Ongoing: Weekly sitting meditation – practice, Santa Rosa Shambhala Center. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Free meditation instruction available. Open to all. Contact: santarosa.shambhala.org.
Apr 5 – Attracting Beneficial Insects – How to bring them into your garden and make them want to stay. We’ll discuss what they do and why we need them to make our gardens more resilient. Santa Rosa. RSVP Sherry at 484-1035 for information and directions.
Apr 22 – Hike to Lake Ilsanjo – Celebrate Earth Day! Join Volunteer Hike Leader Chad Carlson on a trail route to Lake Ilsanjo at Trione-Annadel State Park for a picnic lunch, stopping along the way to pick up litter and share ways of reducing our everyday impact. Trione-Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa. For more details contact: parks.ca.gov/
Apr 28 – 29 – Day on the Green at the Village Festival – Day on the Green Festival on Montgomery Village seeks volunteers for set up, and breakdown, and everything in between. Day on the Green at the Village is a day of original art and music! A celebration of Earth Day with live music by Sasha Smith Band, dance performances and live art demonstrations. Santa Rosa. For more details contact: Kathleen McCallum 707-545-3844 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elsewhere in Sonoma County:
April 10 – National Bird, Film Screening and Discussion – National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. Both Lisa Ling, one of the whistleblowers, and filmmaker, Sonia Kennebeck, will lead discussions after the screenings. Rialto Cinema, Sebastopol.
Apr 16 – Celtic Evensong – Music, meditation and poetry that speaks to seasonal themes of the universal human journey. Each Celtic inspired service will include music of Hildegard of Bingen sung by Karen Clark and feature solo instrumental classical music, congregational chanting of psalms, Celtic and Taizé music and silent meditation. Petaluma. Details: saintjohnsepiscopalpetaluma.org/
Have a wonderful April!