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John Hennessy Chairman of the Board of Alphabet former President of Stanford University Author o   Thursday Sep 27   $15 - $55

John Hennessy Chairman of the Board of Alphabet former President of Stanford University Author o

John Hennessy has been called the "godfather of Silicon Valley." From his early days as a computer scientist to serving as the 10th president of Stanford University, Hennessy reflects on the core elements of his leadership philosophy. Focusing on the journey rather than the destination, Hennessy details the pivotal role that humility, authenticity, courage, collaboration, innovation and curiosity have all played in his successful career as a tech entrepreneur, academic and administrator.

When: Thursday Sep 27

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara CA

Admission: $15 - $55


Contact: Georgette Gehue,, 408-280-5530

Category: Other 13 id: 14659

Memphis Soul A 6week course with Pete Elman   Thursday Oct 4 - ...   $150/6-class series

Memphis Soul A 6week course with Pete Elman

The soul music that came out of Memphis in the 1960’s transformed the landscape of popular music. It was rhythm and blues; it was rock and roll. It was the sound of the Deep South, the incredible voices that came from the black church, and the rhythms of the land. It was the vehicle to stardom for many. Its legacy has lasted 50 years and will live as long as people have a need to be nurtured by the soulful sounds of Stax-Volt, Otis Redding, Booker T and the MGs, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and many others. Join Rhythmix and acclaimed musician Pete Elman in this astonishing 6-week peek into how Memphis soul put the grit, grease and grace into American music. Thursday, Oct 4th Week one: The origins of soul music: Memphis in the 1950’s; Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, Stax records; Rufus and Carla Thomas; The Mar-Keys, Booker T. and the MGs; Chips Moman, the origin, history, impact and legacy of the greatest instrumental band in all of American music. Al Bell comes into the business. Thursday, Oct 18th Week two: The king of soul: The life and music of legend Otis Redding, the greatest soul singer of the 1960’s. Selected clips from Monterey Pop and Live in Norway. Thursday, Oct 25th Week three: The messengers of soul: Eddie Floyd, Mable John, (post-Motown) Luher Ingram (Koko, dist. by Stax) Johnnie Taylor, William Bell, the Bar Kays; the writing/producing team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Rick Hall and FAME studio, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Swampers, Staple singers Thursday, Nov 1st Week four: Soul signifiers: Sam and Dave and the Wicked Pickett Thursday, Nov 8th Week five: Soul sisters: Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin, in Memphis Thursday, Nov 15th Week six: Soul brother number one: The Godfather of Soul: James Brown

When: Thursday Oct 4 - Thursday Nov 15

Where: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda CA

Admission: $150/6-class series


Contact: Tina Blaine,, 510-865-5060

Category: Other 13 id: 14637

Floating Pumpkin Patch   Saturday Oct 20   $10

Floating Pumpkin Patch

It's the 8th Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch! Saturday October 20, 1:30-6pm. Tired of searching those dusty fields for your perfect pumpkin to carve or decorate? We are too! So we've put a fun spin on the tradition by creating a patch in the pool! In addition to pumpkins, we've got plenty of other fun activities planned. Bring your suit, towel and friends and make a day of it! EVENT SCHEDULE 1:30pm - Games and activities begin on the pool deck 2pm - Floating Pumpkin Patch opens; swim to your pumpkin! 2-6pm - Activities, crafts, open swim, fun! COST Pre-Sale Tickets Only $10 Entry Fee (pumpkin included) All persons entering the facility are subject to entry fee. Children under 2 are free. LOCATION Ridgway Swim Center (455 Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa) PURCHASE TICKETS Call (707) 543-3421 or visit

When: Saturday Oct 20

Where: 455 Ridgway Ave. Santa Rosa CA

Admission: $10


Contact: Kristi Buffo,, 7075433225

Category: Other 13 id: 14629

Halloween at Howarth   Saturday Oct 27   $6-$15

Halloween at Howarth

It's the 13th annual Halloween at Howarth! October 27, 11:30am-3pm. •Children ages 12 & under dressed in their favorite costumes can trick-or-treat through Howarth Park (630 Summerfield Road) at treat stations hosted by local Santa Rosa businesses and organizations. •Participants will also enjoy Howarth Park's rides and attractions. •Fun Zone will include games, art, face painting, a photo booth & more! •Rain may cancel the event, check Santa Rosa Rec & Parks Facebook or call 707-543-3425 the morning of the event for an update. For more info and to purchase tickets visit It is highly anticipated that this event will sell out, so don't delay on securing your pass! ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS Email or call (707) 543-3737.

When: Saturday Oct 27

Where: 630 Summerfield Road Santa Rosa CA

Admission: $6-$15


Contact: Jeff Tibbetts,, (707) 543-3737

Category: Other 13 id: 14630

Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair   Saturday Dec 1 - ...   $3 - Children 12 and under are FREE. Pay once --

Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair

Celebrate the season with gifts for yourself or loved ones in this festive shopping experience featuring 80 artisan vendors! Back for its 44th year, this traditional event offers unique handcrafted wares on display. Enjoy live entertainment both days, food and beverages for purchase, and a kids' craft area open on Saturday from 10am-2pm. Also, take a ride on Rosie the Trolley for FREE to and from the Crafts Fair to the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Holiday Open House! WHEN Saturday, December 1: 9am - 5pm Sunday, December 2: 10am - 4pm WHERE Finley Community Center/Person Senior Wing Lobby 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

When: Saturday Dec 1 - Sunday Dec 2

Where: 2060 West College Avenue Santa Rosa CA

Admission: $3 - Children 12 and under are FREE. Pay once --


Contact: Kristi Buffo,, (707) 543-3737

Category: Other 13 id: 14665