Calendar

Thursday, October 30

A review of the year’s findings and research at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library, presented by Danielle Lipski. Free.

“Sea Level Rise on West Marin’s Coast: What We Value, and What is at Risk,” a public workshop presented by the county’s collaborative sea-level adaptation response team, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall. Attendees are invited to bring photographs of the things that make this section of coast special, and will be part of articulating the values, resources and assets that are vulnerable to climate change. For information, visit marinslr.org. 

Cat Tail Blue plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. No cover.

 

Friday, October 31

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.

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.

A Halloween Ball at the Bolinas Community Center starts with an early spaghetti dinner benefitting the Stinson Beach Preschool from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by the bar opening at 7:30 p.m. The High Tide Collective plays at 8 p.m., a costume contest follows, and New Monsoon plays at 9 p.m. $10 to $20 sliding scale admission, or $5 for kids under age 12. Proceeds will benefit the community center, KWMR and the preschool.

A Halloween open mic and costume contest at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant in Marshall takes place from 6 to 8 p.m., with the winners getting a dinner for two.

Stompy Jones plays R&B at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

The Cole Tate Band plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. Cover charge. 

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

 

Saturday, November 1

The Bolinas Museum’s plastic challenge starts today, with participants collecting all the cleaned, disposable plastic used in one week and delivering it to the museum next Saturday, Nov. 8, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a public display and art project. For information, call (415) 868.0330 or visit bolinasmuseum.org.

A kids and guys pancake breakfast and open gym takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Loft Teen Center at San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Free.

Toxic Away Day visits Mesa Park in Bolinas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the collection of residential hazardous waste, including paints and stains, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, rat poison, caulk, motor oil, antifreeze, bleach and other cleaners, pool chemicals, e-waste, batteries and light bulbs. Free, but appointments are required by calling (800) 207.8222 and pressing 1.

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features the annual cribbage tournament, with a $10 entry fee, at 9:30 a.m.; a root-themed silent art auction; a chef’s demonstration by Andrew Zlot of Double 8 Dairy at 10 a.m.; live bluegrass by Josh and Irena Smith of The Old Way from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

“Marine Plastic Pollution: Research, Recovery and Solutions,” a Point Reyes Field Seminar with marine biologist and educator Christopher Pincetich, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $10 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $15 for others; also open to youth age 12 and up with parental attendance. 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 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.

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

A daylong kayak expedition to Tomales Point, led by naturalist Michael Ellis, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., presented by Point Reyes National Seashore Association and Blue Waters Kayaking. $130 for members of the seashore association, or $150 for others. Open to youth age 15 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

A free flu clinic takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Stinson Beach firehouse. Sponsored by the Coastal Health Alliance, Marin County Health and Human Services and others.

“Recent Paintings by Thomas Wood” shows from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 20 at Thomas Wood Fine Art, on the Nicasio Square.

A reception for “For the Yes of It,” an exhibit of photography by Eden Trenor, takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. The exhibit shows through Nov. 30.

A reception for “Juncture,” an exhibit of works by Lina Jean Prairie of Inverness; Arlene Mathieu, Franci Claudon and Babette Sange of Bolinas; and Nick Allen of Stinson Beach and curated by Art Contemporary Marin takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Library. Exhibition shows through Jan. 15. 

A Dia de los Muertos celebration begins with a drum procession featuring the Aztec Dancers and Common Voice Choir at 5:45 p.m. at Gallery Route One and continues down Main Street to the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, where there will be a community altar, performances, craft-making, storytelling and pozole and drinks for purchase. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Supported by a grant from the Marin Community Foundation. Those interested in face-painting may meet at 4:30 p.m. at Ernesto’s Studio, around the corner from the gallery, in advance of the procession.

A reception for AM Stöhr’s “Neon Fiction” starts at 6 p.m. at The Wounded General, in Inverness Park. Exhibit shows through Nov. 30.

 

Sunday, November 2

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. 

A workshop in encaustic painting, a 3,000-year-old method using beeswax, tree resin and pigments, with Suzanne Bell takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. $95, plus a $45 materials fee. For information and registration, call (415) 873.6008 or visit inkpaperplate.com. 

An opening reception for a new exhibit of paintings by Nancy Stein takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Toby’s Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. The exhibit shows through November.

A closing salon for three exhibits at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station—Candace Loheed’s “orangeland,” Annalisa Vobis’s “*pH 8.1—Denatured Conditions*” in the Project Space and “This Is Just To Say” by Will Thoms in the Annex—takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., with a discussion with the artists 

Se Willis plays roots music at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Rhythmtown Jive plays from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. 

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.

Skeletal Remains, an improvisational movement and theater performance featuring Claire Peaslee, Julie Oak and Rosemary Hannon and inspired by the arrival of the “deep-night season,” starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. $16 suggested donation.

 

Monday, November 3

KWMR’s Fall Pledge Drive starts today and continues through Sunday, Nov. 9. For pledge and premium information, tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley.

Monday Morning Yoga with Ellen Serber takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. All levels. $15 drop-in, or $40 a month. 

Storytime with Judy Buchanan starts at 11 a.m. at the Stinson Beach Library. Free. 

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.

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. 

A book group discussing Susan Casey’s “Devil’s Teeth,” an eight-week account of her stint at the Farallon Islands with local shark biologists Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library. All welcome.

A men’s percussion ensemble led by Michael Pinkham takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center.

Monday Night Live starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Tuesday, November 4

Polls are open throughout West Marin from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Baby Gym takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community Center, in Point Reyes Station. 

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 starts at 11 a.m. at the Inverness Library. Free. 

Jimbo Trout 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. on Tuesdays at Smiley’s, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in.

 

Wednesday, November 5

Brian McLeran, a former Rotary district governor, speaks about recent work in Zimbabwe during the regular meeting of the West Marin Rotary Club 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 starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Bolinas Library. Free. 

The Healthy Community Collaborative meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, with reports on the West Marin Coalition for Healthy Kids and the San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association. 

The first of a three-part workshop in poster printing, including screen printing and letterpress techniques, led by Sirima Sataman takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. $150; continues on Nov. 12 and 19. For information and registration, call (415) 873.6008 or visit inkpaperplate.com.

Larry’s Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.   

 

Thursday, November 6

A beginning English class led by Brian Kirven takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free textbooks, educational materials and childcare are provided. 

Rick Johnson, a volunteer with the Point Reyes National Seashore, speaks about identifying Northern spotted owls by voice at noon in the Red Barn Classroom, at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. Free; part of the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center’s Fall Lunchtime Science Talks series.

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. 

Bilingual storytime with Sarah MacDonald takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Library, with snacks and crafts. Free. 

The West Marin Chamber of Commerce meets for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and for an annual meeting and election of board members at 7 p.m. at Coyuchi, in Point Reyes Station.

A calming-energy family drum circle led by Bruce Cana Fox starts at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace. Drums and percussion provided, but favorite drums welcome. For information email brucefox@att.net.

A West Marin reading and writing group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at 13 Cypress Road, in Point Reyes Station. Read a poem, short story, essay, journal entry or other piece of writing; listening encouraged, critiquing discouraged. 

 

Friday, November 7

A workshop on agricultural leasing with Liya Schwartzman of FarmLink and Stephanie Larson of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nicasio Druid’s Hall, followed by lunch. $5 suggested donation. Co-sponsored by UCCE, Marin Organic and Marin Agricultural Land Trust. RSVP is requested at ucanr.edu.

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

Three new exhibits open today at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station: Mimi Abers’s “Still Dancing,” featuring works in fired clay and kiln-cast glass; Germán Herrera’s “Home,” featuring pigment prints by the Mexican-born artist and part of the gallery’s “Far From Home” series in its project space; and Ann Knickerbocker’s “Tags,” small abstract paintings inspired by graffiti art. An opening reception takes place this Sunday at 3 p.m. and the exhibits show through Dec. 14.

Mantras, Beats and Meditations, a weekend retreat with MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Amanda Giacomini, starts at noon at Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes and continues through Sunday, with daily practice, a guided hike in the Point Reyes National Seashore and a dinner in Toby’s Feed Barn. $395. For information and registration, email amanda@yogatoesstudio.com.

The 64th annual Holly Fair starts today from 4 to 9 p.m. with a holiday gift boutique, carnival rides and prizes, homemade pies and preserves, a silent auction, a White Elephant booth and turkey dinners at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Continues tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission.

The first annual Stinson Beach Doc Fest’s Opening Night Gala starts at 6:30 p.m. with live music by Cole Tate, a Taste of West Marin dinner and a screening of “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” and comments from the film’s director, at 8 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center. $40. Founding producers can gain access to the entire festival, plus all sorts of perks, for $400 and founding directors get tickets to the festival with preferred seating. For information and advance tickets, visit stinsondocfest.org.

Brooke and the Caterpillar plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

Author Lloyd Kahn signs books and shows slides from his latest, “Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Presented by Point Reyes Books.

Singer-songwriter Ethan Kenning performs original songs and folk and blues classics, with bassist Paul Olguin, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. Classical guitarist Zachary Siefert-Ponce opens. $10 at the door; part of the Local Music Restoration Project.

The Blues Broads play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $25.

 

Saturday, November 8

The 64th annual Holly Fair continues today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a holiday gift boutique, carnival rides and prizes, homemade pies and preserves, a silent auction (with bids closing at 1 p.m.), a White Elephant booth and hot turkey sandwiches and hot dogs at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Free admission.

The closing day of the Point Reyes Farmers Market features live music by Tim Weed 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. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. 

A birding kayak tour in the Giacomini Wetlands takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., meeting at White House Pool. $88. Presented by Blue Waters Kayaking. For information and registration, call (415) 669.2600.

Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Martin Griffin Preserve on the Bolinas Lagoon is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for hiking, wildlife viewing through spotting scopes, picnicking and enjoying the bookstore and natural history exhibits. Volunteer naturalists will be available for questions. For information, call (415) 868.9244 or visit egret.org.

A workday at Kule Loklo takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every second Saturday of the month in Point Reyes National Seashore. Meet at the recreated Coast Miwok village at seashore headquarters; bring work clothes, boots, gloves, bag lunch and water. Rain cancels. For information call (415) 464.5140.

An opening reception of “Max’s Bible,” a project by Janis Yerington including Biblical illustrations on driftwood, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. the Bolinas Gallery (52 Wharf Road), in Bolinas. The exhibit will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends, and by appointment, through November; for appointments, contact Janis at (415) 868.5019 or janisyerington@gmail.com.

A Bolinas Museum Great Minds Talk, titled “Ocean Wellness/Marine Debris” and featuring Stiv Wilson of 5 Gyres in conversation with artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang and researcher Kate Brimrose with the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, starts at 4 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $5 suggested donation.

The first annual Stinson Beach Doc Fest continues with screenings of “Alive Inside” at 6 p.m. and “The Internet’s Own Boy” at 8 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center. Tickets for adults are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, or $6 for kids age 12 and under. Gourmet picnic dinners are available, pre-ordered, for $20. For information and tickets, visit stinsondocfest.org.

Hawaiian slack key guitarist Makana, described by Esquire magazine as one of the greatest living players, performs at 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $26 tickets, or $24 for seniors and $14 for kids and teens. For advance tickets, call (415) 663.1075 or visit dancepalace.org.

Shana Morrison plays at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15.

 

Sunday, November 9

Green Gulch Zen Center hosts a work party in the Redwood Creek watershed from 1 to 4 p.m., preceded by a complimentary lunch at 12:15 p.m. and followed by tea and muffins. For information and registration, email Sukey Parmelee at sukey.parmelee@sfzc.org.

Sunday Strummers, a ukulele social hour, takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate (next to the gas station), in Point Reyes. Bring a uke and a snack or beverage to share.

An opening reception for three new exhibits at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station—Mimi Abers’s “Still Dancing,” featuring works in fired clay and kiln-cast glass; Germán Herrera’s “Home,” featuring pigment prints by the Mexican-born artist and part of the gallery’s “Far From Home” series in its project space; and Ann Knickerbocker’s “Tags,” small abstract paintings inspired by graffiti art—takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Exhibits show through Dec. 14.

San Geronimo plays Americana at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

The first annual Stinson Beach Doc Fest continues with screenings of  “Pelican Dreams” at 5 p.m. and “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” at 7 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center. Tickets for adults are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, or $6 for kids age 12 and under. Gourmet picnic dinners are available, pre-ordered, for $20. For information and tickets, visit stinsondocfest.org.

Author Lucy Lippard reads from her new book “Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West” at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Co-presented by Point Reyes Books and Gallery Route One.

Contemporary Opera Marin presents “Devlish Delights,” eight micro and mini operas attuned to the Halloween season, fully staged and performed in English, at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace. Free.

Open mic starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Saloon.