“Chicago” and Cookies, Wild Mushrooms and Wine

Raven Players’ most popular production ends Sunday, and that’s not all!


Friday through Sunday will be the final weekend for “Chicago: The Musical” at the Raven Theater. This has been a very popular show, for good reason: good music, singing, dancing, costumes, acting and action. Performances are at 8 on Friday and Saturday, Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets at the box office or Copperfield’s Books.

Starting Friday at the Raven Film Center is “This Means War,” a CIA thriller-romantic triangle with Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. Continuing will be another date-night movie, “The Vow," plus two Oscar-nominated films, “The Artist” and “Hugo.”

Saturday, get your woo-woo on at A Bean Affair with a drop-in Tarot reading from Christeen Fischer from 2 – 4 p.m. This will be the first such free reading at the popular north side café, with more scheduled for the third Saturday of each month.

Also Saturday, for this and the next three weekends, look for Girl Scout Cookie Sales at Healdsburg markets, such as Big John’s.  It’s not just about a sugar rush: sales help girls of all ages become confident and learn about financial literacy as well as provide funds for service projects, programs, and fees for camps and membership. All that (and cookies too!) for just $4.

Saturday and Sunday it’s Wild Mushroom Weekend at Relish Culinary Adventures. Both days start out with a foray for the fungi, then return to Relish for lunch or brunch.  Chef and forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon leads the group and shares creative and delicious mushroom recipes and preparations. Schedule of this and other classes on their website.

Sunday be sure to check out one of Healdsburg’s best wine tasting neighborhoods at Old Roma Station (corner Front and Hudson), where 9 participating wineries will be having a President’s Day celebration. Time is 11 – 4, $20 gets tastings at all, a tasting glass, and regional nibbles from each. Note also that $5 from each ticket will benefit the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society. Wineries include the following: Bluenose, Hart’s Desire, J. Keverson, Kelley & Young, Sadler-Wells, Sapphire Hill, Skewis, Shippey and Willowbrook.

Don't forget the Cloverdale Citrus Fair is this weekend at our neighbor to the north. Always a good small-town time, and even they have wine!


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