Get out of the house! 5 things you can do tonight!

Summer isn’t going to last forever. Here are 5 things you can do tonight

1. Funky Friday

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Enjoy music and food in a family friendly environment at the Hood House.  If you haven’t been yet, there are only 2 shows left after tonight’s show.  Tonight, The Soulside Blues Band.

When: Tonight (Friday) 7pm – 9pm +/-

Where: Hood Mansion N. Pythian Santa Rosa

Cost: $10 plus parking unless you have a Son. Co. Reg. Park pass

Food: Beer, wine, food available for purchase

More info: Funky Friday

2. Friday Night Live in Cloverdale

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It’s a drive, but well worth it.  Great outdoor venue, warm weather, tons of food for purchase at the outdoor market on Cloverdale Blvd.  Tonight, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a latin big band.

When: Tonight (Friday) 6:30 – 9:30 +/-

Where: Cloverdale Blvd plaza

Cost: Free

Food: Wide variety of food and beverages available to purchase, or bring your own.

More info: Friday Night Live

3. Rincon Valley Dog Park social

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Bring your best friend to the Rincon Valley Dog park for human food and beverages.  Well behaved dogs can play in the fenced park while adults socialize over pot luck type food and snacks.  Bring something to share.

When: Tonight (Friday) 5:30 – Dark

Where: Rincon Valley Community Park Montecito Blvd (near the library)

Cost:  Free

Food: Bring a beverage of snack to share

4. Sebastiani Friday Night Concert Series

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Food trucks are available on the last Friday of the month, otherwise, bring a picnic and buy a glass or bottle of wine and enjoy a meal out by the fountain in front of the tasting room.  Inside the Blues Burners will be entertaining an enthusiastic audience with danceable hits from the past.

When: Tonight (Friday) 6pm – 9pm

Where: Sebastiani Winery 389 Fourth St Sonoma

More info: Sebastiani Friday nights

5. Movies in the Park

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Bring the family and a picnic dinner to Howarth Park and catch Lego Batman.

When: Tonight (Friday) 7:30 – 10pm

Where: Howarth Park 630 Summerfield Rd

Cost: Free

More info: Movie

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert. Tourism Ambassador 

Wine Country Horse Racing

It’s fair time in Sonoma County. The fairgrounds in Santa Rosa are alive with food vendors, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, concerts, the famous Hall of Flowers, and of course Wine Country Horse Racing.

The fair runs from now until Aug 13th and is located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa, CA.

Horse racing dates:
Aug 3-6
Aug 10-13
Aug 18-20 (post fair race)

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Hat Day at the Sonoma County Fair

This photo was taken of Gwen and me at the track on opening day. We attended a special “Hat Day” event which included lunch, grandstand seating, and a hat competition. The photograph was taken by WB Photography of Santa Rosa who always does an outstanding job capturing the fair’s excitement.  Click on the link to see more great picture of the fair and opening day: WB Photography

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa

Rincon Valley Library

We are so lucky in Rincon Valley to have one of the newest regional libraries in the city. Built in 1994, it resembles a modern country barn. It is simple but elegant. The inside is a “great room” concept with a kids section at one end. There is ample room to sit and read, or to do research at a table.

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The library is conveniently located between the Rincon Valley Community Park, and Maria Carillo High School.
The library offers the following services:

  • 19 one hour computers
  • video relay for the deaf
  • public printer
  • 2 copy machines
  • 6 one hour computers for kids
  • Cd listening station

The Rincon Valley Library offers the following programs:

Hours:
Open every day 10 am
Closed Sundays
Closes at 9 pm Mon & Wed
Closes at 6 pm Tue, Thurs, and Frid
Closes at 4 pm Saturday
Location: 6959 Montecito Blvd Santa Rosa, CA
Phone: 707.537.0162
More Info: Rincon Valley Library

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

 

  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa

 

 

 

 

Hey mister, can you help a dog out?

img_0442Thinking about getting a puppy or dog for yourself, or the family? Consider getting a Beagle. There is a beagle rescue center in Bennett Valley called Rescue For Northbay Beagles. I know the founder, and she accepts beagles from around the country. Lots come from the south (Mississippi, Alabama etc).

She gets them in batches of 2-8 weekly. I have 2 beagles of my own so I volunteer to foster them at my house if Pam runs out of room. They range in age from puppy to senior. Seems the majority are 3yrs – 7 yrs.

Take my word that beagles are the sweetest, kindest dogs. They love to be held and touched. Generally, they are great walkers (on leash) and love socializing at the local dog park. In my opinion, the only downside is that they are ruled by their noses. That means it’s hard to keep them out of the trash, off the counter, and if they get out, frequently they won’t come when they are called. The cure… if you want a beagle, you need to have a secure place for your kitchen garbage can. You need a completely fenced yard at least 4’ high that a beagle can’t jump over, and you need to pay attention to them. They will want to put their heads in your lap as soon as you sit down. They are hounds so most bay when they are excited. Baying sounds like “Arrrrroooooooo” vs. “woof “or “bark”. It’s cute, and most people at the dog park laugh when mine start baying as they chase and play with other dogs.

If you are interested in adopting a beagle, or just fostering one like me, you should contact Pam at Rescue For Northbay Beagles at (707) 360-7539

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I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert. Tourism Ambassador 

What Buyers Want

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I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert. Tourism Ambassador 

Free Bulky Item Pickup

Got a large bulky item that won’t fit in your trash can? No problem, call Santa Rosa Recycling & Collection at 707.586.1478 and schedule a free pickup. Rincon Valley residents can schedule up to 4 free bulky item pickups a year! You no longer have to put your stinky couch or mattress on the sidewalk with a note that says “FREE”, or  “Best Offer” like this mattress seen on Hoen last week.DSCN1380.JPG

 

For more information on bulky item pickup, you can go to http://www.unicycler.com

Lets keep Rincon Valley beautiful!
I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert. Tourism Ambassador 

Lions and Tigers and Bears

Okay, maybe not tigers unless you count the Tiger Salamander. Most locals do know mountain lions are a commons sight in the hills of Sonoma County. On August 2nd, a black bear was caught on a wildlife camera up in Sugarloaf State Park wandering the trails about 6pm.

 

 

Wildlife experts say bear do wander in the hills between Sonoma and Napa Counties, although they are rarely seen. The presence of bear in the park is good indicator of a healthy park that is able to support a diverse population of wildlife.

 

Bear experts say black bear are shy however it is recommended you avoid them should you know they are in the area. The best prevention is to make noise while hiking so a bear will have time to run and hide without being surprised or feeling trapped in by an unsuspecting hiker.