Hey kids, take a look, this class is for you. Meret Piderman offers sewing classes for kids 8-12. You’ll have a chance to upcycle an old sweater and pair of jeans into a skirt, bag and toys and learn a variety of stitches. The class, for all experience levels, is from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 and runs for 10 weeks at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St. Cost is $125. Go to petalumaartscenter.org.
They say, home is where the heart is. Do you have a story that touches on this motto—or would you like to listen to stories? Spend an evening at West Side Stories, five-minute true tales, told live on stage. The entertainment is from 7:30-9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Sonoma Valley Portworks, 613 Second St. Cost is $5. Go to westsidestoriespetaluma.com.
It’s that time of year. What time? Why, time to give your trees a haircut. Learn how to prune and train your fruit trees, what tools to use, how to guide the tree’s shape, plus planting and mulching. The class, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., is taught by certified arborist Ellen Solomon, begins at 212 K. Doyle Hall on the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, and ends at Petaluma Bounty Farm. Cost is $69. Call 527-4372.
Take a walk – an Artwalk, to be specific. The second Saturday of each month is Artwalk Day downtown. From 5-8 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9, it’s a special Valentine’s Day event. “For the Love of Art” features exhibits, demonstrations and artist receptions. Participating businesses include Calabi Gallery, Gallery One, Riverfront Art Gallery, Viva Cocolat, Great Expectations, The Find, Worthy of Love and Art Without Labels. Go to petalumadowntown.com.
Want to get up close and personal with a self-proclaimed drama queen? Here’s your chance. Petaluma performer Leslie Scatchard says she’s “been performing most of my life.” At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, she premieres her one-woman show, “The Drama Queen,” at Sonoma Valley Portworks, 613 Second St. Tickets are $10, through brownpapertickets.com. Call 971-0677.
And finally, for all you folks out there with appetites, two weekend fundraisers. From 5:30-9:30 p.m. “Crack Crab With the One You Love”—and members of the Pacific Empire Chorus, at an all-you-can-eat crab feed. The evening includes an auction, drawing, singing Valentines and an a cappella performance. Cost is $40 in advance, $50 at the door, Herzog Hall on the Petaluma Fairgrounds. For tickets, go to pacificempire.org or call 877-772-0087. Or enjoy a Tri-Tip and Pasta Feed and help support Boy Scout Trop No. 9. The annual fundraiser at Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St., includes a silent auction. Reservations are needed: call John Schempf, 481-9766 or Shannon Selstrom, 849-6320. Cost is $10 for kids, $10 adults.