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Monday, April 24, 2017Educational

NVC Non Violent Communication

Living from our head supports access to internal voices that can be critical. These self-judgments increase stress, fear, doubt, and even depression.  Alternatively, living from our heart supports self-connection, love, clarity about our needs, and connection with others. Come explore ways to live from your heart-especially when under attack.

- Reduce conflict in your relationships     - Release shame, guilt & depression

- Express yourself clearly & authentically  – Make decisions with ease & grace

 

Your facilitator, Terri Moon M.S. graduated from the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Leadership Program in 2005, has taught NVC on four continents around the world, and has facilitated this format regularly since 1996. Terri offers trainings, mediation, and coaching in person and via Skype, and has offered healing in a wide variety of forms since 1987. 


When:
Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

Jupiter Moon Art

507 S Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472

For More Info:
Terri Moon
707-709-8574
moon900@sonic.net
terrimoon.com

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Thursday, April 27, 2017Educational

Reimagining Nature: The Development of Ecological Consciousn


Reimagining Nature: The Development of Ecological Consciousness in the U.S. Presentation with Dr. John Smihula
Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:30pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 (non-refundable).  Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org


"What is the future of environmentalism?” is an urgent question today—and we will address it, as we must. But our focus will be on the past of environmentalism. It did not originate with the founding of the nation, nor did it suddenly burst on the scene with the first Earth Day in 1970; rather, it developed, despite formidable obstacles, as a movement and moral imperative, over time, beginning in the early 19th century and reaching its zenith with the mass of environmental and consumer protection legislation passed in the 1960s and ‘70s. Thus this talk tries to explain, ecologically, why we are where we are. Accordingly, we will contextualize American environmentalism, and its successes and failures, cross-culturally and internationally by considering European antecedents, Native American traditions, and the biocentric perspective of Eastern philosophy. The talk will feature art, poetry, music, a clip from a classic Western film, and a special guest appearance by Godzilla.

John Smihula has a Ph.D. in English Literature and taught literature, film, composition, ESL, and humanities for twenty years at several institutions, primarily the University of Nevada, Reno. A central interest has been ecocriticism and environmental literature, particularly the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey, and Gary Snyder. Dr. Smihula has also worked as a counselor to at-risk youth and to adults in the mental health system in New York and San Francisco, co-shot an ethnological documentary on art and ritual in Melanesia, and produced and directed an award-winning political documentary about the School of the Americas and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org   
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Thursday, April 27, 2017Educational

The Development of Ecological Consciousness in the U.S.


Reimagining Nature: The Development of Ecological Consciousness in the U.S. Presentation with Dr. John Smihula
Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:30pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 (non-refundable).  Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org


"What is the future of environmentalism?” is an urgent question today—and we will address it, as we must. But our focus will be on the past of environmentalism. It did not originate with the founding of the nation, nor did it suddenly burst on the scene with the first Earth Day in 1970; rather, it developed, despite formidable obstacles, as a movement and moral imperative, over time, beginning in the early 19th century and reaching its zenith with the mass of environmental and consumer protection legislation passed in the 1960s and ‘70s. Thus this talk tries to explain, ecologically, why we are where we are. Accordingly, we will contextualize American environmentalism, and its successes and failures, cross-culturally and internationally by considering European antecedents, Native American traditions, and the biocentric perspective of Eastern philosophy. The talk will feature art, poetry, music, a clip from a classic Western film, and a special guest appearance by Godzilla.

John Smihula has a Ph.D. in English Literature and taught literature, film, composition, ESL, and humanities for twenty years at several institutions, primarily the University of Nevada, Reno. A central interest has been ecocriticism and environmental literature, particularly the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey, and Gary Snyder. Dr. Smihula has also worked as a counselor to at-risk youth and to adults in the mental health system in New York and San Francisco, co-shot an ethnological documentary on art and ritual in Melanesia, and produced and directed an award-winning political documentary about the School of the Americas and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org   
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Saturday, April 29, 2017Food & Wine

Spring Tour: Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies

Spring Tour: Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies

Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice.

Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases.

Most of the stops are FREE. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure!


When:
from Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:00 AM
thru Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:00 AM
Where:

Various locations around Sonoma County

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Saturday, April 29, 2017Educational

The Watersheds Walk

 Join Sebastopol Walks for a walk exploring the geography and history of Sebastopol's watersheds. We'll meet at the downtown plaza at 9:00 a.m. and will return by noon. The pace will be moderate with numerous stops.

Bring snacks, water, good walking shoes, and rain gear for light rain, if forecast. Heavy rain cancels.

Leaders: Geoffrey Skinner & Joan Schwan, biologist 


When:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:

 Meet at the downtown plaza in Sebastopol

For More Info:
Kathy Oetinger
707 823-9807
backroad@sonic.net

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Saturday, April 29, 2017Kids & Families

Celebrate Day of the Child/Dia Del Niño with Fun, Family-Fri


Celebrate Day of the Child/Dia Del Niño with
Fun, Family-Friendly Outdoor Experiences at the Laguna!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11am-3pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free! No reservations necessary. For more information: www.lagunafoundation.org

Bring the whole family for fun, hands-on activities about wetlands and the plants and animals of the Laguna watershed. Join us for pond water explorations, bird watching, field journaling, weaving with plant fibers, nature games and crawling through a living willow tree tunnel in the nature playground! Picnic tables available.

This event is sponsored by SEEC, the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative. Twelve wonderful sites around Sonoma County will be open for families to get outside and enjoy nature together. Visit the SEEC website to see all the special sites and organizations participating around the county. 

End the day with a free concert by the amazing Zun Zun at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center from 4pm to 5:30pm. 
The goal of SEEC’s Day of the Child/ Dia Del NiÑo event is to connect all of community’s diverse local families with the vast outdoor recreation and education opportunities of our great County. Our area has so much to offer, we hope this day will expose folks to new areas to explore. It will be a fabulous day to have fun with your kids and get outside!
 
For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Christine Fontaine, Director of Education Programs, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 102, christine@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Monday, May 01, 2017Educational

NVC Non Violent Communication Introductory Talk

Living from our head supports access to internal voices that can be critical. These self-judgments increase stress, fear, doubt, and even depression. Alternatively, living from our heart supports self-connection, love, clarity about our needs, and connection with others. Come explore ways to live from your heart-especially when under attack.

- Reduce conflict in your relationships - Release shame, guilt & depression
- Express yourself clearly & authentically – Make decisions with ease & grace

Your facilitator, Terri Moon M.S. graduated from the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Leadership Program in 2005, has taught NVC on four continents around the world, and has facilitated this format regularly since 1996. Terri offers trainings, mediation, and coaching in person and via Skype, and has offered healing in a wide variety of forms since 1987.

When:
Monday, May 01, 2017 3:30 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

Jupiter Moon Art

Mid Town Sebastopol

507 S Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472

 

For More Info:
Terri Moon
707-709-8574
moon900@sonic.net
terrimoon.com

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Friday, May 05, 2017Food & Wine

First Friday at Fog Crest Vineyard

Join us at the tasting room for First Friday - a celebration of food, wine, friends and the bounty of Sonoma County. 

This month's guest food truck is Canevari's Italian:

MENU:

Mediterranean Arugula Salad - Feta cheese, olives, red onion, grape tomatoes, cucumber, pine nuts and Balsamic dressing

Jumbo Meatball Marinara

Eggplant Parmesan

Creamy Mushroom Polenta

Garlic Ciabatta Rolls

Food and wine available for purchase. 

Please no outside food or beverages.

Reservations recommended: RSVP to info@FogCrestVineyard.com

When:
Friday, May 05, 2017 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Fog Crest Vineyard

 7602 Occidental Rd. Sebastopol, CA, 95472
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Saturday, May 06, 2017Educational

Writing the Watershed: Workshop with Elizabeth Herron

Writing the Watershed: Workshop with Elizabeth Herron
Cost: $85. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org


Whether you consider yourself a writer or simply enjoy putting words down in a journal or naturalist’s notebook, if you are interested in a deeper connection to our Sonoma County landscape, this writing workshop is open to you. We will start with a centering exercise and end with a closing circle. In between, Elizabeth will talk about the craft of writing, there will be writing exercises, time outside in the paradise of the Laguna in spring, and time to share our writing with each other. Participants will strengthen their engagement with the watershed and practice grounding their writing in the details of the natural world. Whether you write prose or poetry, this workshop will give you a more intimate experience of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and an opportunity to improve your writing skills.

Elizabeth Carothers Herron spent her childhood rambling woods, fields and shorelines, and grew up loving the outdoors. When the Dunsmuir Spill was reported in 1991, she felt called to witness the disaster. (“It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez or the Cuyahoga River, it was our river, right here.”) She walked the banks of the Sacramento River where 19,000 gallons of metam sodium had seared the riparian corridor and killed everything in the water from Cantara Loop to Lake Shasta. For the next ten years, her writing centered almost entirely on ecological subjects; and she developed and taught, Ecological Identity, the first Arts & Humanities GE course in ecology at SSU. Elizabeth is the author of four poetry chapbooks, a book of short fiction, and articles on art and ecology. Her poems appear most recently in over a dozen literary magazines, including Arroyo, West Marin Review, Lindenwood, Free State Review and Reflections. Her prose has been published in Ions, Orion, Parabola, Jung Journal and currently Center for Humans & Nature’s “Questions for a Resilient Future”. She lives on the hem of the Atascadero in the Russian River watershed.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org 
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org 

When:
Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:00 AM thru 04:30 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Sunday, May 07, 2017Educational

Nestward Migration: Delta Pond Rookery Walks


Nestward Migration: Delta Pond Rookery Walks
Docent-led walks to visit a Double-crested Cormorant nesting site
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Choose your start time: 8:00am OR 9:00am
Meeting location emailed upon registration (West Santa Rosa) 
Cost: $15. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org


Join the fun of this annual trek to the Double-crested Cormorant nesting site on the banks of the Laguna. By May 7 we will likely see everything from courtship displays, nest building, egg-sitting, and maybe even peek-in on chicks while watching parents hustle to keep up with hungry mouths to feed. All the sights and sounds of the rookery are exciting! Other possible treats include sightings of American White Pelicans, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, and many other birds of prey. Bring friends and family out for a joyful morning experience! This event benefiting the Learning Laguna bus scholarship program is always a sell-out so register early! 

Plan to spend 2.5 hours walking and birdwatching. Approximately 3-mile walk over flat, uneven terrain. Full details emailed upon registration.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org 
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org 


When:
Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center

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Sunday, May 07, 2017Art & Galleries

Collage Creations for Beginners & Beyond

  • Barbara will share techniques for "painting" with paper that you would normally just throw away! Instead, she will show you how to use them to create art. A lovely gift may arise for your - self or just in time to use for a Mother's Day gift. Give yourself time to have FUN! No experience necessary. Beginners welcome. All you have to do is arrive, the rest HAPPENS. 
    The instructions and material cost is $30.00 
    Please register with Barbara at Barbara-Goodman@comcast.net

When:
Sunday, May 07, 2017 1:30 PM thru 03:30 PM
Where:

Jupiter Moon Art & Goods

Mid Town Sebastopol

507 S Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472 

For More Info:
Barbara Goodman
707-634-6304
barbaragoodman@comcast.net

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Monday, May 08, 2017Art & Galleries

Create a Simple Stitch Sketchbook

Come and learn the basics of constructing your 
Own handmade journal or sketchbook.

The art of bookmaking opens many doors to new creativity and makes a beautifully personal 
resource for growth and development in your 
writing or sketching practice

You will leave this workshop with a 
finished simple stitch book.
Age 8 up welcome

. . . And the knowledge to expand this art form into your own creative practice 

$35.00 All Materials Included

Please RSVP here or call 707-634-6304


When:
Monday, May 08, 2017 1:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:

Jupiter Moon Art & Goods

Mid Town Sebastopol

507 S Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472

707-634-6304 

For More Info:
Marie
707-634-6304
jupitermoonart@gmail.com

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers
  Volunteer with West County Health Centers. Opportunities include health center hosts, community outreach (homeless outreach, food pantries and education), administrative support, and event support. Get involved with your community today. Please contact Rebecca with any questions.

When:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:
 

West County Health Centers Administration Conference Room

14045 Mills Street

Guerneville, CA 95446 

For More Info:
Rebecca Howell
707-823-3204 Ext. 6453
rhowell@wchealth.org
wchealth.org

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Friday, May 12, 2017Other...

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" At the Drive-In

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" At the Drive-In
AVFS BRINGS BACK THE DRIVE-IN MOVIE!

WHEN: Friday, May 12th - Gates open at 6:30PM | Movie starts at 8:15PM

WHERE: Citrus Fair Fairgrounds in Cloverdale

WHAT: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) Directed by Don Siegel 

*CARS (Fill 'er up!): $50
*INDIVIDUALs: $15
****Proceeds go directly into educational programming

WHO : Food and drink available for purchase: Pick's Drive In Cloverdale,Abbie's Taqueria, and Flour Girl, PLUS wine and beer from the AVFS cellar!

Limited number of tickets available;
prices go up $5 (individuals)/$10 (cars) at the door.
AVFS Members enjoy discounted tickets!

No outside food or drinks allowed. All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

When:
Friday, May 12, 2017 6:30 PM thru 10:30 PM
Where:

Cloverdale Citrus Fair

1 Citrus Fair Dr.

Cloverdale, CA 95425 

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Saturday, May 13, 2017Kids & Families

Native Plant Sale and Open House


Native Plant Sale and Open House
Saturday, May 13, 10:00am-4:00pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
FREE (donations gratefully accepted). No RSVP required for the Open House.
For more information: www.lagunafoundation.org


Stop by the Laguna Environmental Center for this special Saturday Open House, celebrating spring and our native plant garden. We will have fun and engaging activities for all ages. Enjoy the Children’s Playscape with your family. Look for Bald Eagles through the binoculars or watch nesting Bluebirds through the spotting scope. Try your hand at weaving a tule “fish,” or create a leaf-rubbing to take home. Our Laguna Guides and Docents will be on hand to show you around the native plant garden or give you a tour of historic Stone Farm. It will be a great opportunity to see the newest Heron Hall exhibit, “FAUNA” Paintings and Mosaics by Stacey Schuett and to visit our natural history and Laguna-oriented gift shop. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the views from our picnic tables outside Heron Hall.  

Our friends with the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will also be here selling native plants as part of the Sonoma County and North Marin “Eco-Friendly Garden Tour.” Learn about water-saving and wildlife-supporting native plants. Buy a few to take home, thereby supporting our local California Native Plant Society chapter while nurturing local wildlife habitat in your own backyard!

 
For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org 
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org 

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, 
and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.


When:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Saturday, May 13, 2017Art & Galleries

LOVEleigh PoP Up Boutique for a worthy cause

This pop-up will feature the ethical fashion collective LOVEleigh Designs, who specializes in unique women's clothing, jewelry, swimwear & much more.

Based in Mexico, LOVEleighs owner Morgan Leigh works hard to curate an incredible rare collection, of not only her own handmade designs, but also pieces from 25 artisans from across the world who have create pieces of art (but affordable too!) Every piece has a story and helps give back to those in developing countries including a women's collective in Mexico (teaching underprivileged women how to sew & speak English) & a children's kitchen (also in Mexico, feeding 300+ children daily).

Come out and help us, help those in need! Incredible one of a kind Pop Up experience! For any questions contact: 634-6304

When:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

 Jupiter Moon Art & Goods

Mid Town Sebastopol

507 S Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472

707-634-6304 

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Thursday, May 18, 2017Theatre

From Both Hips

From Both Hips

THE AMERICAN PREMIERE

By Mark O’Rowe

Paul has been accidentally shot in the hip by a policeman. Back from hospital he is overcome with feelings of bitterness and self-pity. Determined to exact revenge upon his shooter, he sets out on a quest to find him. However, when the policeman in question appears with an apology, a gun and an extraordinary proposition, Paul is faced with a difficult choice.

“A black comedy revenge drama”


When:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

Main Stage West

104 North Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472

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Friday, May 19, 2017Educational

Spring Fling: A Hike and Picnic in the Wilds of the Laguna!

Spring Fling: A Hike and Picnic in the Wilds of the Laguna! 
Laguna de Santa Rosa - Past, Present, and Future
Natural History Talk and Walk with Denise Cadman 
Friday, May 19, 5:30-8:30pm
Beginning at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Suitable for all ages. Families welcome. FREE. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org

Join us for a walk on the wild side. You’ll learn a little about the City of Santa Rosa’s recycled water program on a working farm (Stone Farm, home of the Laguna Environmental Center). Then, we will carpool to and explore the 100 acre natural area on the City’s Alpha Farm, enjoying the last beautiful hours before sunset. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the bank of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Our walk will be casual, stopping to talk and looking for wildlife. We will make our way back just before it gets dark and should arrive back to the Laguna Environmental Center by 8:30pm.

The Laguna is a 254 square mile watershed with over 50 named creeks draining the Santa Rosa plain from Windsor to Forestville. The Laguna is a mosaic of habitats with a high species biodiversity, with endemic and rare species. Management is complicated by a history of altering ecosystem function and diverse land use today, including the majority of Sonoma County’s population. This talk will focus on why the health of the Laguna is important and projects that are helping to improve it.

Denise Cadman is the Environmental Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa. This position involves managing 1,500 acres of irrigated and natural area land in the Laguna de Santa Rosa; planting creek corridors, removing invasive species, conducting studies and performing long-term surveys on plants, birds and mammals. An education program compliments these efforts. Denise grew up in the wilds of Rincon Valley and received her BA, secondary teaching credential and MA from the biology department of Sonoma State University. She teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College as an adjunct faculty member in the Life Science Department in addition to working for the City of Santa Rosa and she and her husband operate a draft horse powered family farm in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Denise attributes her career in natural resource management to a love of bird watching.

This free program is made possible through a partnership between the Laguna Foundation, LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. It is funded through a quarter-cent sales tax that was voted in by the residents of Sonoma County.

For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org 
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org 


When:
Friday, May 19, 2017 5:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Beginning at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Friday, May 19, 2017Theatre

From Both Hips

From Both Hips

THE AMERICAN PREMIERE

By Mark O’Rowe

Paul has been accidentally shot in the hip by a policeman. Back from hospital he is overcome with feelings of bitterness and self-pity. Determined to exact revenge upon his shooter, he sets out on a quest to find him. However, when the policeman in question appears with an apology, a gun and an extraordinary proposition, Paul is faced with a difficult choice.

“A black comedy revenge drama”


When:
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

Main Stage West

104 North Main Street

Sebastopol CA 95472

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Saturday, May 20, 2017Art & Galleries

"FAUNA" Paintings and Mosaics by Stacey Schuett

NEW Heron Hall Art Exhibit
"FAUNA" Paintings and Mosaics by Stacey Schuett
On display May 5 through August 29, 2017
Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Opening Reception Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:00-5:00pm
FREE. No RSVP necessary. Light snacks provided.
Artist Statement - “I’ve always been drawn to using animals and insects as subjects, for their form and grace and contrast. I mostly make pieces about local wildlife, creatures in our area or nearby. Living near the diversity of the Laguna de Santa Rosa is especially fortunate for me – endless subject matter! Life here is fully present every moment, much of it hidden and secretive, seen and unseen. It’s easy to be aware of how many of us of different species overlap and occupy the same space.” 

“Making my pieces on wooden rigid panels helps with the crackle process, and with the aged, sometimes ancient feel. Building up texture and wearing it away again gives the appearance of roughening that comes with natural aging. I use a number of different materials that often do surprising things, and I find I can’t control everything; chance insists on happening. In the mosaics, I make the tiles myself with some aim of controlling variations of color, but the technique itself is a little awkward, given to flaws and imperfections. I like the flaws. They’re reminders of the beauty of the imperfect, and the fact that all of nature is a work continually in progress. So, being reminded daily, I try to have my pieces reflect a sense of time passing, with a bit of wonder at all the mysteries involved.”

Heron Hall Art Gallery
Reward yourself by visiting this beautiful exhibit in Heron Hall. Heron Hall is located at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.), Santa Rosa, CA 95401. The Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, but because of the variety of hall uses during the week, please call ahead to make sure you can view the art (707-527-9277, x107). Another great time to view the art exhibit is during our occasional special Saturday Open Houses from 10am-3pm. They are FREE and open to the public. Details here. Proceeds of art sales benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Upcoming Exhibit
"Natural Juxtaposition" Photographs by Dave Strauss, on display September 1, 2017 through January 4, 2018. Opening reception Saturday September 16, 2017, 3:00-5:00pm.

For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org,
The Heron Hall Art Exhibits Webpage http://www.lagunafoundation.org/learning_art-exhibits.html
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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