Summerfest returns to Railroad Square

  • Summerfest returns to Railroad Square with food, music and vendors on Fourth Street between Wilson and Davis streets.

Summerfest 2013: Railroad Square's monthly summer celebration continues Friday night, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Fourth Street between Wilson and Davis Streets is closed for the fete and if you want easy nearby parking you should arrive earlier rather than later.

Local artists and food vendors line the closed street, there's wine tasting and craft beers and many shops stay open late. Food vendors include La Gare French Restaurant, Jack & Tony's Restaurant, Chevy's Fresh Mex, Jackson's Bar and Oven and Omelette Express.

July's music is from Bear's Belly Duo.

The event is free but you must purchase tickets for wine tasting. Food is available for purchase at each booth.

Salmon Road Trip: On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 6, Fort Bragg hosts the World's Largest Salmon Barbecue.

The barbecue has been taking place for 42 years. In 2011, nearly 2,500 tickets were sold.

At the heart of the event is, of course, grilled wild Pacific King salmon. There's also live music, beer, wine and a chance to linger in the beautiful Noyo Harbor, where it all takes place.

Admission is just $30 at the door.

The barbecue is the year's largest fundraiser for the Salmon Restoration Association, a non-profit organization that works on everything from helping revive spawning grounds in the Noyo River to collecting data and restoring natural wild salmon runs through Northern California.

For tickets, all you need to do is show up.

For information about the Salmon Restoration Association, visit salmonrestorationc.com.

Mid-Century Modern Design: Struggling with “Mad Men” withdrawal now that season six has ended? Ms. Mouthful can help.

Part of the appeal of the series has been the sets, the gorgeous and sometimes kitschy mid-century modern design. The show does a great job creating the look as it evolved from the late 1950s through the late 1960s.

If you find yourself longing for more kidney-shaped coffee tables and orange Eames chairs, head over to the Charles M. Schulz Museum (2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa) for its “Mid-Century Modern” exhibit.

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