Celebrate Japense culture, ogle miniature horses, listen to some music and keep the kids entertained. It’s all right here in Sonoma County.
FEATURED EVENT: WINDSOR, JUNE 20-21
Balloon Classic: The annual Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic’s Dawn Patrol lifts off at 5 a.m. and the main launch lifts off 6:30 a.m. Saturday and next Sunday at Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Road. Admission is $10 or $5 for ages 6-12. Food, music and crafts will be provided until 11 a.m. More information at schabc.org.
HEALDSBURG, JUNE 14
Fitch footrace: The 36th annual Fitch Mountain Footrace begins 8 a.m. Sunday at Healdsburg Plaza, 217 Healdsburg Ave. Same-day registration costs $30. healdsburgkiwanis.org.
MONTE RIO, JUNE 14, 16, 19
Big-screen basketball: Rio Theater screens the Golden State Warriors playoff game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, 5 p.m., and any games played Tuesday and Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at 20396 Bohemian Highway. Free. Family-friendly; food available. 865-4190.
CLOVERDALE, JUNE 15-19
Sports for kids: Sports Camp for kids ages 4-11, sponsored by First Baptist, runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Cloverdale City Park, 490 W. Second St. Free. Includes instruction in soccer, cheerleading and basketball; an agility program for ages 4-5; singing and Bible stories. 718-4214.
WINDSOR, JUNE 16
Mad science: Kids ages 5-12 can learn how to create special-effects sounds and watch how science can create superheroes at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. 838-1020.
CLOVERDALE, JUNE 16-18
Football camp: Joe Pardini Youth Football Camp for ages 9-14 runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Cloverdale High School, 509 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Free. 494-4450. email@example.com.
FREESTONE, JUNE 17
Japanese culture: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary’s Japanese Cultural Day includes music in the meditation garden, a traditional tea ceremony, a Japanese art bazaar and a footbath, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at 209 Bohemian Highway. Admission is $199; make reservations at 823-8231 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: osmosis.com.
HEALDSBURG, JUNE 17
Talking about books: Students in grades 3-6 can bring a book to share during “Book Chats” 11 a.m. Wednesday on the Healdsburg Regional Library back patio, 139 Piper St. Free. 433-3772.
HEALDSBURG, JUNE 17
Summer cinema: Watch “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” a book-to-film adaptation starring Jim Carrey, 3 p.m. Wednesday at Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St. Free; popcorn and snacks provided. 433-3772.
WINDSOR, JUNE 17
Bilingual stories: Kids up to age 5 can enjoy bilingual stories, rhymes and songs 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. 838-1020.
COTATI, JUNE 18
Family-friendly market: Enjoy fresh produce, beer, wine, snacks, a kids’ play area and live music at Cotati Farmers Market 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at La Plaza Park, 8100 La Plaza. Free. 415-999-5635.
GUERNEVILLE, JUNE 18
Music on the river: Lydia Pense and Cold Blood kick off Guerneville’s alternate Thursday Rockin’ on the River Concert Series 6:30-8 p.m. at the north end of the pedestrian bridge at Guerneville Plaza, Armstrong and River roads. Bring a folding chair, sunglasses and munchies or purchase box lunches.
SANTA ROSA, JUNE 18