Pumpkin festival at KundeKunde Family Winery is having its annual Giant Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 14-15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you like big pumpkins the size of a Volkswagen, this event is for you! The weekend features wine, Nellie's Oysters, food trucks, kids pumpkin decorating, face painting, and big pumpkins, of course.
For more information, call 833-5501, or go to www.kunde.com.
Kunde Family Winery is located at 9825 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood.
Post Office passport fairPlanning to travel out of the country? You'll need a passport.
The Kenwood Post Office in the Kenwood Shopping Center is holding a special walk-in passport service on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
No appointment is necessary - just walk on in. Postal clerks will be on hand to provide passport information, and to accept passport applications. Photos can be taken on site.
You can always fill out forms ahead of time. Go to usps.com/passport or travel.state.gov/passport to download them. Passport information can also be obtained by phone at 877-487-2778.
When you come to the post office, you must bring proof of citizenship, such as a certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, or an expired passport.
Free dental care in OakmontThe dental office of Lara Rice, DDS, is holding a one-day-only free dental clinic for veterans, active military, and first responders. You must call 539-8956 for an appointment.
Rice's office, known as Oakmont General and Implant Dentistry, is located at 6575 Oakmont Dr., #5, in Oakmont.
To find out more about the services go to www.dentistoakmont.com.
Tasting room permit sought at Jack London VillageAn application for a tasting room at Jack London Village has been filed with county planners. Napa-based Schermeister Cellars is seeking a use permit to operate a 600-square-foot wine tasting room with an adjacent business office. Schermeister Cellars is a small winery that produces up to 700 cases a year, specializing in Pinot Noir.
Hours of operation, including public tasting and retail sales, would be Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The average number of visitors is estimated at 30 per day. Locals would receive a 10 percent discount.
The space would also be used to sell a secondary wine labeled Scavenger, a side project totaling about 125 cases per year. A percentage of sales of Scavenger wine would go to the International Bird Rescue of Sonoma County.
For more information on the winery, go to www.schermeistercellars.com.
Employment law seminarThe 2017 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update Seminar will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 a.m. to noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Rohnert Park.
2017 marks a number of changes, by both the federal government and the State of California, concerning the minimum wage, longstanding wage and hour practices, and anti-harassment regulations.
Understand how these changes affect your business and employees.
Three labor and employment law attorneys from the firm of Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty will lead the seminar.
The seminar is put on by The Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council in partnership with the Employment Development Department.
Space is limited. You must register by Oct. 4. Cost is $85 for Employer Advisory Council members, $125 for nonmembers. Call Valerie Nagle at 576-2015 for sign-up information, or email her at Valerie.email@example.com.