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Fun events in Sonoma County towns

Billy Hart prepares his sailboat to get underway from Petaluma Marina for the Lighted Boat Parade at Turning Basin in Petaluma, California, on Saturday, December 17, 2016. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

JULIE S. LEE,

CLOVERDALE, DEC. 3

“The Nutcracker”: “Nutcracker…The Musical” continues 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Admission is $12-22 at cloverdaleperformingarts.com or at The Mail Center, 207-A N. Cloverdale Blvd.

MONTE RIO, DEC. 3

Craft fair: Holiday Wonderland Craft Fair offers locally made art, crafts and an abundance of gifts 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Monte Rio Community Center, 20388 Highway 116. Proceeds benefit the Monte Rio School, the M.R. Volunteer Fire Department and other organizations in need.

MONTE RIO, DEC. 3, 8-9

“Rapture, Blister, Burn”: Curtain Call Theater presents comedy play “Rapture, Blister, Burn” 8 pm. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Russian River Hall, 20347 Highway 116. Admission is $20 or $15 for students and seniors; pay-what-you-can on Friday. Show continues Dec. 15-16. 707-624-8739. russianriverhall.com

HEALDSBURG, DEC. 4

Release party: Two Lions Band releases its album “High Waters” 6-11 p.m. Monday at Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. brownpapertickets.com/event/2665711.

CLOVERDALE, DEC. 5

Farmers’ market: Cloverdale Tuesday Farmers Market runs 3-6 p.m. Tuesday in the empty lot next to Plank Coffee, 225 N. Cloverdale Blvd. marne@14feet.net

KENWOOD, DEC. 6

Fire fundraiser: Sonoma Ecology Center hosts “Sugarloaf Rising: A Gathering of Friends” with appetizers, wine, dessert and a park update 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Landmark Winery, 101 Adobe Canyon Road. Admission is $35. Proceeds benefit Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, which burned during October’s firestorms. 707-833-5712. sugarloafrising.brownpapertickets.com

PETALUMA, DEC. 6

West Side Stories: Locals gather to tell their stories about Petaluma 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sonoma Portworks, 13 Second St. portworks.com

CLOVERDALE, DEC. 7

Live jazz: Saxophonist Kirsten Strom and her quintet perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday at THE Jazz Club, 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Admission is $20. Doors open 7 p.m. cloverdaleartsalliance.org. 707-894-4410.

COTATI, DEC. 7

Holiday Cheer: Sing your way through the annual Pub Crawl 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday starting at Grav South Brew Co, 7950 Redwood Drive. Visit other downtown Cotati bars such as Friar Tucks, the 8-Ball and Spancky’s featuring holiday drink specials (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and complimentary appetizers. 707-795-5508.

GUERNEVILLE, DEC. 7

Live music: Mac and Potter perform songs by the Eagles, Beatles, Beach Boys and Elvis 6 p.m. Thursday at Main Street Bistro, 16280 Main St. Free. 707-869-0501.

SANTA ROSA, DEC. 7

Toy drive: Sandman Hotel Hosts Holiday Open-House and Toy Drive provides hot cocoa, fine wine and appetizers 4-6 p.m. Thursday at 3421 Cleveland Ave. Free admission with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. shelby@breadandbutterpr.com.

ROHNERT PARK, DEC. 8

“Little Women”: Watch “Little Women: The Musical” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Spreckels Theatre stage, 5409 Snyder Lane. Admission is $28. Show runs through Dec. 17. 707-588-3400.

SEBASTOPOL, DEC. 8

Art show: Local artists display their work at “Small Work, Big Deal” 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St. Free. sebarts.org.

SEBASTOPOL, DEC. 8

Live concert: The Jim Hurst Trio performs eclectic bluegrass music 8 p.m. Friday at Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 425 Morris St. Admission is $25. seb.org

SANTA ROSA, DEC. 8-9

“The Santaland Diaries”: Watch “The Santaland Diaries,” a light-hearted holiday comedy, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road. Admission is $25-40. lutherburbankcenter.org

OCCIDENTAL, DEC. 8-10

Choral concert: Occidental Community Choir, featuring over 40 singers, performs original songs during “Alleluia Anyway” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 3850 Doris Murphy Court. Admission $15 or free for kids under 13. Show continues 3 p.m. Sunday at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. occidentalchoir.org

CLOVERDALE, DEC. 9

Moroccan Nights: A casino night fundraiser for the Cloverdale Arts Alliance runs 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday at Cloverdale Citrus Fair, 1 Citrus Fair Drive. Admission is $150. cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

GLEN ELLEN, DEC. 9

Free books: Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County stops by noon-1 p.m. at Kenwood Market, 8910 Highway 12; 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Glen Ellen Post Office, 13720 Arnold Drive; and 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Fiesta Plaza Shopping Center, Highway 12 and Siesta Way. freebookmobile.org

PETALUMA, DEC. 9

Boat parade: Holiday Lighted Boat Parade begins 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Turning Basin, 10 C St. visitpetaluma.com

RIO NIDO, DEC. 9

Live music: Out of the Blue performs old-timey jazz and western swing with pedal steel, dobro, mandolin and stand up bass 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Rio Nido Roadhouse, 14540 Canyon Two Road. Free. 707-869-0821.

SANTA ROSA, DEC. 9

Craft fair: Shop from among 60 local artisans at Artisan Craft Faire and Holiday Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Road. artisanfaireslsr@gmail.com

SANTA ROSA, DEC. 9

Holiday sale: Meet your maker at 180 Studies Maker Holiday Sale featuring gifts, live music, and cider 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at 150 Todd Road #100. 180studios.org

SONOMA, DEC. 9

Fire fundraiser: Rich Little and the Mighty Creatures of Habit performs at the Sonoma Proud Festivus Party, toy drive and fundraiser 7 p.m. Saturday at The Reel, 401 Grove St. Admission is $20. Proceeds benefit Sonoma Valley first responders who lost their homes during the North Bay fires. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Secret Santa program of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. eventbrite.com

HEALDSBURG, DEC. 9-10

Ballet show: Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet presents “A Frozen Ballet” 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St. Admission is $20 at brownpapertickets.com/event/3126558

OCCIDENTAL, DEC. 9-10

Crafts fair: Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Occidental Community Center, 3920 Bohemian Highway. Free. occcraft@sonic.net

SONOMA, DEC. 9-10

Studio sale: Ceramics, Fiber and Print Studio Sale offers handcrafted gift items made by 20 artists 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St. 707-938-4626. sonomacommunitycenter.org

HEALDSBURG, DEC. 10

Inns tour: Seven inns decked out in their holiday finery participate in the Healdsburg’s Historic Inns Tour 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation is $5 or canned goods to the Healdsburg Food Pantry. cm.healdsburg.com/events

PETALUMA, DEC. 10

Live music: Local band Victims Family and supporting acts performs 7-11 p.m. Sunday at Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Road. Proceeds benefit the Redwood Credit Union Fire Relief Fund, Redwood Empire Food Bank and the Catrambone Family. phoenixtheater.com

ROHNERT PARK, DEC. 10

Winter Wonderland: The second Sunday Family Fun Series provides fun activities, a Kidzone, food, live music and more 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Community Center Complex, 5401 Snyder Lane. Free. Community Services Department hosts the series on the second Sunday of each month through May. 707-588-3465.