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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:
Saturday, September 13 -- Deva Premal, Miten and Manose
Deva Premal and Miten, the world’s most popular yoga and sacred music performers for almost 20 years will be bringing their world tour to the Bay Area for an exclusive performance at The Marin Civic Center Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, September 13th. They're joined by Nepali flute maestro Manose and a five-piece ensemble to create harmonious and soothing experience. Special guests Tina Malia and Mark Whitwell open this transcendent evening with a heartfelt attunement.
Location: Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903. Time: Doors @7:00pm. Cost:$75, $45, $35
Monday, September 1 -- Tippi Herden Star of “The Birds”
Join us at The Tides Wharf as we welcome Ms. Tippi Hedren, star of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller “The Birds”. Ms. Hedren will be signing autographs. A selection of 8x10 photos, DVD's and books will be available for autographing or you can bring your own item.
Location: The Inn at the Tides. 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay CA 94923
Friday, September 5 -- Laura Love and Big Bad Gina: The Big Bad Love Tour in Occidental!
Folk/funk Diva Laura Love of the astonishing vocals and thunderous funk bass hits the road with the fabulous Big Bad Gina, the Genre-Hoppin’ Folkin’Rockin’ all woman band from Fayetteville, Ar. The chemistry between these exceptional multi-talented artists will equal a ton of Big Bad Fun- Not to be missed!
Location: Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA 95465.
Time: 8:00pm. Cost:$20
Sunday, September 7 and 21 -- OAEC Tour and Open Nursery
Trained in Italy at "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome, Ms. Anselmi has performed in Europe's most prestigious opera houses, including La Scala in Milan and houses in Vienna, Amsterdam, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Zurich, Budapest, Tel Aviv, New York and Houston as well as many others.
Location: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA 95465.
Time: 1:00-2:30pm. Cost: Free
Saturday, September 13 -- Folie à Deux: Paper, Pen and Paint by Harley and Hamlet Mateo
This exhibit explores the relationship between Harley’s collage work and the iconography in his painting. Samples of his mail art or “artistamps” are included in the show. This is a postage stamp-like art form that is often included on legitimate mail, alongside valid postage stamps. Hamlet’s drawings present his ongoing exploration of pen and ink techniques to best reflect his subject matter while maintaining the integrity of his personal voice.
Location: The Gallery at the OCA. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA.
Time: 4:00-6:00pm. Cost: Donations Excepted
Saturday, September 13 -- Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
This all-acoustic quartet plays a modern variant of 1930s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz, as well as the traditional jazz and music of Bergara's true home, Buenos Aires. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious….and deeply moving.
Location: Sebastopol Community and Cultural Center. 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Time: 8:00pm. Cost: $25-Door /Advance-$22
Sunday, September 14 -- Book Launch! She Was an American Spy During World War II By Jeane Slone
Congratulations to Jeane Slone as she finishes her third historical fiction once again about the amazing women of the forties. There were very few American women spies during WW II. This historical fiction reminds us that it was women who were the hidden backbone to make the Allies successful and who were World War II’s real unrecognized, unsung heroes.
Location: Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA
Time: 3:00pm. Cost: Free
Sunday, September 21 -- A Flute Making Workshop @ The Bamboo Sourcery
Intuitive Bamboo Flute Making, Tuning, Playing. In this workshop we explore flute-making as a creative conversation with our environment, mediated through breath. We investigate the kinds of sounds we would like to create and discover how those sounds can be coaxed from the incredible variety of bamboo species cultivated at Bamboo Sourcery.
Location: Bamboo Sourcery. 666 Wagnon Road Sebastopol, CA 95472
Time: 8:00pm. Cost: $25-Door/$22-Advance
Sunday, September 21 -- Local Talent: The Leftovers
It’s time to feature some of West Sonoma County’s best Local Talent! The Leftovers is a male vocal trio of veteran North Bay singer-songwriters -Roger Bolt, Phil Marshall, and Tony Gagarin- who play traditional and original Americana, blues, boogie, swing, and Celtic laced with humor and a wee bit of tomfoolery. Come on down and enjoy the show!
Location: Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA
Time: 5:00pm. Cost: $10 Cabaret seating; fine refreshments for sale
Friday, September 26 -- Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
This is a powerful collaboration born of a long-time friendship and a shared love of Celtic music. Whether it’s the mesmerizing Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane, or the superb and true musicianship of Wendy on the fiddle, these ladies have been making their mark with traditional audiences worldwide for over two decades. It seems only natural that these two impressive talents now come together to create a true musical partnership, which will combine their musical sensibilities, their strong Celtic roots, and their colorful personalities.
Location: Sebastopol Community and Cultural Center 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Time: 8:00pm. Cost:$30-Door/$27-Advance
Every Thursday -- “The Barlow Street Fair!”- A Weekly Artisan Celebration
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!
Location: The Barlow Center. 200 Morris St Sebastopol, CA, 95472
A Restorative Day Retreat: At Ease in a Zen Garden
Led by Chris Katsuzen of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
Introductory price, this year only: $179, a $320 value.
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 $279!!!