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It's JuneBug Time! At the top of our must-do list for the weekend is Worth Our Weight's South A Street extravaganza, JuneBug.

It takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at 327 S. A St., outside at the former Cookhouse Cafe, which Worth Our Weight is currently renovating with plans to open soon.

The fundraiser offers unique entertainment and ways to support the widely-praised culinary apprenticeship program, including a silent auction that features a limited edition serigraph by John Lennon. It is a drawing, made for Lennon's son Julian, of an elephant counting sheep to try to fall asleep and has been donated to the program by Yoko Ono Lennon. It is just one of many unique auction items.

Events take place throughout the day, with a teen cooking competition, a cake decorating booth, performances by the Summerfield Waldorf Circus Performers, the Blue Moon Band and, to top things off, the fabulous Leela James and the James Gang.

There will be plenty of yummy things to eat throughout the day, as well, including huli huli roast chicken, wood-fired pizza, maple chicken and walnut sliders, salted caramel cotton candy, strawberry shortcake, paletas (fruit popsicles) from Frozen Art, lemonade, house-made ginger beer, watermelon-mint water and more. Adults can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from a great selection, including Iron Horse Vineyards, Hafner Vineyards, Preston of Dry Creek, Remick Ridge Vineyards and Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Tickets, $65 each, are available at Worth Our Weight (1021 Halman Drive, Santa Rosa) and at brownpapertickets.com. All proceeds benefit Worth Our Weight's programs.

Going Wild With Dad: Safari West offers several ways to celebrate Father's Day on Sunday. If your pop is a morning guy, you can opt for the 10 a.m. Brew Brunch and tour, with a delicious barbecue following by a tour on the African Queen. If your papa prefers to sleep in, drag him out of bed in time for the 1 p.m. Brew Brunch, followed by a tour at 2:30 p.m.

Cost is $70 per person and $35 for kids aged 4 to 12. The price includes brunch, brews, gratuities, taxes and tour.

If you'd simply like to linger over brunch, cost is $40.50 for adults and $18.50 for kids.

For reservations, call 579-2551.

Safari West is located at 3115 Porter Creek Road in north Santa Rosa.

Father's Day in the West: West county, that is. Two wineries have teamed up to offer a unique lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, June 16, Father's Day.

Here's how it works.

At Balletto Vineyards (5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa), you and your dad can enjoy spicy hot links and taste current releases, all for $5 per person. Several Balletto wines — especially Estate Rose of Pinot Noir and Estate Zinfandel — are excellent with the spicy sausages.

When you're ready for dessert, just head down the road a bit to Hanna Winery (5353 Occidental Road), where you'll enjoy freshly baked sweets and more wine, again for $5 a person.

Reservations are not necessary; all you need to do is show up.

Festa Italiana Sonoma: On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park and Cotati hosts Festa Italiana Sonoma, a free festival taking place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rohnert Park Community Center Square (5401 Snyder Lane). The day will be filled with art, food, music, entertainment and contests, including meatball and cannoli eating competitions.

There is great music throughout the day, with Due Zigi Baci at 11:45 a.m., the Hot Frittatas at 2:15 p.m. and the Don Giovannis at 4:15 p.m.

A wide range of foods and beverages will be available for purchase and the fete includes an Italian sports car show.

For more information, visit festaitalianasonoma.org. Or just show up ready for fun.

A great way to stay cool: On Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation hosts "Tales From Antarctica," a presentation by wilderness guide Sune Tamm and climate scientist Carl Mears.

Tamm has guided scientists across more than a thousand miles of Antarctica and Mears is one of the world's foremost experts on temperature data.

The presentation will be accompanied by beautiful photographs and personal stories.

Cost is $10 and advance tickets are recommended. To snag yours, visit lagunafoundation.org. Proceeds benefit the foundation and the Climate Protection Campaign.

The presentation takes place in Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center (900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa).

One way to be French for a night: The Alliance Fran?ise de Santa Rosa hosts its fourth annual music festival next Saturday, June 22, at the Vista del Lago Clubhouse (3150 Lakeview Drive, Santa Rosa).

La Guinguette will transport you to Paris with the songs of Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Jacques Brel and others.

Admission is $20 for the general public and $15 for students, children (who must be accompanied by an adult) and members of the alliance. The price includes a wine and cheese reception during intermission.

Advance reservations are recommended. To secure yours, send a check to AFSR, 4525 Montgomery Drive, Suite 2A, Santa Rosa, 95409 by June 20. Your name will be at the door.

Shrimp Boil at Parish Cafe: On Saturday, The Parish Cafe (60A Mill St., Healdsburg) hosts a New-Orleans-style Shrimp Boil. Never heard of a shrimp boil? Imagine long tables covered with newspapers piled high with mounds of shrimp still in their shells, corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and sausages and everyone digging in with their fingers.

The Parish Cafe fete will likely be a bit more civilized, given that it takes place inside. The evening event gets started at 6 p.m. with Champagne and appetizers. Next comes an authentic Louisiana shrimp boil — you should be prepared to eat with your fingers — and an open beer and wine bar featuring Gustafson — Family Wines.

Cost is $65 and there are only 40 seats available. If you want to join in, you have to call 431-8474 now.

The Parish Cafe is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features delicious Louisiana cuisine, including New Orleans beignets, by chef Rob Lippincott.

Aloha Alert: This Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hula Mai of Sonoma hosts a free hula performance at the Grinstead Amphitheater in Sonoma's town plaza.

Slack-key guitarist Patrick Landeza will be the evening's special guest.

Hula Mai, under the direction of Betty Ann Ka'ihilani Bruno, offers classes in both ancient and contemporary hula at Vintage House in Sonoma. Friday's performance is the group's gift to their town.

For more information, including about classes, visit hulamai.org.

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

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