Art, plays, outdoor concerts, Monte Rio’s annual variety show and lots of things to do with the kids July 19-26.
santa rosa, july 25-Aug. 9
Sonoma County Fair: Themed “Down on the Farm,” the fair starts Friday in Santa Rosa and runs 11 a.m.-11 p.m. through Aug. 9 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Closed Mondays. $5-$11; 6 and under free. 573-9342, sonomacountyfair.com.
SANTA ROSA, JULY 20
Thompson reflects: Historical Society of Santa Rosa sponsors “An Evening with Congressman Mike Thompson” at 6 p.m. Monday at the 6th St. Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St. Thompson will discuss his experiences in Vietnam, the war in Iraq and the U.S. in today’s world. Sign up at email@example.com.
WINDSOR, JULY 20
Broadway musicals: Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy “Broadway in Its Infancy” 12:30 p.m. Monday at Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive. Free; donations accepted. The ongoing series reviews the 200-year evolution of American musical theater. RSVP at 838-1250.
CLOVERDALE, JULY 21
Magic: Magician Mike Della Penna entertains youngsters 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cloverdale Library Pat Hare Community Room, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Free. For ages 3 and up. 894-5271.
HEALDSBURG, JULY 21
Music: Get with the B-Stars’ Western boogie beat 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Plaza, 217 Healdsburg Ave. Food vendors open 5 p.m. healdsburg.com/events.
SANTA ROSA, JULY 21
Author readings: Redwood Writers and Copperfield’s Books present the third “Hot Summer Nights” author readings 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court. Free. Authors include Sheri Graves, Waights Taylor, David Hooper and Jeanne Miller. redwoodwriters.org.
WINDSOR, JULY 21
Free Concert: California Summer Music presents its Living Music Program, featuring talented string players, pianists and composers, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Raven Theater Windsor, 195 Windsor River Road. Free. 433-6335. csmusic.org.
WINDSOR, JULY 21
Peter Pan: Traveling Lantern Theater performs a “Peter Pan” classic 3 p.m. Tuesday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Free. For ages 4 and up. 838-1020.
SANTA ROSA, JULY 21-22
Theater: Summer Repertory performs “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Junior College Burbank Auditorium, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Admission is $15-25. 527-4343. summerrep.com.
WINDSOR, JULY 22
Bach Jam: Violin and viola students perform Bach pieces 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Raven Theater Windsor, 195 Windsor River Road. Come to play or listen. 836-0816. firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALDSBURG, JULY 22-AUG. 9
Lake history: Healdsburg Museum’s latest exhibit is “Lake Sonoma Before and After,” a retrospective of the area, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday at 221 Matheson St. Exhibit runs through Aug. 9. 431-3325.
GLEN ELLEN, JULY 23
Cancer benefit: The Rett Hamer Blues Band performs at the Wine Country Group Realtors’ benefit for the American Cancer Society 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gordenker Ranch, 201 Trinity Road. Minimum donation is $15. Picnicking welcome. RSVP at tinyurl.com/RelayConcert15.
MONTE RIO, JULY 23
A night of fun: Monte Rio’s 104th Variety Show and Barbecue presents a night of comedy, music and fun 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Monte Rio Amphitheater, 9925 Main St. Admission is $25 or free for children under 13 with a paying adult. 486-1739. email@example.com.