It’s a great day to find cool things downtown. Not only is the Fall Antiques and Collectibles Fair on from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church is holding its annual Estate & Stuff Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The list includes furniture, clothes, housewares and goods, toys, tools and books. The church is at 40 Fifth St. Visit

Do you know what to do in case of an earthquake or other emergency? If not, Boy Scout Troop 9 wants to help remedy that. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, the troop will be joined by members of the police and fire departments, U.S. Coast Guard, Red Cross and other emergency assistance organizations to let you know how to prepare. The event is at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd North. Call 362-0468 for more information.

You say it’s Tuesday and you’re out of fresh veggies? Never fear, the East Side Farmers Market can help you out. From 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each Tuesday, take your pick from the offerings of more than 50 vendors. The event is in the Petaluma Community Center parking lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.

Attention adults. Have you longed to learn ballet but never had the chance? Well, here it is. Petaluma School of Ballet teaches a beginning ballet class for adults and teens to learn the basics. The class is taught at the school, 110 Howard St., through the Community Center, from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2-30. Cost is $77-$82. Call 778-4380 to register.

Surprise! Some people like surprises, others can do without them. For an evening of stories about surprises – good, bad and, well, surprising – come down to West Side Stories on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7:30-9 p.m. Ten people are chosen to tell their stories – five minutes, no notes – and the winner takes home a $50 prize. The evening is at Sonoma Valley Portworks, 613 Second St. Admission is $5. Visit

It’s harvest season, so how about an evening of good-time dance music with the Harvest Band? If that gets your toes tapping, Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary is the place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. Visit or call 778-8776.

Fandango! Time travel back at the Old Adobe from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 to learn the fun of historic dances on General Mariano Vallejo’s Petaluma Rancho. Period-costumed docents lead and teach the steps of adult and youth dances – see how well you can do. There will be historic children’s games as well, plus light refreshments and tours of the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. The Adobe is at 3325 Adobe Road. Cost is $2-$3. Visit

Are you a pancake fan? If you answered that question in the affirmative, just say yes and travel on down to the Elks Lodge for the annual Lakeville Volunteer Department Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m.-noon at 2105 S. McDowell Blvd. The fundraiser benefits new fire and medical equipment and volunteer training. Cost is $4-$9. Call 763-3212.

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