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Abalone feed benefits family service agency

Abalone Feast: On Sunday, Bob Burke's Canoes (8600 River Road, Forestville) hosts the 2nd Annual All-You-Can-Eat Abalone Feed from 2 to 5 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for the Community Family Service Agency, which provides job training, youth programs, counseling services, senior services, food, shelter and housing. Bob Burke's Kids Program has joined with the agency for more than 25 years to raise funds for these and other programs.

At the core of the fete is abalone confiscated from poachers, flash frozen and donated to nonprofit organizations. It will be served grilled, with delicious side dishes.

Djabooty will perform their mix of funk, soul, jazz and bossa nova. There will also be a raffle, with a sunset flight over the Bay Area as the top prize.

Admission is a donation of $40. For advance tickets, call 823-1640, email abalone@community-family-services.org or visit eventbrite.com.

Marcy Smothers at Copperfield's: On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Copperfield's in Montgomery Village (775 Village Court, Santa Rosa) welcomes Marcy Smothers, who will chat about and sign her new — and her first — book, "Snacks: Adventures in Food, Aisle by Aisle" (Harper One, 2013, $19.99).

The premise of the book is that the supermarket is a source of delicious, interesting and healthy snacks, especially when one knows how to navigate the aisles. It is full of informative and entertaining little details about the foods you encounter and the recipes are easy and accessible.

Marcy will also appear at Reader's Books (130 E. Napa St., Sonoma) next Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m.

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