Event Calendar

Purple = At Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St East, Sonoma        Red = At Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd Kenwood
Green = SEC Event, see details for locationYellow = Partner Events, see details for location

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Easter Sunday
Yoga Hike 10:00 am
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting. For[...]
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Spring Break Day Camp 9:00 am
Spring Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Break Day Camp @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Do you want to get the kids out of the house over Spring Break for some fresh air? We’ve got you covered at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park with our upcoming Day Camp. Join the Sonoma Ecology[...]
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Wilderness First Aid Class 8:00 am
Wilderness First Aid Class @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
Wilderness First Aid Class @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Wildnerness First Aid Course at Sugarloaf Park Gain the confidence and the skills to handle a first aid emergency. Robert Ferguson Observatory Classroom April 7th & 8th 8:00am – 5:00pm Lead by regionally renowned trainer[...]
Compost Workshop 10:30 am
Compost Workshop @ Sonoma Garden Park
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us at Sonoma Garden Park to learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost to use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden. Discover the basics of[...]
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Fire Recovery Walk with CNPS 9:30 am
Fire Recovery Walk with CNPS @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fire Recovery Walk with CNPS @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Botanist Ann Howald of California Native Plant Society‘s Milo Baker Chapter to tour areas of the park that burned in the October wildfires. The walk’s emphasis is on recovery of trees and shrubs that[...]
Wildflower Walk at Van Hoosear Preserve 9:30 am
Wildflower Walk at Van Hoosear Preserve @ Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve (meeting at intersection of Arnold Dr. and Grove St., Sonoma))
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve for one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in all of Sonoma County. Experience a pristine spring grassland with numerous species in full bloom. The[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots[...]
Wildflower Walk at Van Hoosear Preserve 9:30 am
Wildflower Walk at Van Hoosear Preserve @ Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve (meeting at intersection of Arnold Dr. and Grove St., Sonoma))
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve for one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in all of Sonoma County. Experience a pristine spring grassland with numerous species in full bloom. The[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd 9:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa?  Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle. How it works Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mountain[...]
Bill & Dave Hikes to Lawson cabin (w/ Regional Parks) 10:00 am
Bill & Dave Hikes to Lawson cabin (w/ Regional Parks)
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bill & Dave Hikes to Lawson cabin (w/ Regional Parks)
Join Bill and Dave Hikes to explore a new addition to Hood Mtn Regional Park, the former Lawson property. Meet at 9:45 in Los Alamos Rd lot (directions below) for a prompt 10am departure. This strenuous 8.5 mile hike has[...]
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf 10:00 am
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join park naturalists and/or Sonoma Ecology Center staff to learn how to interpret fire landscapes at Sugarloaf that burned in the recent wildfires. Come see the land recover. We will be assessing burned trees, learning[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon (see schedule at left). Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 12:00 am
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon. Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd 9:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa?  Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle. How it works Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mountain[...]
Wildflower Walk at Van Hoosear Preserve 9:30 am
Wildflower Walk at Van Hoosear Preserve @ Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve (meeting at intersection of Arnold Dr. and Grove St., Sonoma))
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve for one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in all of Sonoma County. Experience a pristine spring grassland with numerous species in full bloom. The[...]
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf 10:00 am
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join park naturalists and/or Sonoma Ecology Center staff to learn how to interpret fire landscapes at Sugarloaf that burned in the recent wildfires. Come see the land recover. We will be assessing burned trees, learning[...]
Mushroom Hike 10:00 am
Mushroom Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mushroom Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Enjoy some fungi fun with local expert, George Riner. Fungi are masters at opportunity. Even after a fire, the spores are in the air and find an environment where the local fungal species – i.e. competition[...]
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Tax Day
Tax Day
Apr 17 all-day
NeWTs Launch Party 5:30 pm
NeWTs Launch Party @ Sonoma Garden Park
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Sonoma Ecology Center for a gathering at Sonoma Garden Park to learn about our newest community-based program, NeWTs: Neighbors Working Together … for a water-wise, fire-smart and wildlife-friendly Sonoma Valley. This program supports residents[...]
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RFO “What’s Up?” 8:00 pm
RFO “What’s Up?” @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
RFO “What’s Up?” @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory is offering a limited-ticket event called “What’s Up?” at the observatory.  Come join us!  You’ll receive a tour of the observatory, a classroom talk about prominent objects that are viewable that[...]
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Senderos Naturales: Caminata de la Primavera 8:30 am
Senderos Naturales: Caminata de la Primavera @ (Reuniremos a) La Luz Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Senderos Naturales: Caminata de la Primavera Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve Sábado el 21 de Abril 8:30 am hasta 12:30 pm Reuniremos a la Luz Center, 17560 Greger St., Sonoma Únete a los naturalistas del Centro[...]
Earth Day Trail Crew – CA State Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Event 9:00 am
Earth Day Trail Crew – CA State Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Event @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Earth Day Trail Crew – CA State Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Event @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Team Sugarloaf for California State Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Earth Day trail work extravaganza! We will work on important post-fire trail restoration work. Bring lunch & refillable water bottles Water and light snacks will[...]
Give Back to Your Garden Park this Earth Day 9:00 am
Give Back to Your Garden Park this Earth Day @ Sonoma Garden Park
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
This Earth Day give back to your Garden Park! Bring your whole family and lend a hand tending our market garden beds, harvesting, planting, weeding or working in the nursery, all while enjoying Sonoma Valley’s fresh[...]
Harvest Market Reopens for Season 9:00 am
Harvest Market Reopens for Season @ Sonoma Garden Park
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Harvest Market Reopens for Season @ Sonoma Garden Park
Sonoma Garden Park’s beloved Harvest Market is officially reopening for the season on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Harvest Market will remain open every Saturday through late summer. Featuring fresh-grown[...]
Planet Walk Hike 10:00 am
Planet Walk Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Planet Walk Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Celebrate Astronomy Day with a guided hike along the Planet Walk with RFO docents. Along the way they will speak about each planet in our solar system, with chances to view local wildflowers along the[...]
Biochar Workshop at Sonoma Garden Park 10:30 am
Biochar Workshop at Sonoma Garden Park @ Sonoma Garden Park
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Have you heard the buzz about biochar, and how by using this special form of charcoal you can improve your garden’s soil while also helping to address climate change? Learn why you should be using[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon (see schedule at left). Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 am
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon. Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom[...]
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Sugarloaf Fire Follower Flowers Walk 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Fire Follower Flowers Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Fire Follower Flowers Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Botanist, Peter Warner, in this Earth Day Sugarloaf exploration! Fire is a powerful, rejuvenating force in California plant ecology. On this leisurely walk, with some elevation gains and losses, well observe and discuss the[...]
Earth Care Festival 12:00 pm
Earth Care Festival @ First Congregational Church of Sonoma
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come learn about our exciting offerings for both youth and adults as we celebrate Earth Day, and the culmination of Earth Week! All Earth-loving (or community-loving) members of the public are invited to the third[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Tasks includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots[...]
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Arbor Day Celebration in Sonoma Plaza 11:00 am
Arbor Day Celebration in Sonoma Plaza @ Sonoma Plaza
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brief, low-key, informative and fun, the annual Arbor Day Celebration in Sonoma Plaza is held near the Amphitheater and features tables by a variety of local groups and businesses working to make Sonoma Valley a[...]
Sugarloaf Bioblitz (w/ City Nature Challenge)! 1:30 pm
Sugarloaf Bioblitz (w/ City Nature Challenge)! @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sugarloaf Bioblitz (w/ City Nature Challenge)! @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join the Sugarloaf Bioblitz! Bioblitzes are gatherings of scientists, citizen scientists, land managers, and more, all working together to find and identify as many different species as possible. Bioblitzes not only help land managers build[...]
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Headwaters to Headwaters: A Mayacamas Hike Extravaganza 9:00 am
Headwaters to Headwaters: A Mayacamas Hike Extravaganza @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - Observatory
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Headwaters to Headwaters: A Mayacamas Hike Extravaganza @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - Observatory
Join Bill and Dave Hikes for a very rare opportunity to hike from Hood Mountain Regional Park to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park via the historic McCormick Ranch section of Sugarloaf. This event will be a[...]
ParkRx – Forest Therapy 9:30 am
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being. Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for[...]
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf 10:00 am
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join park naturalists and/or Sonoma Ecology Center staff to learn how to interpret fire landscapes at Sugarloaf that burned in the recent wildfires. Come see the land recover. We will be assessing burned trees, learning[...]
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Edible Plants Walk 9:30 am
Edible Plants Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Edible Plants Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Mary Good on a hike exploring the Medicinal and Edible plants of the park.  Weaving in natural history, ethnobotany, herbalism and folktales, this walk will open your senses, as well as your curiosity to[...]
Día del Niño / Day of the Child 1:00 pm
Día del Niño / Day of the Child @ Larson Park
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Día del Niño ● Day of the Child Sunday April 29, 2018 1 pm – 5 pm Larson Park, park at Flowery A fun and FREE event for the whole family. Art with Artescape and[...]
Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf 6:00 pm
Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This moderate to strenuous level hiking route will begin at the white barn and head through Meadow and Vista trail[...]
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