What’s up this week
This Week July 16 – 22
Indulge in some Brazilian dancing at the Dhyana Loft in Sebastopol Monday (7/16) with Tika Morgan & Kim Atkinson from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 -25 The lesson includes some of Brazil’s most loved cultural dances-from the sacred to the celebratory-including Afro-Brazilian, Folklorico and Samba as well as a introduction to the Silvestre Dance Technique.The loft is at 186 N. Main St., in Sebastopol on the 2nd floor.
Learn to make your own skin care products at the Sebastopol grange Hall on Tuesday (7/17) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Transitions is holding a “reskilling” workshop that will send you home with your own lotions and lip balms. The cost of the workshop is $10 to $20 on a sliding scale. The Grange Hall is at 6000 Highway 12.
Fukushima Never Again, a documentary will be shown at the Sebastopol Grange Hall Wednesday, (7/18) at 7 p.m. The film is about the radiation releases from the damaged nuclear plants in Japan after the tsunami last year and the subsequent cover-up by the government and the corporation that owns the plants. Immediately after the film, the audience will have the opportunity to hear about the current situation in Japan, and ask questions of guest speaker Chieko Shiina. Founder of Fukushima Women Against Nuclear Power. The cost is $5 to $20 on a sliding scale. The Grange Hall is at 6000 Highway 12. For more information go to FukushimaResponse.org.
Laguna Center is holding an Open House Thursday (7/19) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be guided walks and other activities to introduce the public to the Laguna and Stone Farm. No pets (except service animals). The gathering is at the corner of Sanford and Occidental Roads in Sebastopol. For more information write email@example.com
On Thursday (7/20) Sebastopol Senior Center is going on a day trip and holding a potluck picnic at Armstrong Woods. They are leaving the center at 11:15 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish to share and the center will provide the chicken. The cost is $10. Call 829-2440 to reserve your space.
Science Buzz Café brings Richard Ely “the geology dude” to speak about The Climate History of the Earth to the French Garden restaurant Thursday (7/19) at 7 p.m. $4. For more information go to scincebuzzcafe.org The restaurant is at 8050m Bodega Ave., Sebastopol.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is holding the next film showing in the Best of the Fest series. The film Trash Dance happens Thursday (7/20) at 7 p.m. The cost is $10. The center is located at 6780 Depot St. in Sebastopol. For more information go to sebarts.org
A world champion is coming to the docks at Spud Point Marina on Saturday (7/21) Erden Eruc who left from the docks in 2007 to begin a human powered circumnavigation of the world will ride up on his bike to complete the epic journey that involved rowing three oceans including a year long row across the Pacific, bicycling and hiking three continents and claiming many world records on the way. His journey also raised funds for schools in Nepal, Turkey and Africa and inspired school children all over the world. The exact time of his arrival is to be announced. Be on the docks to see history being made. Call Spud Point Marina 875-3535 closer to the date for exact times.
Landpaths is holding a stewardship day at Carrington Ranch at the corner of Coleman Valley Rd. and Highway 1 in Bodega Bay on Saturday (7/21) from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. To register go to landpaths.org
Laura Lind, Sonoma County’s melodic autoharpist and Sylvia Tepper, blues artist, are playing a benefit concert for Main Stage West Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday (7/21). Tickets are $15 to $40 on a sliding scale and all proceeds go to Main Stage West. The Theater is at the corner of Bodega Ave. and Main St. For tickets go to mainbstagewest.com
On Sunday (7/22) Occidental Center for the Arts present Sun Belle and Jan Emerson of Bell the Cat, as part of the Local Talent series at 4 p.m. Listen to indie, blues, roots rock, alternative, pop, adult contemporary, out & proud, folk rock, earth rock, country rock, and tongue-in-cheek humorous musical stories. Admission is just $5. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental.