Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley Sweetheart Gala

On March 5, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley held one of the region’s most beloved—and perennially sold-out—events: the annual Sweetheart Gala and Auction. This year’s gala paid tribute to music legends and raised funds to support the organization’s mission to provide positive opportunities for youth to discover their full potential. (1–3)


Sonoma International Film Festival

On March 23–27, the Sonoma International Film Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary. The event featured 120 films, including 69 premieres, two one-of-a-kind culinary events, panels, live music, and much more. Attendees included Karen Allen, Jacqueline Bisset, Aaron and Adam Nee, Jacques Pépin, Joanne Weir, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom. (4–5)


Premiere Napa Valley

The Napa Valley Vintners held their 26th annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction February 23–26 at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena. The auction, which allowed in-person and virtual bidders from around the world to compete for 109 lots of unique wines, raised more than $2 million to support the organization’s educational and promotional activities. (6–8)