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The jazz trio, Charged Particles will be performing at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library.

Charged Particles at Sonoma Valley Library book sale

How often do we get to headline a music event at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library? Well, never, until now. Saturday, Aug. 23, is the final day of the “Friends of Sonoma Valley Library Summer Book Sale,” and the library is pleased to present Bay Area jazz trio, Charged Particles.

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Aventine in Glen Ellen begins live music

The Tuesday night market has the Poyntlyss on the horseshoe lawn tonight, Aug. 19, starting at 6 p.m. The El Verano Inn has karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Aug. 19, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the “after party” tonight, Aug. 19, with Dan Martin and the Noma Rocksteady Band kicking off… Continue Reading >>

Sebastiani screens ‘Bullitt’

Next up in the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation’s “Vintage Film Series series is “Bullitt,” showing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18.

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE is one of the numerous acts performing at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival in September. Nathan David Kelly/Special to the Index-Tribune

Vintage Festival announces music acts for 2014

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, held on the last full weekend of September since 1947, has announced the music festival portion of the line-up. But, before we go further, we want you to know that the festival is one of the few that foots the bill so 20-plus nonprofits can raise money for their causes over the course of the weekend, some garnering all the funding they need for they year from this one event.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes Jaydub and Dino on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Jaydub and Dino at Murphy’s

The Tuesday night market has Stan Pappas performing songs from the “Rat Pack” era on the horseshoe lawn tonight, Aug. 12, starting at 6 p.m. The Sonoma Valley Jazz Society presents Richard Howell and Sudden Change in the Grinstead Amphitheatre, also starting at 6 p.m.

There will be a reception for artist Sue Vincenty from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Charles Creek Vineyard tasting room, 483 First St. W., Sonoma.

Artist reception set

There will be a reception for artist Sue Vincenty from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Charles Creek Vineyard tasting room, 483 First St. W., Sonoma.

BILL JASPER, left, and Jon Sebastiani are supporting Pets Lifeline’s Paws for a Cause. Jasper will be the auctioneer while Sebastiani’s Krave is donating party favors. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

‘Paws’ benefits Pets Lifeline

Pets Lifeline will be hosting Paws for a Cause from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Vintage Kennel Club, 22071 Bonness Road, Sonoma.

KATHRYN DELCHIARO AS KATE, Prince Author as Petruchio, and Ben Marcus-Willers as Hortensio, are among the characters in Avalon Players production of “Taming of the Shrew,” currently at the Buena Vista Winery, Thursdays through Sundays. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Avalon Players stage ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Sonoma’s Avalon Players are staging the ‘battle of the sexes,’ “Taming of the Shrew” as its annual Shakespeare Under the Stars offering, now through Aug. 24, at the Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma.

HERE ARE TWO of four hand-painted wooden wine keg tops, live auction items created and donated by two well-known Sonoma artists, Katherine Paus (left) and Scott Sherman (right).

‘Applause’ raises funds for Rotary projects

Rotary of Sonoma Valley is planning for its annual fund-raising bash, “Applause.” As the third event approaches, due to be unveiled at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Hanna Boys Center, attendees are at work on their individual table themes.

Showcases feature poets, pianos

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase series will present two shows this month: “An Evening of Poetry,” featuring six Sonoma poets, on Monday, Aug. 18; and “A Grand Night,” a piano concert on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St.

VFW seeking entries for Sept. 6 car show

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Bear Flag Post 1943 is now accepting vehicle registrations for the third annual All American Bad Ass Car Show to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans War Memorial grounds, 126 First St. W.

Tickets still available for Mayacamas Fire Department dinner

There are still a few tickets available for the Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Starlight Dinner and Auction that will be held from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Gordenker Ranch at the bottom of Trinity Road and Highway 12.

Ron Thompson and the Resistors will be appearing at Rossi's 1906 on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Rossi’s 1906 kicks off weekend live music

Where’s Rossi’s 1906 you might ask? Good question, and that’s exactly what owner Max Young wants, as he has spent the last year-and-a-half bringing back the glory of the former Little Switzerland building in El Verano.

The Sonoma Community Center will bring visiting artist Father Bruno Segatta to Sonoma to offer a special painting workshop for teens on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Painting priest sets workshop for teens

The Sonoma Community Center will bring visiting artist Father Bruno Segatta to Sonoma to offer a special painting workshop for teens on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Sonoma League for Historic Preservation celebrates 45 years

The Sonoma League for Historic Preservation is celebrating 45 years of service in preserving Sonoma’s historic structures with a Sapphire Anniversary fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the gardens of the Maysonnave House, 291 First St. E.

THE CAST OF “Taming of the Shrew’ includes, from left, Jim Kent, Ben Marcus-Willers, Deleaney Brumme and Aaron Bremner. Christina Simonelli/Special to the Index-Tribune

Curtain rises on Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’

Sonoma’s Avalon Players will stage the ‘battle of the sexes,’ “Taming of the Shrew” as its annual Shakespeare Under the Stars offering, starting Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma.

Arts Guild hosts reception Friday

The Arts Guild of Sonoma is showcasing the artwork of featured artists, K.C. Winston and Lyn Swan as well as many other guild artists’ work during August’s exhibition with the opening reception being held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 1, in the gallery, 140 E. Napa St. in Sonoma.