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Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar - November 2016


Positively Petaluma - November 2016

Lots of great things are happening in Petaluma in the coming weeks. But before we get into those events, lets give thanks to all the people who helped in the Fall Petaluma River Clean-up. Thank you to everyone who came out last month. We had a record event with over 250 volunteers removing almost 5,000 lbs. of trash and debris from 14 sites throughout the watershed. 

McDowell Elementary School (photo left) was well represented. This group tackled Washington Creek from E. Washington to McGregor Ave., helping to keep their school neighborhood clean.

Annual Spaghetti Feed and Baked Goods Auction, Oct. 28

This very fun annual fundraiser provides scholarships for high school girls from all three high schools. Starting at 9:45am, we will be serving antipasto, salad, homemade spaghetti sauce with noodles, garlic bread, dessert, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Join the fun as you bid for delicious homemade baked goods. Tickets are on sale now: Tickets: $20; $10 for children under 10 years old. Call now for your tickets: Louise 762-5485 or Debbie 763-5398. 

Petaluma International Film Festival, Oct. 28

Petaluma International Film Festival®, an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world, will present 40 films from 18 countries, with “Focus on Music & Dance “and Sonoma Filmmakers Showcase,”a collection of films made by local filmmakers. Begins at 2:30pm. 

El Dia de los Muertos Candlelight Procession, Oct. 29

Starts at Water Street Bistro, ends at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. Festivities will include giant puppets, live music, Ballet Folklorico de Petaluma Paquiyollotzin, Aztec dancers, food and art vendors, face painting, art and altars and much more. 6-10pm. 

28th Annual Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 1pm

Veterans Day Parade complete with Fly-overs help honor our vets. Festivities start at Noon, Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. During the parade, military color guards and vehicles, drill teams, and specialty units march along on the ground with along with the traditional floats, horses, antique cars, fire engines, bands and scout troops. Historically a short memorial ceremony at Walnut Park follows the parade. 

Santa’s Riverboat Arrival, Nov. 26, 11am

Enjoy live entertainment while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive by tug about noon. Stay for photos and Christmas wishes

Sunrise Holiday Craft Fair, Nov. 27, 10am

Handmade crafts, local vendors, art work, jewelry, toys, books, gourmet treats and more! Live music, raffle prizes, photos with Santa Open to the public. Free. 10am to 5pm.

3rd Annual Fair Trade Gift Festival, Dec. 3, 10am

Featuring hand made and fairly-traded crafts from artisans in developing nations.  Proceeds directly support the artisans; items include Christmas decorations, home decor items, textiles, musical instruments, baskets, pottery, toys and jewelry. 10am to 2pm. Also opportunity to make a donation to Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity and/or COTS or to honor a family member or friend with these worthwhile organizations. 

Guest writer this month is John De Salvio. To keep up on more information in Petaluma thank you in advance for following us on our Facebook Page: