SANTA ROSA: Slow Food dinner
Slow Food Russian River will host “Making Welcome Real,” a buffet dinner to honor recent refugees from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sunday at Laguna de Santa Rosa’s Heron Hall,
The dinner will feature Syrian and Afghani cuisine prepared by local chef Nawar Laham, owner of Santa Rosa’s East West Cafe, and chef Ali Akbar Raufi, a recent immigrant from Afghanistan who has settled in the East Bay.
Proceeds from the dinner will go toward Welcome Boxes containing items necessary for setting up kitchens and households. Tickets are $35, $25 for teens. To reserve, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/2900310. 900 Sanford Road.
SONOMA COUNTY: Farm Trails tours
Go back to the farm, the dairy and the orchard during “Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies,” a self-guided, family-friendly tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 and 30 hosted by Sonoma County Farm Trails.
With the help of a Farm Trails map, visitors can select from dozens of farms for a full weekend of open house festivities. Most of the stops along the trails are free.
Baby animals will include bunnies, lambs, chicks, dairy goats, piglets and even water buffalo calves. Other activities include beekeeping demos, tastings, tours, games and crafts for kids and flower arranging. Many sites offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites, plus fresh-from-the-source products for purchase.
For information and to register, go to blossomsbeesbarnyardbabies.com. Don’t forget to bring a map and a cooler.
FORESTVILLE: Horses and wine
The Santa Rosa Junior College will host its 3rd annual Hoofbeats in the Vineyard benefit from 12:30 to 5 p.m. April 29 at the Shone Farm Ag Pavilion.
The fundraiser includes performances, speakers, wine and olive oil tastings and shopping. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for ages 13 to 20, free for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at Western Farm Supply, Friendly Feed or Apples N Carrots, all of Santa Rosa, or at brownpapertickets.com.
Proceeds go toward the Shone Farm Equestrian Programs and Equi-Ed Therapeutic Equestrian. 7450 Steve Olson Lane.
SONOMA" “Rosé for the Bay”
Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge tasting room will release its “Rosé for the Bay” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in honor of Earth Day.
Proceeds from the limited production rosé will go directly to the San Francisco Baykeeper, helping to fund their work to stop the Bay’s worst polluters. Cost is $24 a bottle.
The tasting room is located at Cornerstone, 23568 Arnold Drive.
NAPA: Brush up on cooking
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia has announced its spring class schedule through June, with new classes ranging from Homemade Fresh Cheese and Sourdough at Home to Thai and Korean cooking.
Classes are open to the public and require no advanced skills. Taught by CIA instructors and guest lecturers, programs are held in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater, a 72-seat, state-of-the-art wine tasting and culinary demonstration theater. Classes generally run one to two hours and range in price from $15 to $95, with some including a meal or a wine tasting.
Purchase tickets and read complete class descriptions at ciaatcopia.eventbrite.com. 500 First Street.