Get your cruise on – head down to Fourth and Sea at, where else, Fourth and C streets, for the free Sunday Cruise In Classic Car Show. This casual, family event features classic cars, food, foot-tapping tunes, a raffle and the presentation of the all-important Sundae CQ Cup Trophy. It’s from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 623-3210 or visit

Finish out Monday the Dumpstaphunk way – with a free concert by the New Orleans funk band at the LaguMiniAmphitheaterette. CQ “We can funk it out with the best of them,” said band member Ivan Neville, CQ “but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is.” The band starts putting the “fun” in “funk” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. Check ‘em out, and reserve seats, at

Joyce Maynard’s new novel, “After Her” is loosely based on the notorious Marin County Trailside Killer case from the 1970s and is part thriller, part love story. Maynard, also author of “Labor Day” and “The Good Daughters,” speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Call 762-0563 or go to

Prema Love bills herself as a “poet, mystic and musician of the heart.” Love will share her heart songs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the Sunflower Center, 1435 N. McDowell Blvd. Go to Tickets are $10.

Leaf and Vine, a local firm known for winery marketing services, wine brokering and wine sales, hosts its first Harvest Party, celebrating the release of its 2011 Quartz Block Zinfandel. On Saturday, Aug. 31, they’ll be joined by chef Nick Heinrich, who’ll preside over the barbeque. There will be music, bocce ball, horseshoes, a raffle and, of course, wine poured by owners Rick and Tim Keith. Time is 12:30 p.m., and the place is 1884 McSween Lane. Cost is $30. Go to for tickets.

Graton author Chris Riebli, grew up in the Petaluma of the ‘50s and ‘60s. After a career that included truck driving and teaching English, Riebli wrote down much of what he’d experienced in his boyhood in Petaluma in “The Body’s Perfect: A Novel in Stories.” He’ll discuss the book at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Go to or call 762-0563.

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