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The Week in Rohnert Park: Oct. 7-14

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 | Posted by

Parents and teachers, is choosing the right books for your kids confusing? Join educator, book reviewer, and children’s librarian Laurie Canfield Cameron at Rohnert Park Community Center’s Book Boogaloo 6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, to learn about reading levels and what books make great family or class read-alouds. Find books through websites, printed resources and personal recommendations. $3 materials fee, collected by the instructor at class. Located in the Community Center lounge, 5401 Snyder Lane. For more information: ci.rohnert-park.ca.us.

Witness the magic and splendor of “Camelot,” a musical production by the new Spreckels Theatre Company, 8 p.m. from Oct. 12-21 at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane. Based on The Once and Future King by T. H. White, “Camelot” is directed by Gene Abravaya, with musical direction by Janis Wilson and choreography by Michella Snider. Tickets: $26 full; $24 senior; $20 student/youth. Call the Spreckels Box Office at 588-3400, open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and one hour before show time, or go to purchase.tickets.com.

If your kids love animals and reading, they’ll enjoy Saturday at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library. Hear Cat Capers, lively cat stories from around the world, with retired children’s librarian, master storyteller and puppeteer Pam Brown. Storytime is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. For ages 2-6. Then, from 2-3 p.m., come and read to an appreciative dog! 6250 Lynne Conde Way. For a complete calendar go to sonomalibrary.org.

Put on your lederhosen and practice your yodeling for Cotati Oktoberfest noon – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct.13 in La Plaza Park. Listen to Karl Lebherz and his Bavarian band or polka around the dance floor. Authentic meal of grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and gingerbread for $15, includes choice of beer, wine, root beer or water. Vegetarian brats available too. Oktoberfest microbrews from Lagunitas Brewing Company. No admission charge. Wiener dog (dachshund) races at 2 p.m. and beer stein race (for women) at 4 p.m. Winners receive $50. Call the Cotati Chamber of Commerce at 795-5508 or email chamber@cotati.org.

Support the Education Foundation of Cotati & Rohnert Park at the Sonoma Mountain Car Show 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Double Tree Plaza at 101 Golf Course Dr. FREE to the public. Rain or shine. Car show parking is from 8-10 a.m. Open to all cars with a $30 entry fee. Entry includes some food items, raffle tickets and one Poker Walk hand. Car show awards and raffle drawing begin at 3:15 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Education Foundation. Contact Dan Blanquie at 338-4003 or danb@dbclaims.com. For more information: efcrp.org.

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