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Hometown Band marching in the Fourth of July Parade. David Bolling/Index-Tribune

Hometown Band to perform Big Band Holiday Concerts

Sonoma’s beloved, enduring Hometown Band will perform in a pair of free, Big Band Holiday concerts today, Saturday, and tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 8, at two venues in Sonoma. The Saturday concert will be performed at 7 p.m. in Burlingame Hall at the First Congregational Church, 252 West Spain St.. Sunday’s concert will be performed at… Continue Reading >>

THE “HOLIDAY FOLLIES Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” takes the stage at the Sonoma Community Center Saturday evening. Index-Tribune file photo

SCC’s Holiday Follies set for Saturday

The Sonoma Community Center kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” The curtains open and the spotlight will shine on the Rotary stage in Andrews Hall as a dozens of Sonoma’s finest performing artists take to the stage in a light-hearted… Continue Reading >>

Hometown Band sets two holiday concerts

The Sonoma Hometown Band will celebrate the holiday season by putting on two concerts under the direction of its new conductor, John Partridge. “A Big Band Holiday” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Burlingame Hall, at the First Congregational Church, 252 W. Spain St., and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.… Continue Reading >>

Model train show at Depot Museum

Model trains are coming back to Depot Park Museum during the first two weekends in December. The Christmas Train Show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 8, and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15. The Sonoma Valley Historical Society, operator of the Depot Park Museum, and the… Continue Reading >>

Home for the holidays adoption specials

Happy holidays Sonoma! With Thanksgiving so late this year, it does feel like we have been hurled right into the Christmas season, doesn’t it? Last weekend we had our annual Santa Paws at the Sonoma Community Center and it was fabulous. More than 70 dogs (and cats) came to get their picture taken with the… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA CONSERVATORY OF DANCE will perform ‘The Snow Maiden’ Saturday and Sunday at the Sebastiani Theatre. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Curtain goes up on ‘Snow Maiden’

The Sebastiani Theatre presents “The Snow Maiden,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and again at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The Snow Maiden, or Snegurochka in Russian, is a recurring character in many different versions of Russian fairytales. The first full-length Snow Maiden aballet was produced in 1878 by Marius Petipa. The story was… Continue Reading >>

ONE YOUNG ADMIRER had to get up close and personal with one of the snowmen. Index-Tribune file photo

Cornerstone lights snowmen on Sunday

The ninth annual Lighting of the Snowmen at Cornerstone moves to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. Come out and be the first to see what the Snowmen are up to this year. Festivities include photos with Santa on the Big Blue Chair, a special holiday performance by the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory, live music with the… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER and Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company will stage Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” six times over two weekends. Submitted photo

‘Christmas Carol’ staged at SCC

The 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,… Continue Reading >>

Chamber Ensemble in concert Sunday

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble will present its annual holiday benefit concert in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. All monies raised by the concert will be donated to the community center, and will go toward arts education programming. “We’re so excited about sharing our… Continue Reading >>

Sing-It-Yourself Messiah Dec. 6

All are welcome to come sing at the second annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the First Congregational Church, 252 W. Spain St. Participants will sing all the major choruses, from “And the Glory of the Lord” to the “Halleluia Chorus.” Fast becoming a Sonoma tradition, singing Handel’s Messiah with like-minded… Continue Reading >>

Chamber Ensemble concert to benefit SCC

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble will present its annual holiday benefit concert in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. All monies raised by the concert will be donated to the Center, and will go towards arts education programming. “We’re so excited about sharing our music with… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER’S third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Index-Tribune file photo

Curtain rises on Holiday Follies

The Sonoma Community Center kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” The curtains open and the spotlight will shine on the Rotary stage in Andrews Hall as a dozens of Sonoma’s finest performing artists take to the stage in a light-hearted… Continue Reading >>

Hometown Band sets concerts Dec. 7, 8

The Sonoma Hometown Band will celebrate the holiday season by putting on two concerts under the direction of its new conductor, John Partridge. “A Big Band Holiday” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Burlingame Hall, at the First Congregational Church, 252 W. Spain St., and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.… Continue Reading >>

Cookie exchange set for Thursday

Slow Food Sonoma Valley and the Sonoma Valley Grange will host the third annual holiday celebration and cookie exchange from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the grange hall, 18627 Sonoma Highway. Come share in giving and gifting back to the community. Bring a friend and get to know Slow Food Sonoma Valley… Continue Reading >>

Santa comes to Larson Family Winery

On Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, Santa will be at Larson Family Winery. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Santa will be available for photos. Bring the whole family, even the dog. Photos are $10 or complimentary with any wine purchase. They are as always, complimentary to wine club members. Beat the crowds… Continue Reading >>

SCC, PLL to team up for sale, Santa Paws

The Sonoma Community Center and Pets Lifeline are teaming up On Saturday, Nov. 30, to offer fun-filled holiday events at the community center. Pets Lifeline will present its annual Santa Paws event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Andrews Hall. Come down and have a special picture of your pet taken with Santa. To… Continue Reading >>

ONE YOUNG ADMIRER had to get up close and personal with one of the snowmen. Index-Tribune file photo

Lighting of the Snowmen set for Dec. 8

The ninth annual Lighting of the Snowmen at Cornerstone moves to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Come out and be the first to see what the Snowmen are up to this year. Festivities include photos with Santa on the Big Blue Chair, a special holiday performance by the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory, live music with the… Continue Reading >>

Depot Park Museum launches gift shop

The Depot Park Museum has just completed the addition of its new gift shop featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items for adults, teens and children, most of which can’t be found in Sonoma’s local shops. Just in time for the holidays the museum offers Christmas ornaments as well as handmade and vintage jewelry, antique figures, European plates… Continue Reading >>