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Weekend Round-Up: April, 22nd-24th

weekend round-up

Children’s Museum

2:00 p.m. | Crazy, Awesome Science! Each Friday afternoon, we’ll explore science. This program often includes a scientific demonstration followed by hands-on science for everyone. Check each week for specific  program.

Local Library Events

10:00 a.m. | Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries book sale at the Central Santa Rosa Library

10:00 a.m. | Post-It Poetry at the Petaluma Regional Library April is National Poetry Month.  Celebrate all month at the library by writing a poem at our Post-It Poetry Station.

Storytimes

10 a.m. | Rincon Valley Library Babytime (0-17 months)  6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

10:15 a.m.| Petaluma Library Toddler Storytime  100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952

10:30 a.m.| Healdsburg Library Wee Read Bilingual (0-3 years)  139 Piper St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

10:30 a.m.| Northwest Library Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

10:30 a.m.| Rohnert Park Library Preschool Storytime 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

11 a.m. | Petaluma Library Preschool Storytime 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952

11 a.m.| Barnes & Noble {Santa Rosa} Open story time, where the kids can choose the books. All ages welcome. Length of story-time determined by number of kids present.  700 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Special Events

11-3 p.m. | Earth Day at Safari West Earth Day observes and celebrates the environmental health of the Earth, emphasizing the need for a clean and healthy environment for all living things. This year on Earth Day, the lawn in front of the Amani Oasis aviary will be transformed. Kids at the planting tables will be learning about the basics and benefits of organic gardening as they plant their own vegetables and flowers in biodegradable starter cups. Alongside our lawn of learning, we’ll have safari treks departing every 45 minutes.

2:30-5:30 p.m. | HowEarth Day at Howarth Park It’s a celebration of our planet for the little ones! And what better place to spend Earth Day than in the beauty of Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park? Enjoy FREE activities and nature themed displays for children! K-Land attractions will also be open, so come enjoy Howarth Park’s train, carousel, or jump house for $2 per ticket or take advantage of the Earth Day Special, a $5 unlimited ride bracelet!

Children’s Museum

10:00 a.m. |  Art Spark Every Saturday morning, join us to explore different kinds of art making. From watercolor paints and printmaking, to felting and building cars. Each week brings a new way to create masterpieces–Make sure to stop by to see what we’re crafting!

Local Library Events

10:30 a.m. | Engineering for Kids (Ages 9-11) at the Healdsburg Regional Library Engineering for Kids Workshops presented by Northbay Engineering for Kids.  Sign up at the Library.  March 26thMechanical Engineering Workshops

11:00 a.m. | Gardening for Kids at the Sebastopol Regional Library Gardening Workshop for kids where they will learn basics of soil, planting and maintenance. This program provides lifelong skills to inspire health and community engagement.

Storytimes

10 a.m. | Roseland Library Bilingual Storytime (ages 0-1) 779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, CA95407

10:15 a.m. | Roseland Library Bilingual Storytime (ages 1-5) 779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa,CA 95407

10:00 a.m. | Sonoma County Children’s Museum Storytime: We’ll read together, add in some sound effects, and experience the fun of reading together. Come share a good book with us. 1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

11:00 a.m. | Pam Brown Storytime (Ages 2-6) at the Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library Enjoy stories, songs and crafting with storyteller Pam Brown at her monthly Saturday family storytime. This month’s theme is April Showers.For ages 2-6. FREE!

Special Events

9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Harvest for the Hungry Plant Sale We finance the Harvest Garden by holding one plant sale every spring. We offer thousands of organically grown  vegetables (heirloom tomatoes, squash, peppers, and eggplants), and flowering annuals and perennials (many are California natives). Our plant sale gives us a chance to share the Garden, educate people about organic growing techniques, habitat restoration, and water-wise gardening.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Flatbed Farm Spring Launch Party Come celebrate this new little farm in the Valley of the Moon, with Live Music, Local Arts, Crafts, and Food Show, Farm Tour, Spring Plant Sale, and good family fun!

10:00, 10:20, 10:40 & 11:00 a.m. | History Walking Tour, Santa Rosa Cemetary Experience the history and learn the stories of the people of Sonoma County and California during an 80 minute docent-led walk through this pioneer cemetery. Note that there are uneven surfaces and slopes. Meet at the Franklin Gate.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Butter & Egg Days Festival We will have music, family fun activities, a multitude of food vendors, beer gardens, arts & crafts booth, sampling and more in the A Street Parking lot on 4th St., on Western Avenue between Kentucky St. and Petaluma Blvd N., on B St. and on 2nd St.

11 a.m. | Butter & Egg Days Kids Parade Please join us to walk with the Petaluma Mothers Club Kids Parade. The festival theme this year is “All Aboard! Next Stop Petaluma,” celebrating railway history and the upcoming arrival of the SMART train. The kids’ parade goes from Walnut Park to the A Street Parking Lot. Please dress your children (and yourselves if you want!) in outfits that would be in line with the theme (overalls, bandanas, ect.). Kids are welcome to decorate and ride in wagons or strollers, on trikes, bikes, or scooters.Please RSVP so I have an idea of how many kids will be attending and can plan accordingly for goodies! I will be updating the event as we have more information and time gets nearer. Thank you!

12 p.m. | Butter & Egg Days Parade The parade celebrates all things Petaluma, the history and the stories we love to tell. This year the Parade will celebrate the arrival of the SMART Train in 2016, sharing stories of the impact railway had in shaping our hometown’s historic past and making it the place it is today. And looking toward the future, what the revival of a passenger train will mean to our hometown’s businesses, residents, schools, and nonprofits.

12 to 4 p.m. | Windsor Chili Cook-off Meet us at Market Street at the Windsor Town Green. Tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under are free. Admission includes 23 servings of delicious, homemade chili and a chunk of Costeaux Bakerys 6-ft. corn bread.

12 p.m.-4 p.m. | OnStage at Courthouse Square Join Santa Rosa for our 7th Annual Earth Day Festival Downtown. This fun, FREE, and family-friendly Festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great food, live performances OnStage at Courthouse Square, local and earth friendly products, and eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids.

1 p.m. | Babywearing Meeting at Santa Rosa Birth Center Join us for our Saturday babywearing meeting. Bring your own carriers and/or try something new from our learning library! All caregivers and their families are welcome!

10:30 a.m. | Bubble Science 101 Led by retired scientist Professor Ron Schultz, families will explore bubble-making together. This fun program generates gigantic bubbles and huge smiles – plus you’ll leave with information on how to create the same bubbles at home.  Bubble Science 101 lets people of all ages make giant soap bubbles that can get as big as a car! Join us each Sunday in Mary’s Garden for Bubble Science, weather-permitting.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Petaluma Spring Antique Fair Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area can browse and shop the Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair. “The Bay Area’s Premier Antique Center,” Historic Downtown Petaluma will transform into an antique marketplace. – See more at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/petaluma-spring-antique-faire#sthash.mJjDJTJg.dpuf

A Spring destash of all your unused clothes and accessories.

1 p.m. | Spring Babies & Mama’s Clothing Swap Swap It Sonoma County $0-5-10 sliding scale per family +bag of items to add to the swap
(Your donation assures these swaps can keep happening. No one turned away for lack of funds.) Swapping good quality clothing for babies newborn-3T & Women’s all sizes. Accessories, small toys, and books are also welcome. We will only be accepting clean clothes with no holes/stains and all accessories & toys need to be in good working order with no missing pieces.

Sonoma Certified Farmers Market

Fridays 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers’ Market has been serving the Sonoma City public with certified produce and selected “guest’ vendor’s products since 1985, and under the same management since 1987. Because of its astute and consistent Market Management, it has been often cited as :”the best market in Sonoma County.”

Rohnert Park Farmers Market

Fridays 1:00 p.m.-5 p.m. | Come for lunch shop for dinner. You can plan on seeing your some of your favorite vendors and some new vendors too! We will be adding more vendors over the next few weeks so come back often to see what’s new.

Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Established in 1967, we are open year-round two days each week (Saturdays and Wednesdays) rain or shine!  Come on down to the market and meet the farmers and ranchers who proudly grow and raise the food you eat.  If you want to know about the food you eat, ask the people who grow it.  The Santa Rosa Farmers Market was among the first in the state to become a certified market.  The market prides itself on showcasing the diversity of Sonoma County.

West End Farmer’s Market

Sundays 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | The WEFM is located in Historic Railroad Square. The Market was created by an eclectic group of visionaries who wanted to create a unique farmers market that would support local agriculture and the economic vitality of local farms and small businesses while furthering the economic development of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.

Windsor Certified Farmer’s Market

Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | “Sonoma Counties most creative and energetic market” with spectacular special events each month, Chef Demonstrations the 2nd Sunday of each month and Kidz Dig It Club, Chef Demonstrations for Kids on the 4th Sunday of each month. Windsor Market offers the best in local produce, preserved foods, meats, fish, cheeses and baked goods. Windsor Farmers Market is also a great place to eat local, stop in for a cinnamon roll or breakfast burrito from Flour Creations and eat on the Green at our “Sit a Spell Cafe”. Grab some fish or duck tacos for lunch and peruse the local artist and crafters booths or listen to some music from local acoustic musicians. The Windsor Farmers Market is a FREE Event with lot’s of FUN to be had for the whole family!

Sebastapol Farmer’s Market

Sundays 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Each town’s farmers’ market has its own personality. There is the upscale and neat, the large one-size fits all, and everything in between, and then there is the Zen market in Sebastopol. Things just seem to fall together perfectly for a kaleidoscopic variety of produce, products, philosophy and people.

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