Antique Wagon and Horse Parade

Location:Fourth and B streets to Kentucky Street to E. Washington Street to Petaluma Blvd

See an exquisite collection of antique wagons, decorated horse teams and fairy-tale characters on horseback form a procession through Historic Downtown. The parade will begin following Santa’s riverboat arrival! Cost: Free. Phone: 707-769-0429. Website: http://www.visitpetaluma.com

Lighted Boat Parade

See a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in the Turning Basin at about 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Phone: (707) 760-0429.

Petaluma Merchants Open House

Don’t miss the Christmas festivities and open houses throughout Downtown Petaluma on Saturday December 1st. The Petaluma Downtown merchants and Antiques Stores will celebrate an “Olde Fashion Home for the Holidays” open house. Have a stress free shopping experience and enjoy the hospitality of the downtown merchants, stores will be open from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Downtown will celebrate with strolling carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures at Haus Fortuna on 2nd Street in the new Theater District and at Gallery One on Western Avenue. Horse and Wagon rides will be available at Putnam Plaza and storytellers at Copperfields Bookstore. We will have strolling children’s entertainment, and Petaluma Pete to keep you entertained, hot cider and holiday treats will be served at various locations. Come to downtown Petaluma and join the holiday celebrations, enjoy the wonderful restaurants and cafes and stroll to find those unique and unusual presents for your loved ones. Make a day of it and stay for the lighted boat parade @ 6:00pm at the turning basin.

Santa's Riverboat Arrival!

Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront to greet children & distribute candy canes. Noon. Petaluma River Turning Basin. 769-0429.

Pre- Holiday Sale at Haus Fortuna

Pre- Holiday Sale- Haus Fortuna
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

PNA Petition Canvas

10AM Meet at Aqus to do canvassing in groups! Copies of petition and materials will be available.

Community Impact Reports (a.k.a. CIR's)

What is a Community Impact Report?
* Excerpted from the report the “Limits of Prosperity: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in the North Bay” by Nari Rhee and Dan Acland and published by New Economy, Working Solutions (NEWS). For more information please go to:
http://www.neweconomynorthbay.org/news_room.php?id=95

Continue reading

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)

Get Your own Copy of "INVASION OF THE BIG BOX CHAINS" Today!

Invasion of the big box Chains!
“INVASION OF THE BIGBOX CHAINS”
A chilling analysis of how proposed Bigbox retail development
would bankrupt Petaluma economically and socially…

Copies of “Invasion of the Big Box Chains!” will soon be available
at independently owned businesses throughout Petaluma!
If you are interested in hosting a viewing party for your friends
and neighbors please contact Melissa at: oldeastpetaluma@yahoo.com
Included in the viewing kit is a DVD of “Invasion of the Big Box Chains!”,
a DVD of Oct. 2nd’s “Should Petaluma Think Outside the Box? Doing the Math
on Proposed Big Box Retail: A Community Forum” and all the information
you need to become an informed and active member of the PNA!

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)

Movie Trailer!

[kml_flashembed movie=" http://www.youtube.com/v/UYMsmtuOT7g" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]