Weekend Family Fun, Dec 18 – 20

This is the last weekend of the holidays – enjoy it! This weekend is when the Sebastopol Ballet performs their version of The Nutcracker, and when homes up the ante in their light displays. If you find time in between shopping for that last minute gift or finishing up your wrapping, grab the munchkins and head out for some local weekend fun!

Sebastopol Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”   Last year, my kids and I had the pleasure of seeing Sebastopol Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker. Let me say, if you happen to go to this show you are in for a treat! The ballerina’s are incredibly talented and sweep you into their story through dance. And the little Ginger Snaps hiding under Mother Ginger’s skirts? Precious! This year is the school’s 18th year performing the Nutcracker. On opening night, be sure to partake in some complimentary treats, or the Sugar Plum party before each matinee. Call (707)576-3906 for more information, or visit their website.
Fri – Sun, December 18-20, 2009
Friday 7:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Analy High School Theater, Sebastopol, CA
Price: $18.00 Reserved, $15.00 General, $10.00 Senior/Youth

Holiday Lights and Dessert  This holiday season as you troll the neighborhoods for festive lights to ooh and ahh over, be sure you don’t miss 2045 Filamina Place, Santa Rosa. They will be serving hot chocolate, candy, and cookies on Saturday evening from 5:30pm – 9:30pm. For a full listing of holiday light displays in the area, be sure to check the Press Democrat’s list of homes that have gone all out, sent in by readers like you!
Sat, Dec 19th, 5:30-9:30pm
2045 Filamina Place, Santa Rosa

2nd Annual Holiday Wonderland Craft Faire   Don’t miss your last chance to find beautiful gifts and homemade crafts for yourself, or for someone you love! The Monte Rio Recreation & Park District is hosting their 2nd annual craft faire at the Monte Rio Community Center. Vendors will be selling a multitude of wonderful items, including soaps and candles, pottery, children’s toys, knit hats, and more. Call 707-865-9956 for more information, or visit their website.
Fri – Sun, December 18-20, 2009
Friday, 11-7pm
Saturday, 10-6pm
Sunday, 10-4pm
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116.

Little Hoopers- Basketball Basics for Tots  By the time kids are 2, you can pretty much tell if they are geared for sports. I knew this of my own son as he threw a perfectly arced ball right at my head from across the room, giggling as I ducked for cover just in time. Two former college basketball players with preschoolers of their own have developed Little Hoopers, a fun class for your ball hucking munchkin. The class is geared towards 2 – 4 year olds, and will include fun games and simple drills. They’ll learn to pass, shoot, and even slam-dunk a basketball! Call 707-775-8951 for more information, or visit their website.
Saturday, Dec 19 10:00a to 10:45a
Price: $ 7 per child or two for $10 sibling or friend
Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol, CA

Note: There will not be an events blog for the weekend of the 26th & 27th, or the 2nd & 3rd.  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  Enjoy this time with your families and I hope you have a wonderful holiday week!

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