Looking for a different family activity? Check out Adventures In Rhythm – a group drumming class for families with children from 2 months to 5 years old. The class is guided by Marianne Riddle. No experience is needed and instruments are provided. Classes are Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Aug. 13 through Sept. 17 and take place at Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. Cost is $15 drop-in; $65 for five classes. Call 843-6463 or enroll at adventuresinrhythm.com.
Read Junor Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao? Interested in learning what others think of it? Join August’s Brown Bag Book Discussion from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the Helen Putnam Community Room at the Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. And, as the name states, brown bag lunchers are welcome. Visit sonomalibrary.org or call 763-9801.
Time for another movie under the stars, in the Theatre District. Films by the Fountain is a free event from 9-11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Movie-goers are welcome to take low-backed chairs and blankets – and friends. Films are shown on a 26-foot screen. This month’s movie is The Hunger Games. Go to visitpetaluma.com.
Ready for an evening of eclectic, groove-based, roots rock? The Incubators offer just that on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Ray’s Delicatessen and Tavern. Pete Delaney and Erik Stieg of The Grain will join the band, beginning at 6 p.m. Ray’s is at 900 Western Ave. Check out the group on Facebook.
If it’s summer, it’s time for – quilts? That’s right – the Petaluma Quilt Show returns, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The Petaluma Quilt Guild hosts the show in downtown historic buildings and churches. This year’s featured artist is Cara Gulati, and Hoffman Challenge Quilts will also be on display. Tickets are $5 and available at the Woman’s Club, the museum, Open Door Christian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church or Petaluma United Methodist Church. Call 775-4186 or visit petalumaquiltguild.org.
Chris Colfer, possibly better known as Kurt Hummel on the television series “Glee,” returns to town, specifically Copperfield’s Books, at noon Saturday, Aug. 17 to sign copies of the second book in his children’s fantasy series, “Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns.” Signing passes are available with purchase of the book from Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky St. Call 762-0563 or visit copperfieldsbooks.com.
Curious about why Petaluma is located where it is? Join historians, and Petaluma River experts, John FitzGerald and Skip Sommer for “How Petaluma Creek Built the Community: A Walking Tour of the Petaluma River and a Conversation,” two river-related events on Sunday, Aug. 18. At 10:30 a.m. they’ll lead the walking tour, followed by the 2 p.m. discussion. Those interested in the tour should meet on the museum steps, Fourth and B streets. The afternoon talk takes place inside the museum. The tour is free, with donations accepted. The discussion is free with $2-$4 museum admission. Call 778-4398 or visit petalumamuseum.com.