Sonoma County nonprofit events focus on mental and physical health during pandemic

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Editor’s note: With changing county and state conditions around the coronavirus pandemic, it’s always a good idea to call ahead or watch online before heading to a event. Please plan ahead and confirm that events are still running as planned. Also, be sure to check each event’s requirements for vaccinations and mask requirements.

KIDS EVENT:

Kids Night at the Museum: Drop your kids off at the Charles M. Schulz Museum for some after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum. The kids will have the Museum to themselves for a special game night! Play glow-in-the-dark bowling, complete an obstacle course and scavenger hunt on the iPad, play ball tennis, create your own board game, and more! Also enjoy a pizza, arts, crafts and cartoon dinner. Recommended for ages 5 to 10. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. $35 (10% discount is available when registering more than one family member). Members receive a 20% discount on the price per child only. Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. bit.ly/3KycVoi

DRAW WITH ANIMALS

Doodle Drawing Workshop at Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary: The event takes place in Goatlandia. After learning the basic doodle patterns on practice paper, we’ll move on to professional card stock for personalized greeting cards. Create a pattern of our farm animals or design your own. Wear appropriate clothing for working outside on tables. Drinks and light snacks provided. Art instructor, Connie English, donates all proceeds from this workshop to Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26. $50. Goatlandia, 2336 Olivet Lane, Santa Rosa. bit.ly/3HziUHr

CARDIAC SCREENING:

Youth and Young Adult Cardiac Screening: West County Health Centers is offering all youth and young adults ages 12-25 the opportunity to participate in Via Heart Project’s free cardiac screening event. All participants must be registered in advance. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday February 27. SRJC Petaluma, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma. Free. bit.ly/3uZPEqc

HEALTH FAIR:

Sonoma Valley Community Health Fair: This year’s free Sonoma Valley Community Health Center event will provide health services and information to the community with a focus on the needs of underserved communities. Local and county organizations will participate and offer a wide range of resources and information to attendees, including health insurance registration, emergency preparedness kits, free flu shots, health screenings non-metabolic, including body mass index, glucose, blood pressure, and vision screenings. Activities including raffles and entertainment, children’s corner, DJ, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalen, Ohtli Yolilitzli Aztec dance group and Vintage House Ukulele group. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March 2. Free. Altimira College, 17805 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. For more information, contact the Community Health Center at 707-939-6070, ext. 112, or email [email protected] bit.ly/3nUcY4l

PURCHASES:

Just Between Friends Kids & Maternity Consignment Event: Semi-annual Just Between Friends North Bay event where clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, baby gear, Halloween costumes, holiday outfits and more still are for sale. 9 a.m. (limited capacity) to 7 p.m., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from March 3 to 6. Free – $10. Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa. For more information, contact Jennifer Hundley at 707-456-7523 or [email protected] northbay.jbfsale.com

FUNDRAISING EVENT:

Musical evening for the living room: a fundraiser for the living room with New Beau, OK, Quest Clown and Ava Stubblefield. The Living Room serves Sonoma County women and their children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. $10. The Phoenix Theatre, 201 Washington Street,. Petaluma. bit.ly/3uyw6Zy

KIDS EVENT:

Snoopy Meditation and Yoga: The Charles M. Schulz Museum yoga event will include playful yoga and gentle stretching, preceded by a meditative walk through the Snoopy Maze, led by instructor Elizabeth Smith. Intended for ages 16 and up. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19. $25 (members receive 20% off). Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. bit.ly/32wg7Qg

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Familias Al Aire Libre / Families Outdoors: Join the Sonoma Land Trust for a bilingual family nature walk. Each month we visit a different park with nature guides. Fun for all families. Transportation available. The group will leave together in a caravan towards the park. Bring a picnic and water. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday March 26. Free. Laguna de Santa Rosa, 822 5th St. Santa Rosa. Familias al Aire Libre/ Caminata Bilingüe Para Toda La Familia. For more information, contact Mirella: 707-324-3525 or [email protected] bit.ly/3KHxVsY

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