Friday, April 25
'Early Music Uncorked': The Sonoma Bach Choir performs 'Songs of Love and Nature,” Renaissance madrigals and songs by composers from Italy, Germany, England and France, at 8 tonight at the Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th St., Santa Rosa. $12-$20. 877-914-2224, sonomabach.org.
Dan Earl's farewell concerts: The conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus bids adieu to the podium with a few special concerts over the weekend. Each concert will feature the music of Morten Lauridsen, performed both by the Symphonic Chorus, as well as the California Redwood Chorale directed by Robert Hazelrigg. Friday will be at St. Vincent's Church in Petaluma at 8 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. will be at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa. They also have a performance at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma on May 4 at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.californiaredwoodchorale.org
Saturday, April 26
Butter & Eggs Day Parade: The annual parade and festival starts with cow chip throwing, moves along to the cutest chick contest, and keeps on marching with a parade. The day's events are a traditional nod to the town's agricultural roots, with a theme of "Home Grown Petaluma." Come as early as 8 a.m. for the Petaluma 7-11 Lions Club's breakfast. Festivities start at 10 a.m., with the parade kicking off at noon. For more information, visit petalumadowntown.com.
Saturday, April 26
From Pen to Published: Every two years, the Redwood Writers hold an elaborate conference for those who are passionate about the written word, breaking the event up with inspiring keynote speakers, breakout sessions that dive into the craft of writing, and more. This year features author and political analyst John Rothmann, and poet Dana Gioia, who also serves as a critic and teacher. The day will feature sessions on craft, genre, publishing, and marketing. Attendees can also enter their writing into the prose or poetry contest. Admission is $155 for CWC Members, and $185 for non-members. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SRJC 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. redwoodwriters.org