‘LADY BIRD’ FLIES AGAIN AT FILM ALLIANCE SCREENING
The Oscar-nominated indie hit gets the Petaluma Film Alliance treatment on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in a screening at Petaluma’s Carole L. Ellis Auditorium. The critically acclaimed film follows a young woman, self-nicknamed “Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan), and her contentious love-hate relationship with life, school, religion, romance, the future, Sacramento (her home town), and most of all her loving-but-brutally-critical mother. The film is preceded by a lively context-filled lecture by film educator Mike Traina. $6. SRJC Petaluma campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy. 6 p.m. pre-show., 7 p.m. screening. PetalumaFilmAlli-ance.org.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE RAISES THE ‘VOLUMES’
The Petaluma Regional Library’s annual spring book sale continues on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and again Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. The Saturday morning/afternoon sale will be followed immediately by the Big Bag Sale, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in which you can fill up a paper or canvass carrier for a mere $2 per bag. 100 Fairgrounds Drive.
AUTHOR TALKS UP ‘RAISING HEALTHY PARENTS’
Writer Sid Garza-Hillman will appear at Copperfield’s Books on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., discussing his new book, ‘Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family.’ The refreshingly unexpected “self help” tome takes on the usually serious task of parenting and child-rearing with an enter-taining emphasis on edgy humor, with a number of sensible but not obvious tips on becoming a suc-cessful mom or dad by first becoming a successful person. Free. 140 Kentucky St.
SERVICE CLUB DISHES UP ITS OWN CRABFEED FUNDRAISER
With 500 available seats, the annual Rotary Club of Petaluma Crab-feed and Super-raffle – taking place Friday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. – is one of the largest crab-feeds of the season. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s community and international project fund. $65 per person. Petaluma Veterans Hall, 1094 S. Peta-luma Blvd. Reserve tickets at Petalumarotary.org.
PETALUMA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Petaluma’s 40th annual Black History Month celebration takes place on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. This free event features music and dance perfor-mances, plus a screening of a new video-documentary showing how Petaluma has marked Black History Month over the last four decades.
UNSELFISH SHELLFISH AT ITALIAN CATHOLIC FUNDRAISER
Give to a good cause, while feasting on all-you-can-eat crab, with plentiful side-dishes to match. All of that and more will be on the menu on Saturday, Feb. 24, at St James Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway. 6:15 p.m. $45 gets you a seat at the table, but attendees must purchase tickets in advance. Proceeds go toward scholarships and charities in and around Petaluma. To reserve a space, call Louise Vicino at (707) 769-7389.
LIBRARY AIRS ‘BLACK POWER MIXTAPE’ FILM
Continuing its exploration of Black History Month, the Petaluma Library will screen the documentary “Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,’ a fascinating exploration of the Civil Rights Movement, with archival footage of such groundbreaking activists as Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, and Stokley Carmichael. Monday, Feb. 26. 92 minutes. 6 p.m. Free. 100 Fairgrounds Drive.