Visit Sonoma Valley Portworks on the downtown Foundry Wharf for a free port, grappa, and after dinner wine tasting. Located at 613 2nd St., they are open from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. every day. Founded in 1992, Sonoma Valley Portworks harvests all of their wine fromPetaluma, Kenwood, and South Australia. For more information call 769-5203, e-mail, or visit

The Tolay Fall Festival will be happening from Oct. 13-16 and Oct. 10-23. Beginning its 6th year, the event will include a childrens area and KIddie Corral, Night Time Creatures Barn with Creep Crawly Critters room, animals, free hay rides and nature hikes. Pick your perfect pumpkin, squash, or corn straight from the patch. Everyone is also invited to take part in the World Record Pumpkin Seed-Spitting Contest. Entry is $4 for ages 13 and up and $1 for kids, $6 for parking. Tolay Lake Regional Park is located off Lakeville Highway at Cannon Lane.

Oct. 15-16 and 22-23, Sonoma County Art Trails invites members of the community to visit the homes and studios of local artists. From10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. travel through the town and country to participate in this annual fall tradition. Catch a glimpse of original art and meet the artists who create the master pieces. For more information cisit

On Saturday Oct. 15 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., join local band The Hit System for its CD release show. At 201 Washington St., all ages are invited to bring their friends and share a night of music off the bands new album “Rebuild and Relive.” This pop/rock/punk band consists of five members who are aiming to get people more involved in their local music scene. For more information or visit

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