First Friday Bike Ride
Every first Friday, local cyclists gather in the early evening at Walnut Park for a group bike ride through different parts of Petaluma. The next ride will be from 5-6 p.m. on June 3. Walnut Park is at the corner of 4th and E streets.
Petaluma Fairgrounds Reunion
Got any thoughts on what (if anything) should be done at the Petaluma Fairgrounds? You will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas at a community exchange on June 4, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. During this public forum/workshop at the Petaluma Community Center, residents will be asked how best to to use the fairground property. used, including ideas for community activities and site facilities, current and future. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. To register in advance, visit EventBrite.com (search Petaluma Community Exchange).
“Incandescence” art exhibition at the Vibe Gallery
The remarkable work of artist Orin Carpenter is currently on display at the Vibe Gallery in downtown Petaluma, in an exhibition titled “Incandescence,” which runs until July 17. Vibe is at 1 Petaluma Boulevard, and information about this exhibit and other offerings can be found on the gallery’s website, VibeGalleryPetaluma.com.
“The Goonies” at the Boulevard cinema
One-eyed Willy is back, there’s still treasure to find, and Sloth still loves Chunk. Resume the ride at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday June 5, then Wednesday June 8. Boulevard 14 Cinemas. 200 C St. Cinemawest.com.
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Petaluma’s Dementia Caregiver Support Group provides a safe, supportive, and compassionate place for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The group meets weekly at the Petaluma Senior Center on Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. The fee is $5 and meetings are scent-free. Please email Susan at [email protected] to register.
Walk on Wednesday evening
Want to start (or resume) walking for fitness and general exercise? Joining a weekly group of engaged walkers could be the inspiration and/or motivation you need. The Wednesday Night Walk in Petaluma begins at Cafe Aqus, zigzags through the West Side, including parts of downtown and the waterfront, covering approximately 3.5 miles to 4.5 miles, depending on weather. Register on Meetup.com/SONOMA-COUNTY-OUTDOORS.
‘Wedding Dress Sewing Circle’ at Copperfield’s
Jennifer Ryan, author of “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” “The Spies of Shilling Lane” and “The Kitchen Front,” will discuss her new book, “The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle” on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. L he event is sponsored by Copperfied’s Books and will be held online via Zoom. To register and receive a link to the conference, go to the website at CopperfieldsBook.com.
Mike Love and the Full Circle
At the Mystic Theater, Hawaii’s Mike Love will perform on Wednesday, June 20, bringing his unique blend of reggae, rock, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz, classical music and more. “At the heart of Mike’s music is healing,” states the Mystic website, adding, “He is an active advocate for social, animal and environmental rights, using his music as a tool to educate and unite.” Mystic Theater, 21 Petaluma Boulevard North 8:20 p.m.-$23. MysticTheatre.com.
‘La Traviata’ with Cinnabar
Opera returns to the Cinnabar Theater for the first time since 2019. Giuseppi Verdi’s 1853 masterpiece “La Traviata” soars with beautiful and moving music, telling a tragic love story between a courtesan and her lover, whose relationship defies the hypocrisy of privileged society in late 19th century Paris. Directed by Elly Lichenstein, the opera unfolds in all its glory at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, June 10, 17, and 24, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, June 12, 19, and 26. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, $25-$45. Ticket office and information on CinnabarTheater.org.
‘Poop Bombs’ at the Garden Club Reunion
The Petaluma Garden Club June 2022 meeting will take place on Monday, June 13 at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The speaker will be Guama, a Certified Master Gardener who will deliver a talk titled “Poop Bombs: Crazy about Bat S –t”, described as the strange true story of fertilizer. The meeting takes place at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South. The public is welcome.