PIANIST Marc Cary, shown here in 2014, will return to Healdsburg on Dec. 17 & 18 to perform solo at The 222. (Christian Kallen)

Foodie Film: Six California Kitchens will be celebrated at Studio Barndiva on Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:30 to 5pm. Karen Schmitt and the family will be showing Ben Proudfoot’s documentary about Sally Schmitt and signing books. “Bahl Hornin’!” 237 Front St. 

Community Posada: Friday, Dec. 16, Healdsburg expands its holiday season with events recognizing Las Posadas, a Latin American devotional tradition, and Hanukkah. For schedule, see box below.

Farmers’ Market: Last Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market of the year, Saturday, Dec. 17. Featuring a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as other items, the market celebrates the agricultural heritage of Sonoma Valley. Markets resume in April, 2023. At West Plaza Park, North Street, 8:30am to noon. 

Raven Sing-along: Saturday, Dec. 17, the Raven Theatre will host a “Kris Kringle Karol-oke” Holiday Sing-a-Long. Participants may wear festive attire (pajamas and slippers encouraged) and be prepared to sing their holiday hearts out. Featuring Spencer Blank on piano and Steven David Martin as emcee. The concession stand will be open and serving traditional holiday treats. 115 North St., 7:30pm. 

Marc Cary: Healdsburg favorite returns to town for a solo jazz piano recital on The 222 stage, Dec. 17 and 18. Performances 7pm. Tickets $35-$75 at Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave.; the222.org.

Finale: Lew Sbrana leads the New Horizons Band of Sonoma County in his final concert, Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2pm, at Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave. Admission is free.

City Council: Regular Monday meeting, Dec. 19. Agenda may include appointments of council members to various boards and commissions, naming process for new park at Saggio Hills and other items. Meeting from 6pm at City Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., or it may be watched on facebook.com/cityofhealdsburg.

Closed: City offices closed Dec. 26-Dec. 30. Will reopen on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Winter Escape: The 30th Anniversary Winter WINEland will feature two days along the Wine Road, for a perfect winter escape. Participants may taste current vintages, multiple varietals grown in Sonoma County, and experience the beauty of winter in Sonoma County. A detailed program will soon be available at wineroad.com.

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