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Hawaiian Luau, Penngrove Style – Sept. 9

Aug 31, 2017
by Lyndi Brown


Last month I gave you a heads-up on the Sept. 9th Luau in Penngrove Park.Top three reasons I love this Luau: 1) It is mellow and the food is great, 2) the exceptional performance by Taimalietane Islands Of Polynesia dance troupe, and 3) funds go to upkeep of the lovely Penngrove Park, owned by Penngrove Social Firemen. Oh, and it starts at 3 pm, with dinner at 4:30 pm. If you haven’t pre-purchased tickets, you can still charge by phone by calling organizerKim Hanson atJavAmore Café,794-1516. Tickets may be sold out at the door.

Do You Believe in Magic? – Sept. 9

An evening of magic, comedy and storytelling is coming to Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sept. 9th. I sawNick Fedoroff perform at the Marin Showcase Theater, and can say he puts on a fast-paced, jaw-dropping show. His storytelling skills are well honed and the audience enjoyed every minute. It’s suitable for ages 7 up to 97.

Village Celebrates Community and Choice – Sept. 25

To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village (Boston) invites communities around the nation to participate "virtually" in a webcast featuring renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. On Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 the event will be live-streamed at Petaluma Libraryduring a program from 1:30 – 3:30pm, hosted by the local Village Network of PetalumaDr. Gawande will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. The free event is also a chance to meet Joanne Martin Braun, the new Membership and Volunteer Manager of Village Network of Petaluma. She will lead a post-webcast discussion on aging, honoring choice and transforming habits, cultural expectations & one-size-fits-all corporate offerings as we age. Call 707-776-6055 for more info, .

Constructive Collisions: Art, Science and the Environment – Sept. 12

An interesting panel discussion at Petaluma Arts Center will be moderated by curator Carin Jacobs, MA on Tuesday, September 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm.It’s part of the current exhibit Tidal Response: Coastal Marine Environments from Above and Below, running through October 21. Speakers include: Peter Connors, PhD, Research Ecologist, UC Bodega Marine Laboratory and Manager, UC Bodega Marine Reserve (retired); Jennifer Parker, MFA,Professor of Digital Art and New Media, Founding Director of OpenLab Art & Science Research Center, UC Santa Cruz; and Erika Woolsey, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder of The Hydrous. Admission is $18 general, $15 PAC

Back to Penngrove

The Hello Penngrove shop welcomes a new Story and Song Time leader,Sarah Moore, to lead the fun on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. Sarah works in the shop while she attends SRJC, with a goal of becoming a teacher. The free event includes 10% off for attendees on any purchases. The gift shop brims with home, kids, baby & gifts. You’ll find hand-made, locally made & one-of-a-kind items. It’s never too early to think of the giving season ahead. Located in The Grove center.

A “For Sale” sign on the paved lot next to Penngrove Pub indicatesMartin Sessi’s property is for sale. But never fear, it has nothing to do with the Pub.

Sonoma Aperitif in PGrove has been hosting some wonderful salon events at their maker space on the historic winery property across from Palace of Fruit. Events go something like this: drinks and dinner followed by a thought-provoking presentation that morphs into Q&A and general conversation with dessert. At a $ 20 – $ 30 per person price range, this can’t be beat, and includes aperitif, dinner, dessert, and party. Big ideas, great conversation, delicious food and wine (available for purchase). She’s hosted conversation salons with scholars, French Gypsy music, and more. Laura Rush keeps all the tops spinning, so for info, email her at .




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