The week in Cotati/Penngrove: Oct. 14-20
Grab an ARTrails catalog and a map for this self-guided free tour of local artists’ studios from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 and Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21. In Penngrove, view the Wine Country Photography of Michael Ecton, located at 10300 Minnesota Ave. (off Old Redwood Highway). In Rohnert Park, see Tim Brody’s pastel landscapes at 8501 Liman Way or Dee Fay’s still life and streetscape paintings at 4515 Harbor Lane (near Golf Course Dr.). Produced by the Arts Council of Sonoma County: sonomaarts.com/artrails.
If you or your business belong to the Cotati or Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce, join the Business After Hours Mixer 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Maher Chiropractic, 525 E. Cotati Ave. #115 in Cotati. This great networking opportunity with both Chambers is not to be missed.
The Green Music Center presents a debut performance by Sonoma State’s two large jazz ensembles in the newly opened Weill Hall 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 18, The SSU Latin Band, led by percussionist Kendrick Freeman, will take you on a musical tour of the Caribbean and South America. The exciting 18-piece SSU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Doug Leibinger, will offer up the finest classic to modern big band repertoire. 1801 E Cotati Ave. Call (866) 955-6040 for tickets, $10-$15.
Share the rich inner and outer landscapes of your life in Make Your Memories Come Alive—Getting Started from 9:30-12:30 Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Sitting Room, 2025 Curtis Drive in Penngrove. In this three-hour memoir-writing workshop, led by Suzanne Sherman, you’ll create an outline, learn key aspects of memoir craft, and use inspiring writing prompts to mine your material. Learn how to shape a story, reveal character, illustrate an era, and build a narrative. $55 includes donation to The Sitting Room. For more information or to register, email SuzanneSherman@sonic.net or call 478-3819.
If you enjoy political humor you won’t want to miss Bill Maher in “Countdown to Election 2012” 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall. Nominated twenty-seven times for an Emmy, Maher appeared for nine years on Comedy Central’s “Politically Incorrect” and for the last nine years on HBO’s “Real Time.” 1801 E Cotati Ave. Call (866) 955-6040 for tickets: $49.75, $69.75, and $89.75.