Sunday, March 2, 2014


Winter Hours still

Monday. March 3
Town of Glen Ellen
12:00-3:30 pm, Group Viewing adjacent to Garden Court Café at 3:00pm
Historic buildings, Jack London Saloon (think Western subject style), colorful mechanic shops, and creek scenes.  Down the road is the Jack London Village – an intact 1800s saw mill (interiors now converted to restaurants.)
Directions: From Santa Rosa, At Hwy 12 and Arnold Drive intersection (a light) turn SW towards town of Glen Ellen. 

Monday, March 10
Historic Duck Pond, Sonoma Square
12:00 -3:30 pm, Group Viewing at the pond near the bridge
Baby ducklings and spring foliage.  Practice painting water, light, and mature foliage.
Directions: From Santa Rosa, head SE on Hwy 12 until you reach the development of Sonoma city.  Dog leg right onto Napa Rd/Hwy 12 (a light) and park adjacent to the Square (on your left).
** If you don’t want to paint the pond, paint at the Mission.  Cactus and crocuses are in bloom.

Monday, March 17
Spud Point Marina, Bodega Bay
12-3:30 pm, Group Viewing TBD at 3pm
1818 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay
Boats, piers, fishermen, water, coastal atmosphere.
* Dress warmly and in layers.
Directions: Take Hwy 12 West through the town of Bodega.  Turn right onto CA-1 N / Bay Hwy, Shoreline Highway. Turn left onto Eastshore Road and then take the 1st right onto Bay Flat Road.  Continue onto Westshore road.  Marina will be ahead on your left.

Monday, March 24
Beltane Ranch
12-3pm, Group viewing at 2:45 PM *** under trees in main circle
11775 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Historic working ranch in the heart of Sonoma Valley.  Vineyards, spring gardens, and cattle fields.  Sweeping views.
** DO NOT paint near the cottages/B&B rooms for guests’ privacy.  Park discreetly

Monday, March 31
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
12-3:30 PM, Group Viewing in Main Parking Lot at 3pm
2605 Adobe Canyone Road, Kenwood, CA 95452
Mature oaks, hills, grasslands., dappled sunlight over paths, spring foliage.  If you hike up a ways, sweeping views of the Valley.
Directions: From Santa Rosa, proceed SE on 12.  Turn left onto Adobe Canyon  Rd (at Landmark Winery).  Drive to the end of Adobe Canyon and park in main visitor lot.  Parking fee is $7.