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
Psychedelic: Arlene Francis Center, in association with Jake Ward, present French psychedelic/pop artist Angelo Spencer, punkadelic act Future Twin and more 7 p.m. Thursday at 99 W. Sixth St. arlenefranciscenter.org.
WINDSOR, JUNE 18
Summer concert: Zydeco Flames performs at the Summer Nights on the Green concert series 6 p.m. Thursday at McClelland Drive. Free parking at Windsor High School for a shuttle bus to the concert. 838-1260.
WINDSOR, JUNE 19
Golf tourney: Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County’s annual fundraising golf tournament runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Windsor Golf Club, 1340 19th Hole Drive. Admission is $600 for a four-person team, $150 for individual golfers or $25 for Mexican dinner only. 578-7707, ext. 110.
HEALDSBURG, JUNE 19-21
‘Dolly’ at the Raven: The first week of “Hello, Dolly!” runs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St. Admission is $35 or $15 on June 25 only. The play will run through July 12. 433-6335. raventheater.org.
SANTA ROSA, JUNE 19-21
Mini horses: Norcal Miniature Horse Show opens 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday at Sonoma County Fairgrounds Lyttle Cow Palace, 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Free to spectators. 592-6174. norcalmhc.com.
CLOVERDALE, JUNE 20
Music at the library: Sonoma Mountain Band features traditional, contemporary, gospel and original songs 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Cloverdale Library Pat Hare Community Room, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Free. 894-5272.
GLEN ELLEN, JUNE 20
Wildlife walk: Jen Stanfield of Sonoma Land Trust discusses the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor during a 1.5-mile walk 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Sonoma Valley Regional Park, 13630 Highway 12. Free; parking costs $7. wildlifecorridor.brownpapertickets.com.
GLEN ELLEN, JUNE 20
Drawing botanicals: Artist Nina Antze leads a class in botanical drawing techniques with colored pencils 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Highway 12. Admission is $50. All skill levels welcome. 996-3166. quarryhillbg.org.
GUERNEVILLE, JUNE 20
Outdoor art benefit: Art in the Park, a benefit for Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, includes wine and beer tasting, food, and an art exhibit and sale noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Redwoods SNR, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road. 869-9177. email@example.com.
PENNGROVE, JUNE 20
Soul sounds: The Soul Section plays funky soul grooves, 5 p.m., and The Hots offer up some old-school rock and roll, 8 p.m. Saturday at Twin Oaks Tavern, 5745 Old Redwood Highway. Free. 795-5118.
SANTA ROSA, JUNE 20
Halford and the Healers: Jeffrey Halford and the Healers perform during KRCB’s Concert in the Garden 4-6 p.m. Saturday in the Chroma Gallery garden yard, South A Street. Suggestion donation is $10, or $5 for children and seniors. Gates open 3 p.m. Drinks from Rodney Strong Vineyards and Lagunitas Brewery. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANTA ROSA, JUNE 20
Pig barbecue: Pacific Coast Air Museum’s annual Western Pig Barbecue for its members runs 5-7 p.m. Saturday at One Air Museum Way. Admission is $15 or free for kids under 6 with parents. 575-7900.
SONOMA, JUNE 20
Hawaiian song, dance: The annual “Gift of Aloha” Hula Mai showcases Hawaiian music and hula dancing 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Sonoma Plaza Grinstead Memorial Amphitheater, 453 First Street E. Free. hulamai.org.
WINDSOR, JUNE 20
Animal adventures: Kids ages 5 and up get up close to exotic animals, including a bearded dragon, an albino Burmese python and a blue-tongued skink, 2 p.m. Saturday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. 838-1020.
WINDSOR, JUNE 20
Man Cave party: Sonoma Man Cave celebrates its first anniversary 2 p.m. Saturday at 513 David Clayton Lane. Prize drawing includes a Lagunitas neon beer sign and beer pong table. Donations go to Home for Our Troops: California Build Projects. 953-2283.
COTATI, JUNE 21
35th jazz festival: Cotati Jazz Festival is back for its 35th year noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in and around La Plaza Park, 8100 La Plaza. Free. 795-5508.
HEALDSBURG, JUNE 21
Third Sunday Salon: Healdsburg Literary Guild presents poets Ed Thompson and Matthew Brouwer 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave. Free. Open mic sign-ups start 1 p.m. hbglitguild.org.
SEBASTOPOL, JUNE 21
Art in print: The second annual Street Printing Festival includes printing and book arts 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sebastopol Center for the Arts in the Vets Building, 282 S. High St. Free. If you’d like to carve your own block, purchase one from the art center and return it by Thursday June 18. sebarts.org.