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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. marne@14feet.net

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

SANTA ROSA, SEPT. 21

Horse talk: “Trading Horses... and Lies,” a talk by Steven Gelber, exposes the dubious history of horse trading in America 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St. Admission is $15. sonomacountymuseum.org

GUERNEVILLE, SEPT. 22

Jewish potluck: Rosh Hashanah potluck features dancing, readings, Jubilee Klezmer’s music and abundant noshing 4:30 p.m. Friday at Armstrong Woods SRA Picnic Area, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road. Open to all, regardless of age, origin or beliefs. Bring a chair and utensils. Call 707-632-5545 or 869-3273 for cost and details.

HEALDSBURG, SEPT. 22

“Accomplice”: Watch the opening performance of comedy-mystery play “Accomplice” 8 p.m. Friday at Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St. Admission is $25. Show runs through Oct. 8. ravenplayers.com/event_calendar.

OCCIDENTAL, SEPT. 22

Poetry night: Sonoma County author Stephen Fowler presents “50 Cent Poems” 7-9 p.m. Friday at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court. Fowler’s interactive “Breath Activated Poetry Turbine” will be on display. occidentalcenterforthearts.com

GUERNEVILLE, SEPT. 22

Star Party: Fall Equinox Star Party Campout EcoAdventure sets up 7-11 p.m. Friday at Bullfrog Pond Campground, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road. Admission is $16-20; additional camping and parking fees may apply. stewardscr.org

WINDSOR, SEPT. 22

Little engineers: 4-H Club teaches kids in grades K-3 how to build machines out of household items 4-5 p.m. Friday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. Free. 707-838-1020.

CLOVERDALE, SEPT. 23

“Nutcracker” auditions: Auditions for “The Nutcracker” run 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. cloverdaleperformingarts.com

CLOVERDALE, SEPT. 23

Live music: Out of the Blue perform a mix of jazz and swing with an old-time feel 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Cloverdale Ale Company, 131 E. First St. Free. 707-894-9610.

GUERNEVILLE, SEPT. 23

Live music: Chanteuse Julie Crystal presents “Jazz with a Twist” 6 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Bistro, 16280 Main St. Free. 707-869-0501.

HEALDSBURG, SEPT. 23

Family Safety Fair: Healdsburg Kiwanis holds its Family Safety Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Free. healdsburgkiwanis.org

KENWOOD, SEPT. 23

Fundraiser party: Valley of the Moon Alliance presents “Preserving Sonoma Valley: Afternoon Party in the Park!” noon Saturday at Kenwood Plaza Park, 303 Warm Springs Road. Admission is $35 at the gate or $30 at brownpapertickets.com.

PETALUMA, SEPT. 23

Halloween art: All Hallow’s Art Fest is a juried art show for those with a passion for all things Halloween 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave. Admission is $5. halloweenfolkartsociety.com

ROHNERT PARK, SEPT. 23

Earle Fest 2017: The 10th annual benefit for the Earle Baum Center of the Blind provides two stages, food trucks, artists, sight loss education and local vendors 3:30-10 p.m. Saturday at SOMO Event Center, 1100 Valley House Drive. Admission is $55 at ticketfly.com. Doors open 3 p.m. Features music from Los Lobos, California Honeydrops, Tift Merritt, the Timothy O’Neil Band, the Dirty Cello. 707-795-3550.

SANTA ROSA, SEPT. 23

Playhouse fundraiser: Actor Chris Noth, star of “Law & Order,” “Sex and the City” and “The Good Wife,” makes an appearance at the Gala Fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Mansion, 1015 McDonald Ave. Admission is $250 at 6thstreetplayhouse.com and includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner and an open bar. Proceeds benefit the 6th Street Playhouse.

WINDSOR, SEPT. 23

Clutter busting: Motivational speaker Brooks Palmer holds a workshop on how to let go of the physical and emotional clutter that hold us back in our lives, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #100. 707-828-1020.

SEBASTOPOL, SEPT. 23-24

Open farm: Open House and Plant Sale offers tours, plant education, kids’ activities and a rummage sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm, 7777 Bodega Ave. Free. wschgrf.org

SONOMA, SEPT. 23-24

Vintage festival: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival features an art show, wine tasting, grape stomping, live entertainment and kids’ activities 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Sonoma Plaza. Free. A lighted parade starts 8 p.m. Saturday along Spain Street on the Plaza. 707-996-2109. valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com

PENNGROVE, SEPT. 24

Live music: Texan country music duo The Highway Sisters perform at the final Sunday Funday Barbecue Show Series 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Highway. Admission is $10 for the show or $20 for both the show and dinner at ticketfly.com. Doors open 5 p.m. 707-795-5118.