Yes, it's raining, but plenty of activities are still going on this week. Here are our picks.
On Saturday, head to Theater Square to partake in the Festival of Trees. Enjoy carolers, dancers, Santa, crafts for children, holiday photos and the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Fabulous Women, a Petaluma organization, will also announce two local charities that will receive grants from auctioned Christmas trees. 5pm to 9pm.
Or, learn how to make an Advent wreath at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 40 Fifth St. Bring soup, salad, bread, or dessert for the potluck along with clippers and thin-gauge wire. An Advent wreath ring, candles, greenery and instruction provided. The evening concludes with a visit from Saint Nicholas, an Advent carol, and the lighting of the first candle of the season. $10. Starts at 5:30pm.
Also on Saturday, the Aqus Crawl is back, this time with a Mad Men theme. Start out at Art Without Labels at 111 Kentucky Street at 5pm where you can sip wine and check out art at this local gallery, then move on to the Helen Putnam Plaza to enjoy a performance by Capoeira Petaluma at 7pm. At 8pm, it's on to WORK, the co-working space at 10 Fourth Street, for more socializing and lemon drop martinis, courtesy of Sonoma Coast Spirits.
Then, on Sunday, visit four historic Petaluma homes during Heritage Homes’ Christmas Parlor Tour from 6 to 9pm. Homes on this year’s line up include a Victorian mansion, a charming cottage, a Gothic Revival home built in 1862 and a 1920s brick Tudor Revival. Tickets are $15 each and are still available.
Want to see more? Visit Petaluma Patch’s events calendar, where you can see many other events happening around town and post your own.