Events, Things To Do in Sonoma

Upcoming Outdoor Sonoma County Events

Written by James Lanaras for The Press Democrat.

Take a nature walk, join a fun run, learn to dye wool or plan your Mt. Whitney trek. These are just a few ways to enjoy the outdoors in Sonoma County this week.

GUIDED NATURE WALK, FEB. 27

Glen Ellen: Take a 2- to 5-mile guided nature walk through oak and evergreen woodlands 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bouverie Preserve, 13935 Sonoma Highway. Free, $15 donation suggested. Reservations: acr.egret.org, (415) 868-9244. Info: 938-4554, bouverie@egret.org.

FUN RUN, FEB. 27

Windsor: Lace up for the Healdsburg Running Company’s free Saturday morning fun run at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park on Faught Road. Meet at the trailhead at 8 a.m. 395-0372.

MUSHROOM DYES, Feb. 27

Santa Rosa: Mushroom dyer and scientific illustrator Dorothy Beebee shows how to use fungi to dye wool and silk fibers 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Pepperwood Preserve, 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road. $55, ages 13 and up. 591-9310.

SIGNS OF SPRING, FEB. 27

Kenwood: See, hear and smell the transformations underway during a free 3-mile moderately-paced hike, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road. $8 for parking. Rain cancels the event. 833-5712

MT. WHITNEY, MARCH 1

Santa Rosa: Learn about climbing 14,505-foot Mt. Whitney from Ron and Joan Bruech who have done it seven times 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at REI, 2175 Santa Rosa Ave. Free. 540-9025.

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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