Calendar

Thursday, August 21

The Shoreline Unified School District board of trustees meets in closed session at 5 p.m. and in open session at 6 p.m. at Tomales Elementary School. 

Zumba with Cathy Davis takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. 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.

Former Inverness resident Michael Goldberg reads from his new rock ‘n roll novel, True Love Scars, at 7 p.m. at Book Passage, in Corte Madera. 

Larisa Migachyou plays honky tonk at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Friday, August 22

Christopher Anderl teaches Tai Chi and Chi Gong for Natural Health from 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $10 a class or $30 a month. Call Chris at (415) 669.9720 before your first class.

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m., in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today focusing on the geology of the park and the San Andreas fault.

No Place Like Home, a free brunch hosted by Bob Grove, the minister of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, takes place from 11 a.m. to noon every fourth Friday of the month at the Bolinas Community Center. 

A farm tour and casual cheese tasting takes place at 1:30 p.m. at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, north of Point Reyes Station. Learn about the farm’s history, diversification and award-winning conservation practices, including its methane digester and composting program. $20. For reservations visit pointreyescheese.com or call (800) 591.6878.

Mad Marmalade, featuring Sharron Drake and Adrienne Pfeiffer, play from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

Short Term 12 (2013) shows at 6:30 p.m. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Free, and light refreshments served. Limited seating.

Black Mountain Circle Film Series presents The Genius of Marian, a 2013 documentary about Alzheimer’s, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Banker White, at 7:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $10 tickets available in advance at Point Reyes Books, the event’s sponsor, and at the door.

Don Forbes & Reckless play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $10.

The High Tide Collective plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas, and will be making a live recording. $10. 

Jeff Moon’s Farewell Show starts at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Saturday, August 23

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live Cuban music by Ariel Garcia and local singer and violinist Sharron Drake from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a chef’s demonstration at 10 a.m.; and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

Saturday Morning Church: Yoga with Katie Jay takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. $15 drop-in.

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 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.

A weekend workshop in dimensional relief printing with visiting artist Carrie Ann Plank, including instruction in carving local scenery and the assembly of a diorama artist book, begins today at 10 a.m. and concludes tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. $250 includes materials. For information and registration visit inkpaperplate.com. 

Tule elk docents are present from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays through October at the Tomales Point trailhead in the Point Reyes National Seashore, with binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to glimpse rutting behavior.

A celebration of Barbara Khurana takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. 

An open house and meet-and-greet at Wise Academy, a new Waldorf charter elementary school, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Henry Bothin Youth Center (3125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.), in Fairfax. For information, call (415) 488.5012 or visit wise-academy.org.

The Bolinas Museum’s annual Benefit Art Auction Preview Exhibition, featuring works by Bay Area artists and special offers for the upcoming auction on September 13, opens today. The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. 

Uncle Buzzy’s Hometown Theater Show returns with a public workshop and rehearsal from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. Amateurs and professionals welcome to participate in a mix of comedy, improvisation, drama, movement and mime. For information call Mike Sommers at (415) 794.8014.

Asleep at the Wheel plays at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $37.50 in advance, or $40 at the door. For tickets call (415) 662.2219 or visit ranchonicasio.com.

A bioluminescence kayaking adventure led by naturalist Ellen Sampson takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tomales Bay. $100 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $115 for non-members; kayak rental included. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

“An Open Letter to Flamenco,” an evening of flamenco music and dance with Ricardo Diaz, Anjelo Alonte and Sara Tocaggino, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. $15.

Chrissy Lynne Band plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

Big Moments plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Sunday, August 24

Naturalist Peter Bergen leads an introduction to bird language, including techniques to “diminish your ring of disturbance and expand your ring of awareness,” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for non-members. Youth ages 15 and up welcome with attending adult. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org. 

Danny Speirn teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Open to ages 8 and up; $10. 

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. 

Shuck for Shelter, a benefit for the workers of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Fish. Restaurant (350 Harbor Drive), in Sausalito. $75 includes oysters, wine and beer and more.

The San Geronimo Summer Rock Festival features the Ghosts of Electricity, an all-star band playing the music of Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Bluegrass Boys from 3 to 8 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center courtyard. Food for purchase and a free bounce house; partial proceeds benefit community center programs and services. Tickets are $25 at the door for adults and $10 for kids age 12 and under; advance tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/781769 for $20 for adults and $5 for kids.

Asleep at the Wheel and Todos Santos play for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m. $37.50 in advance, or $40 at the door. For tickets call (415) 662.2219 or visit ranchonicasio.com.

Brian Doyle, author of Mink River, reads from and signs copies of his new book, The Plover, at 4 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Free; sponsored by Point Reyes Books. 

Open mic with Eli starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Monday, August 25

Learn relaxing qigong with Vivienne Vernon-Roe from 10 a.m. to noon, in Bolinas. Free; for information call (415) 868.2241 or email yesvivienne@gmail.com.

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.

Bing Gong and Bernie Stephan talk about educating youth about climate change with Ken White of the Post Carbon Institute and Robin Workman of the Bay School, and debut a new theme song written and sung by Emmett Greenberg, Bing’s grandson, at 1 p.m. on KWMR’s Post Carbon Radio. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas, 92.3 FM in the Valley or stream it at kwmr.org.

Mainstreet Moms hold a “get out the vote” letter-writing workshop (add a personal note to letters about voting that will be sent to moms in North Carolina) from 3 to 5 p.m. at Point Reyes Firehouse. All welcome.

A chiropractic clinic with Colleen Lindstrom, specializing in pregnancy, pediatric and family chiropractic care, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday at the Bolinas Community Center. $55 for adult exam and adjustments, and $25 for child exam and adjustments. No appointment necessary.

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.

Ultimate Frisbee starts at 6 p.m. every Monday at Love Field, in Point Reyes Station. 

Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Mark Coleman speaks at 7:15 p.m. at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in San Geronimo. Free (but a $10 parking charge for cars carrying fewer than three people). A vegetarian buffet dinner will be available from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Upper Retreat Hall for a $10 to $15 donation.

 

Tuesday, August 26

Congressman Jared Huffman holds a town hall meeting on proposed changes to local United States Post Office operations from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Petaluma Community Center (320 North McDowell Blvd.), in Petaluma. RSVP requested to Huffman.CAscheduling@mail.house.gov or (415) 258.9657.

Bo Babies, a free playgroup, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Bolinas Community Center.

Amy Trainer of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and Neal Desai of the National Parks Conservation Association speak at 5 p.m. on KWMR’s Epicenter. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas, 92.3 FM in the Valley or stream it at kwmr.org.

Beso Negro 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.

Jesse’s Grand Pool Tourney starts at 7 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in; cash prizes.  

 

Wednesday, August 27

Floating Island Sangha meets for a 40-minute meditation followed by a dharma talk and discussion from 7 to 8 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Dance Palace Community Center.

Aref Ahmadia speaks about his recent trip to Lebanon during the regular breakfast meeting of the West Marin Rotary Club, starting at 8 a.m. at the Coast Guard galley on Commodore Webster Drive, in Point Reyes Station. Please RSVP to Michelle at (415) 482.3121. $8 for breakfast. 

Wine Wednesdays at Nick’s Cove in Marshall features half off all bottles of wine. For information and reservations, call (415) 663.1033.

Aikido for adults with Bruce Cana Fox takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Dance Palace. $5 mat fee. For information call (661) 254.8670. 

“Should Farmed Fish Be on Your Plate?,” a benefit trout dinner for Marin Organic and Slow Food Marin-Petaluma featuring a presentation by restaurateur Kenny Belov, starts at 6:30 p.m. at Fish. Restaurant, in Sausalito. $75 includes beer and wine. For information and tickets visit marinorganic.org.

Jamieson Prevoznak holds a free yoga class from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, through the summer. Bring your own mat. Free, but donations will support youth and education programs.  

Midnight on the Water plays Irish music to celebrate August birthdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. Larry’s Karaoke follows.

 

Thursday, August 28

Elephant Mountain Sangha meets at 8 a.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church.

A shorebird hike with naturalist David Wimpfheimer takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. along the Limantour Spit, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for non-members. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

Guido Frosini leads a pasture tour of True Grass Farms from 10 a.m. to noon at 1257 Estero Road, in Valley Ford, the second part of a workshop on rejuvenating grasslands—this offering an in-depth look at land stewardship practices—co-sponsored by Marin Organic and the Petaluma Seed Bank. $25 includes a catered lunch. For information and registration, visit marinorganic.org.

Those interested in donating items to the Bolinas Community Center’s White Elephant Silent Auction, to be held during the annual Labor Day street party and barbecue, may do so today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community center. 

Point Reyes Farmstead’s annual Charity Golf Classic, with proceeds benefitting the technology and kindergarten preparedness programs at West Marin School, starts with registration at 10:30 a.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course, followed by a barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. Cocktails and awards will follow at 5 p.m. $200 for individuals and $800 for foursomes; registration and sponsorship opportunities available at birdeasepro.com/PointReyes, or by calling (415) 663.8880. 

A Community Lunch sponsored by West Marin Senior Services takes place every Thursday at noon, with food served at 12:15 p.m., at the Dance Palace Community Center. Please reserve a seat by calling (415) 663.8148 before 2 p.m. on Tuesday. $2 for seniors, $6 for guests.

Senior Lunch starts at noon on Thursdays at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, followed by ping pong in the community gym at 1 p.m. and music by a jazz sextet in the Valley Room at 1:30 p.m. 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.

A workshop in monoprint and monotype takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. No experience necessary and all materials are included in the $75 fee. For more information and to RSVP, call (415) 873.6008 or email info@inkapaperplate.com.

The Shoreline Unified School District board of trustees holds a special workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tomales High School auditorium, with Patrick Wilson of School and College Legal Services presenting on the Brown Act and conflicts of interest. All are welcome; comments will be limited to four minutes per speaker.

Ben Brown plays at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Friday, August 29

Elizabeth Barnet teaches yoga from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $15 drop-in fee, or $65 for five classes. A gentle yoga class follows from 10:45 a.m. to noon.

Blaine Sprouse, Michael Harmon and Ingrid Noyes play fiddle tunes and more from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

A free family movie night at Stafford Lake Park, outside Novato, takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Popcorn provided; bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner or snacks (portable barbecues okay). Leave pets at home. 

Stompy Jones plays swing, with dance lessons provided, at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. For tickets call (415) 662.2219 or visit ranchonicasio.com.

Savannah Blue plays bluegrass at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

The Haggards, Danny Vitali’s “erotic red-neck rock ‘n roll experience,” play with Honeydust at 9:30 p.m. 19 Broadway, in Fairfax. 

 

Saturday, August 30

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a demonstration by Chefs Matthew Hoffman and Astrid Hoffman of the Living Seed Company at 10 a.m.; and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

Watercolorist Birgit O’Connor leads a workshop in painting atmospheric landscapes with a limited pallet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $100 for non-members. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

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 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.

Frank Binney leads hikers into tule elk territory from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of shadowing the animals along scenic ridges in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for non-members. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org. Also open to youth age 12 and up with attending adult.

A 35-hour yin yoga training with Debbie Daly, immersing students in philosophy, anatomy and practice over three weekends, starts today from noon to 5 p.m. and continues Sunday and Monday, then the following two weekends, at Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes Station. $525 before Aug. 26, or $575 after. For information and registration visit yogatoesstudio.com or call (415) 663.9999.

Dan Norris and the eight-piece Cotati Horn Choir perform pop classics and Beatles tunes from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Tomales Town Park, kicking off the town’s Founders Day festivities. 

Blame Sally performs at 8 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center, with doors opening at 7 p.m. For information and tickets call (415) 868.1444.

Agency El 84 plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Sunday, August 31

The 33rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach begins with registration at 9 a.m. at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center, with categories for children age 14 and under, families, individual adults and adult groups. Judging begins at noon (by Rob, Sue and Catherine Janes, among others) and prizes (including one for the sculpture utilizing the most plastic debris) will be awarded at 3 p.m. Bring a picnic and leave dogs at home. For information, call (415) 464.5137.  Sponsored by the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

Danny Speirn teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the last Sunday of the summer from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Open to ages 8 and up; $10. 

Tule elk docents are present from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays through October at the Tomales Point trailhead in the Point Reyes National Seashore, with binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to glimpse rutting behavior.

Tomales Founders Day starts with “the world’s shortest and liveliest parade” at noon through downtown and continues with live music by the Hillwilliams and Randy & The Special Agent until 5 p.m.; barbecued brisket and oysters, paella, tamales, artisan sausages, cheeses, Lagunitas ale, gelato and more for purchase; and farm stands, handcrafts, kids activities and animals. Proceeds from sales benefit Tomales nonprofits.

Zachary Seifert-Ponce performs on classical guitar from 3 to 5 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. Free.

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, plus Tender Mercies, play for a barbecue on the lawn at Rancho Nicasio, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m. $17 in advance, or $20 at the door. For tickets call (415) 662.2219 or visit ranchonicasio.com.