasted potatoes, greens with mustard vinaigrette, buffalo milk gelato and strawberry trifle.
Beverages include local cider, craft beer, local wine, mead, coffee, yerba mate and sun tea.
All foods and beverages are from local producers.
A complete list is available at farmtrails.org, where you can also purchase tickets, which are $80 per person.
Adam Passow provides live music at 5:30 p.m.; he'll be followed at 7 p.m. by Cahoots.
Proceeds benefit the production of the 41st annual Gravenstein Apple Fair, a FarmTrails project.
<strong>Rancho Bodega Historical Society Play:</strong> On Saturday, the Bodega Bay Grange (1370 Bodega Ave., Bodega Bay) hosts a special presentation of "Manuela, Beauty of Bodega," a short play performed by community members.
The play is a story about 16-year-old Manuela Torres of Peru and her husband, a Yankee sea captain, Stephen Smith, who settled in Rancho Bodega in 1843.
The Bodega Red Potato Band will present a musical perspective on the story and there will be old-time bluegrass music by Harken Back String Band, featuring Joselyn Brabyn of Salmon Creek Ranch and Carson Hunter, formerly of Carson's Catch seafood and currently a park aide at Doran Beach Park.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
Seating is limited, so don't wait until the last minute to arrive.
<strong>More Fun at the Grange:</strong> On Sunday, Bennett Valley Grange hosts its 142nd annual Grange Picnic.
The picnic, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., includes live music, a raffle and a cherry-spitting challenge. The menu includes barbecued chicken, salads, beans, homemade desserts and coffee.
Guests are welcome to bring their own adult beverages.
Cost is a donation of $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 11 to 16; kids 10 and under who are accompanied by an adult are admitted free. All proceeds benefit the grange.
The Bennett Valley Grange is the oldest continuously operated grange in the United States.
For more information and to become a member, visit <a href="http://bvgrange.org">bvgrange.org</a>.
<strong>Windsor Farmers Market Celebrates:</strong> On Sunday, the Windsor Farmers Market celebrates its 13th anniversary with cake, prizes and a presentation by chef John Ash, who will share Asian street food dishes from his newest book, "Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook" (Perseus Books, 2013). The book just received a James Beard Award.
Ash's presentation will take place at 11 a.m. Books will be available for purchase.
The market takes place on the Windsor Town Green from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
<strong>Know your ocean:</strong> If your inner science geek is longing for a field trip, consider a visit to the Bodega Marine Laboratory (2099 Westside Road, Bodega Bay), which hosts public drop-in tours on most Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m.