Saturday, March 17
Opening of Santa Rosa’s 50-year time capsule. 10am, Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. Free. The contents will be on view at the Museum of History for the summer, opening on March 24.
St. Patty’s Day festivities there begin at noon with live music, kids’ activities, and a beer and whiskey garden. http://www.visitsantarosa.com/st-paddys-day-on-the-square
Jigs and Maggie Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Oddfellows Hall in Geyserville hosts this high school benefit, but this is no ordinary feed — chef Dino Bugica of Diavola is doing the cooking, so it is guaranteed to be superb. Beer, wine, whiskey. $10-$25. 5pm-8pm. 1027 Geyserville Ave.
The Casino St. Patty’s Day menu
Chef Mark Malicki is concentrating just on oysters, asparagus, and barbecued corned beef napped in apple cider that he promises will be salty, sweet, salty, fatty, crunchy, and delicious. Apple cake for dessert. Make this happen! Starts at noon; $7-$30. 17000 Bodega Hwy, Bodega. 707.876.3185
Poor Man’s Whiskey Private Listening Party
As part of their Kickstarter campaign for their new release, Juniper Mountain, PMW is hosting an extremely small private party at the 1875 schoolhouse outside of Petaluma. They’ll play their new album in this acoustically stellar space, play live music, and offer drinks and food. It’s a $200 buy-in but priceless if you’re a fan. 7pm. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poormanswhiskey/poor-mans-whiskey-new-album-juniper-mountain-0
Sunday March 18
Biodynamic farm and garden planning with Andrew Beedy. Learn about the basics of biodynamic growing from master farmer Andrew Beedy, the former biod farmer at Quivira Winery. Healdsburg SHED, 1pm, $15. Healdsburgshed.com