Second Look Sunday – A Positively Petaluma Weeks In Review

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Are You A #Petaluma Sage?

The Sage – A wise man by Steven Lingham

Several years ago (2007), a small group of long time Petalumans who were interested in sharing their memories of the “Good Old Days” living, playing, working, and learning in “Our Favorite River Town,” initiated a group known as the Sages of Petaluma. They selected the name – Sages – because, by definition, they became “somebody who is regarded as knowledgeable, wise, experienced, and a person of advanced years revered for his/her wisdom and good judgment.” Almost half of the participants are native-born Petalumans, while the others have lived most of their lives here.

The discussions are informal, but often relate to theme such as education, your first job, or an annual event or holiday such as the Butter & Egg Days Parade, the 4th of July Bell-Ringing, or Memorial Day. A recent program initiated by The Petalumans of Yesteryear, the Petaluma Oral History Project, has involved several of the Sages.  Sages3 002.jpgHopefully, by the end of next month. visitors to the Petaluma History Museum may be able to view a video interview by a Sage who wanted to share some of his memories for future generations. Most of the interviews last from 15-20 minutes. Those interviewed, to date, include: Dick Dunbar, Growling Bear, Jim Giovando, Lily Krulervich, Shep Sheperd, Tim Talamantes, Don Waite, and Bill Sovel. Three Sages who have adopted the personas  of earlier Petalumans of Yesteryears and were interviewed are also available: Capt. Thomas Baylis (Homer Johnstone), Isaac Wickersham (Marshall West), and William Howard Pepper (Bill Hammerman).

If you wish to join the Sages, just attend one of their meetings on the last Wednesday of the month, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the Museum. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 27th.

What’s Happening In #Petaluma? Week of May 1st Through May 8th

Petaluma Arts Association Open Studio ToursPetaluma Arts Association Open Studios Tour– May 2 & 3: Meet the Artists where they Work! 15 Petaluma Artists at 11 Studios – Sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Association. 15% of all sales go to support art projects in Petaluma schools and scholarships. Here is the Open Studios Map.

7th Annual Film Fest Petaluma – May 2 & 3: Presented by the Petaluma Film Alliance. Showtime’s: 2:30, 7:30 and 10:30pm. There will be open discussions with filmmakers after the screenings. Tickets cost $10-$15, with all-day passes price at $25. Recommended for age 15 and older.

INVASION-LOGO-495x283British Invasion Dance Party – Sat., May 2, 8pm: Rock out to your favorite British tunes by “Invasion” cover band. Enjoy the exhibition “The Art of Rock ‘n Roll” while dancing the night away. Tickets thru Brown Paper Tickets or at door.

Boating at the Barn – Sundays, 10am-1pm: Pick a rowboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat. River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. Call 769-0910 for information.

Kim Kelley
Singer/Songwriter Kim Kelley

“Pass in Review” Opening Reception – Sun., May 3, 2:30pm:  Featuring Singer Kim Kelley and acclaimed keynote speaker, Comedian Michael Pritchard. Refreshments. Tickets: $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. For details:

East-Side Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635.

“Ultimate Star Wars” Book Tour with author Tricia Barr – Fri., May 8, 7pm: Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. 762-0563. RSVP for this free event and receive a 20% off the featured book! CLICK TO RSVP


St. Vincent Mustang Girls Beat Tough Rival Head Royce 9-2

Freshman Lauren Vollert Petaluma High School Trojans Girls Softball T-Girls
Lauren Vollert Scores For T-Girls

UPDATE May 1, 2015 6:00PM: Petaluma Mustang Girls 10-Run Ruled Lakeport for a 10-0 shutout victory.

The Petaluma Mustang Girls  started off behind in the early innings of the game with Head Royce leading by 1 run.  In the 4th inning things started to work for the Petaluma Mustang Girls  and they took advantage of Head Royce errors. Pitcher Hannah Sarlatte held off Head Royce only giving up two runs for the win. Petaluma Mustang Girls  offense worked aggressively as a team with bunts, steals and a strong defense.

Tonite they play again against Upper Lake at 4PM at St. Vincent High School.

Olivia Sikora Petaluma Trojans Girls Softball T-Girls
Olivia Sikora slides into home plate
Haley Antonini Petaluma High School Trojans Girls Softball T-Girls
Haley Antonini steals home on a pass ball sliding into home plate