Did you play the saxophone in high school, clarinet in college or just jam in your neighbor’s garage? The Petaluma Community Band, part of the Petaluma Adult School, rehearses Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Casa Grande High School and new members are welcome. Call Arlene Burney at 769-9521 or go to petalumacommunityband.org.
Hey there, Petaluma Bounty fans, these brews are for you. Petaluma Bounty is a community-based nonprofit that helps people grow their own produce, redistributes surplus food and provides affordable fresh food to low-income families and seniors. Help the Bounty raise money for its programs by sauntering down to Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary for the “Brews and Bites for Bounty” fundraiser. There’ll be Rosso pizza, Bounty farm salad and a drink token, music by the Highway Poets and an art show and sale. The event runs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. Tickets are $20. Go to petalumabounty.org or call 364-9118.
Sing out! Exercise your vocal cords and help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Midsummer Night Sings on Wednesdays through Aug. 1. Amateur and professional singers are invited to join the experience of singing choral masterworks, led by well-known Bay Area conductors. On July 18, Ben Johns leads Mozart’s “Missa Brevis” in G and Schubert’s Mass in G, followed on July 25 by Sonoma County’s Robert Worth conducting Handel’s “Messiah.” The series concludes Aug. 1 as Megan Solomon leads singers in two Bach cantatas. Singing warm-ups begin at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 825 Middlefield Road. Admission is $10 general, $5 students. Scores and refreshments are provided. For more information go to sonomabach.org or call 877-914-2224.
The documentary “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days,” begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Petaluma Seed Bank. The film follows people who adopted a plant-based, raw food way of eating as a way of managing, or reversing, their diabetes and focuses on the health benefits of eating locally grown, organic produce as the core of a regular diet. Menu plans, growing tips and recipes will be offered following the film. The Seed Bank is at 119 Petaluma Blvd. North. Reserve a seat by calling (888) 234-1361 or visiting wellnesscentral.us. The event is free.
Join Princess Pride, Sir Brags-A-Lot and their quirky cohorts on a trek to a faraway land as knights, castles, princess and dragons star in “Happily Forever After.” The summer musical, directed by Diane Strohmeyer, is performed by the students of Kids Alive! summer music camp at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the United Methodist Church, Fifth and D streets. Admission is free. Go to petalumaumc.org.
Who needs a drive-in to watch a movie al fresco? If it’s summertime in Petaluma, it’s time for Movies in the Park. Watch family friendly flicks for free every Friday night, through August, on a giant outdoor movie screen in Lucchesi Park. The lineup is “Cars 2” on Friday, July 20; “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (July 27); “Kung Fu Panda 2” (Aug. 3); “Finding Nemo” (Aug. 10); “Zookeeper” (Aug. 17), and “The Lorax” (Aug. 24). Lucchesi Park is at 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. with the films beginning at dusk. There are children’s activities, movie snacks, a barbecue and a raffle.
Y walk? Y not? The Y—as in Sonoma County YMCA—sponsors a free three-mile nature walk starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21 from Ellis Creek, 3882 Cypress Drive. Stepper-outers will enjoy a flat walk from Ellis Creek to Shollenberger Park, on packed gravel and pavement, through the wetlands, along the Petaluma River and around ponds. Sunscreen and water bottles are recommended, as are hats and sturdy shoes. The route is wheelchair accessible, but dogs are not permitted. For more information, call Lynn Millar at 695-6547. The Y walks take place the third Saturday of each month. Go to scfymca.org.
Ready for the Greatest Slough on Earth? The what? Why, the Rivertown Revival: that splendid compendium of live music, art boat races, aerial acts, local food and performances, plus a scarecrow exhibit. Stuff some five spots in your pocket: One $5 gets you admittance; with the second you can buy beer and if you’ve got a third (and a reservation) you and your sweetie can get hitched. Music groups include Homebrew, Misner & Smith, Jimmy Chicken Pants, Mr. December, the Smokehouse Gamblers, Alison Harris and the Barn Owls and Ghost Train Gospel. The shindig starts at 11 a.m. and gallops until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the River Heritage Center, corner of Copeland and D streets. Call 290-6723 or go to rivertownrevival.com.
Jill Le Crone of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco traces the path of pueblo pottery, from its early religious and utilitarian uses to the current status as collectible fine art in the Friends of the Petaluma Library’s art lecture series. “With These Hands: Southwest Pottery” is from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in the Helen Putnam Community Room of the Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Go to sonomalibrary.org.