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Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar - August 2016


Positively Petaluma - August 2016

I can’t think of a better way to get out of the house, get in a good walk, enjoy music, shopping while getting a taste of the Petaluma’s culinary scene. You get all this and more when you experience the 11th Annual Taste of Petaluma. Check out their new website with all the details and a map to help plan your route on this culinary walking journey What’s more you ask? All the proceeds go to support the Cinnabar Theater Children’s programs The event will take place on August 20, 2016 from 11:30AM-4PM in downtown Petaluma. Ticket packages for $40 gives you 10 tastings you can buy them from their website or in Putnam Plaza (129 Petaluma Blvd. N.) the day of the even starting at 10:30.

Speaking of support youth programs, you will be amiss to miss the 9th annual Petaluma Music Festival. The festival lineup will include some local favorites but also some nationally recognized artists. There will be a total of 14 bands on 3 stages that you can enjoy while sipping on Petaluma beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company. The event will take place at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, on August 6, 2016 and gates open at 11:30 and music will start at noon and run until 9:30PM. All proceeds benefit the music education programs of all Petaluma area public schools. Get ticket and other information from their website .

It’s no surprise that Petaluma was recently picked as one of the perfectly picturesque and delightful small towns in the Northern California. The article written by Joanne Kraft in wrote “Ahhhh, the lovely Petaluma. Once the home of the Miwok Indians, and at one time ‘The Egg Capitol of the World’ because of the chicken houses here. Did you know the egg incubator was invented in Petaluma? Beauty and brains all right here!”

When I think of radio in small towns it’s hard not to think about Wolfman Jack in American Graffiti. Petaluma was one of the filming locations for that nostalgic 1962 George Lucas film. Petaluma Community Access is trying to bring that dream back by dusting off a local FM station. The station is an open door for the community to give input and shape the programming for this new Petaluma Radio station. They will hold a stakeholders meeting to start planning what programs will be on KPCA 103.3 FM. What do you want to hear? Do you have a good radio voice and a program in mind? The meeting will take place at Petaluma Community Access Studio, 205 Keller Street, Suite 102 on August 25, 2016 starting at 6PM. 

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