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The week in Cotati/Rohnert Park, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 | Posted by

Join local magician Ray Hoey for a family-friendly night of Art and Illusionation with mystery and fun from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Redwood Café in Cotati. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from food and beverage purchases will be donated to the Save Schollenberger project. Call Ray Hoey at 484-2469 or go to illusionationmagic.com.

SSU presents “Free Land: A Hip Hop Journey from the Streets of Oakland to the Wild Wild West” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in Ives 101. This dynamic hip hop theater solo show, written and performed by Ariel Luckey and directed by Margo Hall, follows a young white man’s search for his roots as it takes him from the streets of Oakland to the prairies of Wyoming. “Free Land” weaves spoken word poetry, acting, dance, and hip hop music. For more information call 664-2382.

Mike Stewart of Old Redwood Brewing Company and Gerard Giudice of Sally Tomatoes present their first Brewers Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Sally Tomatoes in Sonoma Mountain Village. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Cost: $60 per person. Beer will be available for purchase and cigars available after dinner. Call 665-9472 or email info@sallytomatoes.com to reserve your seat. 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park.g

Don’t miss an opportunity to read your work or listen to Sonoma County authors at the next Redwood Writers Odd Month Reading from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Rohnert Park Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way. Participants may share work not directly related to the suggested theme: “Stuffed.” First come, first served, so sign up early: omr@redwoordwriters.org. For more information, go to redwoodwriters.org.

Learn all about garden soil with Master Gardener Bonita Morgan at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. This free event is in the Meeting Room of the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library. Call 584-9121 for info.

Volunteer with Cotati Creek Critters and Laguna Keepers on Creek Stewardship Day 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 3. Tasks may include planting native trees and shrubs, taking care of existing plants by weeding, mulching, and pruning, removing invasive plants, plant care and propagation. Planting does not begin until sufficient rain has fallen. Contact Jenny Blaker at jenny@creeks.cotati.info or 792 4422. Meet near Falletti Park, near the bridge where Gravenstein Way crosses the Laguna channel.

Anyone who attended Cotati School are invited to share their recollections during An Afternoon of Cotati History from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, sponsored by Cotati Historical Society. Share what the school was like, who your classmates and teachers were, and educational or inspirational events. Parents who worked with the PTA, accompanied field trips or helped with other activities are also invited to recall their memories. The public is invited, admission is free and refreshments will be served. Meet at the Cotati Room behind Cotati City Hall. Call Prue Draper at 795-5510.

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