Calendar

Thursday, November 20

A community meeting on ranching practices in the Point Reyes National Seashore, including an update on the forthcoming Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Assessment and break-out discussions on pasture management, diversification and succession, takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center, hosted by the National Park Service. Public comments on the plan and assessment will be accepted through Nov. 26, either online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ranchcmp or mailed or hand-delivered to Ranch CMP c/o Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. A second workshop focusing on tule elk takes place tomorrow.

The Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees meets at 4:45 p.m. in closed session and at 6 p.m. in open session at Bodega Bay School. 

Congolese Dance with Sandor takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bolinas Community Center.

A music documentary night hosted by Dave Whitney, tonight featuring “Tom Dowd and the Language of Music,” starts at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. A discussion will follow the screening and donations will benefit the West Marin School music program.

Author Rebecca Solnit reads from “The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness” and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Admission is free with the purchase of $25 gift certificate to Point Reyes Books, or with the purchase of the book. Co-sponsored by the bookstore and Mesa Refuge writers retreat.

Erin and The Project plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Friday, November 21

Storytime with Judy Buchanan takes place at 11 a.m. at the Point Reyes Library. Free.

John Marks and Susan Collin Marks, co-founders of the world’s largest conflict transformation nonprofit, Search for Common Ground, speak about building peace with host Michael Lerner from 2 to 4 p.m. at Commonweal, in Bolinas. Free, but reservations are requested by calling (415) 868.0970 or emailing thenewschool@commonweal.org. Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is limited.

A four-course dinner with local wine pairings hosted by West Marin Food & Farm Tours starts at 5:30 p.m. at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, in Point Reyes Station. $130; seating is limited. For information and reservations, visit foodandfarmtours.com.

The Rusty String Express plays live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

A gratitude dinner and fundraiser hosted by the Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group starts with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, a local farm produce dinner at 6 p.m.—with dinnertime theater entertainment provided by Lisa Townsend’s Bolinas School drama class, Rose Paradise and special guests—and a D.J. dance in cooperation with the Tomales Bay Youth Center from 8 to 10 p.m. $10 to $20 sliding scale donations.

A community meeting on tule elk’s impact on ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore, including an update on the forthcoming Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Assessment and break-out discussions, takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center, hosted by the National Park Service. Public comments on the plan and assessment will be accepted through Nov. 26, either online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ranchcmp or mailed or hand-delivered to Ranch CMP c/o Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. 

“The Fault in Our Stars” (2014) shows at 7 p.m. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Refreshments will be served, and seating is limited. Free. 

The Warren Brothers, featuring special guests Paul Liberatore and The Liberators, play original Americana at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15.

Miles Ahead plays jazz at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

Mad Marmalade Duo plays at 8 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. 

 

Saturday, November 22

Diaspora Dance with Amber Hines takes place from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays at the Bolinas Community Center. 

A one-hour walking history tour of Point Reyes Station begins at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk next to the Grandi Building. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for a $10 donation and are available at a table near the post office (children under age 16 are free). Sponsored by the Jack Mason Museum for West Marin History, the Tomales Bay Youth Center and the Chamber of Commerce. The tour lasts about an hour, and rain cancels.

Ultimate Frisbee starts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Love Field, in Point Reyes Station. 

Atmospheric Landscapes, a Point Reyes Field Seminar with Birgit O’Connor, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Learn how to use large washes and limited pallets to create evocative minimalist landscapes. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $100 for others. For information and registration, call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

A preview exhibition of the annual Bolinas and Stinson Beach Thanksgiving Open Studios shows from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, tomorrow, and next weekend at 11 Wharf Road, in Bolinas.

The second session of Lucid Art Foundation’s fall artists course, “Inquiry From Within,” featuring two seminars with Jeremy Morgan, takes place today from 1 to 4 p.m. and continues on Jan. 10. Open to professional painters working in non-objective, abstract or non-representation styles. $80 for the session, or $15 for auditors. To apply, send five samples of work and a one-paragraph artist’s statement to T.C. Moore at moore@lucidart.org. For information, call (415) 669.7585.

A weekend ranger program starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Today’s program features a Science on a Sphere animated presentation, looking at wildlife migrations and atmospheric and geologic events.

Nicolette Hahn Niman discusses her new book, “Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production,” from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Church, in Bolinas. Free; books will available for purchase and signing. 

A poetry performance by Hannah Yerington takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Gallery, part of painter Janis Yerington’s current exhibit, “Max’s Bible.” 

Bolinas resident Peter Orner, the author of “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge,” and Scotland-based writer and translator Donal McLaughlin, the author of “Beheading the Virgin Mary and Other Stories,” read and discuss the art of fiction and translation at 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Free.

Ink + Drink, a printmaker’s social, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate (next to the gas station), in Point Reyes Station, with beverages and an open print session. Ink and monotype plates provided; bring your own paper.

The Dance Palace Kids Musical Theater presents “’Twas the Week After Christmas,” a heartwarming and hysterical holiday show directed by Melissa Claire, at 7:30 p.m. at the community center. $9, or $7 for seniors and $5 for teens and kids. 

An evening of spiritual comedy with Alicia Dattner, legendary cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda and Scott Grace, called “the spiritual Dr. Seuss,” starts at 8 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. $20 tickets available at http://spiritualcomedy.bpt.me.

Revolver plays the best of the 60s at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15.

Stages of Sleep plays indie and gypsy music at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Sunday, November 23

Ecstatic Dance, a freestyle dance facilitated by Taira Restar, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Sundays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $15. 

A preview exhibition of the annual Bolinas and Stinson Beach Thanksgiving Open Studios shows from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 11 Wharf Road, in Bolinas.

A weekend ranger program starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Today’s program features a slide show on local bats. 

Tai Chi Ch’uan with Ellen Serber takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. All levels. $40 a month.  RSVP before first class to (415) 663.1662. 

The Dance Palace Kids Musical Theater presents “’Twas the Week After Christmas,” a heartwarming and hysterical holiday show directed by Melissa Claire, at 2 p.m. at the community center. $9, or $7 for seniors and $5 for teens and kids. 

The Seducers play pedal steel at 4 p.m. in the bar at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

The Old Way plays bluegrass from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. No cover.

A Fall Concert and Harvest Dinner, featuring a performance of Tim Weed and Debbie Daly’s Common Voice Choir and dinner by Jeff Manson, starts with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and a concert at 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $5 for the show; dinner is $7 for adults and $3 for kids. 

 

Monday, November 24

A free English as a Second Language class is held from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays in the conference room at Shoreline Unified School District’s offices in Tomales. For information call (415) 663.8626. Presented by Marin Literacy Program. 

Bo Babies takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center. 

Nicolette Hahn Niman, a Bolinas resident and the author of “Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Food Production,” speaks with host Robin Carpenter at noon on KWMR’s Farm & Foodshed Report. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley. 

Senior Lunch starts at noon on Thursdays at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Reservations required; call Suzanne at (415) 488.8888 ext. 251. $3 suggested donation for seniors age 60 and over, $6 for guests. Food provided by Good Earth Natural Foods. A computer lab for seniors with Heather Richardson follows at 1 p.m.

“Women Organizing for a Better Future for Humanity” is the theme of today’s Post Carbon Radio, hosted by Karen Nyhus and Bing Gong at 1 p.m. on KWMR. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas, 92.3 FM in the Valley or stream it at kwmr.org. 

A chiropractic clinic with Colleen Lindstrom, who specializes in pregnancy, pediatric and family chiropractic care, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center. $35 for adult exam and adjustments, and $15 for children. No appointment necessary; cash or check only. 

Mainstreet Moms meet from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Point Reyes Firehouse.

Learn Passage Meditation with the Point Reyes satsang of Blue Mountain Meditation Center at 4 p.m. at 11557 Highway One, in Point Reyes Station.

Zumba with Cathy Davis takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace. Ages 7 and up welcome. $15 drop-in, $50 for five classes or unlimited classes for a month for $75. For information and registration call (415) 669.7112. 

Monday Night Live starts at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Tuesday, November 25

Baby Gym takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free.

Valley Rainbow Playgroup takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1 at the San Geronimo School’s Upper Campus. Free.

Storytime with Judy Buchanan takes place at 11 a.m. at the Inverness Library. Free.

Beso Negro Duo plays from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nick’s Cove, in Marshall. A $25 prix-fixe locals’ menu includes an entrée, salad and wine.  

A special holiday series of Common Voice Choir, led by Tim Weed and Debbie Daly, starts at 7 p.m. tonight and continues on Tuesdays through Dec. 16 at the Dance Palace. No music or singing experience required. $100 before Nov. 23, or $115 after. For information, including song samples, and to register, visit singwestmarin.org or call Debbie at (415) 663.4018.

Jesse’s Grand Pool Tourney starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Smiley’s, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Floating Island Sangha meets for 40 minutes of meditation and a Dharma talk led by Zen priests Carrie and Stuart Kutchins from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center.

The West Marin Rotary Club meets at 8 a.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. RSVP is requested to Michelle at (415) 482.3121. 

Storytime with Judy Buchanan takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the Bolinas Library. Free.

Midnight on the Water celebrates November birthdays with Irish and Appalachian music and free cake from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. Larry’s Karaoke follows.

 

Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving

The 30th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the West Marin Community Resource Center, takes place from 1:30 to 4 p.m., with dinner served from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free; donations gratefully accepted. Those interested in volunteering may call the resource center at (415) 663.8361.

The Bolinas Community Center’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration and Potluck starts at 4 p.m. Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share with 12. Volunteers are still needed; those interested may call Ilka Hartmann at (415) 868.0419.

 

Friday, November 28

Elia Haworth hosts a one-day studio art sale, featuring paintings, photographs and more, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 430 Overlook Drive, in Bolinas. 

Point Reyes Open Studios, featuring 24 artists opening up their creative dens to the public for demonstrations and sales, takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday. Maps are available at shops and markets, signs are posted near the studios themselves, and more information is available at pointreyesart.com.

The annual Thanksgiving Bolinas and Stinson Beach Open Studios, featuring 22 artists, takes place at from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and through the weekend at 11 Wharf Road, in Bolinas. Maps are available at shops and markets, signs are posted near the studios themselves, and more information is available at coastalmarinartists.com.

Doug Adamz, Russ Gauthier and Don Rich play live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

A Point Reyes Mushroom Camp, a weekend intensive with David Campbell, starts at 6 p.m. today and concludes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with accommodations at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center. $150 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $160 for others. For registration, call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

The Louisiana Cajun Ramblers play at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. $12 at the door; proceeds benefit KWMR. 

The Jerry Hannan Band presents the third annual Leftovers Party at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

Honeydust plays rock at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

The second annual Black Friday Spectacular with the Haggards starts at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Saturday, November 29

The Bolinas Museum’s fifth annual Turkey Trot, a two-mile benefit race through town, starts with registration at 8 a.m. at the post office, and the race at 9 a.m. (Pre-registration is available from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday at the museum.) $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 10 to 17 and free for kids 9 and under. Dogs are welcome.

The year’s last walking history tour of Point Reyes Station begins at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk next to the Grandi Building. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for a $10 donation and are available at a table near the post office (children under age 16 are free). Sponsored by the Jack Mason Museum for West Marin History, the Tomales Bay Youth Center and the Chamber of Commerce. The tour lasts about an hour, and rain cancels it.

The annual Thanksgiving Bolinas and Stinson Beach Open Studios, featuring 22 artists, takes place at from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at 11 Wharf Road, in Bolinas. Maps are available around town, signs are posted near the studios themselves, and more information is available at coastalmarinartists.com.

Point Reyes Open Studios, featuring 24 artists opening up their creative dens to the public for demonstrations and sales, takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow. Maps are available at shops and markets, signs are posted near the studios themselves, and more information is available at pointreyesart.com.

A weekend ranger program at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Today’s program features a ranger talk about mountain lions. 

An opening reception for “Glass,” new photographs by Marty Knapp, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the artist’s gallery in downtown Point Reyes Station.

A Taste of Biodiversity, a benefit for BoTierra Biodiversity Research Center featuring films, food and founder John Glavis, starts at 6 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $20 suggested donation.

Bud E. Luv’s 10th annual holiday party starts at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15. 

Fenton Coolfoot and the Right Time plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

The annual Firefighter’s Ball, benefitting the Stinson Beach Volunteer Fire Department and featuring live music by Vinyl, starts at 9 p.m. at the community center. $20 at the door.

 

Sunday, November 30

A West Marin Contact Improvisation Jam takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Hosted by Maica Felch and Cory vanGelder. Some experience recommended. $7 to $20 sliding scale.

The annual Thanksgiving Bolinas and Stinson Beach Open Studios, featuring 22 artists, concludes today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 11 Wharf Road, in Bolinas. Maps are available at shops and markets, signs are posted near the studios themselves, and more information is available at coastalmarinartists.com.

Point Reyes Open Studios, featuring 24 local artists opening up their creative dens to the public for demonstrations and sales, concludes today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maps are available at shops and markets, signs are posted near the studios themselves, and more information is available at pointreyesart.com.

A reception for “Harold Schwarm Retrospective: Paintings and Drawings,” an exhibit of the recently deceased Stinson Beach artist featuring his abstract scroll paintings and sensuous figurative drawings, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach. The exhibit shows through Dec. 15. For appointments (there are no public hours), call the gallery at (415) 868.2308.

Blithedale Canyon debuts harmonious country at 4 p.m. in the bar at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Paul Knight and Friends play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café. No cover.

Mad Marmalade and Friends, featuring Adrienne Pfeiffer and Sharron Drake, performs vintage and original tunes from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. No cover.