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<strong>It's Still Christmas:</strong> The Christmas season did not end Wednesday. In a certain way, that's when it began. Dec. 25 is the first day of Christmas, which comes to its quiet conclusion on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, or Jan. 7 in the Russian Orthodox tradition.

There is still plenty to enjoy, if you are so inclined.

Petaluma's City of Lights Driving Tour wraps up today, but there still is time to snag a free map for the self-guided tour at the Visitors Center (210 Lakeville St., Petaluma) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Many other light displays will remain in place through Monday; very few will still be up by Twelfth Night.

Windsor's Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove will be on display in the Town Green through the end of the year, with "snow" falling every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

<strong>New Year's Day Brunch:</strong> K & L Bistro (119 S. Main St., Sebastopol) will be open on New Year's Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In addition to the regular menu, several specials will be available, including smoked salmon, potato latkes and chive creme fraiche; orange-scented French toast with huckleberry compote; the classic French sandwiches Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame; migas (baked eggs, grilled peppers, beans and grilled bread), and winter hash with poached eggs.

Several special Champagne cocktails will be offered, too.

For reservations, call 823-6614 or visit klbistro.com.

Sometime soon after the new year, the popular family bistro will close for a major remodel.

When it opens, a full bar will have replaced the dining room, and a new dining room adjacent to the bar.

Stay tuned for details.

<strong>Olive Season:</strong> Don Landis, aka Olive Don, will be offering a free class on Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cline Cellars (24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma).

Landis will explore the history of the olive, including in California, and offer a thorough explanation of techniques for taking the bitterness out of olives without using lye.

The session also includes an olive tasting, with cheese and crackers.

The class is free, but you must RSVP by calling 940-4025 if you'd like to attend.

<strong>Blues Monday:</strong> This Monday, musician John Allair will appear at Sweet T's (2097 Stagecoach Road, Santa Rosa) from 5 to 7 p.m. for an evening of blues and jazz.

He may be best known for his work with Van Morrison, but on Monday, he will be accompanied by Tom Martin, who plays bass with Da Puna Bruddahs, and a drummer, unnamed as of press time.

There is no cover charge, but if you want to snag a bar stool, arrive earlier rather than later. If you'd like to enjoy dinner, make a reservation as a crowd is expected.

To reserve, call 595-3935.

Speaking of Da Puna Bruddahs, they're playing at Truitt-Hurst Estate Tasting Room (5610 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg) from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

<strong>Geyserville New Year's Eve:</strong> On Tuesday night, the town of Geyserville celebrates the end of 2013 with a downtown New Year's Eve Bash at Odd Fellows Hall. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the fun continues through 12:30 a.m.

Admission is $50, which includes three drink tickets, appetizers, local wine and beer, a Champagne toast at midnight and dancing all evening with DJ Dan. Proceeds benefit Geyserville schools.

Dress is your interpretation of "Geyserville Glamour."

For reservations, visit geyservillecc.com or call 756-2400.

For dinner before the fete, consider Rustic at Francis Ford Coppola Winery (300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville). It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

For reservations, call 857-1485 or visit francisfordcoppolawinery.com.

<strong>Because South A Street Is Cool:</strong> If you're wondering what to do on New Year's Eve, you might consider the Spinster Sisters (401 S. A St., Santa Rosa), which is offering a special menu at two seatings, 6 p.m. and

9 p.m.

The five-course menu begins with a glass of bubbles and local oysters, followed by creamed wild mushrooms on toast.

Next comes a choice of duck consomme with almond ricotta mezzaluna and black truffle; fennel custard with Dungeness crab or frisee salad with bacon, croutons and a poached quail's egg.

Next is a choice between seared scallops with Satsumas, hazelnuts and frisee; grilled Bavette steak with red wine sauce, kale Parmigiano and black truffles or cannelloni with ricotta, butternut squash and swiss chard, in a tomato cream sauce.

The meal concludes with a trio of desserts and Jenny's bonbons.

For reservations, call 528-7100.

<strong>Got a truffle jones?</strong> A lust for truffles can be one of the harder passions to satisfy, as the celebrity fungus is elusive and expensive.

That said, Napa Valley celebrates the truffle every January, and there are a variety of ways to join in.

You can select a single activity from among nearly a dozen.

On Jan. 18, for example, you can attend an all-about-truffles seminar and a truffle orchard tour with a dog-training demonstration.

Cost is $200 or $475 if you opt for lunch and wine pairing at Nickel and Nickle Winery.

To attend every event, including the Truffles and Wine Dinner on Jan. 18, you'll need to pony up $1,250.

Admission to the Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20, is free and offers an opportunity to taste all manner of truffle creations, including truffle-infused Martinis, wild mushroom, goat cheese and truffle enchiladas and so much more, including cooking demonstrations and a change to win a basket of delicious goodies, including a whole black truffle.

For complete details about the festival and to purchase tickets, visit napatrufflefestival.com.

<strong>Farm Market Reminder:</strong> Farmers markets that take place on Wednesday will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year's Day.

If you typically shop on Wednesdays, you'll need to visit markets this weekend or visit the Tuesday morning Petaluma East-Side Farmers Market.

It takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center (320 N. McDowell Ave., Petaluma).

The Greenstring Farm Store (3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma) may or may not be open on the holidays. It depends on the weather.

Call 778-7500 before you head to the rustic farm stand.

<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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