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Complete guide to Sonoma County events

5/5/2014:B3: Thomas Martin, 4, and his brother Erik, 6, react as professor Tatjana Omrcen, below, lights a bubble of hydrogen on fire during the Day Under the Oaks event at Santa Rosa Junior College on Sunday. PC: Thomas Martin, 4, and his brother Erik, 6, react as chemistry instructor Dr. Tatjana Omrcen makes soap bubbles filled with hydrogen gas before lighting them on fire during the Day Under the Oaks event at the Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, on Sunday, May 4, 2014. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

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Chef Showdown, Japanese Art Festival, draft horses, Day Under the Oaks, Cinco de Mayo join the list of concerts, art openings, seminars and kids’ activities this week.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 3

Day Under the Oaks: Santa Rosa Junior College’s annual Day Under the Oaks features a petting zoo, parade and community education fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 1501 Mendocino Ave. There will be a 3K “Fun Run” and a juried art exhibit and competition. santarosa.edu/duo.

CLOVERDALE, APRIL 28

Historic cars: California Mille, the high-end 1,000-mile, four-day car tour that begins at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, comes through downtown Cloverdale with 67 historic cars from all over the world 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Greet them down Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Third Streets. 894-4470. californiamille.com.

SANTA ROSA, APRIL 29

Seminar for parents: Child Parent Institute offers a workshop for parents, “Praising Children and Their Behaviors (all ages),” 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3650 Standish Ave. Free. 585-6108.

SEBASTOPOL, APRIL 29

Tavern tunes: Psychedelic-electronic-dub group Liberation Movement performs 10 p.m. Wednesday at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave. Admission is $15 at hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events. 829-7300.

WINDSOR, APRIL 29

Business plan: Learn about developing a business plan 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Town Council Chambers, 9291 Old Redwood Highway. Admission is $30 at 595-0060 or 256-7250 to pay by credit card; registration required.

HEALDSBURG, APRIL 30

River documentary: Documentary film “The Russian River: All Rivers” returns 7 p.m. Thursday at Raven Film Center, 415 Center St. Free; donations welcome. Reserve a seat at reservations@russianriverallrivers.com.

WINDSOR, APRIL 30

Make bath salts: Tweens ages 9-12 can create bath salts for Mother’s Day 4 p.m. Thursday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. 838-1020.

WINDSOR, APRIL 30

Art and pasta: Windsor High School’s annual pasta feed fundraiser runs 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fine Arts Night runs 5-7 p.m. Thursday at 8695 Windsor Road. Admission is $10 at the front office or at the door. 837-7767. windsorhighschoolboosters.com.

CLOVERDALE, MAY 1

Swing music: The Out of the Blue Band, specializing in swing music, performs 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Free. 894-9610.

GUERNEVILLE, MAY 1

Art walk: Guerneville celebrates May Day with the First Friday Art Walk, where more than a dozen galleries showcase exhibits from 3 p.m. until after dusk. You may begin your tour at The Sonoma Nesting Company, 16151 Main St. 869-3434.

PENNGROVE, MAY 1

Blues music: Oakland-based blues band Howell Devine performs 8 p.m. Friday at Twin Oaks Tavern, 5745 Old Redwood Highway. The weekend food menu includes barbecue by Rasta Dwight 6-9 p.m. 795-5118.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 1

Prelude performances: Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Koho Lee and Elliot Kallen perform 7 p.m. Friday at Church of One Tree in Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Plaza. Admission is $20 at the door and $15 at brownpapertickets.com/event/1409721. The performances are a prelude to the Matsuri! Japanese Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the park.

SEBASTOPOL, MAY 1

Americana sounds: Bluegrass-Americana-folk rock group Patchy Sanders performs 9 p.m. Friday at Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave. Admission is $12 at hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events. 829-7300.

SONOMA, MAY 1

History talk: David Brummett discusses Mexican ranchos and the importance of hides and tallow during a Sonoma Valley Historical Society lecture 10 a.m. Friday at Depot Park Museum, 270 First St. W. Suggested donation is $5. 938-1762. depotparkmuseum.org.

SONOMA, MAY 1

Exhibit opens: The opening reception for “Lori Goldman in Black & White: Textile Sculpture” runs 5-7 p.m. Friday at Sonoma Community Center Gallery 212, 276 E. Napa St. Free. The exhibit runs through May 29. 938-4626. sonomacommunitycenter.org.

CLOVERDALE, MAY 2

Ram sale and BBQ: The 89th annual Cloverdale Ram Sale and Barbecue begins with an animal preview 8 a.m. Saturday at Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Drive. Free. The $14 barbecue lamb lunch is served 11:30 a.m. The auction begins 1 p.m. 696-9002 or 696-3555.

GUERNEVILLE, MAY 2

Potter’s story: Learn the inspiring story of potter Marguerite Wildenhain and Pond Farm Pottery 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road. 869-2015.

HEALDSBURG, MAY 2

Plant sale: Find drought-tolerant succulents, vegetables, herbs and trees at the Healdsburg Garden Club annual plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Healdsburg Senior Living Community, 725 Grove St. Both a continental breakfast and lunch will be available for a nominal price. healdsburggardenclub.org.

OCCIDENTAL, MAY 2

Choir performs: Occidental Community Choir performs original songs, classic rock, gospel and folk 8 p.m. Saturday at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court. Admission is $15 at occidentalchoir.org/tickets. 874-8622.

PETALUMA, MAY 2

Get moving: Kids and adults can bike, scooter, walk, run, skate and/or skip around one of the five courses at Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo 8 a.m. Saturday at Lucchesi Park, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. petalumakidsgranfondo.org.

PETALUMA, MAY 2

River cleanup: Join Friends of the Petaluma River for the annual Spring River Cleanup 9 a.m. Saturday at Petaluma Marina, 781 Baywood Drive. friendsofthepetalumariver.com.

PETALUMA, MAY 2

Gardening class: A gardening workshop, “Minimum Impact, Maximum Output Gardening,” starts 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Free. The next gardening workshop, “High Efficiency Irrigation for the Home,” is May 30. sonomalibrary.org.

PETALUMA, MAY 2

BBQ picnic: Happy Hens Farm hosts a barbecue picnic 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday at 35 Lila Lane. Admission is $50. happyhensfarm.com.

PETALUMA, MAY 2

Navigate admissions: Learn how to navigate the college admissions process 2 p.m. Saturday at Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Free. sonomalibrary.org.

ROHNERT PARK, MAY 2

Publishing workshop: Local author and publisher Rebecca Lawton hosts a Publishing 101 Workshop 2 p.m. Saturday at Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way. Free. 584-9121.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 2

Japanese arts: The sixth annual Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival features traditional dancing and singing, taiko drumming performances and martial arts demonstrations 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Plaza. Free. sonomamatsuri.com. info@sonomamatsuri.com.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 2

Seasonal songs: Etude Women’s Chorus performs a one-hour program of seasonal secular choral works 3 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church sanctuary, 1551 Montgomery Drive. Free; donations welcome. 546-0145.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 2

Film festival: The first annual Red Cross International Humanitarian Film Festival runs 2-5 p.m. Saturday at American Red Cross California Northwest location, 5297 Aero Drive. RSVP at 577-7600 or gabriel.stoltzfus@redcross.org.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 2

Tour cemetery: Tours of the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery begin at 10, 10:20,10:40 and 11 a.m. Saturday at the gates on Franklin Avenue and Monroe Street. Free. The 90-minute tours include the history of the Civil War, ranchos, slavery and lives of the people who lived here. 573-0103.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 2

Mixed-media display: The artFlare women’s art group presents its grand opening exhibit, showcasing works in mixed media, 1-5 p.m. Saturday at 3840 Finley Ave. #33. cypoten@gmail.com. caprichoframing@earthlink.net. gbstudio@sonic.net.

WINDSOR, MAY 2

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with crafts and activities, cultural dances and music performances noon-3 p.m. Saturday on the Town Green, 701 McClelland Drive. Free. 838-1260.

WINDSOR, MAY 2

Lobster feed: Windsor Rotary Club holds a lobster feed with local wine and micro-brew tasting, auctions and dancing 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Windsor Golf Course, 19th Hole Drive. Admission is $125 for individuals or $800 for a table of 8. 836-3532. info@windsorlobsterfeed.com.

GLEN ELLEN, MAY 3

Plowing Play Day: North Coast Draft Horse and Mule Association hosts its 32nd annual Plowing Play Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road. Free; parking costs $10. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time farming demonstrations and storytelling by Gypsy Time Travelers. 938-5215. jacklondonpark.com.

HEALDSBURG, MAY 3

Tour homes: The AAUW’s annual Healdsburg Homes Tour features six residences spanning three centuries 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson St. Admission is $40 at healdsburgaauw.com or at the museum. Same-day registration runs 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

HEALDSBURG, MAY 3

Family concert: Healdsburg Community Band swings its way into spring with music for the family 3 p.m. Sunday at Fitch Mountain Elementary School, 520 Monte Vista Ave. Admission is $10 or free for ages 12 and under. healdsburgcommunityband.org.

PETALUMA, MAY 3

Run for ballet: Run or walk to support Petaluma City Ballet Sunday at Shollenberger Park, 1400 Cader Lane. Admission is $15-30. Choose the 9 a.m. 5K Dash for Dance or the 9:15 a.m. 1-mile, family-friendly Boogie-Woogie Fun Run. Registration is at 8 a.m. petalumacityballet.org.

ROHNERT PARK, MAY 3

Eat local: Chow Down Go Local features 30 local food vendors noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, 1100 Valley House Drive. Free. 888-6105.

SANTA ROSA, MAY 3

Chef showdown: The seventh annual Sonoma County Potluck Chef Showdown runs 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Empire College parking lot, 3035 Cleveland Ave. Donation levels range from $20 to $500 at tastingroomtotailgate.brownpapertickets.com. There also will be a silent auction and a costume contest to dress in your favorite football team’s gear. tastingroomtotailgate@gmail.com.

SEBASTOPOL, MAY 3

Choir sings: Occidental Community Choir performs original songs, classic rock, gospel and folk 3 p.m. Sunday at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St. Admission is $15 at occidentalchoir.org/tickets. 874-8622.