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Out, About & Around the County: 08/01/2020

Out, About & Around the County

Take an art stroll

The Sonoma Valley Arts Task Force is putting on a Summer Arts Stroll. Sponsored by the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, the Summer Arts Stroll is a self-guided, outdoor art viewing experience - complete with a virtual map and decals identifying exhibit locations for patrons to view when it's convenient for them, from the sidewalk. Artwork will be visible to the public through windows or in outdoor areas now through Aug. 31. Participating artists and locations of art will be made public through @heartofsonoma Facebook and/or @heart.of.sonoma Instagram pages.


Wags, Whiskers & WiFi

Humane Society Benefit
Wags, Whiskers and WiFi online fundraiser for the Sonoma Humane Society.
p>Join the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) for an out-of-this-world experience, Wags, Whiskers & WiFi. Your voyage begins at 6 p.m., Aug. 5, with the launch of the online auction and enter-to-win prizes. Splash down at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 with the live-streamed finale hosted by Flight Directors Mike McGuire and Scamp the Champ. Bid live in the famous Cake Frenzy and show your love for the animals in the live Save A Life Paddle Raise. Register today. All proceeds benefit HSSC's services for homeless animals.


Get amused at aMUSEathon

Comedy for Community Center
Sonoma Community Center telethon set for August 8.

The Sonoma Community Center is honoring community leaders and 2020 MUSES, Sam and Carol Morphy, on Aug. 8, starting at 5 p.m., in a free online variety telethon show called "aMUSEathon, The Big Night In." The center has lined up terrific talent and two local celebrity hosts, Eric Jackson and Ellen Toscano, and they invite family and friends of all ages to tune in and enjoy the show. The livestream will be available on the center's website as well as on YouTube and Facebook, and they will provide a virtual "TV GUIDE" of the program.


Enjoy the Schulz Museum at home

Snoopy and Woodstock
Snoopy, Woodstock, and friends toasting marshmallows while camping.

The Schulz Museum is temporarily closed until further notice, but don't let that stop you from visiting it virtually. For example on Aug. 10, 1-2 p.m., learn how to draw Snoopy in a live online class. Join staff artist Mary Shyne and learn to draw Snoopy through the ages, as he evolved artistically from 1950-2000, even as his fun-loving spirit stayed the same.


Copperfield's online author events

Author Zerlina Maxwell
MSNBC Political Analyst Zerlina Maxwell at Copperfields with her book The End of White Politics”

Copperfield's Bookstore is hosting author events online. On Aug. 13, 7-8 p.m., political activist Zerline Maxwell will be discussing her book, The End of White Politics. She is an MSNBC political analyst, commentator, speaker, and senior director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM. Maxwell also worked on the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. On Aug. 15, 2 p.m., Buddhist monk and meditation expert Gelong Thubten will share his book, A Monk's Guide to Happiness. Thubten will explain how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness. He has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Thubten has studied under some of the greatest Tibetan meditation masters.


Feel like dancing?

Transcendence Theatre Company continues its summer online shows with "I hope You Dance" Aug. 14-16, and Aug. 21-23. There's a feeling when you dance, an energy that starts in your soul and radiates out through the tips of your fingers. To share that energy, Transcendence's choreographers, dancers, musicians, and singers will be on the world's largest dance floor - backyards and living rooms everywhere. "I Hope You Dance" features dance numbers from some of Broadway's greatest musicals. Join in as Transcendence expresses love, strength, gratitude and power in a theatrical evening of awe-inspiring theatre.


Food for Thought fundraiser

Food For Thought benefit
Food For Thought benefit set fo Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Food For Thought's Second Annual Our Long Table fundraiser was cancelled due to COVID-19, so now it's an online event, Our Virtual Table! Food for Thought feeds 850 people living with serous illnesses. Our Virtual Table will be livestreamed on Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., complete with music, a client speaker and giving opportunities. The virtual auction will open Aug. 16, one week before the event, with final bidding happening during the livestream. Also, one lucky winner who has tuned into the livestream program will win a special raffle prize.

Info:, 887-1647.

Sonoma Tuesday Farmers Market

Check out the Sonoma Tuesday Farmers Market on the Sonoma Plaza, every Tuesday through Sept. 29, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Shop for what is grown, raised, and made locally. Walk rows of stalls lined with an array of fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and plant starts, and bring home healthful, delicious foods for your table.

Info: 694-3611, 453 1st St. East, Sonoma.


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