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Out, About & Around the County: 11/15/2020

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

Hawk migration webinar

Fall Hawk Migration" is the topic of an online webinar hosted by the Sonoma Land Trust on Nov. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Grab your binoculars and cozy up to your computer for a journey into the fall hawk migration. Raptor enthusiast Larry Broderick will take you on an enlightening tour of the diversity of hawk species that make their way down the Sonoma Coast each fall. Enjoy a stunning visual display of close-up photographs and learn how to spot the birds in the skies. Drawing upon his decades of experience observing and documenting birds of prey, Larry will give an insider's view into this fascinating world of flight.

Petaluma in postcards

Copperfield's Books will feature KC Greaney and Alice Van Ommeren speaking about their publication Petaluma in Vintage Postcards on Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Incorporated in 1858, Petaluma rapidly became a thriving commercial and transportation center. This carefully curated selection of vintage postcards illustrates Petaluma's identity and pride as it grew from a strategic port location provisioning San Francisco during the Gold Rush to an agricultural and manufacturing town in the late 1800s. After the turn of the 20th century, Petaluma focused on the poultry industry and proclaimed itself "The World's Egg Basket." Free. Co-sponsored by the Petaluma Museum Association.

The disappearing relative

Tom Jones will discuss Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor at the next Zoom meeting of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society, Nov. 21, noon to 2:30 p.m. Genealogists may be frustrated by not finding ancestors in the records and places where they logically expect them to be. This presentation will explain seven reasons why such ancestors seem to have disappeared, provide examples of each from actual case studies, and suggest strategies to help attendees find their elusive ancestors. Jones is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator.

Trashion Fashion

Trashion Fashion Barbie
Trashion Fashion Barbie
The 10th Annual Trashion Fashion Show, a fundraiser for the Sonoma Community Center, is virtual this year, on Nov. 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Trashion Fashion showcases outrageous outfits made from "trash," with a select group of recycle artists from around the country as this year's judges. In addition, using only cast-off materials, Barbie and other dolls have been transformed into works of art. The broadcast will include pre-recorded material combined with commentary and reactions by Master of Ceremonies Gary Saperstein and the judges. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and votes will be collected from viewers for the "People's Choice Award."

Open air art at Gundlach Bundschu

is a popup art exhibit featuring over 30 Bay Area artists that will take place on Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gundlach Bundschu Winery. ArtStanding Popup Gallery was created in response to COVID-19, allowing artists to have a space to show their work to the public while abiding by COVID-19 safety rules. More information on the artists and exhibits can be found at Reservations are required for a wine tasting and the exhibit.
Info/Registration: 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma.

It's a Wonderful Life live on the radio6th

Street Playhouse presents a live streaming radio play of the classic, It's a Wonderful Life, Nov. 27-29. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. George Bailey is a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. A lovable angel named Clarence shows George what life would be like if he had never been born, convincing him to change his mind. Live streaming times are Nov. 27 (7 p.m.), Nov. 28 (2p.m. and 7 p.m.), and Nov. 29 (2 p.m.) The show will then be available on demand Dec. 1-Jan. 1.

It's a Wonderful Life, the musical

See It's a Wonderful Life, adapted for the stage as a musical by Santa Rosa Junior College's Theatre Arts Department, in virtual performances Nov. 27 and 28 and Dec. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the 1946 Frank Capra film, this home-grown musical brings the heartwarming holiday tale to life in an online theatrical production. Despite years of hard work and self-sacrifice, George Bailey is facing financial ruin. His guardian angel-in-training Clarence hears George's bitter cry, and opens his eyes to all that would have been lost, large and small, in a world without him. Featuring an original score by Janis Dunson Wilson.
Info/Tickets:, 527-4307.

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