Amish in the Industrialized World, a Grange Presentation at the Petaluma Palooza, Saturday September 21 at 2pm

Petaluma Community Guildrs Amy & Jim Crawford recently spent three weeks with an Amish community in Illinois and found it an eye-opening experience in ways they could not have predicted.

Join us at the Petaluma Palooza, 2pm on Saturday, September 21 at the Petaluma Train Station and Arts Center, as Sonoma Pomona Chaplin Amy Crawford shares compelling images and surprising insights gleaned from this brief immersion in a very different way of life.  The choices faced by the Amish farming families they encountered, and the paths those families chose to travel, were fascinating and unexpected.


Petaluma Palooza, 12 – 5pm at the Petaluma Train Station, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma

Lots more going on at the Petaluma Palooza that day, courtesy of Aqus Community and a dizzying array of Petaluma’s finest.

Scheduled Events:

2:00 Chris Samson

2:45 Taize Experience

3:00 Larry Potts

4:00 Gary Grubb & Preston Bailey

1pm & 4pm Petanque Demonstrations

1:30 pm Chalk Art demo with Mark Edwards – (Chalk drawing all day)

2 -3 pm Flower Felting with Jonatha Foli

12-5 pm Mexican Metal Tooling with Jacki Yurth

12-5 pm Wheel Throwing with Candace Birchfield


All Day Events – 12 – 5pm

Speakers’ Series –

Ongoing 5 minute talks presented by different members of the community. (Check back for full schedule.)

Interactive video art project enlightening the community about

International World Peace Day 2013.

Hands only CPR demo presented by The Petaluma Health Care District

Community Art Project – Mosaic Art Squares!

El Dia de los Muertos information booth and activity – Gloria McCallister will be demo-ing and making tissue paper flowers for decoration or sugar skulls.

Face Painting, Eco Puppet making demonstrations, Mini Puppet Shows with Puppet Interaction for the whole family. See Wendy Z’s Art Bicycle which is transformed into the Wendy Z Puppet Theater.

*Bring your used ink cartridges and deposit them in the Cartridge Donation Box at the NCMUG booth at Petaluma Palooza.


2013 Participants

(+ more to come)

Access Speakers

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Aqus Community

Art Without Labels (AWOL)/Alchemia

Avalon Water

Bay Area Regional Energy Network

Candace Birchfield, Artist

Cinnabar Theater

City of Petaluma

Colors of Spanish

Crafta Obscura

Create The Good Life


Cyrelle’s Wholesome Creations

Daily Acts

Dynamo Holistic

Face Language

Family Aromatherapy by MJ

From Ghana with Love

“Great Artistic Rivals” – Art History Class at Ellis Auditorium

Happy’s Greenhouse & Organic Farm Truck

High Fidelity Coffee Roasting

Hospice of Petaluma

Hutchins Dialogue Center

Illusionation Magic

International Day of Peace 2013

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Jan Scott, Stella & Dot

Jonatha Foli

Jonatha Foli, Artist

Kathy James Feldenkrais Method

Kundalini Meditation


LITE Initiatives

Little Luma

Made Local Marketplace

March For Elephants!

Mark Edwards, Artist

Marsh Chiropractic

Melanie Kates, M.D. Graceful Heart Center for Compassion and Healing

Metzler Metalcraft

Musicians’ Acupuncture Project

Nathan Larimer Photography, LLC

North Bay Made

North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG)

PEP Housing

Petaluma Animal Shelter

Petaluma Arts Center

Petaluma Arts Center – El Dia de los Muertos Petaluma

Petaluma Coffee & Tea

Petaluma Community Access

Petaluma Downtown Association

Petaluma Community Guild

Petaluma Health Care District

Petaluma Health Center

Petaluma Multi Heritage

Petaluma Museum Association

Petaluma Readers Theatre

Petaluma Small Craft Center

Petaluma Transit

Petaluma Trolley Living History Museum

Petaluma Valley Petanque Club

Petaluma Valley Rotary

Petalumans for Responsible Planning

Project Censored

Pure Vintage Style

Rachel’s Pet Portraits

Revive Drinks

Ricky’s Revolution Nonprofit

Rotaract Club of Southern Sonoma County

Sandra Anfang Veteran Tutor

Santa Rosa Junior College

Sequoia Senior Solutions

Sheila’s Naturals

Songbird Community Healing Center

Sonoma Body Balance

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue

Stella & Dot / Jan Scott

Stop the Graton Casino

Summit State Bank

Sustainvest Asset Management

Swan Haven Soap

Taize at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Tara Firma Farms

Three Twins Ice Cream

Undercover Baking Agency

Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma

Velasco’s Restaurant & Catering

Village Network of Petaluma

Wendy Z’s Preschool Puppetry and Face Painting

Whole Foods Market Petaluma

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