COTATITAROD 2018, MARCH 3
Cotati: Cotati’s second annual shopping cart race, food drive, costume contest and art cart parade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at La Plaza Park downtown. Visit cotatitarod.com for more details.
SEAWEED WALK, MARCH 3
Jenner: Learn about seaweeds and the animals that eat them, take a half-mile walk and sample some seaweed soup 4-5:30 p.m. Stillwater Cove Regional Park Cove 22455 Highway 1. Wear shoes that are good for wading and walking, and bring a cup and spoon to sample the soup. Meet by the trailhead in the northwest corner of the day use parking lot. Parking $7. Call 707-847-3245 or visit SonomaCountyParks.org.
FAMILY WALK, MARCH 4
Glen Ellen: Take a 2-mile accessible walk for all ages and abilities on a paved trail and learn about wildfire ecology in oak woodlands 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Sonoma Valley Regional Park 13630 Highway 12. Enjoy a picnic lunch or bring your own before the walk. Register at SonomaCountyParks.org. Parking is $7 but free to Regional Parks members.
SENIOR SAUNTER, MARCH 6
Forestville: Stroll with friendly older adults along the West County Regional Trail 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at 6990 Front St. downtown. Free. Visit SonomaCounty Parks.org
ARBOR DAY, MARCH 7
Sebastopol: Celebrate Luther Burbank’s birthday and Arbor Day at Burbank’s Goldridge Experiment Farm 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Farm Curator Alex Stanley will plant two Lovell Peach rootstocks to replace ailing rootstock. This annual event is free and open to the public. Following the planting, cupcakes and apple cider will be served at the Cottage . 7777 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol.
PUBLIC HIKE; MARCH 10
Santa Rosa: Join a moderate to strenuous 3-4-mile public hike to see how the wildfires impacted Pepperwood Preserve and what is being done for recovery, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and meet at the Dwight Center, 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road. Free, donations accepted. Visit pepperwoodpreserve.org. 707-591-9310
FAMILY BIKE WORKSHOP, MARCH 10
Sebastopol: Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s safety instructors hold a free, family bicycle workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sebastopol Independent Charter School, 200 S. Main St. Children must be 7 and older and able to ride a bike with their parents. Functional bike and helmet required. The event includes instruction in a parking lot and a supervised bike ride. Call 707-545-0163 for information or visit bikesonoma.org.
WILDFLOWER WALK, MARCH 10
Glen Ellen: Join naturalist John Lynch on a slow pace early spring wildflower walk 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road. For ages 15 and up. $10 admission and $10 per parking per vehicle. Bring snacks, water and binoculars and meet at the ranch parking lot. Visit bit.ly/2zb08mW for details.
TRIP PLANNING 101, MARCH 11
Sebastopol: Learn about the importance of planning an overnight hike or camping trip, 2-4 p.m. at Ragle Ranch Regional Park 500 Ragle Road. Parking $7, registration required at SonomaCountyParks.org. Call 707-565-2041 for information.
ILSANJO CLASSIC, MARCH 11
Santa Rosa: The Empire Runners Club’s 10-miler and neo-classic 4-miler races and a 1K Newt Scoot free for kids 10 and under on the bike paths and trails of Howarth, Spring Lake and Trione-Annadel parks starting at 8:45 a.m. Online registration is free until March 8, $10 for non members and race day fee is $20. Visit empirerunnersclub.org for information.