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, June 24, 2010

Bastille Day in Texas

Mussels, go-go girls: Plans for Oak Cliff's Bastille Day bash picking up steam

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We've had a suggestion that Oak Cliff's Bastille Day bash should include a storming of Cliff Manor led by Councilman Dave Neumann and the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group's Scott Griggs.

But since that might not happen, we'll just report the latest plans for the French national holiday celebration July 14 in (where else but) the Bishop Arts District.

A center of the action will be a mussels cookoff featuring top area chefs, including Bolsa's Graham Dodds, Tim Byers from Smoke, Nova's Kelly Hightower and David Uygur from Lucia.

Here's the DMN restaurant critic/dining editor Leslie Brenner's take on the event.

Plus live music, wine tasting, food, a petanque ("pay-tonk") court (similar to lawn bowling or bocce), go-go dancers (say what?), a French maid costumed relay. Hatmaking featuring Oak Cliff milliner Cassie MacGregor of The House of MacGregor. And much-much more. All sponsored by Go Oak Cliff.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Place: Bishop Avenue between 7th and 8th streets.

Free admission. Proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit the non-profit Alliance Francaise.

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