Kale in the crisper, salad in the bowl: We eat our veggies here in Norcal. But what of the world of vegetation beyond the grocery aisle? Could you make a lunch of the wild things growing around you? Learn to identify edible plants in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park while being regaled with folktales and natural history. You’ll never look at a landscape the same way again.
Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Sugarloaf State Park, sonomaecologycenter.org, $10
Sommeliers & Samoas
In the magical land where every carrot and seed comes paired with an ideal wine with which to wash it down, the inevitable has finally happened: the Girl Scout Cookie and wine pairing. And why not? Man does not live by sustainably-produced artisanal foods alone. Sometimes, a guy needs a cookie, OK? So ditch the milk, grab some Thin Mints, and do-si-do down to Meadowcroft to get schooled.
Saturday, March 10, noon to 4 p.m., Meadowcroft at Cornerstone, 23574 Arnold Dr., $20
In simpler times, people gathered around the piano for entertainment. The music was melodic, the lyrics clever. George Gershwin, especially, penned some memorable charts, and virtuoso Richard Glazier knows them all. On the piano, with accompanying video and commentary, he’ll play to fund trauma relief for kids victimized by October’s fires.
Saturday, March 10, 4 and 7 p.m., Hanna Auditorium, 17000 Arnold Dr., gershwinforgood.org, $75-125
On the second Saturday of each month, wordsmiths and the intellectuals who love them step from their dim studies and into the hard light to share – for 5 minutes – the grist they’ve milled in recent weeks. Memoir, humor, poetry, aching prose… all manner of expression is welcome. So if that last journal rant actually held up pretty well, take a chance, and share it with others.
Saturday, March 10, 5 p.m., Random Acts at Readers’ Books, firstname.lastname@example.org, $5