Aviators from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam talk about aerial combat in, “Legends of the Sky,” a special Veterans Day event Sunday, Nov. 11. At 3 p.m., Brig. Gen. Robert F. “Earthquake” Titus, Maj. James L Brooks, Maj. Gen. Norman J. de Back Jr. and Col. John Lowery will share their stories. “This is a rare opportunity to hear the incredible stories of air-to-air combat from those who lived through it,” said Joe Noriel, Petaluma Museum president. The presentation is at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. Donation is $5. Call 778-4398 or visit petalumamuseum.com.
Donate canned food – win a prize. The Mystic Theatre is holding a fundraiser for the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS (the Committee on the Shelterless). Grand raffle prize is a VIP package for two: tickets to all shows at the Mystic in 2013. Two cans of nonperishable food buys a ticket. Or pay cash: $2 for a single, or three tickets for $5. Drop off is at McNear’s Restaurant, 23 Petaluma Blvd. North. A free concert with J.D. McPherson on Dec. 11, “Jams for Cans,” benefits the fundraiser. Visit mystictheatre.com or like the venue on Facebook.
Speaker Richard Heinberg takes a look at “Post-Fossil Fuels Solutions” during a Friendly Favors potluck dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. He talks about the need to transition away from fossil fuels and the sustainable solutions being used around the world at EarthRise Retreat at IONS, 101 San Antonio Road. Cost is $20. Call 779-8202 or visit noetic.org.
Soon after Seré Prince Halverson earned a journalism degree, she realized she didn’t want to report facts, she wanted to write fiction. From 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Halvorsen shares how to keep writing, dealing with agents, query letters and never giving up, part of the Writers Forum of Petaluma series at the Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Cost is $15. Go to thewritespot.us.
Interested in learning more about what goes on with the fauna and flora of Shollenberger Park? Join Petaluma Wetlands Alliance at the first kiosk 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, for two children-family nature walks. The walks are one to two hours, depending on children’s age. For the walk in English, call Gerald Moore at 763-3577. For the walk in Spanish, call Connie Peabody at 338-2237. Rain cancels.
Ready for Reclaimed Legacies? The third annual vintage artisan show features craftspeople from around the Bay Area, offering goods made from vintage, recycled, reclaimed and handcrafted materials. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Petaluma Woman’s Club, 518 B St. Admission is free. Call 655-3420.
— Katie Watts