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Out, About & Around the County: 05/15/2020

Out, About & Around the County - May 15, 2020

Virtual live cooking show: Marimar Torres Spanish table

Now through June 5, live every Friday at 5 p.m. on Facebook. Marimar and Cristina Torres present home-style Spanish cooking, featuring recipes from Marimar's cookbooks. Plus Marimar's tips and tricks for a different recipe each week. Take your mind off things, pour yoaurself a glass of wine and welcome the weekend with the mother-daughter duo. Upcoming recipes include: Tarta de Limón Oriola (Aunt Oriola's Lemon Tart), Crema de Remolacha (Cream of Beets with Crème Fraîche), Tortilla de Patata (Spanish Potato Omelette).

Info: 823-4365 or email; site:

Creative Sonoma virtual creative events

Creative Sonoma launches the Sonoma County Creative Calendar on The calendar is designed as a comprehensive listing of the amazing creative activities occurring every day in Sonoma County. The new calendar includes virtual events. The searchable calendar will be a central repository of the creative happenings that bring people "together" to share in artistic endeavors. "This calendar of virtual events can help us take advantage of new ways to build community while supporting our creative community," said Susan Gorin, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. 

Info:  565-6121 141 Stony Circle, Suite 110, Santa Rosa 

Ugly critter countdown webinar

Tuesday, May 19, 3-3:30 p.m. Presented by Sonoma County Regional Parks, Nearby Nature SoCo Webinars - live, online webinar series. Sonoma County is known for having a wide range of fascinating flora and fauna, but often our ugly critters are overlooked. Join Sonoma County Parks for a countdown of the ugliest critters in the county, while sharing some laughs, and even learning about their importance to our ecosystem. You will never look at a turkey the same way! All webinars are free but registration is required:

Info:  565-2041, 2300 County Center Dr., Suite 120A, Santa Rosa

SR Symphony Youth Orchestra virtual chamber concert

The Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra (SRSYO) will launch its first virtual chamber music concert on May 20 at 7p.m. on the SRS Facebook page and YouTube Channel. This remotely-recorded concert, with SRSYO chamber groups of duos up to a large 26-piece ensemble, will include music from the 17th century to the present. SRSYO Conductor Bobby Rogers said, "The young musicians of the SRSYO have worked hard and outside their comfort zone to provide our community with a sense of live music during these times. We can't thank the students and their parents enough for their enthusiastic buy-in to this virtual music program." The Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra is the award-winning, premier youth orchestra of the Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education's Training Young Musicians program.


Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Look Club

On May 20 at 6-7:30 p.m. the virtual Look Club selected photographs from Bay Area photographers Joel Bernstein, Michael Zagaris, Beth "Sunflower" Bagby, and Jim Marshall, part of our upcoming summer exhibition, California Rocks! Photographers Who Made the Scene, 1960-1980. Zoom meeting. Advanced registration is required to receive a Zoom meeting invitation to Virtual Look Club. Space is limited. 

Info: 939-7862  551 Broadway, Sonoma

World Affairs Council webinar, erosion of Turkish democracy

Wednesday, May 20, 12-1 p.m. Zoom conference. Turkey once had emerged as a poster child for the successful marriage of Islam and democracy. However, in the aftermath of the July 25, 2016, coup attempt and the controversial referendum of 2017 that gave Recep Tayyip Erdogan unchecked powers, Turkey has become an authoritarian state. Lately, opposition parties have scored stunning victories in local elections. Politicians have now established new parties to attract voters away from Erdogan's base. Presentation given by Dr. Halil Yenigun, lecturer at UC Berkeley department of sociology, specializing in contemporary Muslim political thought, Middle East studies, and Turkish politics.


Mindfulness for stress reduction workshop 

May 20, 10:30 a.m. and May 21, 10:30 a.m. The Mindfulness for Stress Reduction workshop focuses on applying mindfulness to help relieve stress, stress-related illnesses, anxiety and emotional reactivity. Hearing how the current Covid-19 situation is triggering disaster related stress and uncertainty, JoAnn Saccato designed the workshop in response. Ms. Saccato is a certified Mindfulness Training Institute teacher and author. Free and open to the public, via Zoom video conference. Pre-registration is required,

Info: JoAnn Saccato: 350-1719 

Seaweed: ecology, use and harvest

On May 20 at 7 p.m., Sonoma Land Trust sponsors local farmer Heidi Herrmann who will present an on-line illustrated presentation and demonstration on how to differentiate and use coastal sea vegetables. Seaweed ecology, harvest cycles, nutritional and health benefits of local edible algae, (such as nori, wakame, bladderwrack, kombu) will be discussed. Heidi hand harvests Sonoma Coast seaweed and grows certified organic herbs and cut flowers. She leads public seaweed harvesting forays with (April-Aug). Heidi earned an ornamental horticulture degree from Cal Poly and a masters from Sonoma State University in education.

Info: or 526-6930 x 110. Sonoma Land Trust, 822 Fifth Street, Santa Rosa

"Curious about mindfulness" workshop 

May 21, 2020, 7 p.m. The "Curious About Mindfulness?" workshop is intended for those that have heard about and want to understand mindfulness. The 90-minute session explores a brief history and definition of mindfulness, recent scientific findings, simple stillness, heart-centered and gentle movement exercises. Presented by JoAnn Saccato, MA, the workshop shows how mindfulness helps with emotional reactivity, stress and anxiety. Ms. Saccato is a certified Mindfulness Training Institute teacher and author. Free and open to the public, via Zoom video conference. Pre-registration is required,

Info: JoAnn Saccato: 350-1719 

Quarantine kitchen: virtual class with chef Shane McAnelly

Saturday, May 23, 4:30 p.m. Live interactive cooking class with Bricoleur Vineyards' executive chef Shane McAnelly. Sip and eat from the comfort of your own home. Experience cooking mushroom pappardelle. Follow along on Zoom to make a delicious home cooked meal. Free virtual class.

Info: 857-5700,

Laurel Glen Vineyards masterclass with Bettina Sichel

Thursday, May 28, 4 p.m. Virtual master class hosted by The Educated Grape features Bettina Sichel, a veteran of the California wine industry, who became the steward of Laurel Glen Vineyard after purchasing the iconic estate from founder Patrick Campbell. The daughter of Peter M.F. Sichel, the man responsible for making Blue Nun a household name in America, Bettina is a fifth generation Sichel family member to work in the wine business. Explore the great wines of Laurel Glen Vineyards and learn how the nuances of grape growing (and winemaking) on Sonoma Mountain make it world class for Cabernet Sauvignon. Links provided when registering online. Fee: $35

Info:  973-699-2199