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This week’s events

Monday, April 9th, 2012 | Posted by

On Monday The Core Project exhibit opens at Guayaki Yerba Mate Bar in Sebastopol. All 24 entries including the four winners in a contest to redesign downtown Sebastopol will be on display through April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with one after hours exhibit on Wednesday (4/11) from 5 to 8 p.m. Free at 6784 Sebastopol .Ave. Call Holly Hansen at 526-6677 for more information.


On Thursday Madrone Audubon is holding a bird walk at Jenner Headlands from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Rain cancels. Walkers will meet on the northwest side of the bridge at Jenner on Highway 1. Call 483-8773 or 569-0563 for more information.

On Friday the Graton Flower Show and Sale opens and runs through Saturday at the Graton Community Club at the corner of Graton and Edison Rds. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme is Garden Creatures. Plant sales help fund $1000 scholarships for young people. Call 829-9440 for more information.

On Friday at 2 p.m. at the Sebastopol Senior Center David Kilpatrick, National Table Tennis Champion in 1985, will give a table tennis demonstration and encourage seniors to take up this fun way getting exercise. Free. Call 829-2440 to make reservations.

On Friday Polecat  and Lonesome Locomotive will play at Aubergine in Sebastopol at 10:30 p.m. The bands are popular for their roots music. Aubergine is at 755 Petaluma Ave.  Tickets are $8. Call 827-3460 for more information.

On Saturday Occidental Arts and Ecology Center begins its two day spring biodiversity organic plant sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with garden tours at 1 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental. www.oaec.org for more information.

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is holding a coast clean-up and restoration. Check-in first at 8:30 a.m. at Sonoma Coast State Park Visitor Center: 10451 Highway 1, Jenner. Projects for the day include Shell Beach trail work, clean up of the Jenner Beach and Estuary, putting up interpretive displays. Refreshments are provided. www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org to register and for more information.

On Saturday at Analy High School there will be a class in building a solar oven. Temperatures in these sunshine-fueled ovens get to 250-300F.    In addition to serving as an emergency preparedness tool (water pasteurization, food-prep), solar ovens are great for cooking on any sunny day. A minimum of 2 people (max 4) are encouraged to sign up together to build an oven.  Cost is $50. Register at solarschoolhouse.net/solaroven. Send checks to David Casey, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol CA 95472. This is part of Analy’s Eco-Action class.

Joe Craven Trio performs at Sebastopol Community Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7). Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Members of Sonoma County Folk Society $20. The center is at 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. Foir tickets go to www.seb.org

On Saturday at 8 p.m. Shabaz, formerly the Ali Khan Band will perform in concert at the dhyana Center Lofts. They will play a fusion of Indian traditional and modern music with folk, jazz , funk and table groove. Tickets are $15-$25 and can be obtained at the door or throughwww.brownpapertickets.com dhyana Center Lofts are at 186 N. Main St. (2nd floor) in Sebastopol. Use Wilton Ave. side entrance. There is an elevator. www.dhyanacenter.com for more infor

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