Last day to take in the Sonoma-Marin Fair is June 23. Sunday’s events include sheepdog trials with the Redwood Empire Sheepdog Association at 1 p.m., a quilt and handwork demonstration starting at 2 p.m., wine tasting from 2-8 p.m. funnel cake eating contests at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., the Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyoti at 4 p.m., the Fiesta Latina from 4-8 p.m. and the always-popular annual Destruction Derby at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8-$18. Visit sonoma-marinfair.org.
Feeling the need for some art in your life? Try the Petaluma Arts Center. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, drop in for the regular Monday night drawing class. Free is $15. Or how about Mud Buddies, an open clay studio with Candace Burchfield at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26. Fee is $12. The Center is at 230 Lakeville St. Visit petalumaartscenter.org to learn more, or call Taylor Metzler at 762-5600.
Pickleball: the engaging sport with the quirky name. It’s similar to tennis but uses an oversized Ping-Pong-style paddle and a Whiffle ball. If you’re interested, the Petaluma Senior Center offers ongoing classes at 9 a m. Tuesdays and Thursdays – June 25 and 27 this week – on the tennis courts at Lucchesi Park. Cost is $1.
Enjoy a local’s vocals as singer Elaine Lucia performs an evening of original songs – a blend of jazz, folk and blues. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at Corkscrew Wine Bar, 100 Petaluma Blvd. North. She’ll be joined by guitarist Jeff Massanari, bass player Jason Carr and a special musical mystery guest may sit in. No cover. Visit elaineluciamusic.com.
Zombies, gargoyles and dark fairies – oh my! A Monster Makeup Program is offered to teens as part of Sonoma County Library’s Teen Read 2013. From 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 12- to 19-year-olds can try on different scary faces. Participants earn two stamps for every Teen Read program attended, and can get a raffle ticket for a Kindle as well. Size is limited: call 763-9801 or visit sonomalibrary.org/branches/Petaluma.html.
Interested in learning more about local history? Why not take part in a docent-led walking tour of downtown Petaluma? Tours take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Walkers should meet on the museum steps, 20 Fourth St. The tour is free; donations are appreciated. To learn more, call the Petaluma Historical Museum and Library, 778-4398 of visit petalumamuseum.com.
Wings of Glory, the county’s only community gospel choir, offers an evening of soulful, joyous gospel – the choir’s end-of-season concert – at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29 in Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St. The concert is free; donations are welcome. Visit wingsofglory.org.
Place: Soviet Ukraine: Time: The 1980s Cold War. Petaluma native and author David Ramirez introduces his “The C-Factor,” described as a medical, political, run-for-your-life mystery, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Call 762-0563 or visit copperfieldsbooks.com.
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