Welcome to May 2017 in Sonoma County! If you are looking for something fun to do, here’s a list to get you started:
May 6 – The 20th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off – Salsa, and Beer Tasting event with over 40 chili and salsa teams and 15 breweries to enjoy. Music, dancing, entertainment, and spicy hot fun! Benefit fundraiser for the Cinnabar Theater Youth Programs. Come vote for your favorite chili, salsa, and beer. Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma. Details: greatchilicookoff.com, 707-763-8920.
May 7 – Laguna de Santa Rosa – Join the fun of this annual trek to the Double-crested Cormorant nesting site on the banks of the Laguna. By May 7 we will likely see everything from courtship displays, nest building, egg-sitting, and maybe even peek-in on chicks while watching parents hustle to keep up with hungry mouths to feed. All the sights and sounds of the rookery are exciting! Santa Rosa. Details: http://bit.ly/2q7j01I.
May 13 – Movie on the Green Film Series – La La Land – Green Music Center – Join us on the Green Music Center (GMC) Lawn as we view La La Land, which has been nominated for 14 Oscars. This event, sponsored by Sonoma State University Campus Life, is free and open to the community. Rohnert Park. Details: http://bit.ly/2pAyK0o.
May 19 – Sculpture Trail – Artists Reception at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance –
Come to the artists reception for the Sculpture Trail at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. This outdoor, year-round public art event is produced by the Cloverdale Historical Society and the Geyserville Community Foundation. Cloverdale. Details: http://bit.ly/2q78ec5.
May 28 – Food for Thought’s 22nd Annual Spring Home and Garden Tour – Unique properties include beautiful homes, park-like settings with spectacular views, a glorious rose garden, lovingly tended succulents, and more. Food For Thought, which provides nutritional support to those living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County. Forestville. Details: (707)887-1647.
Ongoing: Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center’s new location is the Masonic Lodge in Santa Rosa. Weekly sitting practice on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings (free meditation instruction available), as well as classes and programs. Santa Rosa. Contact: http://santarosa.shambhala.org.
We hope you make May 2017 the best May ever!