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What's Up Sonoma County March 10

Pancake Breakfast PETALUMA, CA. ~ River Montessori will be holding it's Annual Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's in Petaluma. Please come out to support this charter elementary school by enjoying a delicious break- fast of pancakes, bacon, pota- toes, coffee & OJ. Hope to see you there! 8AM - 10 AM. Applebee's, 5301 Old Redwood Highway Petaluma.

River Montessori March 9

Volunteers learn about the plants, animals and cul- tural history of the Laguna and how to teach dynamic, hands-on environmental edu- cation activities for 2nd - 4th grade students. Then, teams of trained docents lead engag- ing classroom visits and field trips to Laguna Preserves for the Learning Laguna school program. 10am - 3pm. Info: 707-527-9277.

Naturalist at the Laguna Foundation

March 11 Become a

Revolutionary Island: Tales of Cuban History and Culture

SONOMA, CA. ~ The exhi- bition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is a profound and realistic assessment of revolutionary to present-day Cuba demonstrating passion with objects as diverse as paintings,

sculpture, humi-

dors and more. Through this dynamic

and diverse col-

lection viewers will see the passion for baseball, love of tobacco and a collection of historic documents that will illustrate the stories that make up the culture and history of this island of revolution. 11 am - 5pm. 551 Broadway Sonoma. $5. Info: 415-693-0583

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Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival

March 10

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ This annual festival offers a full day of music with some of the best in Americana, Bluegrass, Old Time & Folk. Five bands, workshops, jamming and more. Great food and bever- ages on site and within walk- ing distance in downtown Sebastopol. One low price for the entire day. Children 11 and under free with paying adult. Advance tickets available at Peoples' Music in Sebastopol & Last Record Store, Santa Rosa. Co-sponsored by the Sonoma County Folk Society & California Bluegrass Association. 1PM TO 8PM. Info: Mark or Colleen Hogan. Email: hogiemoon@comcast. net Phone: 707-829-8012

Redwood Empire Farmers' Market

March 20

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~Market: Local farmers, ranchers, and food purveyors come together in one place. Supporting local agriculture is good for you, the economy and the community. Santa Rosa Veterans Building Parking Lot, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa. 8:30am. TO 12pm. 707.237.5340


SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ The Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College presents a jazz concert by the Bennett Friedman Quartet on Friday, March 15, at 8 PM in


Auditorium on the SRJC campus.

Featured pianist for this concert will be Larry Dunlap. The San Francisco Chronicle has said of Larry: “One of the best pia- nists around—anywhere”, and called him a “remarkable and versatile accompanist”. Since 1983 he has served as pia- nist for the British diva Cleo Lane, and has appeared with Joe Williams, Gerry Mulligan and Art Farmer. Drummer David Rokeach will take time out from his busy schedule on the road to join the quar- tet for this concert.


has toured with Ray Charles and appeared on the Johnny Carson Show with the Doc Severinson Orchestra. He has also performed with Grammy winners Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Aaron Neville, and Joe Henderson, among others. Bassist Andrew Emer is a Sonoma County native who recently spent 10 years in New York performing with artists such as Lee Konitz,

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a

regular basis, try another choice. Steven D. Woodhull

The new SRJC Culinary Arts Center features a private dining room for group luncheon meetings of 25-60 guests.

You can reserve the room on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 11:30AM-2:30PM when school is in session.

For more information, call Betsy Fischer at 707-524-1758.

Culinary Arts

Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Arts Department 1670 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, California 14 • March 2013 • UPBEAT TIMES

Billy Higgins, and Donald Byrd. Saxophonist Bennett Friedman has performed at

the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the Russian River Jazz Festival.

He has been fea-

tured as a soloist with Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie

Cole, and Marvin

Gaye. Friedman has taught Jazz Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1977. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant for jazz composition. Admission to the event is $10 general and $5 for stu- dents and seniors. Proceeds from the concert benefit the SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund. The Santa Rosa Junior College is located at 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA. There is a $4 fee for parking on campus.

Brought to you by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of

Saturday, March 23 50th Anniversary Screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"

Commerce. Benefiting

the arts programs at Bodega Bay Elementary, Pastures Preschool, & Tomales Elementary. At Bodega Bay Grange, 12PM, 3:30PM & 7PM. Prizes for Best Tippi and Best

Hitchcock at the

7:00 show. Chamber President Phone: 707-347-9645. Email:

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. ~Dave Barry

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