Battling for Checkmate

In the world of ranks, files, and black and white pieces, chess is making a strong comeback. This was more than apparent at Strawberry School on May 1st where young players met for duel, a queen and her men as their weapons, for the 2nd Annual Countywide Chess Tournament. (read the post...)

Sonoma County Teen Idol

Do you watch American Idol, and think, "Hey, my kid can do that!" Or maybe your child has expressed interest in showing off their vocal chops. Well, now's their chance. Kodiak Jack's is hosting Sonoma County Teen Idol for teens between the ages of 13-20. Prizes are $1000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third... Continue Reading →

Weekend Family Fun, Nov 7th – 8th

Here at SantaRosaMom, I am always on the lookout for fun family events that cost little to nothing to attend. Let’s face it, when you have small children, the costs add up pretty quickly. But it’s also worth every penny to be able to escape the “I’m bored” blues – or worse, trouble that is created due to boredom (hellooooo permanent marker all over couch……). I am all about saving pennies AND having things to do on the weekend. So read on for some fun events going on this Saturday and Sunday.....

Weekend Family Fun Oct 24th – 25th

Halloween at Howarth Park  Join Recreation, Parks & Community Services for the 5th annual Fall Festival and Costume Parade at Howarth Park for Kids (Age 12 & Under).  Come in costume for the parade and trick-or-treating around the Land of Imagination playground and the park. After the parade, ride the train & carousel with your... Continue Reading →

Weekend Family Fun Oct 17th-18th

Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries is a not-for-profit corporation that sells donated used books and other library-type materials in support of the Santa Rosa Central, Northwest, and Rincon Valley branches as well as the Local History and Genealogy Library. The Book Faire runs Friday through Monday. Phone: 707-545-0831 ext. 541 October 16, 17, 18,... Continue Reading →

Weekend Family Fun 10/3-10/4

Levi’s Kids Only Cross Race!  Bummed about missing the registration to take part in Levi’s Gran Fondo Race? Well, it’s not too late for your kids to take part in their own race with Levi Leipheimer! This fun race is for children ages 9 and under and will follow the King Ridge Gran Fondo Ride.... Continue Reading →

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