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10 days of Wine Country events

  • Monster Trucks will crush cars and become the grand finale of this year's Sonoma County Fair. (Crista Jeremiason / Press Democrat)


Aug. 10-11

Monster Trucks: Smell the sweet scent of exhaust when massive trucks crush anything that crosses their path as they close down the last weekend of the Sonoma County Fair. Fair admission, $5-$10; arena admission, $8-$15; unlimited carnival rides, $35. sonomacountyfair.com, 545-4200.

Sat., Aug 10

Under the Sea Bingo: The Russian River Sisters travel the big blue for the sauciest fun down under the sea. Bring your daubers, and your snorkel too, for a fun night of Bingo and costumed shenanigans. $20. 18-plus. 6 p.m. Guerneville Vets Building. www.rrsisters.org

Aug. 10-11

Gravenstein Apple Fair: Dating back to 1910, the annual event salutes the agricultural history of west Sonoma County, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Ragel Ranch Park in Sebastopol, with food and drink, kids's activities, live music and more. $5-$12. gravensteinapplefair.com.

Sun., Aug. 11

Mostly Python: Toad in the Hole becomes the backdrop to an afternoon of bands, skits, and hijinks, all in the spirit of an annual tribute to Monty Python's Flying Circus. Free. 12-4 p.m. 116 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. thetoadpub.com

Sun., Aug. 11

Perseid Meteor Party: Catch the beginning of this weekend's annual Perseid meteor shower when the Robert Ferguson Observatory sets up multiple telescopes for a special Sunday night public viewing. 9 p.m. $3 adult, under 18 free, parking $8. 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood. rfo.org

Sun., Aug. 11

Cocktails and Characters: Hotel Healdsburg presents a fundraiser for Raven Theater, complete with pop-up performances, designer cocktails, savory bites, a silent auction, and a sing-along piano bar. $75. 21-plus. 4:30-7 p.m. 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg. raventheater.org/event_cocktails.aspx

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