Earth Day events and more around Sonoma County

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Redwood Valley: Celebrate Earth Day during the three-day Anthropocene Show at the Redwood Valley Grange, 8650 East Road. Two inspiring films about veterans becoming farmers will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, “Ground Operations” and “Terra Firma.” Enjoy Home Grown Music 6-9 p.m. Saturday, and brings seeds and starts to exchange noon-3 p.m. Sunday. More info:


Kenwood: Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park has several Earth Day events scheduled Saturday at 2605 Adobe Canyon Road. Join David Chalk for the first annual Hike Around the Park 9 a.m.-5 p.m. starting at the White Barn. The 13-mile hike has a 3,000-foot elevation. $20 at Stay for the barbecue from 5-7 p.m., $25,, or join naturalist Karen Sapper for a free sunset nature walk 7-8:15 p.m. along the Meadow-Hillside Loop to Camp Butler for the sunset.

Earth Day on Stage: Celebrate Earth Day in downtown Santa Rosa with a free family-friendly festival in Courthouse Square. From noon to 4 p.m., guests are invited to walk, bike or take the City Bus to the event to enjoy live performances and activities throughout the day. The event will include food and beverage to purchase, music, a kids’ eco-activity area and more. Find out more at

Earth Laugh: Comedy of Crushers presents a 21-plus event with Earth Day comedy performances at the Sonoma Valley Inn. This Saturday at 8 p.m., kick back for a good chuckle with comedians Zahra Noorbakhsh, Ronn Vigh and Natasha Muse. Admission is $25. Find out more at


Earth Day in Peacetown: Enjoy a wide schedule of free events at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center in honor of Earth Day. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., events will include gardening activities, poetry readings, fairy house building, a dance party and more. Find out all the details at


Glen Ellen: Join registered yoga and Qigong teacher for a mindful walk 9-10:45 a.m. at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Sonoma Hwy., the first of five Thursday walks. It begins with gentle yoga and Qigong warm-ups. The series payment of $75 is due at the first walk. For registration and information contact or call 228-5765.


Santa Rosa: Today is the deadline to purchase a $60 ticket to participate in the Hood Mountain Vertical Challenge race May 1 at Hood Mountain Regional Park. Runners will climb nearly 3,000 feet in 4.5 miles during the 9-mile race over steep and technical grades. The race kicks off the Scena Performances 2016 Vertical Challenge Series. Ticket price includes parking and post-race recovery food and drink. Race starts a 9 a.m., there is no time limit to finish and awards are given to the top three male and female finishers. Contact the Healdsburg Running Company at 395-0372 or

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