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Towns: Santa Rosa

13 holiday events you won't want to miss

From lighted riverboats and twilight menorah lightings to posadas, processions and tractor parades, the season kicks off with a bang this weekend. Here’s a peek at what's ahead.

Messages of faith and thanksgiving

As we start the holidays with turkey and thanksgiving, Sonoma County faith leaders have their eyes on loftier goals — fasting and reflection, peace and joy, paying it forward and discovering the happiness that comes from reaching out to others in need.

Eat free on Thanksgiving in Sonoma County

Four towns offer free holiday meals Nov. 26 and 27. Here’s how to find them.

Celebrations: 4 examples of local giving

Four Sonoma County enterprises are models of public service.

Celebrations: How you can help

Sonoma County nonprofits tell us what they do and how we can help.

Coming up in Sonoma County: Nov. 23 - Nov. 30

SONOMA, NOV. 23 Church bake sale: Purchase holiday desserts including cakes, cookies, breads, jams and jellies at the Thanksgiving bake sale 9 a.m

Find a craft fair in Sonoma County

Buy something, sell something at these holiday fairs.

Geyserville parade trots out decorated tractors and farm vehicles

Join them Nov. 29 for Sonoma County’s shortest, brightest holiday parade.

Signs of the season in Sonoma Valley

This time of year, Red Barn Store in Glen Ellen is stocked with gourds, flowers and handcrafted wreaths.

Snoopy grabs headlines in buzz over new 'Peanuts' movie (w/video)

The trailer for the highly anticipated film wasn’t set to debut until Thanksgiving Day, but it has appeared online and Snoopy is taking the heat.

The List: Sonoma, Napa County piemakers

The 10 best places around to buy a Thanksgiving pie.

Help bring music to Santa Rosa seniors

Waldorf student giving memory-enhancing iPod playlists to seniors with dementia

Santa Rosa council rejects fence at Juilliard Park

City parks officials wanted to install barrier around Church of One Tree to keep out troublemakers, but neighbors argued it would cut off their access.

Off The Rails: Sonoma County’s repurposed train cars

Reminders of past now serve as retreats, libraries, vacation housing and even a haven for brides.

Planning an arts or crafts fair?

We would like to list it in our free holiday calendar

The Week in Sonoma County: Nov. 16-23

Art, dance, music, theater, literature, food and a hike to Jack London’s graveside memorial.

What’s In Store: Santa Rosa’s Barbecue Spot

Walk-up sensation moves to larger downtown location

The Week in Sonoma County: Nov. 9-16

Eleanor Coppola’s art, Veterans’ Day, holiday kick-offs and lots of entertainment

Smith: A wallet returns, now for a bike

Santa Rosa's Pedaling Baker can pedal no more after his trusty bike was stolen outside a Seventh Street office last week.

Down syndrome doesn't stop Casa Grande homecoming queen

The Petaluma school's newly crowned homecoming queen ‘teaches us that we’re all the same.’

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