Maypole in Cloverdale
MAYPOLE During last year’s May Day celebration, dancers circled the Geyserville Maypole, as Gretchen Krebs (center, seated) clasped her hands in thanks. This year’s celebration takes place Sunday, May 5, at Geyserville Winery starting at 11am. (Photo by Rick Tang)

True Folkie
New Englander Reed Foehl, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and creator of six albums, shows up at Second Story for Dad Country on Thursday, May 2. Doors at 6pm, music at 7pm, free but registration requested. Upstairs at Little Saint, 25 North St.

AV Block Party
Healdsburg community event for the 10th Annual AVFilm Festival. Free live music from the Heavyweight Champs, community partners on display, with food and wine for sale from vendors. It’s Friday, May 3, from 6-9:30pm. Animated feature Blue Giant screens at 8pm in the Raven Theater, 115 North St. Free event and screening, $100 VIP passes available. For more, check out

‘Crow Talk’
Eileen Garvin, author of The Music of Bees, showcases her new novel, Crow Talk, for Copperfield’s Books at Thumbprint Cellars, at 7pm on Friday, May 3. Free but registration suggested at

Local favorites the Pulsators kick off the month of music at Elephant in the Room. They’re billed as “New Orleans-style rock” but get into ska, rockabilly and more, starting at 8pm on Friday, May 3. Music all month long at the pub, 177 Healdsburg Ave., usually $10.

Gotta love the name of this Pearl Jam tribute band, Corduroy. They play Friday, May 3, at 8pm. Food for purchase from Galvan’s Eatery available starting at 7pm. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door, 44-F Mill St.

Farmers’ Market
The Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market continues on May 4 and every Saturday until December. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, cheeses, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat and fresh eggs from local vendors. From 8:30am to noon in the West Plaza Parking Lot.

Fido at Fitch
Join Mike McGuire and the City of Healdsburg at Lower Villa Chanticleer to celebrate the completion of public access improvements of Fitch Mountain, and the Villa Dog Park renovation, on Saturday, May 4.  The 10am-to-1pm event will include an opening ceremony, guided hikes of Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve, kids activities, live music and a lot of tail wagging.

Cinco de Mayo
A holiday fiesta con musicá, comida y cultura at the Windsor Palms Plaza, 8465 Old Redwood Highway, from 2-8pm on Saturday, May 4. Free, from the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. 

May Day
Only five days late, Geyserville holds a May Day celebration on Sunday, May 5. Rib cook-off, beer and wine, plus a May Day queen, May Pole dancers and Ballet Folklórico. From 11am to 4pm at Geyserville Winery, 19410 Geyserville Ave.

Community Band
The Healdsburg Community Band will present another of their popular, and free, brass band concerts on Sunday, May 5, at 3pm. The program will include military band classics from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, and a tribute to the Gershwin songbook and Henry Mancini. Donations are encouraged. Location is Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave.

City Council
Healdsburg’s City Council meets on Monday, May 6, to hear public comment, receive reports and consider direction of city business, at 6pm, 401 Grove St. Agendas for all city meetings are published in advance at

Caviar Conversation
An evening discussing and tasting caviar, with Shaoching Bishop of Thomas Keller’s new venture, Regiis Ova. Wines from Portalupi to pair. It takes place on Thursday, May 9, starting at 5:30pm in the Fireplace Lounge at CraftWork, 445 Center St., $65.

Saxophonist Ruth Ahlers leads a jazz trio, with Gino Raugi (guitar) and Joel Kruzic (bass), at Furthermore Wines on Thursday, May 8. From 5-8pm, no cover. 354-A Healdsburg Ave.

Barrel Room
The band Third Rail plays the barrel room at Hudson St. Wineries on Friday, May 10. This is the last month of music in the barrel room at this wine collective. From 5-8pm, $5 cover; food from Fogbelt and from SoCo Paella available. 428 Hudson St., at Front.

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