<strong>WINDSOR: Annual Derby Day benefit at Sonoma-Cutrer</strong>
The 15th annual Meals on Wheels Derby Day to benefit the Council on Aging's program will sound the trumpet fanfare at 11 a.m. May 3 at the Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards.
The event kicks off with an hors d'oeuvres and wine reception and continues with a four-course, Southern-style luncheon prepared by chefs from Backyard in Forestville, Sweet Tea's Restaurant + Bar in Santa Rosa, Zazu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol and John Ash -amp; Co. in Santa Rosa.
Guests will compete in Best Dressed and Most Fabulous Hat contests. The event culminates with a live and silent auction and a live screening of the 140th Kentucky Derby.
Tickets are $150. To reserve, call 525-0143, x 146, or go to <a href="http://councilonaging.com" target="_blank">councilonaging.com</a>. Sonoma-Cutrer is located at 4401 Slusser Road.
<strong>SEBASTOPOL: Village Bakery reopens at Barlow Center</strong>
Village Bakery of Sebastopol, owned by Sebastopol native Patrick Lum, has moved and reopened in the Barlow Center.
"We're happy that construction is actually done and we're open for retail business," Lum said. "We are doing full breakfasts and lunches, and we may expand into a dinner menu."
The bakery offers 25 seats inside, with an additional 20 seats outside on the patio.
Like its sister bakery in Santa Rosa, the Sebastopol bakery offers award-winning hearth breads, English muffins, princess cakes and organic pastries, plus an array of hot drinks made with Taylor Maid Farms coffee and tea.
The breakfast menu includes savory entrees like corned beef hash and English muffin egg sandwiches. For lunch, there is an array of seasonal salads and soups, cold and hot sandwiches, pizzettas and quiches.
Eventually, Lum also plans to offer box lunches to go, for folks headed to the coast or the redwoods.
The bakery is located at 6760 McKinley Street No. 150. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 829-8101.
<strong>COTATI: Oliver's celebrates all things local on Saturday</strong>
Oliver's Markets has championed all kinds of local farms, food producers, wineries, breweries and musicians over the years.
To celebrate those local connections, the grocery store will host the fourth annual Taste of Sonoma from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Cotati store.
Activities include food and wine tasting, live music and livestock viewing as well as kids' activities.
Adults may purchase tasting tickets ($5 for three), good for one taste at a winery or brewery.
Musicians from Oliver's CD compilation series will perform, including Doug Jayne and Clusterfolk, Kevin Russell -amp; Friends and Solid Air.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank will collect donations of non-perishable foods. 546 E. Cotati Ave. <a href="http://oliversmarket.com" target="_blank">oliversmarket.com</a>.
<strong>SANTA ROSA: Earth Day Festival Saturday at Montgomery Village</strong>
Montgomery Village will celebrate the natural world at the fifth annual Day on the Green Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 911 Village Court.
Highlights include a juried art show and sale; live music by Sarah Baker, Nina Gerber and Jan Martinelli; a magic show and dance performances; and the sale of local beers, wines and beverages to benefit LandPaths, a conservation group that fosters a love of the land in Sonoma County.