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Mandatory Weekend

What to do and where to go in mid-February. 


Backyard Beekeeping
What: Learn the art of the apiary with expert Kendel Sager.
When: February 21st, 10 am.
Where: Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Santa Cruz
Cost: $20 per person.
Why: Who doesn't want to have their own source of delicious honey?

Community Cinema: American Denial
What: A free preview screening of the new documentary on unconscious biases in American life.
When: February 23, noon.
Where: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Cost: Free
Why: What better lunch break than this?

Eighth Street Wineries Annual Open House 
What: Seven of Sonoma's boutique and artisan wineries will be throwing open their doors—and their wares. 
When: February 21st, noon to 4 pm 
Where: Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma
Cost: $40 per person
Why: Seven wineries all in strolling distance of each other? Now that's efficient.

Straw: Cellulose: Wood—High Performance Building Using Natural Materials
What: A conversation on using biophilic design to build homes, schools, and even towers.
When: February 19th, 6 pm 
Where: 1111 Broadway, Suite 200 Oakland, CA
Cost: $10 members/ $15 general public
Why: Passive houses are the wave of the future.


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