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The Week in Cotati-Rohnert Park Nov. 5-11

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 | Posted by

Always wanted to write that novel but never found the time? Join members of Redwood Writers for moral support at 10 a.m. each Monday in November at the Redwood Café during NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month. Starts Nov. 5. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy in Cotati.

Join Congregation Ner Shalom’s Yiddish Tish at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, for a monthly foray into the riches of Yiddish literature. This month includes a peek into Leonard Wolf’s Yiddish translation of Winnie the Pooh. No previous Yiddish knowledge required. Bring your lunch and meet Reb Irwin Keller on the synagogue deck, 85 La Plaza in Cotati.

If you haven’t yet been to the Green Music Center, don’t miss SSU’s 11th Annual High School Choral Festival from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Four hundred high school choristers from Sonoma and Marin counties will perform before guest adjudicator, Dr. Richard Robert Rossi at Weill Hall. Anyone can drop in during performances and clinics. The day culminates with Command Performances at 7:30 p.m. featuring the top choirs and the SSU Chamber Singers. Free. Call 664-2353 or go to sonoma.edu/music for more information.

Craving some old-fashioned rock & roll? Come listen to a dynamic live performance of The Honey Wilders at Tradewinds Bar in Cotati 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Nominated for Best Local Band from the Metro Silicon Valley, this energetic San Jose-based band gets the feet stomping with its catchy tunes. For more information go to tradewindsbar.com. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy.

Watch French director Jean Renoir’s Oscar-nominated film “The Southerner” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Sonoma Film Institute. Shown in conjunction with Water Works, Sonoma State University’s yearlong program exploring the theme of water, this film is about Texas tenant farmers trying to survive against the elements. Screenings are in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, on the SSU campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave. in Rohnert Park. Admission: $6; $5 for non-SSU students and senior citizens; $4 for SFI members and children under 12; free for SSU students. For more info. or complete schedule of events, visit sonoma.edu/sfi or call 664-2606.

SoCo Dance Theatre presents its third annual Fall Dance Concert Nov. 9 -11 at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center located at 5409 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. SoCo Dance Theater showcases local choreographers exploring traditional and experimental approaches to dance. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $18 general advance; $15 seniors advance; $20 at the door. $15 two-for-one price is offered to students with ID. Purchase advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/280861 or call 510-915-5442. For more info: socodancetheater.org.

Knock down some pins and raise money for kids with the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati’s Bowling Tournament 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park. Entry fee is $50 per person (placed on a team) or $200 per 4-player team. Cost include team shirt, two games, pizza and soda. Corporate sponsorships available. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and LAST place. For more info contact Gerard Giudice at Sally Tomatoes: 665-9472 or rotaryrpc.org.

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