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Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness 10:00 am
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 1 @ 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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CANCELED Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council 9:00 am
CANCELED Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
CANCELED Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
CANCELED 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[...]
Composting Workshop 10:30 am
Composting Workshop @ Sonoma Garden Park
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County are holding a free workshop at Sonoma Garden Park on composting. Learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into garden gold, leading to naturally healthy plants and soil.[...]
CANCELED – CANCELAR Los Fantasmas de Sugarloaf – Edición al atardecer 4:30 pm
CANCELED – CANCELAR Los Fantasmas de Sugarloaf – Edición al atardecer @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
CANCELED – CANCELAR Los Fantasmas de Sugarloaf – Edición al atardecer @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
CANCELAR ¡Acompáñenos para una caminata única en Sugarloaf el 3 de noviembre y aprenda más sobre la historia del parque! Dirigido por nuestro docente experto en la historia del parque Larry Maniscalco, esta caminata de[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 8 @ 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 carry hands-free (i.e. bring a backpack).Wear long pants,[...]
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SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) 9:00 am
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa? Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle! The SugarShuttle is heading to… N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park Jack London State[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Nov 10 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 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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Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) 9:00 am
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (spring & fall) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa? Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle! The SugarShuttle is heading to… N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park Jack London State[...]
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Veterans Day observed
Family Veteran’s Day Hike 10:00 am
Family Veteran’s Day Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Veteran’s 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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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 15 @ 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 carry hands-free (i.e. bring a backpack).Wear long pants,[...]
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CANCELED – Keen Fire Recovery Outing 9:00 am
CANCELED – Keen Fire Recovery Outing @ Keen Property
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
* THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY * Protected in 2002, the Keen property is one of Sonoma Valley’s more unique and picturesque conservation easements. It protects ancient lava flows that[...]
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Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Kenwood | California | United States
Need some extra time to finish up cooking for the big day? Or just get the kids out of the house over Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park with our[...]
Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Need some extra time to finish up cooking for the big day? Or just get the kids out of the house over Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park with our[...]
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Thanksgiving Day
Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 22 @ 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 carry hands-free (i.e. bring a backpack).Wear long pants,[...]
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Black Friday
Black Friday
Nov 23 all-day
Green Friday: Family Hike 10:00 am
Green Friday: Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green Friday: Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Avoid consumer stress, and come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods. Join Docent Bob Long for a fun family hike on Green Friday. This moderate 2.2 mile hike has 250 ft[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Nov 23 @ 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[...]
Yoga Hike 3:00 pm
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 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. For[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 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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Nathanson Stewards Volunteer Clean-up 9:30 am
Nathanson Stewards Volunteer Clean-up @ Nathanson Creek Preserve Native Garden
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 8:30 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 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 carry hands-free (i.e. bring a backpack).Wear long pants,[...]
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Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Need some extra time to finish up cooking for the big day? Or just get the kids out of the house over Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park with our upcoming Day Camp. Join the Sugarloaf Staff for a day of fun, learning and outdoor activity. Based on our summer Creek Camp, we plan on having a nature hike and learning about the creatures of the park. And we will end the day with s’mores and hot chocolate. The camp will be based out of the Visitors Center. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $40, or $20 for Sugarloaf members or for a second child from the same family. For ages 7 to 12.

Sugarloaf Thanksgiving Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Need some extra time to finish up cooking for the big day? Or just get the kids out of the house over Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park with our upcoming Day Camp. Join the Sugarloaf Staff for a day of fun, learning and outdoor activity. Based on our summer Creek Camp, we plan on having a nature hike and learning about the creatures of the park. And we will end the day with s’mores and hot chocolate. The camp will be based out of the Visitors Center. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $40, or $20 for Sugarloaf members or for a second child from the same family. For ages 7 to 12.

Registration: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3828256

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Thanksgiving Day
Nov 22 all-day
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 carry hands-free (i.e. bring a backpack).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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Black Friday
Nov 23 all-day
Green Friday: Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Avoid consumer stress, and come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods. Join Docent Bob Long for a fun family hike on Green Friday. This moderate 2.2 mile hike has 250 ft elevation gain. You will learn about Sugarloaf Park and its plants, animals, and history. Weather permitting, the hike will begin and end at the White Barn. Hot chocolate at the end! No RSVP needed, and no charge for the hike. Parking fees apply.

RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 you can safely look at and listen to our favorite star, the Sun.

For more information, visit: rfo.org

 

The Robert Ferguson Observatory: Both peaked roofs roll back to reveal the telescopes inside.
The dome opens and revolves with its telescope. The tall poles attached to the sides of the building
are part of RFO’s radio astronomy set-up that allows us to listen to the Sun. Photo: Mark Hillestad

Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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. For those familiar with the park, we will most likely be hiking the 2.5 mile Meadow / Hillside Loop with yoga stops in secluded glades, hilltop vistas and tranquil creekside settings. Route varies on weather conditions and group interest. Cost is $20 and includes parking if registered online. Free with Park Rx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. See http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/ for more ParkRx info. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3237280

RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:00 am

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 throughout the course of the evening. Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Docents set up additional telescopes in front of the building. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions.

FAQs:

  1. Map and Directions
  2. When to arrive: We keep the observatory open as long as there are visitors, but you must arrive within 3 hours after start time to ensure that we remain open for you. Summer Star Parties begin with tours and presentations until it’s dark enough for observing.
  3. Bring warm clothing, even in summer—observing is done outdoors.
  4. There is a short walk from the parking area to the Observatory and you may wish to bring a small flashlight.
  5. White Light: No white lights should be used after dark; the observatory is a red-light-only area to protect everyone’s night vision. We will supply red cellophane to cover flashlights. Please note:
    ◦ Bring a SMALL flashlight (large camp lanterns, light sticks, etc., cannot be adequately covered by red cellophane).
    ◦ Cell phones or cell-phone flashlights are acceptable but must be covered in red cellophane. (No cell service at the observatory).
    ◦ Some head lamps are difficult to cover with red cellophane. Once covered, head lamps should be worn around the neck or used pointing down as they are usually very bright at eye level.
    ◦ Red flashlights are available for $5 at the observatory.
  6. Alcohol is prohibited on Observatory grounds.
  7. The Observatory is not open to the public except for scheduled events.

Classroom presentations are always offered on Star Party nights even if the weather is poor. For current conditions call the observatory at 707/833-6979.
For more info please visit Robert Ferguson Observatory Website: http://www.rfo.org/.

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Nathanson Stewards Volunteer Clean-up @ Nathanson Creek Preserve Native Garden
Nov 24 @ 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 garden located there.

This event is guided by trained restoration technicians from Sonoma Ecology Center, with a focus on native gardening and landscaping. The subject matter will vary with the seasons, and our technicians will demonstrate proper techniques for caring for the different native plants located within the Nathanson garden. Volunteers are asked to bring sunscreen or a hat, bottled water, a sack lunch and work gloves, and to wear closed-toed shoes. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

We’ll meet at the Nathanson Creek Preserve Garden located on the corner of East MacArthur Street and Second Street East in Sonoma. Activities may include:

  • Weeding
  • Trash pick-up
  • Getting to know your neighbors
  • Learning about native plants
  • Sharing a sack lunch
  • Connecting with nature at your local park

For questions or to express interest, please email nathansonstewards@gmail.com or patrick@sonomaecologycenter.org.