Friday, September 24, 2010

SATURDAY 9/25/10 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Night

Taste Sonoma County's finest wines and foods! This prelude to the Fair announces the award-winning wines from the largest regional wine competition in the nation. Join wine and food industry leaders as winners are announced. Admission includes commemorative glass, award winners booklet, tasting plate and unlimited wine and food tasting.

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA  Fee: $65  Time: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 545.4203

FRIDAY 9/24/10 Tini’s For Tata’s Martini Pub Crawl

The Redwood Empire Active 20-30 Club helps support Sutter Hospital's Breast Cancer Center each year by helping their fundraising efforts and donating all profits from each Tinis for Tatas ticket. Each Tinis for Tatas ticket gets you a wrist band, T-shirt (for the first 150 registrants) appetizers from Rendezvous at Christy's when checking in, wine tasting from Graton Ridge Cellars and drink specials all night at participating bars in Santa Rosa, including: Portofino's, Chrome Lotus, Belvedere, Stout Brothers, Ausiello's, and more...

Time: 6pm Place: Christy’s on the Square Fee: $25

SUE'S NOTE: One of the hottest nights in downtown Santa Rosa is tonight! Wear your pink and show your support for fighting breast cancer! Of course a few cocktails will also be in order! This event has received much community support and you can be part of that! Don't forget wine tasting from my winery, Graton Ridge Cellars! See you there!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SUNDAY 9/26/10 Hand Car Regatta

The Handcar Regatta represents a FREE public celebration of Mechanical, Visual, Culinary, and Costumed Performing Arts combined with an inclusive concept of Community Participation and Human Ingenuity embracing sustainability, alternative transportation, and good old fashioned fun.

Place: Historic Railroad Square, Santa Rosa Time: 11am to 6pm Fee: Free

SUE'S NOTE: I will be there recovering from a celebratory night at the Harvest Fair Awards the night before! Oh and I'll be wearing a mustache so that I fit in!

FRI, SAT, SUN 9/24-26/10 Sebastopol Celtic World Music Festival

With a wide array of Celtic crafts and wares, fine foods, workshops, dancers, children's activities, microbrewed ale, and choice wines, The Sebastopol Celtic Festival has developed a reputation for presenting quality world-class entertainment in a warm and inviting setting, influencing many of the performers to stay during daytime festivities over the weekend. This year's line up of performers will live up to that reputation in the highest regard.

Place: Sebastopol Community Center and Laguna Youth Park and ball field.  Fee: VariesTime: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 823.1511

THURSDAY 9/23/10 - Heart at the Wells Fargo Center

With songs like “Crazy on You,” and “Barracuda,” Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women could rock! Today, the iconic rock duo is still at it, touring nationwide in support of their new album “Red Velvet Car” and stopping for just one night in Santa Rosa.

Place: Wells Fargo Center 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA  Fee: $25 - $115Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600

SUE'S NOTE: How can you not like this band? Still amazing after all these years!

SATURDAY 9/25/10 - Stephanie Bettiga – Benefit Fundraiser & Raffle

Every paid entry gets one raffle ticket, one food coupon, and one drink ticket. Raffle of 1965 VW Bus – tickets available $50 each. Music by The Poyntlyss Sistars and Sweet Lowdown.

Place: Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard  Fee: Pre-sale tickets are $20. Tickets day of the event are $25.  Time: 12-10pm  Web:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

THURSDAY 9/23/10 Wine & Pizza Meet-Up

Guests will enjoy a glass of Edmeades or Murphy-Goode wine, seasonal wood-fired pizza courtesy of Andrea Mugnaini, a hands-on sweet treat at the Relish Culinary Center and live music with David Howard's 'Jive Samba'.

Place: Murphy-Goode, 20 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA Fee: $10 Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 431.7664

SUE'S NOTE: Live music, pizza AND wine for $10? Why would you miss this?

TONIGHT 9/21/10 Tony Bennett at the Wells Fargo Center

The world‘s most boyish octogenarian and an international treasure, Tony Bennett brings his signature hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and much more to our intimate 1,600-seat theater.

Fee: $50 - $149.50 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600