Spring Library Book Sale – May 8-16: For info call 763-9801. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive.
Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe – Sat., May 9, 10am-4pm: History comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California. $3 for adults 17 & older. www.petalumaadobe.com 3325 Adobe Road. 762-4871.
Opening Day on the River – Sat., May 9, 10-4: Meet at the Turning Basin to demo kayaks & SUPs and more. Call 766- 8070 or visit: www.clavey.com
The Poetry of Harold Norse – Sat., May 9, 1:30pm: Reading features the book’s editor, Todd Swindell, and renowned SF poets Neeli Cherkovski and A.D. Winans. Free. 762-0563. www.copperfieldbooks.com
Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa & Beer Tasting – Sat., May 9, 1-5pm: Sample different kinds of chili and salsa made by the best chili and salsa chefs in the Bay Area. Rain or shine. Marin-Sonoma Fairgrounds. www.greatchilicookoff.com
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.
Petaluma Live! Open Nic Night (See featured photo above for details) – Sun., May 10, 6-9pm: Free For information, call 762-9785
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. www.communityfarmersmarkets.com
Petaluma Cinema Series – Wed., May 13: Screening of “Pulp Fiction.” Pre-film lecture 6pm; Film 7pm; Post-film discussion til 10pm. SRJC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway.
Salute to American Graffiti – May 14-16: 10th Anniversary! See website for full list of events & activities happening in Petaluma.
Here is Petaluma Pete’s video introducing the Petaluma Sock Hop May 14.