PETALUMA, SEPT. 17-18
Steampunk circus: Circus Vargas presents “STEAMCIRCQUE,” a steampunk-themed science fiction performance, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive. Admission is $22-$72 at circusvargas.com
MONTE RIO, SEPT. 17, 22
“The Elephant Man”: Watch “The Elephant Man,” a haunting and unique tale of transformation and conflict by Bernard Pomerance, 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Friday at Curtain Call Theater, 20347 Highway 116. Admission is $20 or $15 for students and seniors. Reservations at 707-524-8739.
CLOVERDALE, SEPT. 18
Sit and Knit: 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. Crocheters also welcome. 707-894-5271.
ROHNERT PARK, SEPT. 18
Parenting class: Interactive class “Parenting through Positive Discipline” explores different parenting styles, challenges and tools 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way. Free. 707-795-3236.
WINDSOR, SEPT. 18
Internet basics: Learn how to search the web, open a browser and perform other computer skills 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Limited to 10 people. Register at the library or at sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/3424067. 707-838-1020.
WINDSOR, SEPT. 18
Practice English: A library facilitator leads an English speaking class 6-7 p.m. Monday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Free. No sign-up required. Class runs the first and third Monday of every month. 707-838-1020.
WINDSOR, SEPT. 18, 20
Writing Club: Jennifer Alvarez, author of the “Guardian Herd” fantasy series, mentors aspiring authors in a kids’ class 4-5 p.m. Monday and an adult class 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Free. For ages 9 and up. 707-838-1020.
CLOVERDALE, SEPT. 19
Farmers’ market: Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown produce and tomato tasting 3-6 p.m. Tuesday in the empty lot next to Plank Coffee, 225 North Cloverdale Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA ROSA, SEPT. 20
Science workshop: Sonoma County Regional Parks hosts “Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds,” an interactive workshop about endangered species, marine debris, geology, water use and more, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Lake Regional Park Environmental Discovery Center, 393 Violetti Road. Free. Registration required at parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov
WINDSOR, SEPT. 20
Homework help: Students in grades K-12 can receive drop-in homework assistance for all subjects, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Free. 707-838-1020.
WINDSOR, SEPT. 20, 27
iPad class: Instructor Ronnie Roche shows how to master the iPad 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive. Admission is $50. iPad required. 707-838-1250.
HEALDSBURG, SEPT. 21
Return of the Swift: Celebrate the return of migratory birds Vaux’s swifts with a potluck dinner, and caravan to the birding location 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, 13839 Old Redwood Highway. Bring a dish to share. 707-565-2041.
KENWOOD, SEPT. 21
Jazz fundraiser: Doug Morton and Del Sol perform jazz classics during the Santa Rosa Symphony League fundraiser 6 p.m. Thursday at Deerfield Ranch Winery, 10200 Highway 12. Admission is $50 and includes wine and hors d’oeuvres at the reception. Proceeds benefit youth music education. srsymphony.org
PETALUMA, SEPT. 21
Idea Lounge: Speaker series Idea Lounge matches artist John Bertucci with Al Hirshen 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Della Lounge, 143 Petaluma Blvd. N. Admission is $18. petalumaartscenter.org