The Week: May 6-13
Register by Tuesday for Friday’s 8 a.m.-5 p.m Sustainable Enterprise Conference is dedicated to helping North Bay businesses move to greater economic, environmental and social sustainability. Learn, network, enjoy local healthy products. Sessions include climate change in Sonoma County, green business best practices, how going local can benefit the region, energy efficiency, building your dream green team, “The Sustainable Adam Smith.” Sonoma Mountain Village, 1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park. Registration through May 8, $159-$249: www.sustainableenterpriseconference.com.
Take a walk this week at Sonoma State, delight in the campus’s spring plantings and discover emerging artists at the Sonoma State University Library Art Gallery in “Diverse-City,” a showcase of student work addressing gender, race, ethnicity. Free, daily. Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center, SSU, 1801 E. Cotati Blvd., Rohnert Park. For more info: http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.php
Start the weekend early with “Group Therapy Thursday” at the Cotati Corner Wine Bar, 5-7:30 p.m. with three 2-ounce pours for $8. Also open Monday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. 1818 La Plaza, Suite 106, Cotati, 793-9357, www.cotaticorner.com.
On Saturday, run, walk, cheer. “Girls on the Run” Sonoma County 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, begins at 9 a.m. Join Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo in warm-ups at the Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Then accompany more than 370 third-to-eighth-grade girls to raise money for the program that supports them in becoming independent thinkers and making healthy decisions. Rohnert Park Mayor Jake MacKenzie and Supervisor Shirlee Zane will be on hand to meet and greet. Registration $25-30 for under 18s, $35-$40 for adults: www.gotrsonomacounty.org/.
The third annual Sonoma Early Music Festival concludes its Rohnert Park run Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Sonoma Bach Choir, directed by SSU professor emeritus music, Robert Worth, plus Whole Noyse brass ensemble, and the Live Oak Baroque Orchestra performing grand motets and other works by baroque composers Michael Praetorius and Samuel Scheidt. Tickets $15-20 online at www.sonomabach.org or by phone at 877-914-2224. Holy Family Episcopal Church, 1500 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.