California’s North Bay – Events June 15-22, 2012

◦June 15 –Cloverdale’s Friday Night Live Free Concert Series and Farmer’s Market
Week #3 of the summer concert series features the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Cloverdale Plaza 7-9
Fee: Free

◦June 16 – 17– Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
Family Fun: Bring the whole family to Keiser Park in Windsor for two days of beautiful hot air balloons, food, crafts, balloon rides and fun. Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Road, Windsor
Fee: Call for information Time: 5am-11am Phone Number: 707-837-1884

◦June 16 – 17 — Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini
Performing Arts: The Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Earl and with the Santa Rosa Chamber Orchestra will perform the magnificent operatic Stabat Mater by Rossini with soloists Roseanne Ackerley, Bonnie Brooks, Alvin Brightbill and Michel Bell. Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Fee: $15 Time: Sat 8pm/Sun 3pm Phone Number: 707-527-4999 x9228

◦June 16 — TEDx Sonoma County
Lecture: The TED-style conference comes to Sonoma County! Engaging speakers, artists and entertainers will explore the theme A Sense of Place. What is a sense of place? Why do we form such strong attachments to places? Join us for a fabulous food and wine reception at 5:30pm, included in the ticket price! Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa
Fee: $25 student, $40 general Time: 12:15pm – 7:00pm Phone Number: 707-2843-200

◦June 16 — Fritz’s 2012 Summer Soiree
Celebration: A soiree to start summer off the right way! We’re celebrating the release of our 2011 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Estate Rose by pairing these delicious wines with oysters brought fresh from the Oyster Girls. Come on out and take advantage of 50% off bottle purchases to enjoy the stunning views from our patio with. 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale
Fee: $30/person, free for wine club members Time: 2-5pm Phone Number: (707)894-3389

◦June 16 — Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series – Tower of Power
Live Music: Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series returns with another season of fine food, wine and incredible music. The summer celebration continues with intimate performances by world-class musicians in a stunning vineyard setting. The Series kicks off with Tower of Power, plus Craig Chaquico. 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg
Fee: VIP $80 / GA $50 Time: Doors: 4 pm / Show: 5 pm Phone Number: 707-869-1595 ext. 4

◦June 16– Pinot & Pizza @ J Vineyards & Winery
Celebration: Chef Andrea Mugnaini and her staff will partner with J Executive Chef, Mark E. Caldwell to create delicious pizzas. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Andrea Mugnaini, purchase a signed cookbook and learn the art of wood fired cooking. 11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA
Fee: $40 general/$20 club members Time: 11 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707.431.5479

◦June 17– Chardonnay and Croquet @ Sonoma-Cutrer
Celebration: Join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet.Play croquet while enjoying Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games players will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on our terrace. You don’t have to know how to play croquet or wear white to have a great time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spot now. A fun time will be had by all! 4401 Slusser Rd., Windsor
Fee: $35 Per Person / $25 Wine Club Members Time: 11am-2pm Phone Number: 707-237-3461

◦June 17– Camembert Workshop @ Viszlay Vineyards
Food & Wine Education: Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and cheese making! You’ll get hands-on experience making your own Camembert cheese with Sacha Laurin. She currently teaches at UC Davis and has 15 years of cheese making in France. Space is limited to 20 people. 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448
Fee: $90 Time: 2pm-5pm Phone Number: 707-481-1514

◦June 17– Mild Hike and Lunch at DaVero Farms
Recreation, Food & Wine Education: Enjoy the great outdoors at DaVero for a walking tour of our home farm. These are fascinating hikes will teach you about olives, grapes, and Biodynamic farming. Afterwards, you’ll sit down to taste the wines and oils the farm produces, all accompanied by a family-style lunch on the farm. RSVP required. Call for Lunch Menu. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA
Fee: $65/$55 wine club Time: 10am-1pm Phone Number: 707-431-8000 ext 1

◦June 17– Father’s Day BBQ @ DeLoach Vineyards
Celebration: Say “I love you, Dad” and join us for delicious BBQ goodies, gourmet burgers, a glass of wine, case specials, live music and much more! Call for more information. 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
Fee: $40/$30 Wine Club/$10 Children under 21 Time: 1pm-4pm Phone Number: 707-526-9111

◦June 17– le Tour de Hives
Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association invites you to celebrate the remarkable honeybee with our first “Le Tour de Hives!” Visit a variety of backyard beehives and beekeepers and fall in love with our fuzzy friends who keep the ecosystem in balance. Experience various hive types and fascinating bee information at every location.
Fee: Individual $15; Family $40 Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 829-0617

◦June 20 – 24– Sonoma-Marin Fair
Fair, Family Fun: Headline concerts, and special fair events including The Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, Luche Libre Wrestling, the Destruction Derby and Petaluma Celebrity Feud. Petaluma Fairgrounds, Petaluma
Fee: $15 adults (13 & over), $10 Juniors (4 – 12), $8 seniors, Free 3 & under Time: Varies Phone Number: (707) 283.FAIR

◦June 21– “Music in the Vines” @ Paradise Ridge Winery
Live Music, Benefit: Enjoy live music by Jess Petty & Ken Chambers Duo, while dining on gourmet food and tasting the best Sonoma County wines in the beautiful sunset. Silent auction and raffle. This event supports Disability Services & Legal Center’s Housing Program, which helps homeless disabled and at-risk individuals secure permanent, affordable housing. Call for tickets or purchase online. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Fee: $45 Advance/$55 At the Door Time: 6pm-10pm Phone Number: 707-528-2745

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