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Healdsburg Weekend Planner: Sept. 23-25

There's a whole lot going on in Healdsburg and slightly beyond this weekend. See if there's something for you.

Healdsburg Weekend Planner: Sept. 23-25 Healdsburg Weekend Planner: Sept. 23-25 Healdsburg Weekend Planner: Sept. 23-25 Healdsburg Weekend Planner: Sept. 23-25 Healdsburg Weekend Planner: Sept. 23-25

Friday-Sunday:

H-Town Youth Theatre presents Annie Jr. For generations, this charming tale has delighted audiences young and old with its sunny disposition and roster of hummable hits including "Hard Knock Life" and "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile." Don't miss your chance to experience the magic as Annie and Daddy Warbucks discover that "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!" Catch these talented young performers.

If you go: Tickets are $10. Friday's show is at 7 p.m., Saturday’s shows are at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s curtain is at 2 p.m. at the , 115 North Street, in Healdsburg. The show continues Sept. 20-October 2.

Saturday:

The 12th Annual Sonoma County Book Festival, the oldest general interest book festival in Northern California features a full day of author readings, panel discussions, performers, booksellers, poetry, storytellers and activities for all ages.

If you go: This free event is open from 10 am to 4 pm in Old Courthouse Square in Downtown Santa Rosa. For a full schedule of events visit www.socobookfest.org.

Saturday:

Bring your dog and a picnic and enjoy a fun filled day at Amista Vineyards Third Annual Amista Dog Day –wine, chocolate and more – with proceeds benefiting Canine Companions for Independence, the nonprofit that provide highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Meet Amista wine dog Finnegan and owners Mike and Vicky Farrow. Have a professional photograph taken of you and your canine friend (or any friend) in the beautiful vineyards. There will be Amista’s award winning wines, Peters’ Chocolates, Gold Medal breads from and raffle prizes.

Have a photo taken with you and your dogs by Lori Laube and take home a cherished memory of your day. Canine Companions for Independence volunteer puppy raisers and graduate teams will be on hand, providing working dog demonstrations.

If you go: The cost is $20 per person and includes a photo to take home. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at Amista Vineyards, 3320 Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. For more information call 707-431-9200 or email tr@amistavineyards.com.

Sunday:

Bark for fun! A day of fun for the whole family including your pets, this event benefits the Healdsburg Animal Shelter. Featured will be pet adoptions, police dog demos, a pet costume contest, wine tasting, delicious food, kid’s games, a silent auction, rekai for dogs, face painting, raffles and more. Additionally there will be live music by the Acoustic Echoes. 

If you go: Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at , 13100 Healdsburg Avenue in Healdsburg. For more information call 707-433-8900.

Saturday:

The Healdsburg ARTs Festival features seventy five of northern California’s best artists in fine art & contemporary craft. Artists will be at the Plaza to talk about their unique work and the process they use in creating their work. Art work and contemporary craft at the festival include jewelry, textiles, painting, sculpture, wood, metal, ceramics, mixed media, glass and other unique handmade works. Additionally, there will be a children’s Art Zone open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Art instructors will be on hand to work with the kids on art projects from collage and assemblage to painting and mixed media.  There will also be food and wine for purchase.

If you go: The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the in downtown Healdsburg.

Saturday and Sunday:

This weekend, farmers from Petaluma to Healdsburg will be dusting off their hats, putting out the welcome mats and opening their barn doors to tell behind-the scenes stories of Sonoma County agriculture and local foods. Dozens of farms, artisanal producers, wineries and agriculture-based businesses will host a weekend of tours, hands-on demonstrations, food tasting and product sales. From hay rides to cheese making, visitors will have a first-hand opportunity to experience life on the farm and meet the farmers, vintners and artisans who produce some of Sonoma County’s finest food and agricultural products.

If you go: Admission is free to most stops: all you need is transportation and a map to chart your agricultural adventure. The farms are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of farms and directions, click here.

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