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The Week in Healdsburg: Feb. 10-17

Sunday, February 10th, 2013 | Posted by

Feb. 12

Join the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce  from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, for a discussion about “Social Media 101″ with  Kerry Rego  at the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce administrative office, 217 Healdsburg Ave. Do you feel like you’re all thumbs when it comes to Social Media? Are young children more savvy than you? It’s time to get your business on the social media map. Topics include: definition of social media,  main categories of social media usage, review of specific tools as they relate to functions, basic social media strategy, How to complete a social media plan, how to manage a social media campaign and ho to measure the success of your campaign. Cost is $40, $30 for Chamber members. More information: 433-6935.

Feb. 13

Award winning 21-year-old classical pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, kicking off his world tour at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St.  Holmefjord-Sarabi will play selections from Grieg, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky and Balakirev.  He studies performance at the Yong-Siew-Toh Conservatory in Singapore, where he was the first American pianist ever accepted. He has received two of the top prizes at the Conservatory’s National Concerto Competition, and is the first American to become both a finalist and prize winner. Adults: $30, students: $20. A food and wine reception at Baci Café & Wine Bar following the concert is $75. More info:  433-8111 or raventheater.org.

Feb  14

Spend Valentine’s Day with the legendary Charlie Musselwhite in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St.  The charity event, presented by Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary, features the blues harmonica master’s  worldly vocals, rich, melodic harmonica and deep country blues guitar work. Musselwhite has appeared as a featured player with Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, The Blind Boys of Alabama, INXS and most recently Cyndi Lauper. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall Of Fame in 2010, has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and has won 24 Blues Music Awards. In addition to his always-busy schedule, he hosts a weekly radio show called “Charlie’s Backroom” on KRSH-FM in Santa Rosa. Tickets are $50. More info: 433-8111 or raventheater.org.

Feb. 17

The Healdsburg Literary Guild features local poet Larry Robinson from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the group’s Third Sunday Salon event. Most salons have a featured writer for the first half of the program, and in the time remaining allow writers to read their works on a first sign-up basis. Robinson is a retired psychotherapist and former mayor of Sebastopol. His abiding obsession is to restore the oral tradition of poetry. He hosts occasional poetry salons where the only rule is “no reading” and offers a daily poem via e-mail to anyone who is interested. For the past 12 years he has produced Rumi’s Caravan, an evening of poetry in the ecstatic tradition. The Third Sunday Salons are held at the Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave, are free and open to the public.  More info: healdsburgliteraryguild@gmail.com

– Send your events listings to Elizabeth Cosin at healdsburg.towns@gmail.com. 

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