NorCal Sings, a solo vocal competition, returns to Sonoma County for the second year, with auditions scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Cinnabar Theatre, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

Petaluma is one of seven cities hosting the preliminary rounds of the competition. Santa Rosa served as the site of one of the preliminary rounds last year.

Registration will be open for a discount price of $39. until Friday, Jan. 21, That one-time fee also entitles contestants to try a second time for free if they are not chosen to move up to the next round. After Friday, registration costs $49.

The competition is open for all ages, starting at 7 years old.

Last year, hundreds of contestants competed, with 61 making it to the semifinals, 18 reaching the finals and six ultimately chosen as champions.

For information on entry, schedule, rules and prizes: