Buffleheads. Goldeneyes. Surf Scoters. Quail. The birds of Sonoma are all lovely. Keeping track of them is one way environmentalists measure general biome health, and they need all hands on deck this year, even wee ones. Grab the kids, bring a bird book, dress to trek, and come tally. The original Christmas Bird Count for Kids is on.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sonoma Barracks, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
No Holds Barred
If you like to watch sweaty boys in unitards grapple and grunt, get to the Deets Winslow Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. It’s like you and your kid brother used to do in the basement when Mom wasn’t looking, except with strategy, skill, and clear winners. Support high school wrestling and remember the good man who once taught them their game.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m., Sonoma Valley High School gymnasium, 20000 Broadway. Free.
Clear the Creek
It’s a school holiday, so on Monday, Jan. 15, send the kids to the Nathanson Demonstration Garden to apply themselves to doing good deeds, clearing the creek of trash and ash. It’s the Sonoma Ecology Center’s contribution for the nationwide MLK day of service, and it will make a difference. Plus there’s snacks!
Monday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., sonomaecologycenter.org/event/mlk-day-of-service-4, 996-0712. Free.
Remember when Sly Stallone stormed America’s silver screens for the first time? If you do, you may be old. Or “vintage,” in the preferred lexicon, like the classic film series at the Sebastiani. This week’s golden oldie brings us underdog Rocky Balboa rope-a-doping the mighty Apollo Creed, a sweet David and Goliath story that will warm the cockles of your ole’ ticker.
Monday, Jan 15, 7 p.m., Sebastiani Theatre, sebastianitheatre.com, 996.9756. $10.