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Sonoma County Events Newsletter
January, 2000

Happy New Year! and Welcome to the first
Sonoma County Events Newsletter!

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  • Whale Watching
  • Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
  • Russian River Wine Roads
  • Weather Forecasts

If you are visiting the Sonoma County area in January, here are our recommendations of interesting things to see and do:

January - May -- Whale Watching
Great sites along the Sonoma Coast state beaches but two of the best are Salt Point and Bodega Head. Rangers and volunteers usually on hand to answer questions on weekend afternoons.
Fee: Free Time: 12 Noon - 5pm Phone Number: (707) 869-9177

January 15 -- Fireside Concert at Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
Join us as we ring in the New Year with a performance by the Sonoma Valley Chorale Chamber Ensemble. This group is a sell-out every year. Ticket price includes complimentary sparkling wine and soft drinks.
Fee: $15 Adults, $12 under 21yrs. Time: 8:00 to 10:00 pm. (Doors open at 7:30) Phone Number: (707) 996-7256

January 22 - 23 -- Winter Wineland
Presented by Russian River Wine Road Association. A fabulous weekend of tasting, entertainment, education and fun at 55 wineries along the Russian River. Taste new and old wine and tour vineyards.
Fee: $20 Advance/$30 After Jan. 7th Time: 10am - 4pm Phone Number: (800) 723-6336

Weather Forecasts
Many people signing up for this newsletter are asking for the best time to visit this area. Well, we just finished our "Mid-Winter Heat Wave" last month so I expect a return to our usual unsettled spring weather until Easter (read that "rain," it's what makes the grapevines grow.) In general, expect occasional showers November through May, and dry the rest of the year. In the summer it's cold and foggy next to the Pacific (bring a windbreaker and hat) and hotter inland (tank top and shorts) - but it's never really unpleasant. Check out this site for weather predictions, choose the San Francisco area:

more events
For more events in the Sonoma County area for the rest of 2000 please look through our extensive Events Calendar:

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