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Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park 9:00 am
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers. eggs olive oil beets yellow squash zucchini[...]
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series 9:00 am
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Please Join us for an 8-week INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Leaders will have group discussions about[...]
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council 9:00 am
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sonoma County Trails Council volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. From 9am to about 1pm. We will provide parking passes, tools and Clif bars with beverages and snacks afterwards. Bring gloves, a hat and water[...]
Creekside Health Hike 10:00 am
Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Welcome to Sugarloaf! Join us for a 1.1-mile (with optional .5-mile route extension mid-hike) nature hike along the Sonoma Creek. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals, and aquatic life[...]
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Labor Day
Labor Day
Sep 3 all-day
Family Labor Day Hike 10:00 am
Family Labor Day Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Labor Day Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods, join our docents for this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2-mile hike with 400-foot climb, you will learn[...]
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Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness 10:00 am
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Are you missing beloved trees? Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness Come experience the “Magic” that happens when we slow the Body/Mind and open our Senses in the World of Nature. Potential Health Benefits: Reduces[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) 8:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mt. Los Alamos Parking Lot or vice versa? Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle! On this hike you will cross two of the[...]
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park 9:00 am
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers. eggs olive oil beets yellow squash zucchini[...]
Yoga Hike 9:30 am
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting. Route[...]
POSTPONED: Sugarloaf History Hike 10:00 am
POSTPONED: Sugarloaf History Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
POSTPONED: Sugarloaf History Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
EVENT POSTPONED:  STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS   Join Sugarloaf Historian, Larry Maniscalco, who recently wrote the book (literally!) on Sugarloaf. This history hike takes the Meadow-Hillside loop and you’ll hear from every era of Sugarloaf’s past.[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon (see schedule at left). Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 12:00 am
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon. Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) 8:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mt. Los Alamos Parking Lot or vice versa? Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle! On this hike you will cross two of the[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots[...]
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Coastal Cleanup Day 9:00 am
Coastal Cleanup Day @ Sonoma Valley
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers across the state remove millions of pounds of trash and recyclables[...]
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park 9:00 am
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers. eggs olive oil beets yellow squash zucchini[...]
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks 10:00 am
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks Join Bill and Dave Hikes up Brushy Peaks at Sugarloaf. Meet at 9:45 AM at the White Barn parking lot for a prompt 10 AM departure. This is[...]
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk 10:00 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk Vengan todos para una caminata por 1.4 millas de la naturaleza a lado de Sonoma Creek cada tercer sábado del mes. El líder de la caminata[...]
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Sustainable Sonoma Listening Session 6:00 pm
Sustainable Sonoma Listening Session @ Vintage House Senior Center
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sustainable Sonoma is furthering its work identifying common ground between economic, environmental and social justice interests in Sonoma Valley by holding another public listening session for Valley residents. The new session is Wednesday, Sept. 19[...]
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Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park 9:00 am
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers. eggs olive oil beets yellow squash zucchini[...]
Plant a Tree Day 9:00 am
Plant a Tree Day @ Nathanson Creek Preserve
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Plant a Tree Day is a series of tree plantings held all around the world — including in Sonoma. Put on some gloves and spend a fun and productive morning in the Nathanson Creek Preserve[...]
Nathanson Stewards Volunteer Clean-up 9:30 am
Nathanson Stewards Volunteer Clean-up @ Nathanson Creek Preserve Native Garden
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Nathanson Stewards meet at the corner of East MacArthur and Second Street East, put on their gloves, and have a fun and productive morning tending the native[...]
ParkRx – Forest Therapy 9:30 am
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being. Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for[...]
Sonoma Overlook Trail History Walk & Garden Party 3:00 pm
Sonoma Overlook Trail History Walk & Garden Party @ Maysonnave House
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sonoma Overlook Trail History Walk & Garden Party @ Maysonnave House
Sonoma Overlook Trail trail stewards and Sonoma League for Historic Preservation are sponsoring a downtown history walk and garden party at Maysonnave House on Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 to 5:30 p.m. to raise money for the trail’s[...]
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Harvest Moon Hike at Sugarloaf 6:30 pm
Harvest Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Harvest Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Celebrate the harvest moon! Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This moderate to strenuous hike begins at the white barn, and heads up Vista trail, where[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Tasks includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots[...]
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Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park 9:00 am
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers. eggs olive oil beets yellow squash zucchini[...]
Apple Cider Pressing 9:30 am
Apple Cider Pressing @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Apple Cider Pressing @ Sonoma Garden Park
Join Todd Evans at Sonoma Garden Park as we host another apple cider pressing event on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The last one was great, and there are still plenty[...]
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Fire Recovery Walk at Sonoma Developmental Center 10:00 am
Fire Recovery Walk at Sonoma Developmental Center @ Sonoma Developmental Center
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Sonoma Ecology Center staff to revisit the beautiful and fascinating lands on Sonoma Developmental Center, which burned in last years wildfires. We will observe the regrowth of oak woodland plants and learn how to[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Tasks includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Poison oak is present, so long sleeves are suggested. We have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, food and beverages. If you are a current State Parks volunteer, signup in vicnet. If you are an SEC volunteer, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aaca62ca3ff2-sugarloaf1

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Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers.

eggs
olive oil
beets
yellow squash
zucchini
curly and dino kale
bok choy
swiss chard
stir-fry mix
arugula
lettuce
cilantro
herb bundles
(oregano, rosemary, lemon verbena, spearmint, chocolate mint, lemon balm, borage, chives)
lavender sachets
Communi-Tea herbal tea blends

Welcome!

Apple Cider Pressing @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Todd Evans at Sonoma Garden Park as we host another apple cider pressing event on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The last one was great, and there are still plenty of apples to press! This is a fun and easy activity for children and adults (older children can wash the apples, chop them, and do some muscle work when needed, while adults can help with the pressing).

Want to take some cider home? Bring quart jars or a half-gallon jug to the Garden Park and fill them up during this event! People with their own apples are welcome to sort out the good ones and bring them as well.

 

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Fire Recovery Walk at Sonoma Developmental Center @ Sonoma Developmental Center
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Sonoma Ecology Center staff to revisit the beautiful and fascinating lands on Sonoma Developmental Center, which burned in last years wildfires. We will observe the regrowth of oak woodland plants and learn how to interpret fire-affected landscapes. We will discuss: How have these wild places responded? What are the effects of fire on our local ecosystems? What have we learned about how to live with fire, one year later?

Sunday, September 30, 10am-12pm

Participants will meet at Sonoma Ecology Center’s office in the Sonoma Developmental Center near Glen Ellen. Directions will be provided upon registration.

We will be walking approximately 2 miles over mostly flat terrain on a trail, however there a few short but steep inclines with loose rock and one fallen tree to step over. Please wear sturdy footwear, and bring trekking poles if you typically use them.

Please watch our events calendar as we will host more walks in various locations throughout Sonoma Valley! https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/events/.

This series is supported by the Sonoma Valley Ecological Fire Relief Fund. Donations to this fund dedicated to fire education, active response, and prevention are gratefully accepted!

To donate go to: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/sonoma-valley-fires-fund/.

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Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you missing beloved trees?

Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness

Come experience the “Magic” that happens when we slow the Body/Mind and open our Senses in the World of Nature.

Potential Health Benefits:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety
  • Boosts immune health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Elevates & stabilizes mood

These Walks are inspired by the Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku which translates to “forest bathing”. Scientific research has shown that coming into this fuller, deeper immersion with Nature is powerful medicine.

The trauma of sudden, unexpected loss can be overwhelming. Experience how being in Nature, using these practices, has the potential to connect us to our Resilience as well as honor our Losses.

When: Thurs, Sept. 6th, Oct. 4th & Nov. 1st, 2018 (weather permitting)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Investment: Free to those impacted by our Fires, or by donation

Walks led by Susan Karle, LMFT, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Susan combines her expertise in grief and trauma with her passion for partnering with Nature to provide optimal Health and Resilience.

To register: http://recamft.org Limited spaces, reserve soon. For more info contact Susan at 707-938-3345, susanklmft@gmail.com

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Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers.

eggs
olive oil
beets
yellow squash
zucchini
curly and dino kale
bok choy
swiss chard
stir-fry mix
arugula
lettuce
cilantro
herb bundles
(oregano, rosemary, lemon verbena, spearmint, chocolate mint, lemon balm, borage, chives)
lavender sachets
Communi-Tea herbal tea blends

Welcome!

Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (spring & fall) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa?  Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle.

How it works
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Road Parking Lot.  Make a reservation and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back.   Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your adventure.

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

The hike should take 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Map: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shuttle_Sugarloaf_HoodMtn_Map.pdf

The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.

Suggested donation of $10. Register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364759

Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sonoma County Trails Council volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. From 9am to about 1pm. We will provide parking passes, tools and Clif bars with beverages and snacks afterwards.

Bring gloves, a hat and water that you can take with you while working, and wear long pants, boots or hiking shoes and sunscreen. No experience necessary – we have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all strengths and sizes of volunteers.

In order to make sure we have enough tools and after-work beverages reply to trailscouncil@sonic.net if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to revisit beautiful and fascinating places that burned in last year’s fires. How have these wild places responded? What are the effects of fire on our local ecosystems? What have we learned about how to live with fire, one year later?

We will walk 2-3 miles; please wear sturdy footwear. RSVP required. No charge for the hike, but parking fees apply.

Ticket requiredhttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3608179

 

‘Color of Emotion’ Natural Dye Workshop @ Sonoma Garden Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The Color of Emotion,” by international artists Anna Senno and Olga de la Iglesia, is an interactive art installation that connects colors to places and emotions – culminating as a live art installation meant to be a healing and transformative experience for all participants. This work has been been performed around the world, including in New York, Cairo, Casablanca, Stockholm, Paris and Mexico City – and now comes to Sonoma, California.

Sonoma Ecology Center presents “The Color of Emotion” at Sonoma Garden Park as part of our event series focused on the anniversary of the October 2017 fires, which burned more than 28 percent of Sonoma Valley. As part of the installation, colors to be used in the piece are locally sourced and selected during the artists’ Natural Dye Workshop at the Garden Park on Oct. 6. A week later, the artists will use those colors during the main event on Oct. 13 – a live installation where participants from the community don white clothing and paint themselves in an emotional exploration, transforming themselves and Sonoma Garden Park into a live canvas.

Come join us! Both events are free and open to all ages. During the interactive performance on Oct. 13, white clothes will be set out in a circle, along with six pots of paint. Each color is associated with a different emotion – joy, sadness, anger, acceptance, disgust and fear – and participants are asked to paint themselves using those colors.

At the end, a filmed conversation is held between the artists and the participants, who share the stories behind their emotions and choice of colors. A 25-minute film will be produced using that footage.

Sonoma Ecology Center welcomes any and all Sonoma Valley residents to join us for either event in this unique art experience.