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July the 5th

Kenwood: Looking for something to do with the family? Visit Sugarloaf Ridge State Park for a peaceful family hike through the woods. During this 3 km hike with an elevation gain of 400 feet, you will discover the plants, animals and the history of Sugarloaf Mountain. The hike runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and begins outside the Visitor Center The event is free; however, visitors will be required to pay a parking pass of $ 10 per car ($ 8 for seniors and students) if they do not hold an annual park pass. For more information visit bit.ly/3hoaE17. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located at 2605 Adobe Canyon Road.

July 10

Petaluma: Bike Petaluma hosts a Community Bike Ride in and around Petaluma every second Saturday of the month. This event is open to riders of all ages and levels. No rider is left behind. Led by experienced riders, participants will be able to explore the sights of Petaluma. The trip takes around 2.5 hours and usually includes regular breaks and even a stop at a park for the kids to run around. Each excursion will start at 9:30 am at the Aqus Café located at 189 H St. For more information, visit bit.ly/3hufR7B

July 10

Sonoma County: ParkRx is bringing back its 8-week beginner’s hiking program for fitness. This series takes its participants along the scenic trails of Sonoma County. Learn about the proper footwear, hydration, hiking gear, and the proper pace. Each Saturday the group will reunite for a hike where the level of challenge increases each week, ultimately culminating in a 4.7 mile hike with a 1,000 foot elevation on the Vista Trail along Sonoma Coast State Park. . Space is limited to a group of 30 and participants are asked to follow county health guidelines. Tickets are $ 80 (including parking fees) or free for hikers with a 2021 ParkRx from a Sonoma County health care provider. To register, visit bit.ly/3juiMQs

In progress

Glen Ellen: Jack London State Historic Park is looking for volunteers to work in the park, from staffing the entrance post to patrolling the trails on horseback to playing the piano in the museum. Other roles: Bookstore / Visitor Center staff, museum guides, chaperones, tour leaders, golf cart drivers, trail maintainers and special event assistants. Training is scheduled for August 6 and 13 for most roles and August 21 for trail patrollers and hike leaders. No experience is required; the time commitment is four hours per month and volunteers receive a park pass in return. For more information and to register, email Susan St. Marie at [email protected]

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