142 Throckmorton Theatre - 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley (North Bay), 415.383.9600.
A-List Series - Conversational interviews with authors, athletes, adventurers, academics and anarchists, Wed at 7:30. $12-$15, 415.383.9600. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley (North Bay), 415.383.9600.
American Canyon Library - Preschool storytime, Tues at 10:30. Free. American Canyon Library, 3421 Broadway (Highway 29), American Canyon (North Bay), 707.644.1136.
Art Honors Life - Art Honors Life, 2860 Bowen St #1, Graton (North Bay), 707.829.1966.
Art Works Downtown - Dec 10-11, Holiday Open Studios, featuring over 40 galleries in various media. Reception, Dec 9 at 5. 415.451.8119. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael (North Bay), 415.451.8119, Tues-Sat, 10 to 5.
ARThouse Gallery - Ongoing, work by various artists. ARThouse Gallery, 13758 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen (North Bay), 707.935.3513.
Artists of the Valley - Ongoing, mixed-media work of 57 artists in two Napa locations. An artist is always on-site. Daily, 10 to 6. 710 First St and Artists of the Valley, 1398 First St, Napa (North Bay), 707.265.9050.
ARTrageous Gallery - Ongoing, inaugural exhibit featuring Roberta Ahrens, Harriet Burge and others. ARTrageous Gallery, 857 Grant Ave, Novato (North Bay), 415.897.8444, Tues-Sat, 11 to 6, Sun 11 to 4, Thurs 11 to 8.
Baobab Gallery - Ongoing, Shona sculptures, watercolors, jewelry, baskets, handmade-paper items and handmade fabrics. Baobab Gallery, 556 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur (North Bay), 415.924.8007, Tues-Sat, 11 to 5.
Barber Shoppers - The Napa Valley chapter strut their harmonizing stuff every Tues at 7. All are invited to listen and men are welcome to sing along. Free, 707.257.2294. Church of the Nazarene, 3305 Linda Vista Ave, Napa (North Bay).
Bay Area Discovery Museum - Ongoing, "Animal Secrets." Hands-on art, science and theater camps, art studio, tot spot and lookout cove adventure area. Wed-Thurs at 10 and 11, music with Miss Kitty. $5-$6. Fri at 11, aquarium feeding. Dec 3-4,10-11 and 17-18, "Gingerbread Architecture Fundraiser," $30-$40. Admission: $8-$10. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito (North Bay), 415.339.3900, www.baykidsmuseum.org.
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery - Ongoing, paintings by California artists featuring work by Joshua Meador; also, landscapes by Linda Sorenson, Kathi Hilton and Alex Dzigurski. Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, 1785 Coast Hwy 1, Bodega Bay (North Bay), 707.875.2911, Wed-Sun, 10 to 5.
Branscomb Gallery - Ongoing, oils by Ralph Beyer, collages by Edmund Dechant, sculptures by Sharyn Desideri and watercolors and etchings by James D Mayhew. Branscomb Gallery, 1588 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay (North Bay), 707.875.3388, Daily, 11 to 4.
Ca'Toga Galleria D'Arte - Ongoing, murals, ceramics and wood sculptures by Carlo Marchiori. Ca'Toga Galleria D'Arte, 1206 Cedar St, Calistoga (North Bay), 707.942.3900, Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery - Caldwell Snyder Gallery, 1328 Main St, St Helena (North Bay), 415.531.6755, www.caldwellsnyder.com, Open daily, 10 to 6.
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center - Ongoing, "Ishi: A Story of Dignity, Hope and Courage." California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.579.3004.
Calistoga Library - Storytime with "Library Grandparent," Mon and Thurs at 2:30. Bilingual storytime for ages three and up, second and fourth Wed at 10:30. Free. Calistoga Library, 1108 Myrtle St, Calistoga (North Bay), 707.942.4833.
Carolyn Parr Nature Center - Learn about Napa County habitats and birds of prey through tours, dioramas, games, hands-on activities and books. Free. Carolyn Parr Nature Center Museum, Westwood Hills Park, 3107 Browns Valley Rd, Napa (North Bay), 707.255.6465, Sat-Sun, 1 to 4, and by appointment.
Central Library - Babytime, Tues at 10:15. Storytime for toddlers, Tues at 11. Preschool storytime, Fri at 11. Free. Central Library, Third and E streets, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.545.0831.
Charles M Schulz Museum - Through Jan 29, 2012, "The Flipside of Schulz's Art: More Than Peanuts," original drawings by Charles Schulz. Ending Dec 11, "Pop'd from the Panel," parallel worlds of fine art and commercial art. Through April 2, "Hit the Road, Snoopy!" featuring the beagle's most famous road trips. $5-$8. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.579.4452, Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5.
Children's Garden - Whimsical environments for kids' exploration. Hours: Mon, noon to 4; Tues-Sun, 9 to 5. Free. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma (North Bay), 707.933.3010, Daily 10-4.
Chops Teen Club - Hang-out spot for Santa Rosa teens ages 12 to 20 offers art studio and class, open gym, tech lounge, cafe, recording studio and film club. Hours for high schoolers: Mon-Thurs, 3 to 9; Fri, 3 to 11; Sat and school holidays, noon to 11. For middle school kids: Mon-Fri, 3 to 7; Sat and school holidays, noon to 7. Film club meets Tues at 4. Membership, $5-$10 per year., www.chopsonline.com. Chops Teen Club, 509 Adams St, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.284.2467.
Christopher Hill Gallery - Ongoing, contemporary modern painting of 20th and 21st centuries. Christopher Hill Gallery, 1235 Main St, St Helena (North Bay), 707.963.0272, Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs, 10 to 5:30; Fri-Sat, 10 to 7:30.
City Hall Council Chambers - Through Dec 23, oil paintings by Mark Jacobson. City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.543.3010.