There are several great events going on this weekend. But since we are officially in the holiday season, I want to urge everyone to do what they can to help others who are in need. I have included a couple of very easy ways to give of yourself and not break the bank. Our children benefit when we make community service a habit in our households. What they witness of us is something they will carry into their own lives. Use this season to start a trend that will benefit your soul as well as the lives of others.
Go Dog. Go! “Big dogs, little dogs, red dogs, blue dogs, yellow dogs, green dogs, black dogs, & white dogs are all at a dog party! What a dog party!” Come on, read with me! You all remember the book, now you can see the play. Actor’s Theatre for Children will be performing their version of P.D. Eastman’s book, “Go, Dog. Go!” for kids of all ages!
Dohn Theater, Steele Lane Community Center, Santa Rosa
Friday, Nov 13th at 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 14th at 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Sunday, Nov 15th at 2:30pm
$5.00 per person
Note: Tickets go on sale 1 hour before the performance in the lobby.
Santa Rosa Doll Show Ask any little girl what’s on her wish list for the holiday season, and one of those wishes will surely to be a doll. At the Santa Rosa Doll Show this Saturday, doll collectors of all ages will be able to see dolls of every kind, from antique to modern, and accessories. This event is hosted by The Redwood Empire Doll & Study.
Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa.
Saturday, Nov 14th, 10am – 3:30am.
Free parking. Admission is $4.50, under 12 free.
Wild Cat Adventure It’s not every day your child can see wild cats like cheetahs and leopards and tigers up close. The folks over at Wild Cat Adventure put on a great show with wild cats such as these, and also teach the audience about the cats. This is definitely something that kids and their families will want to see!
Sunday, Nov 15th, 3 PM
Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol
$10 adults, $5 children under 12.
Easy ways to help
Holiday Craft Bazaar
This event is being put on to benefit Project Linus, a non-profit group that gives homemade blankets to children who are facing illness or trauma. Items for sale include homemade crafts, baked goods, quilts, beaded jewelry, and more. Plus there will be a quilt raffle. Frank Simpson of the Petaluma Spectator on Petaluma 360 gives an even more detailed description of this event.
Saturday, Nov 14th, 10am – 2pm
304 Maria Drive, Petaluma (Across the street from Learning to Learn Pre School, Maria & Professional Drive)
Cash only, please
Feed a Local Senior
Meals on Wheels is starting their campaign to encourage everyone to donate $3.50 or more to help provide a healthy meal to seniors in our area. Council on Aging has served close to 300,000 meals to 3,000 seniors since they first started in 1976. Only 45% of their funding comes from Government funding, so they rely on our help to feed those seniors that are unable to cook for themselves or drive themselves to the store. Their program allows seniors to be able to continue living in their homes and maintain their independence. Participating grocers are Big John’s, Molsberry, Oliver’s Pacific, Petaluma, and Skyhawk Village Markets.
Thanks for last week’s suggestion of the Exploratorium. I took my disabled son there and, though not all exhibits are wheelchair accessible, he did enjoy those he could reach. Me too,
Just i found your site… Nice to hear such information
The Redwood Empire Food Bank is giving out more food than ever in these tough economic times. Some cans of healthy soups (low sodium, low fat) or other easy to prepare items would be welcomed, I’m sure. I heading to Safefay today to take advantage of an amazing deal on instant oatmeal for myself so I think I’ll pick up some for the Food Bank, too.
My daughters fill a shoe box every year full of things (toiletries, toys, hard candy, clothing) for a child who needs it. They do this with their own money and take great pride and joy in doing so. So proud of them 🙂 Boxes are sent overseas and apparently very appreciated.
We are also sponsors of a young boy in Indonesia through the Christian Childrens Fund (not Christians per say but we think the organization very worthy.) and yearly buy gifts for those on our list from their gift list.. Great site to buy something for someone who has everything. Give them the gift of giving!