GUERNEVILLE, NOV. 19
Live music: Keyboardist Ruben Valtierra Latin Orchestra performs salsa and Latin jazz 6-10 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Bistro,16280 Main St. Free. Valtierra has musically accompanied Santana, Aretha Franklin, Chick Corea and Elton John and currently lives in Sonoma County. 707-869-0501.
OCCIDENTAL, NOV. 19
Author reading: Author and journalist Barbara L. Baer reads from her new novel “The Ballet Lover” 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court. Free. occidentalcenterforthearts.com
SEBASTOPOL, NOV. 19
Benefit concert: Peacetown Firefighters Benefit Concert begins 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St. Admission is $18-25. Proceeds benefit all firefighters and first responders who lost their homes. seb.org
WINDSOR, NOV. 19
Thanksgiving tasting: Sample holiday meals with pork, turkey and seafood and shop at a local holiday gift show at the Windsor Certified Farmers Market 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at 701 McClelland Drive. windsorfarmersmarket.com
CLOVERDALE, NOV. 20
Yarn club: Knitters, crocheters and yarn enthusiasts of any skill level can share patterns, advice, and projects 7-8 p.m. Monday at Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Free. 707-894-5271.
HEALDSBURG, NOV. 20
Guitar workshop: Fredy Gonzalez teaches a guitar workshop 5-6 p.m. Monday at Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St. Free. Space limited to five teenage or adult students. Register at 707-433-3772.
SANTA ROSA, NOV. 20
Cartoon class: Doodle around with Thanksgiving Week Cartoon Classes with cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday at Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane. Admission is $20 or free for families displaced by the fires at schulzmuseum.org.
SONOMA, NOV. 20
Family storytime: Evening Family Storytime includes stories and sing-alongs for kids of all ages 6-6:30 p.m. Monday at Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St. Free. 707-996-5217. sonomalibrary.org
WINDSOR, NOV. 20
Drumming: Kids play drums and other rhythmic instruments, 2-3 p.m. Monday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. The library supplies the instruments. 707-838-1020.
WINDSOR, NOV. 20
Conversational English: Practice speaking English and learn grammar in a small group setting with a trained class facilitator 6-7 p.m. Monday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Free. 707-838-1020.
BODEGA BAY, NOV. 21
Pie auction: Valley Ford Pie Auction offers live music, drinks and pie 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Ford Schoolhouse, 14355 School St. Proceeds benefit the schoolhouse. ilovebodegabay.com/calendar-of-events
CLOVERDALE, NOV. 21
Children’s drums: “Drummm!” features energetic drumming for the whole family 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Free. Drums and other child-friendly instruments provided. 707-894-6271.
CLOVERDALE, NOV. 21
Farmers’ market: Cloverdale Tuesday Farmers Market runs 3-6 p.m. Tuesday in the vacant lot next to Plank Coffee, 225 North Cloverdale Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org
ROHNERT PARK, NOV. 21
Comedy showcase: The Laughing Tomato hosts local and Bay Area comics to test their chops 8-10 p.m. Tuesday at Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Drive. Free. 707-665-9472.
PETALUMA, NOV. 22
Live music: Wednesday Night Big Band, a 17-piece group, performs an amalgam of jazz, blues and soul music 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. Free. bigeasypetaluma.com
GUERNEVILLE, NOV. 23
Thanksgiving dinner: The annual lower Russian River Thanksgiving dinner runs noon-4 p.m. Veterans Memorial Hall, 16255 First St. Free. Hosted by yearly organizer Penny Rivas with the assistance of Lighthouse Christian Church. Large turnout expected at an estimated cost of $7 per person. Donate at sonomalighthouse.com or at the church, 170 Andrieux St. in Sonoma.