Are you ready to fly? CirqueFly Aerial Acrobatics combines aeronauting with fitness. The program is designed for beginners of all fitness levels, and everyone gets in the air on the first day.

Classes start at $25. A four week Sunday session is from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 through Sept. 9. Learn more or register at or call 800-823-6020.


Eat, drink and be literary at a pizza party with YA author Amanda Hocking.

Hocking, author of the “Trylle” series, introduces the first book in the Watersong series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Call 762-0563 or visit


Interested in joining a book group? The Fourth Thursday Book Discussion Group meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Helen Putnam Community Room of the Petaluma Regional Library at 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Call 763-9801, ext. 3, or go to

The August book is Tan Twa Eng’s “Gift of Rain.”

The group is free, and members may take their lunches.


Is your appetite eager for sliders at Maguire’s, sushi at Andy’s, mozzarella at Rosso?

These are just three of the 60 different food purveyors offering edibles in the seventh annual Taste of Petaluma.

The event, a fundraiser for Cinnabar Theater, leads participants in a culinary journey through downtown, where they can stop and sample from an extensive selection of local food and drink. And, although the event is downtown, many non-food shops and businesses have opened their doors to restaurants and food-related businesses from other parts of town.

Ticket packages (10 tickets) are $35 to $40 and additional tasting tickets are also available. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Visit or call 763-8920.


Rock it out at the Mystic as Steve Kimock rolls into town on his first large-scale tour in two years. Coming along on the musical ride are Bernie Worrell, aka the Wizard of Woo, on keys; drummer Wally Ingram and bassist Andy Hess.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the tunes start at 8:30 p.m. at McNear’s Mystic Theater, 23 Petaluma Blvd. North. Call 765-2121 or visit


Get out of town—but just down the road a piece. Head down the Lakeville Highway to Papa’s Taverna for an afternoon and evening of music with the Mid-East Tapestry Quartet. They’ll play Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Persian for listening and dancing from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the riverside restaurant.

Papa’s is at 5688 Lakeville Highway. Call 769-8545 or go to


Looking Ahead

Mark your calendar now for Sunday, Sept. 16: the date of the Heritage Homes tour, a biennial peek inside some of Petaluma’s most intriguing and attractive turn-of-the-century homes and commercial buildings. Tickets, at $20 to $25, will be available starting Sept. 1 at the museum, the visitors center, the Mail Depot and Tuscan Gardens. For updates, like Heritage Homes on Facebook.

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