PARTIES IN THE PEANUTS' GANG WORLD? They're plentiful. They might be bobbing for apples, or enjoying toast and popcorn, or dancing to Schroeder's piano stylings, or hobnobbing about philosophical matters. But you can count on Peppermint Patty, and Sally, and Linus, and Franklin, and Shermy, and the whole classic caboodle to live it up, now and then, whether it is a holiday celebration or another special occasion. The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, which is devoted to the life and works of the man who created Peanuts, also enjoys a rollicking festivity, so it is no surprise that a few special happenings are on the schedule, all to celebrate the institution's 15th birthday. Snoopy won't by flying in, in his World War I Flying Ace regalia, and we're fairly certain that small Christmas trees are out of season at the moment. But the Saturday, Aug. 12 party will feature an appearance by Jeff Smith,
CREATOR OF "BONE," as well as a host of professional cartoon creators and artists. Jarrett Krosoczka, who created "Star Wars: Jedi Academy" and Nathan Hale, of "Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales," will also call upon the museum for signings, discussions, and more. Want a keychain commemorating the 15th anniversary? You'll get one, if you visit the museum on Aug. 12. Plus, there are a number of temporary and permanent displays and exhibits on, like "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night," which spotlights Snoopy's authorly ways (it closes on Sept. 10). For all the details on the plans for the 15th anniversary, head thisaway.