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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 catering@jimtown.com.

<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.

Cost is $100 per person. Seating is quite limited so if you want to join in call 431-8000 or visit davero.com.

DaVero is at 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg. The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

<b>Everybody, look up!</b> Saturday is World Giraffe Day and, as you would expect, Safari West is celebrating. There's a ranch barbecue at 1 p.m., $15 for adults and $12 for kids aged 4 to 12 and a ranch dinner at 6:30 p.m., $29 for adults and $17 for kids.

Both meals include an opportunity to participate in all giraffe activities, which begin at 2 p.m. and feature naturalist guides, giraffe keepers, African drummers and more, including an opportunity, of course, to simply watch the Safari West giraffes as they go about their day.

World Giraffe Day at Safari West is perfect for the entire family and offers a great educational opportunity for young kids. To reserve a spot, call 566-3667 or email reservations@safariwest.com. Safari West is at 3115 Porter Creek Road in northeast Santa Rosa. For more information, visit safariwest.com.

<b>Neighborhood Art Sale:</b> This weekend, the "Upbeat Artists" host a special sale at 270 Virginia Ave., Sebastopol. The sale takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

You'll find locally produced glass art, metal art, mosaics, tiles, cards, jewelry, pottery, soaps, lots of garden art and more, along with music and poetry readings throughout both days of the sale.

There is no admission fee and no reservations; all you need to do is show up for this lovely neighborhood gathering.

<b>The Future of Meat:</b> Next Saturday, June 28, Slow Food Russian River hosts a special day dedicated to education about meat that addresses a number of topics, including the role of meat in human nutrition, the role livestock can play in building healthy soil, the possibility of raising and slaughtering meat animals humanely and more.

Things get started at 1:30 p.m., at Sonoma Meat Company, where you'll enjoy a guided tour and hear about how Sonoma County's newest butchery operates. There will be a demo and you'll have the opportunity to purchase products and join the meat CSA.

Next is a visit to Tara Firma Farms, from 3:45 to 7:30 p.m. This 300-acre farm raises eggs, poultry, pork and beef. The visit includes a tour, demonstrations of holistic husbandry practices, a panel discussion and dinner.

Cost is $35 for members of Slow Food and $48 for the general public, along with a service fee. Attendance is limited to just 36 participants so if you want to join in, visit brownpapertickets.com right away.

Attendees use their own transportation. Dinner is BYOD (bring your own drinks), dessert is pot luck and everyone is asked to bring a table setting (plate, flatware, napkin, glass) to help make the event as green as possible. For more information about Slow Food Russian River, including how to become a member, visit slowfoodrr.org.

<b>Culinary Cafe & Bakery Opens:</b> Next Wednesday, the Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Cafe and Bakery (1670 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa) opens for its summer season.

The bakery is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon for freshly baked breads, pastries, cookies, muffins, scones and more, all prepared by students, and coffee drinks from Bella Rosa Coffee. As summer progresses, there will be tarts, pies and specialty cakes. Customers can enjoy pastries and coffee in the dining room until 10 a.m.; after that, bakery items are available for take-out.

The cafe serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Selections include soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, entrees and desserts, with many of the ingredients from from SRJC's Shone Farm. On Friday, the cafe offers wines from the Shone Farm Winery.

The cafe is open Wednesday through Friday. Reservations for lunch, while not required, are highly recommended; make yours by calling 522-2796.

<i>Michele Anna Jordan writes the blog "Eat This Now" at pantry.blogs.pressdemocrat.com. Email Jordan at michele@saladdresser.com.</i>

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