Hey! Take a hike! And we mean that in a good way. Join a Sonoma County Regional Parks ranger for an Agricultural History Hike at Tolay Lake Regional Park. Stretch your legs and your mind: learn about the area’s biodiversity and cultural history. You’ll also get fantabulous views of the Bay Area and return home, exercised and even smarter. The hike begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, and is free. Parking is $7 per car or free with a Regional Parks membership. Visit sonoma-county.org for more info. The park is located on Cannon Lane, off the Lakeville Highway.
Are you a local performer wanting to test the waters? Or do you want to come out and support the Petaluma performing arts community? In either case, you can check out Petaluma Live!, an evening of “voice, verse and vibe,” held the second Sunday of each month at Petaluma United Methodist Church. The evening features acoustic music and poetry. The free event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at 410 D St. Visit petalumaumc.org for additional info.
Help support Don Carney and his family at the Lagunitas Brewing Company fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Don is confined to a wheelchair following a fall in September that damaged his spinal cord. The Lickidy Split Band will play some lively tunes, and there will be food, a raffle and a silent auction, with proceeds going toward Carney’s rehabilitation and house renovation. Cost is $15 to $25. Lagunitas is located at 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. For details, go to facebook.com/doncarneyfund/info.
Want to send those brain cells into hyperdrive? One way is to get together with your BFFs (brightest friends forever) and play an evening of trivia. There are two opportunities this week. On Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Maguire’s Pub hosts its weekly Brainstormers trivia night. There’s no cost to play. Then, on Thursday, Jan,. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., it’s Trivia with Lesley at Aqus Café. Cost is $1. Maguire’s is at 145 Kentucky St. Go to brainstormer.com. Aqus is at 189 H St. Go to aquscafe.com.
If you made a New Year’s resolution to learn first aid and CPR, now’s your chance. Club One is offering the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program that helps participants recognize and respond to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The class is open to Club One members and the general public, and starts at noon on Saturday, Jan. 19. Cost is $100 to $120. Call 766-8080 or visit clubone.com. Club One is at 1201 Redwood Way.
Ladies of Petaluma. Does the phrase “a monthly play group for women of all ages” intrigue you? If so, why not check out “Mining the Playground of Possibility,” from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at BodyWorks Yoga, 490 Second St. Mary Sobrina Kuder leads the group in Interplay, which has been described as “an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body,” through movement, storytelling, voice and stillness. And if you want to be silly, this is your chance. Cost is $5 to $15. Call 765-2486 for details or visit interplay.org.
La Dolce Vita hosts the documentary, “Until the Violence Stops,” featuring activist-playwright Eve Ensler discussing how her play “The Vagina Monologues” grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against females. The film will show at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Cost is $5. Go to guidedtosafety.org to learn more. La Dolce Vita is at 151 Petaluma Blvd. South.
– Katie Watts