Learn the magic of home gardening from a pro, become the hit of your kitchen with newly acquired bread-making techniques, travel without a passport by experiencing authentic Moroccan food with a side-dish of belly dancing, treat yourself to an evening of classic American theater, build a boat, or make the connection that pushes your business to the next level to in 2012. It’s all there for the taking. Help yourself.

Green String Farm teaches bread-making, worm-composting and home gardening 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at its free Learn and Lunch open house. There will be seasonal samples, food demos, fun for the kids and, at 1:30 p.m., lunch and a speech by co-founder Bob Cannard. Green String Farm is at 3571 Old Adobe Road. More information: 778-7500 or greenstringfarm.com.

The B’nai Israel Jewish Center hosts its International Dinner/Fundraiser, “A Taste of Morocco,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at 740 Western Ave. You’ll be able to savor a five-course Moroccan feast with a side order of belly dancing, participation optional. Reservations are recommended. More information: 762-0340.

Cinnabar Young Rep performs “The Grapes of Wrath” Mar. 2-11, with the opening performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. It’s a stage version of the classic novel about the endurance of the human spirit during the Great Depression. Tickets are $12, $10 ages 21 and younger, at 763-8920 or Cinnabartheater.org.

Aqus Café will host “An Evening of Networking” 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesday at 189 H St. Here’s your chance to polish your meet-and-greet skills and make more business contacts in one night than you might make in a normal month. More information: 778-6060 or aqus.com.

Friends of the Petaluma River are asking people to help them build a wooden boat, a 7-foot, 9-inch Eastport Pram, at the River Heritage Center over the next nine weekends starting this week. No prior experience is necessary. They’ll start at 9 a.m. and go until the day’s tasks are completed, a wonderful family or parent and child experience. The center is located at Steamer Landing Park at Copeland and D streets. For more information, contact Michelle at 763-7756 or Michelle@friendsofthepetalumariver.org.

 

– Sheldon Bermont, Petaluma Towns Correspondent