FULL MOON HIKE, JUNE 30
Rohnert Park: Join an REI Outdoor School instructor and a Sonoma County Regional Parks naturalist on a 2-3-mile night hike, 6:45-9:45 p.m. at Crane Creek Regional Park, 5000 Pressley Road. Some hiking experience recommended. $25 for REI members, $45 nonmembers. Registration required at rei.com/learn. Parking, $7.
SENIOR SAUNTERS, JULY 3
Cloverdale: Take a leisurely walk on paved trails with older adults at Cloverdale River Park, 31820 McCray Road 10-11:30 a.m. Parking, $7. Meet at the parking lot.
HIKE REGISTRATION, JULY 4
Kenwood: Register now for Bill and Dave’s Hikes and Team Sugarloaf’s July 4 Fireworks Hike to the summit of Bald Mountain at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road. Event is from 6:45-11 p.m. The strenuous 6.5-mile roundtrip hike (90 minutes each way) provides a view of 18 fireworks displays in the Bay Area from Windsor to San Francisco and Berkeley and Oakland. $50 for adults, $10 for ages 12-17. Not recommended for under 12. Space is limited and expected to sell out. Proceeds benefit the park. sugarloafpark.org
WELLNESS WALK, JULY 4
Guerneville: Find serenity among the redwoods during a docent-led-walk, 10-11 a.m. at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road. Meet in the parking lot of the visitors center. Wear layered clothing and bring snacks and water. Reservations not required but you may register online at stewardscr.org or call 707-869-9177.
JULY 4 PARADE
Sonoma: Sonoma State Historic Park celebrates Independence Day with a float in the 10 a.m. parade along the Sonoma Plaza. Park staff, docents, volunteers and members of Sonoma and Petaluma parks will honor first responders to the October wildfires.
SUMMER CELEBRATION, JULY 7
Santa Rosa: Community potluck celebration with hikes and kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rancho Mark West, 7125 St. Helena Road northeast of Santa Rosa. Free, open house style event. No pets, bring water, snacks, a potluck dish and reusable utensils. Visit LandPaths.org for more information.
ECOLOGY HIKE, JULY 7
Glen Ellen: See how the parks are recovering from the wildfires during an easy to moderate Hike, 10 a.m. to noon in Sonoma Valley Regional Park, 13630 State Highway 12, The Nuns fire burned this park extensively. Free, advance registration required. Meet in the parking lot. Parking, $7. Visit sonomacountyparks.org for information.
SCIENCE SATURDAY, JULY 7
Santa Rosa: Make crazy kaleidoscopes during interactive Science Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. at Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road. Free, all ages welcome. Parking, $7. 707-539-2865.
FITNESS HIKE, JULY 7
Glen Ellen: Choose an easy to moderate 2-mile guided hike to the lake and back, 9-11 a.m. at Jack London State Historic Park or continue on with for moderate, guided round-trip hike of 6 miles to Upper Fallen Bridge Orchard and return at 1 p.m. 2400 London Ranch Road. Visit jacklondonpark.com
DRAGONFLIES, JULY 8
Santa Rosa: Search lakes, streams and wetlands for dragonflies, 9:30-4:30 p.m. at the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Meet Executive Director Kevin Munroe at Heron Hall in the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road and carpool to sites to search and capture these colorful “eagles of the insect world.” For adults and children 12 and older. Cost is on a sliding scale $25-$50. Register online at at lagunafoundation.org