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The week in Rohnert Park, Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 | Posted by

Note: For additional holiday celebrations this week, see prior post Are you ready for the December holidays?

The North Bay iHub invites all business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to protect your brand, presented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Networking reception with wine and hors do’oeuvres follows. Located at the North Bay iHub office, 1300 Valley House Dr, Ste 100, in Rohnert Park. Event is free. Call 794-1240 for info.

Learn about simple do-it-yourself solutions to make your home more energy efficient 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. Presented by Apperson Energy Management. Wine, beer and snacks will be served and $25 Oliver’s gift card raffled. 1300 Valley House Dr, conference room A. Call 664-6487 for cost and info.

Hear soulful singer-songwriter Justin Brown play acoustic originals and cover songs at Cotati’s Tradewinds Bar, 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. No cover charge. Call 795-7878 or go to tradewindsbar.com for info. Learn more at justinbrownmusic.com.

Classical and Contemporary Dance Company of Rohnert Park performs “Nightmare Before Christmas” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. Cost is $15-20. For info and tickets, go to ccd-dance.com or call 585-1137.

Explore palmistry with professional intuitive Kooch Daniels at Songbird Community Health Center from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Sliding scale is $15-25. Located at 8280 Old Redwood Hwy in Cotati. More info: 795-2398 or info@songbirdcenter.org.

The Sonoma Film Institute presents “La Buche,” a stylish, unsentimental French film set in Paris during the Christmas season, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall on the SSU campus in Rohnert Park. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. Admission: $6; $5 for non-SSU students and senior citizens; $4 For SFI members and children under 12, and free for SSU students. See sonoma.edu/sfi  or call 664-2606 for info.

SSU’s music department presents the following series of free events at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 2:

  • Indian singing ensemble, directed by Laxmi G. Tewari, gives a peformance of Hundstani classical vocal music at noon Tuesday, Nov. 27.
  • Chamber wind ensemble, conducted by Andy Collinsworth, plays a repertoire including Mozart’s harmony arrangement of Don Giovanni at noon Thursday, Nov. 29.
  • Brass ensemble, directed by Ruth Wilson, plays Mendelssohn and others pieces on the theme of water 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
  • Guitar ensemble of SSU students, directed by Eric Cabalo, plays a large repertoire 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
  • String orchestra, directed by Judi Yaba, plays works from the 17th century to the present 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Go to Sonoma.edu/music for more info.

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