WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Holidays 2008

Christmas and it's traditions don't always bring visions of joy and happiness to everyone, so keep in mind that when you are out looking for that perfect gift...that love is the easiest gift to give. It's simple...it's elegant...and it lasts a long time. It's always brand new...and if it's returned, it brings more joy. At this time of the year, let us reach out and forget all of our bitterness toward our fellow man, extending to him or her our true hand of love and friendship...because love brings hope, and hope removes doubt, and without doubt, there is no uncertainty.

La Pétanque Marinière would like to wish all of you, wherever you may be, and however you may choose to celebrate it, the most joyous holiday season filled with family, friends, laughter and good health.

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