Piano Club to perform songs of Halloween

The Jack London Piano Club ushers in the fall season presenting its eighth concert to benefit Jack London State Historic Park with a special Halloween inspired recital on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The Glen Ellen village Fair is set for Oct. 13 and will begin with a parade (Index-Tribune file photo)

It’s fair time in Glen Ellen this Sunday

Sonoma Valley has few events more charming than the Glen Ellen Village Fair. Setting aside the glitz of Wine Country, this down-home event brings a day of free fun on Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 5 p.m.

JOHN STALEY of El Dorado Kitchen was part of the winning team of last year's Sonoma Bar Battle.

Cocktail contest to name ‘Best Bartender’ on Saturday

Now in its seventh year, the Sonoma Bar Battle returns this Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Sonoma’s cocktail connoisseurs will face off for the title of “Sonoma’s Best Bartender,” all for the benefit of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Parlor #111 and the American Legion, Jack London Post #489.

Tomato slicers of yesteryear from “Kitchen Memories: The Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection." Photo by Mack Hill

Kathleen Hill to host live cooking demonstrations at museum

As part of the “Kitchen Memories” exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Kathleen Hill will host a live cooking demonstration showcasing how some of the antique culinary tools were utilized. The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m.

Witchie Poo and colorful cast of characters (Index-Tribune file photo)

Witchie Poo returns for two weekends

The pumpkin patches are open for business, which means it’s time for Sonoma’s annual Halloween showcase. Now in its 33rd year, the Witchie Poo Players take to the stage with “Witchie Poo Halloween Extravaganza: Around-the-World Hot Air Balloon Race,” which can be seen Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, at 2 p.m. at the Sebastiani Theatre.

Art walk to aid La Luz

Brigitte Micmacker, owner and curator of A New Leaf Gallery/Sculpturesite, will give a guided tour of sculptureWALK, an outdoor exhibit of more than 70 diverse sculptures at CornerStone Sonoma at 2 p.m.

Beer variety

Octoberfest for Teen Services Oct. 13

The fall fundraiser for Sonoma Valley Teen Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Carneros Brewing Company, where the theme will be “Octoberfest Bier Garten and Marketplatz.”

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Movie under the stars at Jack London

Jack London State Historic Park offers up another movie night under the stars, this time on Sunday, Oct. 6, with a screening of “The Fighter.”


Ragtime Festival hits Wine Country

The sweet sound of fiddles will float through Wine Country on the weekend of Oct. 19 and 20, when Ragtime performers from around the country will converge on the North Bay for two days of music.


Oktoberfest to support programs for vets

Get out those Lederhosen, the Veterans of Foreign War Bear Flag Post are hosting Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Moose Lodge.

Models of all ages take part in the Boys & Girls Club's Fashion in the Vineyard (Index-Tribune file photo)

Fashion in the Vineyards set Oct. 5 and 6

The 10th annual Fashion in the Vineyards is a two-day showcase featuring San Francisco and local designers and merchants all to benefit the Boys & Girls Club’s teen programs including College Bound and Career Launch.