Note to self: Don’t forget to attend, sign up for, witness, see, participate, enjoy, be a part of, help or take all my friends to any or all of the below list. No excuses, and as the man once said right before he received a raise and a corner office, “Just do it.” Now, of course, there will be some consternation as to which March 31 event to attend, but rest assured that any choice you make will be the right one.

Dana Davis of Sonoma Body Balance leads “The 3 Myths That are Causing Your Back Pain” 7:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at 210 Vallejo St., Suite C. The class includes a lecture and slide show on posture and hands-on guidance. It’s free but RSVP is required at 658-2599 or

The Art Academy of Petaluma, 250 Water St., holds a three-day Still-Life and Figure Painting workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 1. Peggi Kroll-Roberts will focus on drawing skills, seeing values and color correctly and understanding their relationships to each other. Participants will paint indoors and outdoors, with models wearing simple costumes. Cost is $420. All levels are welcome. More information: 792-7756,

Petaluma Sunrise Rotary hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive. Children under 12 are welcome at the free event. More information: 769-9650.

Mentor Me Petaluma’s fundraising Mad Hatter Ball is 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Boys & Girls Club Lucchesi Branch, 203 Maria Drive. The event includes a catered dinner and dancing to the Gary Vogensen All-Stars. Tickets are $75 and are nearly sold out. Tickets and information: 778-4798 or

Experience the Leiss Ranch Wildflower Walk 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at 179 Wilson Hill Road, off Chileno Valley Road. Hike over pastures and through woods where wildflowers grow in profusion with botanist and Marin Agricultural Land Trust co-founder Phyllis Faber. Cost is $40. Bring water, lunch and hiking shoes. Register at More info: (415) 663-1158.

— Sheldon Bermont


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