Civilian Academy accepting applications
The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Civilian Academy in March.
The academy training covers numerous areas, including the department’s theory and philosophy, law, use of force, investigations, narcotics, officer safety, traffic, emergency medical services, fire prevention and suppression, hazardous materials and a force options simulator.
All attendees will receive CPR and defibrillator training. Eligible participants must be 18 years old and either live or work within the city limits of Rohnert Park. Classes will take place each Monday from March 19 to May 21 at the Public Safety Building from 6 to 9 p.m. with a limit of 25 people per class.
For more information or to request an application, contact the Department of Public Safety headquarters at 500 City Center Drive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or call 707-584-2600.
Photography exhibition at Sonoma State
“The Eye of a Storyteller: Photographs by Morrie Camhi,”an exhibition of 60 black-and-white vintage photographs by the late Petaluma photographer Morrie Camhi will be on display at Sonoma State University through March 11 in the University Art Gallery. Admission is free. A public reception will be held Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. The photos were donated to SSU by the artist’s estate.
Camhi described himself as a storyteller and a humanist and over the course of his career created a number of powerful series of photographs focusing on such diverse topics as the Jews of Greece, the California farm labor movement and the California prison system. A number of his photographs include statements by the subjects themselves detailing the circumstances of their lives that were captured by Camhi’s camera.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 707-664-2295.
Community Band set to open season at Raven
The Healdsburg Community Band opens its 2018 season with a unique twist, solo performances with band members playing a variety of instruments at the Raven Performing Arts Theater.
The annual Pops Concert is directed by Randy Masselink. It includes music from stage and screen, polkas, light classics and additional works to highlight the skills of the soloists, while backed up by the complete band.
The all-volunteer Healdsburg Community Band includes approximately 50 local musicians, with a wealth of experience and varied skill levels.
The band is accepting new members who know how to play, though there are no auditions. Applicants must know how to read music.
The nonprofit organization supports music at Healdsburg High School with grants for equipment purchases. The band also holds an annual concert to benefit the Healdsburg Education Foundation.
The concert is at 7:30 p.m. March 3. The Raven is located at 115 North St. Admission is free.
West Side School hopes to raise $75,000
In order to continue field trips, as well as fund the garden, art, music and Spanish programs, West Side School raises $75,000 each year. This year’s event will be “The Great West Side School Raffle and Community Social” at Sonoma Cider Taproom, 44F Mill St.
The event is free and appetizers will be provided. Drinks will be available for purchase.