Hike Your Own Hike
Over hill, over dale, on a guided hike up a dusty trail, you’ll pause at intervals to gather yourself with yoga. No mat is needed, and you don’t have to be an expert. But do wear comfy clothes and come open to the possibilities that a good stretch at a creek’s edge might hold. Gentle postures, conscious breathing, and guided mediation: it’s the RX for the workweek you need.
Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, sonomaecologycenter.org, $20
Carrying Coals to Newcastle
If volume and variety make your heart go pitter-pat, the Garagiste Wine Festival will make it sing. More that 150 wines, more than 15 varieties, and more than 40 winemakers representing small-production operations from Livermore to Lodi. It’s winemaking done the old-fashioned way: by trial and error, and with love.
Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W., $15-115
Bubbles, Brunch and a Band
Carved ham, yummy quiches, fresh pastries, live music. Mimosas, too, to help wash it all down. Mom deserves every good thing on her special day, so why not let Gloria Ferrer do the heavy lifting this year, with a beautiful brunch served under their grape arbor? Mom will feel spoiled and you’ll look like a genius, when all you really had to do is book it, and pay.
Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m., Gloria Ferrer Winery, 23555 Highway 121, gloriaferrer.com, $65-75
River Runs Through It
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of an aquatic trip, that starts at the end of a river boat dock aboard a reasonably-sized ship. You’ll cruise the Petaluma River (for three hours, of course) with a knowledgeable crew who will narrate the history and significance of the waterway, while savoring the birdsong and briny wildness of the wetlands surrounding it.
Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m., Dolphin Charters LLC, 150 Weller St., Petaluma, dolphincharters.com, $40