Get To Know the Village Network of Petaluma (and Penngrove)

The Village Network of Petaluma (and Penngrove) is responding to the pandemic by creating new ways for members and volunteers to connect with each other, build new friendships, and offer mutual support as we navigate opportunities and realities in this historic time. Village membership now offers online wellness programs, interest groups, educational webinars, and social events – as well as volunteer services including grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups, phone friends, computer help by Zoom, and customized referrals to community resources.

 

When the shelter-in-place orders allow, we will gradually resume offering our usual in-person programs such as driving, friendly visits, minor home repairs, and Med Pals. This is an online or phone meeting for potential members (ages 50+), their adult children, and those interested in volunteering (any age). To receive the Zoom link, or phone in number, please RSVP to the Village office at 707-776-6055 or email info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org. -0

The  Village Network of Petaluma is a non-profit membership organization created to empower adults 50+ to live active, vibrant, and connected lives in our own homes as we age. We are part of a national movement, with 250+ groups formed since 2004.

Language Groups

Por favor ven al grupo de idiomas
言語グループに来てください
S’il vous plaît venir au groupe linguistique
يرجى الحضور إلى مجموعة اللغات
Por favor, ven al grupo de lenguas
Proszę przyjść do grupy językowej
Пожалуйста, приходите к языковой группе
Bitte kommen Sie zu der Sprachgruppe
Si prega di venire al gruppo linguistico
נא לבוא בקבוצת השפה
Dil grubuna Lütfen gel

Please let me know what language you are interested in
Contact john@aqus.com

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Newcomers Social

Come meet some new people!!

 

Language Groups

Por favor ven al grupo de idiomas
言語グループに来てください
S’il vous plaît venir au groupe linguistique
يرجى الحضور إلى مجموعة اللغات
Por favor, ven al grupo de lenguas
Proszę przyjść do grupy językowej
Пожалуйста, приходите к языковой группе
Bitte kommen Sie zu der Sprachgruppe
Si prega di venire al gruppo linguistico
נא לבוא בקבוצת השפה
Dil grubuna Lütfen gel

Please let me know what language you are interested in
Contact john@aqus.com

Aqus Celtic/Irish Music Session

john

Players Always Welcome

We have created an authentic traditional pub seisiun in Petaluma where seisiun-seekers can hear or play “comhaltas ceoltoiri” level traditional music in our area.  All interested players of Irish music welcome.

Once the seisiun players can get themselves started, all others can browse ways to learn Irish playing by ear.

While at Aqus, you can get our O’Petaluma Playlist — the 39 the most-played Irish tunes of local Bay Area seisiuns. Irish singers may offer to join future seisiun evenings, within the trad seisiun norms.

Some video of the player in Aqus

The “O’Petaluma Playlist”
These traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs are the ones found most-often-listed on playlists around northern California, and probably the ones most trad Irish musicians hereabouts can play.
So these are good for starters.— either to learn or to get into familiar playing territory

Cooley’s
Maid Behind the Bar
Planxty Fanny Power

Swallowtail Jig
Butterfly
Out on The Ocean

Merrily Kiss the Quaker
King of The Fairies
Hewlett

Harvest Home
Rights of Man
Boys of Blue Hill

Wind That Shakes the Barley
Drowsy Maggie
Ships Are Sailing

Kesh Jig
Connachtman’s Rambles
Sh’beg & Sh’more

Top of Cork Road
Morrison’s
Planxty Irwin

Rambling Pitchfork
Saddle the Pony
Miss McCleod’s

Road to Lisdoonvarna
Dennis Murphy’s
O’Keefe’s

Walls of Liscarroll
Blarney Pilgrim
Morning Dew

Banish Misfortune
Merry Blacksmith
Off to California

Silver Spear
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Star of Munster

Lark in The Morning
Cup of Tea
Musical Priest

Also check out comhaltas.ie

Monthly Poetry Night

Get To Know the Village Network of Petaluma (and Penngrove)

The Village Network of Petaluma (and Penngrove) is responding to the pandemic by creating new ways for members and volunteers to connect with each other, build new friendships, and offer mutual support as we navigate opportunities and realities in this historic time. Village membership now offers online wellness programs, interest groups, educational webinars, and social events – as well as volunteer services including grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups, phone friends, computer help by Zoom, and customized referrals to community resources.

 

When the shelter-in-place orders allow, we will gradually resume offering our usual in-person programs such as driving, friendly visits, minor home repairs, and Med Pals. This is an online or phone meeting for potential members (ages 50+), their adult children, and those interested in volunteering (any age). To receive the Zoom link, or phone in number, please RSVP to the Village office at 707-776-6055 or email info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org. -0

The  Village Network of Petaluma is a non-profit membership organization created to empower adults 50+ to live active, vibrant, and connected lives in our own homes as we age. We are part of a national movement, with 250+ groups formed since 2004.

LENNY SIEGEL – Life-long Activism for Peace, Social Justice and the Planet

From radical activist to becoming a member of Mountain View’s planning commission, city council, and finally presiding as Mayor of this Silicon Valley town, Lenny Siegel’s activism has spanned many roles through the years. In addition to being a key player in Stanford University’s anti-war movement in the 60s and early 70s, Lenny was a leader of the Stanford chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Stanford Anti-Draft Union, and the April Third Movement. He also coordinates a national network of Stanford Alumni activists who have been meeting every five years and sharing information via e-mail.
Lenny is the author of the just-published Disturbing the War: The Inside Story of the Movement to Get Stanford out of Southeast Asia. He has been President of the Pacific Studies Center, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, and he is also one of the environmental movement’s leading experts on military environmental issues. He has founded several non-governmental organizations, including the Mountain View Housing Justice Coalition, Mountain View Voices for Peace & Justice, and the Alliance for a New Moffett Field. His other books include The High Cost of High Tech, and The Dark Side of the Chip. A life-long activist, Lenny was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

Traditional Use of Fire: With Margo Robbins of the Yurok Tribe

Join Sonoma Land Trust for a Language of the Land presentation featuring Margo Robbins, co-founder and executive director of the Cultural Fire Management Council. Margo is one of the key planners and organizers of the Cultural Burn Training Exchange, which takes place on the Yurok Reservation twice a year. A co-lead and advisor for the Indigenous Peoples’ Burn Network, Margo will speak about the Native American traditional use of fire and its benefits as well as contemporary adaptions of these practices in a changed landscape. Margo Robbins comes from the traditional Yurok villiage of Morek in Klamath and is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe. She gathers and prepares traditional food and medicine, and is a basket weaver and regalia maker. Margo is the Indian Education Director for the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School district, a mom and a grandma.

Introduction to Buddhist Tantra: The Quickest Path to Enlightenment

Buddha’s Tantric teachings lead us to an inner realization that will purify our mind, ourself, and all of our experiences, freeing us from daily problems. Using the power of imagination, we can learn to perceive ourselves and the world in a profoundly helpful and joyful way. Buddha taught the mind has the power to create our world. Using Tantric meditation, we can create a world of bliss and freedom that we can then share with the people around us. Our union of great bliss and wisdom will quickly purify the root of all our suffering and transform us into an enlightened person.

Session 1 : 11 am – 12:15 pm  |  Session 2 : 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This day course is suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome!