What’s happening this week
Many Rivers Books and Tea is holding a free reading and talk called Soul Story, Earth Story at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (2/7). The store is at 130 S. Main St. in Sebastopol. Call 823-8871 for more information.
Curious minds that like to meet for “night science” at the penny university of Science Buzz Café can learn all about the “Amazing Contribution of Bicycle Technology” to modern life from William Teller, bicycle historian at Coffee Catz at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (2/7). Coffee Catz is at 6761 Sebastopol Ave. in Sebastopol. Go to sciencebuzzcafe.org for more information.
If you learned to love it, help preserve Bohemia Preserve. The newest public nature spot in the west county outside Camp Meeker needs some stewardship attention so Landpaths is holding a workday Friday (2/8) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pack your lunch and some tools. Go to landpaths.org to register and for more details.
St. Teresa Guild in Bodega is holding a polenta and stew dinner Saturday 5:30 to 8 p.m. $15 gets you a plate of the famous Bodega beef stew, polenta and more and for little ones the price is just $7. It happens at McCaughey Hall (the old fire house) on Bodega Hwy. in the heart of town.
Get really crabby in a really good way at the Rotary Club Crab Feed in Sebastopol. The seasonal culinary event happens at the Holy Ghost Hall at the corner of Hwy. 116 and Mill Station Rd. on Saturday (2/9) from 4 p.m. on with two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. The meal includes chowder, salad, bread, dessert and wine for $50 and all the proceeds go to the Rotary Education Fund. For tickets or more information call 823-4087.
Get ready to swing dance at the Occidental Center for the Arts Swing Night, night two of the Saturday Swing Series, on Saturday (2/9) at 7 p.m. For $15 you even get a dance lesson thrown in from Mark and Elizabeth Weiss so later you can swing to your heart throb’s delight with the band Out of the Blue. Refreshments will be for sale. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental. Call 874-9392 for more information or reservations which are advised – these dance nights are popular.
The part Cree guy Canadian girls swoon over, Ferron, is coming to Sebastopol Community Cultural Center bringing his songs and poems at 8 p.m. Saturday (2/9). Tickets are $28 premium, $23 advance general, $25 at the door. The center is at 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. Go to seb.org for tickets and information.
Take a hike – nor really, take a three mile hike with the YMCA on the Joe Rodota Trail on Saturday (2/9) from 9 a.m. to approximately noon. Wear your walking shoes, layered clothing, and sunscreen. Everyone meets in the parking lot of the Sebastopol Western Sonoma County Museum at 269 S. Main St. Call Lynn Millar, 695-3547, for more information.
Plan an evening of magical words. A poetry slam happens at Hopmonk Tavern on Sunday (2/10) at 8 p.m. It’s led by Jamie DeWolf. Cost is $5 on sliding scale. For more information go to hopmonk.com. Hopmonk is at 230 Petaluma Ave. in Sebastopol.
The Moonbeams play at Aubergine on Sunday (2/10) at 5 p.m. and there is no cover or ticket charge. The club is at 755 Petaluma Ave. in Sebastopol. Go to auberginebarandcafe.com for more information.