Outdoor events in Sonoma County May 15-24, 2022

May 19

Sebastopol: Celebrate World Bee Day by building a cozy bee house for your backyard to draw pollinators early in the morning. Bring water and snacks. It will be canceled in case of heavy rain, smoke or extreme temperatures. Facilities will be made for visitors with disabilities who have a prior request. Materials are provided and all ages are welcome. Tickets: $25 for Sonoma County residents; $27 for out-of-county participants. Registration is required. Parking is $7 or free with Sonoma County Regional Parks membership. 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ellie Muerath at [email protected] Raghel Ranch Provincial Park, 500 Rachel Road. Meet in the gazebo. Register at bit.ly/3LZb2RT.

May 21

Gulf winery: Build sandcastles and fly kites with your family at Duran Provincial Park. Bring your own kite or buy one from local vendors. Bring your own sandcastle building tools or borrow some. Dress in layers and arrive early as the park can fill up quickly. Heavy rain, smoke or extreme temperatures will cancel the event. Accommodations for visitors with disabilities will be made upon prior request. Registration is not required. Free event, not including parking ($7 or free for Sonoma County regional park members). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duran Provincial Park, 201 Duran Beach Rd. Meet on the beach in front of the boardwalk. For more information, contact John Ryan at [email protected] For more information, visit bit.ly/39MRDFG.

Santa Rosa: Explore a new art exhibition, “Protecting the Environment That Keeps Us Strong,” by Pointless Sisters, a local quilting group. Through mixed media, photography, embroidery and drawing, the exhibition depicts the threats our populations and environment face from the consequences of fires, floods, droughts and development including loss of species habitat. 3-5 pm Free event. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibition is on display until August 26 at the Laguna Environmental Center. Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, 900 Sanford Street. For more information, visit bit.ly/3Fu9uwE.

Glen Ellen: Join a plant-based jelly monochrome printing workshop at Jack London State Historic Park. Using water-based materials and plants from the coach’s garden as stencils, attendees can create stunning prints without a traditional printing press. Bring sunscreen, water, and a bag for lunch. Tickets: $100 plus a $20 materials fee; $10 per vehicle entry fee. Attendees can take home publications that they have created. 10 am to 2 pm Jack London Historic State Park, 2400 London Farm Road. Register at bit.ly/3FpGuGo.

to May 31

Glen Ellen: Come hunting for a treasure trove of wildflowers at Jack London Historic State Park. Find the wildflowers that are now blooming by researching their various characteristics using a guide provided by the park. Jack London park provides a regularly updated “Blooming Now” list of names, photos, and locations recently spotted stalking wildflowers. It runs until May 31. Free, plus parking for $10. Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Farm Road. For more information and to find a list of flowers, visit bit.ly/3wfINaW.

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