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The Week in Rohnert Park: Jan. 20-27

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 | Posted by

Every Monday night, the Tradewinds serves up some rhythm and blues in its weekly Pro Jam, showcasing local talent along with well known acts. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. with local talent, followed at 9 p.m. by a more polished band. While the show is free, the bands happily accept tips. The Tradewinds is located at 8210 Old Redwood Highway in Cotati.

The Rohnert Park-Cotati Library offers its full slate of reading programs this week, all provided free to the public. On Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. comes Baby Story Time. Wednesday has Read to a Dog at 3:30 p.m., along with Evening Story Time at 5:30 p.m. for kids 2 and up. Then on Thursday at 10:15 p.m. is Wiggle Time Stories for the 18- to 35-month-old toddlers, followed by Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. for kids 3 to 5. The library is located at 6250 Lynne Conde Way.

The CMEA Jazz Festival will be jamming all day long Friday, Jan. 25. Andy Collingsworth will host the event at the Green Music Center, featuring middle and high school jazz bands from around the Bay Area playing for jazz professionals. It’s free and open to the public, however parking in Lot O is $5. Students will receive scores and comments, and will have access to clinics. The Green Music Center is located at 1801 East Coati Ave. For more information, call the Box Office at 664-2353.

Grab your boots and head to Quincy’s Pub for a Country Dance Night from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday. The band Paulies Garage will host a lineup of talent that includes Shannon Rider, JD Bauman and the Boot Band, along with Blue Rock Country Club. There is a $5 cover charge. Quincy’s Pub and Cafe is located at 6590 Commerce Blvd.

The Knights of Columbus 9090 will host its 23rd annual Crab Feed at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Hall, 4595 Snyder Lane. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40, $20 for youth, kids 6 and under free. While the event usually runs for a few hours, the line starts forming early. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Parish Hall office from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets will also be available at the door for $45.

The world famous Yo-Yo Ma performsx at the Green Music Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, with Kathryn Scott joining him on piano at 7 p.m. in Weill Hall. The concert is  sold out, but you can check with the Box Office during the week at (866) 955-6040 to see if any subscriber turn-back tickets are available. The Green Music Center is located at 1801 East Coati Ave. on the Sonoma State University campus.

– Nick Walden

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Nick Walden is our Rohnert Park + Cotati correspondent.
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