Calendar

Thursday, July 17

Sing the music of Hildegard von Bingen with Devi Mathieu from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. $10 to $20 suggested donation. For information call (707) 829.0815 or email dmathieu@sonic.net.

Karmen Kimble and Alex Lasner play at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Friday, July 18

Barbara Scott is the guest on Open House, KWMR at 12 noon, speaking about the Common Law Grand Jury, based on the “amicus” brief she submitted in the Drakes Bay Oyster Company case to the Ninth Circuit Court. 

Ink + Drink, a printmakers’ social hour, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at ink.paper.plate, in Point Reyes Station. Bring your own paper; monotype plates provided. For more information, visit inkpaperplate.com.

A beach bonfire for sixth through twelfth graders and their families to learn about the Seashore Youth Ambassadors project takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Drakes Beach. Hosted by the Tomales Bay Youth Center, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and the Point Reyes National Seashore. For more information, email Jamie at jshulander@gmail.com.

The Peter Lind Band plays live music at 6 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course Restaurant and Bar, which will offer a Mexican buffet for $14 for adults or $7 for children age 10 and under. 

Black Mountain Circle Film Series presents A River Changes Course at 7:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, featuring documentary filmmaker Kalyanee Mam. This is the first in a series presented by Point Reyes Books. $15. 

Un Deux Trois performs French café music from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. 

Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) shows at 6:30 p.m. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Free and refreshments provided; seating is limited. 

The Dance Palace Camp annual open house starts at 7 p.m. at the community center, in Point Reyes Station.

Gary Vogensen, Rusty Gauthier, John Main and Gary Silva perform at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Country Casanovas play Honky Tonk country music at 9:30 p.m.  at the Old Western Saloon.

PSDSP plays grunge at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Saturday, July 19

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features Celtic and Appalachian music by Midnight on the Water; a demonstration of New World specialty food by chefs Steve Sando and Xulio Soriano of Rancho Gordo in Napa 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. 

Sherrie Smith-Ferri, Bradley Marshall and Eric Wilder share traditional California stories, with Micky Salazar performing bird singing, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. $49. Sponsored by the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, the College of Marin and the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Mainstreet Moms are stationed outside the Point Reyes Station post office from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday, distributing get-out-the-vote packets (45 letters and envelopes and an address list).

Learn to make the original Yogi Tea chai recipe from 10 a.m. to noon in Bolinas, with Gurukar Khalsa. For information and to sign up, call (415) 868.1247. Presented by the Faultline Institute.

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. Meet at the dock at the end of Wharf Road. For information and to RSVP call (415) 473.3778 or email vbohlen@marincounty.org.

The 34th annual Big Time Festival features demonstrations in traditional California skills, including basketry, flint-knapping and clamshell bead-making; informational booths; crafts for sale; performances by Dry Creek Pomo dancers; and a special performance of Southern California bird singing by Mickey Salazar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kule Loklo, the recreated Coast Miwok village in the Point Reyes National Seashore. No dogs or alcohol allowed; bring a picnic. Free parking at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Sponsored by the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin.

A two-day workshop in color relief block printing starts today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues on July 26 at ink.paper.plate, in Point Reyes Station. No experience necessary. $250 includes materials. For more information and to register, call (415) 873.6008 or visit inkpaperplate.com.

Ariana Aparicio and Saga Apostol Guedez talk about scholarships from 10,000 Degrees, on KWMR at 11 a.m. And at 2 p.m. Woodstock West, a new KWMR production, premieres. “Turn on and Tune in.”

Mid-East Tapestry discusses and demonstrates Turkish and Arabic music from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library. Free. 

Jimmy Dillon plays acoustic blues at 2 p.m. at the Bolinas Museum Courtyard. Free.

A swing dance workshop with Cenize Rodriguez and Don Jolley takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $30 per couple; no experience necessary. For information and registration email Cenize at cteafortwo@gmail.com.

Michael McQuilkin’s Family Music Hour starts at 7 p.m. in the Lagunitas School Multipurpose Room, with a Good Earth barbecue at 5:30 p.m. and doors opening for the show at 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

Bounell plays at the Old Western Saloon.

T.V. Mike & The Scarecrows play at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Sunday, July 20

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 schmooze and swim pool party and picnic hosted by Gan HaLev, West Marin’s Jewish congregation, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. (swimming) and from 3 to 5 p.m. (potluck picnic) at the Woodacre Improvement Club. Bring your children and friends, and please RSVP to Suzanne at (415) 488.4524 or suzanne@ganhalev.org.

The Jerry Hannan Band and San Geronimo 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 $18 at the door. For tickets call (415) 662.2219.

Louis Landon performs original compositions on piano at 4 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $20 for adults and $18 for seniors.

A tour and four-course dinner with local wine pairings takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas, featuring farmer Peter Martinelli, chef Matt Elias and Elizabeth Hill of West Marin Food & Farm Tours. $130; seating is limited. For information and reservations, visit foodandfarmtours.com. 

Banana performs with Sam Page and Jon Otis from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.

Folk duo Sam ‘n Ash perform original music on mandolin and accordion at 5 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand, in Bolinas. 

The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin holds its annual meeting, featuring a special conversation about the Coast Guard Property in Point Reyes Station, at 6:30 p.m. in Dance Palace Church Space. Light meal provided; please bring questions and insights. 

 

Monday, July 21

A workshop in transformative-energy movement with Vivienne Verdon-Roe takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in Bolinas. For information and registration, call (415) 868.2241 or email yesvivienne@gmail.com. Presented by the Faultline Institute.

Fratello Marionettes present “Carnival of the Animals,” with music, storytelling and unique artistry for children, from 11 a.m. to noon 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.

Fratello Marionettes present “Carnival of the Animals,” with music, storytelling and unique artistry for children, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Inverness Library. Free.

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.

A potluck and book club discussing Tracks by Robyn Davidson, takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library. Free. 

Blue Mondays at The Station House Café begins with Blue Plate Specials from 5 p.m. onward and live music by Paul Knight & Friends starting at 7 p.m.

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

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

 

Tuesday, July 22

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

Valley Rainbow Playgroup is open to children up to age 5 from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 9 at San Geronimo Valley Community Center. 

Kids are invited to learn about dragonflies in an interpretive walk with Marin County Parks naturalist David Herlocker from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Lagunitas. Bring lunch and water and leave dogs at home. Park in the lot at the end of Sky Oaks Road, outside Fairfax; $8 parking fee.

Men’s Basketball in the Patterson Community Gym, at West Marin School will be canceled for the next few weeks while the floor is being redone.

Actress Camilla Ford presents “True Animal Stories” from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. 

The final session in Demystifying the Law focuses on the constitution from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the Bolinas School. $10. For information call (415) 868.0477. Presented by the Faultline Institute. 

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.

Jesse’s Grand Pool Tourney starts at 7:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in; cash prizes. 

 

Wednesday, July 23

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.

Wildcare brings animal ambassadors with feathers, fur and scales to the Bolinas Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free.

First 5’s Hands-On Health Express Van visits the Dance Palace from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free bilingual activities and resources for children age 5 and under and their families. 

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

Learn to make spring roles and sauces to go with them with chef Suzanne Griffin from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library. Free.

A free yoga class is held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Bring your own mat.

Chasing Your Tale, an evening with cultural mythologist Jane Mickelson focusing on uncovering the themes and patterns in our life stories, starts at 7 p.m. at the Bolinas School library. For information and registration, call (415) 868.2172 or email jane@lmi.net. Presented by the Faultline Institute.

 

Thursday, July 24

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

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 (11401 Highway 1), 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.

Rockit Science plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Friday, July 25

A free legal clinic sponsored by Legal Aid of Marin and OneJustice starts at 1:15 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. To schedule an appointment call (415) 492.0230 ext. 0.

The Gypsy Jazz Caravan plays live music at 6 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course Restaurant and Bar, which will offer a Southern buffet for $14 for adults or $7 for children age 10 and under. 

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

Bear’s Belly performs at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Pacific High plays at the Old Western Saloon.

Post-modern jug band 5 Cent Coffee plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon in Bolinas. 

 

Saturday, July 26

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features folk music by Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan; 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. 

A kayak tour of tule elk and their preserve with Frank Binney takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $120 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $130 for non-members, includes kayak rental. For information and registration, visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.

The ninth annual Far West Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Love Field in Point Reyes Station, with three stages and a music lineup that includes the Honey Island Swamp Band, New Monsoon, Danny Vitali and more; wine tasting, oysters, artisan foods and crafts; and a kids zone. VIP tickets include food and wine tasting, shade and extra drinking water and toilets for $75; $170 also includes onsite parking. Early bird general admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for youth; children age 10 and under are free. Proceeds benefit various community causes. For information and tickets, visit farwestfest.org.

An introduction to chalk pastels with Ane Carla Rovetta takes place from noon to 7 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. All levels welcome. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $100 for members. For information and registration, call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

The Paul Thorn Band plays at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $30 in advance, or $35 at the door.

World music funk band Tom Finch Group plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

The Haggards play a CD release party at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station, followed by a Far West Fest after-party.

 

Sunday, July 27

The Tomales Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Fireman’s Breakfast & Fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Tomales Town Hall, with a raffle and silent auction.

A habitat restoration workday takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. For exact location and other information, call Ellen Hamingson at (415) 464.5196 or email ellen_hamingson@nps.gov.

A contact improvisation jam takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $7 to $20 sliding scale; some experience recommended.

An informal discussion with the current exhibiting artists at Gallery Route One takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. at the gallery, in Point Reyes Station. This is the final day to see the annual members’ exhibition, “Open Secrets.”

The Treble Makers play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.