The Mad Robin Ball Weekend will be held (mostly) in the small town of Petaluma set in the verdant Sonoma County countryside. Mid-May is one of our favorite times of year, shortly after the winter rains have ended, when hillsides remain a lush green and wildflowers are blooming. Dancers traveling from near and distant lands are encouraged to take advantage of the extended schedule to explore the surrounding area on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Below are some ideas for places to visit and things to do outside of dancing. For those who register, we will provide more details to guide you as well as opportunities to sign up for organized activities with other dancers.
Sonoma and Marin Counties
Farm to Table Tastings and Tours
Winery tours and tastings
Get out in nature
Hike led by Tom Colton at Point Reyes or the Sonoma Coast (details provided to registered dancers)
Armstrong Redwoods – near the Russian River, beats the crowded Muir Woods
Sonoma Overlook Trail
San Francisco Presidio
Bodega Marine Laboratory – Friday afternoon lab tours
Kayak day paddle on Tomales Bay led by Tom Colton (details provided to registered dancers)
Bicycling Sonoma County
Or, just relax!
Art – Over 100 galleries and museums
South Bay (Palo Alto)
Ridge Vineyards winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains
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