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Would you like your event to be considered for 10 Days of Fun? Enter it in our online Events Calendar at pressdemocrat.com/events!

Lots of fun to be had this weekend! It all kicks off with this Saturday’s Human Race, a chance for folks to raise money for their favorite non-profit through a run or walk in Santa Rosa. Also happening this weekend is a film festival dedicated to books that far surpassed the movie. And if you love chili, salsa and beer, this weekend’s cook-off at the fairgrounds in Petaluma is one you won’t want to miss. All this and more can be found in our Ten Days of FUN!

Saturday, May 9
Sonoma County Human Race: This Saturday, it’s all about the humans! Thousands of participants will be raising funds for their favorite non-profit by walking or running the 3K-10K course. Participants can often be seen wearing team outfits, from totally outlandish getups to absolutely adorable attire. Check-in for the event is from 6:30-7:30 a.m., and the race kicks off at 8 a.m. at Herbert Slater Middle School in Santa Rosa. There will also be a pancake breakfast and event marketplace. Find out all the details at humanracenow.org.

Saturday, May 9
Book Was Better Film Festival: Are you a bookworm who is disappointed with the film adaptations of your favorite novels? You’re not alone. This Saturday, celebrate your cinematic frustration at a film festival dedicated to these literary letdowns at the Rio Theater in Monte Rio. Along with the film fest, you can spend the day swimming in the river, eating at Rio’s cafe and shopping for used books from private booksellers. The mostly outdoors event is free and takes place between noon and 11 p.m. Find out more at book---shop.ticketleap.com/film-festival.

Saturday, May 9
Music for Schools: Come to Montgomery Village this Saturday for knockout performances by the talented school bands of Sonoma County. Starting at 11 a.m., you can tap your toes to jazz, drumlines, orchestras and more. Bring a musical instrument to donate to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Music for Schools program, and you’ll receive a half-pound box of See’s Chocolates for free while helping a child receive the gift of music. For more information, call (707) 800-7504, or visit mvshops.com.

Saturday, May 9
Great Chili Cook-Off: Spicy food lovers can test the tenacity of their taste buds at the 18th annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa and Beer Tasting event. From 1-5 p.m. at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, vote for your favorite chili, salsa and beer, and enjoy an afternoon of dancing, music and more. Tickets are $25 for chili and salsa only, and $40 to add beer to your tasting enjoyment. Kids are $10 for ages 5-12. Under 5 is free. More information at www.greatchilicookoff.com.

Saturday, May 9
Oompa Loompa Bingo: Pull your favorite Oompa Loompa duds out of the back of your closet and join in on the Bingo fun this Saturday at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Guerneville. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be hosting their monthly game night to raise funds for the charity of their choice, this time for the AIDS Nutrient Bank. Seats must be claimed by 6:30 p.m., and the games start at 7 p.m. Tickets to the 18-plus event are $15-$20. Find out more at www.rrsisters.org.

Saturday, May 9
Living History Day: Petaluma Adobe State Park is taking a step back in time this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historic park will become home to 1840s Alta California, replete with vaqueros, traders, cooks, craftsmen and others who lived around here in the days of yore. Spend the afternoon learning about our region’s history, and take part in activities like basketweaving, candle and rope making, and much more fun for the whole family. More details are on their Facebook events page.

Saturday, May 9
Yarnover Truck: A yarn boutique on wheels has been traveling to different yarn stores around northern and central California, casting the state with colorful fibers and project ideas. On Mother’s Day weekend, they’re stopping at Cast Away & Folk in Santa Rosa, parking their truck outside the store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll not only be able to shop for new knitting paraphernalia from the truck, you can also take advantage of a few Spring Clearance Sale specials in the Cast Away store. Find out more at castawayandfolk.com and yarnovertruck.com.

Would you like your event to be considered for 10 Days of Fun? Enter it in our online Events Calendar at pressdemocrat.com/events!

Other upcoming events

Friday, May 8

Sugarfoot: R&B, rock, funk and dance music. 6-9 p.m. Sebastiani Winery, Sonoma. Free, but reservations required. 855-232-2338, sebastiani.com.

Jeffrey Kahane: Pianist plays Beethoven, Bach. 7:30 p.m. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $35 & up. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Kinky Friedman: Texas country singer and mystery author in concert. 7:30 p.m. Sebastopol Grange. $30-$35. northbaylive.com.

Markus James: Roots, blues, world music. 9 p.m. HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $12. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Tone Bent: Original songs by guitar-vocal duo Robin Eschner and Bill Horvitz. 7-9 p.m. French Garden Restaurant, Sebastopol. 824-2030, frenchgardenrestaurant.com.

Saturday, May 9

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca: Flamenco music & dance. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Weill Hall. $35 & up. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Anjelah Johnson: San Jose native, standup comic, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa. $35-$60. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org.

‘Explore Your Own Backyard’: Visit your choice of some 50 wineries, as well as lodgings and restaurants, Saturday in northern Sonoma County. $30. wineroad.com.

Sunday, May 10

‘Mother’s Day Open Garden’: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Russian River Rose Company, Healdsburg. $2 donation. 433-7455, russian-river-rose.com.

Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Garden tour. Korbel Champagne Cellars, Guerneville. Free. korbel.com.

Mother’s Day ‘ Bubbles and BBQ’: Noon-2 p.m. May 10. Glorria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Sonoma. $70. gloriaferrer.com.

‘Mother’s Day Mimosa Brunch’: Served at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Safari West, Santa Rosa. Check first for tickets: 579-2551, safariwest.com.

Monday, May 11

‘Animating Peanuts’: See rarely displayed production cels, daily except Tuesdays through Memorial Day, then daily until Oct. 15. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. $5-!0; age 3 & under free. 579-4452, schulzmuseum.org.

Tuesday, May 12

‘Art and Storytelling: The Bodymap Series’: Ongoing art project involving immigrant families, daily except Mondays through June 8. History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 579-1500, sonomacountymuseum.org.

Wednesday, May 13

Luke Wade: Texas pop & soul singer, finalist from season 7 of NBC-TV’s ‘The Voice,’ 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. David Luning opens. Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $17-$19. 765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Thursday, May 14

The Piano Guys: Four dads from Utah who’ve toured the world. 8 p.m. Thursday. Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa. $40-$75. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org.

Friday, May 15

Italian Madrigal: Circa 1600 chamber choir, directed by Robert Worth. 8 p.m. May 15. Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center. $14-$22. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Kosmik Casbah: Seventh annual belly dance celebration. 9 p.m. May 15. HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $15-$20. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

‘The Grammar Diva’: Arlene Miller, author of ‘The Best Grammar Workbook Ever.’ 7 p.m. May 15. Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’: Musical runs weekends May 15-24. Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. $10-$15. 763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.

Saturday, May 16

‘Taste Alexander Valley’: Open house at more than 45 wineries. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16-17. Weekend pass, $70-$80; Sunday only, $50-$60. 888-289-4637, alexandervalley.org.

Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival: ” Parade starts in downtown Santa Rosa at 10 a.m. May 16, followed by festival in Old Courthouse Square. Free. 523-3728, roseparadefestival.com.

Wool Festival: Fiber arts, music, food and drink. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16-17. Valley Ford. Free. valleyfordwoolmill.com.

Sunday, May 17

Wavy Gravy: Poet, clown and crusader, with four top bands. 3 p.m. Sunday. Sonoma Mountain Event Center, Rohnert Park. $50-$150. seva.org.

‘Choo Choo Soul’: Live stage show for kids. 3 p.m. May 17. Wells Fargo Center. $16-$21. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org.

Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus: Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor.” 7:30 p.m. May 15-16, 3 p.m. May 17. Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. $15. santarosasymphonicchorus.com.

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: Open house at nearly two dozen wineries. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17. avwines.com.

Sergio and Adair Assad: Brazilian-born brothers and guitar duo. 3 p.m. May 17. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $35 & up. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

‘Mary Poppins’: Local production of Broadway musical version. Matinee at 2 p.m. May 17. Tea party with cast after show. Spreckels Center, Rohnert Park. 588-3400, rpcity.org.


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