If football and postseason baseball aren't your thing, check out what the Sonoma Valley has to offer this weekend:
- Big weekend for fans of classic rock at B.R. Cohn for their annual Saturday and Sunday. The Doobie Brothers and the Turtles play both days; Saturday War and Buddy Guy show up, and Michael McDonald joins the Doobies; on Sunday Dave Mason and Kenny Loggins (who co-wrote "What a Fool Believes" with McDonald) are in the line-up. "It's all for charity," says Bruce Cohn.
- Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola have been entertaining all over the Bay Area with a sound described as "jazz with a smidge of Motown," and were voted best lounge act two years in a row by Reno Magazine. Virtuoso musician Daniels has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and the New Temptations to name a few. Free of charge Friday at the Ledson Hotel's "Centre du Vin" at 7 p.m.
- Half-day Fall Guided Nature Walks at Bouverie Preserve explore the 535-acre, private, non-profit nature preserve. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, oak woodlands and rugged chaparral. The walks range from two to five miles. This is a great opportunity to explore this preserve, which is only open to the public on a limited basis throughout the year.
Visitors of all ages are welcome. There is no fee for the program, but a $15 contribution is suggested and appreciated. Contributions support the preservation, nature education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Reservations are required. The hike starts at 9:30 a.m. and the preserve is located at 13935 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen.
- The Sonoma Plein Art Festival will be held in Sonoma's Historic Plaza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Here are some more details:
10 a.m. Event opens
Meet the Sonoma Plein Air artists
Fine art they created during the week on location in Sonoma Valley will be on display and for sale
11 a.m. Oil painting demonstration
12:30 p.m. Water color demonstration
2 p.m. Pastel Demonstration
LIVE MUSIC all day
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hands-on-Art classes for children
Thank you Sonoma Community Center staff and volunteers.
4 p.m. Event closes
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