Still feel connected to Petaluma River after eleven years living along that muddy, sometimes gorgeous slough (while Wayne ran Jungle Vibes), adding my poem to the Voices of the River book of poems and photos gathered by Patti Trimble, attending meetings and potluck/singalongs and Rivertown Revival (coming up AGAIN Sat. July 20th, 11am-8pm – what a GREAT PARTY!) at River Heritage Center.

All that and I recall Into the Woods, the ecentric business along the River for years – didn’t know the guy, but he dragged some wonderful, twisty and grand chunks of wood near the willow tree, and evenings my son and I often used a couple of pieces for a teeter-totter. Sitting on the bank watching Mallard ducks and Canada Geese, one Goose becoming adopted by the Mallards. To see beauty in natural objects – just comes from looking.

Anyhoo, when at Aqus Cafe Wed. eve.w. Wayne waiting for John C (we’re hatching plans for our expanding community!), Faith Ross and friend were walking in for the jazz and we renewed our connection. She’s just been named President of the Petaluma Museum – and they’ve got a party on TONIGHT 6-10, $10 donation requested. Music, f&b offered at this opening evening. Two more programs running while the show is up.

Here’s what’s on Patch about this:

What Do You Really Know About The Petaluma River?
Experience a lively evening of music, food and fun at a new exhibit opening at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. Have you ever wondered to yourself about the origins of the Petaluma River? If so, you’re in luck because the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is introducing a brand new exhibit focused on that exact subject.

The name of the exhibit is “Changing Courses: The History and Future of the Petaluma River,” and the opening reception is Friday, July 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Show runs July 11 through August 25

Admission – $4.00 General Admission
$2.00 Seniors (62 and over)
Free to Members, Children 12 and under,
Veterans and Military
Museum Hours – Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00
Sunday Noon – 3:00
20 4th Street, Petaluma – 707-778-4398

Opening Reception!

Friday, July 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments and Music!
Donation $10.00

It’s All About the River –
A Program of Words about the Petaluma River

Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by seven local writers who will share their works through readings and discussions.
$5 admission

River Walk and River History Lecture

Sunday, August 18
Meet in front of the Museum at 10:30 a.m.
Walking Tour led by John “Fitz” Fitzgerald and Skip Sommer. We will then head back to the Museum where Skip and Fitz will present an in-depth presentation about the history of the Petaluma River at 2:00 pm. with a question and answer period following.