DOG BOWL TOURNAMENT - Benefitting Petaluma Police Department’s K9 Program
Friday Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? The Petaluma Police Department’s 7th annual Dog Bowl Tournament fundraiser for the department’s celebrated K9 program. Everyone is welcome to participate, and trophies and prizes will be awarded to serious contenders. The top team will gain free entry for next year’s games.
WHO DOES IT HELP? The proceeds from the fundraiser will ultimately go towards the department’s K9 program which ensures appropriate training and care.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE KNOW? The event takes place at AMF Bowling Lanes. 1100 Petaluma Blvd South. Tickets are $30 per person for two games with teams of five. For more information contact Sgt Rick Cox. firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 781-1213.
HARVEST BARN DANCE – Benefit for Tara Firma Farms Institute
Saturday August 18, 6 p.m.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? It’s an evening of good, old-fashioned square dancing with a modern day twist, with live music by Evie Ladin, held out at the beautiful Tara Firma Farm.
WHO DOES IT HELP? The Tara Firma Farms Institute supports programs that put young people in contact with farmyard experiences. Learn more at TaraFirmaFarms.com.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE KNOW? The farm is at 3796 I St. Tickets $20, or $30 with a meal. Reserve yours at brownpapertickets.com (search Tara Firma Farms). TaraFirmaFarms.com.
AT TWILIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS - Benefit for North Coast Ballet California
Saturday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? Kicking off its 37th year of ballet training and performance in Petaluma, North Coast Ballet California presents its third annual ‘At Twilight’ show, a gala fundraiser featuring live music from Sonoma Strings and the jazz duo of Neil Fontano and Johnny Bones. Also part of the fun will be displays of artwork by local artists, food and wine (including catered snacks from JavAmore), and a performance of dances from ‘Don Quixote’ and other ballets, by members of the company.
WHO DOES IT HELP? North Coast Ballet California is a pre-professional company based in Petaluma. Its students and members perform across the county and beyond. Now 37 years old, the company has been a mainstay of the Sonoma County arts scene for nearly four decades. Learn more at NorthCoast Ballet.org
WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE KNOW? The event takes place at Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky St. Tickets are $60 per person, and are available through the company’s website (see above), by calling (707) 765-2660, or at the door.
TRAXX BAR & GRILL GOLF TOURNAMENT – A benefit for the Petaluma Educational Foundation
Monday, August 27, 11 a.m.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? The 13th annual Traxx Bar & Grill Golf Tournament takes place at Rooster Run Golf Course, and features prizes for first, second and third place teams. Additionally, there will be awards for the longest drive, and closest to the pin. Lunch at the golf course is included, and after the tourney, the awards will be presented during dinner at Traxx Bar & Grill.
WHO DOES IT HELP? All proceeds go to support local kindergarten- 12th grade students through the Petaluma Educational foundation. www.PEFinfo.com.
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This is the Argus-Courier’s bi-weekly calendar of events that assist Petalumans in need, and locally-based non-profits. Are you planning a fundraiser, benefit, volunteer events, or crowdfunding campaign for a good cause or charity? For consideration in Helping Out, send the details to David Templeton at email@example.com)