Take time for some cooking classes with Kay Baumhefner, chef and owner of Come Home to Cooking. Coming up in March is a class on a spring seasonal menus, including a freshly stocked pantry. Each class is six hours, and is offered either from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 with a review session from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, or from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with a review session from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Class is $125. Go to comehometocooking.com to find out more and to register.
Meet author Chitra Divakaruni and find out about her newest book, “Oleander Girl” about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search to find out the truth about her parents’ death. Divakaruni, the author of “Mistress of Spices” as wekk, speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Visit copperfieldsbooks.com to learn more.
It’s time for another evening with Petaluma Readers Theatre. This time around, “Evolution of a Woman” is the topic as PRT presents stories written and interpreted by their authors: Ronda Black, Caroline Brumleve, Sheridan Gold, Diane Haris, Kathy Haynie, Kathie Rose, Leslie Scatchard and Elaine Silver. “Whether you have experienced life as a man or a woman,” they promise, “you’ll laugh, cry and you will see yourself.” Readings are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday March 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St. Tickets are $10. Call 287-1766 or go to petalumareaderstheatre.com.
In Arthur Miller’s 1968 play “The Price,” two estranged brothers meet to divide the estate of their late father. Humorous, compassionate and nostalgic, the play explores family dynamics – and family sacrifice. “The Price” opens Friday, March 22 and runs through April 7 at Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. Tickets are $15-$25 and available by calling 763-8920 or going to cinnabartheater.org.
Say cheese! Celebrating its seventh anniversary at the Sheraton Sonoma County, California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, brings together artisan cheesemakers, brewers, wineries and guests for three days of tasting and appreciation of all things cheese. The festival features a lively weekend lineup of top artisan cheese experts, authors, chefs and winemakers conducting seminars, pairings, tastings and demonstrations. To learn more, go to artisancheesefestival.com.
Patricia V. Davis looks at “Turning a Real Life Event into ‘Fiction’ for Your Writing,” this month’s offering from Writers Forum. She’ll talk about how misplacing her reading glasses became the basis for her current paranormal murder mystery and answer all questions – except what happens to the glasses in the book! The evening is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Cost is $15. Visit thewritespot.us for details.
Dance your troubles away with DJ Val – skip lunch this Friday, March 22, and move to the music instead. For dancers with growling tummies, lunch will be available for purchase. The room is dark, the disco lights are fun, and the music is infectious. Get energized for the weekend. It’s from noon to 1 p.m. at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club, 85 Old Corona Road. Check out facebook.com/LunchBeatPetaluma.