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April, 2014

April 2014 - End Date TBD - SAFE PARKING PROGRAM

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Catholic Charities.

  • Hours: 8pm - 8am nightly
  • Location:Lot D
  • Admission: Must be pre-registered with voucher from Catholic Charities
  • Organization: Community Development Commission (funding agency)/Catholic Charities (operator)
  • Contact: Mark Krug 707-565-7509 or Jennielynn Holmes 707-542-5426 x210
  • Phone: See Above

Every Saturday & Sunday - CAR MART

The Car Mart is the #1 place in Sonoma County to sell or buy a private vehicle and has been a part of Santa Rosa's local community since 1984. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the east side of Brookwood Avenue in Santa Rosa, no appointment necessary; the non-consignment lot is open Saturdays & Sundays except major holidays and select Fairgrounds events. For more information, visit the Car Mart online at www.the-carmart.com. Spanish and other language translation available on website.

  • Hours: Friday Closed / Sat 6am-6pm / Sun 6am-5pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Phone: 707-546-4044
  • Website: www.the-carmart.com

Daily - Attended Donation Center

7 Days a week (Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)

Our attended donation center allows the community to donate gently used clothing, small houshold items & electronic waste in a safe & secure location.

  • Hours: Winter Hours: 8:45am - 5:30pm ~ Spring Hours: 9:45am - 6:30pm
  • Location:Jockey Club Parking Lot
  • Admission: None
  • Organization: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
  • Phone: 707-523-0550
  • Website: www.gire.org

Weekend & Weekday Classes - SR Motorcycle & Scooter Training

Motorcycle & Scooter safety training / DMV test waiver ~ For all ages 15 1/2 yrs old & older. Weekend & Weekday Courses available.

  • Hours: Classroom 7am-9:30am & Riding Range 10:30am-3:30pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: $250 (21 yrs old & over) or $150 (20 yrs old & under)
  • Organization: SRMT
  • Contact: Cecilia
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website: www.sr-mt.com

Abril 20, 2014 - Jaripeo / Baile

Jaripeo a Cargo de Pedro Veronica. Espectaculo Ecuestre de Ezequiel Checke "Pena". Baile con Chuy Lizarraga Nueva Alianza y Gabriel Diaz.

  • Hours: Puertas abrien a las 2pm
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Organization: Vi-Va Productions
  • Contact: El Patron Radio
  • Phone: 707-545-1460
  • Website: www.elpatronradio.com

April 26, 2014 - Echelberger's ATA Martial Arts Tournament

American Taekwando Association Tournament. Open to ATA competitiors; ages 3 through adult. Competition in Forms, Weapons, Sparring, Combat Sparring, Creative Forms and Weapons, and Extreme Forms and Weapons. The public is welcome to watch.

  • Hours: 7am - 6pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $5.00
  • Contact: Debbie or Josh Segal
  • Phone: 707-763-5425
  • Website: www.atapetaluma.com

May, 2014

May 2-4, 2014 - GEM FAIRE

Gems, Beads, Crystals, Fine & Fashion Jewelry, Silver, Lapidary Equipment, Minerals, Imports, Jewelry Repair, and much more.

  • Hours: Fri: Noon-6pm / Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7.00 Weekend Pass / Parking $6
  • Organization: Gem Faire
  • Contact: Joan Small
  • Phone: 503-252-8306
  • Website: www.gemfaire.com

May 2-3, 2014 - WGAS Monster Trucks

Spring Monster Truck & Extreme FMX Spectacular!

Two Huge Days ~ Monster Trucks, FMX, Tuff Truck Racing and much more!

  • Hours: FRI-Gates Open @ 6p;Show @ 7:30p/SAT Matinee-Gates Open @ Noon; Show @ 1:30p/SAT Night-Gates Open @ 6p; Show @ 7:30p
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: Tickets on sale at all four Sonoma County Les Schwab Tire Stores
  • Organization: WGAS Motorsport Entertainment, LLC
  • Phone: 530-745-0100
  • Website: www.wgasmotorsports.com

May 4, 2014 - 52nd Annual 4-H ChickenQue

TICKETS ON SALE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

ChickenQue is a fundraiser and open house for the Sonoma County 4-H Program. 4-H members and their families from all over the county come together to host the largest single day chicken BBQ west Of the Mississippi! They have been doing this for the last 52 years without fail. Our 4-H members host interactive booths featuring the many projects they are involved with as 4-H erís. This is a great family event and an opportunity to learn about 4-H. Please come out and be part of this wonderful event and enjoy a good meal Rain or shine! Purchase tickets from a 4Her or at the 4-H Office, 133 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa. 4-H Office Hours: 8-11am and 1-4pm. 565-2381. $10 per meal. Attend the event for free, tickets are for the meal. Cake slices, whole cakes and drinks also available for sale. Drive up windows also available!!!

  • Hours: 11:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location:Fairgrounds
  • Admission: Event is FREE; Meals are $10/ea
  • Organization: Sonoma County 4-H
  • Contact: 4-H Office - Judy Ludovice
  • Phone: 707-565-2381
  • Website: www.ucanr.org/soco4h

May 8-11, 2014 - Just Between Friends Kids & Maternity Consignment Event

NorCal's LARGEST kids & maternity consignment event. New & gently used clothes (0-12 yrs), toys, books, games, DVD's, furniture, outdoor gear, boutique items and more! Shop and save 50-90% off retail. Consign and earn 60-65% of sales. Help onsite and earn 65% PLUS a presale pass to exclusive presales FIRST! All items inspected for quality, cleanliness and recalls. Proud to partner with Active 20-30 service club to benefit disadvantaged children in our community. Exclusive Presale: Wed/Thurs - Team Members, Consignors, Teachers, Military, 1st Time Parents, Grandparents, Adoptive & Foster Parents; advance online registration required.

  • Hours: Thur: 4pm-7:30pm /Fri: 9am-7pm /Sat: 9am-2pm/Sun: 9am-2pm (50% off sale)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $3 Thurs & Fri only (Benefits Active 20-30 Club); Sat & Sun - FREE
  • Organization: Just Between Friends
  • Contact: Jennifer Hundley
  • Phone: 707-456-7523
  • Website: www.northbay.jbfsale.com

May 17, 2014 - Color Me Rad

5K Race

RUNNERS PACKET PICK-UP @ GARRETT HALL: MAY 15th, 3pm-7pm & MAY 16th, 11am-7pm ~ RACE DAY - MAY 17th: Start off with a WHITE shirt and throughout the 5K run, each section of the run adds a new explosion of color (yellow, green, blue, purple & pink) to your clean, painter's palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color!

  • Hours: 9am-11:30am
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Concourse
  • Admission: Free to Spectators / $40 Registration for Runners; Parking in Brookwood Lot - $5
  • Website: www.colormerad.com

May 24-25, 2014 - REDGA Memorial Doe Show

2-Day Show sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat Association

2 Days ~ 4 Judges ~ 8 Sanctions ~ Lamancha Specialty ~ Youth Activities ~ BBQ ~ Raffles & More!

  • Hours: Sat: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. / Sun: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE
  • Organization: Redwood Empire Dairy Goat Association
  • Website: www.redga.org

May 30, 31 & June 1, 2014 - Renovacion Carismatica

Help people in spiritual, depression and morality.

  • Hours: 8am - 10pm
  • Location:Garrett & Kraft Buildings
  • Admission: Donecion
  • Organization: Catholic Charismatic Renewal
  • Contact: Israel1197@att.net
  • Phone: 707-703-6622 or 707-477-4721

May 30 - June 1, 2014 - American Crown Circus / Circus Osorio

The American Crown Circus is back in Santa Rosa with a completely new and exciting show! Circus stars from around the globe. Family friendly show at great prices.

  • Hours: Fri: 5:30 & 7:30pm / Sat: 5:30 & 7:30pm / Sun: 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm / Mon: 5:30 & 7:30pm
  • Location:Brookwood Lot (South of the Car Mart)
  • Admission: Adult (12 yrs & up) - $16 / Child (11 yrs & under) - 2 Free per Paid Adult / Add'l Child: $5/ea
  • Contact: Leo Osorio
  • Phone: 702-493-2894
  • Website: www.americancrowncircus.com

June, 2014

June 13 & 14, 2014 - COUNTRY SUMMER 2014

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY - JANUARY 18TH (9am at the Fairgrounds & Noon online/phone orders)

Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival, features 10 nationally recognized entertainers over two epic days. There will be a plentiful array of food and beverage concessions as well as Western-themed activities for fans of all ages. To date, the talent lineup stars Hunter Hayes with Joe Nichols on June 13 and headliner Darius Rucker with Eli Young Band and Dustin Lynch on June 14. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.CountrySummer.com or call 800-514-3849 to order by phone.

  • Hours: Fri: 4pm-10pm (gates open @ 2pm) / Sat: 1pm-10pm (gates open @ 11am)
  • Location:Carnival Lot
  • Admission: Daily Tickets start @ $49 for GA; Reserved Tickets are $79 (Limited number of two-day discounted packages available)
  • Phone: 707-543-0100 info / 800-514-3849 tickets
  • Website: www.CountrySummer.com

June 21-22, 2014 - NORCAL MINIATURE HORSE SHOW

Miniature Horse Show

  • Hours: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: NORCAL Miniature Horse Club
  • Contact: Kristy Pruett
  • Phone: 707-225-4417
  • Website: www.norcalminiatures.com

June 21, 2014 - Santa Rosa Toy Con 2014

3 BUILDINGS OF AWESOME

OVER 200 BOOTHS OF VINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE TOYS & COMICS ~ Toy designers, Comic Writers & Publishers, Cosplay Competition, Chewbacca Roar Contest, Panels and Q&As, 2K Standard SCG IQ Magic Tournament with Booster Draft & other side events, Lego Building Exhibition, Contest & Free Play Area. SPECIAL GUESTS....

  • Hours: 10am-5pm (earlybird at 9am)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Finley Hall & Showcase Cafe
  • Admission: $15 (earlybird $25)
  • Organization: Santa Rosa Toy Con
  • Contact: santarosatoyshow@gmail.com
  • Phone: 707-479-3698
  • Website: www.santarosatoycon.com

July, 2014

July 4th, 2014 - RED, WHITE & BOOM!

Santa Rosa Fireworks Celebration

PUBLIC PARKING ~ ACCESS TO BROOKWOOD PARKING LOT WILL BE OFF OF BENNETT VALLEY ROAD LIVE MUSIC: 4pm - 7pm Food, Drinks, Live Music, Kid's Activities - Join us for an afternoon and evening of family fun and a great community celebration! Proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of Sonoma County and local underprivileged youth! NOTE: No glass, alcohol, dogs, BBQs, personal fireworks or pop-up tents. Ice Chests & Folding Chairs OK ~ No tailgating please.

  • Hours: Gates Open 3:30pm; Live Music @ 4pm; Fireworks at 9:30pm/Dark
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds Carnival Area Lawn
  • Admission: $10 - Adults & kids 12+ / $5 - Kids 5-11 / Free - 4 & under / FREE Parking
  • Organization: Santa Rosa Active 20/30 Club #50
  • Website: www.santarosaredwhiteandboom.com

July 12, 2014 - Baile

TICKETS NOT FOR SALE AT FAIRGROUNDS ~ TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR BOLETOS DE PREVENTA EN LUGARES AUTORIZADOS: En Santa Rosa Rancho Mendoza #1y#2 - Calzado Leon, Joyeria Angelica, Santa Rosa Soccer, Tienda Lepes. En Petaluma Joyeria y Beutique Angelica, Joyeria Los Pinosl En Napa Vaquero Western Wear. En Windsor Martins Market. En Healdsburg Novendades Eva, Agave Restaurant. En Ukiah Joyeria Angelica. En Panaderia El Palomo en Cloverdale. En Petaluma

  • Hours: 8pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Organization: Emotions Music Entertainment
  • Contact: Maggie LeClerc
  • Phone: 707-284-3069
  • Website: www.radiolazer.com

August, 2014

August 22-24, 2014 - MENSONA KENNEL CLUB

All-Breed Dog Shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials

AKC All Breed Dog Show 8/23-8/24 ~ Agility, Ralley & Obedience 8/22-8/24

  • Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking $6
  • Organization: Mensona Kennel Club
  • Contact: Suzanne Leonard
  • Phone: 707-544-5103
  • Website: www.mensona.com

September, 2014

September 19, 20 & 21, 2014 - 20th Sonoma County Fall Home Show

Welcome to the 20th Annual Fall Home Show, one of the premier events featured at the beautiful Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This show is the total one stop shopping experience for all of your home improvement and fix up needs. Whether you are looking for a complete home remodel, a kitchen or bath makeover, or that new roof before the winter rains hit, you will find the solution for all your needs at the Fall Home Show. You will meet the professionals you can trust, many have been part of our Home Shows for over 20 years Ö that's reliability. In today's fast pace complex world, we have all come to rely on many sources of information. We are bombarded by the web, radio, TV, print, direct mail, and tons of social media. How do we find just the right home product, service, designer, or contractor? At our show you are in charge. You choose which exhibitors to "interview" and compare their business offerings face to face on your terms.. We take away the "fear" of the hardsell stranger invading your home after that 1-800 appointment you made, or that list recommendation web site you clicked on. You will be able to evaluate your potential source on your terms. If the "fit" is not there, you move on to find just the right professional somewhere else at the show. Thousands of attendees have even made the Home Shows an annual experience. They get to know many of our hundreds of exhibitors and even become casual friends with some. Then when ready to proceed on a project, they have greater confidence, which can ultimately save time and money. Overall, the Home Show is a great family experience with fun shopping, good food, easy access and parking, plus everyone loves The Train Show (included with your Home Show admission).

  • Hours: Friday Noon-7pm / Saturday 10am-7pm / Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers, Garden Annex & Finley Hall
  • Admission: $7 General Admission, Seniors Friday Only $4, $2 off with non-perishable food, Children 12 and under Free
  • Organization: G&G Productions
  • Contact: Jamie Rodriguez
  • Phone: 800-655-0655 / 916-488-4563 fax
  • Website: www.SonomaCountyHomeShows.com

October, 2014

October 11, 2014 - Run or Dye

You haven't lived until you've "dyed" running! Run or Dye is a color-blasted celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun. To register or find out more, go to www.runordye.com

  • Hours: 9am-12pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Concourses
  • Admission: $20 - $50.00 ~ Parking $6
  • Organization: Viral Events
  • Website: www.runordye.com

October 16-19, 2014 - Just Between Friends - Kids & Maternity Consignment Event

NorCal's LARGEST kids & maternity consignment event. New & gently used clothes (0-12 yrs), toys, books, games, DVD's, furniture, outdoor gear, boutique items and more! Shop and save 50-90% off retail. Consign and earn 60-65% of sales. Help onsite and earn 65% PLUS a presale pass to exclusive presales FIRST! All items inspected for quality, cleanliness and recalls. Proud to partner with Active 20-30 service club to benefit disadvantaged children in our community. Exclusive Presale: Wed/Thurs - Team Members, Consignors, Teachers, Military, 1st Time Parents, Grandparents, Adoptive & Foster Parents; advance online registration required.

  • Hours: Thur: 4pm-7:30pm /Fri: 9am-7pm /Sat: 9am-2pm/Sun: 9am-2pm (50% off sale)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $3 Thurs & Fri only (Benefits Active 20-30 Club); Sat & Sun - FREE
  • Organization: North Bay Just Between Friends
  • Contact: Jennifer Hundley
  • Phone: 707-456-7523
  • Website: www.jbfsale.com

October 18, 2014 - Clog Dancing Workshop

  • Hours: 10am-9pm
  • Location:Kraft Hall
  • Organization: Redwood Country Cloggers
  • Contact: info@redwoodcloggers.com
  • Phone: 707-523-CLOG (2564)
  • Website: www.redwoodcloggers.com

October 24-26, 2014 - GEM FAIRE

Gems, Beads, Crystals, Fine & Fashion Jewelry, Silver, Lapidary Equipment, Minerals, Imports, Jewelry Repair, and much more.

  • Hours: Fri: Noon-6pm / Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7.00 Weekend Pass / Parking $6
  • Organization: Gem Faire
  • Contact: Joan Small
  • Phone: 503-252-8306
  • Website: www.gemfaire.com

October 25-26, 2014 - BAY TEAM DOG AGILITY COMPETITION

  • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: The Bay Team
  • Contact: info@bayteam.org
  • Phone: 650-906-5146
  • Website: www.bayteam.org

November, 2014

November 1, 2014 - Bay Area Science Festival

DISCOVERY DAY NORTH BAY!

Discovery Day North Bay takes place at the Sonoma Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. People of all ages are invited to unleash their inner scientist while discovering the innovation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) organizations in the North Bay. There will be more than 50 hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and exhibits to enjoy. Guests can save a droid ICU patient, create a pulsar, extract DNA, drive robots, and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream.

  • Hours: 11am-4pm
  • Location:Kraft Building, Garrett Building, Hall of Flowers, Garden Annex & Mexican Village
  • Admission: Free Parking All Lots (Brookwood Lot; entrance on Bennett Valley Road)
  • Contact: carole@bayareascience.org
  • Website: www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-north-bay/

November 14, 15 & 16, 2014 - Renovacion Carismatica

Help people in spiritual, depression and morality.

  • Hours: 8am - 10pm
  • Location:Garrett & Kraft Buildings
  • Admission: Donecion
  • Organization: Catholic Charismatic Renewal
  • Contact: Israel1197@att.net
  • Phone: 707-703-6622 or 707-477-4721

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