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Library offers free activities for all ages

Sonoma County Library offers a wide range of free activities to engage children, tweens and teens during spring break, with events from Monday through Saturday (March 20-25) at various library branches.

Activities include:

“Spring Break Cinema” at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Healdsburg and at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Rohnert Park.

Maker Studio with science, technology, engineering, art and math classes (STEAM) are offered throughout the week: “Take-Apart Day” at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Rohnert Park and Windsor and at 11 a.m. Thursday in Guerneville; “Doodle Bots” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 22) in Rincon Valley and at 11 a.m. Thursday in Healdsburg and at 3:30 p.m. Friday (March 24) in Petaluma.

High school juniors can attend the SAT Math Refresher Class from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday in Sebastopol, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rincon Valley and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in Sonoma.

The Petaluma library invites kids to its Paper Airplanes! Program at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Zumba for kids 5 and older is offered at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Cloverdale, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Windsor and at 11 a.m. Friday in Guerneville.

Magical Moonshine Theatre puppet shows will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Northwest Santa Rosa branch and at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rohnert Park. “Chanticleer the Rooster” is the Santa Rosa show; “Golden Armadillo” is featured in Rohnert Park.

Kids 8-12 can attend the Lego Stop-Motion Workshop at 10 a.m. Friday at the Rincon Valley branch; space is limited and reservations are accepted at the library information desk.

The Windsor library hosts a 4-H Art Workshop at 4 p.m. Friday for students in kindergarten through third grade.

“A Walk in the Park: Storywalk” will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park.

For more information, call Children’s Services Coordinator Kathy DeWeese at 707-545-0831, ext. 1513, email kdeweese@sonoma.lib.ca.us or visit sonomalibrary.org or facebook.com/sonomalibrary.


Vintage fashions on display at history center

Vintage fashions from the 1880s to the 1950s are currently on exhibit at the Cloverdale History Center and Museum, located in the heart of downtown at 215 N. Cloverdale Boulevard.

Docent-led tours of the historic Gould-Shaw House museum are available, and the gift shop carries an array of books, candles, clothing, cards and other items. All proceeds benefit the museum.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

For more information, call 707-894-2067.


Active shooter training exercise at school Friday

After almost a year of planning, local emergency and law enforcement agencies will be conducting an active shooter training exercise from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Washington School while the campus is closed for spring break.

In conjunction with the Cloverdale Unified School District, the Cloverdale Police Department, Cloverdale Ambulance, Cloverdale Fire Protection District and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department will be jointly responding to several scenario-based events that day.

Residents and motorists may notice a number of emergency vehicles in the area of the Citrus Fair and neighbors may hear simulated firearms noise and other related sounds.

Citrus Fair Drive and Washington Street will be blocked off to traffic and pedestrians to ensure the safety and security of the responders and role players.

Specialized equipment, usually paid for by grants that can take several years to be approved, has been purchased and placed into service by the respective agencies.

Contributions from the Cloverdale Lions, Cloverdale Rotary and Cloverdale Kiwanis have helped offset the costs.


Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers

The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for upcoming Geyserville events. Next up is May Day, the first Sunday in May held at Geyser Peak Park. Email moreinfo@geyservillecc.com

Business development group seeking participants

The Geyserville Business Development Group will meet on March 22 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 21021 Geyserville Avenue, 9:30-10:30 am.

The Business Development Group is looking for participation from businesses in the 95441 zip code. Contact Dallas Saunders for more information, geyservillebiz@yahoo.com

Free Bookmobile

Pick out books at the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County in Geyserville on Tuesday from 5-6 p.m.across from the Visitors Park.

Good Citizen Award

The Sonoma County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award was presented to Geyserville New Tech High Senior Riki Jones at their annual luncheon Monday at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Jones was selected by her teachers and peers as having the qualities of “dependability, leadership and patriotism.”

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