Lions in the Living Room, Ideas in the Lounge

Lions in the Living Room, Ideas in the Lounge

Lifestyle Crush, 7 days of Feb. 8


Trash to Treasures

There’s the saying—“one man’s trash is one more man’s supplementary revenue.” For these who would like to get in on the absolutely free marketplace economic climate, there’s the impending Spring “Trash to Treasures” Flea Industry in Novato. Even though the industry by itself doesn’t come about until finally March 18, purposes to sell secondhand objects by way of a booth rental at Novato’s Margaret Todd Senior Middle have commenced on a first-occur, very first-served basis. Applications can be downloaded at and returned to the middle at 1560 Hill Rd. This indoor group marketplace averages extra than 200 purchasers and is held rain or shine. For more facts, like party particulars, contact 415-899-8290 or go to

Santa Rosa

Sensible Biking Courses

With Nationwide Bike Thirty day period looming just more than the horizon this Might, area wheels are presently turning when it arrives to bicycle protection. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (SCBC) delivers an informative, safety-oriented Good Cycling course from 9am to 1pm, Saturday, Feb. 11 at its parking large amount, located at 750 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. From lane positioning to gear ratios, visitors regulations and riding etiquette, nationally accredited instructors will offer two hrs of class instruction and two hours of on-bike instruction, such as talent drills and an tutorial bike trip to determine and prevent possible dangers. A bike in fantastic mechanical ailment and a appropriately equipped helmet are demanded to take part. For much more info or to indicator up, take a look at traffic-expertise-101.


Lion in the Living Area

Bushtracks Expeditions CEO David Tett relays the story of the “five brothers”—lions that battle to survive in the severe desert landscape of the Namib—in his speak, “The Lions of The Namib and Gorillas of Central Africa: The Energy of Sustainable Vacation.” Also protected are the remote rainforests in the Congo and Central Africa, residence to lowland gorillas, chimps and pink forest elephants, as perfectly as safari camps and sturdy micro-economies that contribute to shielding thousands and thousands of acres of wildlands and assistance traditional communities. The “living room” design and style presentation commences at 5:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Fire Lounge of CraftWork, 445 Heart St., Healdsburg. Wine and eats will be offered by Journeyman Wines and Journeyman Meat Firm, respectively. Tickets are $40 ($15 for CraftWork users) and are offered on-line at


Art & Tech

The Petaluma Arts Center’s Plan Lounge is ”a collection of unforeseen conversational pairings” in which just one speaker hails from the arts and the other does not. The events last a single hour, with each and every speaker presenting for 20 minutes and then the viewers ferreting out the connective threads involving two seemingly disparate topics. The collection returns this month with Danielle Stroble, founder of Keller Street CoWork, whose talk, “Human Centered: Neighborhood, Lifestyle & Coworking,” is paired with artist Gary McKinnon’s talk, “Art and Know-how: Instruments of the Trade.” The chat starts at 7pm, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and is hosted by Barber Lee Spirits, 120 Washington St., Petaluma. Tickets are $15 ($12 for arts middle customers) and are out there at

— Daedalus Howell, editor