Pony up for PEP as PEP Housing breaks ground for its 15th senior housing community, the Kellgren Senior Apartments. Pony rides, a petting zoo, ice cream, music and family fun will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the vacant lot at 855 Wood Sorrel,, next to Sunrise Assisted Living. Suggested donation is $10 to $20. Call 762-2336.

Dr. Will Tuttle discusses his book, “The World Peace Diet,” looking at the foundation of a new society based on the interconnectedness of all life, and the connection between what we eat and the problems we face: social, psychological, spiritual, physical and environmental. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and is preceded by an optional vegan dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Lydia’s Sunflower Center, 1435 N. McDowell Blvd. Visit worldpeace.org for details.

The 19th annual Mac Computer Expo returns to the Petaluma Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be more than 15 booths and a dozen information sessions, plus the chance to try out and buy software and accessories. Cost is $7 to $10. The center is 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Call 836-3624.

Tony LaRussa, former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, discusses his book, “One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back and One Championship Season,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. LaRussa will also autograph copies of the book. Seating passes are required. Visit copperfieldsbooks.com for details.

Travel back to Petaluma in the 1840s and experience Fandango at the Petaluma Adobe as the Alta California Dance company performs and teaches dances of the era. There will be children’s games and refreshments as well. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6,  at 3325 Adobe Road. Cost is $2 to $3. Call 762-4871 for more information.

The seventh annual Wine Country Rowing Classic features more than 500 competitive rowers competing in junior, collegiate and master events, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The racing can be watched from the viewing platform and riverside path in Shollenberger Park or the Petaluma Marina. Crews and boats can be seen in the Sheraton’s parking lot, along with food, apparel and jewelry vendors. For more information, contact maggietext@comcast.net

Looking Ahead

Wine Country Rug Hookers hold a Harvest Hook-In and Rug Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27  at the Liberty School Community Auditorium, 170 Liberty School Road. Participants can hook rugs, enjoy a hooked rug display and shop for supplies. Box lunches are available. Cost is $15 to $18. Go to winecountryrughookers.blogspot.com to register.