What’s happening this week
You can earn a permit to hike in Willow Creek Park just by attending a one hour docent led walk through the pristine coastal ridge area to learn about its resources and how to protect them. Landpaths is offering an orientation walk Tuesday (8/28) from 11 a.m. to noon. It’s free, just register at Landpaths.org
Sebastopol Senior Center begins a history class Wednesday (8/27) that focuses on the fall of the Soviet Union. It’s at 2:30 p.m. and costs $6 per class. Call 829-2440 to sign up. The center is at 167 N. High St., Sebastopol.
The California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville is holding a three hour class on Chinese healing herbs on Thursday (8/30) from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 – $40 on a sliding scale and Shad Reinstein is the teacher. The school is at 9309 Highway 116. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-887-7457. For more information go to cshs.com
There will be a free two-hour introduction to the Ayurveda healing arts at the4 dyhana Center Loft at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (8/30). The loft is at Ste 250(second floor) 186 North Main St., Sebastopol. Go to dyhanacenter.com for more information.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts continues its Best of the Fest film series with the film Pit No. 8 on Friday (8/31) at 7 p.m. The cost is $10. The center is at 6780 Depot St. in Sebastopol. Call 8294797 for more
Landpaths is holding an outdoor photography class at the Carrington Ranch on the Sonoma Coast on Saturday (9/1) from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Learn how to capture the coastal sunset from Kevin Walters. It’s free. Register at landpaths.org where you will also find more detailed information.
On Saturday (9/1) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madrone Audubon Society is leading the way at Bodega Bay. Come explore one of Sonoma County’s richest bird areas. From the center of the town of drive north on Highway 1. Turn left at East Shore Road (the Bodega Head turnoff), turn right at the stop sign, and continue 0.3 mile to the unpaved parking lot on the right. Bring lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders: Bill Doyle, 483-8773 and Ken Wilson, 665-5127.
The Ladies Guild of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Bodega is holding a pancake breakfast to raise money to restore and maintain Sonoma County’s oldest church. The flapjacks will be flippin’ on Sunday (9/2) from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Adults $10, kids under 12 $5. It happens at McCaughey Hall (the old fire house) on Highway 1 in the heart of Bodega.
Tomales Founders’ Day is Sunday (9/2) and Tomales is a town that knows how to throw a party. From 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Tomales Town Park there will be four live bands playing. The Mighty Groove, Wagon, Randy and the Special Agents, and the Hillwilliams will take turns on the stage. There will be lots food for sale: barbecue, artisan sausages, Indian food, tamales, pork ribs, paella, and oysters. To wash it down there will be fine wines, microbrew beer and local cider. There will be craft booths, and lots of activities for kids. Admission is free, so come join the fun.