Calendar

Thursday, July 31

Amy Trainer, the executive director of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, speaks with host Katie Eberle of KWMR’s Epicenter at 5 p.m. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it at kwmr.org. 

David Whitney hosts a music documentary night, followed by a short discussion, at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. Part of a new music documentary series. Donations will benefit students of the West Marin School music program.

David Thom plays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. 

Dr. Abacus plays cartoon music at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.  

 

Friday, August 1

Abstract paintings by Ralph Stein show in the Dance Palace Lobby, in Point Reyes Station, through Sept. 14. A reception and celebration of life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9.

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 per class or $30 per month. Please call Chris at (415) 669.9720 before your first class.

Help restore Kent Island in the Bolinas Lagoon with county park rangers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bolinas. Snacks, lunch and drinks provided; wear layers and sturdy shoes or rubber boots. For information and to RSVP call (415) 473.3778 or email vbohlen@marincounty.org.

The Box Show opens today at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, with works by 150 artists and proceeds benefitting the artist-owned gallery. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. this Sunday, and the exhibit shows through Sept. 14., with a live auction and bidding party that day. 

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 mountain lions. Free. 

The Local Organon, featuring Charles Schultz, Paul Elmore and Paul Fenn, airs from 1 to 2 p.m. on KWMR. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it at kwmr.org. 

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.

The Rusty String Express plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant in Marshall. 

Learn about outer space from open space with astronomer Larry Brodkin from 8 to 10 p.m. at Stafford Lake Park, outside Novato. Wear warm clothes and bring binoculars or a telescope, a flashlight, blankets, water, snacks and a star chart. Leave dogs at home; park entrance is free. Sponsored by Marin County Parks.

The Two Mikes, Lipskin and Duke, play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Strange Nature plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. 

 

Saturday, August 2

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

Bolinas musician and composer Molly Maguire speaks with guest host Howard Dillon of KWMR’s Original Minds at 9 a.m. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it at kwmr.org.

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features Austin, Texas-style folk music by The Better Halves; a sushi demonstration by chef Christin Anderson 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. 

A volunteer workday at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Point Reyes Station. For information and to sign up, call (415) 663.1075 or email dan@dancepalace.org.

Saturday Morning Church: Yoga with Katie Jay takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. $15 drop-in fee, or $65 for five classes.

A historical walking tour of Point Reyes Station, led by historian Dewey Livingston, 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). Tour lasts one hour. Sponsored by the Jack Mason Museum for West Marin History, the Tomales Bay Youth Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

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 tule elk. Free. 

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.

Circus of Smiles, bilingual circus performers and educators, appear from 11 a.m. to noon at the Inverness Library. Free. 

A sale at Gillyflower Nursery, featuring the last of Eat Dog’s succulent and cactus arrangements as well as other objets d’art, takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at 440 Overlook Drive, in Bolinas. 

“Fresh from Wild Carrots,” an exhibit of works by 13 artists participating in Toni Littlejohn’s painting workshops, opens today at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. Exhibit shows from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends through Sept. 5, and a reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10.

An artist’s reception for a new exhibit of paintings by Carol Hake takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gospel Flat Farm Stand Gallery, in Bolinas. 

Circus of Smiles, bilingual circus performers and educators, appear from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Library. Free. 

The Point Reyes Lighthouse will be illuminated at dusk for a one-hour tour, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Bring a flashlight and wear very warm clothes. For exact times and to sign up (limited to eight people), call (415) 669.1534 after 10 a.m. today.

Bear’s Belly plays Americana at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. 

Asteroid #4 plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Sunday, August 3

Marc Matheson hosts A Sunday Celebration of Gospel from 9 a.m. to noon on KWMR. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it at kwmr.org. 

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; children enter free. 

The Drakes Summit Road Association meets at 10 a.m. at the Dance Palace. 

A sale at Gillyflower Nursery, featuring the last of Eat Dog’s succulent and cactus arrangements as well as other objets d’art, concludes today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 440 Overlook Drive, in Bolinas. 

“From Frustration to Flourishing: 3 Simple Steps to Conscious Parenting,” a free workshop with Taira Restar, takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Yoga Toes Studio, in Point Reyes Station. This afternoon is developed for “mothers of spirited children,” but all parents are welcome. Pre-registration is requested to contact@tairarestar.com.

A reception for the Box Show takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, with proceeds benefitting the artist-owned gallery. The exhibit shows through Sunday, Sept. 14., with a live auction and bidding party that day. 

Tom Rigney and Flambeau, plus Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, play for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m. $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

Paul Knight and Friends play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.

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

 

Monday, August 4

The Inverness Tennis Club’s bilingual tennis camps start today and continues through Friday, Aug. 8, led by Gabriela Martinez, in the Second Valley court in Inverness. Open to kids age 8 and up, with beginners starting at 10 a.m. and more advanced players at 1 p.m. $125; scholarships available. For information and registration, call Doug at (415) 669.7367 or email doug2640@aol.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.

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. 

“How To Improve Your Sleep Naturally,” a workshop with Kaitlyn Smith presented by the Faultline Institute, takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bolinas School. $10. Learn natural methods to treat mild to extreme insomnia. For information, email kaitlynsmith820@gmail.com.

Wes Nisker speaks at 7:15 p.m. at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in San Geronimo. Free, with a $10 parking charge for cars carrying fewer than three people.

Monday Night Live starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. No cover.

 

Tuesday, August 5

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m., in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today including a “Witness the wilderness” nature walk. Free. 

The second town meeting about seawall art and graffiti on Bolinas Beach takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center.

Todos Santos 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.

Belly dance with Amalia takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $12 drop-in. All levels and ages welcome; bring a hip scarf if you have one.

Storyteller Neshama Franklin presents a local debut of “My 100 Dresses and What’s Underneath Them,” humorous and haunting tales, at 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Free. 

A National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month at West Marin Health and Human Services Center, in Point Reyes Station. Led by Grey and Kit Shepard. Free.

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

 

Wednesday, August 6

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.

Audubon Canyon Ranch hosts an open house for prospective docents from 10 a.m. to noon at the Martin Griffin Preserve, on the Bolinas Lagoon. The 22-week docent-training program prepares volunteers to provide outdoor education to elementary school kids from around the Bay Area. For information and registration, call (415) 868.9244 or visit egret.org.

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m., in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today including a “Witness the wilderness” nature walk. Free. 

Joan Corbett speaks about the Pacific Empire Chorus with the host of KWMR’s Epicenter at 4 p.m. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it at kwmr.org. 

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

Hip hop dance with Bianca now takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Dance Palace. Ages 8 and up welcome. $15. For information and registration, call (415) 827.1691 or email biancazdancing@gmail.com.

A free yoga class taught by Jamieson Prevoznak is held 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.  

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

 

Thursday, August 7

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

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m., in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today including an earthquake-oriented nature walk. Free. 

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 included in the $75 fee. For more information and to RSVP, call (415) 873.6008 or email info@inkpaperplate.com.

A West Marin reading and writing group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at Table Top Farm (33 Cypress Road), in Point Reyes Station. Read a poem, short story, essay, journal entry or other piece of writing, or just listen; no critiquing. Enter through the farm stand door and toward the shed. Snacks provided.

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.

 

Friday, August 8

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 tule elk. Free. 

Help restore native habitat in the Lagunitas Creek watershed in Samuel P. Taylor State Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every second Friday and Sunday. Enter at the Camp Taylor entrance to receive directions to the meeting area. Wear clothes good for sitting and kneeling in cool and damp places; bring water and snacks. For information call (415) 488.9897. Sponsored by California State Parks.

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.

Barbara and Michael Whitt read from and sign their new book of photographs and poetry, Observations, at 5 p.m. at Point Reyes Books, in Point Reyes Station. Free.

The New Skye Band plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

Buck Nickels & Loose Change play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $10 in advance, or $12 at the door.

 

Saturday, August 9

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features the first annual Edith Gondola Pie-Baking Contest (entry forms available at Toby’s, with a $4 entry fee, through Aug. 4), with prizes awarded at 11 a.m.; music by the Tim Weed Band from 10 a.m. to noon and by community choir Common Voice from noon to 1 p.m.; a chef’s demonstration by City of San Francisco dietician JoAnn Gruener 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. 

A two-day plein-air painting workshop with Tom Soletsz begins today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and concludes Sunday around Point Reyes. Open to all levels. $100 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $110 for non-members. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

A historical walking tour of Point Reyes Station, led by historian Dewey Livingston, 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). Tour lasts one hour. Sponsored by the Jack Mason Museum for West Marin History, the Tomales Bay Youth Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

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.

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today including a bird walk. Free. 

An adventure around the rich ecosystem of Limantour Spit with biologist Michael Ellis takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $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.

A reception and celebration of life for abstract painter Ralph Stein takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Dance Palace Lobby, in Point Reyes Station. Exhibition shows through Sept. 14.

Nashville singer-songwriter Mark Stewart plays acoustic guitar at 6 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand, in Bolinas.

The Lucid Art Foundation presents “Night of Rhythm and Poetry: From Formless to Form,” featuring poetry and recitations by Fariba Bogzaran and Kim Rosen and Middle Eastern, Persian and classical Indian music, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $25 tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com and at the door.

 

Sunday, August 10

A habitat restoration workday in Point Reyes National Seashore takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center to carpool to the worksite. Please RSVP to Ellen at (415) 464.5196 or ellen_hamingson@nps.gov.

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.

Help restore native habitat in the Lagunitas Creek watershed in Samuel P. Taylor State Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every second Friday and Sunday. Enter at the Camp Taylor entrance to receive directions to the meeting area. Wear clothes good for sitting and kneeling in cool and damp places; bring water and snacks. For information call (415) 488.9897. Sponsored by California State Parks.

Green Gulch Zen Center hosts a work party in the Redwood Creek watershed at Muir Beach 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.

A reception for “Fresh from Wild Carrots,” works by 13 artists participating in Toni Littlejohn’s painting workshops, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. Exhibit shows from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends through Sept. 5.

The Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40-year anniversary at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $27 in advance, or $30 at the door.

The Charlie Hickox Trio plays from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. 

“From Fukushima to Solartopia: Creating a post-nuclear, post-carbon future,” an evening with journalist and author Harvey Wasserman and others, starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages served; donations welcome. Please RSVP to Mercede at (415) 488.7081 or mercede415@gmail.com. Presented by Cultural Potholes and the Ecological Options Network.

Singer-songwriter Jesse DeNatale performs with special guests Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins in a benefit concert for the Powell-Porrata family at 7 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. Tickets are available for a $20 donation at the door and in advance at the feed barn, at (415) 663.1223. A raffle and silent auction will also be held.