What’s where this week
This Week Dec. 10 – 16
Happy Birthday, December babies. That’s what the Sebastopol Senior Center will say on Tuesday (12/11) when it holds its monthly birthday party at 12:30 p.m. with cake and music by the Charismatic Ukuleles. It’s free but those who want to also have lunch at noon need to make reservations at 829-2440 and pay $4. The center is at 167 N. High St.
On Wednesday (12/12) the seniors take off on a field trip to the Cheesecake Factory on Union Square in San Francisco. They leave from Mt. Olive Church on Murphy Ave. at 10 a.m. The cost of the trip is $50. To reserve your space call 829-2440.
Infusions Teahouse is holding a holiday reading Friday (12/14) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Margaret C. Murray will read from “Dreamers, A Coming of Age Love Story of the ’60s” and “Sundagger.net, A Story of One Family, Two Worlds and Many Lifetimes.” Laura McHale Holland reading from The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song, The teahouse is at 6988 McKinley St. in the Whole Foods Center in Sebastopol.
Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst bring their music to the stage at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Friday (12/14) at 7:30 p.m. They play swing jazz and country with the acoustic guitar and dobro. Tickets are $22 in advance, $20 for CBA & Folk Society members, $25 at the door For ticket reservations or information: Kevin @ 707-824-1858 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is at 390 Morris St.
Sebastopol Grange is inviting the community to its Holiday Party Friday (12/14) at 6 p.m. It’s a potluck and participants are asked to bring a dish to share with 10. – Last names beginning with A-F please bring a dessert, G-L side dish, M-Q salad, R-Z main dish. There’s a raffle to benefit the California Homemakers Association. There’s also a barrel for food donations for Redwood Empire Food Bank. The Grange Hall is at 6000 Highway 12 in Sebastopol.
Redwood Arts Council brings an evening of “Joyeux Noel: an Evening of French Baroque” to Occidental on Saturday (12/15) at 8 p.m. The Aulos Ensemble, internationally acclaimed, will provide the music. Tickets are $25 and are available at brownpapertickets.com. It all happens at Occidental Center for the Arts at 3850 Doris Murphy Court (Harmony Village) in Occidental. Call 874-9392 for more information.
Saturday and Sunday (12/15 and 16) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sebastopol gets to enjoy the Goddess Crafts Faire at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Crafts and art by regional women will be on sale. There will be food vendors and entertainment. Admission is a donation from $5 – $13 and kids are free. The center is at 390 Morris St. Proceeds benefit the charity The Livingroom.
Santa comes to Graton on Sunday (12/16) along with Mrs. Claus. This free event is a Christmas gift to the town from the Graton Community Club. Bring the kids and join your neighbors. It’s at the Graton Community Club at the corner of Edison Ave. and Graton Highway.
Santa is working overtime these days. He arrives by “water sleigh” (okay a boat) to Nick’s Cove on Tomales Bay in Marshall Sunday (12/16) between 3 and 5 p.m. The Boat Shack will be decorated and cozy for the occasion with complementary hot chocolate and cider for the kids. Grown-ups who bring a can of food for the Marin Food Bank will get a 15 percent discount on food and winter cocktails at the Nick’s Cove Restaurant. Nick’s Cove is at 23240 Highway 1 in Marshall.
Sonoma County’s own Celtic bard and harp maker, Chris Caswell, is coming for his annual holiday show at Occidental Center for the Arts Sunday, Dec. 16. Using flute, pennywhistle, Scot’s harp and bodhran he will cast a spell with stories and songs from 4 to 6 p.m. in “A Harper’s Yuletide.” Tickets are $15 and since Caswell packs them in, it’s best to make reservations at 874-9392. Call 823-0974 for more information.