March NorthBayNews

Salon next Wednesday! The monthly meet and greet has a new home. Boy Chaos and Rodent have invited us up to the ranch in Cotati for Salon. So come on down and check it out, we are on a new day and time too, moving to hump day for the summer! w00t. So we’re now on the third Wednesday at 7pm. 9049 Red Hill Ct. Cotati, CA Please make sure you don’t park in the center of the circle drive cuz they are trying to grow some grapes in there. Park on the driveway part and stay off the grass, kay? It’s been great being at Frog Song and we are super thankful to our hosts for having us. The Chaos Ranch will be a really fun place for us to gather. They are very excited to host the monthly meetings up there for a while. They gots dogs and the down home comfy kinda funk we love. I’m excited to hang out up there, it’s a really sweet spot. Kids are welcome but please make sure you keep them away from the box of saws and the baby bull!

Get Lucky – there are at least two awesome events happening in Sebastopol on St. Paddy’s : Baby Seal and Cabaret Caliente! Not to mention Snail Trail is playing Erin Go Bragh-less down in Marin County. what?!

Our very first UpCycle Workshop – come learn how to market your artistic self with Julie Moore. Homemade Money, a Marketing Workshop for Artisans and Crafters is designed to launch you and your work into the marketplace. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:30pm until 7:30pm at 738 Wilson Street in downtown Santa Rosa. A $12 donation appreciated, all proceeds go towards the formation of our scrap art depot. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JULIE MOORE

Ranger Training – want to work the Digital Renaissance Faire? Come be a North Bay Ranger!  We will talk about what it means to take on the role of a Ranger at a local event, learn about the history of the Regional Rangers, and run some scenarios to practice mediating possible conflicts that can arise. It’s really fun, and very interesting. I guarantee you will learn something, probably about yourself! Our training will run 2-6pm Saturday March 23rd, anyone is welcome. For more information send an email.

We have a new materials exchange board – free art parts to share? post em here! Upcycle Sonoma County – a place to find recycled art parts, learn about eco-active scrapping and meet makers of all sorts. our new bulletin board for the free exchange of art parts. Got some scrap metal? Post it up! Know a great source for industrial scrap? Make sure the owner of the place is ok with it being public and then please tell us all about it. Get registered and find out what’s on the boards that’s free and fun today! Raw Materials Exchange brought to you by UpCycle and the Artistic Wonders Society.

The end of March marks the end of the Juke Joint weekly – go celebrate with Malarkey and wish The jUkE jOiNt well as they shift to a monthly affair. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Hopmonk in Sebastopol. His weekly shows have brought a ton of great music to Sonoma County, so go out there and show some love.

Humboldt Fire Pin-Up Party is at it again, the 3rd Annual Humboldt Fire Pin-Up Party taking place at the Arcata Theater Lounge on April 11, 2013; celebrating local culture and raising scholarships for the Humboldt Music Academy. This year promises to be the best yet and will sell out. Doors 8 p.m. Show 8:45 p.m. $20 Presale. $25 at the door. Tickets available online and the door.

Trashtastic Boatacular invites you to build a fabulous, weird, original boat, using re-cycled, re-used, or re-purposed materials- plus your imagination-and join them at Nagasawa Community Park, on Saturday, May 11, for an exhibition, and parade. Trophies will be awarded!

Spring Soul 2013 will be May4th and 5th in Humboldt. You can volunteer here!

Digital Renaissance Faire is on fire and ticket sales are brisk. First two tiers are already gone. My code is KAWDRF if you’d like to use that when you register. The Digital Renaissance Faire is a five day Educational Collaborative Art Festival in the mountains near South Lake Tahoe outside of Pioneer, California to celebrate the launch of thePerma-Culture Community Network. Get your tickets today.

Sacramento Summer Spark is the Sac Valley Burners summer event on Saturday, July 27th. Get more info on the newbie picnic here.

The 3rd annual Fire and Steel Festival is slated for Saturday June 15th in Historic Colfax CA. Get info and RSVP on Facebook at

Wunderkammer! the handcar races return  Sunday August 25th in Historic Railroad Square, downtown Santa Rosa.

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