Category Archives: Events

Invasion of the Big Box Chains!

Petaluma Community Center, Room 2
Musical Performance by Petaluma’s own Larry Potts!
Q&A with film makers to follow
320 N. McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA, 94954
(707) 778-4380
The reviews are in:
“A terrifying film of action-packed economic violence
and soul-sucking social mayhem. A tip of the Royal
Top Hat to H.R. Downs and Paul Francis for creating a
film that should be seen by everyone in Petaluma who
cares about their town.”
–His Majesty Norton II, Emperor of Petaluma
(Petaluma 360)

Keeping Petaluma Eggcentric!

boy as eggcentric chicken!
An “Eggcentric” youth celebrates Halloween Petaluma-Style!

Petaluma Going Green Expo!

Going Green Expo
http://www.petalumabuilditgreen.org
October 13, 2007
9am–3pm
Lucchesi Community Center 320 North McDowell, Petaluma

Expanding upon last year’s green building theme,
this year‘s focus is on hands-on & practical ways to make
Petaluma greener, healthier and more livable, including green
building, water conservation, energy conservation and
renewables, urban agriculture, green education and careers,
healthy home products & more.

Deer Creek Plaza/ DSL Forum

Date: September 26
Place: Petaluma Community Center @ Lucchesi park
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Last April, the City Council voted and designated the Deer Creek plaza site a “mixed use” development. Since then, the DSL project team has diligently crafted a “mixed use” project that addresses the needs of the community while providing residents a quality people-oriented space to shop, to work and dine. On September 26th, the project team will share with you, the community, the conceptual and preliminary plans and exhibits prepared to date, leading to the current “mixed use” plan. Please come and share your ideas with us and help us refine our plans. Together we can make a difference.

Consultant is: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., 11060 White Rock Rd, Ste 150, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Contact person: Steve Arago, (707) 318-2348

Should Petaluma Think Outside the Box? Doing the Math on Proposed Big Box Retail.

Should Petaluma Think Outside the Box?
Doing the Math on Proposed Big Box Retail:
A Community Forum

Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:30 pm
Petaluma Public Library
100 Fairgrounds Dr.

Panelists:
*Sarah Muller, Associate Policy Director, Working Partnerhsips, USA, San Jose

*Ken Jacobs, Labor Specialist and Chair, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Resarch and Education

*Vicki Pozzebon, Executive Director, Santa Fe Alliance

*Patty Norman, Children’s Specialist at Copperfield’s Books Petaluma.

*Moderator, Eileen Morris, Co-Chair, Living Wage Coalition

The forum is free and wheelchair accessible.

Sponsored by the Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County and New Economy, Working Solutions (NEWS).

For more information call 707-545-7349 x220 or
ben.boyce@sbcglobal.net
and see: http://www.livingwagesonoma.org

Early Work Fri. Night Sing-A-Longs!

Early Work Toy Station Presents
FREE FRIDAY NIGHT SUMMER SING-A-LONGS
601 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952
707-765-1993
http://www.earlywork.com
The singing begins at 6:30p.m.!

City Council Meetings at 3P.M. & 7 P.M.

Please attend Petaluma City Council Meetings to stay informed and share your voice with our local government!
Agenda available at http://petaluma.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=3&event_id=28

Should Petaluma Think Outside the Box? Doing the Math on Proposed Big Box Retail.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:30 pm
Petaluma Public Library
100 Fairgrounds Dr.
Petaluma

Panelists:

Sarah Muller, Associate Policy Director, Working Partnerhsips, USA, San
Jose

Ken Jacobs, Labor Specialist and Chair, UC Berkeley Center for Labor
Resarch and Education

Vicki Pozzebon, Executive Director, Santa Fe Alliance

Patty Norman, Children’s Specialist at Copperfield’s Books Petaluma.

Moderator, Eileen Morris, Co-Chair, Living Wage Coalition

The forum is free and wheelchair accessible
Sponsored by the Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County and New
Economy, Working Solutions (NEWS).

For more information call 707-545-7349 x220 or ben.boyce@sbcglobal.net
and see: http://www.livingwagesonoma.org
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California Coastal Cleanup Day

California Coastal Cleanup Day Program adds Lynch Creek including Lucchesi Park as Cleanup Sites
Join us on Saturday, September 15, from 9am-12pm for the 23rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Petaluma volunteers working cooperatively with the City of Petaluma Department of Parks & Recreation will clean Lynch Creek along Lucchesi, including the Lake and Park, and East Washington Creek behind Safeway.

Community Cleanup Day — Lynch Creek & Lucchesi Park
Saturday September 15 Registration 8:30 Cleanup 9-12pm
Volunteer Celebration Lunch 12-2pm

Be part of the Solution!!! Thank you to our Local Sponsors: Green Waste Recovery and The Plaza North Shopping Center

This is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together and show community support to protect our environment, , and have fun!

Steps to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day, September 15, 2007
Contact the Community Coordinator or any Site Captain and Pre-Register
Everybody that joins us for the cleanup is required to sign a waiver form.
School groups, boy scout and girl scout troops, and any person under the age of 18 will need a signature from a parent or guardian to participate in the cleanup. You can pick up a waiver form at Lucchesi Community Center or call one of the site captains You can download and print waivers in English or Spanish at this website:
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd5.html
Forms are also available at cleanup sites on Coastal Cleanup Day.

Check-In 8:30am
*Wear sunscreen, shoes, and a hat. When you check in at the cleanup location, you will be given trash bags, gloves, pencils, and a special data card to tally the items you collect.

During the cleanup Data collection is important! Your data goes into the Ocean Conservancy’s international database, which is used to identify the sources of debris and to help devise solutions to the marine debris problem. Be sure to return trash, recyclables and your data card to the site captain after the cleanup.

12:00-2:00 Volunteer Celebration Lunch

For more information, you can call or email
Community Coordinator: Diane Reilly Torres 765-6696, dreillytorres@sbcglobal.net
Site Captains: Teresa Barret 953-0846 teresa4petaluma@ comcast.net
Larry Torres 765-6696
Joe Noriel 781-1753, joen@gcx.com
Marja Tarr 762.8368, mktarr@comcast. net

East Washington Creek Cleanup:
Contact Site Captain: Mark Ferguson 765-2568, mark@fergusonservices.com

Tomasini's Rex Ace Hardware Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

Tomasini’s Rex Ace Hardware & Country Store
Grand Re-Opening & 100 year Celebration!
August 25th 10:30-4 PM
313 B St., Petaluma
Potluck, Bring your favorite dish to share
Come see the new store and visit with your neighbors!