WIZARD ON STATE As Glinda the good witch (Addison Domenichelli) looks skyward, Dorothy (Teagan Arata) vows to be a good girl in a previous production of "Wizard of Oz" from St. John's Catholic School. (Photo by Ashlei Kilkenny Photography)

Final DEI Meeting

“Is the Dream Alive and Well in Healdsburg?” is the title of the fifth and final encuentro in Healdsburg’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion series. This meeting explores contemporary and historical experiences of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Healdsburg and Sonoma County. Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm at Healdsburg Community Center. Healdsburg.gov/dei. 

Book Sale

The Friends of the Healdsburg Library (FoHL) is holding their spring book sale from Thursday, April 27-Saturday, April 29. Sales from book donations go to support the BiblioBike and other library projects. In the Meeting Room, Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St., hours vary. 

Return to Oz

St. John’s Catholic School picks up its once-traditional staging of the musical Wizard of Oz at the Raven Performing Arts Theater. Join Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road to Oz, with her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto. Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday matinee at 2pm. More at Raventheater.org.

Opening Night

The Alexander Valley Film Festival throws an opening night block party on Cloverdale’s First Street, home of the Clover Theater (121 E. First), on Friday, April 28.  Opening night film will be Blackberry, about the world’s first smartphone. Tickets $100, 5pm. Festival runs through May 7 at various venues; full festival lineup at avfilmpresents.org/film-festival. 

Duo Plus One

Nilson Matta and Jovino Santos Neto combine forces as a dynamic Brazilian duo, with guest percussionist Ami Molinelli. Two shows each on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29 at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets $50-$75 at the222.org. 

Passport Weekend

Passport to Dry Creek runs Friday through Sunday, Apr. 28-30. Join 30-plus wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley for a celebration of farmers, vintners and families that are the heart of the region. Wine and food pairings, new releases, case promotions and conversations with favorite winemakers and growers. $250 for both days, $150 Sunday only, VIP sold out. drycreekvalley.org.

Island Music

Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music from Faith Ako, a resident of the “island of Rohnert Park,” who brings her heartfelt performance to the Healdsburg Regional Library on Saturday, April 29, 2pm. 139 Piper St.

Stellar Sculptors

Nine Sonoma County artists in a single show to celebrate International Sculpture Day. Art, food and drink from 11am–4pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30. T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens, 4370 Pine Flat Rd. 

City Council

Healdsburg’s City Council will meet on Monday, May 1, for their regular twice-monthly meeting. The agenda will be posted a week before the meeting. Attend live at 401 Grove St., 6pm, or view on Facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Wildfire Town Hall

Sen. Mike McGuire will host a Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention on Tuesday, May 2, with CAL FIRE Northern California Region Chief Jake Hess and Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber. The 6:30pm online town hall will be carried live at sd02.senate.ca.gov/video and on Facebook.

Yo! Jude!

Sixties-era tribute band Hey Jude will play the hits and b-sides at Coyote Sonoma on Friday, May 5, from 7-10pm. Hey Jude hails from the Liverpool of the Bay Area, Vacaville. $15, coyotesonoma.com/upcoming-events. 

Music on the Piazza

Live music every first Saturday of the month at Bacchus Landing, including May 6 from noon-4pm. The 2023 Healdsburg Jazz Festival will use this venue extensively in June. Wine available from seven wineries plus wood-fired pizza. 14210 Bacchus Landing Way, next to the Humane Society.

Band Classics

Healdsburg Community Band Spring Concert will take the audience on a musical journey through compositions for military bands, swing bands and Hollywood ensembles. Tim Ellis conducts. Sunday, May 7, 3pm at Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave. Free.

May Day

The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce throws an old-fashioned May Day Celebration on Sunday, May 7 from 11am to 4pm. Maypole dance, ballet folklorico, wine and beer, kids games and a Kiwanis rib cook-off. At Draxton Wines (formerly Clos du Bois Winery), 9410 Geyserville Ave.

Hearing Plans

The Healdsburg Planning Commission reviews the latest applications during their regular 6pm meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at the Council Chambers, 401 Grove St. Agenda released five days earlier on Healdsburg.gov. 

Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience 

HWFE is Friday through Sunday, May 19-21. A la carte events include barbecue, champagne, caviar, pairings and cocktails seminars, celebrity chef demonstrations and an evening concert at Rodney Strong. Multiple charities benefit; no smoking, children or pets allowed. healdsburgwineandfood.com.

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