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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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2018-10-31Oct 31, 2018

Petaluma’s incredible Veterans Day Parade will be held on Veterans Day, which this year falls on Sun, Nov 11. Recognized as one of the best Veterans Day Parades in the U.S., roughly 40,000 people visit Petaluma to watch and participate in the parade.Veterans Day is held on November 11 to celebrate the end World War I. The Armistice with Germany officially began at the 11th hour or the 11th day or the 11th month in 1918. Although it used to be overserved as Armistice Day, it was renamed in 1954 to Veterans Day, and honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

2018-06-27Jun 27, 2018

Pack a picnic lunch to wander through early Sonoma County at Sonoma State Historic Park &Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park for just $3 a person!

2018-06-23Jun 23, 2018

The paparazzi was in full swing for the World’s Ugliest Dog contest as Zsa Zsa, a rescued English Bulldog from Anoka, Minnesota charmed her way into the judges' hearts. Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa delivered a shower of slobber as she claimed this year’s title, fully fashionable with hot pink toenails. The girl knows how to win hearts as well as minds!

2018-06-12Jun 12, 2018

There's still time to enter pups for the chance to win for cash, Fame, and Philanthropy at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.  With a face only a fur-momma could love, these pups are put to the test for the world’s best cause and to celebrate that every dog is adorable by promoting the power of community and importance of adoption.  Entries will be accepted between now and Wednesday, June 20th by 5pm PST on the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest website.

2018-06-11Jun 11, 2018

Eager parents conspire to create the perfect romance for their children, using the classic trope of forbidden love. They watch the young couple mature from high-flown fantasies through the heartbreak of reality and into a future together. Loosely based on ‘Les Romanesques,’ the convoluted plot of bandits and seduction gains foundation through a journey of self-discovery and has become a popular musical around the world.

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

We Petalumans know how to enjoy a drink or two, which is no surprise, what with our town’s unofficial nickname of “gateway to the wine country.”

 

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

EAT your MEAT BBQ ~Wine Country Big Q is back at theSonoma-Marin Fairgrounds July 7, 1 – 5pm! This nationally sanctioned barbecue Festival and Competition draws 50 barbecue teams from across the West Coast to smoke ribs, brisket, pork, chicken, and more in a celebration of authentic barbecue.

 

2018-10-16Oct 16, 2018

Once you’ve experienced the pure genius of StockHome Restaurant in Petaluma, you’ll wonder why there aren’t more family-style Swedish-Mediterranean restaurants in the area.

2018-09-14Sep 14, 2018

More than 20 volunteers, 66 volunteer hours, and 20 cubic yards of mulch later, Petaluma’s new SMART train platform is looking beautiful!

2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018

The 18th annual El Día de Los Muertos Petaluma alter placements is almost upon us. Any downtown businesses that would like to participate can, free of charge, and will be added to the map, which gets distributed to 3,000+ tourists and locals.

2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018

Blissfully unaware that their home is being undermined by Nazi ideology of antagonism toward anything “other,” the residents of Berlin revel in playful night life and quiet romances. Political tension builds, turning friends against each other, and culminating in a chilling transition into Nazi controlled Germany.

 

2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018

Join the Friends of the Petaluma River and the Sonoma RCD for Petaluma’s fall watershed clean-up, Saturday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. at Steamer Landing Park, in downtown Petaluma, and returns to the park for a BBQ at noon. There will also live music and raffle prizes too. For more info and to sign about in advance, visit friendsofthepetalumariver.org.

2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018

A mysterious patient is wheeled in for “Literary Surgery” by an eccentric group of nurses who bicker over his treatment, occasionally expressing themselves through song. In the bizarre, timeless hospital, the doctor reveals that the afflicted poet is William Shakespeare. To restore him to health and sanity, fragments of his plays are performed through dance, music and a slow-motion broadsword melee choreographed by Marty Pistone.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Sonoma County has many treats and special places to discover, and summer is the very best season for riding the back roads of our county.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Brewsters Beer Garden will host“For the Children” pasta dinner on Monday, August 6, starting at 5 p.m. This is being put on by Petaluma’s Rotary Clubs, which include Petaluma Rotary, Petaluma Sunrise Rotary and Petaluma Valley Rotary, all of which will donate baskets for raffle and the silent auction.

 

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