What’s happening this week
Sebastopol Senior Center is holding its August birthday party for all those born this month on Tuesday, (8/7) at 12:30. Come in for cake, fun and festivities. Those wishing to come early and purchase lunch before the party can call 829-2440 to reserve a place. The center is at 267 N. High St.
“Body of Art” is the name of an art exhibit that celebrates the human body and it opens Friday (8/10) with an artists’ reception at Occidental Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m. Free. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental. Go to www.occidentalcenterforthearts.com for more information.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is showing the films “Girl Model” and “Unfinished Spaces”as part of its Best of the Fest series on Friday (8/10) at 7 p.m. The center is at 6780 Depot St. $10 admission.
Women in Wine is the theme of the winemakers’ dinner series at the Inn at the Tides in Bodega Bay. On Friday (8/10) Occidental’s own winemaker Marimar Torres will be pouring wine from Marimar Estate. Cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7 p.m. The dinners are $99 plus tax and gratuity. Call (800)541-7788 to make reservations. Inn at the Tides is at 800 Highway 1.
Sebastopol celebrates its unique Gravenstein apple with a festival at Ragle Park Saturday and Sunday (8/11 and 8/12) It runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There are bands galore, activities for kids, crafts, all sorts of food booths, and, of course, everything apple. There are apple peeling contests, apple pie baking contests, apple tastings and more. $12 adults, $10 seniors, students and adult bikers in the Tour d’Organics, $8 student or senior bikers, $5 youth. Discounted online advance purchases:.$10 adults,| $8 seniors, students and adult bikers, $6 student or senior bikers, $3 youth. Advanced tickets at brownpapertickets.com
Tour d’Organics, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center’s tasty and healthy bike event that takes cyclists to local organic farms and ends with a vegan meal. Advanced registration required. Go to seb.org to get registration details.
On Sunday (8/12) Occidental Center for the Arts hosts the book launching of author Stephanie Marohn with her work What the Animals Taught Me: Stories of Love and Healing from a Farm Animal Sanctuary. There are refreshments and beverages will be on sale. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. It’s 4 to 6 p.m. and the center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court. Call 874-9392 for information.