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Family Fun in Sonoma - Best Things to do With Kids in April 2007

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  • April 20 to 23 : Friends of Santa Rosa Library Spring Book Faire
    “The Biggest and Best Book Faire north of the Golden Gate.” Thousands of donated books, fiction and nonfiction, including art books & cookbooks, exceptional bargains in children's books, collector's editions & computer books w/CD-ROMs. A large variety of movies on VHS and DVD, books on tape & CD, music tapes & CDs, all at bargain prices.
    Fri 3 p.m. - 7:30 pm; Sat & Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Mon, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.; $5 Friday; Free Admission Saturday through Monday; Finley Building, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. (707) 545-0831 x541


  • April 21 : “Zits” Comic Strip Creators at Charles M. Schulz Museum
    Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman discuss their popular strip about the trials and tribulations of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan and his family.A book signing will follow from 2–3pm. Seating is limited and no advance reservations are accepted.
    1–3 p.m.; museum admission is $8, and $5 seniors and youths; 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa. (707) 579-4452
  • April 21 and 22 : 34th Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival
    Live music, food, entertainment, bathtub races, arts, kite flying, llama parade and more. The Festival began as a celebration of the opening of the Salmon fishing season. Boats are decorated and parade out of the harbor on Sunday morning, gathering outside the jetties to receive blessings of the fleet by a local clergyman. A flower wreath is cast on the waters to honor those who have lost their lives in this dangerous occupation.
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $5, Free for kids 12 and under; Westside Park, 2400 Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay. (map) (707) 875-3866


  • April 21, 22, 27 and 29 : Annie Jr. at Raven Theater
    With a cast made up entirely of St. John School students, Annie Jr. tells the story of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan
    April 21 & 27 at 7 p.m., April 22 & 29 at 2 p.m..; $12 adults, $5 children under 10; 115 North Street, Healdsburg. (707) 433-2758.
  • April 22 : Upcoming Listing of Earth Day Events
  • April 22 : Youth Chess Tournament
    The 23rd semi-annual chess tournament. Registration is open to youth ages 7 to 14. Register at www.santarosarec.com or at Finley or Steele Lane Community Centers. Registrations will be accepted at the tournament only if space is available. The Swiss system of pairing will be used; 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded in two divisions.
    12:30 to 5 p.m.; $9 to register; Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa. (707) 543-3292.
  • April 25 : Sing with Tim Cain
    April is "Month of the Young Child." Come celebrate, sing-along and dance with special guest, Tim Cain. All ages are welcome.
    11 a.m.; Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa. (707) 537-0162

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