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Sonoma County - December Events

      Ongoing Events

      • Thursday-Monday -- Wine & Food Pairing at St. Francis Winery
        Wine & Food Education: Chef Dave creates an assortment of small dishes to pair with hand-selected artisan wines. Enjoy a casual atmosphere and fine dining presentation at a communal table. Each seating is hosted by one of our friendly wine experts, creating a relaxing, fun and educational wine country experience. Reservations strongly recommended. Times are: Fri-Sun 11am,1pm & 3pm/Mon & Thurs 11am & 2pm. 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa CA
        Fee: $38, Club Members $30 Time: 11:00am- 3:00pm Phone Number: 888-675-WINE

      • Ongoing -- Cooking and Wine Classes at Ramekins
        Food Education: Sonoma Valley's only facility dedicated to the education of the home cook, from amateur to the aficionado. Renowned chefs, authors and culinary experts teach their styles and techniques with class participants. Located just off the Sonoma Plaza, Ramekins features all types of cooking and wine classes year 'round. Call or visit us online for class schedule. 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma
        Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: 707.933.0450

      • Daily through Summer 2012 -- Art Exhibit: Ordinary to Extraordinary
        Exhibition: Each piece in this exhibit incorporates commonplace items in unorthodox and creative ways—changing scale, composition and perspective to make the art unique and hard to miss. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa
        Fee: Free Time: normal business hours Phone Number: 707.546.7006

      • Ongoing -- Relish Culinary School Cooking Classes
        Food Education: Relish combines professional chefs and distinct venues to create unique cooking classes and other culinary events. Classes cover a wide variety of topics, from cooking basics to gourmet wine pairings, ethnic menus to cooking with children. Call or visit us online for more information. Relish Culinary School, 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA
        Fee: Fees vary, according to class, call for more information Time: Time varies, according to class, call for more information Phone Number: 707.431.9999

      • November 23 - January 1, 2012 -- Holiday Invitational/Member's Show
        Exhibition: Come celebrate holiday season at the Arts Guild of Sonoma’s Annual December Invitational Show. View the show and shop for fine art, crafts, jewelry & hand made note cards for an extended six week period. Fourteen invited artists and 25 member artists will be showing their work. 140 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA
        Fee: Free Time: 11am-5pm Phone Number: 707-996-3115

      • November 27 - December 30 -- Holiday Wine Trolley Tours
        Holiday: Travel through Wine Country viewing historic landmarks through the lens of this late Victorian period through the 1930’s. The Holiday Wine Trolley Tour visits four premium wineries, also decorated in their seasonal best! Includes lunch, 4 winery stops, and historic narration. Tour guide gratuity and winery tasting fees not included. Call for reservations.
        Fee: $99 Time: Call for information & reservations Phone Number: (707) 938-2600

      • Tour and Tasting with Greg La Follette -- A Terroir Tour With Greg
        Wine& Food Education: Guests will start their visitor experience with a tour of the cellar and hear about our vineyard practices,wine making techniques and sample straight from the barrel. Guests enjoy a private sit-down tasting featuring our current releases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as a few nibbles of local cheeses. Address and directions will be emailed to you upon reservation confirmation.
        Fee: $30.00/Complimentary for Vigneron members Time: 10:30am-Noon Phone Number: 707.395.3902 x224

      • July 13 - December 14 -- Women in the Wine Industry Dinner Series
        Winemaker Dinner: 26th annual series, food & wine pairing dinners at The Inn at the Tides. Elizabeth Grant-Douglas, La Crema. Marimar Torres, Marimar Estate. Carol Shelton, Carol Shelton Winery, Susie Selby, Selby Winery, Diane Wilson, Wilson Winery. Heidi von der Mehden, Arrowood Winery. Dates/menus online. 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay
        Fee: $79-$99 plus tax & gratuity Time: 6:30 pm Phone Number: 707-875-2751

      • August 18 - December 9 -- New Exhibit: "Name Dropping"
        Exhibition: A Peanuts reader never knew who they might meet in Schulz's famous strip. In addition to original strips, this exhibit also includes photos & correspondence with some of these famous folks. 11AM-5PM, weekends:10AM-5PM. 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa
        Fee: Free to members/adults:$10,youth:$5 Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707-579-4452

      • Every Sunday -- Champagne Brunch Buffet at The Flamingo Resort
        Dining: Enjoy Sunday Brunch with our Champagne Brunch Buffet in the Terrace Grille. Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
        Fee: $27.95 Adults/$12.95 Children/ Kids under 5 free Time: seatings at 10:30AM or 12:00PM Phone Number: 707.523.4745

      • Every Second Sunday -- Wine, Music & Friends
        Wine Education, Live Music: Hang out, listen to great music, sip great wine, visit with great people and watch the world go by. Wines from sparkling to port - something for everybody. Our prime location on the Healdsburg Plaza puts you right in the center of beautiful downtown Healdsburg, no better place to be on a Sunday afternoon. July 10th we are featuring B Rooster Blues Duo, a tasting room favorite! Vintage Wine Estates, 308B Center Street, Healdsburg CA
        Fee: Free Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707.921.2893

      • Every Sunday -- Sunday Jazz Brunch @ Affronti
        Dining, Live Music: Enjoy our Sunday brunch menu or our Jazz brunch buffet menu with live jazz at Affronti! 235 Healdsburg Avenue, #105, Healdsburg CA 95448
        Fee: $15 Buffet/$15 Bottomless Mimosa/A la Carte Available Time: 11:30am-2:00pm Phone Number: 707-431-1113

      • Daily -- Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
        Art Exhibit: Northern California’s only gallery dedicated entirely to modern and contemporary fine art sculpture. SculptureWALK showcases 70 monumental and garden-sized sculptures, including kinetic works and water sculptures throughout the Cornerstone garden complex. Please call or email the gallery if you are interested in a Curator-led tour. at Cornerstone Sonoma, 23588 Arnold Dr., Sonoma
        Fee: Free Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Phone Number: 707-933-1300

      • Daily, weather permitting. -- Ravenswood Morning Tour & Tasting
        Wine Education: Open your day with a morning tour of our certified organic estate vineyard. Stroll through the property. Learn about our unique viticulture practices. See the winery’s non-wimpy, winemaking process. Thief some tastes from the barrels. The experience concludes in the tasting room where you’ll get to sample current vintages! 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma
        Fee: $15 per person Time: 10:30am Phone Number: 707.933.2332

      • Every Tuesday -- Gourmet Food Truck "Tasty Tuesdays"
        Dining: Every Tuesday mobile food trucks roll into the Community Center serving a large variety of delicious fare. Combine that with a sampling of locally-grown produce and you have a great way to spend your lunchtime. Join your co-workers and friends for this local treat! 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Phone Number: 707.588.3496

      • Every Wednesday Morning -- Redwood Empire Farmers' Market
        Market: Local farmers, ranchers, and food purveyors come together in one place. Supporting local agriculture is good for you, the economy and the community. Santa Rosa Veterans Building Parking Lot, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30am -12:00pm Phone Number: 707-237-5340

      • Every Wednesday Morning -- Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers
        Market: Join us year round, rain or shine for locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, free-range eggs, pasture-fed meat and poultry from family farms, fresh and smoked fish, local honey, hearth breads and much more! Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa CA
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30am-12:00pm Phone Number: 707.522.8629

      • Every Thursday night -- Thursday Night Live Music @ The Bluewater Bistro
        Live music: Come enjoy ocean view dining, live music, and martini specials in the Fireside Lounge at the Bluewater Bistro. 21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Phone Number: 707-875-3513

      • Every Thursday -- Sultry Salsa Nights
        Recreation, Instruction: Today, salsa is everywhere, ranging from college classes to the TV spotlight of "Dancing with Stars.", so don't be left out and join our us. We offer group salsa lessons for dancers of all ages and levels. No Experience, No Partner Necessary! 7 PM Level I:Basic steps and technique. 8 PM Level II:Partner Technique and Combinations. Santa Rosa Salsa, 528 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA
        Fee: $50 for 4/Weeks, $15 Drop in Time: Time Varies, Please call for more information Phone Number: 707.217.2203

      • Every Thursday -- Wine Down Thursdays at D'Argenzio Winery
        Live Music: Join us Thursday evenings in our weekly wine down event. D'Argenzio Winery features local musicians playing rock, folk, jazz, blues and Americana. Wine is served from six boutique wineries in Santa Rosa Vintners Square. Come discover new boutique wineries in downtown Santa Rosa, enjoy a friendly ambiance and live music. 1204 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5:30pm-9pm Phone Number: 707.280.4658

      • Every Thursday -- Celebrity Wine Experience @ Carneros Bistro
        Wine Education: Celebrity Wine Tender. Join us every Thursday for a local winemaker and educator from different local wineries to taste some of their finest offerings. The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma
        Fee: Free Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707.931.2042

      • Every Friday -- Sonoma Valley Friday Farmers' Market
        Market: Featuring some of Sonoma County's freshest fruits and vegetables, along with artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts. Local growers come and sell their freshly picked crops at reasonable prices. Arnold Field Parking Lot, 241 First Street West, Sonoma CA
        Fee: Free Time: 9am-12:30pm Phone Number: 707-538-7023

      • Every Friday & Saturday Night -- Live Jazz at the Hotel Healdsburg
        Live Music: Come relax and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in the Fire Side Lounge while listening to some of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians in duo, and trio combinations! 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg
        Fee: Free Time: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 431.0330

      • Every Friday & Saturday Night -- Live Music at The Flamingo Resort
        Live Music: The Flamingo Lounge provides the ideal atmosphere to enjoy great Happy Hour. As the evening progresses, this “retro” Lounge becomes one of Sonoma County's premier nightspots, with an exciting and ever-changing lineup of music and dance, including live music Friday and Saturday nights. 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
        Fee: Free Time: Varies, call for more information Phone Number: 707.545.8530

      • Every Friday -- Ravenswood Wine Blending Seminar
        Wine Education: Feeling daring? We have the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking! Create your own melange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375-ml bottle to impress your friends and family! Reservations required. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: $50 per person. Limited to 10 people. Time: 11:00am Phone Number: 707.933.2349

      • Saturdays & Sundays -- Art, Food, and Wine Experience at Kenwood Vineyards
        Exhibition: Come taste exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons while learning and viewing the renowned “Artist Series Collection”. Gourmet appetizers will be paired to bring out the best characteristics of the wine. Please call for reservations or book online. 9592 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood
        Fee: $30/$25 Wine Club Members Time: 2pm Phone Number: 707.282.4228

      • Saturday & Sunday -- Food & Wine Pairing at Lambert Bridge
        Wine & Food Education: A delicious way to enhance your wine tasting experience, our winemakers, Jill Davis and Jennifer Higgins, have expertly paired a unique flight of Lambert Bridge wines with artisan cheeses and small bites. Each seating is hosted by one of our friendly wine experts. Reservations required. Times are: 11am, 1pm, 3pm. 4085 West Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg
        Fee: $40.00 per person Time: 11:00am Phone Number: 707-431-4665

      • Every Saturday -- Redwood Empire Farmers' Market
        Market: Local farmers, ranchers, and food purveyors come together in one place. Supporting local agriculture is good for you, the economy and the community. Santa Rosa Veterans Building Parking Lot, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: 707-237-5340

      • Every Saturday -- Ravenswood Wine Blending Seminar
        Wine Education: Feeling daring? We have the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking! Create your own melange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375-ml bottle to impress your friends and family! Reservations required. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: $50 per person. Limited to 10 people. Time: 11:00 am Phone Number: (707) 933.2349

      • Every Saturday -- Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers
        Market: Join us year round, rain or shine for locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, free-range eggs, pasture-fed meat and poultry from family farms, fresh and smoked fish, local honey, hearth breads and much more! Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa CA
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: 707-522-8629

      • First Friday of the month -- Williamson Wines - Epicurean Dinners
        Food & Wine Education: Join Bill and Dawn Williamson for an Epicurean Dinner at the Dry Creek Kitchen featuring food perfectly paired with Williamson Wines! Chef Dustin and Bill Williamson work together to create and pair each of the six course dinners. 317 Healdsburg Ave, Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg, CA
        Fee: $150 all inclusive, limited to 10 guest Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm Phone Number: (707) 433.1500

      • Every 2nd Saturday of the month -- BBQ Smokehouse Smokin' 2nd Saturday
        Food & Wine Education: Sonoma County chef Larry Vito promises Bay Area gourmands an extravagant slow-smoked barbeque and local wine pairing adventure every second Saturday. Cooked up by a chef with culinary credentials that stretch from M.F.K. Fisher to the the Kansas City BBQ Association, Smokin' 2nd Saturdays promises BBQ to write home about! 6811 Laguna Park Way, downtown Sebastopol
        Fee: Varies Time: Carving at noon. Serving noon until 8:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 575.3277 ext. 2

      • Every Saturday -- Public Tastings @ MacRostie Winery
        Wine Education: MacRostie Winery and Vineyards are opening its Sonoma winemaking facility every Saturday for walk-in tastings. 21481 8th Street East, Sonoma
        Fee: $10 (waived with wine purchase) Time: 11:00am-4:00pm Phone Number: 707.996.4480

      • 2nd Thursday of the month -- Cabaret de Caliente
        Celebration: This month Sebastopol's own monthly dance and circus arts variety show honors Cancer birthdays! Cabaret de Caliente brings glitter and glamour to the bounce and boogie of jUkE jOiNt with Burlesque, belly dance, sideshow, magic, unique musical acts and circus arts. 8:30 Doors/9:30 Show. $10 Adv/$15 Door; $5 After 11:30. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
        Fee: $15 Time: 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-829-7300

      • TBA -- St. Francis Annual Ode to Crab Winery Dinner
        Celebration: Join us as Chef David Bush celebrates the start of the Northern California Crab season with a menu featuring all things crab. This crustacean centric dinner has been one of our most popular events over the years. Chef David brings Crab Dinner to a whole new level. Every gourmet course will be paired with a St. Francis wine. 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa
        Fee: $125/$99 Wine Club Members Time: 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Phone Number: 888.675.9463

      • TBA -- Holiday Celebration in Old Downtown Windsor
        Holiday, Family Fun: Celebrate the opening of the holiday season under the glow of old lamplights of yesteryear with graceful horse-drawn carriages carrying guests around beautiful Windsor Town Green, 9455 Bell Road, Windsor, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 838.1260

      • TBA -- Petaluma Downtown Holiday Open House
        Holiday, Celebration: Don't miss the Christmas festivities and open houses throughout Downtown Petaluma, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 762.9348

      • TBA -- Healdsburg Rotary Annual Crab Feed
        Dining, Benefit: The annual crab feed and auction will be held at the Villa Chanticleer. All net proceeds are dedicated for Healdsburg community programs, our Scholarship Fund and our international charity work. 1248 North Fitch Mountain Road, Healdsburg CA
        Fee: $55 Time: Doors open at 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 433.8529

      • TBA -- Sing-Along Messiah in Santa Rosa
        Holiday, Live Music: Sing-Along Messiah with Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, SR Junior College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and SR Chamber Orchestra, SR High School, 1235 Mendocino Ave. Presented by SR Symphony League to benefit music education for Sonoma County students.
        Fee: $15 Advance/$20 At the Door Time: 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.8742

      • TBA -- Annual Catalan Holiday Luncheon @ Gloria Ferrer
        Celebration: Join us for a special Catalan-inspired holiday luncheon featuring traditional Spanish feast. Sparkling wine reception begins 11:00 am followed by a private winery tour & lunch from 12:30 - 2:00pm. 23555 Carneros Highway, Sonoma
        Fee: $70 Time: See description Phone Number: (707) 933-1917

      • TBA -- Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
        Holiday, Family Fun: View a flotilla of decorated boats along the Petaluma River and at the downtown Turning Basin. Boats leave the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and arrive downtown at approximately 6:30 p.m. Viewing best at Petaluma Mill or Golden Eagle Shopping Center.
        Fee: Free Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: 707-769-0429

      • TBA -- Annual Occidental Crafts Faire
        Holiday, Fair: Handmade crafts & chances to win great gifts at the Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire. Over 35 local and regional artists, entertainment, a bucket raffle, wreaths, fabulous food, and more. Proceeds from this fundraiser are returned to the community through programs funded by the Community Council. Occidental Community Center, 3920 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental
        Fee: Free Time: Sat 10a.m. - 5p.m./Sun 10a.m. - 4p.m. Phone Number: (707) 874.9407

      • TBA -- GunBun's Annual Toy Drive & Open House
        Holiday, Benefit: Bring an unwrapped toy to the tasting room and enjoy a free tasting! Proceeds benefit local Sonoma youth organizations. Wine Club members enjoy a free party with games, treats, and wine in the Barrel Cave. Gundlach-Bundschu winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, CA
        Fee: Free with new, unwrapped toy Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 939.3015

      • TBA -- Dining Out For Life
        Dining, Benefit: Join Food For Thought - Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, for our Annual Dining Out For Life. Dine out at a participating restaurant and either 25% or 50% of your food bill will be donated to Food For Thought. Some restaurants will be donating the same percentage of alcohol sales as well.
        Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: 707-887-1647

      • TBA -- Dickens Holiday Craft Fair
        Holiday, Fair: Over 60 booths with handcrafted items created and sold by the artists. Fantastic prize give-away! Free entertainment. Refreshments available for purchase. One stop holiday shopping! Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa
        Fee: $2 Adults/18 & Under Free Time: Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m./Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 543.3737

      • TBA -- Romp with the Beasts at Safari West
        Celebration: Safari West provides a wild habitat for ferocious fun. Party this New Year's under the watchful gaze of our four-footed animals...but, remember, you'll only be allowed to dance with the two-legged ones! Reservations a must! 3115 Porter Creek Road Santa Rosa, CA
        Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: 6:30 p.m. - Midnight Phone Number: (707) 579.2551

      • TBA -- Holiday Parade of Lights
        Holiday, Family Fun: What better way to spend your holiday and finish up the year than with the Parade of Lights! Bring the family out for a good old fashioned parade featuring more than 100 entries of floats, horses, marching bands, antique cars, trucks and more all decorated with Christmas lights. Spectacular and so incredibly beautiful, just watching it will put the joy & warmth of the holidays in your heart. Hot drinks and snacks will be available. Downtown Guerneville, CA.
        Fee: Free Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 869.9000

      • TBA -- Victorian Inns Tour of Healdsburg
        Holiday, Historic: Step Back in Time and visit some of Healdsburg’s Classic Victorian Inns; Experience the Charm of Local Victorian Homes at No Charge, View Lovely Holiday Decorations, Light Refreshments will be served. Participating Inns include: Calderwood Inn, Camellia Inn, Grape Leaf Inn, Haydon Street Inn, Irish Rose Inn, and Raford Inn.
        Fee: Free Time: 2 p.m . - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 433.5228

      • TBA -- Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour
        Celebration: Join us for the Second Annual Sebsatopol Holiday Home Tour that will take you from the city to the country and from Victorian to Contemporary. Each of our six homes and school will display holiday spirit in its own unique style, showcasing family history through collections of holiday artifacts and family traditions. 1782 Pleasant Hill Road, Sebastopol CA
        Fee: $25 Adults/$10 Kids Time: 10:00am-5:00pm Phone Number: 707-829-1729

      • TBA -- Light Up A Life
        Benefit: Light Up A Life is a community tree lighting celebration of our loved ones. Join us as we remember those who have died and honor those we care about with music, special guest speaker and candle light ceremony. A $10 donation will lite a light on the trees located in Center Park downtown Petaluma.
        Fee: Free Time: 7:00 pm Phone Number: 707-778-6242

      • TBA -- Blessing of the Olives at the Mission
        Celebration: This beautiful, traditional ceremony at the Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma. Music, tradition, and refreshments. East Spain and First St. East, Sonoma Plaza
        Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. Phone Number: (707) 996.1090

      • TBA -- Arrowood Winery Holiday Celebration
        Celebration: Take time out from the hustle and bustle which the holidays bring and enjoy Arrowood's new releases, our 2008 Malbec and 2009 White Riesling, Special Select Late Harvest, Saralee's Vineyard, accompanied with small bites, a warm fire, live music and our breathtaking view of Sonoma Valley. 14347 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen CA
        Fee: $15/Wine Club Members Free Time: 11am-3pm Phone Number: 707-935-2600

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