This Sunday, the West End Farmers Market, located on Donahue Street in Santa Rosa, adjacent to DeTurk Park and Round Barn, celebrates its first birthday. There will be birthday cake and mini-cupcakes from Criminal Bakery at 11 a.m.
Several new vendors have joined the market recently, including White Fox of Freestone, which has certified organic blueberries; Really Good Bread by Elina Lipilina and One Ocean Seafood.
A highlight of the market is Goodman's Jewish Deli, offering all manner of kosher delights, including their own pastrami. The Rains, a husband and wife Americana duo, will provide live music throughout the day. The market continues with its matching grant for CalFresh shoppers. The market takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
<b>Polynesian Wayfinding at SRJC:</b> Starting Friday, the Santa Rosa Junior College Planetarium features the world's greatest navigators, the Polynesians, who traveled the Pacific for thousands of years, using their deep knowledge of the stars to guide them.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are sold at the door.
Admission is $10 for the general public and $7 for students and seniors. Parking permits are required.
There will be a total of six presentations of this unique and original planetarium presentation, which will be of special interest to anyone with a passion for Hawaii and its traditional customs.
For more information, visit santarosa.edu/planetarium.
<b>June Wine Bar at Jimtown:</b> Next Thursday, June 26, Jimtown Store (6706 Highway 128, Healdsburg) features J. Rickards Winery and VML Winery for a cocktail-style party.
Four J. Rickards wines — 2013 Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Bistro Table Ros? 2011 Five Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel — will be poured, along with three from VML Winery, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Russian River Gewurztraminer and 2012 Russian River Pinot Noir.
These wines will be paired with smoked local albacore in piquillo peppers; cucumber cups filled with Dungeness crab with coconut and kaffir lime; duck tacos with mole and cherry salsa; pulled pork sliders with peach gastrique and peach slaw; marinated flank steak on crisp baguettes with Romesco sauce; Romaine spears with Green Goddess dressing; artisan meats, cheeses and Jimtown condiments and apricot-chevre empanadas.
Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Wines will be available for purchase by the glass and the bottle. For reservations, call 433-1212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
<b>DaVero Sunset Supper:</b> Next Thursday, June 26, DaVero Farms and Winery hosts its monthly Sunset Supper, with guest chef Jim Reichardt of Liberty Duck. Reichardt's daughter, Jennifer, and DaVero's Colleen McGlynn will serve as sous chefs.
The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. on the patio, with duck prosciutto on toast, mini duck boudin and duck tasso on watermelon, along with DaVero's exceptional 2013 Vermentino.
At the table, you'll enjoy duck gumbo and mixed greens with shredded duck and red wine vinaigrette, accompanied by DaVero 2012 Dolcetto.
Next comes Cajun duck breast on Creole grits pancakes, Rancho Gordo red beans and rice and fried green tomatoes, with DaVero 2011 Estate Sagrantino.
For dessert, DaVero 2012 Estate Late Harvest Moscato is paired with "Fly Me To The Moon Pies."
This is the third Sunset Supper of 2014. In July, Mark Malicki will be the featured chef. Sunset Suppers typically take place on last Friday of the month but the June fete has been removed to Thursday to accommodate Reichardt's schedule.