• Tudo Bem (Music)
    on Apr 19 2014 - Jun 19 2014 at the Rio Nido Roadhouse

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield (Theater)
    on May 16 2014 - Jun 08 2014 at at Pegasus Theater

  • Memorial Day Weekend Chicken Barbecue (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on May 25 2014 - May 25 2014 at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area

  • Independence Day Celebration (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Jul 05 2014 - Jul 05 2014 at Rio Nido Home Owners Association picnic area

  • Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley (Theater)
    on Jul 18 2014 - Aug 10 2014 at at Pegasus Theater

  • Rio Nido Homeowners Association Annual Golf Tournament (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 02 2014 - Aug 02 2014 at Northwood Golf Course, Monte Rio

  • Art Festival/Rio Nido Pancake Breakfast (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 03 2014 - Aug 03 2014 at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area

  • Rio Nido: the Musical (Theater)
    on Aug 15 2014 - Aug 23 2014 at at Pegasus Theater

  • Labor Day Chicken Barbecue (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 31 2014 - Aug 31 2014 at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area

  • Tapas: Eighth Annual New Short Play Festival (Theater)
    on Sep 19 2014 - Oct 12 2014 at at Pegasus Theater

  • Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz (Theater)
    on Nov 28 2014 - Dec 21 2014 at at Pegasus Theater

Historical Rio Nido Postcards & Photos

Your local Rio Nido historians are trying to work through the backlog of photos and documents to upload to our history section. Check back often to see what’s new.

We’ve added sections for photographs, Emil Janel (a very famous Rio Nido artist), the Rio Nido Lodge, post cards sets, and the Benelli Family Photo Album.

Here’s a familiar view of the Rio Nido beach from the 1940′s where you can see the original photo along with the linen version created soon afterwards.


Beach Scene Rio Nido

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Short Comic Plays at the Pegasus Theater

Pegasus Theater Company presents All in the Timing, 6 short comic plays written by David Ives and co-directed by Rachel Custer & Alexis Long. The show opens March 21 and runs All in the Timing runs every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and every Sunday at 2 pm, through April 13 at the Rio Nido Lodge.

The opening weekend is pay-what-you-can; thereafter, general admission is $15, except the Gala which is $30. Wine sales are available at every Saturday evening performance. The Pegasus Gala Party is the final performance on Sunday, April 13 and begins at 1:00 p.m. The admission price of $30 includes scrumptious complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages. Dessert will be served at intermission.


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Live Screening of “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge” with cast member Lex Rudd

Come watch the “Jim Henon’s Creature Shop Challenge” live with one of the contestants and Russian River local Lex Rudd March 25 at the Rio Nido Roadhouse. Ask Lex questions and look at her puppets for display and sale. The Roadhouse will serve a limited dinner menu.  For more info, check out the event page on Facebook. For more on Lex Rudd’s creations, cheek out


Jim Henson's Challenge

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FRN 2014 Meeting Calendar

The Friends of Rio Nido has scheduled the member meetings for the year. They’re as follows starting with this Saturday.

Everyone is welcome to attend (whether you live in Rio Nido or not!)

January 25th, 11am-noon, at the Rio Nido Lodge
April 5, 11am-noon
May 17th, 11am-noon
June 14th, 11am-noon (FRN Board election day!)
August 2nd, 11am-noon
September 13th, 11am-noon
November 8th, 11am-noon


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Mardi Gras, Finn & D’GIIN at the Roadhouse


14540 Canyon Two, Rio Nido, 707-869-0821, 

Enjoy Blues, Rock, Honky Tonk and Country with the Tom Finn Band this Saturday, or celebrate Mardi Gras, (again), with D’Giin on Sunday. Both nights: 6-10 pm. Great roadhouse food + beverages, seven days a week. Open 11:30 am weekdays, 9:00  am weekends for Brunch.

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Oscars Party at the Roadhouse

The 86th Academy Awards The OscarsOSCARS PARTY

Come to the RNR to watch the 86th Academy Awards! Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 5-11 pm. $5 cover includes champagne and appetizers. $3 cocktail drinkspecials. Eat popcorn & candy as you fill out your own ballot to win prizes!

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Pegasus Work Party Feb 22



Pegasus is saying goodbye to Vermont, where Dr. Cook has joined his 30 patients/victims in the cemetery on the hill, and they’re entering David Ives’ world of his 6 short plays in All in the Timing. Because that world doesn’t really have a geographical location and is set mainly in your head (“intellectual slapstick” and “brain teasers,” as one enthusiastic critic put it), we’ll be doing black box theater.

Please join Pegasus at the theater on Saturday, February 22, noon to 5 PM at a work party where they’ll be:
  • Striking the set of Dr. Cook
  • Painting the flats
  • Tidying up dressing room and storage area
If you can come, please let them know so they have a headcount for lunch. Contact Frances Werner at franceswerner (at)
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Sweet Treat for your Valentine!

Val._DinnerValentine's Day at the Roadhouse

Dine with your sweetie on a beautiful and romantic Valentine’s evening, this Friday, February 14. Enjoy the starters, plus filet mignon and prawns or chicken piccata, accoutrements, bubbly and Creme Brulee for two. Only $60 per couple. Live classical piano music played by Kurt Wendler. Please RSVP 707-869-0821.
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Final Week of Dr. Cook’s Garden at the Pegasus Theater



Dr. Cook’s Garden is a tautly written, tightly crafted play by a master of suspense who also wrote Rosemary’s Baby, the Stepford Wives, Deathtrap, and other edgy plays and novels.
The talented cast consists of Rusty Thompson, Nicholas McCook, Lois Pearlman and Michelle Randall.
Dr. Cook’s Garden runs every Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm, and every Sunday at 2 pm through February 16.

  • Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 pm = The Pegasus Gala Party is the final performance. The admission price of $30 includes scrumptious complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages. Dessert will be served at intermission.
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Pegasus theater is holding auditions for “All in the Timing” by David Ives

Auditions are starting for All in the Timing by David Ives, a compilation of 6 fantastically written, short one-act comedies, each one a challenge for actors. They hope to cast ensemble style, with actors playing roles in multiple short plays.

All in the Timing will run for 4 weekends, March 21 through April 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, at Pegasus Theater Company at the Rio Nido Lodge. The read through is scheduled for February 1, time and place TBA.

Dates of Auditions:
Monday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 14, at Pegasus Theater Company at the Rio Nido Lodge from 7 PM to 8 PM.  Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, from 3 PM to 4 PM at a park in Cotati. They’ll provide park location and directions. Each audition is only an hour long to get as many people working together as possible. The directors will be there an hour earlier than the scheduled times doing improv games, vocal warm-ups and physical work and would LOVE to have actors be involved in this at their earliest convenience.

Preparing for Audition:
Actors will do cold reads of the script and are not required to bring a monologue. But if you feel it would showcase you best, please do. If you can sing, please prepare 16 bars of a song that show your talents best. If you feel a musical instrument would strengthen that, please bring it. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it. You do not need to have anything prepared. Please bring your favorite warm-up/theatre game to play, and wear clothes comfortable enough to move in. Most importantly, please bring a flexible brain, ready to do anything and be anyone! They want to see what you can DO!

Scheduling Auditions:
Please send an email with your name, audition date, and an off-the-wall fact to Rachel Custer at rachel_leia88 (at) If you are absolutely unable to audition any of the 4 days listed, but still want to be involved, let us know by email and we can schedule a time to meet with you between January 21 and January 27.
This production is directed by Alexis E Long and Rachel Custer.

P.S. They’re are also on the look-out for some kickass designers, so if you see/know/are one, let them know by email also!

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