Friday Night Live in Cloverdale: This Friday night, July 18, Mingo Fishtrap headlines Friday Night Live in Cloverdale.
The group, well-known on the festival circuit, is said to be a merging of Memphis soul, melodic pop and New Orleans funk. Opening the show will be Santa Rosa’s Second Line.
The Cloverdale farmers market gets started at 5:30 p.m. and music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. If you plan on shopping, be sure to bring a cooler for your purchases. You may also want to bring a low-chair.
Beef, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase; outside beverages are not allowed.
Orchard Walk and Tour at McEvoy Ranch: On Saturday, July 26, Marin Organic hosts a tour of the olive orchard and olive mill at McEvoy Ranch, where you’ll learn about what it takes to turn olives into premium olive oil. The two-hour tour concludes with a guided olive oil tasting and sensory evaluation. The retail shop will be open following the tour.
Cost is $30 per person; children must be at least 10 to participate and pets are not allowed.
Be sure to dress for changeable weather and wear comfortable shoes that will help you keep your footing on uneven surfaces.
Snag your spot at brownpapertickets.com.
McEvoy Ranch is located at 5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, just off D Street, south of town.
Paws For Love, Pause for Wine: On Saturday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kokomo Winery (4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg), welcomes The Paws for Love Foundation for the 2nd Annual Artsy Dogs of Kokomo.
Admission is free and your well-behaved pups are welcome on their leashes.
Green Dog Rescue Project and Sonoma County Animal Services will attend with adoptable dogs and barbecued hot dogs and brats will be available for purchase.
If you’d like to explore your pup’s artist talent, all it takes is a $25 donation.
You’ll head home with a piece of art ready for framing, painted by your brilliant canine.
All proceeds benefit the Paws for Love Foundation. For more information about the organization, visit pawsforlove.info.
Murder Is On the Menu: As of press time, there were a handful of seats remaining for Saturday night’s Murder Mystery Dinner at the Tudor Rose English Tea Room in downtown Santa Rosa.
The mystery unfolds over dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion.
What, exactly, does that mean? We’re not sure, but if you get your inspiration from “Downton Abbey,” you’ll surely fit right in.
Tables are shared, which adds to the fun. Dinner includes soup, salad, a choice of bangers and mash with sweet peas or shepherd’s pie and house-made New York cheesecake with blackberry and chocolate sauce. Gluten-free options are available if you make the request in advance.
Cost is $75 per person; beer and wine will be available for purchase. For reservations, call 535-2045 or visit tudorrosetearoom.com.
The tea room is owned by Angela Grant, who was raised in a small town in Northern England, across the Mersey River from Liverpool.
If you’re looking for authentic afternoon tea, you’ll find it here. Selections have whimsical names, including Simply Diana (scone; tea sandwiches; cookies; tea; gluten-free, $18.95); Winston Churchill (choice of salad; shepherd’s pie or chicken pot pie; bread pudding; tea, $24.50); Queen Mum (soup; Caesar salad; tea sandwiches; sausage roll; crumpet with lemon curd; chocolate eclair; tea, $26.95) and many others.