The Raven Players open their season-ending musical, The Pirates of Penzance, tonight at the in downtown Healdsburg with a few surprises including the acting debut of an extremely neurotic talking and singing Vulture Puppet. Another compelling reason to see the show? Absolutely!
If you go: This terrific show runs through July 24th. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday value-night performance on June 30, $20 advance/$25 at the door for seniors and students, and $26 advance/$30 at the door for adults. Show times are 8 p.m. for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. The Raven Theater is at 115 North Street in Healdsburg. For more information call 707-433.-6335.
It’s officially summer so come early, check out the wonderful produce, cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, fresh eggs and other wonderful products for sale. Don’t forget your bag!
If you go: The opening cow bell rings at 9 a.m. and the market ends at noon. The market is one block west of the Plaza, on Foss Creek in Healdsburg.
From headline concerts featuring Rick Springfield, the Charlie Daniels Band, 'Blue Öyster Cult, (and more) to the Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, from wine tasting to Luchre Libre Wrestling, the Sonoma-Marin Fair has it all. Chef demonstrations, and destruction derbies, carnival rides and livestock shows. The Sonoma-Marin Fair includes a wide range of competitions and activities for the whole family to enjoy. This years theme is “Preserve Tradition,” and showcases agriculture, while displaying the diverse talents, interests and accomplishments of the citizens of California, especially the youth of Sonoma and Marin counties.
If you go: Admission at the gate is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 12, $8 for seniors 65 and over. Hours are noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m .on Sunday. Gates close at 10 p.m. The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds are at 175 Fairgrounds Drive in Petaluma, off East Washington Street on the west side of Highway 101 in Petaluma.
Saturday: The Michel-Schlumberger Nature Series--Bird Day
Have you ever met a barn owl or a red-tailed hawk or a turkey vulture face-to-face? This unique opportunity awaits you at the third annual Bird Day at . This fundraiser for the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center features a show- and-tell of various amazing raptors from the center, presented in the organic garden. Festivities include a feeder and spotting scope display by Wild Birds Unlimited, and a bird walk competition witha bottle of wine going to each member of the team which identifies the most species on the beautiful Estate - you're welcome to join a team with one of their local bird experts or form your own team. Fantastic food, wine, conversation, activities, and (of course) birds all await you at Bird Day. Check it out!
If you go: The event is $20 for adults, and kids under 18 are $10. Bird Day is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the , 4155 Wine Creek Road in Healdsburg.
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