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Scene from Dance performance Clara's Enchanted Dream, Land of Sweets, December 7 at the Petaluma Community Center.
Scene from Dance performance Clara's Enchanted Dream, Land of Sweets, December 7 at the Petaluma Community Center.

Events of the Season

Oct 24, 2019
by Lyndi Brown


Stained glass bowl from 2018 pottery painting party to help support PPSC Meals on Wheels and Petaluma Bounty. www.petalumamuseum.comPaint!

Because someone you know missed a meal today, there’s a special project each year in Petaluma, called 1,000 Petaluma Bowls. Groups, clubs and neighbors gather for pottery painting parties. Each person paints a bowl to help support Petaluma People Services Center’s  Meals on Wheels and Petaluma Bounty. You choose a bowl to paint for a donation of $20.00. You decide if you want to keep the bowl (for a $20 fee), or have it auctioned off at the event. As a Community Artist you’ll attend the final event for free, where you enjoy a bowl of soup, see all the beautiful bowls, pick up or bid on your bowl and know that by participating in this program at least one person was able to have access to the food they need.


There will be a painting party at Petaluma Museum on November 9 from 4:00 to 6 pm. Please RSVP by November 7 – either to the Museum’s Facebook event invite or email 

The big reveal event for all the bowls will be  November 29 at Petaluma Hotel, 205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, from 11:00am – 2:00pm.  Look for info at the   1000 Petaluma Bowls Facebook page.

Shop! Penngrove Market hosts an Arts & Crafts fair on November 2nd . It is a wonderful outdoor craft fair before the holidays. Live music, great food, a raffle benefiting Penngrove Elementary School, and plenty of awesome local vendors! 10am - 6pm.


Join your friends at Petaluma Museum for an evening dialogue presented by thePetalumans of Yesteryear. The program is about Fred Wiseman,  bicycle builder, race-car driver, adventurer and early pilot. Petaluma can’t claim Fred as its own, but he did make the first airmail delivery!  Learn Fred’s story, complete with “Magic Lantern” show.  


Wednesday, Nov. 20  at the Museum, 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. Suggested donation of $5 at the door.  7:00 – 9:00pm.

6th Annual Giving Thanks at the Gardens. Parents or grandparents help kids plant a starter plant to nurture at home together. Photo: www.visitpetaluma.comEnjoy!

You’re invited to Artful Arrangements’ 6th Annual  FREE Giving Thanks at Homestead Gardens gathering on Sunday Nov. 24th, 2:00 – 4:00pm, for a guided tour of a century-old homestead, where children feed the chickens and learn about farm animals. Everyone walks through The Portal of Time into the future! Then, reassemble in the Gardens for a free community meal and libations, and parents and grandparents help their children plant a starter plant in a ceramic cup to nurture at home together. It’s all free, and loads of fun.  Artful Arrangements is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Details: at 205 Orchard Lane, Penngrove.  Contact  Diane Davis at  707-664-8656  or visit


It’s always fun to make memories an take the family to a holiday performance. Our neighbors at the Penngrove Station dance studio,  North Bay Performing Arts Association, have the upcoming production "Clara's Enchanted Dream, Land of Sweets”. It’s an abbreviated 2-Act ballet of the beloved Nutcracker. The length of the ballet should be great for little ones to attend without getting too wiggly in their seats!


December 7 at 6:00pm at the Petaluma Community Center at Lucchesi Park. Tickets are $20 general; $15 seniors and students; $10 for children 10 and under. Purchase tickets at Info: call 707.242.3478 or email 

Shut Up & Write!™ - every Tuesday 

Nicole Zimmerman is a Penngrove writer who invites you to a weekly, free 1-hour writing session every Tuesday morning at JavAmore Cafe.  “We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers,” said Nicole. “No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.” Arrive 9:15 am to fuel up and get settled, as the group begins at 9:30 am. For more info, RSVP at   (search Shut Up & Write! Petaluma) or just show up.

Please arrive 10–15 minutes early to order food/drink and get settled. (It's okay if you're late.) Zimmerman was one of five writers and five artists recognized by the 2019 Discovered Awards for Emerging Visual and Literary Artists,  coordinated through Creative Sonoma. Award recipients will to produce and/or present their work leading up to and during the Discovered Exhibition, which takes place. November 2019 - February 2020 at the Museum of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa.  The exhibit opening is Nov. 22 at 5 pm. Congratulations, Nicole. 

Penngrove Station By Lyndi Brown


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