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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Benicia to Host French Marketplace

Benicia Main Street on June 11 will bring its third annual Marché Benicia, an outdoor marketplace with a French flair, to downtown Benicia's scenic shoreline promenade.

The marketplace, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the foot of First Street overlooking the Carquinez Straits, is an ideal setting for a day of food and wine, arts and crafts, and delightful entertainment, organizers say.

Entertainment includes French barrel organist Michel Saga and French singer Isabelle Magidson, pétanque (a French game of boules) offered by the Lamorinda and Marin Pétanque Clubs, can-can dancing by Susie Harper's School of Dance and face-painting, among other activities.

Eventgoers can stroll, shop and relax while listening to the songs and music that bring the ambiance of Paris to the shores of Benicia. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Benicia Main Street at 745-9791 or visit beniciamainstreet.com

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