Go.Do.Now. in Sonoma
If rummaging for found treasure is your secret pleasure, you’ll not want to miss this enormous tag sale. Homeless Action Sonoma, a nonprofit, has been collecting donations toward its fundraising goals for weeks, and the community has really stepped up to help. You’ll find lots of vintage furnishings, fine art and clothing, plus a section called “man land” filled with you’ll-have-to-go-to-find-out. There will be a silent auction, a raffle and refreshments, too, because yard sale-ing and fundraising demand stamina and fortitude.
Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Yard Sale to raise funds for Homeless Action Sonoma, 20018 St. Germain Lane, hassonoma.org, free.
Right in the middle of the last pandemic, government pencil pushers had a bright idea: prohibit the manufacture and use of alcohol nationwide, and purge any hidden stores that were found. Family wineries were destroyed and businessmen became bootleggers while a thirsty and anxious public waited the politics out. Learn about a local character known as Louis A, and how he pivoted to save Foppiano Vineyards. The “Second Saturday Series” educates and entertains in equal measure, and is an edifying way to spend an hour.
Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m., Sonoma Valley Historical Society presents a Second Saturday Speaker Series on “Prohibition,” firstname.lastname@example.org, COST.
Join the knowledgeable guides at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art for a hike through the sculpture meadow and beyond, all the way to the northern edge of the center’s vast property. You’ll experience di Rosa’s stylish confluence of art and nature while gently stretching your legs on a 2.5 mile hike. The elevation change will be minor but the views are major, with sweeping vistas and unfiltered sunlight in every direction. Pack a picnic to enjoy after your workout, so your belly ends up feeling as happy as your head and heart.
Sunday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Sunday Art & Nature Hikes at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 5200 Sonoma Highway, dirosaart.org, free with admission.
Art & Music
Up for a low-key browse and mingle? Head out to Sonoma Garden Park for a pop-up art show. Four local artists will be exhibiting their work: Leta Davis, Candi Edmondson, Anina Fuller and Chip Romer. All are admired Sonoma Valley creatives, and they’ll each be donating 20 percent of their proceeds back to the park. You may find just the thing to hang in that bare spot over the couch, while being gently entertained by live music. It’s a party without all the hard work and nerves, and an easy way to knock back a few weekend hours.
Sunday, June 13, 4 to 7 p.m., Pop Up Art Sale at Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 Seventh St. E., sonomaecologycenter.org, free.