Calendar

Wednesday, November 26

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

Midnight on the Water celebrates November birthdays with live 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, but donations will be 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. 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

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

Painter Susan Hall hosts an open studio from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday at 11450 Highway 1, in Point Reyes Station. Enter at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. 

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

Christine DeCamp opens her art studio, selling paintings, prints, cards, magnets and an oracle deck, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., in Inverness Park.

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.

Paintings by Jon Francis show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, and next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Stinson Beach Gallery. For information and appointments, call (415) 994.0921 or email stinsonbeachgallery@gmail.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

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

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

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.

Painter Susan Hall hosts an open studio from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at 11450 Highway 1, in Point Reyes Station. Enter at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. 

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 memorial celebration for Elizabeth Owen starts at 3 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. 

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.

A screening of nine hand-animated “fall-down-funny” film shorts selected by Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Korty starts at 6 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. Seating is limited.

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

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. 

Windrush Farm hosts a holiday sale (find snuggly socks, hats, scarves and sweaters made from local wool, handmade jewelry and pottery, children’s gifts and more) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2263 Chileno Valley Road. Hearth-fired pizzas available for purchase. For information, call (707) 775.3390.

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.

Painter Susan Hall hosts an open studio from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 11450 Highway 1, in Point Reyes Station. Enter at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. 

The annual Thanksgiving Bolinas and Stinson Beach Open Studios, featuring 22 artists, 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 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, with live music and poetry readings. 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.

 

Monday, December 1

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. 

Storytime with Judy Buchanan takes place 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. 

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.

An intimate evening of acoustic folk music, featuring Hip Hatchet and Christopher Paul Stelling, starts at 7 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand Gallery, in Bolinas. $5 to $10 suggested donation.

Ping Pong and Right Brain Exploration with Sandy Jacobs takes place from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. on Mondays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $15 per month. 

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

 

Tuesday, December 2

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.

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.  

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

 

Wednesday, December 3

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. 

The West Marin Coalition for Healthy Kids meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the West Room at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center to discuss cultural norms and attitudes about alcohol, drugs and tobacco use in West Marin; coalition leadership and decision-making; and plans for a community-wide event and outreach.

The first of a two-part workshop on succession planning for farms and ranches starts with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation by Bill Stewart of the University of California Cooperative Extension of Marin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall. $10. Co-sponsored by Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Marin Organic and the Marin County Farm Bureau. To register, visit ucanr.edu.

A workshop on AB 60, the California drivers license law that will go into effect on Jan. 1, starts at 6 p.m. in the small gym at West Marin School. Hosted by the West Marin Collaborative. (This meeting will be conducted in Spanish, with English translation provided upon request.)

Katherine Faw Morris’s “Young God” is the subject of Patricia Holt’s monthly book discussion group, meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Point Reyes Books. $25. For information, call the bookstore at (415) 663.1542.

A community meeting about the proposed development at 135 Balboa Avenue, including a presentation by the owners, a Q&A session and a discussion, starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Inverness Yacht Club. Hosted by the Inverness Association.

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

 

Thursday, December 4

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. 

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. 

DropStitch Club meets from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. Bring your knitting, bookbinding and needlepoint projects.

A West Marin reading and writing group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in Point Reyes Station. Read a poem, short story, essay, journal entry or other piece of writing; listening encouraged, critiquing discouraged. Snacks provided. For the exact location, call or text (304) 360.2464. 

 

Friday, December 5

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. 

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

Paintings by Jon Francis show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday at the Stinson Beach Gallery. For information and appointments, call (415) 994.0921 or email stinsonbeachgallery@gmail.com.

Cheese expert Waldemar Albrecht presents a focused cheese tasting, comparing four Point Reyes Farmstead Cheeses to four classic cheeses from across Europe, accompanied by wine and nibbles from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Fork, outside Point Reyes Station. $55 includes a walking tour of the ranch. For information and registration call (800) 591.6878 or visit pointreyescheese.com. 

The annual Path of Lights illuminates Point Reyes Station starting at 5 p.m., when shops will be open for evening holiday shopping. Common Voice Choir performs from 5 to 6 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, where there will be a living nativity and pozole, baked goods and hot chocolate for purchase. Santa Claus arrives on horseback at 5:30 p.m. 

The 44th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts Fair starts today from 5 to 9 p.m. with handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, textiles, artwork, ceramics, cards and more, plus food and drinks for purchase from The Farmer’s Wife, at the community center in Point Reyes Station. The fair continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the weekend.

An opening reception for “Watercolor in Motion,” a new exhibit by Birgit O’Connor, takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Toby’s Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. The exhibit shows through Dec. 29.

Michael Harmon, Rebecca Richman and Roxanne Olivia play Celtic tunes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be receiving visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. in the barbecue room.

Stompy Jones plays swing and R&B (with lessons offered) at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

 

Saturday, December 6

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

The 44th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, textiles, artwork, ceramics, cards and more, plus food and drinks for purchase from The Farmer’s Wife, at the community center in Point Reyes Station. The fair continues during the same hours tomorrow.

A creativity workshop with Peter Turchi, the author of “A Muse and A Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic and Maps of the Imagination,” takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $40. For information and registration, visit ptreyesbooks.com. Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books and Black Mountain Circle.

The 45th annual San Geronimo Valley Community Center Holiday Arts Faire, Craft Fair & Silent Auction takes place from noon to 5:30 p.m. with Santa Claus, dreidel games and Chanukah candle lighting, a hands-on greens workshop, the Lights of Life ceremony presented by West Marin Senior Services, live music and food and drink for purchase. Free admission; proceeds from sales benefit the community center’s programs and holiday meals for those in need. 

Composer, pianist and producer Colin Farish performs and speaks with Jaune Evans and Michael Lerner from 2 to 4 p.m. at The New School 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.

Much Ado About Crab, a benefit crab dinner for the Bolinas-Stinson School eighth-grade class trip to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, starts at 6 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $35 includes crab, green and pasta salads, bread, drinks, a dessert auction and live music by Midnight on the Water. 

New films from Encyclopedia Pictura Studio, featuring the work of Daren Rabinovitch, Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, show at 6:30 p.m. at Gospel Flat Farmstand, in Bolinas. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will perform new music compositions, with visuals by Rob Moss Wilson, at 7:30 p.m.

Red Meat plays country at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

 

Sunday, December 7

The 44th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, textiles, artwork, ceramics, cards and more, plus food and drinks for purchase from The Farmer’s Wife, at the community center in Point Reyes Station. 

Santa Claus visits the Boat Shack from 3 to 5 p.m. at Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages, in Marshall. Chat with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and treats and get your picture taken by a professional photographer. Ten percent of proceeds from restaurant sales today will be donated to the Marin Food Bank, and guests who bring a canned food donation will receive 15 percent off their bill. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Key Lime Pie and Firewheel play rock and Latin soul at 4 p.m. in the bar at Rancho Nicasio. $10, or free for ages 18 and under.

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