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The Week in Santa Rosa: November 19-25

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 | Posted by

A comedy open mic night will be held at Gaia’s Garden on 1899 Mendocino Ave. on Wednesday, November 21, at 9 p.m. Headlining act is Lynn Ruth Miller, a 79-year-old comedienne from Pacifica. Open to the public. Mature content. $4, no cover charge. 544-2491.

Fleet Feet Sports will host a Turkey Trot Family Fun-Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22, at Howarth Park on 630 Summerfield Road. The 3.5 mile course will loop the bike trails of Howarth Park and Spring Lake Regional Park. Hot apple cider will be waiting at the finish. Bring canned food items to donate and receive a raffle ticket. Free. Info: 569-1494. www.fleetfeetsantarosa.com.

The Redwood Gospel Mission will host the Great Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday, November 21, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on 1350 Bennett Valley Road from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and have a hot turkey dinner, get a free haircut, a warm coat and medical or dental evaluation. The family-friendly event will feature crafts, a bounce house and face-painting for the kids. Free. Info: 578-1830×15. www.srmission.org.

The Santa Rosa Junior College’s Theater Arts Department will present the play “Beauty and the Beast,” opening Friday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Burbank Auditorium on the college campus at 1501 Mendocino Ave. The department invites you to “be our guest” and fall under the spell of this classic story about the beautiful maiden, Belle, and the fierce Beast who holds her captive in his enchanted castle. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Tickets: General $15, Student/Senior $12, Youth (12 and under) $10. Group pricing also available. Info: 527-4343. www.santarosa.edu.

Kenwood Vineyards will host a “Holiday Extravaganza” open house on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9592 Sonoma Hwy. Around 24 wineries are participating in the event. Start your holiday shopping while being serenaded by carols, sipping on superb wines, and tasting scrumptious treats created by chef Robin Lehnhoff. Tickets: $45. Info: 833-5891. www.heartofsonomavalley.com.

-Melody Karpinski

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