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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Grab Your Sweetie and Go on an Adventure

After kids come onto the scene, it takes extra effort to make sure your relationship gets the attention it needs. Valentine’s Day weekend is a great time to put the spotlight on you and your significant other. And here are some great, local ideas for where to spend it. Find even more activities in our Calendar of Events (page 24).

Santa Rosa Charlie Brown has it rough. Besides being a (loveable) klutz and the victim of Lucy’s scorn, the star of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts also has a bad case of unrequited love. In honor of the object of his affection, the Little Red-Haired Girl, the Charles M. Schulz Museum is letting gingers of all ages into the museum for free on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Find out more at

Rohnert Park Share a passion for classical music? Pianist Jeremy Denk, winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, will be playing Bach’s the Well-Tempered Clavier Book One on February 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Music Center on the campus of Sonoma State University. Tickets are $25–$55 and are available at

Healdsburg If you and your honey are into world music, then Ladysmith Black Mambazo is probably on your playlists. Ever since Paul Simon featured the South African a cappella group on his 1986 album Graceland, they’ve enjoyed international fame. See them at the Raven Performing Arts Theater on February 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at

Santa Rosa Seven months pregnant when she did her first Netflix special, former San Franciscan Ali Wong rose to stardom making sassy, sarcastic, and very adult jokes about what it’s like to be a mom. Get a sitter and check out her Milk and Money show at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on February 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50–$119.50 and may be purchased at

Sebastopol Chocoholics will find their favorite indulgence on the main menu at Dutton Estate Winery’s Chocolate and Wine Valentine’s Weekend. Sonoma Country Chocolate will provide the tempting dark nibbles while Dutton pours the vino. The event will be held February 14–16, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Just purchase the Casual Tasting for $15 or the Winter Small Bites (think: chilled corn soup and honey goat cheese with persimmon crostini) for $30 and get the Chocolate and Wine Pairing upgrade for free. See for details.

Windsor Connect with your partner in the kitchen at the Valentine’s Day Sushi Making Class at the Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyards on February 14 at 6 p.m. Besides chef Edward Metcalfe’s expert instruction, the evening will offer a sushi dinner and a glass of sparkling wine. Tickets are $120 per person; purchase them at