Monday, April 11, 2011

Events for Friday-Sunday, April 15-17, 2011

FRIDAY 4/15/11

Winemaker's Dinner in the Aging Caves at Kunde Family Estate
Dine with Winemaker Tim Bell and Assistant Winemaker Russ Fish for an elegant feast in our Aging Caves. Each course will be specifically paired with a selected Kunde Family Estate wine, including our unreleased 2008 Meritage 202. Call for reservations.

Place: Kunde Estate, 9825 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood CA Fee: $100 Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 282.1532 Web:

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 4/15/11-4/17/11

This April we're inviting some of the best improv talent in the area to play Theatresports™ with us over the course of four evenings. In Theatresports™, two improv teams compete in a series of challenge rounds incorporating audience suggestions to delight the audience and win points from judges. Each night will be judged by a panel of distinguished community leaders.  Theatresports™ combines the thrill of a sports match with the hilarious fun of comedy improv.  Come as often as you can!  Each night will be an exciting and unique comedy experience! 6th Street Improv vs. World's Biggest Comedy Duo

Place: 6th Street Improv Studio Time: 8pm Fee: $14 Web:

SATURDAY 4/16/11
Petaluma's Butter & Egg Days Parade
Celebration of Petaluma's agricultural heritage including the downtown parade at noon, which traditionally features more than 2,000 people and travels 12 blocks through Historic Downtown. Sponsored by the Petaluma Downtown Association.

Place: Downtown Petaluma Fee: Free Time: 10a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 762.9348 Web:

Earth Day Fair
This event will celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day as well as inspire awareness and protection of our environment. All are invited to come downtown and enjoy food, music, eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids, volunteer opportunities, local vendors, and environmental organizations.

Place: Courthouse Square, downtown Santa Rosa Fee: Free Time: 11 p.m. - 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 543.3200

SATURDAY 4/16/11
The Whiskey Class @ h2hotel
Spirits Education: With Scott Beattie and Jack Mitchell of Jack and Tony's whiskey bar. The class will focus on knowing the differences between the different types of popular whisk(e)y. Jack will share his extensive knowledge and answer any and all whiskey-related questions as well as give tips on how to build a collection at home.

Place: H2Hotel, 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA Fee: $50 Time: 1 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 433.7222 Web:

Wizzard of Oz at the Wells Fargo Center
Follow the Yellow Brick Road as you join in Dorothy’s adventures “over the rainbow” with the Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion and of course, the Wizard himself. Meet old friends and new in this wonderful fun-filled musical. Join us for Free Fun with Art one hour before every performance! Meet the performers face-to-face!

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Fee: $14 adult, $10 child Time: 2 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600 Web:

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 4/16/11-4/17/11
Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival
The 65th Annual Apple Blossom Parade is a delight for the entire family. Everything from school marching bands to dachshunds in costume will delight the youngest to the oldest. Sebastopol comes alive as the flower-adorned floats, high-stepping horses, march proudly down Main Street.

Place: Downtown Sebastopol and Festival at Ives Park/Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Bldg, 282 High St., Sebastopol. Fee: $10 general admission Time: Parade: Sat. 10 a.m Festival 1am. - 6 pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm Phone Number: (877) 828.4748 Web:

SUNDAY 4/17/11
Celebrate Earth Day with Green Valley
Ted Turner will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Celebrate Earth Day with Green Valley awareness and fundraising event held at Iron Horse Vineyards. There will be a walk around food and wine tasting, showcasing the spring releases from Green Valley.

Place: Iron Horse Winery, 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol, CA Fee: $65 Time: Call for information Phone Number: 707) 887.1507 Web:

Chardonnay and Croquet at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Please come join us for a relaxing game of croquet followed by a gourmet box lunch paired with our world class Chardonnay on our terrace. If you are looking for a unique, different and fun experience in the wine country, this is it! Call for reservations as space is limited to a maximum of 16 guests per Sunday. Be sure to wear your Whites!

Place: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 4401 Slusser Road, Windsor CA Fee: $25/$20 Wine Club Members Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 237.3489 Web:

Earth Day on Windsor Town Green
Live music, Sonoma County Bird Rescue Bird Show, Children's games and crafts, free valet bicycle parking, Spring produce and food at Windsor Farmers Market. Sponsored by Windsor Refuse & Recycling and Windsor Farmers Market

Place: Windsor Town Green Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 838.1260

Half marathon, 5 K Race
Come join us on a half a marathon 5 K Race up at Annadel State Park and then follow up the race with our 40th anniversary celebration.

Place: Spring Lake Park located from the Violetti Road entrance. Santa Rosa, CA
Fee: $7 parking fee Time: 8:00am - 10:00am Phone Number: 707-565-2041