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Local Toys to Teach Kids about Healthy & Organic Food Fundraiser


River Access Raffle
Drawing Party at
Lagunitas
Sunday afternoon
2-4pm, Sept 1st


Community Expo Sept 21st
12 - 5 PM
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Mentor Me Petaluma
Bocce Ball A Palooza &
Garden Party
Sunday Sept 15th
12 - 4:30pm

 

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John's Picks

Want to have fun, meet people and do something good for your community? Aqus Community needs you!  As we are gearing up for the Petaluma Palooza Community Expo, we're seeking help with: social media, exhibitor/vendor organization, entertainment manager,  office work and event day staff (greeters, information, security, set-up/break down).  To learn more, click here!

Weekly words: I have a Dream
What's Meaning Got to Do with It? - September 2013 Essay - Create The Good Life
Rivertown Poets: A-Muse-ing Mondays
Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma
Tomales Founders' Day - Labor Day Weekend in the heart of Tomales
Croaker's Softball in Rohnert Park (a northern suburb of Petaluma)


Cat of the Week: "Rudy"
Sue Davy

Community PickS
River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Taps' upstairs taproom - Maggie Hohle
Petaluma Valley Petanque Club plays every Saturday at Oak Park. - Jim Johnson

Events/ArtShows/Music/Dance/Film/Fundraisers
Square Dancing - Free introduction in Sebastopol - Dan Lyke

Local Toys to Teach Kids about Healthy & Organic Food Fundraiser

"Dgiin", a high energy gypsy-style band - Pattie DeMatteo

Mendocino One World Festival - Pattie DeMatteo

56th Annual PAA - Art in thePark - Richard Standard

Art in Public: Introducing the Master Plan for Art in Petaluma - Sept 7th
The Tonewoods at Aqus Cafe this Saturday !!
River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Taps' upstairs taproom - Maggie Hohle
Backyard Concert - September 14th
Tomales Founders' Day - Labor Day Weekend in the heart of Tomales
Croaker's Softball in Rohnert Park (a northern suburb of Petaluma) - David Ergo
Mentor Me Petaluma Bocce Ball A Palooza & Garden Party
Jazzy Sunday: StreetWise with Blythe Klein - Donna LaGraffe
Yoga and Healing Traumatic Brain Injury- Living Right Brain in Left Brain World - Carmel Morgan
Rivertown Poets: A-Muse-ing Mondays - September Reading - Sandra Anfang
The Hohlax Trio from Greece - Donna LaGraffe
Celebration of Andean Music & Dance Concert
Space Shuttle Astronaut Rex Walheim comes to Petaluma Airport - Joe Noriel
WWII B-17 Hero Phil Arnot honored at Valley Orchard - Joe Noriel

Meetings/Lectures/Classes/Workshops/Retreats/Education
Community Tai Chi | Daily | Free* - Jonathan Purcell
Ballroom, Latin, Salsa and NightClub 2-Step - Helen Andrade

Lectulia is a local book club focusing on  20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American literature.
River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Taps' upstairs taproom - Maggie Hohle
Aqus Cafe Spanish Group
Increasing Your Psychic Abilities w/ Kooch Daniels - Songbird Community Healing Center
Weaving Class/ Beginners and Experienced - Marta Shannon
Beginning Weaving Weekend Workshop - Marta Shannon
Fall Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes at North Bay Performing Arts Center - Helen Andrade
Disability Art -or- Art by People with Disabilities: What's the Difference? - Lyndi Brown
Community Tai Chi | Daily | Free* - Jonathan Purcell
Meditation Classes in Downtown Petaluma - Chris Taylor
On-going women's groups - Robin Nixon
The Godess and the Crop Circle w/ Rev. Chrissy - Songbird Community Healing Center
Spiritual Guidance & Political Challenge w/ Sandy Eastoak - Songbird Community Healing Center
Learn Survival Italian Fast - Nancy Chien-eriksen
Mens Group Meeting Wednesday and Thursday Nights 7:00 - 8:30 - Don Waxman


Aqus Community Members Specials
Try our WORKspace for FREE! - Natasha Juliana
10% off at Lagunitas Taproom & Schwag Shop  - just show your Aqus Member card!
For a complete listing of Aqus Member Discounts, see: http://aquscafe.com/community/memberbenefits/

Aqus Community Members Newsletters
What's Meaning Got to Do with It? - September 2013 Essay - Create The Good Life
WORK Petaluma
Tara Firma Farms Newsletter
Lance Kuhne
Daily Acts
Copperfields
Share Exchange
Lydia's Sunflower Center

Housing/Offices/Retail Space/Vacation Rental
Rental exchange - Dennis Casad
I am looking for a nice room for a one-day meditation retreat on asaturday in November - Elena Portacolone
Woman Needs a Share Rental asap - Penny Swaybill
Master BR + Private 1/2 Bath Share nice 3BR/1.5BA house SW Petaluma avail Sept 15

Jobs/Volunteer/Intern Positions
Art Docent Program in Petaluma City School District - Alyse Breece
Let me practice Life Coaching you and get a FREE massage - Sue Hirsch

Classified/buying/selling/advertising/services/Yard Sales
Got a Toddler Bike Seat Gathering Dust? - Drew Freeman
Free DVR to good home - not a Blu-Ray - Lyndi Brown




Calendar

 

Sunday
Sept 1
River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Taps' upstairs taproom
Sunday
Sept 1
Tomales
Founders
Day
Monday
Sept 2
Rivertown Poets: A-Muse-ing Mondays
Tuesday
Sept 3
IONS presents:
Science Buzz Cafe
Saturday
Sept 7
Petaluma
Bounty
Plant Sale
Saturday
Sept 7
Art in Public: Introducing the Master Plan for Art in Petaluma
Saturday
Sept 7
The Bash
PEF
Tuesday
Sept 10
Aqus Cafe
Spanish Group
Tuesday
Sept 10
Death Cafe
A Conversation
about Death
Friday
Sept 13
Members ONLY
Tolay Hike
Saturday
Sept 14
The Hohlax Trio from Greece
Saturday
Sept 14
Backyard Concert
Sunday
Sept 15
Mentor Me Petaluma Bocce Ball A Palooza & Garden Party
Saturday
Sept 21
Petaluma Palooza
Community Expo
Saturday
Sept 21
Astronaut Rex Walheim Petaluma Airport
Tuesday
Sept 24
Aqus Cafe
Spanish Group
Saturday
Sunday
Sept 28/29
David Templeton’s "Wretch Like Me"
Sunday
Sept 29
Fall Antique Faire
Tuesday
Oct 1
IONS presents:
Science Buzz Cafe
October
11/12/13
Petaluma International Film Festival
Tuesday
Oct 15
"BUILD"
Mixer and
Gathering
Tuesday
Oct 22
Two Rock School Fund Raiser at Lagunitas
Thursday
Oct 31
Downtown Petaluma's Trick or Treat Trail
Tuesday
Nov 5
IONS presents:
Science Buzz Cafe
Sunday
Nov 10
Celebration of Andean Music & Dance Concert
   

 

 

 


 


To the Men in our Community - John Crowley

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A few years ago myself and 3 other men of similar age started going out to dinner once every month or two to a restaurant in Petaluma . And talk about the things we don't normally talk about. We have an agreed code of trust so that we may speak freely and openly on any subject. It might change your life.

There are quite a few such small groups.

Gather two friends / acquaintences, people that you know you would like if you got to know them better.
And together choose a 4th person. Have fun.

And by the way Risibisi has an Aqus Member customer appreciation discount of %10 and it has great food/wine.


Who wants to SING?

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John and I were talking about getting a sing-a-long night going at the café.  Why sing?
 
Listen to this interview of Stacy Horn on NPR:
Ari Shapiro of NPR interviews Stacy Horn the author of“Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness in Singing With Others” as well as Daniel Levitin the author of “This Is Brain on Music”.  Others were encouraged to call in and tell their experience of how singing in groups have changed their lives.  Below are bullet points that stood out to me:
  • The People’s Choral Union started in 1892.  The leader charged 10 cents per class so they could experience the joy of singing.
  • Composer Randall Thompson said ”If a piece of music is too difficult for amateurs to sing, chances are, it isn’t good enough.”  Music should be something that everyone can sing.
  • “When you are in harmony with a bunch of people its like coming out of a coma or zombie like state into this world with many more dimensions.” -Stacy Horn
  • In Stacy Horn’s choir the singers were in quartets which allowed them to feel the harmonies more. Usually everyone sits in their section (soprano, alto, etc.)
  • Charlie in Columbus, Ohio sent an email explaining how he was flying home from overseas on September 11th. He was delayed for a few days and on his Delta flight home on the 14th, the passengers sang “God Bless America”.
  • It’s only been a few hundred years since concert halls popped up and conductors started to lead. Before then more people sang just naturally.
  • Christine from Lake City, Florida says “That feeling, whatever is going on in the brain, I am hooked on it. It is heavenly. It is the language of angels.”
  • “Life is so unstructured and disorderly much of the time but music is highly structured and ordered.”  -Daniel Levitin
Stacy Horn web site:
 
Another book of interest: This is your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
Now lets get tuned in and tuned up and start singing ... 
So who's gotta key ... any key ... doesn't matter none of us sing in key let along on key ... we just sing . . . 
The Aqus Choir Community
The Aqus Community Choir 
Aqus Keytones 
The Aqus Harmony Keytones 
Less Harmony and More Pints 
Stay tuned for more .... (yeah i know bad pun) ... 
john h

 

 


Farm to Health - A Locavore Gathering

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Join us for a locally-sourced light meal and talk about cooking, eating, and gardening for good health. This workshop takes place at the Petaluma Health Center garden.

FLIER

 


How Petaluma Creek Built The Community, a Walking Tour of the Petaluma River and A Conversation

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Join local history experts and river denizens John Fitzgerald and Skip Sommer for two events in one day, offered in conjunction with the Petaluma Historical Museum’s exhibit Changing Courses: The History And Future Of The Petaluma River, through August 25.
10:30 a.m. – Meet on the steps of the Petaluma Historical Museum for a walking tour of the River led and narrated by John Fitzgerald. Free, donations accepted.
2:00 p.m. – A Conversation with “Fitz” and Skip – John Fitzgerald is an expert on the history of the Petaluma River and its importance to the Petaluma Valley. He uses maps and pictures to help tell the story. Skip Sommer will talk about the men who came to the area because of the river and used the river to build the town, the first great ranches and industries. Some of the people discussed are Vallejo, Donahue, Denman, Mecham, McNear, Wickersham, and Baylis. There will be a time for questions and answers. Free with museum entrance fee ($4.00 general admission, seniors (62 and over) $2.00; free for members, children under 12, and veterans).
The Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is located at 20 Fourth Street (Corner of 4th and B Street) in downtown Petaluma; its website ishttp://www.petalumamuseum.com/

 


Free First Consultations - Sue Hirsch

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Got a dream but no plan to get you there? Relationships a bit rocky? Need to lose a bit of weight, but don't know the best way for you? Not satisfied at work? 

I can help. 
www.reapyourdream.com
Sue Hirsch, LC 
707-762-3578

 


Farm to table Dinner

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7 course organic dinner with live music from Foxes in the Hen House!
Tour the farm with farmers Ben & Melissa and then eat fresh food right from the farm 
And surrounding farms, watch the sunset and enjoy the art, creativity & joy that chef Michelle Mutrux & foxes in the hen house bring to a evening of all things good!
100/person tickets must be purchased to make reservation. 
Saturday July 27th 7pm
Space is limited call# 707-992-0056

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Help!? - Donna Agoitia

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How many times do you say something like, “I wish I could clone myself” or “I want more hours in a day”?
Pick up the phone and call Donna who loves to help busy people like you. Go ahead, make that call. Lowering your stress level is priceless… and she doesn’t charge and arm and a leg. You will be overjoyed you did!
Professional, versatile, honest, mature, creative, detail oriented, meticulous, efficient, has common sense experience, task oriented and capable, she is the perfect solution to improving the quality of life for your business or household.
With over 20 years experience in Housecleaning and over 14 years in Graphic Design, plus an eclectic skill base from farming to teaching dance, she has a lifetime of acquired knowledge to draw from. Her interests include food, wine, art, dance and music, gardening, hiking, travelling, socializing, animals, movies, and reading.
• Green Lifestyle Coaching
• Downsizing Households, Garages, Storage and Offices
• Managing Projects
• Property & Household Management
• Light Gardening & Managing Yard/Garden Projects
• Running Errands & Shopping
• Planning Parties and Events
• Paperwork
• Making Travel Plans
• Research: such as project planning information, info for large purchases, health issues, etc.
• Marketing, Social Media & Graphic Design
• Daily, Weekly, Bi-Monthly, Monthly, Full or Part-time, or Per Project.

Donna was born in London and raised both in England and the Bay Area. She never chose to stay put in any one place (until she found Petaluma 25 yrs. ago!), inspiring her eclectic background; the arts, her passion for dance, gardening, fine foods & wine, and living well, all bear in her creative process, which mirrors her enthusiasm and passion for life. Choosing multiple careers that often overlapped created a love for connecting to people, places, and learning new information which launched a career as a Personal Assistant. Her love of travel, varied experience, and wealth of knowledge directly contribute to improving the quality of life in your office or your home.

CALL NOW to make the best investment for your peace of mind 707.778.6837
Visit http://www.donna-agoitia.com
Email: donna.agoitia@gmail.com

 


Disabled Art or Art by Disabled People - July 28 Talk at Arts Center - Lyndi Brown

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Disabled Art -or- Art by Disabled People: What’s the Difference?
Sunday, July 28, 4:00 pm and Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 pm

Anthony Tusler will discuss and show examples of the difference between disability art and art that is made by disabled people. He will include his six year project submitting art with disability subject matter to exhibitions for disabled artists. The project highlights curators’ and exhibitors’ attitudes about disability, disabled people, and disability culture. There is a $5 donation requested and the talk repeats Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 pm.

Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St, Petaluma CA
(707) 762-5600 or www.petalumaartscenter.org

$5.00 donation suggested

(In consideration of those with environmental illness, please refrain from wearing scented products. Sign language interpreters and other accommodations are available upon request when given 7 days advance notice. Contact Anthony Tusler at ATusler@AboutDisability.com.)

 


How to Be an Activist Shareholder this Thursday at 6:30pm at Lydia's Sunflower Center

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If you own just $2000 worth of 1 stock, did you know you can file a "shareholder resolution". Dale from Sustainvest will educate those on the history of shareholder activism and will explain the process of filing one of these shareholder resolutions. Don't throw away those black and white proxy statements you get in the mail. Learn how to vote your shares as an owner in a public company.

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New BEMER Wellness Clinic downtown - Cindy Schellenberg

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Come energize with BEMER during the new Clinic hours. Your first session is FREE.Office is across the street from Walnut Park. Call Cindy for appt.@ 792 6710 or 529 9007

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THE THEME IS THE RIVER: An evening with seven local writers - susan starbird

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Thursday night July 25, The Petaluma Historical Museum will present THE THEME IS THE RIVER: An evening with seven local writers. 

Presented in conjunction with the current exhibit at the Petaluma Historical Museum: Changing Courses-The History and Future of the Petaluma River. Join river-writers Susan Starbird, Rebecca Lawton, and Jonah Raskin; poets Bill Vartnaw, Patti Trimble, and Donna Emerson; and comedian Dave Pokorny for this community event, a lively and informative program of words!

Admission: $5 
Museum open at 7pm
Program begins at 7:30 pm 

WRITERS IN THE PROGRAM:

Susan Starbird is a public access wonk who advocates for Petaluma Water Ways when she is not kayaking, thinking about kayaking, or writing about kayaking.

Sonoma author Rebecca Lawton's debut novel Junction, Utah, wanders the Green River. Her essay Sacrament, about water in California's Central Valley, is due out from Heyday Press in late 2013.

Patti Trimble is a widely-published poet and science and arts essayist. She lives near the Petaluma River and her best writing is informed by a whole lot of walking. 

Dave Pokorny, host and producer of Petaluma's monthly storytelling show, West Side Stories, is an award winning storyteller and stand-up comic. Dave has one fear—and ONLY one: rivers!

Jonah Raskin is the author of 14 books—including his book about Northern California writers in "Natives, Newcomers, Exiles, and Fugitives." Born and bred in New York, he has lived in Sonoma County since 1976, is professor emeritus at Sonoma State University, and is now writing about wilderness. 

Bill Vartnaw is Sonoma County’s seventh poet laureate. A native Petaluman, and poet for more than 35 years, he founded Taurean Horn Press in 1974, publishing 14 books, including his own “In Concern: For Angels” in 1984.

Donna Emerson has lived in Petaluma since 1986, dragged shopping carts out of the river on Petaluma River Clean-Up Day, and has published four poetry chapbooks about love and life and Petaluma.

MORE INFORMATION:

The evening's hosts, Susan Starbird and Patti Trimble, decided to bring together a rather large group of local writers to present a more complicated and diverse conversation. Patti says, "This will be a great evening, listening to the collage of voices. Through their publications and presentation, all of these writers have contributed an extraordinary amount to the local and wider dialogue about living in today's world— a great mix of scientific knowledge, outdoor experience, humor, poetic musings, and unique imagination. And in this one evening, we get to hear a wonderful variety of words, as part of our community conversation."

In 2011, Susan and Patti collated a community collection of artwork and writing, in the community art book, "Voice of the River" (on display in the museum show). Following are quotes from their editor's introductions to that book.

"I think it's important to imagine our real situation for five minutes a day. Imagine the heart of our city is a tidal slough, and the places that you walk, drive, and sleep lie within the vital Petaluma watershed, the habitat of shorebirds, songbirds, river otters, Canada Geese, striped bass, butterflies, and worms. You will start to have an alternative view, think a bit differently about time, land, highways, rain running downhill, river barges, and tidal flow. And collectively we also might better understand what we want for the future of our river town." Patti Trimble

CONTACT: Patti Trimble pmtrim@gmail.com 707 360 8189 or Susan Starbird rtca@starbirdcreative.com 707 778 7277 

 


Gangaji DVD Satsang in Petaluma - All welcome! - Robin Joseph

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GaANGAJI DVD Satsang every 2nd and last Tuesday night of the month. Next meetings: 7/30, 8/13 & 27. Meetings start at 6:30 pm in West Petaluma. 
Call (707)953-5760 or e-mail with questions.

 


Petaluma Urban Chat - August Meeting - Riverfront - Dave Alden

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A group organized around the blog "Where Do We Go from Here?" (http://northbaydesignkit.blogspot.com/) meets monthly at the Aqus Cafe. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 6. We convene at 5:30. Please join us for a casual discussion of urbanist philosophy and local land use issues.

This month, Vin Smith and Bill Smith of Basin Street will be presenting their proposed Riverfront project.

If time permits, we'll also discuss "The Smart Growth Manual" by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon, a brief but comprehensive summary of the many elements that go into good urbanism. Even if you haven't read the book, you should enjoy the conversation.

 


Leo Party - Teitzah Karys

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Sunday, July 21 from 5-9pm in West Sonoma
Wear you most fiery passionate outfit to celebrate the sprit of the fire sign within. * Costume Contest * 
Bring potluck dish to share and byob. 
The Pachamama Earthen Oven will be fired up to warm your food 
Music, Open Mic, Food, Meet new friends. 
For directions and to RSVP, call Teitzah @ 707 337-0867
(only a short drive from Petaluma 20-25 min)

 


Rivertown Poets: A-Muse-ing Mondays - August 5th reading - Sandra Anfang

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Rivertown Poets: A Muse-ing Mondays announces its third reading, scheduled for Monday, August 5th. The new poetry series debuted at the Aqus Café in June. Local poet Sandra Anfang will coordinate the series and act as host.

The August 5th reading features two Bay Area poets, Sherri Rose-Walker and Iris Jamahl Dunkle. 

Sherri Rose-Walker is a life-long poet who wrote her first poem, a limerick, at the age of seven. Her poetry is principally concerned with deepening the inner life of the Feminine, and the seasons of the soul. Her work has been published in the We'Moon women's wisdom calendar, The Salt Reader, Echoes from the Heart, Blueprint, Bay Area Poet's Seasonal Review, San Francisco Peace and Hope, New Vision (U.K.), Poetalk, forthcoming in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology, anthologies published by Bristol Banner Books, and her chapbook Two Trees. Sherri hosts two poetry series, one at Florey's Book Company in Pacifica, and one at Know Knew Books in Palo Alto. For more information, please email Sherri at sherrirose-walker@hotmail.com.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle’s debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, won the Trio Award and was published by Trio House Press in 2013. Her chapbook Inheritance was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010, and her second chapbook, The Flying Trolley, will be published by Finishing Line Press is July 2013. Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writer's Conference. Dunkle received her B.A. from the George Washington University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University, and her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University. Her first length poetry collection, Gold Passage is now available from Trio House Press. Follow her blog at: http://momma-phd.blogspot.com/

The new series is designed to bring seasoned poets and amateurs together in the interest of mutual enjoyment and celebration of the spoken word. Another goal is to motivate new poets to experiment with writing and share their work in an informal, accepting public forum. Featured poets and listeners are invited to bring original poetry to distribute or sell.
Listeners and poets are invited to attend the free event and bring a poem or two to share during the open mic session. Open mic signups will begin at 6:30. The series will resume on Monday, October 7th, and will continue on the first Monday of every other month into 2014. The café will be open for food and beverages.

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Community Tai Chi | Daily | Free* - Jonathan Purcell

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Tai Ji improves balance, flexibility, mental clarity, and pain management. 
It is enjoyable, relaxing, engaging, healthy, and fun. 
Long-term Tai Ji Players become more effective, higher functioning, and happier. 
Regular Tai Ji practice creates a routine that encourages healthy habits. 

Jonathan Purcell has been a student of Chinese language, culture, history, and martial arts for 25 years.

*Classes are offered in a spirit of mutual generosity!

Classes include:
ZHAN ZHUAN
Standing meditation to develop alignment, balance, and composure.
JI BEN GONG 
Basic Exercises to open the joints, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility.
MOVEMENTS 
TaiJi movement components, isolated to emphasize precise timing, coordination, and weight shift.
TAI JI FORMS 
Movements combined into single and two person forms. 
CULTURAL 
History and Philosophy of Tai Ji and its relationship to the broader Chinese cultural background. 

7:45 – 9:00 am Monday to Friday
Wickersham Park, 5th & H Streets, Petaluma, CA 94952
Continues thru Summer, Check Website for Details.

www.PetalumaTaiji.com
jonathan@petalumataiji.com

FLIER

 


Try our WORKspace for FREE! - Natasha Juliana

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Want a better workspace? Try WORK! Flexible and affordable, professional but casual, right in the heart of downtown Petaluma. Desks, WiFi, Meeting Rooms by the hour, day or month.

One Day Free Trial for all. Summer Special- Aqus members take $50 off their first month of Membership! No long-term commitments. Cancel at any time.

For the full scoop check out www.workpetaluma.com

 


Community Tai Chi | Daily | Free* - Jonathan Purcell

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Tai Ji improves balance, flexibility, mental clarity, and pain management. 
It is enjoyable, relaxing, engaging, healthy, and fun. 
Long-term Tai Ji Players become more effective, higher functioning, and happier. 
Regular Tai Ji practice creates a routine that encourages healthy habits. 

Jonathan Purcell has been a student of Chinese language, culture, history, and martial arts for 25 years.

*Classes are offered in a spirit of mutual generosity!

Classes include:
ZHAN ZHUAN
Standing meditation to develop alignment, balance, and composure.
JI BEN GONG 
Basic Exercises to open the joints, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility.
MOVEMENTS 
TaiJi movement components, isolated to emphasize precise timing, coordination, and weight shift.
TAI JI FORMS 
Movements combined into single and two person forms. 
CULTURAL 
History and Philosophy of Tai Ji and its relationship to the broader Chinese cultural background. 

7:45 – 9:00 am Monday to Friday
Wickersham Park, 5th & H Streets, Petaluma, CA 94952
Continues thru Summer, Check Website for Details.

www.PetalumaTaiji.com
jonathan@petalumataiji.com

 


Money, Magic & Manifesting w/ Mary O'Connor - Songbird Community Healing Cente

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Three Keys to Generating More Money and Magnifying Your Value
with Mary O’Connor

Why do some people make high six-figure incomes with ease, while many of
us struggle to meet our monthly needs?

This mystery is unveiled when we examine the
three biggest leaks in our business:

*Undercharging *Overdelivering *Undervaluing

Most of us are especially good at giving away too much: too much time
and too much energy on non- revenue generating tasks!

In this dynamic workshop, you'll learn how to:
• Stop the leaks in your business.
• Create strong boundaries.
• Increase value to your clients.
• Immediately increase your money-making opportunities.
• Create your “Magic Money Goal” and make a plan to reach it!

Tuesday, August 6, 7:00pm-9:00pm
suggested donation $10-$15/nobody turned away

Songbird Community Healing Center, 8297 Old Redwood Highway
www.songbirdcenter.org707-795-2398info@songbirdcenter.org

Registration recommended at: http://moneymagic.bpt.me
For more information, see www.maryoconnor.biz

Mary O’Connor is the founder of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, specializing in training and coaching visionary entrepreneurs to create & run profitable enterprises. She has helped hundreds of businesses have positive results.

“Mary O'Connor is an amazing business coach! What sets her apart from regular business coaches is her heartfelt stand for sustainability and her in-depth knowledge of what it takes to manifest business goals into reality. She has been pivotal in helping me grow my business.” -
Heather Picard, Owner, Equinox Landscaping

“Attending Mary’s Selling Seminar and applying these skills has directly increased my businesses income by 600%!” - Laura Haddock-Tachis E.A., P&L Bookkeeping Services

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Life, Work, and Mothering- with Dr. Carrie Wicks - Natasha Juliana

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Tuesday, August 6th at 7PM at WORK

Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/WORK-Petaluma/events/131675422/

Are you juggling personal, professional, and parental responsibilities? Do you dream of balancing your desire to be an awesome mother with your hopes for a fulfilling career?

Join us as Dr. Carrie Wicks kicks off this discussion with a free talk.

 


Art with a Heart

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Believe it or not, it is that time of year again. Time to think about Back to School! This year we have the awesome support of the Petaluma Dental Group to help us collect much needed school supplies for our mentees.

Please join us August 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at the Petaluma Dental Group for the "Art for a Heart" event. Bring yourselves, the kids, a donation of school supplies and stay to enjoy an evening of music, crafts, snacks and more!

Again, a huge thanks to the Petaluma Dental Group for their generous support!!

 

FLIER

 

 


Art with a Heart - Mentor Me Petaluma

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Believe it or not, it is that time of year again. Time to think about Back to School! This year we have the awesome support of the Petaluma Dental Group to help us collect much needed school supplies for our mentees.

Please join us August 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at the Petaluma Dental Group for the "Art for a Heart" event. Bring yourselves, the kids, a donation of school supplies and stay to enjoy an evening of music, crafts, snacks and more!

Again, a huge thanks to the Petaluma Dental Group for their generous support!!

FLIER

 


Learn To Be Pain Free Again - Empowered Body Solutions Open House - Jeff Rooney

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Learn How to Be Pain Free Again!
Empowered Body Solutions Open House

Do you have pain or limitation 
in your hips, back, knees, shoulders, neck or elsewhere?

Are you achy from sitting too much?

Learn about an innovative Exercise Therapy
to resolve muscle and joint pain and limitation at the source, 
without drugs or surgery.

Free Interactive Workshop
August 3, 10 am to noon 
1205 Gravenstein Hwy. S at corner of Cooper Rd
With Jeff Rooney
Postural Alignment Specialist Certified by Egoscue University
Fitness Consultant & Massage Therapist

To RSVP and for more information contact Jeff Rooney
707-480-6678jeff@empoweredbodysolutions.com,www.empoweredbodysolutions.com

In this free 2-hour workshop you will learn ideas and activities you may be able to use and find out how this therapy can help with your situation.

Jeff has successfully worked with many hundreds of people, age 8 to 97, from marathon runners to those seeking to avoid joint replacement surgery, offering personalized solutions to each client’s situation. 

What is Posture Alignment Therapy and how can it help me?

The Egoscue Method® alignment therapy is a groundbreaking, common sense approach to resolving the source of musculoskeletal pain and limitations that lie beneath the symptoms. This postural alignment therapy is based on an understanding of how our body is designed to function, and how various stresses shift our bodies in unhealthy ways. In short, life bends us out of shape. These distortions worsen, causing pain and possibly serious conditions. We use gentle stretches and exercises that are designed to restore the body’s natural structure, eliminating the problem at its source. We focus on the underlying cause of physical problems, treating the body as a whole.

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Petaluma Animal Shelter Rooster Booster

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Join us, August 9 from 7-10pm for an evening to benefit the animals! You can bid on silent and live auction item as you enjoy great food and drinks. We also have a raffle. Items include: trip for 4 to Disneyland, Ipad 4, a huge tv.

Purchase your tickets ($40 in advance, $50 at the door) at Petaluma Animal Shelter, Rooster Run Golf Course, or online:

petalumaanimalshelter.org

See you there!

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Couples & Relationship Counseling - Don Waxman

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Affordable and effective couples counseling. If you are committed to improving your relationship, I can help you. Please call 707.585.2334

Please take a look at my website at www.donwaxman.com for more information

 


Mens Group Meeting Wednesday and Thursday Nights 7:00 - 8:30 - Don Waxman

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Mens process group focusing on the practice of identifying, expressing and making meaning of emotional experience. We work with emotions that emerge from our group process, as well as issues from our daily lives involving work, relationships and other matters of concern.

info@donwaxman.com

 


Dana Hooper Paintings at the Tea Room Cafe, reception Sunday, August 11

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New paintings by Dana Hooper at the Tea Room Cafe, throughSeptember 4, reception/party Sunday August 11, 5 - 7 pm. Tea Room Cafe, 316 Western Ave, Petaluma 94952 (707)765-0199

 


Come celebrate Valley Ford Mercantile and Wool Mill with Ariana Strozzi and Casey Mazzucch - Saturday Aug 3rd

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Come celebrate Valley Ford Mercantile and Wool Mill with Ariana Strozzi and Casey Mazzucchi, along with Artist Suzanne Bell and HydroSouls at our Grand Opening in Valley Ford on Saturday, August 3rd from 2-6pm. Explore the numerous, unique and mostly locally made goods while enjoying local cheeses, wine, and inspiring music performed by singer/songwriter Deirdre Egan. Visit the Wool Mill to learn more about our mission to bring back America’s wool trade and support local fibershed economies. The wool mill processes SkyHorse wool and wool from other local wool growers to make wool beds, bedding, rugs, and fabrics for ranch and sportswear. The front of the shop features other wool clothing and gifts by Ramblers Way and Pendleton. In addition, the Mercantile features American West purses and local artisans such as Beula Williams, Abby Bard, Linda Gamble, Ivy’s, Elizabeth Fleming, Tomales Bay soaps, Paul Van Sanden, Ms. Tucker, Aeons, Marianne Jacobs, Ariana Strozzi and John Hershey.


Next to the Mercantile, find Artist Suzanne Bell who works with an ancient and unique art form creating beautiful luminescent works of art with her Encaustic paintings! http://www.suzannebellsart.com.  Also, HydroSouls Alchemy, http://www.hydrosouls.net, offers botanical solutions for your bodies, minds & spirits and those of your pets. Pat and Tana will share how our ancestors worked with herbs to deal with life’s common health and maintenance issues. Samples of their lotions and potions will be available and Tana will delight your palette with herb-infused party treats. If you can’t make it to our Grand Opening be sure to sign up for our Enews at http://www.valleyfordwoolmill.com. To learn more about our workshops and agritourism packages contact us at Office@valleyfordwoolmill.com

 


Petaluma's Fall Antique Faire - Jennifer Hopkins

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Antique and collectable lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 27th Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire on Sunday September 29th, 2013 from 8 am to 4 pm. 

“The Bay Areas Premier Antique Center”, Historic Downtown Petaluma will transform into an antique marketplace. Amid the beautiful historic buildings, one of a kind stores, an incredible array of restaurants and cafes, guests can find an incomparable selection of affordable antiques from over 180 dealers. The show has a nice variety of estate jewelry, linens, furniture, art, kitchenware, vintage décor, books and all kinds of unusual collectables to suit everyone’s budget. 
This show attracts over 8,000 discerning collectors as well as first time buyers wishing to collect and invest in real antiques. Don’t forget to partake in the Mason’s incredible breakfast in beautiful dining room of the Masons building during the morning of the show.

All proceeds benefit the Petaluma Downtown Association for future shows. For more information visit us online atwww.Petalumadowntown.com

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Poetry and Music Performance - Phil Lawrence

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Summer Soul--A Celebration with Poetry and Music Friday, August 9 with Raphael Block, poet, Phil Lawrence on mandolin and guitar, and Bhavani Judith Cook Tucker on piano, guitar, and harmonium. Weaving music with Raphael's poetry, @ The Sunflower Center 1435 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma. 8:00 PM $10

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Try our WORKspace for FREE! - Natasha Juliana

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Want a better workspace? Try WORK! Flexible and affordable, professional but casual, right in the heart of downtown Petaluma. Desks, WiFi, Meeting Rooms by the hour, day or month.

One Day Free Trial for all. Summer Special- Aqus members take $50 off their first month of Membership! No long-term commitments. Cancel at any time.

For the full scoop check out www.workpetaluma.com

 


 

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The Sensory Deception, Ransom Stephen's new novel has been released by 47North!

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What if people could experience the struggles of endangered animals firsthand? Do you think it would alter their perspective? Could it change their politics?
Local author Ransom Stephens' new novel, The Sensory Deception is available in print, in bits, and on audio at the usual places. Published this week by 47North, The Sensory Deception is a scientific fiction thriller based on a neuroscience premise.
http://www.ransomstephens.com/the-sensory-deception.htm 
Enjoy the ride!


Daily Acts Workshop: Canning and Drying the Homegrown Harvest - Ryan Johnston

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Daily Acts Workshop: Canning and Drying the Homegrown Harvest
Sunday, August 25, 10am-1pm, $35
Tiny Town Farm, Petaluma

Learn more and register: https://events.nonprofiteasy.net/dailyacts/eventdetails?EventId=14884

The abundance of summer calls us to the timeless tasks of food preservation so we can enjoy the bounty long after the harvest has been gathered. Join the homegrown revolution and learn a simple canning technique for acid fruits and tomatoes. Rachel will discuss safety issues, equipment, ingredients and theory and then you’ll experience first-hand how the process works. It so simple and easy, anyone can do it! She’ll cover water bath, flip kettle and steam canning. You’ll get a chance to try-out your new skills by making fruit sauce, and, if time allows, tomatoes. We’ll also touch on other forms of food preservation including solar drying and dehydration basics. Learn how to build your own solar drying rack. Everyone goes home with a jar or two of food canned during the class, and the skills to do it yourself!

About the Instructor: 
Rachel Kaplan works as a somatic psychotherapist, homesteader, educator and mother. She lives with her family on a small homestead they call Tiny Town Farm. She is the author (with K. ruby Blume) of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. She recently founded Eco-Somatic Action, an ongoing inquiry into body- and place-based transformation. Rachel is a long-time daily actor and a driving force in the local homegrown community. 

Contact Angelo Silva with questions: angelo@dailyacts.org or707.789.9664

 


Tara Firma Farms Barn Dance August 24th 6pm - Spencer Smith

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It’s time to dust off the cowboy boots and come to the farm for one of Petaluma’s favorite community parties!

August 24th, 6pm @ Tara Firma Farms Event Barn
3796 I st EXT
Petaluma, CA
Just 5 min from down town Petaluma!

Admission: $15
Member Price: $10 (call in for code)
Dinner $10 | Drinks Available for Purchase
Kids under12 free!

Tickets available at:
tffbarndance.brownpapertickets.com


Friends of the Petaluma River host A Moonlit Fandango on August 24th 

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Join Friends of the Petaluma River for A Moonlit Fandango on August 24th from 5:30pm to 10pm. We'll enjoy a family-style dinner by chef Amber Balshaw of Preferred Sonoma Caterers, local wines and brews and toe-tapping tunes from the Local Honey Swing Band. The event will feature a silent auction and a live auction with radio personality Brent Farris. 

All proceeds benefit the David Yearsley River Heritage Center. Tickets can be purchased here, http://www.friendsofthepetalumariver.org/moonlit-fandango-gala-and-fundraiser/

Friends of the Petaluma is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible.

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The Godess and the Crop Circle w/ Rev. Chrissy - Songbird Community Healing Center

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What is the Science, Sacred Geometry and Consciousness behind the increasing number of Divine Feminine Crop Circles?

with Priestess Christiane “Christy” Grace Michaels, M.A.

Friday, August 23, 2013
7:30 to 9:30 pm
suggested donation $10-$15/nobody turned away

A Universal Message of the Heart is Revealed In
The Science, the Sacred Geometry and the Consciousness

We will explore the rise of crop circles to the Divine Feminine.
Researchers have found de-coded messages formed in crop circles to be
about the Goddess. In 2012, the year began with the first crop circle to
a famous Divine Feminine symbol. This sparked a question in Christy’s
mind as to what other crop circles to the Goddess have there been and
why? Throughout the year, the earth was stamped with Divine Feminine
symbols till the last circle of the year, which appeared in Australia,
was to her again. We are being given an important message; some of them
have come to alert us. Come see her symbols and behold her wonder in the
powerful images. The messages may surprise you.
www.gospelofmarymagdalene.info

Songbird Community Healing Center
8297 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati, CA 94931
www.songbirdcenter.org707-795-2398

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Spiritual Guidance & Political Challenge w/ Sandy Eastoak - Songbird Community Healing Center

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Sebastopol artist Sandy Eastoak will read from her new book, Twenty-six Companions: Celtic, Buddhist & Native Spirit Guides.

• Share her journey to intimacy with spirit, and gain support on your own path.
• Explore how the teachings of these 26 Beings can help you meet the political challenges in our lives, whether global, local or personal. 
• Discover how practice with your spirit guides empowers you to bring compassion, awareness, and profound connection to your activity in the world. 

Friday, August 16, 7:30pm-9:30pm 
suggested donation $10-$15/nobody turned away

Sandy Eastoak is a painter, printmaker, poet and activist, committed to ecological paradigm change and Native rights. She helped found both Sebastopol Gallery and The Pomo Project. Her art has appeared in 50 solo and 120 group shows and is represented in public and private collections in 25 states and 20 countries. She edited and illustrated Dharma Family Treasures: Sharing Buddhism with Children and has produced eight chapbooks of her poems.

Songbird Community Healing Center
Your Connecting Branch for the Body, Mind & Spirit
8297 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati, CA 94931
707-795-2398
www.songbirdcenter.org
info@songbirdcenter.org

 

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Master BR + Private 1/2 Bath Share nice 3BR/1.5BA house SW Petaluma avail Sept 15

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Master BR + Private 1/2 Bath
Share nice 3BR/1.5BA house SW Petaluma
available Sept 15, '13 $850/mo – 
Green roomy household, off-street parking 
One of the best Petaluma neighborhoods
Smoke-free - with 1 cat, garage, 
Large garden 707-765-1813

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Laguna Fest 2013, Saturday, August 17, 10am to 8pm, Laguna Farm, Sebastopol - Ellen Bicheler

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Laguna Fest 2013, Saturday, August 17th, 10am to 8pm
Laguna Farm, 1764 Cooper Rd., Sebastopol

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Come out to Laguna Farm on August 17th from 10am-8pm for our annual Laguna Fest celebration! Co-Sponsored by Daily Acts and Transition Us, local pioneers in the sustainability movement, this event features local farmers, herbalists, mushroom growers, crafters, ranchers, fermentation folk and more! We will have over 25 ongoing workshops throughout the day on a variety of homesteading and DIY themes. We will also have many local non-profits and businesses, such as The Dhyana Center Beekind, Sonoma Compost, Daily Acts sharing their products and services.

Workshop themes include, cheese making, permaculture, beneficial plants for bees, bee-sting therapy, the Transition Town movement, mushroom cultivation, felting and ayruvedic medicine. In addition, we will have discussions led by California Farm Link, Transition U.S., Peace In Medicine, The Grange and more! We are sure you will gain new skills and insight at Laguna Fest!

An added feature this year is our Plein Air Tour for potential participants in our future Plein Air events at Laguna Farm. Several artists will bring tourees to a few spots including a wild flower and herb garden, our rustic barn setting and a couple of prime Laguna de Santa Rosa viewing locations.

Laguna farmers, as well as The Pie Place, The Cosmic Cookie Jar and The Green Grocer will prepare local food and drink. 

Laguna Fest is a great opportunity for the local community to come out, enjoy good food, discussion and learn new skills. Sonoma County is home to so many bright and dynamic leaders who use opportunities like Laguna Fest to share their wisdom. This is an opportunity to learn from our communities’ DIY experts! 

For those unfamiliar with the abbreviation DIY (Do it yourself), it is used to describe a practice of learning and applying skills which support localization, less environmental impact and self-sustainability. Examples include home canning, carpentry, growing food, raising animals, home brewing, weaving and others. Laguna Fest offers diverse opportunities to hone your DIY skills with friends and family.

In addition to a day teeming with local food and workshops, we always have an abundant clothing, book and material SWAP in the herb garden. Bring out your old digs to exchange for some new (old) digs! Its lots of fun and promotes local recycling! We will also have an amazing Raffle with some extraordinary prizes from local businesses. 

Tickets are $10-$20 (sliding scale) and may be purchased at the door or ahead of time on eventbrite.com Laguna fest is located at Laguna Farm CSA 1764 Cooper Rd. Sebastopol.

 


Desire 1 or 2 bedroom place, furnished preferred - Christopher Minnes

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We are interested in finding a place to rent from August 13 through December 31 (with option to extend).

We're looking for a one or two bedroom, preferably moderately priced and close to downtown Petaluma, and we have a small dog (about 10 pounds).

Please contact Christopher Minnes at cminnes4arts@aol.com or214.606.2006.

 


Mentor Me Petaluma Laguintas Night: Eat. Drink. Dance. Be Merry. And Help A Child in Need! - Mentor Me Petaluma

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Lagunitas Night - TICKETS ON SALE NOW !! Eat. Drink. Dance. Be Merry. And help a child! Join us at Lagunitas Brewing Co. on Tuesday, August 27th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm for an amazing night of music, food & beverages in
support of MMP. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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Q&A BBQ for Prospective Mentors at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club - Mentor Me Petaluma

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Join us for a BBQ and Question and Answer session at the Petaluma Valley Athletic Club. This fun event is for individuals interested in becoming mentors with Mentor Me Petaluma. For more information, contact our office at 778-4798. Registration not required...just come on down and join us!

August 23rd, 5-7pm at Petaluma Valley Atheletic Club. 85 Old Corona Road, Petaluma.

 


Celebration of Andean Music & Dance Concert

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Two outstanding SF bay area professional groups, 'Trio Chaskinakuy' and 'Colectivo Anqari,' present a music and dance concert to benefit a Sonoma nonprofit, Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls. Tickets include pre-concert reception at 1:30 with wine, beer and tasty savory tidbits. Fun, raffle and silent auction to enjoyed. Tickets available Sept. at
www.chicuchaswasi.org or email: chicuchas_wasi@sonic.net

 

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Learn Survival Italian Fast - Nancy Chien-eriksen

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Have fun speaking la bella lingua Italian in just 8 evenings. This beginners' class is geared for travelers and people who want to have fun with a new language. Stimolo eccellente for the brain too. No textbook, no homework, no grades. Nancy's class has been top rated for over 15 years. Petaluma starts Mon. evening, Aug. 26; Santa Rosa starts Aug. 27. Register for Survival Italian at SRJC Comm.Ed. under Languages atwww.santarosa.edu/communityed. A presto!

 


Daily Acts Workshop: Year-round Gardening - Ryan Johnston

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Daily Acts Workshop: Year-round Gardening
Saturday, August 18, 10am-1pm, $25
Cavanagh Recreation Center & McNear Community Garden, 426 8th Street, Petaluma. 

Pre-registration greatly appreciated: https://events.nonprofiteasy.net/dailyacts/eventdetails?EventId=14394

Sonoma County gardens can provide a bounty of fresh produce year-round, and fall/winter vegetables can give you the most production for the longest period with the least amount of effort! Timing is crucial, and August is the time to plant crops that will give long harvests through the fall and winter. Through demonstration and discussion, you’ll learn about crop selection and scheduling; planting techniques; soil preparation and care; use of cover crops and mulches; crop rotations and proper care for fruit trees and other perennials. While the focus of this workshop is on maximizing your harvest during the fall and winter seasons, we’ll also discuss how to get the most out of the summer harvest!

About the instructor: 
Wendy Krupnick's primary passion for 35 years has been organic farming and gardening, and sharing that passion with others. For 10 years she managed the variety trials and demonstration gardens for Shepherd’s Garden Seeds and was the lead garden advisor for customers nationwide. She worked with many farming and gardening professionals around California as well as in fine restaurants, where she produced herbs, edible flowers, and vegetables directly for their use. For 7 years, Wendy coordinated the 4-acre market garden at Santa Rosa Jr. College’s Shone Farm, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty with Santa Rosa Jr. College's Sustainable Agriculture program. She teaches Master Gardener classes,provides information for iGROW Sonoma and assists home garden clients.

Contact Ryan Johnston if you have questions: ryan@dailyacts.org or707.789.9664


Daily Acts Workshop: Year-round Gardening - Ryan Johnston

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Daily Acts Workshop: Year-round Gardening
Saturday, August 18, 10am-1pm, $25
Cavanagh Recreation Center & McNear Community Garden, 426 8th Street, Petaluma. 

Pre-registration greatly appreciated: https://events.nonprofiteasy.net/dailyacts/eventdetails?EventId=14394

Sonoma County gardens can provide a bounty of fresh produce year-round, and fall/winter vegetables can give you the most production for the longest period with the least amount of effort! Timing is crucial, and August is the time to plant crops that will give long harvests through the fall and winter. Through demonstration and discussion, you’ll learn about crop selection and scheduling; planting techniques; soil preparation and care; use of cover crops and mulches; crop rotations and proper care for fruit trees and other perennials. While the focus of this workshop is on maximizing your harvest during the fall and winter seasons, we’ll also discuss how to get the most out of the summer harvest!

About the instructor: 
Wendy Krupnick's primary passion for 35 years has been organic farming and gardening, and sharing that passion with others. For 10 years she managed the variety trials and demonstration gardens for Shepherd’s Garden Seeds and was the lead garden advisor for customers nationwide. She worked with many farming and gardening professionals around California as well as in fine restaurants, where she produced herbs, edible flowers, and vegetables directly for their use. For 7 years, Wendy coordinated the 4-acre market garden at Santa Rosa Jr. College’s Shone Farm, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty with Santa Rosa Jr. College's Sustainable Agriculture program. She teaches Master Gardener classes,provides information for iGROW Sonoma and assists home garden clients.

Contact Ryan Johnston if you have questions: ryan@dailyacts.org or707.789.9664


Lunch Beat Petaluma with DJVal - Val Richman

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Lunch Beat Petaluma with DJVal
Friday August 16th
noon-1pm
Petaluma Valley Athletic Club
85 Old Corona Road
$5 cash at the door (free for PVAC members)
Lunch available to purchase at the cafe downstairs.
Shake YOUR groove thing!!
valerie.richman@gmail.com for more info

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Downtown Petaluma's Trick or Treat Trail - Jenny Hopkins

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Calling all Boogey Men, Ghosts, Goblins, Witches & Werewolves for a fun filled creepy crawl through Downtown Petaluma. Join the local Merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the whole family and goodies for kids 12 and under. Look for participating businesses with balloons & posters in their windows. Takes place from 3-5:30pm on Thursday October 31st.

 

 


Share Rental Available in Cute Victorian - West/Midtown - Petaluma $800 - Sonya Tafejian

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- Master bedroom with private bathroom in two bedroom, two bath house.
- Available Now.
- Beautiful wood floors, high ceilings, open living/dining room - great Victorian restoration.
- Share house with one mature female and one tiny canine.
- West Petaluma/Midtown area - easy walk to downtown and Whole Foods. 
- Large yard with small organic vegetable garden and tall redwood trees.
- I support every kind of justice, healthy environment, the arts... 
- $800 per month plus $100 for utilities. 
- No additional pets please ~ (unless service animal).
- Please reply by email with some info about yourself and please include your phone number. sonya_terri@yahoo.com
- Or call me: 707-765- 9210 - after 6pm - Thanks, Sonya

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Petaluma Readers Theatre: Childhood Revisited Returns - Matt Maguire

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It's back! Two benefit performances of Childhood Revisited at the PETALUMA ARTS CENTER!!

Aug 23 & 248pm
Tickets $10 
Petaluma Arts Center
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets: 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/429840

This performance benefits the Petaluma Arts Center, located at 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

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Space Shuttle Astronaut Rex Walheim comes to Petaluma Airport - Joe Noriel

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Space Shuttle Astronaut Rex Walheim will share his story having flown on three shuttle missions, including the final mission of the Space Shuttle program! The City of Petaluma will honor Mr. Walheim by proclamation on Saturday September 21st at 2pm at the Petaluma Airport. Rare and vintage planes will be on display, not to miss! 

For more information please see www.historyconnection.net or call 707-775-7534.

 


WWII B-17 Hero Phil Arnot honored at Valley Orchard - Joe Noriel

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Phil Arnot was a B-17 pilot in WWII having flown 22 missions deep into Nazi Germany
will share his incredible story of survival at 20,000 feet. Mr. Arnot recently received France's highest honor and will now be recognized by City proclamation.

When/where: Saturday August 17, 2013, Valley Orchards Retirement Community. 2100 East Washington Street. Refreshments served. Free to public.

For more information please see historyconnection.net or call 707-776-7534

 


Tracy Burns & Friends Improv Comedy Weekend - Pattie DeMatteo

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Mendocino Stories & Music Series is pleased to announce the return of Tracy Burns and her signature brand of improvised comedy on Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24. This improv show will be open and loose with very little structure, having the feeling of a Second City style show, which means improvising scenes that weave in and out of each other. The shows start at 8:00PM at the Hill House of Mendocino.

Tracy Burns - former Mendonesian, HRT alumnus, now lives in L.A., teaches improv and acting at Pixar and Dreamworks, as well as performing and teaching with many improv groups in the U.S. and Europe. 

Allen Simpson - composer, songwriter, improv accompanist, wrote a song for the Simpsons, which aired on March 5, teaches musical improv at Dreamworks and Pixar (as well as acting).

David Razowsky - brilliant improviser, former artistic director of Second City, performs and teaches all over the world, has worked with many comedy luminaries including Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. You can listen to his great podcast (Tracy's on an episode) A.D.D. Comedy with David Razowsky (download it from itunes). 

Dinner menu and full bar are available as soon as the doors open at6:00PM. Advanced tickets - $20, $25 at the door (if available). For more info call Pattie at 937-1732. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html

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Jimmy - Dog of the Week - Sue Davy

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All Jimmy needs is a cozy bed, a nice yard with a sunny spot, a daily walk and some toy time. He's not demanding, happy to lounge around, great company, and Jimmy is content to live with his people and soak up all the affection. He's not good with cats, and doesn't care about other dogs so we feel Jimmy would be happiest as an only dog, and if you have a couch he could lay on- that'd be a bonus! If Jimmy sounds like your ideal dog, come meet him at the Petaluma Animal Shelter. Open Saturday noon - 6, Tuesday - Friday from 1 to 6. 778-PETS

 


RETREAT: Gandhi and the Gita: Uncovering the Soul of Selfless Action

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December 6-8, 2013 with Petaluma nonprofit, The Metta Center for Nonviolence at Mt. Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA.


The weekend will alternate periods of study, reflection, and personal relaxation (hiking, yoga, meditation) at one of the country’s most beautiful retreat centers in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains with beloved scholar of Gandhian nonviolence, Professor Michael Nagler.

Together we will dive into and drink at the springs of a highly accessible translation of the foremost spiritual classic of India combined with key works by the person who, more than any other, turned its teachings into a program to gently awaken our shared humanity.

For more information and to register for this retreat:http://mettacenter.org/events/december-retreat/

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Misner & Smith @ the Redwood Cafe, Friday 8/30

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Misner & Smith perform at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati Friday, 8/30. Opening the show will be the Bootleg Honeys feat. Hannah Jern-Miller, Alison Harris, and Katie Phillips.

"With their brand new release, Seven Hour Storm, Misner & Smith have created an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, filled with some of the finest harmony singing around. Working with producer Jeff Kazor (The Crooked Jades, Richard Buckner) and engineer Bruce Kaphan (David Byrne, REM, The Black Crowes) they have penned an album with lush, yet subtle arrangements, filling out an already rich sound that the duo is known for producing live."

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Got a Toddler Bike Seat Gathering Dust? - Drew Freeman

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I'd like to glom my toddler onto the back of my bike and start hauling her around on two wheels. Before I plunk down top dollar for a new seat I figured someone out there has an outgrown seat gathering dust and spider webs in their garage. If'n this is the case for you please get in-touch. I'll pay a reasonable used amount. Bonus if you have a toddler-sized bike helmet as well.
Thanks!
Drew
831.454.6481

 


Mystic Music and Dances of Devotion - vasanti jayaswal

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Experience the hymns of Turkish mystics rendered in soul enriching melodies in an atmosphere of peace.

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Two Rock School Fund Raiser at Lagunitas: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Michael Simpson

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The Two Rock School Education Foundation is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Art, Music, and Library programs on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

There will be food, live music and a silent auction. Please bring your appetite, neighbors, and friends to this great event.

More info: {707}769-5170 - msimpson@trusd.org

 


Rivertown Poets: A-Muse-ing Mondays - September Reading - Sandra Anfang

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Rivertown Poets: September 2 Reading in Petaluma 
Petaluma, California – August 16, 2013 

Rivertown Poets: A Muse-ing Mondays announces its fourth reading, scheduled for Monday, September 2nd. The new poetry series debuted at the Aqus Café in June. Local poet Sandra Anfang will coordinate the series and act as host.

The September 2 reading features two Bay Area poets, Mel C. Thompson and our own Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Bill Vartnaw.

Mel C. Thompson is a poet, composer and conceptual artist. He is usually associated with the early 90s school of underground poetry often called "The Babarians." He founded Cyborg Productions, Blue Beetle Press and Citi-Voice Magazine, and now runs the MCTP label. You can find our more about Mel’s work and publishing career atmelcthompsonpublishing.com.

Sonoma County Poet Laureate Bill Vartnaw was born and raised in Petaluma. A veteran of the San Francisco poetry open mic scene, he helped create the Bay Area Poets Coalition's first Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox Festivals & established Taurean Horn Press in 1974. He returned to Sonoma County in 1998. His latest chapbook, an anthology, Finnish-American Poetry by Rauhala, Vartnaw & Hagelberg, came out in 2010 by United Finnish Kaleva Brothers and Sisters.

The new series is designed to bring seasoned poets and amateurs together in the interest of mutual enjoyment and celebration of the spoken word. Listeners and poets are invited to attend the free event and bring a poem or two to share during the open mic session. Open mic signups will begin at 6:30

The series will continue on the first Monday of every month into 2014. The café will be open for food and beverages. It is located at 189 H Street in downtown Petaluma. Look for flyers around town and press releases in local and area newspapers and websites.

Contact: Sandra Anfang tutor@sandraanfang.com https://www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays
(650) 888-7875 ###

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Petaluma Valley Petanque Club plays every Saturday at Oak Park. - Jim Johnson

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Check out the French version of Bocci Ball "Petanque". The Petaluma Valley Petanque Club plays every saturday morning at 10:00 am For more information call Jim Johnsom at 707.778.2155

 


Fall Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes at North Bay Performing Arts Center - Helen Andrade

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Join us at North Bay Performing Art Center with Helen Andrade of Steppin' Out Dance for Fall fun with beginning Foxtrot in September, Nightclub 2-step for October and Salsa for November! All ages welcome, beginning level classes through Intermediate. Relaxed friendly environment with teacher of 37 years. "Two Left Feet Welcome." Learn to lead and follow and get comfortable on the social dance floor. Weddings are a specialty and choreographed routines are available. Introductory Special: 4 private hours and 4 groups for $290 for a single or a couple. ($25 off), (excludes weddings). Sign up now before 9/15 for this price. Groups are $60 for 4 week, 8 for $105 and 12 for $144. We need women badly!!!

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Carlos Herrera Trio - Robert Ramirez

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Carlos Herrera Trio with Congabobby playing percussion. 

Paradise Ridge Winery is proud to host Wednesday Evenings Wines & Sunsets. Ongoing Wednesdays, from May through mid-October, visitors are invited to enjoy delectable Paradise Ridge wines. This fabulous event showcases local food vendors and live music, all while enjoying spectacular sunsets from the winery’s expansive veranda and beautiful poetry terrace.
Here the link for the event hope to see you there.http://www.prwinery.com/index.php/Travel-Reviews/Visit-Us.html

 


Yoga and Healing Traumatic Brain Injury- Living Right Brain in Left Brain World - Carmel Morgan

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When: Friday, August 23rd @ 6:30pm
Where: Sonoma Body Balance ( Across the street from Whole Foods)
Address: Sonoma Body Balance, 210 Vallejo Street Suite C, Petaluma, CA 94952
I invite you to join for me an evening chat and Q& A time to find out more about how yoga can help heal Traumatic Brain Injury.
The evening will include:
• My personal experience as a yoga teacher and how I applied yoga to healing from my TBI
• Yoga Myths ( what it is and “not” yoga and who can do yoga)
• TBI Triggers and Yoga Exercises
• Q & A with Carmel Morgan 500 Registered Advanced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance,
Holistic Health Transformation Coach & Chakra Yoga Therapist

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Disability Art -or- Art by People with Disabilities: What's the Difference? - Lyndi Brown

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Wednesday, August 28th, 4 pm @ Petaluma Arts Center

Anthony Tusler discusses the difference between disability art and art that is made by disabled people. Anthony's six year project submitting art with disability subject matter to exhibitions for disabled artists is included. The project highlights curators’ and exhibitors’ attitudes about disability, disabled people, and disability culture.
COST: $5 donation requested.

(In consideration of those with environmental illness, please refrain from wearing scented products. Sign language interpreters and other accommodations are available upon request when given 7 days advance notice. 
Contact Anthony Tusler at ATusler@AboutDisability.com.)

Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, California


www.petalumaartscenter.org/community

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Let me practice Life Coaching you and get a FREE massage - Sue Hirsch

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I've been a CMT for over 13 years, and am finishing my Life Coaching course. Just need a few volunteers to let my Master Coach know how I measure up. 
If you have an hour to spare, please call 707-762-3578 and we will make an appt. for a phone conversation. You will get a free massage out of the deal, courtesy of Perfect Day Massage.
Thx for reading. :)

 


Free DVR to good home - not a Blu-Ray - Lyndi Brown

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SONY DVP - NS72HP - FREE to good home
HDMI and Optical connections
1080 p upscale
No Blu-Ray

Works perfectly well. We had to change to one that could handle Netflix captioning.

Penngjrove

Give a call, Lyndi 795-1107 or lyndibrown@sonic.net

 


The Hohlax Trio from Greece - Donna LaGraffe

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Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 @ 8pm. Don't miss this magical musical journey to Greece with the Hohlax Trio! Formed in 2007 on the Greek island of Amorgos, this talented trio - native Californian Jaime Smith on violin; celebrated bouzouki player & singer Orestis Koletsos, and Greek recording artist Apostolis Kounis on guitar, oud, and vocals- is touring the West Coast for the third time with a new CD of Greek dance rhythms! $15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/419009 Greek sweets & savories for sale. Cabaret seating/dance floor . www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org707-874-9392.

 


Jazzy Sunday: StreetWise with Blythe Klein - Donna LaGraffe

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Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 5pm Jazzy Sunday: StreetWise with Blythe Klein at Occidental Center for the Arts. Enjoy a Sunday Kind of Jazz with chanteuse Blythe Klein , backed by the smooth sounds of the veteran jazz players of StreetWise- James Passarell, Dave Bush, David Schrader and Randy Quan. $10. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/447942Cabaret seating; fine wine and beer for sale. Wheelchair accessible.www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org707-874-9392

 


David Templeton’s "Wretch Like Me" - Donna LaGraffe

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September 28 & 29 at Occidental Center for the Arts: Wretch Like Me
In his critically acclaimed, award-winning one man show, journalist/playwright David Templeton (North Bay Bohemian) takes his audiences on a sweetly hilarious, engagingly eccentric theatrical journey through his outrageous real-life days as a teen fundamentalist puppeteer in a merry band of blissed-out believers in 70’s Southern California. Back in Sonoma County after a two year hiatus (during which Templeton created "Pinky" and the up-coming "Little Prince") , Wretch Like Me is funny, eye-opening, heart-warming and sinfully entertaining! $10 General.http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/443184 Sat. Sept. 28 @8pm;Sun. Sept. 29 @4 pmwww.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. Wheelchair accessible.

 


Lectulia is a local book club focusing on  20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American literature.

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Lectulia is a local book club focusing on  20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American literature. The term lectulia comes from combining the two terms “lectura” or reading, and “tertulia” an  informal social gathering and discussion of common interest topics.  Many of the works we choose to discuss are translated into English so non-Spanish speakers are welcome to join us. From 6-7 pm on the dates below. Please contact Parissa Tadrissi (tadrissi@sonoma.edu) for more information. This month we’ll be discussing Federico Garcia Lorca’s Poet in New York, a collection of poems.

 


River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Lagunitas - Maggie Hohle

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How do you get on the Petaluma River with a kayak, stand up paddleboard, or rowboat? What if you wanted to rent a hydrobike or picnic rowboat, a small sailboat? Petaluma Small Craft Center (a 501(c)3) is building the answer: The Floathouse, a floating boat rental center in the turning basin, right downtown. A beacon for boating, with 120' of low dock, easy for launching and landing, and an office, with staff, answers to your questions, and opportunities for getting out on the water in all sorts of people-powered water craft. Help us pay for permitting by buying a raffle ticket at Clavey or Mail Depot, or at the door of our River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Lagunitas on September 1st (Labor Day) from 2-4 pm in the upstairs taproom. You don't have to be present to win, but you need a raffle ticket to get in! Join us. http://petalumasmallcraftcenter.org/fund-the-floathouse-buy-a-raffle-ticket/

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Mentor Me Petaluma Bocce Ball A Palooza & Garden Party

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Saturday, SEPTEMBER 15th: Bocce Ball-a-Palooza! Get your team together and show off your Bocce skills from 12-4:30pm. No skill, no problem! Come and show your support of Mentor Me and enjoy wine, sodas and culinary delights. To secure your spot, email us atinfo@mentormepetaluma.org.

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Cat of the Week - Rudy - Sue Davy

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Why do some cats (and dogs) linger in the shelter whereas others get adopted right away? It's a confounding mystery. For example, Rudy's been with us month after month, and he's absolutely gorgeous, healthy, funny... he's a big, sleepy character who loves to curl up, stretch out - loves anything that involves being horizontal. Rudy needs a real home, he's nice with other kitties and he needs out of our shelter- into your loving arms. Won't you come see him in Cat Room #1? 840 Hopper Street. We're open Tuesday - Friday from 1 to 6, Saturdays from noon - 6.

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Beginning Weaving Weekend Workshop - Marta Shannon

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Join us for the full weaving experience in one weekend! Students will wind a warp, dress the loom, and weave a simple scarf on a 4 shaft table loom in 2 busy days. A “jump right in” experience suitable for true beginners or those who need to remember how. Warp, weft and looms provided. Bring your lunch and snacks.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
September 7 & 8
$85 plus $20 materials fee
CLASSES HELD AT Marta Shannon's Weaving Studio: 3820 Bodega Ave, Petaluma
TO REGISTER: 
707 6581707/or martashannon@aol.com 

 


Weaving Class/ Beginners and Experienced - Marta Shannon

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BASIC WEAVING & BEYOND:
EXPLORING OVERSHOT
New weavers will learn to measure a warp, dress the loom and weave a sampler using basic threading and treadling patterns. More advanced students will thread and weave samples (round robin style) in various overshot patterns finishing with a project of your choice. Materials
fee for samplers $5. Project costs will vary. Looms are available courtesy of the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts.
Thursdays, 9:30am–12:30pm
September 5 – October 24
$180 members/ $185 non members
THIS CLASS HELD AT THE SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS,www.sebarts.org
707 8294797 to register


 


Croaker's Softball in Rohnert Park (a northern suburb of Petaluma) - David Ergo

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Come join the Croakers for their Fall Ball season opener at Sunrise Park (corner of Snyder and RP Expressway), at the Family Friendly time of6:30 PM. Marya, Laurie-Ann, Daya, and many others joined the Croaker Faithful (Reen, Rora—who is now on the team this season—and Amanda) to form a raucous crowd (complete with pom-poms and organized cheers) at our last outing. Come join the fun!

 


I am looking for a nice room for a one-day meditation retreat on asaturday in November - Elena Portacolone

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I am looking for a nice quiet room where I can organize a meditation retreat for one day on a Saturday or a Sunday in November in Petaluma. It can be in a private house, as long as it is quiet. If you have a nice space please cell me at 510 830 9309 or email me at elena@trikashala.com

Grazie!
Elena Portacolone

 


Woman Needs a Share Rental asap - Penny Swaybill

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Hi,
I'm a really comfortable woman to share housing with. I am quiet, friendly, considerate, neat & clean, responsible, and employed in Marin and Sonoma counties. I have excellent housemate and landlord references. Preference for medium or large size bedroom. My interests include psychology, spirituality, health, and nature. I have to move before Sept. 20as this house I'm sharing is going up for sale....the sooner the better. I have cat allergies, so can't live with them. Please call Penny at 415-460-1678 asap. Thank you.

 


Art Docent Program in Petaluma City School District - Alyse Breece

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Do you love art? Love working with children? Combine the two in a unique volunteer opportunity teaching art in elementary schools in Petaluma. NO ART EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED! We provide all materials and training. Volunteer time is flexible and training time is minimal.Informational meeting will be held Wed 9/4 @ 9 a.m. at McDowell Elementary SchoolFor more information, please contact Alyse Breece at abreece@petk12.org or 707-778-4958.

 


River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Taps' upstairs taproom - Maggie Hohle

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How do you get on the Petaluma River with a kayak, stand up paddleboard, or rowboat? What if you wanted to rent a hydrobike or picnic rowboat, a small sailboat? Petaluma Small Craft Center (a 501(c)3) is building the answer: The Floathouse, a floating boat rental center in the turning basin, right downtown.

A beacon for boating, with 120' of low dock, easy for launching and landing, and an office, with staff, answers to your questions, and opportunities for getting out on the water in all sorts of people-powered water craft. Help us pay for permitting by buying a raffle ticket at Clavey or Mail Depot, or at the door of our River Access Raffle Drawing Party at Lagunitas on September 1st (Labor Day) from 2-4 pm in the upstairs taproom.

You don't have to be present to win, but you need a raffle ticket to get in!
Join us. http://petalumasmallcraftcenter.org/fund-the-floathouse-buy-a-raffle-ticket/

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Increasing Your Psychic Abilities w/ Kooch Daniels - Songbird Community Healing Center

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Increasing Your Psychic Abilities
with Kooch Daniels

• Fine-tune and develop your psychic abilities by learning to listen closely to the silent voice of your intuition.
• Do exercises to connect with your unique skills, develop more trust, and empower your psychic self!
• Look at internal transformations that can help you align more with your natural gifts.

Friday, September 6
7:30pm-9:30pm 
suggested donation 1ȼ to $30

Kooch N. Daniels, M.A., is a lifelong professional intuitive living in Sonoma County. Besides having given many thousands of readings, her work includes being an author. You can learn more about her on her website, www.cybermystic.com and find her books on Amazon.

Songbird Community Healing Center
Your Connecting Branch for the Body, Mind, and Spirit
8297 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati, CA 94931
707-795-2398
www.songbirdcenter.org
info@songbirdcenter.org

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Square Dancing - Free introduction in Sebastopol - Dan Lyke

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Redwood Rainbows square dance club in Sebastopol is having an introduction to square dancing on Monday, September 9th from 7:00 to 8:30PM at Wischemann Hall, 465 Morris Street, Sebastopol CA.

Modern western square dancing is mentally challenging, physically active, and a hell of a lot of fun. It's 8 people helping each other to figure out a puzzle in real-time, with as little or as much flourish as you want to put into it. The square dance you learn here will work in Japan, Europe, and all over the United States.

Redwood Rainbows is a gay, lesbian and straight friendly environment. We wear casual attire, and you don't need to come with a partner. Everyone is welcome. People who think they don't like dancing may discover otherwise.

If you like what you find in the September 9th intro, classes begin in earnest on Monday, September 16, from 7:00 to 8:30PM.

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Community Tai Chi | Daily | Free* - Jonathan Purcell

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Tai Ji improves balance, flexibility, mental clarity, and pain management. 
It is enjoyable, relaxing, engaging, healthy, and fun. 
Long-term Tai Ji Players become more effective, higher functioning, and happier. 
Regular Tai Ji practice creates a routine that encourages healthy habits. 

Jonathan Purcell has been a student of Chinese language, culture, history, and martial arts for 25 years.

*Classes are offered in a spirit of mutual generosity!

Classes include:
ZHAN ZHUAN
Standing meditation to develop alignment, balance, and composure.
JI BEN GONG 
Basic Exercises to open the joints, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility.
MOVEMENTS 
TaiJi movement components, isolated to emphasize precise timing, coordination, and weight shift.
TAI JI FORMS 
Movements combined into single and two person forms. 
CULTURAL 
History and Philosophy of Tai Ji and its relationship to the broader Chinese cultural background. 

NO CLASS SEPT. 4th. 5th, & 6th
7:45 – 9:00 am Monday to Friday
Wickersham Park, 5th & H Streets, Petaluma, CA 94952
Check Website for Details.

www.PetalumaTaiji.com
jonathan@petalumataiji.com

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"Dgiin", a high energy gypsy-style band - Pattie DeMatteo

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“Dgiin”, a high energy gypsy-style band, will top off “Mendocino One World Festival” weekend for Mendocino Stories and Music Series. Put the icing on the fabulous weekend with great dance music at the Hill House of Mendocino on Saturday, September 28 at 8PM.

Dgiin (pronounced GIN) is known as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French. The Flamenco-Django-esque band’s performance is not to be missed!

Front man, Gabe Pirard, strums and picks the guitar in a seriously French-Roma-Flamenco style with a twist. Singing in French, Gabe is joined on stage by long time rotating members of Dgiin on bass, drums, saxophone, violin, guitar and occasionally by his wonderful sister, Mimi, on vocals. 

All ages are welcome. Doors open at 6PM with dinner menu and full bar. $20 for reserved seating, $15 general admission at the door. For more info on this event call Pattie at 937-1732 or visitwww.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html

 


56th Annual PAA - Art in thePark - Richard Standard

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56th Annual Art in the Park – Saturday and Sunday September 7th and 8th 2013

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Artists all around Petaluma and beyond are getting geared up for the 56th Annual Art in Park to be held at Walnut Park - Petaluma Blvd South and D Street in Petaluma Saturday and Sunday Sept 7th and 8th 10:00 am - 5:00pm. If you want to check out the real local art scene, this is the time and place. Sponsored yearly by the Petaluma Art Association (also in their 56th year) artists literally come out of the woodwork for this event. Tents and booths filled with artists and their wares surround the quaint gazebo in the center of the park. On Saturday from 2-5 PM you can browse the Petaluma Certified Farmers Market for fresh local foods as well as the Art show.

The event has a great line up of music too. First up on Saturday 11:00-11:45 is Old Timey Music by the Beach Gomers. at 12:00-1:00 Strung Together Dulcimer- Strung Together is a group of musical friends with a shared interest in traditional American and Celtic music; Debra Grainger, Dusty Thorburn and Ron Beardslee on mountain dulcimer with Ann Mchesney-Young on accordion and Ron Bean on autoharp. 
1:30-2:30 Gabby LaLa . Her music is a mixture of freak-folk, Hindu-pop, cabaret, and traditional North Indian Classical music. 3:00-5:00 Blue Devils An organic blues band, The Blue Devils combine the traditional sound of the blues and hints of jazz, rock and some funky stuff.

On SundaySept 8 11:00-12:30 Don Trotta. Don Trotta has been performing since he was 16.most of his career was on the island of Maui in Hawaii. His new band is a 3 piece group with accomplished bassist Danny Walters and also talented Jim Holland on drums. 1:00-2:30 Jason Bodlovich, instrumental guitarist/composer. Jason Bodlovich, originally from Huntington Beach, now resides and performs in the North Bay Area. Jason leads his own groups in both electric and acoustic compositions.3:00-5:00 Larry Potts "Larry Potts is a classic storyteller and vagabond humorist singer whose songs strike deep and clean to the heart of the matter-he is a bright light, fully capable of setting your couch on fire!" --Frank Hayhurst, "Face the Music" KRSH 95.9 Santa Rosa, CA”.

Everyone is welcome -buyers, browsers, kids and pets. Money may be tight right now for a lot of folks but some believe it is art, music, healthy food and general wholesome fun that are things worth investing in. So forget all about what you have to do and come celebrate ART at Art in the Park and support Artists and Art in the schools.

The Petaluma Arts Association has been a participant in the community for 56 years promoting appreciation of the arts. The PAA scholarship Program has donated thousands of dollars each year through its grant process to support the Petaluma schools in developing student art programs. 

For more information about AIP Call - 707-793-2113
View full list of artists participating at www.petalumaarts.org under events - Art in the Park

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Mendocino One World Festival - Pattie DeMatteo

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Community Center of Mendocino presents the Mendocino One World Festival on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013. A local happening with a global vision, this family-friendly event will celebrate the rich diversity of our world with music and dance performances by some of the areas most celebrated local talent. Put on your dancing shoes, and join your neighbors and friends for some sweet and soulful rhythms and a rousing good time, 11am-5pm at Friendship Park. 

Festival performers include, Dgiin, Bongo Latte, Group Khindia, Halau Makana Lani, Justine Lemos, LBS Dance Troupe, and Take a Dance. Circus Mecca will perform between music sets, and Pura Vida will play at the Community Center Friday night in conjunction with the Acoustic Kitchen performance series. Other Festival attractions include children’s multicultural crafts and games, food from around the world, arts and crafts, a healing tent, and booths by local nonprofits.

The Mendocino One World Festival celebrates Community Center of Mendocino’s one-year anniversary as an independent non-profit. Festival sponsors include the Mendocino Stories and Music Series, The Coast KOZT, Yosemite Bicycles, and Playhouse Creations.

CONTACT: Lisa Weg, 937-4133

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Local Toys to Teach Kids about Healthy & Organic Food Fundraiser

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Petaluma resident Charles Parker is forming a start up toy company that will produce toys to teach kids all about healthy & organic food and sustainability. The first four toys in the Happy's Greenhouse Play & Learning Toys line are foldout recycled cardboard playhouses (think princess castle playhouse, but not). They are Organic Food Truck, Sustainable Seafood Boat, Farmer's Market Stand, and a seed starter box.
Charles has just started an indieGoGo crowdfund where some of the perks are the first edition playhouses. The link to the crowdfund is http://bit.ly/16Gm1Hg
But you want proof that kids will actually play & have fun with these toys, right? Fair enough, I will have the Organic Food Truck and Farmer's Market Stand prototypes at the Petaluma Palooza under the blue tent. Bring your young kids and let them play "Organic Food Truck & Farmer's Market" to see for yourself. There will be actual organic food and produce to play with. See you then, but in the meantime, any help you can provide getting the word out for or even donating to the crowdfund will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Ballroom, Latin, Salsa and NightClub 2-Step - Helen Andrade

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"Step into Fall" with Steppin' Out Dance Studios in Petaluma. Helen Andrade offers Beginning Ballroom, Latin, Swing and NightClub 2-Step classes on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm starting with a new dance every month. Introductory Special now available through 10/15: 3 private hours and 4 group classes for only $290, a $25 savings. (Does not apply to wedding packages.) Available to singles and couples, all ages, all levels. Also available for parties, fundraisers and special events! Weddings are a specialty! Studio location: North Bay Performing Arts Center, 1320 Industrial Ave., Petaluma, next to Michael's Sourdough. Call Helen at 707-292-8795 or go to steppinoutdance.net for details.

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Rental exchange - Dennis Casad

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Rent and utilities in exchange for about 1 hour of light housework per week,plus cooking and sharing organic dinners 5 nights per week,and shopping for organic food. Preferred mature woman with household management and cooking experience who may have a hobby interest in organic gardening. Must have a monthly income,a natural inclination for neatness and a low drama high truth lifestyle. Pleasant place to live with a pool, sauna, hot tub and excerise room with a Ping-pong table. CALL DENNIS 762-0194.

 


 

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