Are you a health and wellness professional – or do you want to meet with one? Join Aqus Café’s Health and Wellness Mixer, a gathering of professional nutritionists, body workers, acupuncturists, naturopaths, and holistic and western medicine practitioners. Sponsored by Aqus and the Petaluma Health Center, the event starts at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the café, 189 H St. Cost is $10. Visit aquscafe.com or call 778-6060.
Interested in writing about your life? Memoir and personal writing teacher Frances Lefkowitz leads this month’s Writers Forum. Her topic is “Telling Your Tale,” offering tips and techniques for publishing memoir and personal essays, and looking at both the writing and publishing aspects of memoir. The evening is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Cost is $15. For details, contact Marlene Cullen at thewritespot.us.
The Beat goes on – the Lunch Beat! This Friday, Feb. 22, DJ Val Richman offers a fun and lively alternative to the traditional lunch hour, an hour of dance. From noon to 1 p.m., join a group of fellow dancers – no partner needed – at the Petaluma Valley Athletic Club, 85 Old Corona Road. And yes, there will be disco lighting! Cost is $10. Call 695-9268 or visit Twist & Shout Petaluma on Facebook.
Is it true no one makes pea soup like Scandinavians? You can find out for yourself from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 as VASA (Scandinavian) puts on its yearly Pea Soup and Pancake Dinner at the Vets Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South. The $10 cost and live auction items benefit the organizations scholarship fund. For reservations: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-892-0084.
Does the name Richard Waters & the Gravity Adjusters make you wonder what it’s all about? The group offers an evening of experimental and/or improvised music featuring the “legendary” Waters and his waterphones, original Gravity Adjuster Gary Knowlton and his “flaming hyena” instrument along with members of the Full Disclosure Band. If this sounds wildly intriguing and like a “can’t miss this” evening, you’ll want to reserve the evening of Sunday, Feb. 24. The place is Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. The time is 7 p.m. And the tickets are $20. Call 763-8920 or go to cinnabartheater.org.
The documentary film “Miss Representation” exposes “how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality.” In an attempt to shatter that cultural norm, “Miss Representation” offers facts and statistics that offer its viewers a new perspective. Hosted by Guided to Safety, the film shows at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at La Dolce Vita,151 Petaluma Blvd. South. Cost is $5. Contact guidedtosafety.org.