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Bread, wine, cheese, and a healing Japanese therapy—the Cedar Enzyme Bath—make Sonoma County’s Freestone, the California fermentation destination. Come celebrate a renewed artisan food culture in one of wine country’s most distinct small towns on Sunday, October 19.
The village of Freestone is Sonoma Counties first historic district and is emerging as a must-visit destination for anyone in search of the secret treasures of Northern California. The six-acre Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, with its authentic Japanese gardens, has been a major destination for in-the-know travelers for 25 years. It’s been joined by a distinct artisanal food and fermentation culture in Freestone that has attracted thousands of weekend visitors in search of organic loaves and cinnamon buns, artisan local cheeses, and a taste of some of the best wine in the region. Read More...
Meditations continue on Thursdays at 8:00am in the Osmosis Meditation Garden, weather permitting. All are invited. There is no charge. Bring your meditation cushion and warm clothing.
Pair your trip to Osmosis for relaxation with live concerts, food and wine seminars, or a trip to one of our numerous farmers markets.
Here are some local events that we would like to recommend:
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Friday October 3 • 8pm • $23 advance / $26 at door
When Richard Smith picks up a guitar, it's a treat for the ears and the eyes. Audiences watch in amazement, while his fingers dance over fretboard and strings, and listen in delight, as melody and groove fill the room. It's a natural gift!
OAEC Tour and Open Nursery
Sunday October 5 and 19 • 1-2:30pm • Free
Tours include an introduction to the Center's organic gardens and bordering wild lands, educational programs and resident intentional community. During this tour, take note of your favorite garden perennials! After wards, the OAEC Nursery will be open, giving you a chance to peruse the 100% California Certified Organic and often rare perennial crops that grace our gardens and landscapes. Bring home biodiversity to your garden!
Janam (My Soul)
Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday October 11 • 8pm • $20
Weaving together Eastern exoticism, gritty Appalachian folk melodies and their own inspired compositions, Janam creates a unique sonic landscape of crystalline strings, dissonant harmonies and sultry hard-driving rhythmns that has mesmerized audiences and frenzied folk dancers throughout California and the Northwest!
El Mundo “The Kingdoms of Castille”
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday October 12 • 4pm • $30
El Mundo, under the direction of guitarist/lutenist Richard Savino, will present The Kingdoms of Castille: a Grammy-nominated program demonstrating the rich repertoire and close cultural connections between Spain, Latin America and Italy. Featured composers will include: José de Orejón y Aparicio (Peru) Santiago de Murcia (Spain/Mexico), Rafael Antonio Castellanos (Guatemala), José Quiroz (Guatemala) and Andrea Falconieri (Viceroyalty of Naples).
The Beautiful Bust: A Women's Health Fundraiser
The Dhyana Center
Friday October 17 • 7pm • $5 Suggested Donation (Includes Raffle Ticket)
An Inspiring evening supporting Women's health through art. Celebrating the unique feminine beauty and empowerment with health and wellness! The Beautiful Bust art exhibit and silent auction, featuring original one-of-a-kind artwork by 13 local artists that have decorated chest casts of the Resurrection Roller Girls derby skaters. Must see beautiful works! All proceeds will go to Ceres Community Project and Resurrection Roller Girls.
New West Guitar Group
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday October 19 • 5pm • $20/$15
Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein-New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing classic popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, the ensemble tours extensively through the United States and abroad giving concerts and masterclasses. Fine refreshments available. Cabaret and concert seating. Reservations 707-874-9392
OUTwatch Film Festival
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Friday and Saturday October 24 and 25 • Times vary • $60 (All Film Pass)
Sonoma County is proud to present OUTwatch! Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival! OUTwatch is committed to bringing the BEST in LGBTQI Films to North of the Bay. Excited this year to bring 5 wonderful films to the screen, both narratives and documentaries. You’ll want to see them all. Films are more than merely entertainment. They can bring us together, inform us and remind us of the beautiful diversity that our community has to offer. We hope you find the OUTwatch slate of films do all of that for you.
Starting and Sustaining Intentional Communities
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Monday October 27 thru October 31 • $675/625 advance (includes meals and lodging)
Do you dream of establishing a land-based intentional community or education center? This course is designed to help you actualize that dream. Instructors: Dave Henson and Adam Wolpert with guests.
The Barlow Street Fair! - A Weekly Artisan Celebration
Every Thursday • 5:00pm-8:30pm
The Barlow Street Fair is a celebration of the bounty and creativity of our surrounding region and community. Each week the streets will be lined with Sonoma County’s premier crafts people, service providers, and food vendors offering something special for all ages and diverse circles of people. We’ll see you down on McKinley Street!
The Sebastopol Farmers Market
Every Sunday Year Round • 10:00am-1:30pm
There is always live music and a wide of assortment of food to nosh on! Come meet the farmers and ranchers selling fresh local fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggs, and baked goods then pamper yourself with locally produced body products and exquisite one of a kind handmade crafts by local artisans.
Mindfulness Spa Experience
Led by Chris Fortin of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
Thursday October 9, 9:30-5pm
Garden Tour, Tea and Treats
Tuesday October 14, 9:30am-noon
Bring a friend and join us for this extraordinary block party to celebrate Freestone, your fermentation destination!
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Enjoy the relaxing combination of spa treatments at Osmosis Day Spa
paired with an overnight stay
in deluxe nearby accommodations.
Packages starting at $299!!!