Here's how to romance a movie buff. Go to the St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival on Thursday with a blanket and a picnic. The feature film is "National Lampoon's Vacation," starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.
The event, from 7 to 11:30 p.m., is free. Sommelier Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St. Francis wines with the film.
The winery is at 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa. Details: 888-675-WINE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Staff Writer Diane Peterson, who can be reached at 521-5287 or email@example.com, and Peg Melnik, who can be reached at 521-5310 or peg.melnik@ pressdemocrat.com.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Herzog Hall at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds hosts Petaluma’s first youth comic convention, LumaCON 2015, a brainchild of local high school librarians and the Sonoma County Library.
“The goal,” said Petaluma comics creator Maia Kobabe, “is to get high school students interested in reading, comics and careers in art.”
Sessions for teens and kids include how to draw comics, create a comic character, origami comic book craft and artist-taught Creating with Creators. Author and illustrator panels also will teach attendees about small-house publishing and turning a passion into a career.
Guest artists include Brent Anderson, Michael Atiyeh, Katharine Boyd, Paige Braddock, Ben Costa, Alexis E. Fajardo, Brian Fies, Ellis Kim, Maia Kobabe, Alberto Melendez, Rachel Millar, Stephan Pastis, J.W. Rinzler, Michael Stribling, Clint Yeager and Tom Yeates.
There also will be exhibits from Brian’s Comics, Copperfield’s Books, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Friends of the Petaluma Library, Outer Planes Comics and Games, Rancho Obi-Wan and local youth vendors.
Suggested donation is $5-$15. Info: Find LumaCON 2015 on Facebook or visit lumacon.weebly.com.