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The week in Rohnert Park: Feb. 17 – Feb. 24

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 | Posted by


The NOAH Food Pantry provides food and aid to the local community of Rohnert Park, Cotati, and Penngrove every Wednesday. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. people who need food can visit the Food Pantry at 5443 Snyder Lane. For more information on the program such as how to volunteer, email rpcfoodpantry@gmail.com.

Do you want to find out how chamber music makes every instrument a star? The Instrumental Repertory Recital on Wednesday, Feb. 20 is a free event directed by Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson that aims just to do that. This concert starts at 2 p.m. in Music Education Hall 1028 within the Green Music Center located at 1801 East Coati Avenue. (866) 955-6040.

A unique jazz concert featuring Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Green Music Center. The SSU Latin Band & Jazz orchestra led by Doug Leibinger will open the event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by Matt Wilson’s group that features Martin Wind, Gary Versace, and Terrell Stafford. Tickets for the event are $15 for general, $12 for SSU faculty, and $10 for seniors and students. Students with an ID are free. The concert will take place in Weill Hall within the Green Music Center located at 1801 East Coati Avenue. (866) 955-6040.

Comedy Night at Sally Tomatoes starts this Thursday, Feb. 21. You can enjoy some of the North Bay’s best comics in front of the fireplace from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with no cover charge. Nick Hoffman and Brian Thomas will co-host the event. Sally Tomatoes is located at 1100 Valley House Drive. 665-9472.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie along with other fun stories will be presented on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Theatreworks USA is presenting a musical revue based on popular children’s books starting at 6:30 p.m. with tickets prices of $12 for children and $17 for adults. This program is part of the Clover Family Fun Series. The WFC is located at 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 546-3600.

On Saturday, Feb. 23 join Pam Brown for another story time presentation titled Greedy Goats. Starting at 11 a.m., kids between two and six can enjoy stories and crafts at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library. This free presentation is supported by the Friends of the Library. The library is located at 6250 Lynne Conde Way.

The Battle of the Cover Bands is back at Sally Tomatoes on Saturday, Feb. 23 as a benefit for the Relay for Life. The doors open at 5 p.m. and all ages are welcome to this event. For $9.95 you get all you can eat salad, soup, pasta and pizza until 9 p.m. with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. Counterbalance will perform at the after party. Sally Tomatoes is located at 1100 Valley House Drive. 6659472.

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