AUTUMN AMBLES, NOV. 18
Forestville: Admire the fall foliage and learn how to identify plants by their leaves during a 2- to 3-mile hike at Steelhead Beach Regional park, 9000 River Road 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking $7. Call 707-483-0940 for details. SonomaCountyParks.org
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, NOV. 18 Glen Ellen: Ray Mabry teaches a night photography class from sunset to starlight, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Jack London State Historic Pak’s Beauty Ranch, 2400 London Ranch Road. Meet in the ranch parking lot. $75. Visit jacklondonpark.com for a list of equipment you’ll need to bring and register for the class. Call 707- 938-5216 for information.
HIKE WITH HOUNDS, NOV. 19
Bodega Bay: Bring your friendly, well behaved dog on a scenic walk on the Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail, 355 Highway 1, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring water, waste pickup bags and a leash no longer than six feet. Parking $7. Call 707-565-2041 for information.
REELING FISHY, NOV. 19
Healdsburg: Introductory, family friendly fresh water fishing class, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Bring you fishing gear or rent a pole for $10. Parking $7. Register at SonomaCountyParks.org
TURKEY TROT, NOV. 23
Healdsburg: 5K run/walk through downtown Healdsburg starting at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for ages 6 to 18 and $15 for kids five and under. Part of the entry fee and all the sponsor proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Healdsburg to support victims of the fires in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. The Healdsburg Food Pantry will collect non-perishable food at the event. Visit healdsburgrunningcompany.com.
REDWOODS FRIDAY, NOV. 24
Glen Ellen: Admission to Jack London State Historic Park is free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Redwoods Friday, a statewide celebration of California’s redwood parks. Join a guided, moderate 4-mile Turkey Waddle hike through the redwoods, visit the ruins of Jack London’s Wolf House home that burned in October’s fires and take the Beauty Ranch Tour of historic structures for sustainable agriculture. Golf cart rides are free 12 to 4 p.m. only. Meet in the ranch parking lot, 2400 London Ranch Road. Rain cancels the hike. Register at savetheredwoods.org/get-involved/free-redwoods-days/redwoods-friday Visit jacklondonpark.com.
TURKEY BURNER HIKE, NOV. 24
Santa Rosa: Burn off your Thanksgiving feast with a moderately strenuous 5-mile hike 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, 3820 Petaluma Hill Road. Meet at the Kawana Terrace Parking lot. Parking $7. Registration required. Visit SonomaCountyParks.org. Call 707-565-2041 for information.