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DACKABOOM WILL PERFORM at the Kenwood Depot Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28.

Dakaboom performs at Kenwood Depot

Dakaboom returns to the Kenwood Depot for their fifth annual holiday show at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28. The show features brand new material exploring new directions for the comedic duo. Known locally for bringing joy to the North Bay for more than a decade, Maria Carrillo High School alums –… Continue Reading >>

A new addition, 10 safety tips for pet owners

Happy Holidays Sonoma! I took the plunge ladies and gents and finally adopted a dog. Or should I say, a dog adopted me. I had been fostering Doc, one of the two black labs that I’ve spoken of before. It started with him spending the days in my office, then I took him to Thanksgiving… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER’S production of “The Christmas Carol” will be staged Friday, Saturday and Monday nights. Submitted photo

Last weekend for ‘Christmas Carol’

This is the last weekend for the Sonoma Community Center and Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

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Comedians take stage Friday, Saturday nights

Comedy is returning to Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E., for three shows this weekend. Jasper Redd will headline the shows with Red Scott and Josh Argyle featured at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and again at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The shows are hosted by Torio Van Grol. Redd is… Continue Reading >>

Display benefits SOS, dog rescue

The Herrick family is hosting an expansive holiday display at their residence, 1105 Solano Ave., to benefit the Sonoma Overnight Shelter and Deserving Dogs Rescue.

Carol in Glen Ellen on Dec. 21

The 10th annual caroling through Glen Ellen is set for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Neil Shepard, Jack London’s great-nephew, will direct a wagon with his Clydesdale horses. The wagon will leave the parking lot at the Jack London Saloon and take carolers around Glen Ellen before dropping them off so another group… Continue Reading >>

‘First Day Hike’ at Jack London State Park

On Jan. 1, Jack London State Historical Park will participate in the national “First Day Hikes” movement sponsored by America’s State Parks, offering an opportunity to kick off the new year with a healthy start. Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. in the upper parking area/beauty ranch parking lot (turn right from kiosk) at Jack… Continue Reading >>

Murphy’s hosts comedy shows Friday, Saturday

Comedy is returning to Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E., for three shows next weekend. Jasper Redd will headline the shows with Red Scott and Josh Argyle featured at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and again at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The shows are hosted by Torio Van Grol. Redd is… Continue Reading >>

Library hosts ‘Museum on the Go’ Saturday

The Sonoma Valley Library will host Children’s Museum of Sonoma County’s “Museum on the Go” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. This unique event gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to play and discover science, the arts, and nature alongside their children. “Museum on the Go” will be inspire young explorers to… Continue Reading >>

Adele music students host free concert

The music students at Adele Harrison Middle School will be performing a free holiday concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Grinstead Amphitheater in the Sonoma Plaza.

THE CARRTUNES will be performing tonight at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

Carrtunes trade groceries for music

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Carrtunes and its annual food drive tonight, Dec. 17, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a bag or groceries or $12.

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Recognizing the Arnold Drive Bridge elves

In a recent column, I thanked the crew who brightened our bridge with swags of evergreen, punctuated at each end with wreaths, all aglow with sparkling lights. I named that crew while far from home, celebrating Thanksgiving with a passel of relatives almost a week before the bridge was decorated. Post TG, passing by the bridge the evening of decorating, I saw a slightly different crew than I’d named. This column redresses that error. But first a word about the tradition.

Class offers a look at Lincoln’s life

This year marks the sesquicentennial of many crucial developments in the American Civil War, and to commemorate the occasion, Vintage House senior center will be offering a six-week course on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Murphy’s Irish Pub hosts comedy shows

Comedy is returning to Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E., for three shows next weekend. Jasper Redd will headline the shows with Red Scott and Josh Argyle featured at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and again at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The shows are hosted by Torio Van Grol. Redd is… Continue Reading >>

JORDY NEILL is an out-of-work actor who takes a job as a Macy’s elf in “Santaland Diaries.” Submitted photo

‘Santaland Diaries’ staged

The Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company will present David Sedaris’ holiday comedy “The Santaland Diaries” for two nights only, Monday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 22, at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma. Performed by SVSC’s favored son Jordan Neil. This is a holiday treat is not to be missed. This wickedly funny story,… Continue Reading >>

12 wineries compete in gingerbread contest

Sonoma Valley’s Vintners & Growers Alliance has announced the contestants in the Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Contest where wineries create edible replicas of their wineries. Participating wineries will base their gingerbread masterpiece on the theme – “In Sonoma Valley The Roots Run Deep with a Holiday Twist.” This friendly contest kicks off the “Holidays in… Continue Reading >>

DICKENS’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” opens today, Friday, Dec. 13, at the Sonoma Community Center. Submitted photo

‘Christmas Carol’ opens at SCC

Sonoma Community Center and Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company have teamed up to present Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in Andrews Hall this December. Performances will be staged on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at… Continue Reading >>

STEVE LEWIS makes an adjustment to the model train display at the Depot Park Museum while Dick Foster looks on. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Model train show continues

Model trains are coming back to Depot Park Museum during the first two weekends in December. The Christmas Train Show will continue from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15. The Sonoma Valley Historical Society, operator of the Depot Park Museum, and the Coastal Valley Lines Modular Railroad Club have joined… Continue Reading >>

DUSTY RHODES and Her Handsome Cowboys will perform at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Submitted photo

Dusty Rhodes plays at library

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library presents the vaudeville cowboy music band Dusty Rhodes and Her Handsome Cowboys at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the library’s Forum Room. Dusty and her Cowboys perform a blend of vintage cowboy songs, TV western parodies, classic country, adventure yodeling with topical humor mixed in. Instruments include guitar, fiddle,… Continue Reading >>

TEN FOOT TONE will be at the El Verano Inn Saturday night for the toy drive.

Sonoma Valley Chorale decks the Sonoma Veterans Hall

The Sonoma Valley Chorale is presenting its annual holiday program called “Deck the Hall;” a Christmas concert, with holiday favorites both Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

CHARLES DICKENS’ “A Christmas Carol” starts Friday in Andrews Hall in the Sonoma Community Center. Submitted photo

Curtain rises on ‘Christmas Carol’

Sonoma Community Center and Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company have teamed up to present Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in Andrews Hall this December. Proceeds from the show will benefit both organizations. Performances will be staged on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec.… Continue Reading >>

Chorale ‘Decks the Hall’ this weekend

The Sonoma Valley Chorale presents a “Deck the Hall” Christmas concert with holiday favorites. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W., Sonoma. Classical music to jazzpop with audience participation in Christmas carols are on the program. A cappella numbers… Continue Reading >>

Shakespeare Company presents ‘Santaland’

The Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company will present David Sederis’ wickedly funny, heartfelt holiday comedy “The Santaland Diaries” for two nights only, Monday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 22, at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma. Performed by SVSC’s favored son Jordan Neil. This is a holiday treat is not to be missed. This… Continue Reading >>