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Mouthful: Open house celebrates river otters

  • The River Otter Ecology Project will offer a range of materials and information at the Laguna Environmental Center in Santa Rosa.

Open House, with Otters: On Saturday, June 14, the Laguna Environmental Center (900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa) holds an open house, with special displays, activities and presentations.

This fete focuses on the river otter, with members of the River Otter Ecology Project joining in with a wide range of materials and information, including posters, puppets, coloring sheets and more.

Meagan Isadore, founder and president of the otter project, will offer a presentation from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Activities are suitable for all ages.

The center has an open house on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

There is a $10 charge for Isadore's presentation, payable at the door.

For more information, visit lagunafoundation.org.

Soccer Fans, Heads Up! Starting this Thursday, K & L Bistro (119 S. Main St., Sebastopol) opens at 8 a.m. daily, with a special breakfast menu. The special morning hours continue through the final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which takes place on July 13.

A breakfast version of Brazil's national dish, feijoada, will be among the morning selections, as will oysters.

The first game is broadcast daily at 9 a.m. All games will be broadcast in the restaurant's spiffy new bar, while lunch and dinner service continue as usual in the new dining room.

Lucas and Karen Martin own the restaurant and share chef duties but Lucas is the one with the long-term soccer passion. When he was 18, he played for the national team in the World Youth Cup in Chile.

For reservations, call 823-6614 or visit klbistro.com.

Carnivores head to Healdsburg Shed: On Father's Day, Healdsburg Shed (25 North St.) welcomes Patrick Martins and Mike Edison, authors of a new book, “The Carnivore's Manifesto.” From 10:30 a.m. until noon, they will share their passions, opinions — for example, they want foodies to stop making their own mayonnaise because Best Foods already exists, and they want PETA to stop its attack on fur coats — and heritage ribs.

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