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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Feast on Beauty

Apr 07, 2019 12:00AM

For a few verdant weeks in the spring, before the dry season sets in, the grass is green and wildflowers are blooming everywhere. To take full advantage of the flora, Sonoma County Regional Parks hosts a series of hikes called Wildflower Wanderings. The two-mile jaunt in Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park will focus on flowers that are not only pretty, but also edible and medicinal. The event, called Can I Eat This?, will be held on April 14, 2–4 p.m. It’s free; parking is $7. Register via parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov (search on “Can I Eat This?”), where there is also information about other hikes in the series.  They’ve Got the Beat

Taiko drumming may be a Japanese musical tradition. But that didn’t stop TaikoProject, the first American taiko ensemble, from winning the prestigious International Taiko Contest in 2005. Since then, the Los Angeles group has performed at the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and a host of other national media outlets and venues. Locals can see them pound out thunderous, synchronized rhythms on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. Tickets are $35–­$85 and may be purchased at gmc.sonoma.edu