Local Business Get Down!

Thanks to Lorna at SonomaNews listed below are local businesses offering specials for locals who have been evacuated is being continuously updated. Email lorna.sheridan@sonomanews.com with any additions or changes.
Full Updated List Found Here

— Free hot meals at Santa Rosa Vets Building from Sonoma Family Meals & Wishbone Restaurant  1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa
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– Free art appreciation. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art has two new exhibits opening this weekend that it has announced that admission is free to the public for the rest of the year.

Gymnastics. Sonoma Gymnastics off 8th Street East is offering free play on Thursday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 21 from, 4 to 8 p.m.

Train rides. Train Town is offering free train rides to all residents of Sonoma and Napa counties (with proof)on Oct. 20-22.

Top That is opening at noon and offering free cones all day on Thursday.

The Sebastiani Theatre is hosting special free movies on Thursday and Friday. “A Bug’s Life” will be shows at noon on Thursday and “The Incredibles” at noon on Friday. Free to all. Thank you to John Lasseter and Pixar for making this possible.

— Free open art studio time for kids. Art Escape on Hwy 12 is welcoming kids to come create some art for free from 10 am to 6 pm , Wed-Fri. this week.

Free everything at the St. Francis Church Mouse in Agua Caliente for all fire victims who have lost everything. 16885 Highway 12 in Sonoma, CA 95476

Veggies. Sweetwater Spectrum is harvesting its remaining row crops on Thursday, and donating them the the Springs Fire Relief Food Pantry, which is in the Palms shopping mall at Hwy 12 and Verano.

— Boys & Girls Club at Maxwell Park will welcome members and non-members for drop-off childcare from 1pm-7pm, Wednesday – Friday, October 18-20. Its athletic programs are canceled until the air-quality deems fit to return to a regular schedule. THE CLUB at Maxwell Village will remain closed until Monday, October 23rd. Teens are welcome to volunteer and/or participate in the activities at our Maxwell Park Clubhouse.

— Music Nomad is offering to help any local musicians who lost their guitar, uke or banjo to get new equipment and they will provide strings and care products. Message the company on Facebook.

— Teen Services Sonoma’s Operation Bicycle is providingbikes for those who’ve lost theirs in the fires. If you or a family member is in need of replacing your beloved pedal-powered vehicle, please contact adrian@teenservicessonoma.org or stop by during shop hours (M-F, 3-7 p.m.) – 17440 Sonoma Highway, in the Springs – and they will do their best to outfit you with a new ride.

— Sonoma Fit, in partnership with Little Om Yoga, is offering free kids yoga classes on Wednesday. Ages 5-9 from 3 to 3:45 p.m., ages 10-13 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and tees 13 and up from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

— Sonoma Optometry in the Marketplace is offering free eye glasses for those that lost a pair in the fire. Eyes of Hope has provided a limited number of gift certificates to the Red Cross for free eye exams and glasses that can be used in the office. To obtain a gift certificate, call our local chapter of the American Red Cross at 577-7600. Ask them for a VSP Global Eyes of Hope Disaster Relief Gift Certificate.

— The Springs Fire Relief Food Pantry on Hwy 12 (at Verano) will be open from 4 to 7 on Thursday and Friday but it will now not be open on Saturday.

VANS is coming to Sonoma Old School Thursday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. to bring support to fire victims by handing out shoes, tees, hats, socks, and more. If you have been impacted by the fires, or know people that have and are in need of new shoes & clothing, send them to 1001 Broadway on Thursday.

— Villa Terrazza at 869 Broadway is giving away free patio furniture covers while supplies last to protect your outdoor items from the ash.

— Patty O’Reilly at the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance will be open Monday through Friday, October 16 to 20.

The following dance classes are open to all in the community:
2:00-2:45pm – Open Dance Floor for Playtime // 3:00-3:30pm – Pre-Ballet for ages 3-5 years 3:45-4:45pm – Ballet for ages 6-8 years // 4:45-6:15pm – Ballet for 9 years and older
6:15-6:45pm – Pointe Class (for students on pointe)

Brocco’s Old Barn is open and accepting animal food donations and distributing food to those who have displaced animals.

El Pueblo Inn on West Napa has been offering free hotel rooms to evacuees each night since the fires begin. Call the hotel to see if they have any rooms for tonight.

— From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 16, FISH will open a drop-in fire victim clothing and bedding center at Sonoma United Methodist Church, 109 Patten Street. Access to food assistance can be obtained by calling 996-0111 for the duration of the mandatory evacuations. Once the mandatory evacuation orders expire, FISH will resume distributing food from FISH Central at 18330 Sonoma Highway – with entry on Sierra Drive, Monday thru Friday. If needed, hours of operation will be extended to accommodate the demand. Call 996-0111 for information and assistance.

— Starting Tuesday, there will be No Pay Cafe at Sonoma Springs Community Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. The Epicurean Connection will be coordinating the food daily for two weeks then re-evaluate for the long term. They will be looking for volunteers to help daily from 11:00-3:00. Meals provided by http://www.sffightsfire.com.

— Rohnert Park Gymnastics has a day camp this week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snack and lunch included. They are waiving fees for families impacted by the fires. $60 per day otherwise.

— La Luz Center will be offering a free lunch from noon to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. every day this week.

— Pet Food Express at 500 W Napa is open for business and offering free pet washes for the community.

— Boyes Barbershop will be open for business on Tuesday, October 17. If you are a Firefighter or first responder involved in the Sonoma county wild fires, they will be giving free haircuts for you until the fires are out.

— The new Sonoma Arts Live play, “The Rainmaker” opens on Thursday night at the Community Center and tickets are “pay as you wish.” Free for those truly in need, everyone else should just donate what they can. The show will be free for first responders for the entire run. Learn more and reserve tickets at http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/.

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