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<strong>Harvest, Pumpkin and Halloween Festivals:</strong> This weekend, there is so much Halloween fun to be had that it would be nice to morph into several people.

Yet even if you can manage a costume of, say, a six-headed snake, you can only be in one place at once, so here's Ms. Mouthful's recommendation.

Be sure to stop at the pumpkin patch nearest you or a beloved winery that is hosting an event.

But if you're still not certain where you want to be, consider the Fort Ross Harvest Festival. You can't beat the setting high above the Pacific, and the weather at the coast at this time of year is exquisite.

Activities include ethnic music and dancing, working demonstrations of a Russian-style windmill, horse and wagon rides, cannon firings, communal dancing, horse and wagon rides, historic crafts and other activities for kids, a performance of the Su-Nu-Nu-Shinal Kashaya Pomo dancers and more.

Things get started at 10 a.m. and conclude as the sun sets at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per car.

This year, the Fort Ross Conservancy has teamed up with the Fort Ross-Seaview Wine Festival. A special luncheon, $95 per person, will be hosted at noon, though ticket sales closed earlier this week. A wine tasting tent will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.; tickets, $35 each, may be purchased in advance or at the event. For complete details and to purchase advance tickets, visit <a href="http://fortross.org" target="_blank">fortross.org</a>.

<strong>Soule Studio Sale:</strong> On Saturday, ceramic artist Aletha Soule hosts her annual fall warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As always, the sale will feature both her Melange and Citrange collections of tableware, along with one-of-a-kind pieces, unique little treasures that make great gifts. People begin queuing up for the sale by about 9:30 a.m., and when the doors open at 10 a.m., there's a bit of a feeding frenzy that can last up to an hour. After that, the crowd thins a bit and shopping is more leisurely. If a crowd doesn't bother you, show up early and enjoy the fun.

Be sure to bring a sturdy basket or two, along with cash or your checkbook. Staff will pack your purchases for you.

Soule Studio Warehouse is located at 103 Morris St., Space V, in Sebastopol. For more information and to preview the current collections and special items, visit <a href="http://soulestudio.com" target="_blank">soulestudio.com</a>.

<strong>Loving our animals:</strong> On Saturday, NorCal Pet Supply (1791 Marlow Road, Suite 1D, Santa Rosa) hosts a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 pm.

Green Dog Rescue Project, Forgotten Felines of Sonoma Co. and the Sonoma County Animal Shelter will be on hand throughout the day to facilitate on-the-spot adoptions.

From 10:30 to 3 p.m., Ellyn Boone of Paws for Love will, for a small donation, help your pup release its inner artist and create a unique painting. She might even let your extremely well-behaved cat participate if you ask nice.

<strong>Beautiful ceramic art and more:</strong> If you attend the Sebastopol Farmers Market on Sundays, you have likely seen the enchanting ceramics of Hiroko Ishida, whose studio is in Sonoma.

If you don't get to this market, you have another opportunity at "Found In Translation," an exhibition that opened at The Grand Hand Gallery (1136 Main St., Napa) on Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

Ishida has a delicate and subtle style, with just a touch of whimsy. Each piece, be it a little plate, a small dish, a platter or a tea cup that feels wonderful nestled in both hands, is unique, in both shape and glaze. In addition to functional pieces, she also has decorative pieces, like lean, haunting figurines that suggest someone emerging from a shroud of fog.

Thomas Morphis, who is based in Napa and works in mixed media to create engaging abstract geometric images in muted colors, is part of this show, as well.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit <a href="http://thegrandhand.com" target="_blank">thegrandhand.com</a>.

<strong>Treats, no tricks:</strong> On Halloween, The Epicurean Connection (122 W. Napa St., Sonoma) welcomes Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, authors of "The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey" (Just World Books, 2013, $43), for a book signing and tasting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you don't have goblins to shepherd around, check out this unique cuisine, recently featured on Anthony Bourdain's new CNN series, "Parts Unknown."

There is no charge for the event; the book will be available for purchase.

<strong>ReStyle in Style:</strong> On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Catholic Charities ReStyle Marketplace hosts a grand opening celebration.

The brand new thrift/vintage shop is located at 1001 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, in the G & G Shopping Center.

The fete will include live music by the utterly fabulous Hubbub Club, nibbles and sips from local businesses, a photo booth, prizes, surprises and special guest speakers.

The marketplace features spacious dressing rooms, craft classes and other after hours events, a coffee shop/library/wi-fi lounge and a steam punk department, along with furniture and housewares, antiques and vintage clothing and housewares.

Admission is free. For a coupon offering $5 off at the event, visit <a href="http://srcharities.org" target="_blank">srcharities.org</a>.

<strong>Los Muertos in Petaluma:</strong> The celebration of El Dia de los Muertos that kicked off in Petaluma on Sept. 28 conitnues, with Poetry of Remembrance taking place tonight from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Petaluma Arts Center (230 Lakeville St., Petaluma). There will be both featured poets and readers from the community, and a potluck dinner is part of the celebration.

On Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., the Petaluma Regional Library (100 Fairgrounds Drive) will host a musical performance of Los Gu'achis, with Barbara Arhon on violin, Steve Della Maggiora on accordion and lead guitar, Chris Samson on rhythm guitar and Tracy Grisman on bass. The music celebrates early California, the Southwest, Mexico and beyond.

On Sunday, the Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma (518 B St.) will hold a Los Muertos worship service. The community is invited to join in by bringing photographs or mementos of departed loved ones to add to the community altar that will be built during the service.

The celebration concludes on Saturday, Nov. 2, with the Procession. Tune in next Friday for details.

<strong>Sneak peak:</strong> The Petaluma Seed Bank hosts a farm-to-table dinner on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. to benefit school gardens; cost is $50 per person. On Friday, Nov. 8, Healdsburg's Hudson Street Wineries hosts "Wine, Raptors & Swing," a benefit for the Bird Rescue Center; admission is $15.

On Nov. 9, the Sebastopol Farmers Market hosts its first-ever farm market dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange. Admission is $40 per person; kids under 14 are free; proceeds benefit the market's senior shopping program.

Also on Nov. 9, four winery chefs will prepare an extravagant dinner at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club.

This event, dubbed "Best Winery Chefs of Sonoma County," is presented by Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary and benefits several local nonprofits. Cost is $160 per person. Details on these and more events next week.

<em>Michele Anna Jordan hosts "Mouthful" each Sunday at 7 p.m. on KRCB 90.9 & 91.1 FM. E-mail Jordan at michele@micheleannajordan.com. You'll find her blog, "Eat This Now," at pantry.blogs.pressdemocrat.com.</em>

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