AppleFair2019The Gravenstein Apple Fair is held under the shade of majestic oaks every August in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Join NorCal Public Media for a weekend of old-fashioned fun - August 17 & 18, 2019. Visit our booth and say "Hello!"
 
There’s something for everyone: live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, excellent local food, cider, microbrews & wine, contests & activities, Children’s Corner, Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, Life on the Farm Arena and of course our famous heirloom Gravenstein apples.
 
 

Arts News

  • Rialto logo
    January 07, 2020

    Anniversary Gives Rialto Cinemas Founder Chance to Reflect

    Ky Boyd opened his first Rialto movie theater 20 years ago in Sonoma County. Today, there are three Bay Area Rialtos, including one in Sebastopol. At those theaters, live and taped opera, ballet, and drama mix with Hollywood blockbusters and art house flicks. Boyd came by the station recently to…
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    January 01, 2020

    Educators Release Plan For Expanding Arts Education

    Nearly 80 percent of Sonoma County high schools do not offer comprehensive, arts education. That’s according to an analysis by the local non-profit, Creative Sonoma. Creative Sonoma released what it calls an “arts education framework for 2020” in early December. KRCB’s Adia White tells us what that…
  • SSU Chorus 1
    December 30, 2019

    Santa Rosa Symphony, SSU Chorus Shine in Mozart Requiem

    On Sunday, January 5 at 3 pm join KRCB and host Steve Mencher for a broadcast of the Santa Rosa Symphony performing Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K.626. This is Mozart's final work; it was unfinished at his death. In the past, orchestras have used a version of the piece completed by Mozart's pupil…
  • Ibram Kendi crop
    December 24, 2019

    Author Ibram X. Kendi Says "Not Racist" is Not Enough

    Ibram X. Kendi, won the National Book Award in 2016 for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He spoke at the Sonoma County Library earlier this month about his latest book How to Be an Antiracist. It goes beyond the first book to offer prescriptions for…
  • bela juno
    December 02, 2019

    Béla Fleck Wows Santa Rosa in Fire-Shortened Concert

    Banjo master Béla Fleck came to town as hundreds of thousands in Sonoma County returned to their homes on the heels of the Kincade fire. Due to limited rehearsal time, the orchestra played only one of the four movements of Aaron Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo. But Fleck played every note…
  • lowell bergman courtesyUCBerkeley
    November 15, 2019

    Journalist Lowell Bergman Shares Tales of a Storied Career

    In the film The Insider, Al Pacino plays crusading journalist Lowell Bergman, as he takes on the tobacco industry and his bosses at the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. This fall, Bergman sat before a live audience in Healdsburg and recounted stories of his career, both before and after that notable…
  • jade shojaee gypsy comp
    Nov 14, 2019

    This 'Gypsy' May Change Your View of Who The Show Is About

    I don't have a lot of notes from my experience sitting in the dark on Gypsy's opening night. One says simply "Bernadette Peters." I had been trying…
  • francesco steve
    Oct 25, 2019

    Beethoven and Strauss Featured in Opening Concert

    (Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce that the broadcast of the first classical concert from the Santa Rosa Symphony, which few people were able…
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    Oct 15, 2019

    Alcatraz Takeover - 50 Year Anniversary

    This fall, members of tribes from up and down the West Coast and as far away as Hawaii paddled out to Alcatraz in canoes to commemorate the takeover…
  • Martin Zuniga Mural
    Sep 18, 2019

    Roseland Mural Welcomed into the Community

    Martín Zúñiga created a vibrant mural this summer with about a dozen young women from the Santa Rosa community. It's at Roseland Elementary: A…
  • irwin keller jpg
    Sep 03, 2019

    Local Jewish Leader Questions Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim

    In late August, President Donald Trump said this to American Jews: “If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and…
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    Aug 16, 2019

    Portraits of Unhoused Neighbors Emphasize Humanity

    The Second Annual Festival of Belonging returns to Santa Rosa on September 13th and 14th. With artful image and thought-provoking conversation, this…
  • Woodstock
    Aug 15, 2019

    Schulz Museum Celebrates Woodstock Festival on its 50th Anniversary

    After their disastrous performance at Woodstock, the Grateful Dead almost dropped out of the music business entirely. Fifty years later, Drummer…
  • variety_show_for_website
    Aug 08, 2019

    Bohemian Club Provides Talent for Monte Rio Variety Show

    The Monte Rio Variety show is an annual event put on by volunteers in the community. But the talent, most of which is kept under wraps until show…
  • Cows Smaller resize
    Aug 07, 2019

    Residents Celebrate Agricultural Roots at Sonoma County Fair

    The theme of this year’s 83rd annual Sonoma County Fair is “Back to Our Roots in Cowboy Boots.” It's meant to celebrate the region's long history in…
  • 19 MKT Ask Francesco
    Jul 24, 2019

    Santa Rosa Symphony Performs Free Concert

    The Santa Rosa Symphony's new music director and conductor, Francesco Lecce-Chong, will lead his first full season beginning this fall. This is the…
  • Library photo for website
    Jul 18, 2019

    Sonoma County Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

    Paying your library fines might not seem like a big deal. It usually adds up to spare change. But earlier this month, the Sonoma County Library…
  • Jul 09, 2019

    Rivertown Revival

    Heritage, High-jinks and A HootenannyJuly 20th, 2019 - 11am to 8pm Friends of the Petaluma River bring you the 10th Annual Rivertown Revival! NorCal…

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