Best Bets around Guerneville Nov. 19 to Nov. 25
BEST BETS around Guerneville November 19 to November 24
6 p.m., Tuesday, November 20
Give Back Tuesday will benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy with funds being channeled through the Red Cross. A substantial and varied gourmet buffet with many contributions from aspiring chefs and local restaurants should make this a $5 feast to remember, plus raffle prizes have been rolling in by the truck-load. Suggestion: Try to arrive early for this worthy event. Where: Rainbow Cattle Company (under the neon rainbow) Main Street, Guerneville
6 p.m. until it’s over, Tuesday, November 20
The Russian River Sisters have organized a Transgender day of remembrance to honor those who have suffered tragedies due to intolerance and a lack of understanding. The event will get rolling at Guerneville’s Sonoma Nesting Company at 6 p.m. with a performance by Cazadero resident Gwen “Sugar Mama” Avery followed by speakers and photo exhibits. A candle light procession will proceed to the R3 resort and then to the Whitetail Wine Bar for additional activities. This is a free event. Where: Sonoma Nesting Company, 16151 Main Street, R3 Resort, Fourth and Mill Streets, Whitetail Wine Bar, 16230 Main Street, all in Guerneville
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, November 22
Free Thanksgiving dinner hosted by West County Community Services Where: Guerneville Memorial Building, Church and First Streets, Guerneville.
6 p.m., Thursday, November 22
Virtually Free Thanksgiving Dinner at the R3 Hotel/Resort
Activist/bartender Rodger Jensen will be cooking up turkeys for the masses and everyone is invited. The R3 asks that people who attend bring a side dish and there will be a contest for the best side dish with prizes for the winner. If you bring a side dish there’s no charge and if you don’t, a $5 donation is requested.
R3 Resort, 16390 Fourth Street (corner of Mill), Guerneville 869-8399
8 p.m., Friday, Nov., 23 and Saturday, Nov., 24 and 3 p.m., Sunday Nov. 25
A River Family Christmas produced by Kit Mariah presents this year’s edition at Curtain Call Theater in Monte Rio. Upbeat holiday fun suitable for the entire family with outstanding musical performances, audience sing-a-longs and a few surprises. This is an all-new original production. Adults: $15, Children under 12, $5
For reservations call: 524-8739
Where: Curtain Call Theater at Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday November 23
Wondering what to do the day after Thanksgiving? Local artists Dag Nabbit brings their repertoire of country, bluegrass, rock and backwoods swing to Raymond’s Bakery for a free recital. Pizza, dozens of goodies on tap and a family-friendly, down-home soiree.
Where Raymond’s Bakery, 5400 Cazadero Highway, a mile south of Cazadero