Update: 3/22/2014: The apple blossoms are already coming out in some areas. As I mentioned in my April section, Lynmar Estates in Graton is looking really good right now. The umbrellas are out on the Patio, the gardens are perking up, and there is a beautiful view of the very full Laguna de Santa Rosa to the east. Check out the April blog for timely ideas about things to do. J
March 14th; Claire Lynch Band at the Occidental Center for the Arts. Just say "bluegrass diva" and I'm there. And that's what they said! This sounds like a total winner.
March 8th 8 PM Occidental Center for the arts: Miro Quartet. This group was SOLD OUT AT CARNEGIE HALL! Not sure how Occidental scored this gig but these guys are the real deal and this concert would make a great addition to dinner out in Occidental.
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol: Check out their line up for March.
March 8th: Sonoma County Bluegrass Festival in Sebastopol: Sorry, I'm just hooked on this music. If you are pickin' fool, head down to this event and see what's shakin'.
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center: Here's the March line up of events.
March 9th Freestone: Pair Cab and Gumbo in Freestone. I really love Freestone and any excuse to go there is welcome. Check out the town on my local attractions page.
Just a reminder: Occidental farmers market every Friday. Great intro to Occidental if you haven't been there.
March 16th: Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales at the Occidental Center for the Arts; This sounds like a quality evening of good humor and excellent piano.
March 22nd at Occidental Center for the Arts: A group named Janam . Their genre spans Eastern exoticism and gritty Appalachian folk melodies...now that's a musical spectrum! This really does sound like an interesting group and a good fit for Occidental. Bet it fills up.
Bodega Bay Marine Lab: Most Fridays 2-4PM you can partake in a drop in tour. This place is usually locked up and the cove and surroundings are beautiful so this is a chance to see part of Bodega Head that is inaccessible and learn something about marine animals like Crusty Crab, Plankton, Sponge Bob....
This is Cheesy: If you happen to be passing through Petaluma on 3/21 on your way north, consider stopping in for a cheese break as the cheese festival is happening. Hey, you need something to go with your wine that evening!