HIKE WITH HOUNDS, MAY 11
Santa Rosa: Take a 5-mile hike with your well-behaved, nonaggressive dog from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Taylor Mountain Regional Park, 3820 Petaluma Hill Road. Bring water for you and your canine and waste bags. Leash length should be no longer than 6 feet. Meet at the Kawana Springs trail head. Call 707-565-3080 for information, or visit parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov.
MAKE BOUQUETS, MAY 13 and 14
Sebastopol: Make a Mother’s Day bouquet with invasive wildflower species from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Road. Bring water, gloves, garden clippers and a hat. $10, plus $7 parking for nonregional parks members. Register at sonomacountyparks.org. Call 707-565-3080 for information.
RIVER PADDLE, MAY 13
Petaluma: Join Friends of the Petaluma River and LandPaths on a 3-mile round-trip paddle on the Petaluma River from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Begin and end at Steamer Landing Park, 6 Copeland Ave. Recommended for paddlers with some experience. Bring your paddle watercraft. A limited number of boats are available at the park. Bring water and snacks. Register at LandPaths.org. Call 707-544-7284 after 11 a.m. to confirm the event; heavy rain cancels the event.
FAMILY HIKE, MAY 13
Glen Ellen: Bring the kids to a free, easy 2-mile guided hike from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Beauty Ranch in Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road. Meet in the ranch parking lot. $10 vehicle fee, $5 for walk-in or bicycle. Call 707-938-5216 for information.
FULL MOON CAMPFIRE, MAY 13
Santa Rosa: Take a twilight walk, make s’mores by a campfire and hear folktales about the moon from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, at Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road. Call 707-565-7888 for information.
OPEN HOUSE, PLANT SALE, MAY 13
Santa Rosa: Celebrate spring from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road. Children’s Playscape and activities for all ages. Donations gladly accepted. Visit lagunafoundation.org.
HALF-MARATHON, May 21
Windsor: Registration is open for the Windsor Green half-marathon, 10K and 5K races, which start between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. on the Town Green. All three courses are 100 percent paved, and there is a 3-hour time limit for the half-marathon. The event includes a prerace expo and the Windsor Fire Department prepares a hot breakfast. Registration for the 5k is $30 for ages 5 to 15 and $45 for 16 and older; the 10K is $40 for ages 5 to 15 and $60 for ages 16 and older; and the half-marathon is $55 for ages 8 to 15 and $90 for 16 and older.
WATER TO WINE RACES, Aug. 6
Santa Rosa: The half- marathon and 10K on Aug. 6 starts and finishes at Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens on Fulton Road in Santa Rosa. Both races begin at 7 a.m. The half-marathon course is 80 to 90 percent paved with two off-road sections through vineyards and hard-packed dirt roads. It has a cutoff time of 3.5 hours. Registration for ages 8 and older is $90 for the half-marathon and $60 for the 10K.
HALF-MARATHON, 5K, Oct. 8
Healdsburg: The half-marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K race at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 8. Races start and finish at Healdsburg City Hall in downtown Healdsburg. There is a prerace expo and a beer and wine Octoberfest after the race. The half-marathon has a 3.5-hour cutoff time. Registration for ages 5 and older for the 5K is $40 before Aug. 1 and $50 after Oct. 1. Registration for ages 8 and older for the half- marathon is $90 before July 1, $100 before Sept. 1, $120 after Oct. 1 and $125 at the pre-expo. Registration and information about the marathons is available online at healdsburgrunningcompany.com.
Where to eat on game day
Here are a few of the new foods you can expect to encounter at AT&T Park this season, followed by some favorites of a few stalwart Sonoma County Giants fans.:
New at the park:
Sicilian deep-dish slices of pizza pie from Tony’s Slice House (Promenade Level)
Fried Brussels Sprouts with lemon aioli and fully loaded Tater Tots from Great House of Brews (View Level)
Gluten-free flatbread pizzas and antipasti options from the Garden Table and the Hearth Table (in the Culinary Garden)
Porcini donuts topped with raclette foam from Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table (Promenade level)
Mission-style burritos and tacos from Mission Street Taqueria (Section 130)
New outside the park:
Caputo (corner of Brannan and the Embarcadero) is a casual, Cal-Italian restaurant where you can sit down and enjoy a pizza pie.
Black Hammer Brewing (544 Bryant St.) offers about a dozen craft beers on tap.
Local Brewing Company (69 Bluxome St.) serves more than a dozen of its small-batch brews, from Glen Park IPA to Bernal Equinox, a Belgian pale.
At the Yard at Mission Rock, just across from McCovey Cove, a few new food trucks are joining the party at Anchor Brewery’s outdoor beer garden, including Creperie Saint-Germain and Belcampo Meat Co.
Sonoma County favorites inside AT&T and outside the ballpark:
Michael Coats of Sonoma:
Inside the park — A Giants dog or two from the Doggie Diner, out by the bleachers, with a cold Budweiser.
Outside the park — Waterbar for oysters, 300 The Embarcadero, and The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, 1 South Park Ave.
Zoanne Kuhlman of Santa Rosa:
Inside the park — Orlando’s Caribbean BBQ’s Jerk Chicken Cha Cha Bowl (Promenade and View levels) and Lagunitas’ Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. “The Cha Cha Bowl is perfect for sharing. There’s lots of love in that dish.”
Outside the park — The Public House, 24 Willie Mays Plaza.
Alexis Kent of Santa Rosa:
Inside the park — Crazy Crab’z Sandwich (Center Field) with Lagunitas at night, Coors Light during the day.
Outside the park — Weekend brunch at Brickhouse Cafe, 426 Brannan St., or Tres, 130 Townsend St. The Brickhouse food is pretty good, and super cheap bloodies come with candied bacon. The brunch at Tres is killer, with always good service in the bar and a really good tequila selection.
Onita Pellegrini of Petaluma:
Inside the park — Sushi on the Club level, Beef and Broccoli on the Promenade level, Crazy Crab’z and Cha Cha bowl in the bleachers area, and Joe Garcia’s Mexican food in the Field Level area. “At a day game, I like to get a glass of white wine in a big cup with ice. If I do beer, there’s nothing better than Petaluma’s own Lagunitas IPA.”
Murray Rockowitz of Petaluma:
Inside the park — Jerk Chicken Cha Cha Bowl from Orlando’s Caribbean BBQ, chicken on top of rice and black beans and vegetables. California Cookout for good quality sausages.
Outside the park — The Hi Dive at Pier 28, just under the Bay Bridge. Caffé Centro on South Park for a coffee drink, pastry or panini.
Cindy Thomas of Petaluma:
Inside the park — The crab sandwich from Crazy Crab’z, with a $16 price tag, and Gilroy Garlic Fries.
Outside the park — The Hi Dive at Pier 28.