What’s up this week
On Tuesday (11/27) there will be a workshop on conflict resolution at the Sebastopol Senior Center at 2 p.m. It is free. The center is at 167 N. High St. Call 829-2440 for information. Could come in handy for family holiday dinners.
On Friday (11/30) at 8 -.m. the Occidental Community Choir opens its landmark 35th winter season with a concert “Around This Table” at the Occidental Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 general, $13 for seniors, children 12 and under free. The choir will also perform Saturday (12/1) at 8 p.m. and Sunday (12/2)will perform a matinee at 3 p.m. and will add a children’s sing-along.The concert includes a wide variety of music from “Hanukkah Gospel,” to Woody Guthrie, to the soaring polyphonies of the Baroque, to home-cooked favorites “Shabaikai” (a look back at the Russian River of our forebears) and “Steamed Rice” (a musical interpretation of a six-course meal at a Chinese restaurant). Tickets can be purchased in advance at occidentalchoir.org or at the door. But be warned, it has often been a sell-out in the past. For more information, call 707-874-8622 or visit www.occidentalchoir.org.
Sebastopol Library brings a free jazz concert to town Saturday (12/1) at 2 p.m. when the Jim Adams Duo performs. The library is at the corner of Bodega Ave. and High St.
On Saturday the Italian Federation will be serving up a ravioli dinner at St. Sebastian’s Church on Covert Lane in Sebastopol at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 for kids aged 6 – 12, free to the littler ones. Reservation only and you can reserve by calling 527-1021.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is holding its holiday ceramics sale Saturday (12/1) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can buy one of a kind gifts at the center’s new location in the old Sebastopol Veteran’s Memorial Building on High St. Proceeds from the sale will go towards buying a new kiln for the center. Call 829-4797 for more information.
Bijoux of Sebastopol is holding its annual open house and holiday sale on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The sale features the work of six artists and artisans: necklaces and bracelets by Barbara Harris; ceramics by Naomi Lasley, felt with fiber by Jonatha Foli; hats and tiaras by Annie Roberts; papier-mache sconces and painted shoes by Paula Strother, and beaded bracelets by Pat O’Connell. Bijoux is at 583 Harrison St. Call 326-6874 for more information.
On Sunday (12/2) Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Department is taking advantage of the crab season to hold its annual All You Can Eat Crab Feed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Along with the crab there will be salad, pasta and French bread. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be on sale. You can only get your hands and mouth on the Dungeness if you order presale tickets. You can buy them at the Valley Ford Post Office or Valley Ford Market or send for them from VFVFD, POB 327, Valley Ford, CA 94972. Adults are $40, kids 6-12 $20 and the littlest ones are free. The feed happens at the old Valley Ford School at 14355 School Rd. in Valley Ford.
On Sunday (12/2) you can loosen up your pipes at a rehearsal for the Sing-Along Messiah in Sebastopol in the Fireside Room at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at 4 p.m.. While rehearsing isn’t required for the Dec. 8 annual event, those who want to can get some pointers. The center is in the Vets Building on High St. in Sebastopol. Call 829-4797 for more information.
Radiant Being is holding a poetry, story, music workshop Sunday (12/2) from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is $35 on a sliding scale. Radiant Being is at 6741 Sebastopol Ave. (Next to Coffee Catz). Call 824-0340 for more information.