Summerfest 2013: Railroad Square's monthly summer celebration continues Friday night, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Fourth Street between Wilson and Davis Streets is closed for the fete and if you want easy nearby parking you should arrive earlier rather than later.
Local artists and food vendors line the closed street, there's wine tasting and craft beers and many shops stay open late. Food vendors include La Gare French Restaurant, Jack & Tony's Restaurant, Chevy's Fresh Mex, Jackson's Bar and Oven and Omelette Express.
July's music is from Bear's Belly Duo.
The event is free but you must purchase tickets for wine tasting. Food is available for purchase at each booth.
Salmon Road Trip: On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 6, Fort Bragg hosts the World's Largest Salmon Barbecue.
The barbecue has been taking place for 42 years. In 2011, nearly 2,500 tickets were sold.
At the heart of the event is, of course, grilled wild Pacific King salmon. There's also live music, beer, wine and a chance to linger in the beautiful Noyo Harbor, where it all takes place.
Admission is just $30 at the door.
The barbecue is the year's largest fundraiser for the Salmon Restoration Association, a non-profit organization that works on everything from helping revive spawning grounds in the Noyo River to collecting data and restoring natural wild salmon runs through Northern California.
For tickets, all you need to do is show up.
For information about the Salmon Restoration Association, visit salmonrestorationc.com.
Mid-Century Modern Design: Struggling with "Mad Men" withdrawal now that season six has ended? Ms. Mouthful can help.
Part of the appeal of the series has been the sets, the gorgeous and sometimes kitschy mid-century modern design. The show does a great job creating the look as it evolved from the late 1950s through the late 1960s.
If you find yourself longing for more kidney-shaped coffee tables and orange Eames chairs, head over to the Charles M. Schulz Museum (2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa) for its "Mid-Century Modern" exhibit.
The exhibit, which opened May 4 and continues through October 27, is in the downstairs gallery and features "Peanuts" vignettes from the 1950s and 1960s, along with photographs and ephemera from the Schulzes' personal collection.
The museum is open daily throughout the summer. Weekday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekends, the museum opens at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62 and over and $5 for students aged 4 to 18).
Daisy Dinner in downtown Santa Rosa: Dining with Daisies, a benefit for Luther Burbank Home and Garden, is coming up on July 13 and only about 50 of 200 seats remained as of press time.
The evening gets started with appetizers, wine and a silent auction at 5 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., with a live auction following.
There will be music by Eric Muhler Jazz and Blacktop Moon.
The live auction offers great experiences, including a seven-day stay in a two-bedroom home in Waikiki, a week's stay at the Kaanapali Beach Club on Maui, dinner for six in Burbank's history home, donated and prepared by John Ash, an oil paining by Maurice Lapp and dinner for 16 at Dierk's Parkside Cafe.