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The Week in Healdsburg: August 11 – 18

Sunday, August 11th, 2013 | Posted by
Lilith Rogers to read at the Third Sunday Salon. (Photo: Lilith Rogers)

Lilith Rogers to read at the Third Sunday Salon. (Photo: Lilith Rogers)

Sunday, Aug. 11, is the last day of the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Santa Rosa, running 8 a.m.-6 p.m. with custom guitars, lutherie seminars, performer workshops, live music and demonstration concerts. It’s at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa, 170 Railroad St. Admission is $15. Workshop and seminar prices vary. For more information, visit guitarfestival.lmii.com, or call (800) 477-4437.

The “Farm to Table” exhibit has joined the extended MacMurray Ranch exhibition at the Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson St. through November 10. “This exhibit focuses on the agricultural heritage of northern Sonoma County: the crops, the foodways and the agricultural practices.  It will also highlight contemporary efforts to keep agricultural traditions alive: farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), Farm to Pantry gleaners, Sonoma County Farm Trails, Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Slow Food.” Healdsburg Museum is free and open to the public Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call 431-3325.

Re-Healdsburg Home Furnishings’ “Sizzling Summer Bonus Sale” is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, at 1229 Grove St. Items include antiques, collectibles, vintage, fine art, and home and garden items. Visit rehealdsburg.com, call 433-3321 or email ReHealdsburg@gmail.com.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, from 4:30-7 p.m., join the Raven Players for “Cocktails and Characters.” Expect pop-up performances, small bites by Dry Creek Kitchen, designer cocktails by Cappy Sorentino and some “uncommon auction items” at Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St. Tickets are $75. For more information or to buy tickets, visit raventheater.org.

The City of Healdsburg Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday, Aug. 13, with Danny Click’s rock and blues. Food vendors open on Plaza Street at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 298 Plaza St.

Meet artist Robert Michael Smith, a digital sculptor and associate professor at the New York Institute of Technology, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, when he lectures at Hammerfriar Gallery, 132 Mill St., Suite 101. “Regenesis,” an exhibit of his work, runs through Aug. 24. Smith is a pioneer in digital sculpture, using emerging technologies such as 3D visualization animation, rapid prototypes and CNC milling. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Contact Jill Plamann at 473-9600, jill@hammerfriar.com, or visit gallery.hammerfriar.com.

The Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sale is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18. Find end of the season bargains on clothing, gifts, books, shoes, handbags and art. Get more information from the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, 433-6934, info@healdsburg.com or healdsburg.com/events/10794.

Quivira Vineyards and Winery hosts a Farm to Table dinner from 4-8 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 17, at 4900 West Dry Creek Road. Eat an estate-inspired dinner with winemaker Hugh Chappelle, who presents a flight of limited production wines paired with seasonal dishes. Tickets are $125. Contact Jana Churivh at 431-8354, ext. 224, jchurich@quivirawine.com or quivirawine.com.

Listen to jazz by Chris Amberger and His Hot Dogs from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ferrari Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard tasting bar and boutique, 113 Plaza St. For more information, visit seasonsofthevineyard.com/events.

Spend the evening with eight-time Grammy nominee Dave Koz and Friends at Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Tickets are $60, ages 21+. Rodney Strong is located at 11455 Old Redwood Highway. For more information, call 431-1533 or visit rodneystrong.com/concerts.

From 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society holds its “Sip, Savor and Celebrate!” party at Sbragia Family Vineyards, 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville. Enjoy vistas of the Dry Creek Valley while eating refreshments from K. King Catering and sipping Sbragia wines. Festival of Friends will provide the music, and “Instant Wine Cellars or more the 100 bottles each will be raffled off. For more information, call 431-3425, email info@healdsburgmuseum.org or visit healdsburgmuseum.org.

The Healdsburg Literary Guild presents featured writers Joelle Burnette and Lilith Rogers at the Third Sunday Salon, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.  The Salon is at Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave. and is free and open to the public. Open mic sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. For more information, visit hbglitguild.org.

Send your Healdsburg events listings to Ann Carranza at healdsburg.towns@gmail.com.


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