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Things to do in Sonoma County, Nov. 18-27, 2022

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Trot like a turkey, see holiday-themed theatrical productions, attend tree-lighting ceremonies and more at these upcoming Sonoma County events.

Friday, Nov. 18
“Peter and the Starcatcher”: Analy Theater Arts presents the story of how a young orphan becomes Peter Pan. Production begins at 7 p.m. at the Analy High School theater, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol. Tickets are $10 and $12. Through Nov. 20. More information at wscuhsd.org/o/analy/events.

Free Peoples and DGIIN: Gypsy flamenco swing opens the show at 7:30 p.m. at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. American roots band Free Peoples follows. Tickets are $15 to $23. More information at 707-829-7300, hopmonk.com/sebastopol.

The Parker Quartet: Grammy-winning musicians open the Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Music Series season. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at Newman Auditorium, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Tickets are $20 and $35. More information at 415-392-4400, cityboxoffice.com.

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RunHikeRide, Virtual or Live, the Santa Rosa Plateau

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Join us virtually as we make history in our first annual Run Hike Ride event to benefit the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation (SRPNEF).

Run, hike or ride anywhere, anytime or through the winding oak-lined trails at the Sylvan Meadows trail area on the Santa Rosa Plateau. The event offers a 5K or 10K for runners, hikers, and riders (bike or horseback). The event also includes a Half Marathon, Family Event, and Team Event. The Family Event also includes a children’s “Passport through the Plateau” activity guide for elementary-age youth and their families to learn in a fun and immersive way about the hidden gems that the Plateau has to offer. With one adult registration, children 12 and under are free for the Family Event. We are also offering a special team event rate of $15 per person for teams of 20 or more.

With 30 days to complete the courses, participants can design their own courses or on the designated courses at Sylvan Meadows. The designated courses will be provided at registration. The virtual event kicks off on Thursday, March 18, 2021 and concludes on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Register online today and until March 5, take advantage of the reduced registration fee. All participants, except for teams, will receive a t-shirt, bib number and medal by mail or at the pick-up site April 17 and 18 at the Sylvan Meadows trailhead. Team events will receive a medal and bib and will also be able to receive these at the Sylvan Meadows pick up site. These times are to be announced on the event Facebook page and by email. If you sign up to become a member of SRPNEF, you also receive a limited-edition member decal and $10 off your race price. Join and register at  SRPNEF at www.srpnef.org   or  https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Murrieta/SantaRosaPlateauRunHikeRideSRPNEF members receive discounts on all events except for the Team Event.

The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation (SRPNEF) is a nonprofit formed in 2003, with the goal to help guide our young citizens towards a life of environmental stewardship. The Mission: To educate and empower youth to appreciate, preserve and protect nature. SRPNEF provides programs, funding, and support of nature education in our schools and the community. The mission is supported be special events, grant, and membership. The Santa Rosa Plateau is a uniquely stunning ecological preserve that offers an intricate trail system and showcases the natural beauty that is right here in our backyards.

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Family Summer Bicycle Challenge Launches In SoCo, Bay Area

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SONOMA COUNTY, CA —REI Co-Op has a solution for parents looking for creative and engaging ways to entertain their kids this summer— and as school begins online — while also keeping them active.

The specialty outdoor retailer which has more than 10 Bay Area locations, including in Santa Rosa, launched its “NorCal Family Summer Bicycle Challenge” as a way for parents and children to explore their local areas by bicycle.

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