This Week in Rohnert Park, Nov. 12-18
Van Jones, green economy pioneer and human rights activist, comes to SSU at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, delivering a lecture at the Green Music Center in Weill Hall, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Jones is author of “The Green Collar Economy” and “Rebuild the Dream” and served as President Obama’s green jobs advisor. Tickets are $20 at gmc.sonoma.edu/events.
Join Cotati and Rohnert Park chambers of commerce for food and networking with members from both chambers 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Summit State Bank, 10 Raley’s Towne Center in Rohnert Park. More info: 584-1415.
Friar Tuck’s Pub hosts a quarterly Speaker Series breakfast meeting from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8201 Old Redwood Hwy. in Cotati. The breakfast buffet is $5, free to Cotati Chamber members. Call 795-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
SSU’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents the “Mega Hot Lava New Play Festival” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday , Nov. 17, at Studio 76 in Ives Hall, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. The annual festival, curated by Scott Horstein, features readings of new plays written by SSU students. Tickets are $6. Reserve them at 664-2353 or Sonoma.edu/tix.
Sonoma Film Institute presents “Last Call at the Oasis,” a film about communities struggling with the global water crisis, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in SSU’s Warren Auditorium at Ives Hall, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Tickets are $4-$6. More info:sonoma.edu/sfi or 664-2606.
Maher Chiropractic will provide free service to existing patients on Friday, Nov. 16, during Doctors with a Heart Day, accepting optional donations for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Family and friends can get a free exam and first treatment when they schedule during November, at 525 E. Cotati Ave. #115, 792-0202.
St. Joseph Church is sponsoring a Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 8:30 a.m.—3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at 150 S. Joseph Way in Cotati. Free admission with a turkey lunch and photos with Santa. Contact stjosephcotati.org or call 795-4807 for information.
Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco comes to Spreckels Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5409 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. “La Pinturas de Diego y Frida En Movimiento” is Artistic Director Zenon Barron’s vision of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Tickets are $27-$35. For more information, call (415)661-8352 or go to ensambles-sf.com.