Ready for an afternoon of bocce ball for a good cause? Good, because Mentor Me Petaluma’s Bocce Ball-a-Palooza and Garden Party is here. From noon to 4 p.m., the bocce ball courts at 320 Sixth St. will be hopping, rolling and bouncing. Bring a team or just come on down – there will also be food and drink. For details, visit or call 778-4798. Cost is $25-$100.

It’s time for Rebuilding Together Petaluma’s first fundraiser — Trades on Tap. The event includes a paella dinner, drinks, music from D’bunchovus and an auction. This is RTP’s 17th year of putting volunteers to work repairing homes for low-income homeowners and veterans. Trades on Tap takes place at Lagunitas Brewery, 1280 N.McDowell Blvd., from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17. Tickets are $25 and available at

Celebrate the harvest moon at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at EarthRise, the monthly drumming circle at IONS (the Institute of Noetic Sciences), 101 San Antonio Road. The circle is led by Jason K. Norris of Lucid Drum. Instruments are provided or take your own. Cost is $15-$20. Following the circle is an hour-long Full Moon Labyrinth Walk. First-time walkers are welcome. Visit for details.

Two Rock Valley’s Presbyterian Church has a 66-year history of Harvest Festivals. This year’s takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the church, 7063 Bodega Ave. A chicken barbecue begins at 11:30 a.m.; cost is $12. In addition there will be handmade quilts, crafts, bakes goods, local produce, a raffle and silent auction, along with children’s games and a 4-H animal exhibit. Call 762-4924.

The city of Petaluma honors noted astronaut Rex Walheim on Saturday, Sept 21. Walheim flew three missions, including the 135th and final mission of NASA’s space shuttle program, logging more than 566 hours in space. The event is from 2-3 p.m. at Petaluma Municipal Airport, 601 Sky Ranch Road. Cost is $10. Call 776-7534.

Don’t feed pasta to the wildlife – eat it yourself and help out the Petaluma Wildlife Museum at its annual pasta feed, beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The family-friendly evening includes a dinner and auction, activities and presentations. There will, of course, be a plethora of engaging, intriguing animals. The cost is $10-$12, which benefits the environmental education program. The museum is at 201 Fair St. Call 778-4787.

Two Paloozas in a week? You betcha! Celebrate the best of the city at Petaluma Palooza. The annual community expo showcases local commerce, culture, creativity and caring and features individuals, businesses, organizations, techies, artists, crafters, clubs, groups, nonprofits, farmers, growers, thinkers and doers. The free event is from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St. Visit to learn more.

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