This week in Rohnert Park: Dec. 17-23
Seniors can improve flexibility, balance and strength, as well as hand-eye coordination, by playing ping-pong from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive. $2 donation only. Call 585-6780 for more info.
The Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce invites community members to its after-hours mixer from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at WestAmerica Bank, 300 Rohnert Park Expressway. Call the chamber at 584-1415 or visit rohnertparkchamber.org.
Young readers can enjoy pre-school story time 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Rohnert Park-Cotati public library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way in Rohnert Park. For info. call 584-9121.
Rockin Flute plays at Penngrove Pub at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 10005 Main St. in Penngrove. Call 664-8018 for more info.
Join the Santa Rosa Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Nicholas Xenelis, at the 32nd Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. The 125-member on-stage chorus, conducted by Director R. Daniel Earl, welcomes the audience to listen or join in the singing of several selections, including the Hallelujah Chorus. Tickets are $20 advance or $25 at the door. Call 522-8786 or 588-3434 for info.
The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati will deliver more than 400 gifts in Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove Saturday, Dec. 22, from its annual holiday clothing, gift and toy drive—all brought by Santa in a fire engine. Food donated to Neighbors Organized Against Hunger (NOAH) is also distributed to needy families. Bring gift donations for children ages 9-16 to the Cotati police department or to any of the Rancho Adobe Fire departments. To request donations, call the Rotary Club at 765-4898.
The Rohnert Park Public Safety Dispatchers’ Holiday Food Drive continues through Saturday, Jan 5. Take your donated cans to a collection barrel at any of three Rohnert Park locations: the northern fire station at 5200 Country Club Dr., the southern fire station at 1312 Maurice Ave. or the main police station at 500 City Center Dr. Visit refb.org for more info.