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Restaurant in Bodega Bay features chilled Dungeness crab, cocktail sauce, drawn butter, Tides mustard sauce, clam chowder, pasta, green salad French bread. Reservations are recommended. The series continues through March.

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/Noonpm Let dad take a break from the grill this year enjoy a relaxing day under our grapevine covered arbor. Soak in the views of our vineyards valley, as you enjoy delicious slow cooked BBQ, cold beer, Glorias award winning wines live music! Our BBQ buffet includes chicken, tritip, ribs, beans, potato salad, mixed green salad, dinner rolls dessert!

am Emergency Dental Treatment at NO COST on a First Come First Served Basis. No prescheduled appointments made.

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Volunteers Needed

Friends In Service Here, aka F.I.S.H. is the largest independent food pantry in Sonoma County, distributing life sustaining food to thousands of people in need.

The Competition is tough, an impact is easy. All proceeds benefit Chops Teen Club our local teens.

Join for an informative workshop designed to educate seniors about scams that target them the most. We will discuss red flags to be aware of, tips on how to avoid tactics resources to lower your chance of becoming a victim. Presented by the Better Business Bureau.

Legendary Beach Boy Tribute Band Papa Doo Run Run had an unprecedented year run as the celebrity house band at Disneyland today they perform worldwide! Enjoy Classic Rock from the s s, including, California Girls, Surfin Sari, many more! pm Show.

Stay overnight! Special room rates are available at the Inn at the Tides,

Montgomery Village invites Artists to apply to the Day on the Green Art Festival. This annual event showcases CA Artists ing selling their

Live Blues Bands, world renowned Tattoo Artists, Exhibits Contests all weekend long. Car Show on Saturday. Lagunitas Brewery will be sponsoring the event their beers will be on tap.

Then well carpool to Taylor Mountain for the hike. Parking fees are included in the event fee. After a couple hours on the trail, well carpool back to the Laguna Environmental Center by pm. Participants are welcome to bring their picnic lunch to enjoy at the Center, surrounded by birds beautiful views. Heavy rain cancels.

Benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County; Providing Aid to the North Bay Fire victims in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake Solano Counties

Ladies of Broadway Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Schulz Museum Girl Scout Day Snoopy and Friends

The Course The race starts at the track on the Napa Valley College Campus as you head south takes you through J.F. Kennedy Park along the scenic Napa Valley Vine trail back. Flat st, this course is good for all ages of walkers runners. All abilities welcome!

Californias largest celebration of the migration of Steelhead Trout! A great, milyfriendly event for all ages. Enjoy food trucks, Bear Republic beer, wines from the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley. Arts crafts projects for the kids, archery, live music and even fishing for the kids. Snag a trout to take home for dinner! Educational tours of the Congressman Don Clause Fish Hatchery, wildlife conservation exhibits more. Rain or shine!

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visual storytelling his work, which includes feature films, childrens books, international ad campaigns, to his most recent work on Star Wars Rebels.

Join top racers from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for a day of karting on the lightening quick, turn, quarter mile track. The event includes karting with NHRA racers, autographs, lunch the chance to compete in a lap timed race for a grand prize.

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Local roller Derby League to play Double Header

LGBTQI Friends Dance Party Party til were purple! Sebastopol

Cost /General; /Sonoma Residents, Seniors, College Students with ID; /Ages , Free/ under, /Families.

Gather your friends, coworkers mily members put together a team to compete int he nd Annual Whos Got The Chops Lip Sync Battle.

Were looking for folks who are interested in learning more about plants sharing that knowledge with others, explained Volunteer Coordinator Eva Corbin. No botanical or horticulture experience is necessary, just a passion for gardening a desire to enhance the publics experience of our remarkable garden.

Orientation will include an overview of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the work of the Laguna Foundation, an intro to the training course each of the volunteer jobs, plus snacks, activities an opportunity to meet members of the Laguna Education Team.

am Join SR Rec Parks SR Firefighters at Lake Ralphine for a morning of fishing!

Claude Debussy Maurice Ravel were most often associated with the French Impressionism movement in music. Pianist Ian Scarfe leads the audience through a program featuring Claude Debussys Preludes Suite Bergamasque,

Tickets /Adult, /Kids years of age.

Available at Harvest Market the Redwood Coast Senior Center in Fort Bragg, Out of This World in Mendocino, at the door onlineClick here for details

Libros de Artista offers an enthusiastic ride through a world of strong graphic tradition, deeply felt relationships to material objects, profound knowledge of craft a judicious use of technology.

pm A concert to benefit the Friends In Service Here food pantry.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is currently registering teams for Sonoma ReCANstruction, a unique art exhibition competition.

DAY TRIP GLBT History Museum Lunch Sebastopol

The books in the exhibition reveal a wide range of artistic, political personal concerns. Topics explored include the relationship between gender power, immigration, ship, border control politics other themes that are becoming more more relevant to lives both north south of the border.

Great lunch options will be offered for purchase via Food Trucks local Restaurants during the weekend. Or bring a picnic enjoy one of our beautiful picnic areas located at most participating wineries.

pm A Book Launch with Sonoma County Poets, Phyllis Meshulam Land of My Fathers War, Donna Emerson, The Place of Our Meeting Jodi Hottel, Voyeur. Travel from home to rm, YoYo Ma to Georgia OKeeffe, NY, Italy, Tibet many places in between as these gifted poets read selections from their recently published separate unique books. Jared EmersonJohnson provides music. QA book sales follow. Refreshments available for purchase. Free Admission, DONATIONS GLADLY AEPTED!

Learn how the Living Room brings meals, services, goods, programs substantial amounts of hope to homeless atrisk women children including the newly homeless in the aftermath of the fires.

The Open Houses will be fund raisers for our nonprofit Charms Place Camp Program.

This talented clever couple Rosie ODonnells vorite songwriting team combine tastefully raunchy original comedy songs with progressive political parody plus expert musicianship to charm your socks off! Tickets /Advance, /Door includes chocolates. Bring your Funny Valentine or your own loveable self to OCAs acoustic sweet spot, with cabaret seating fine refreshments for sale including champagne, wine beer. Wheelchair Accessible.

A stpaced, hilarious production that combines satire theater into what is being described by critics as Razorsharp! Laugh Out Loud! Provocative! Thought Provoking! Brilliant! and A Thinking Mans One Man Show! Garry Shandling called it, The funniest show youll ever think at! Dana Carvey from SNL declares, If funny were a religion, Bob is nothing short of a miracle!

A FUNDRAISER for the Raven your votes with help determine the finalists. MUST BE to attend! ID will be checked at the door. Attendees cannot bring their own alcohol bags will be checked by our security force.

The opening reception for The Farthest Shore will be on / at pm at the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, featuring Canadian printmaker Kelsey Stephenson as the guest speaker. She will discuss her process the inspiration behind her work, which has been featured in several exhibits collections around the world, including the Royal Alberta Museum in Canada the Guanlan Print Art Museum in China. The speakers attendance at this event is made possible by funds raised by SRJC art students at the Student Print Sale.

Candlelight, Linens, Champagne Chocolate covered Strawberries will set the mood for romance.

Chopin, Schumann, Liszt Mendelssohn. Discover many new insights about these great geniuses, in a program combining Music, Poetry, Images, Commentary a PreConcert Reading List.

creations, Green businesses environmental organizations with services products that promote a natural life in balance with

Sonoma Valleys Quarryhill Botanical Garden is putting out an open call for volunteers to train as adult tour docents to guide groups through the Garden. Docent training begins Wednesday, March .

Our chefs cheese mongers return again this year to dazzle your tastebuds at The Best Bite showing off artisan cheese in spectacular bites dishes. Cheese Cocktails returns the happiest hour of all time actually hours! with artisan cheese local spirits tasting. Plus fun at our Bubbles Brunch the everpopular Marketplace of great cheeses artisan products to round out the weekend.

Highlighting the tales talents of their stellar Broadway experiences. Produced by Transcendence Theatre Company, the creators of Broadway Under The Stars. Performances.

Doors OPEN minutes PRIOR to SHOWTIME AND CLOSE PROMPTLY. There will be NO LATE SEATING. NO REFUNDS for late shows. We reserve the right to fill empty seats at show time.

Seats , Tables for can be reserved.

Tickets /Per Person, /VIP with Champagne Reception.

Seating pm. Tickets /Per Person tax tip not included includes Dinner the Show.

Its a fresh, lively, funny look at look at mily, career, romance the choices, large small, that define ones life.

pm Bring your Aloha Spirit and join us for one of Hawaiis most versatile talents. He bring tears laughter with his humor, life stories his music.

Extra youth ticket limit additional youth per escort.

ampm Join us for a docentled tour of the GLBT History Museum followed by Lunch at The Cove on Castro. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Includes Transportation, Museum Admission, Docentled Tour; Lunch not included.

Latinos in the Workplace Conference Santa Rosa

Annual Chamber Membership Meeting/Breakst Healdsburg

A Fundraiser for the Petaluma Museum Association

WAVELENGTH Featuring Kevin Brennan Sebastopol

North Coast Wine Food Festival SOMO VILLAGE

Did you know that burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death? Most burn injuries occur in the home, with cooking as the number one source. So please be careful educate yourself your mily! Never leave a stove or candle unattended, keep lighters away from children make sure your homeowners policy provides adequate coverage.

th Annual Free Dental Emergency Treatment Day

A short auction before dinner will help raise money to produce the biggest bestever Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June , .

We gladly accept donations of healthy plants, garden tools, working wagons, ceramic pots, recycled gallon nursery containers, etc.

Sonoma State University Spring Schedule of Screenings

th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival SC Fairgrounds

Its the end of an era for our yearly allmale parody of the event everyone loves to hate the anachronistic beauty contest. Come watch the th final competition where our past winners vie for the final plastic crown by competing in all the usual categories Beachwear, Formalwear competitions, Talent Interview competitions.

AllYouCanEat CRAB, PASTA, SALAD BREAD, Dancing, Silent Live Auctions NoHost Bar DJ! We cannot do what we do without you and we cannot wait to see our wonderful community come together! Tickets /Per Person.

pm Honors outstanding Businesses Iniduals who make Santa Rosa Sonoma County great. This year a Speakeasytheme with a variety of live entertainment!

Show pm Celebrate Hits from the s to the s with Storm Large, lead singer for Pink Martini the Santa Rosa Symphony under the baton of Maestro Michael Berkowitz.

Visit Santa Rosa is inviting everyone in the month of FeBREWary / / to come experience the dynamic craft beer scene. Pick up a Santa Rosa Beer Passport at participating breweries, Willibees Wine Spirits, Brew Coffee Beer House, or the CA Welcome Center begin your adventure.

Woman Show, a Benefit for Pegasus, Kicks Off Season

Cost /PMA Members, /NonPMA Members Ask about our membership drive!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Orchestra at Temple Square Green Music Center, Rohnert Park

Year of the DOG Chinese New Year Celebration Santa Rosa

pm A behindthescenes look into the strange ful world of dragonflies. Kevin hails from Virginia, so his photos will include lots of exotic east coast insects. Spend a winter evening being warmed by stories descriptions of these valuable predators.

Can a woman really have it all? Thats the tantalizing, complex compelling question posed in Gina Gionfriddos Pulitzer Prize finalist play Rapture Blister Burn, produced by the Raven Players in Healdsburg.

Sonoma County Women in Conversation Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

REGISTRATION Happening NOW EVENT February th

Night of Heroes Welcome to our Charity Crab Feed Santa Rosa

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Would you like to learn about opportunities to volunteer? Host a dress drive? Join our leadership team? Make a taxdeductible donation? Attend a dress giveaway?

pm Join acclaimed international pianist, ROBYN CARMICHAEL for her popular ROMANTIC MASTERS their MUSES a rare glimpse into the lives of great masters of the keyboard

West College Ave at Stony Point, Santa Rosa

Come to Howarth Parks Lake Ralphine for a morning of mily fishing. Thirtyminute Learn to Fish Clinics will be offered which will cover all the basics. Loaner rods provided. Children should be years older must be accompanied by Adults. Fishing licenses are required for Adults years older. Licenses are not required to assist your child. This event is FREE!

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Laguna Watershed Perspectives Taylor Mountain Regional Park Walk

The Silence Breakers TIME Magazines Persons of the Year Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Doors OPEN MINUTES prior to SHOWTIME CLOSE PROMPTLY. There will be NO LATE SEATING. NO REFUNDS for LATE SHOWS. We reserve the right to fill empty seats at show time.

Farmers Market officially opens for the season!

Looking for VOLUNTEERS to join us as Gardeners, Docents Gift Shop Salespeople

Mr. Healdsburg Pageant King of Kings Healdsburg


Proceeds benefit Mike Hauser Academy Elsie Allen High School Foundation.

Also supports the music education programs in our schools that HJF has brought to area students since its inception.

Music, Dance, Martial Arts, Dragons, Lions, Raffle, Silent Auction.

am/Noon. A parent must be present. All are Welcome Free to attend.

Formerly known as the International Alsace Varietals Festival same great festival new name.

am Benefits the Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship Fund with Firemans Pancake Breakst.

This years Fair celebrates the values we hold near dearinclusiveness, equality, ersity of course . . FUN! Well celebrate the arts, agriculture, the environment our community.

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From Coolidge to Keith Haring, from hunting scenes to Picassos le chien, the foegged friend has always taken a special place in the arts. As is the Chinese year of the dog, Sebastopol Center for the Arts presents artists distinctly spirited look at the subject.

short plays of inspired lunacy, like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue.

Dont miss the stunning theatricality, profound ideas emotional impact of this Tony Ward winning play! Mature content advisory.

Safe Sober Project Graduation Benefiting All Petaluma High Schools

Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley

This event benefits a nonprofit performing arts center staffed by volunteers.

pm Helps people get out of debt live debt free, have healthier finances to create a life they really love!

An immersive exhibit of works by prominent women print artists, will be featured at the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery at Santa Rosa Junior College SRJC through March th. The artists works will be shown together for the first time, inviting viewers to consider ideas of landscape, water the unknown through large installations that will fill the gallery to create a space for viewers to explore their own rthest shore. Entrance is free. Parking in SRJC lots is .

Annual Crab Feed Series at The Tides Wharf, Bodega Bay

pm Mariachi Band DJ, Family Style Dinner, Live Auction! Hosted by the Healthcare Foundation.

This workshop is a day immersion experience that will make you FEEL different from deep inside.

Rodgers Hammersteins melds themes of romance, duty prejudice to create a classic story that rings true today. Set on a tropical islnad in the South Pacific during WWII, this heartbreaking, thoughtprovoking musical follows intercultural love stories….

Second Saturday Cartoonist Charles Schulz Museum

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pm Explore the Schulz Museum at your own pace. Watch an animated Peanuts special with the lights up, engage is sensory activities experiment with stopmotion movie! Sensory kits noisecancelling headphones will be available during this event.

Themed Lift Every Voice Sing! as a member of the Freedom Jazz Choir. Participants of all ages ranges are needed for this erse fun group. No experience is necessary.

Featuring D exhibits made of citrus fruit other food products. The Citrus Fair Queen will be crowned on the Friday evening. Gourmet Food, Arts, Crafts a carnival bring fun for the whole mily. Visit the website for information about special performances, like the Cabaret Players or the CountryWestern dance with Paulies Garage the Kickn Country Girls. A parade will go through town on the Saturday morning at am.

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East Cotati Ave., SSU Campus, Rohnert Park

Cost /per child; free for those displaced by fires. Up to adults per child are free before am. After am, regular museum admission applies.

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Called the great American romantic by the NY Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past years by balancing his massive pop success with the yearround touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit surprisingly afble sense of humor keep ns coming back time time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music experiencing the success that comes with a television show on Animal Planet Flipping Ships, McCain now performs upwards of shows annually throughout the U.S.

pm Indulge in tantalizing courses, each created to compliment unique whiskeys.

am How is Taylor Mountain connected to the Laguna de Santa Rosa? Join Sonoma County Regional Parks Laguna Foundation naturalists for a leisurely walk along Todd Creek Trail, a . mile loop to find out! Well stop to enjoy the views, do a little birdwatching, look for signs of wildlife, see what else pops up to explore. Topics will include watershed connections, conservation, wildlife corridors more.

ampm Legendary Kissing Booth, Cupcakes Rose Release Pup Treats. Help us to celebrate our awesome petloving community!

Obtain a stamp at each brewery. A total of you begin with for freeand you are eligible to claim your welldeserved prize a Santa Rosa Beer Passport bottle opener medal lanyard or a commemorative Santa Rosa Beer Passport beer stein at the CA Welcome Center. Local eslishments taking part include Cooperage Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company, Plow Brewing Company, Tread Brewing Company, HenHouse Brewing Company, Third Street Aleworks, Moonlight Brewing Company, Fogbelt Brewing Company, Sesmic Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Company Shady Oak Barrel House.

Benefiting a Safe Graduation Night for all of Petaluma High Schools, Casa Grande, Petaluma, Tomales St. Vincent. of the proceeds goes directly back to the school of the ticket purchased from. One ticket gets you in to enjoy foods you have been hesitant to try, or simply to go back for thirds to your vorite eateries. School Bands play. Call your mily friends!

participating wineries. Taste wine directly from the Barrel. Most of these wines will be bottled months from now. If you like what youre tasting you may purchase futures of these wines

Charles Schulz introduced topical issues using humor as a vehicle for serious subjects. In , shortly after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a LA Schoolteacher, Harriet Glickman, wrote to Schulz regarding the integration of Peanuts. She believed that the popular comic strip could help influence attitudes on race. As a result of their correspondence, Franklin was introduced to the cartoon soon became a series regular.

/Noonpm A Celebration of Spring, Food Sparkling Wine. Come celebrate Spring Earth Day at Gloria Ferrer! Get inspired to spruce up your living spaces, plant new gardens sharpen your DIY skills.

pm VIP Reception before at ;pm.

pm A benefit for Senior Advocacy Services.

pm What would you do if somebody offered you over half a million dollars to leave your rent controlled apartment?

Come be inspired at this intimate, artistic musical experience.

Join us to watch the film, followed by a lively educational discussion.

ALL Screenings are in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall

Don your beads provided costumes optional let the bon temps roll! Beer Wine for sale.

Their extensive volunteer program serves many different departments. Volunteers provide help to Staff as well as comfort to Patients Visitors. Training is provided. If you are a physically fit mature Adult with some time to spare please call.

Wines by the Glass for /Donation; patrons are invited to dress in the theme of the movie.

Dig In Deep Tour with special guest Jon Cleary. A concert to benefit Tipping Points Fire Relief Fund.

So if you are tired of adolescent comedies generated by the mediocrity of television are yearning for some satire that cuts with a clever intelligent edge; then buckle up for a hilarious joy ride over the potholed highways of cultural hypocrisy with Robert Dubacs satirical bullseye, THE BOOK OF MORON!

pm Host of HBOs smash hit Real Time, is bringing his special brand of political humor to Marin Center for an unforgetle evening of comedy.

A NonProfit organization that provides free prom dresses accessories to teens who would otherwise be unable to attend their event. Founded in , we serve more than , teens each prom season at locations across California.

/, pm Meet the Brewery Redwood Curtain Brewing Off All Redwood Curtain Pints

All money donated during the concert will be given to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry.

Healthy Gardens A Balanced Approach Santa Rosa

pm Workshop combines a minute presentation with demonstrations s of drip irrigation, less toxic pesticides, compost beneficial insects.

Days ampm. Tickets . Free for Designated Drivers.

The devastating fires in Sonoma County have left many of our neighbors without their homes while others have need to repair clean up fire damage. The Santa Rosa Tool Library SRTL provides free access to common hand power tools to all Sonoma County residents.

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Citrus Fair Drive S. Washington St,m Cloverdale

Orientation for Volunteering Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

The Press Democrat Sonoma County Women in Conversation Presented by Summit State Bank

On the st Friday of the month, let us take you on a tour of our night sky. Observe constellations, visible planets other astronomical events that might be happening right above you in the month ahead.

pm A Book Launch with Sonoma County Poets, Phyllis Meshulam Land of My Fathers War, Donna Emerson, The Place of Our Meeting Jodi Hottel, Voyeur. Travel from home to rm, YoYo Ma to Georgia OKeeffe, NY, Italy, Tibet many places in between as these gifted poets read selections from their recently published separate unique books. Jared EmersonJohnson provides music. QA book sales follow. Refreshments available for purchase. Free Admission, DONATIONS GLADLY AEPTED!

Our Middle School Nursery is a working nursery with student involvement is self sustaining through plant sales.

… Revolutionizing RB during the s recording both as Parliament Funkadelic, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several lates acid heroes Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the s, capturing over RB hit singles including s recording platinum albums.

Featured performers are; Four For His Glory, a mens quartet, Maria Carrillo High School Jazz Choir, an voice ensemble Maria Carrillo High School Song Birds, a womens octet

Instructor, Ken Carmean shares the basic steps of throwing, shaping trimming of pottery on the wheel.

Madeline BehrensBrigham A New Nest, A New Chapter Santa Rosa

concierge service snacks VIP Group of .

This chiptimed race is open to all ages abilities participants receive a commemorative mug at the finish line! The post run celebration includes Judged costume contests, Awards, Sponsor giveaways Music. Plus, all finishers get to fill their race mug with root beer courtesy of Whole Foods Market or a beer .

**Stay away from the slippery slope without feeling deprived

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Sonoma County Roller Derbys Alevel team, the Hella Organic Rollers, is featured in this months bout the season opener against the Monterey Roller Derby Dames team, Beasts of Eden. Then the two SCRD home teams, The Wine Country Wreckers and North Bay Bruisers, play each other to see just who is the better team in the league. Doors Open pm, Game pm.

Love Will Keep Us Together Marin Valentines Ball

am Emergency Dental Treatment at NO COST on a First Come First Served Basis. No prescheduled appointments made.

pm Roar into the Healdsburg Jazz Festivals th Anniversary year with an evening of music, dining dancing featuring the spirit ambiance of the s. This nottobemissed gala celebrates years of commitment to art, culture community by Healdsburgs bestknown mostloved cultural treasure.

Enjoy a romantic meal at the Savannah Cafe before you your special somebody set off on our private Animal Amour Tour. This adultsonly adventure delves deep into the romantic lives of our animals. Youll learn the weird wild ways animal courtship differs from what we humans are used to you might be surprised by some of the similarities as well.

Valentines Day Rumble in the Jungle! Sari West

Adult Tour Docent training will be held on consecutive Wednesdays, March April from am/Noon. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of plant conservation worldwide, in depth information about the plants in Quarryhills Asian Woodland collection knowledge of the gardens unique history. Docent trainees will enjoy regular educational walks through the Garden, learning from seasoned docents knowledgeable staff will acquire the skills techniques necessary to engage visitors as they tour Quarryhill.

Join us for this unique engaging look at gender politics in the modern world.

Featuring nole women in our local history, their ful lives significant achievements in the th early th centuries that helped shaped the character of our community.

Building a Healthier Community with the Power of LOVE.

Mothers Day Brunch, Bubbles Live Music Sonoma

Explore the dynamic bioersity of the Northern California Coast during a free, docentled tour of the Bodega Marine Laboratory! All ages are welcome. See the numerous marine aquarium s, containing ful fish and other creatures.

This workshop is the MIND GYM for success! Get the gutlevel shift you need so you dont have to push yourself uphill to follow through on your health, weight, or achievement goals.

Featuring Pork creations from more than Chefs Pinot crafted by Wineries.

Dine on various s of Paella paired with awardwinning wines while enjoying live music Flamenco dancing by Sol Flamenco.

We invite you to walk or run with your friends, mily, club or corporate team help create a brighter tomorrow for those affected by the North Bay Fires.

Preferred Sonoma Caterers Willibees will share details insights about each drink and dish.

/Per Person, /Premium Seating with Caviar Tequila Tasting, ,/Premium Tables seats. with Caviar Tequila Tasting.

Treat your mom to a delicious brunch, paired with our award winning sparkling wines. Our Brunch Buffet includes assorted quiches, carved ham, fresh fruit salad, baby green salad, assorted pastries muffins, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee tea.

pm Nonprofit Final Passages continues its monthly series with the February movie on Valentines Day Defending Your Life, a witty romantic comedy that proves that there is laugh after death. Julia Academy Award winner Meryl Streep Daniel Albert Brooks met in the Afterlife. In a courtlike setting, they examine their lives on Earth, proving that they lived a full fearless life. Daniels life was r from fearless. Inspired by Julia, Daniel makes some fundamental changes.

pm Enjoy a tasty meal of pasta, salad, bread, drinks dessert while being serenaded by small independent ensembles led by the many multitalented students within the Analy High School Instrumental Music program. Beer Wine will also be available for purchase. A silent auction will feature select distinctive Sonoma County wines merchandise. All of the proceeds support the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band full Orchestra.

pm OR pm Inspiring people with our poetic conversation, especially those who havent heard us before. From up on the stage, we are overjoyed to see audience members lighting up with the realization that a train of poetic s has connected to the story in their own lives.

North Bay Wildfire Relief Fundraiser, wtih Richard Glazier Freiends Sonoma

th Annual Free Dental Emergency Treatment Day

Sponsored by Dr. Andrew McCormick Dr. Alec Nelson

For more than years he has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American tv. st on Politically Incorrect Comedy Central, ABC, for the last years on HBOs Real Time, Mahers combination of unflinching honesty big laughs have garnered him Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in as executive producer for the HBO series, VICE. In October of , this same combination was on in Mahers uproarious unprecedented swipe at organized religion, Religulous the th Highest Grossing Documentary .

pm Locals Race Fans alike will enjoy Wine Food samplings from more than Sonoma Valley purveyors at this dontmiss event. Attendees can also enjoy a stroll around the Sonoma Plaza an upclose look at more than vintage race cars from the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival. Tickets at event

Its not enough to make a plan, buy a book, join a gym dream. We have to get every fiber of our being in agreementto seeand feel the futureand know, without doubt, that it is within reach.

Tickets /Friendship Circle members, /Guests

Yearround exhibit of sculptures by local artists includes selfguided audio tours.

Its comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?

Jurors Amy Owens Kara Smith of the DiRosa Museum in Napa.

pm A group of like minded musicians who love respect the work of Joni Mitchell.

pm Resident DJ Loisaida mixing the good grooves! /Advance, /Day of Show

Horticulture Background is Not Required, well Teach You What You Need to Know

Proceeds will be used to support the sponsors fraternal purposes

NOTE We are usually at the nursery on Tuesdays from ampm welcome volunteers OR customers who cannot make it on Saturdays. Text to above number to be sure we will be there for informal sales and bring check or exact change.

Over cats were posted on Facebook, lost during the Tubbs Fire. This group of volunteers has rescued over cats from fire areas. There have been many successful teary reunions between the cats their humans. However, there are many rescued cats other fire animals, still waiting in shelters to be reunited with their milies. Many of the cats are not chipped or phone numbers are disconnected. The information is all over Facebook, but many people do not do social media. There is a kiosk in Coffey Park, at the cross street of coffee Lane Dogwood, where there are pictures of found fire cats a pet reunification tree with pictures. Fire victims need to come forth see if their cats are rescued. If the victims cannot care for the cats any longer, the cats need to at least be identified so that adoptions can take place. Shelters are prolonging the adoption process to allow fire victims to get to their cats. Many victims think their babies are gone so why bother looking. But, miracles are happening daily! The shelters are full these animals need to be reunited with their milies.

th Annual H ChickenQue Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Cost /Per Couple, must purchase in advance.

Meet companion dogs, rescue dogs some wild animals too, all in support of the Girl Scout Animal badges! Also, ice skate at Snoopys Home Ice earn a Schulz Museum Fun Patch! For fees reservations visit the Girls Scouts of Northern California website or call

Youth Project Displays, Public Safety/Fire/EMT Displays, GREAT BBQ Chickent, Cake Booth, FUN Games more!!!

Bbe equipped with crabfeasting tools all you need to make the most of this years event!

Proceeds benefit SR Recreation Parks Scholarship Fund.

Annual Chamber Membership Meeting/Breakst Healdsburg

ampm You are cordially invited to Lunch with The Living Room where dignity is Priceless.

the planet. Gallery Owner Dennis Calabi will be the Juror the Art Show.

Admission /Per Person. Proceeds benefit Pegasus Theater Company.

/Evening pm includes a taste of Persian Delights.

pm If youre about to turn or just want to learn more about Medicare basics, join us for an unbiased presentation. FREE open to the public.

Call to Artists Day on the Green Montgomery Village

Come with us to explore celestial objects, from strange stars with unexpected shapes, to the nebulae from which they form even black holes that the largest of stars leave behind upon their death. Let us take you on a summer journey unlike any other.

Sonoma ReCANstruction brings together teams of local architects, engineers, designers, contractors, schools businesses to help end hunger. Teams design build structural works of art made entirely of canned food, which is then donated to the REFB. Help end hunger build a stronger Sonoma County one can at a time by forming a team of builders today.

Photographic Expedition Workshop Sari West

pm An alternative for the beginner gardener, a way of adaptive gardening for the disabled gardener, or for a gardener with limited space.

Develop improve your throwing skills while exploring a range of forms through multiple class projects in this aevel throwing class.

While the event is only a K the road to rebuilding will be a long one. Lets Run for a Brighter Tomorrow. Lets Rebuild Wine Country.

Sponsored by Dr. Andrew McCormick Dr. Alec Nelson

Carnival Rides, Free Concerts Fireworks every night!

Come experience the seismic shift you need to get focused, make changes follow through!

Olivers Market Windsor Tavern Off The Green

Exhibitors s of Green Building Experts.

For tips information on fire safety prevention

Free Public dropin Tours Offered Most Fridays from pm.

New Exhibition Years of Franklin Schulz Museum

Ian Scarfe Performing The French Impressionists Santa Rosa


pm Meet, watch talk to Lucasfilm storyboard artist illustrator Sterling Sheehy.

pm Simplify, organize, manage your kitchen, pantry compost. Cost /Per Person

A Presentation about the good Fungi Laguna Environmental Center, Santa Rosa

Join us for an adventure in photography, with exceptional handson instruction the worlds most exotic subjects! This day workshop will give photographers wildlife lovers an unrivaled opportunity to venture into the hills of the Sonoma Serengeti on a hunt for elusive captivating s.

Dates March , , April , May , , June .

Features about contemporary limited edition books created by Latin American artists, sourced from both the original artists in Mexico from the Latin American Iberian Collections at Stanford University Libraries.

Sunday April nd Sunday May th, both from ampm. These are Fundraisers for our nonprofit we really hope people will come out to see our Rebuilding Progress.

Celebrate Love of Friends Community Santa Rosa

Jazz Guitarist Julian Lage, backed by double bassist Scott Colley Drummer Kenny Wollesen.

pm Boiled Crab, Pasta, Salad, Bread a NoHost Bar. Tickets , to support improvements to Penngrove Park Clubhouse

This years Lifetime Art Achievement Award will honor a Sonoma County Artist Warren Arnold his plus year career as an Artist, Environmental Teacher Advocate. The festival also features Live Music, Belly Dancing Performances, Magic

Featuring Ashley Judd, Adama Imu Lindsay Meyer.

Featuring Brazilian music from duos or trios sometimes quartets!

pm The beloved Mormon Tabernacle Choir makes a special stop in Sonoma County as part of their Classic Coast Tour. The performance will center around works from the Choirs vast repertoire which ranges from choral masterworks to inspirational music from around the world to American folk hymns, spirituals much more. Composed of volunteer voices the Orchestra at Temple Square, a piece, allvolunteer symphony orchestra, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a rich celebration of the choral tradition an event the whole mily can enjoy!

pm Hear twothirds of the s iconic folk trio Peter, Paul Mary performing classic hits.

pm Join us for our bimonthly LGBT Friends Dance Party. Lets Party till Were Purple as we celebrate Mardi Gras in . Featuring DJ MA! Your admission includes light refreshments. Beer Wine for purchase. Proceeds benefit Sebastopol Area Senior Center.

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pm Featuring Suzy Thompson Aux Cajunals! Renowned Roots Musician/Fiddler Suzy Thompson plays Cajun Accordion, Fiddle Guitar as she joins med Flatpicker Eric Thompson Vocalist daughter Allegra plus others for some footstomping, smoking Cajun/Blues Dance Music as Aux Cajunals.

Written performed by Lois Pearlman directed by Diana Grogg, the play is based on Hermans brave stand on an earlier play about Herman, In Defense of Beauty, by Sebastopol writer educator Michael Fels.

Get ready for all of the things you love about the Festival, including cheese tours new stops, cheese seminars new presenters, new cheeses to taste, new cheese dinner locations, new vendors at the Marketplace much more!

Dragonflies Eagles of the Insect World Presentation with Kevin Munroe

pm Enjoy free Museum admission all day. Cartoonist Judd Winick will talk about sign his newest graphic novel, Hilo Book Waking the Monsters. Winick started creating comics after appearing on the MTV realityTV show The Real World.

PreShow Intermission access to the award winning Art Gallery, enhancing the overall cultural experience.

EVERY FRIDAY ampm Donny Mederos Levi Lloyd

Sign up near the boat launch area of Lake Ralphine on the day of the event. Fee /Per Person.

One Extraordinary Event Three Amazing Stories from women who speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Ashley Judd, Adama Iwu Lindsay Meyer were featured in the TIME Magazines Person of the Year issue honoring the The Silence Breakers.

Bringing a wide range of classical music to our audiences on the Mendocino Coast.

Well start out at the Laguna Environmental Centers Heron Hall with hot drinks snacks a brief watershed perspectives presentation.

Youth under Children must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. No boat fishing for contest participants. Must bring your own equipment.

pm /Donation Interactive Reception with Childrens snackls,

pm Open Bar, Crab, Salad, Bread, Dessert Pasta available for noncrab diners, Live Silent Auction, Special Entertainment Dancing.

pm Traditional Irish Music Tribute to Van Morrison. Kevins solo performances are wide ranging from traditional Irish folk contemporary ballads to American Folk, Country Blues. Song story telling comes naturally to Kevin, who has a deep pool of songs, stories yarns that he loves to share with his audience. Cost /Per Person.

Sonoma Napa Fire Pets Rescue Reunification team of volunteers.

pm More than musicians will fill the Weill Hall stage choir loft for the SR Symphony Youth Ensembles Showcase. This special concert features a work commissioned by the SR Symphony written by its Principal Trumpet Douglas Morton.

The conference, The Future is Today, will focus around leadership, ersity culture.

Fountaingrove Parkway, Ste , Santa Rosa

Sign up near the Boat Launch area of Lake Ralphine in on the day of the event.

PreShow Intermission access to the award winning Art Gallery, enhancing the overall cultural experience.

South Pacific Spreckels Performing Arts Center

Free community concert, JUNE , , featuring the Marcus Shelby Big Band, with guest performers James Newton Ruth Naomi Floyd. Its the penultimate concert in the th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival you can be a part of it!

am/Noon Come celebrate Arbor day with treeplanting park beautification at Galvin Park! After the tree planting, cake will be served to honor Luther Burbanks birthday! FREE milyfriendly event is held rain or shine trees like rain!

Analy High School Music Program Pasta Music Night Sebastopol

A concert by the Marcus Shelby Quintet, with vocalist Tifny Austin, will take us on a musical journey through hits from the jazz age, including Duke Ellington, George Ira Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael Bessie Smith. The evening ends with dancing including Charleston, Swing other s everyone can enjoy.

ampm The race kicks off with a start line beer toast, sponsored by Crooked Goat Brewing at the finish, runners their guests are treated to the Beer Mile Invitational Beer Music Festival at the Barlow.

Crab, Salad, Homemade Clam Chowder, Bread Dessert, Raffle Silent Auction, DJ Dancing.

am Join SR Rec Parks SR Firefighters at Lake Ralphine for an exciting, funfilled morning of fishing. Prizes will be awarded for biggest catch for multiple age groups!

By The Water Spreciles Performing Arts Center

Luther Burbank Home Gardens Seeking VOLUNTEERS Santa Rosa

Docent Training for Adult Tour Guides Begins March April

Celebrating years of hits. The worlds most romantic singer will perform the greatest hits throughout his entire career, including Chances Are, Its Not for Me to Say, Misty, Twelfth of Never, Wonderful! Wonderful! and many more. For years, Mathis has been a giant in the music industry a platinumselling hitmaker one of the most accomplished durable interpreters of American song. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award an inductee in the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.


Enjoy stories, movement games, arts craft activities EVERY Monday. Activities are designed for children ages their caregivers.

th Annual Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival

This free event is open to everyone in our community. DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Libros de Artista Artists Books from Mexico the Mexican Diaspora

Last of the Red Hot Tenants tells the true story of Manhattan artist Jean Shermans unusual response to this dilemma. It also explains why a rd story apartment is embedded in an Upper East Side office building.

There are million orphans in the world today another child becomes an orphan every seconds. Food for Orphans is helping to end that suffering. Every dollar donated provides meals every dollars will provide a meal to innocent orphans. Thats a real demonstration that someone loves them.

th Anniversary Gala Healdsburg Jazz Festival Gala Celebration

am Available for just weeks, Feb. , . This Triple IPA has triple the amount of hops as a regular IPA, it difficult expensive to make hence its short release time frame limited availability! This awardwinning brew is not bottled, so more people can try it right from the source in Santa Rosa or at select draft accounts. Cost Free Admission

Join us for the Gala in the Triple Deuce Speakeasy at Paul Mahder Gallery. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception with hors doeuvres, concert, short auction, a delecle course sitdown dinner prepared by Oui Cater dancing to Roaring s music.

Pas Winners Favorite Contestants meet head to head in the final battle for the crown over nights of fierce competition. May the best Mr. Healdsburg win!

Rehearsals begin Saturday, Feb. run monthly until May.

Black Uhuru reggae legends REDWOOD CAFE, Cotati

pm VIP Reception Follows at ;pm,

am Wine Tasting Familyfriendly Festival

Fountaingrove Parkway, Ste , Santa Rosa

Johnny Mathis Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

pm Dr. Jane Nielson about our rocky earth.

pm They have a soulful unique sound, seasoned with a dash of Western Blues firmly rooted in Jazz. With a all their own, they will take you on a trip down memory lane to the forgotten classics of the great American song book. The bands front man, Bruce Halbohm will captivate you with heartfelt ballads such as Day Dream, I Just Dropped By To Say Hello, and red hot renditions of Smack Dab In The Middle, Cardboard In My Shoes, and Blow Top Blues.

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As it turned out, that was the very line Bob Geldof expected Bono to sing. I told him I didnt want to sing the line. He said, This is not about what you want, OK? This is about what these people need. I was too young to say, This is about what you want. But it was his show and I was happy to be in it. I knew it needed some force, the line. I kind of did an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen, that was really what was in my mind.

The intent of this song was to help Ethiopians. It doesnt matter what anyone thinks. All that matter was that THEY tried. Whether its volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House or organizing a neighborhood watch. It can be a policeman putting a coat on a frightened child or a movie star who raised millions for a charity. Band Aid may not even know if their money ever got to Ethiopia, but they were doing something to help someone. Me? I dont have that kind of gift or talent. Every year, for one day, I volunteer to help my local news sell s to benefit Childrens Hospital Central California. Now, instead of bickering and complaining, maybe you should do something too.

When I listened to this song, I couldve sworn I heard Sting singing on parts of this song. Did Sting Sing on this song?

are the clanging chimes of doomwhoa, thats heavy! Dont these UK stars realize that the whole world doesnt celebrate Christmas? And about the line Well tonight thank God its them instead of you, so passionately delivered the first time around by the epitome of bleedingheart celebrities with big egos Bonowhat is that? Is that compassion? Oh, Im so glad its them who are suffering and not mebetter them than me.

Sting DID sing on that song!!! I cant believe he was left out, and he did the longest part, I think. He did the vocals on Simon Lebons and Bonos part.

Heres how the song goes Theres a world outside your window, and its a world of dread and fear, where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears. Africa, it informs us, is a land underneath a burning sun, where nothing ever grows and no rain nor river flows.

Its the most biting line, and actually reveals how selfish a mindset we all have underneath. I think Bob was trying to be honest and raw and selfaccusatory. Rather than sing, Were lucky its not us he was saying Well, when you say that, you mean lucky its them. Now look at it. Now look at yourself.

Not everyone in the UK was a n, however. Morrissey told

in that the project was diabolical, adding It was the most selfrighteous platform ever in the history of popular music.

I cant see how mentioning Christmastime is that offensive. The lyrics arent Feed the world, as long as theyre Christian

How about And there wont be snow in Africa this Christmas time? Duh! Its a little too close to the equator for snow, Sir Bob!

I think Patrica you are getting too technical. This song was released to help people and isnt that really the only thing that matters?

Again, you miss the point beautifully. This is for mine relief. Im sure those that dont celebrate Christmas will nevertheless agree with the songs purpose.

Thanks, Patricia, for your wise views. What these others are saying is that you can say whatever you want no matter how incorrect and as long as it makes money for charity youre justified? What do you want to bet, at the taping of this, there was a huge buffet le for the singers? Hypocrites.

The chief executive of VSO, Mark Goldring, said that the Live Aid s that were once such a force for good have left a legacy that hangs like a cloud over our relationship with the developing world.

It has taken a long time for organisations such as the World Development Movement WDM to get across the message that poverty is caused by economic and political ctors. African poverty is not due to an unfortunate accident of geography and climate much responsibility lies with western governments forcing policies on Africa that increase poverty such as pushing free trade, which undermines African economies by exposing them to global market forces, refusing to cancel unpayable debts, and forcing the privatisation of basic services.

Finally, Heres to you, raise a glass for everyone; heres to them, underneath that burning sun. Oh yes, cheers, pip pip cheerio, lets drink a toast to all the poor starving children in Africa, shall we? That will really do them a lot of good.

Both Patrica in Chicago and Takashi in Tokoyo should do some geography homework, IT DOES SNOW IN AFRICA, I am from the UK but live in South Africa and we get snow in the Drakensburg, it has even snowed in Joburg, and what about Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? Both countries are on the African continent!

Even if were going on your strange view of the world, Id rather have my traditional indigenous culture , as you patronisingly put it, disrespected than starve to death.

The video was directed by Nigel Dick, who had done some videos for The Boomtown Rats. He got the request to make the video on short notice, and had no idea what the song was going to be. He didnt have a budget either, so he simply set up two cameras one outside and one inside to capture the action. As the artists trickled in to record their parts, Dick filmed them entering the building and then recording. This footage was used not just for the music video, but also for a minute behindthescenes piece documenting the of the single. This video was also sold, with proceeds going to the relief effort.

Im not sure if you know where Africa is or its , but its not all on the Equator. It doesnt just have one of weather. Get a map. Have a look. Then comment.

Its a great Christmas song but i rated three star

heres to them, underneath that burning sun you not think this was raise a glass for respect?? Obviously not.

In , afourth permutation of Band Aidwas assembled to once again record this song. Known as Band Aid , this rendition was produced by Paul Epworth with proceeds going to Ebola relief. Singers included One Direction, Sam Smith, and once again… Bono.

Thats the point of this line, and why Bono really didnt want to sing it. Its a shocker delivered to us. We couldnt survive in a mine. Its supposed to state how lucky we are.

this Christmas. Midge Ure convinced him to swap Ethiopia for Africa.

I dont see what the problem is with some people, Patricia from Chicago, IL has basically come on here slandering the lyrics in band Aids version of Do they know its christmas The single rolled over millions of Dollars with a ntastic , worth of food going out shortly afterwards. You are slandering the lyrics of a perfectly good song the English people woke up to reality in about Ethopia and the rd world, America obviously didnt because it got to in US Charts. What did America do for the rd world??? Give them money??? NOPE give them food???? NOPE give anything???? NOPE. Its disturbing to see you coming on here talking about LYRICS of a song that raised MILLIONS, For gods sake dont give a about how something looks or sounds if it makes people happy. I think its a ntastic idea it has been rereleased even though the new one is crap at least more money will go towards the rd world and help those who really need food, water, good health. We take for granted turkeys in Thanksgiving and and Christmas dinner think about the waste think about what others are doing. and maybe in the song when they sing Heres to you, raise a glass for everyone

I have to put right some of the absurd objections to this song from Patricia, Chicago, IL.

Everyone does Know that there is a new version just recorded it features The Darkness , Coldplay , Travis and many more

This was the first of the big group charity efforts among musicians. A year later, US artists releasedWe Are The World, and Geldof helped organize Live Aid. Other charity singles that followed includeSun CityandThats What Friends Are For.

A highprofile absence from the Band Aid project was Queen, who werent invited because they had played South Africa earlier that year, violating a boycott against the apartheidtorn country. Bob Geldof would later forgive them and invite Queen to perform at Live Aid, where their invigorating set was a highlight of the concerts.

The song is about raising money to help the impoverished! thats it! why do you americans have to TRY and psychoanalyse everything?!?!?

Bono enjoyed the song except for the line Tonight, thank God, its them instead of you. He recalled in the book

I have no doubt the intention of the song was wellmeaning but it is nonetheless offensive. Can you imagine if the Arab world took up the cause of trying to help raise money to help feed English orphans or American milies out of work with a song with the following lyrics? Dont try to analyze it, just read it and be honest about what your gut reaction would be. Do you even care what Ramadan or Eid AlFitr is? Wouldnt your first reaction be, dont patronize me you Arab raghead!

None of the vocalists heard the song before they arrived, so they learned their parts by listening to a guide vocal producer Midge Ure created, then recorded them. With such a tight schedule, there was no time to quibble. In the Songctsinterview with Ure, he said that this time constraint helped the effort. Sometimes, that kind of pressure gets you to create something magical, gets you to eliminate the liberations that you end up having in the studio, he said. We just had to nail it and get on with it. Get the vocal track from everyone that was acceple. As it turns out, a lot of the vocal tracks were exceptional.

The money allowed Mengistu to string out his war efforts for six more years. Between starvation and outright murder, the war cost more than , Ethiopian lives.

For the love of Obi Wan, the song raised MILLION dollars for mine relief, and Patricia is talking about how it doesnt snow in Africa? At least Bono, Sting, and Paul McCartney and others are an effort to end third world country debt. And its not only Africa. If their debt was paid off, then they could feed the starving people. John lennon made a statement Where do people get off saying that the Beatles should give million to Africa? I mean, after theyve had a meal, then what?

Does this song really care for the dying and starving people of the world as an ultimate act of unselfish love for the others and not for ones self?

Im confused, Here, I just read that Adam Clayton of U played bass on this song. But an article on Band Aid in Wikipedia clearly states that John Taylor of Duran Duran played bass. So which one played bass? Was it Adam Clayton? Or was it John Taylor?

This song only made it looked good with its music and nothing else but hypocrisy.

The problem in Ethiopia is not that nothing will grow, but that their coffee is worthless thanks to lls in market prices caused by the mismanagement of the global economy.

In our talk with Midge Ure, he said Its never been a great song. Its kind of grown into a better song than it ever was. But as a recording, as a production, Im immensely proud of it. So is Bob. Because it did its job phenomenally.

George Michael releasedLast Christmasaround the same time. He gave all proceeds from the song to Geldofs relief effort.

It doesnt matter wheter you like the tune or the lyrics. It doesnt matter if it snows in Africa or not. It doesnt matter if most people in Africa are Christian or not. Most of them will never hear the song and most of them dont speak English anyway. It wasnt recorded for them to hear. It was recorded for us to hear, and if it inspires a few people to help others less fortunate be it in Africa or anywhere else then it was a good cause.

Trevor Horn, who was a member of the Buggles and Yes, donated the use of his studio Sarm Studios in London to record the song. He also pieced together the Bside of the single, which is an instrumental version with the artists delivering messages over the music. It is called Feed The World on the single.

Not only did this song raise millions it was also the inspiration behind We Are The World released the following year AND one of the biggest charity concerts of all time.

This song has made history, helping Africa and the like. Definately history.

I am years old and I absolutely love the Do They Know Its Christmastime? remake. And it does appeal to people of our age. We brought it and so did loads of people I know who are younger and older. My big siter loves it because she loves the darkness who are in it which really helps. And my little sister doesnt even like music that much but she always asks mum to play it even when it isnt christmas.I totally agree with Adam from London, Patricia you just are pathetic if you think that it is all about being politically correct because it is charity. And most people would support that! Maybe not you though!

What I dont understand is why you have to perpetuate lse stereos of Africa to get a message across, create an us/them dichotomy by asking me to thank God its them instead of me. It would have been nicer to try to create a sense of common humanity if only I could help shoulder some of your pain instead of whew, thank the Lord it happened to you and not me. Confused ignorance perpetuating your own biases even if they are wellmeaning is pointless? Why not try to make the extra effort to be BOTH wellmeaning AND respectful? Symbolism matters. What if Americans tried to help raise money for an orphanage in Edinburgh and then ran a campaign Help the English orphans and sent over little care packages wrapped in ribbons stating Little English children are the best! And if anyone deigned to point out that that wasnt really the best choice of words, the Americans just rolled their eyes and said Britain, England, Scotland what the heck is the big freakin difference? We are trying to do something nice and theyre just nitpicking about political correctness. Maybe true, but would it have killed the Americans to try to be just a little more aware?

Im confused, Here, I just read that Adam Clayton of U played bass on this song. But an article on Band Aid in Wickipedia clearly states that John Taylor of Duran Duran played bass. So which one played bass? Was it Adam Clayton? Or was it John Taylor?

interview, Geldof replied Not at all, Its exhausting and a total bore if you want to know truth. Its not fulfilling at all. Im endlessly frustrated.

Geldof added that he gets irritated when carol singers perform the charity hit in front of his home during the holidays. They think Do They Know Its Christmas? is as old asSilent Night. Sometimes I think thats wild because I wrote it. Or else I am thinking how much I want them to stop because they are doing it really badly.

in a interview I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. One is Do They Know Its Christmas?, the other one is We Are The World. Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter and it will be playing. Every fing Christmas.

While Live Aid was spectacular television, it was just another in a series of Big Events from people who believed that throwing money at a problem eventually solves it.

Patricia. Words have sense and words have meaning. Do not confuse the two. The literal sense of these lyrics may indeed, in places, warrant further qualification. The validity of their meaning, however, is irrefule people of compassion may not celebrate in good conscience whilst their fellow humans starve.

I read this about the mine i bet no one remembers this part

Christmas pop songs arent mous for their insightful lyrics, but the words of Do They Know Its Christmas?, Band Aid s remake but sadly not rewrite of the single, matter too much to be excused.

Oh, and Im pretty sure that Bob Geldolf is aware that there is no snow in Africa at Christmastime.

Sir Bob is asking us to think about those less fortunate than ourselves, especially at Christmas, a time for fun and frivolity. He is not patronizing the nonChristian world.

As a record, you hear it now on the radio and the opening clang, the opening atmospherics, my multitracked vocal thing, all of that stuff, it still sends shivers up your spine. So as a record, as a production, it did a brilliant job despite the ct that the song was OK.

WDM doesnt want to discourage anyone from buying the single. But is it too much to ask for lyrics that inspire people to take action and explain the real reasons why Africa remains poor?

I like this song but not the new one. I dont think that rap goes with it! its more beautiful the original.

I totlly agree with Patricia, you know. Oh and there is NO SNOW IN AFRICA!!!!! Mabye you guys dont know your geography, because, Africa is too close to the equator.

Not a great song, but r more palale than the nauseating We Are the World, which was inflicted upon humanity and my ears the following year.

To st time I checked this song was released to raise awareness of the problems in Africa. If you knew anything youd know that Bono was unhappy with that line, and tried to change it at first, due to the possible interpretation that the singer is thanking God for inflicting misery on other people, rather than on them. Bob Geldof had deliberately put that line in, however, and the two friends fought over it Bob obviously winning. Later, Bono admitted that it is a painful truth that, while we can feel sympathy and guilt about the plight of others, were still not prepared to take their place. Could you? And it says a lot about why the rest of the world has a bad opinion of america when you say things like Dont these UK stars realize that the whole world doesnt celebrate Christmas? Implying that its to do with the ct that thyre from the UK… how stupid.

Patricia may be trolling, but Ill respond anyway. The song was written for Ethopia, which has a / majority Christian population, dating back to the eslishment of the official state religion in the th century hardly a time of great missionary activity. Ethopia is very close to the birthplace of Christianity and Judiaism, and Islam and is closely tied with these religions claims to have the Ark of the Covenant, may be a source of King Solomons mines, etc.. But frankly, the Christmas reference was for the benefits of the listeners of the song, who speak English and were in Christian dominated countries. If it was produced for Israelites or Muslims, or anyone else for that matter, it would be a different holiday, but the same spirit helping your fellow human in a time of need.

And yes, Sting was on this song. He isnt on the new one though, which is probably why it isnt as good.

IN A devastating piece in Englands Spectator, Daniel Wolf reports on what happened after the music stopped. In the s, Colonel Haile Mariam Mengistu, the despot who overthrew and later executed Haile Selassie as ruler of Ethiopia in , was more than willing to exploit Geldof and the millions of dollars Live Aid raised.

I recall being in the UK and watching the documentary on TV in absolute horror, what Band Aid and Live Aid did was ntastic, it was just a shame the food aid and medical aid could not be distributed properly, but this was down to the infrastructure of where the aid was destined to go. Put simply there wasnt any roads to transport the aid.

Along with the cash, thousands of western workers and journalists began to enter Ethiopia. Mengistu knew agood thing when he saw it and used the combined tidal wave

In the original video of Do They Know Its Christmas, who is the guy the camera zeros in on, who is singing the line, where the only water flowing?

This song was written to show you that people in ethiopia are starving, and that they dont get all the same things we do, even though they deserve it just as much as us, and people take it for granted. the line thank God its them, not you was to show you that you should be grateful of what you have! AND the whole thing about not everybody is a christian yea, that might be true, but you cant possibly expect them to list every religious holiday there is in the world, do you? because that would be pretty pathetic.

No matter how you try, you cannot scan Ethiopia, Ure told us. That just does not work.

This was a flop. Yes, I did my part and bought all the albums. The key is, the proceeds reprofits were used to buy food. Everyone was compensated. Then when the food actually arrived, most of it rotted in hangers for lack of transportation. I appreciate the effort, but next time try to find artists who do it for the people they purport to care about from their mansions. then, maybe Ill buy a few more albums. Oh yeah, try to have a distribution setup that works.

compilation. The song spread thanks to peertopeer networks.

The cover of the single was designed by Peter Blake, who is mous for shooting the cover of The Beatles

in response to exroadie you forgot to mention jody watley of shar,isnt she american?

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Alright maybe Patricia is a bit too technical in some of her objections, but the truth is that most, if not all, mines since the early to midth century were man made and Ethiopias was the worst example of it. Dont know about the proceeds from this song, but all the Live Aid food rotted in the harbors of Ethiopia cuz the communist dictators wouldnt let it in cuz they were starving people who lived in areas that were causing the govt trouble. Im sure not everyone who gave money to that stuff had big wads of cash sitting around to spare. Doesnt necessarily negate the good intentions of those involved though, just the ones Bono and Phil Collins immediately spring to mind who used it as an egoinflating platform. Geldof basically gave up everything he had in these efforts and continues to.

Between the BBC documentary, other news stories, and the Live Aid concerts, nearly a billion dollars flowed into Ethiopia during the s. Most of it came from various foreign governments; Geldofs efforts represented nearly a quarter of total.

Downloading didnt exist in , so obtaining the rights needed to sell downloads of this song proved very difficult, and for many years it wasnt available on iTunes or Amazon except in knockoff versions.

oh, and dominic, i wouldnt go start slandering against america either. just because there are some complete jerks in our country, you cant just go and label all of us like that, that would be called prejudice. dont start being narrowminded and unir to all the people in america, just because you heard about a small percent. and im not just saying this either. yeah, we do have a president who doesnt exactly know what hes doing but, you cant just judge all of us like that if you dont even know us. im sure that if someone said this about england, you would say the same thing.

Kool the Gang are the only american group represented on the record video.

This effort was produced by the team of Stock, Aitken And Waterman and once again raised money for African mine relief.

Actually, the first event for a charity was put together by George Harrison in for Bangla Desh. Leave it to a Beatle to think of it first.

You mustnt have checked recently, or, more likely, at all, but a large proportion of Africans are Christian.

More songs about people with financial problems

Buerk knew what he was doing. As he later told Wolf, Youve got . . . to make the decision, is this side story of any real significance? And also, at the back of your mind, is if I overempha a negative angle to this, I am going to be responsible for . . . inhibiting people from coughing up their money. Why let cts complicate a good story?

Didnt John Taylor of Duran Duran play Bass on this song?

He had a really good point, feeding them doesnt end their debt that has to be paid off.

Nor are Africans the passive victims of circumstance, dependent on handouts. Africans give to us as much as we give to them. In Africa paid .bn in debt repayments while it received aid worth .bn. Across the continent there are dozens of cases of protest demanding trade justice, debt cancellation and the regulation of multinational companies. The helpless victims deflects attention away from these struggles.

This is a charity single organized by Bob Geldof, who was the lead singer of The Boomtown Rats. He got the idea after watching a BBC documentary on mine in Ethiopia. Geldof wrote the lyrics and Midge Ure from the band Ultravox wrote the music and produced the track, which was no easy task since so many voices were involved.

People like you, patricia, are the reason there are people still starving. i bet there were heaps more like you who thought the song was stupid and didnt buy it, a huge dint in the amount of money that could have been raised. When you think about it, the amount of money could have tripled in , except for people like YOU who hate anything that helps people, and those who just couldnt get it. myself, I only heard of the song a couple of years ago, when they put on a documentary kinda about it, and so i looked through my parents cds and found it on a disk set of xmas songs. Then, when the new one came out, i was stoked. I saw it on tv, though, and was disgusted. I hated it. I know it was aimed at the younger generation, but im , and seeing people thrusting into their guitars and rapping so you cant understand it ruined the christmas spirit. I hated watching them trying to ke the same emotion that the originals had. Sure, they used singers that the KIDS are supposed to know, but does that mean they have to act like complete idiots?

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In England, and much of the Northern Hemisphere, snow and numerous s leave no doubt that Christmas is near. In most of Africa, however, its quite warm on December , since its summer there. This song asks us to think of those who are living in poverty and hunger in Africa during the Christmas season, reminding us that they might not even know its Christmas. While the sentiment and melody are full of good tidings, the lyrics are quite bleak The Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.

In the UK, this became the bestselling single ever. Elton JohnsCandle In The Wind currently holds that record.

When Geldof wrote the basic part of this song, he envisioned it as a Boomtown Rats song, but when he played it for his bandmates they turned it down.

The artists were not all friends, but they set aside their differences and were at least cordial to each other during the recording with one exception. In the book

Michela quotes Mark Curtis of the WDM who poses the question Is it too much to ask for lyrics that…explain the real reasons why Africa remains poor? By way of answering his own question, he might like to try and rewrite his prose article in lyrical form now lets see, what rhymes with G? and then put it to music. Social and political change proceeds by degree would that it were otherwise.

This is my vorite Christmas song. I love the ct that it sounds like such a light, airy song, but then you listen closer to the lyrics and realize the subject matter is so dark. I never heard the bit about Bono disagreeing with the thank god its them instead of you lyric. Its interesting though, because it is by r the most powerful line in the song, and youd have to be an idiot to misinterpret it especially in the con of this song.

And the BBC documentary which inspired Geldof made little mention of how Mengistu exploited mine as a political weapon. His goal was to depopulate rebelheld areas by forcibly relocating hundreds of thousands of villagers from northern Ethiopia to areas in the south. Instead, the BBCs Michael Buerk merely described Ethiopias situation as biblical mine.

Anyone who doesnt realize the line Well tonight thank God its them instead of you is sarcasm or satire is truly a freaking idiot and I pity them for not being intelligent enough to grasp that. Furthermore, these comments are ntastic.

I agree some of the characterizations of Africa are somewhat simplistic and inaccurate the nothing every grows part and I wonder why Geldof wrote it that way, but the bottom line is that it calls attention to suffering at a time of year when people are most thankful for the ct that they are NOT suffering. And its got Bono following George Michael in consecutive verses, which doesnt suck either.

Patricia… surely it would be an idea to appreciate what this song has done for millions of people before critising and quite frankly scraping the bottom of the barrel to do that properly.

After this song generated about million for mine relief, Bob Geldof traveled to Ethiopia to oversee distribution of the aid. He took a very handson approach, meeting with relief agencies to determine where the money could do the most good. To acknowledge the artists and the folks who bought the album, he made sure that Love from Band Aid was emblazoned on many of the supplies, including vehicles.

of money and sympathy to prop up his regime. He required that relief workers convert their western tender to the local currency at a rate vorable to his junta, which tripled its foreign currency reserves, allowing it to buy arms and materiel. Mengistus troops also commandeered aid vehicles and fed themselves on the incoming foodstuffs. As Wolf notes, it became clear that a significant proportion of the relief food in Tigraythe epicenter of the minewas consigned to the militia. The militias were known locally as wheat militias.

Ive always liked this tune regardless of its social or political agendas. It had many a great artist perform it and its a catchy tune at that. I look forward to hearing it around the Christmas season, and it brings back memories of my last true mily vacation to Florida during the winter of when some of the best music was out on the radio.

Two versions of the single were released. The inch, which is what radio stations usually play, runs . The inch runs and features spoken messages from some of the performers. The inch single was rereleased the next year, raising more money for mine relief in Africa.

Changing perceptions and campaigning for political change is a better use of multimillionaire pop stars energy than urging ordinary people to dip into their pockets for small change and perpetuating lse s of Africa.

Geldof never glorified the relief effort. Asked if he was proud of his work to end hunger in a

Lynne thats the lead singer from Spandau Ballet.

The Original is much better than the new version. The Darkness, Coldplay PFFF! GO U, bananarama and the rest

Bob Geldof wrote the original prechorus line as There wont be snow in

I much preferred this song to We Are the World, which came across to me as a hollow ripoff and which I was soon sick to death of.

The single raised million for mine relief in Africa. Geldof is Irish, so he cannot be knighted, but he did receive a KBE, which is equivalent and is popularly known as Sir or Saint Bob.

What do you people think about the Band Aid album cover and the Beatles Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band album cover?

Most of this song was recorded and mixed over a hour period on Sunday, November , . Sting and Simon LeBon had recorded their parts ahead of time, but everyone else came that day.

Lets leave aside the nonsense that nothing grows in Africa or that no river flows. More important is that the song perpetuates the myth that Africas poverty can be blamed on natural causes. It reinforces the stereo of a continent inhabited entirely by starving children.

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Boy George was nearly a noshow, asleep in New York the day of recording. His band Culture Club was huge at the time and Bob Geldof was counting on him for a key vocal, so Geldof called him, woke him up, and told him to get on a Concorde. George flew to London, got behind the microphone and delivered the vocal they were looking for.

In , Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno recorded a rock version of this song with the band Far for the

Who gave the most inspired vocal performance on this song? To Midge Ures ears, it was Bono. He told us When Bono took that line of the song Tonight thank God its them instead of you I had originally sung it on the guide vocal an octave lower, and he just decided to let it rip, and it was phenomenal. Electric. It was just sensational.

I think PatriciaChicago, IL has completely missed the point of this song. Its not being sung to those starving in Africa its being sung to us in the West. It doesnt matter if they celebrate Christmas or not. I cant speak about the US but in the UK, Christmas is a time for giving and charity. Its also not about how good the song is its about the message! Duh! I happen to prefer the original but i definitely see the merit in a rerelease unfortunatley things havent changed as much as we might have liked since . You should pay to download the new single now it actually isnt as bad as some make out and WILL appeal to todays generation of teens and think about what you can do in to change things. Take a look at the Make Poverty History campaign. The UK is looking to have a dramatic change on the G nations. Oh and finally, they do actually get snow in Africa!!!

In , a group of artists including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, and Bros Featuring Luke Goss on drums rerecorded this as Band Aid II. The only artists left over from the original Band Aid were Bananarama.

, George Michael said The only person who didnt succumb to the charile nature of the day was Paul Weller, who decided to have a go at me in front of everybody. I said, Dont be a wanker all your life. Have a day off.

How about And there wont be snow in Africa this Christmas time? Duh! Its a little too close to the equator for snow, Sir Bob

In , a new version recorded by a group of artists including Bono, Paul McCartney, Chris Martin and Dido was released as a single in the UK, with proceeds going to help victims of political and humanitarian crisis in Sudan. Band Aid , as this collective was known, was produced by Nigel Godrich. Bono is the only artist on this version who was also on the original.

To me, the s were characterized by overwhelming generosity and kindness. Prior to Live Aid, People had been participating in this phenomenon for months. Do They Know Its Christmas? was sold in butcher shops all during Christmas. For whatever reason, this song not a particularly good song tapped into a groundswell of compassion. We never said wed eliminate world hunger, but we could draw attention to a monstrous human crime, a moral and intellectual absurdity. It worked.

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The performers who sang verses were, in order Paul Young, Boy George, George Michael, Simon Le Bon, and Bono. The chorus included David Bowie, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Geldof, Ure and many other artists who werent given a verse but sang the Feed The World part and lent their s to the effort by appearing in the promotional photo. Check out theBand Aid photo with list of performers.

Then why should thank God its them who suffer instead of you? Can we not just pray and ask God for mercy on these people?

At worst the patronising and dated of Africa conveyed in the Band Aid song could reinforce old prejudices and even discourage people from taking action. The real issues are not hard for ordinary people to understand. The lesson of the Jubilee debt campaign was that the public are perfectly capable of understanding the abusive nature of the relationship between rich and poor. Approaching when the British government hosts the G summit meeting of leading industrialised nations Africa will be higher up the political agenda than ever. It is vital that the British government is pressed to change its policies and that we challenge the absurd posturing by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that they are the saviours of Africa.

John Taylor from Duran Duran played bass; Phil Collins played drums. The rest of the instrumentation was done by Midge Ure, who handed the programming and keyboards.

Hang on a minute, some might say, this is only a pop song. But this is not just another pop song it sold , copies on its first day of release, it the stestselling single of . It is meant to signify the British publics commitment to the poor in Africa. Yet a recent study of the Live Aid legacy by Voluntary Service Overseas VSO, found that the very power of the Live Aid fuels a belief that the developing world and its people are helpless victims.

This song cracks me up everytime it comes on the radio because the lyrics are so laughable. What shocks me it that it is being redone. Geldolf et al should be too embarrassed by it to do a remake. The lyrics are outdated and even offensive. Do they know its Christmastime at all? Last time I checked, traditional African cultures have their own religions, and theyre not Christian. Sure, missionaries have converted many of them over the centuries, but here in the st c. do we still not respect traditional indigenous cultures?

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, which carries the bait, is attached to the fishing

He kept his bed three days, and hopped the twig on the fourth. At first, it meant to go away suddenly, for example to avoid creditors, and it is from this that the figurative sense arises. It is connected also with

From the effort and energy needed by a blacksmith holding a piece of hot iron in place with tongs while hammering to on the anvil. The smith has to act quickly to

Thomas or Tobias Hobson was a Cambridge carrier who hired out horses but compelled customers either to take the horse next in line or to go without. Because he insisted on this strict rotation, everyone was treated alike and no horse was overworked. No doubt, he was known to generations of Cambridge undergraduates and their slang was responsible for broadcasting his name and scrupulousness.

and announced, at the beginning of the performance, that they hoped the audience would forgive the omission of the character of the prince.

is the weight that keeps the hook beneath the suce. A fish that swallows all three shows unusual, even improbable, greed.

uniquely prized object of search or quest; high ideal

From the torture of suspected heretics in the Middle Ages. They were literally hauled over a bed of burning coals, being pronounced innocent if they survived and guilty if they did not.

came to be used for delivering a sermon or bearing witness to the Word of God. Since people who are sermonising tend to speak both at length and somewhat obsessively, it is easy to see how the modern senses of

difficulties or by analogy with the earlier phrase have a crow to pluck have a ult to find.

written by the American John Howard Payne who never had a home in his life with six musical numbers composed by Sir Henry Bishop , a noted homewrecker. The words do not actually occur in the body of the song, though home, sweet sweet home does.

for playing truant, which is still heard in places. In the early part of the th century, the expression was modified into

a room of which the is jealously guarded or whose occupant is regarded with awe

is to make difficulties for oneself or do something one is later going to be sorry for.

, but not in the Authorised Version, of a Hebrew term for the innermost apartment of the Jewish Temple where the Ark of the Covenant was kept, only to be opened by the High Priest on one day a year, the Day of Atonement Yom Kippur.

, though the expression has come to have a wider application.

the usual term in the USA is the part of a racecourse, usually straight, leading up to the finish. By the middle of the th century the expression was being used for the final part of an enterprise or journey, often with implication that there is not much left to be done. Thus, an American news wrote in , Already we see the slave States … on the homestretch to become free.

, meaning to joke. A possible link with Australia and New Zealand is the word

In Old English a hackney was an ordinary horse i.e. not a thoroughbred suile for general use, especially for riding by ladies; the name may have come from Hackney in London, where horses used to be raised. Shortened to

was Christs cup or plate at the Last Supper. It was then used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch some of Christs blood at the Crucifixion and was brought by Joseph to North Wales, where it disappeared. Manifesting itself from time to time to a chosen few, the Grail became the object of sacred quest by the Knights of the Round Table, the three purest of whom finally received it from Christs hands at the castle of Corbenic, from where they carried it to Sarras.

A gunnery term, used of a gun that was slow to discharge because its spark took longer than usual to reach the gunpowder charge through its vent.

was, in its early appearances, always used in connection with dancing, not with any less orthodox use of music.

Originally a nautical command for the tiller to be put as r as possible to windward, i.e. so as to turn the bows away from the wind. This was done under the stress of weather, which gave the term its metaphorical sense of stress of a different kind.

in which the central character is the prince of Denmark, namely Hamlet himself. It was Wordsworth who first noted, in a letter of , the story of a company of strolling players who advertised a performance of

Popularly believed to be the words semaphored by General Sherman to General Corse from the top of Kennesaw Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia, during the Battle of Allatoona in the American Civil War. The expression owes its currency at least in Britain to the use made of this mous historical incident in a poem or hymn by Philip Bliss about spiritual assistance in a time of difficulty Hold the fort, for I am coming, / Jesus signals still.

Paying the piper is an old figure of speech for bearing the cost the idea was that of paying a musician to play for dancing, the pipe being either a sort of recorder, or any of the forerunners of modern woodwind instruments, or the bagpipes. The second part of the expression, calling [choosing] the tune, is a lateVictorian addition.

is of course the normal posture of the body. It is a corruption of the earlier and more intelligible heels over head upside down, perhaps as a result of confusion with the proverbial over head and ears completely immersed which is now usually expressed as up to the ears.

, jocularly secularised, entered everyday vocabulary.

Applied to a driver who ils to stop after an accident or to a criminal who acts swiftly and flees. The term is from baseball, describing a manoeuvre when a baserunner starts to run as the pitcher throws and the batter attempts a hit.

ruthless attack on a persons reputation, reform of an organisation, etc. is from the same source.

made a victim of ones own malicious intentions or actions

for a mischievous youth, once common in Worcestershire and Warwickshire and closely related to

Far more likely is the suggestion that it comes from an English dialect word

is an obsolete word for both a fixed measure gallons and about , cubic inches and for the solid container of pottery or wood used to measure it. A candle or other light placed under a bushel would of course be invisible. The whole phrase is an allusion to Christs Sermon on the Mount Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house

This goes back to the early s and comes from tailoring. In its early sense, it meant to prepare or plan an activity, as a tailor would cut and lay out all his cloth before turning it into a garment. It then went through a period of meaning to have someone else cut your work out for you or give you something to do, much as a tailors apprentice might do. The expressions first appearance in its current sense of having perhaps more than one can handle is in Charles Dickens

, a request to somebody to depart without delay, and with the British slang phrase

, and being replaced by the even more intrusive Take care or even worse Take care, now. The excessively twee Missing you already is rarely used without irony.

were bad fortune. The origin appears to be Psalm . The lines are llen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage, apparently referring to lines marking out the boundaries of ones land and home. Attempts to explain

, for cold iron cannot readily be shaped. He may also have

III, , lines For tis the sport to have the engineer/Hoist with his own petard. An engineer in this con is the equivalent of a sapper in the modern army, and a

, . This is part of an encouragement to Christs followers to demonstrate their ith, though in common use the expression now has no spiritual significance.

This expression seems to have originated in Australia or New Zealand and dates from around . It has been suggested that it comes from the name of the Australian boxer Larry Foley , though why he was particularly happy no one seems to know. Perhaps he won a lot of contests? He would certainly be well remembered in Australia, as he was one of those who originated gloved boxing rather than bareknuckle fighting in that country. However, the expressions links with New Zealand make the connection with Foley unlikely.

Hark, an oldshioned word for listen, was used in hunting cries to call attention to something or to give encouragement.

already means the, and to use both shows your ignorance. In ct, this is a thcentury worry, the hoi polloi being standard in earlier uses. John Dryden is the first recorded user of the term in English, and he set the pattern and the tone for its use when he wrote, If by the people you understand the multitude, the hoi polloi, tis no matter what they think; they are sometimes in the right, sometimes in the wrong their judgement is a mere lottery

, . Here coals of fire, an old way of saying burning coals, is a metaphor of extreme discomfort. To

look after things or keep them running in the absence of the person normally responsible

exists any longer, and even the origin of the word is lost. It first appeared in the th century, when you could simply be in dudgeon when angry and resentful, and even in Scott could write about deep dudgeon, but it has been fixed at

In its full form the proverb is One half of the world does not know how the other half lives. Its earliest appearance in English is dated to but it is found in French in Rabelais

Not a boy playing in the sand but one peddling it, often from panniers slung from a donkey, to the owners of shops and taverns where a fresh layer was spread on the floor every day to absorb the mud from customers boots. Why a sandboy should be proverbially jolly is not clear. In Dickens

A nautical term denoting the condition of a ship stranded on a reef, rock, etc., partly half submerged and with the seas breaking over it. The ships helplessness is compared to that of a drunken person equally unable to steer a course.

. The is of having an overkeen helper who cuts your cloth at such a rate one has difficulty keeping up.

mild trickery; something improper; minor ual impropriety

developed. This had happened by the th century, but since

there is an inn called The Jolly Sandboys with a sign representing three sandboys increasing their jollity. This indicates that jolly as a sandboy was miliar enough to have an inn named from it, bit if sandboys jollity was really inspired by their proverbial intake of alcohol it is hard to believe that an innsign would celebrate the ct, unless the sandboys were actually men. Probably they were just happy because what they sold for money cost them very little or nothing. It has been estimated that they could make over a morning, and if they were also given the job of clearing out the old sand before laying the new their happiness might well have been enhanced by the possibility of finding dropped valuables in it.

Of biblical origin, though with a slightly different meaning he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins James, .

. In Greek mythology, this bird was bled to breed at the time of the winter solstice December , the shortest day of the year, in a nest floating on the sea, which it was able to charm into calmness so that its eggs could be safely hatched. A period of calm usually lasting about a fortnight before and after the winter solstice was therefore known as the

breezily and heartily friendly and informal from the first moment of meeting sometimes excessively so

Literary and jocular, originally biblical Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God were the words of Joshua cursing the Gibeonites during his conquest of Canaan

This is made up of two obsolete greetings, Hail, fellow and Well met. In the first,

The artist William Heath Robinson is chiefly remembered for cartoons depicting bizarre, ingenious and comic pieces of mechanical engineering, sometimes intended to perform tasks that could be readily performed by hand, to satirise th century preoccupations with technological gadgetry. His name is still applied to any unmiliar contraption of homemade appearance.

small alcoholic drink taken as an antidote to a hangove

Originally simply a bone to pick, i.e. pick clean. It meant something to occupy one, such as a problem, as a bone does a dog. The addition of have … with someone was a later natural development.

, a street rowdy or young urban hooligan, recorded in both those countries from the s. The word may well have come from the English dialect

can readily be traced back to the idea of a hired horse worn out by overwork.

in . More recently, it gained currency as the title of a book by Jacob Riis. It is now most commonly used as a jocular or envious comment on the life of the wealthy, though originally the

Properly with, not by, if one is to be true to the original in

as a nautical term for inflexible or frozen ropes are weakened by lack of evidence that seamen used lines in this sense.

was one such cry, given to the hounds to return along their course to find a lost scent.

The phrase, of Scottish origin, goes back to around the turn of the th century and refers to pranks and frolics indulged in at drinking parties. It comes from a game of the same name. This game was one of forfeits and involved the throwing of dice to see whom amongst the assembled company should drink a large bowl of liquor and who should then pay for it.

in the sense of lowgrade journalist. The modern meanings of

In its sense of call from a distance to attract attention,

This poem or hymn was introduced to the British public by the wellknown American evangelists Moody and Sankey during their campaign in . Their popular hymnbook,

was an enormous nineheaded serpent in Greek mythology. It lived in a marsh in the Peloponnese, ravaging herds and crops and killing people with the poison of its breath. One of the labours of Hercules was to destroy it; when Hercules attempted to do so he found that if he cut off one head two grew in its place, but he finally succeeded with the help of redhot brands. In modern ry, the

used also to be an adjective or adverb expressing close friendship. The second greeting meant no more than the modern Good to see you and came to be tacked on to the adjective

is the Greek, and in English literature a poetic word, for a

This has actually been a common phrase since the s, but became ubiquitous in the s. For some reason it irritates a lot of people, probably because they feel it is intrusive or insincere although few people have the same reaction to How do you do?, equally impertinent if taken literally. It first became popular in the USA when in the s the language of CB radio as used by longdistance lorry drivers became very shionable. They had been using

Specifically, in cricket, the dismissal of three batsmen with three successive balls from the same bowler, a rare feat formerly rewarded either by the gift of a hat from the bowlers club or bypassing a hat roundamong spectators for a collection of money. The term passed from cricket to other sports and also into nonsporting vocabulary but retained its sense of triple success.

The title of an immensely popular song taken from the melodrama