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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Remembering the Fires

Sep 30, 2018 12:00AM

In the same way most of us remember where we were when we learned about the events of 9/11, or, if we are old enough, the John F. Kennedy assassination, we also remember clearly October 8, 2017, the day the Tubbs Fire hit Santa Rosa. One year later, structures are being rebuilt as those who lost their homes and, in some cases, jobs continue to put their lives back together. Several nonprofits are marking the anniversary of the catastrophe with an event aimed at helping the community heal through artistic expression. The all-ages Wildfire Anniversary Event will include art activities, musical performances, guided hikes, and food. Share one of your blessings at the Gratitude Mural, watch dancers and drummers, go on a nature photography or meditation walk, and participate in “Laughter as Medicine” and “Super Power Kids” workshops. There will also be an opportunity to speak with crisis counselors. This free event will be held on October 6, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m., at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in Windsor. Find a schedule of activities at parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Calendar (search on  “Wildfire Anniversary”).