Sunday is storytime with Scott the Storyteller. Join Scott at noon on Sundays April 7 through May 19,  for tales and music, even some puppetry, at A Likely Story, 151 Petaluma Blvd. South. Go to

If it’s April, it’s also Poetry Month and Sonoma County poet laureate, and Petaluman, Bill Vartnaw hosts Patti Trimble, Pat Nolan and J.R. Brady for a poetry reading celebrating the month. The good words start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Aqus Café, 189 H St. Call 778-6060 or go to for details.

Planning on being hungry on Wednesday, April 10? Diners at Risibisi restaurant can cure their growling stomachs and help out Cinnabar Theater simultaneously. From 5-9 p.m. the restaurant will donate 20 percent of your tab to the local theater on the hill. Risibisi is located at 154 Petaluma Blvd. North. Go to

Are you ready for a Bull Session in the Barn? Scramble over to Tara Firma Farms for an interactive lecture and presentation by Tellur Fenner of Blue Wine Botanicals on edible and medicinal plants of California. The event is preceded by a story of the day and an open mic at 5:15 p.m. and a potluck and music from 5:30-7 p.m., Friday April 12. Tara Firm Farms is at 3796 I St. Extension. Fenner talks from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $10-$20. Visit

Break out your finest dancing shoes, it’s time to join Val Richman – aka DJ Val – at the new location for her Twist & Shout Funky Dance Jam. This month, it moves to Dance Underground, 215 N. Water St. The music starts at 8 and the moves continue until10 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Cost is $10 at the door. No partner needed; no dance experience either. Just show up and do what the music tells you. To find out more, e-mail

How does the wool come off the sheep? Come out to Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park for the annual Sheep Shearing Day, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Shearer Judd Redden will demonstrate both historic and current ways of removing the fuzzy stuff from the furry one. Guests can also learn how to spin wool with drop spindles. Cost is $2-$3. The park is at 3325 Adobe Road. Go to

The Petaluma Arts Center opens its “CosmicTerrain” exhibit from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at 230 Lakeville St. In conjunction with that event, Phoenix Theater mural artist Ricky Watts will open his new studio and gallery from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at 402 Petaluma Blvd. North. For information about “Cosmic Terrain,” go to  For details about Ricky Watts, visit

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