Calendar

Thursday, March 26

A Spanish language book club meets to discuss Daniel Alcaron’s “At Night We Walk in Circles” at 5:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library. Ten copies of the book will be reserved for participants; new members are welcome. Part of the Marin County Free Library’s One Book One Marin program.

Spaghetti Bingo Night, the annual fundraiser for West Marin School’s eighth grade Sacramento field trip, starts with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a raffe, basket auction and bingo at 6:30 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for kids and $35 for families of four or more. (Tickets include dessert and two bingo cards.) 

An open house at Nicasio School, with students acting as tour guides, takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a talent show from 7 to 8 p.m. 

A book club meets to discuss Daniel Alcaron’s “At Night We Walk in Circles” at 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Ten copies of the book will be reserved for participants; new members are welcome. Part of the Marin County Free Library’s One Book One Marin program.

A music documentary night with Dave Whitney, featuring “Muscle Shoals,” starts at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. Donations will fund West Marin School’s music program. 

Bone Cootes plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. No cover. 

 

Friday, March 27

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.

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

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

The New Skye Band plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

The award-winning Hart and Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by San Geronimo Valley native Jasper Thelin and produced by and starring Sir Francis Drake High School students, starts at 7 p.m. at the school’s Little Theater, in San Anselmo. $8 for grownups, or $4 for students and elders.

Gary Vogensen, Rusty Gauthier, Big John Main, Gary Silva and Shawn Allen play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Hibbity Dibbity plays swampfunk at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5.

The Honeydippers plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Saturday, March 28

A six-mile loop hike at the base of Mount Tamalpais, looking for wildflowers, birds and butterflies, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with naturalist Bob Stewart. $30 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $35 for others. Also open to youth age 15 and up with attending parent. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

Introductory Flintknapping, a course with Ken Peek presented by the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, will teach how to make arrow, spear and drill points and knife blades out of obsidian and chert from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kule Loklo, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $90 includes a flintknapping kit to take home; bring water and lunch. Also open to youth age 16 or older. To register, call (415) 485.9305 or visit marincommunityed.com.

Ticket sales for the Point Reyes National Seashore’s winter shuttle service open at 9:30 a.m. on weekends at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach and end at 3 p.m. $7 for adults, or free for youth ages 16 and under; federal Senior and Access pass discounts apply. 

Ballet for teens and adults with Erika Townsend takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Bolinas Community Center. $60 for five classes, or $15 to drop in. Adults and teens welcome; ballet shoes or soft shoes required. To register, call Erika at (209) 523.4305.

The first part of a three-part introduction to computer and Internet skills for seniors takes place from 11 a.m. to noon, with Dmitri Wilkinson, at the Point Reyes Library. (This section focuses on laptops, keyboarding and the Internet; the next workshop takes place next Saturday.) For information and registration, call the library at (415) 663.8375.

Gray whale docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Lighthouse observation deck on weekends with binoculars, scopes and answers to your questions. Shuttle transportation required. A half-hour ranger program starts at 1:30 p.m.

Elephant seal docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Elephant Seal Overlook near Chimney Rock on weekends. Shuttle transportation required. The Historic Lifesaving Station may also be open during the same hours, with kids’ activities, a video and complimentary hot beverages. 

Pizza in the Park, a fundraiser for the Bolinas-Stinson School seventh-grade field trip to Utah, features wood-fired pizza, salad, drinks, baked goods and a silent auction from noon to 7 p.m. at the downtown park, in Bolinas.

Inquiry from Within, a seminar series for artists presented by the Lucid Art Foundation and taught by San Francisco Art Institute professor Jeremy Morgan, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $50 sliding scale admission, or $20 for auditors. Space limited to four participants; for information and to apply, contact TC Moore at moore@lucidart.org.

Learn about wildlife migrations, atmospheric and geologic events and other celestial bodies in Science on a Sphere, an animated presentation by National Park Service rangers, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Free.

A Farm Dinner at Heidrun Meadery hosted by West Marin Food & Farm Tours features a farm tour, mead tastings, seasonal appetizers and a four-course dinner with Chef Matt Elias starting at 5 p.m., in Point Reyes Station. $150. For reservations, call (415) 599.9222 or visit foodandfarmtours.com.

“Our Local Owls: Their Lives and Behaviors,” a field seminar with Trinka Marris, takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for others. Also open to youth age 15 and up with attending parent. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

Michael McQuilkin’s Family Music Hour VIII, featuring some of the Valley’s greatest musical families and a Valley all-star band, starts at 7 p.m. in the Lagunitas School Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Kids welcome.

The award-winning Hart and Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by San Geronimo Valley native Jasper Thelin and produced by and starring Sir Francis Drake High School students, starts at 7 p.m. at the school’s Little Theater, in San Anselmo. $8 for grownups, or $4 for students and elders.

Political satirist Will Durst presents “Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG,” an “acclaimed tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation,” at 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $20 for adults, or $18 for seniors and $10 for youth.

Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs play at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. For tickets, call (415) 662.2219.

The Vivants play American country swing at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

Void Where Prohibited plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Sunday, March 29

See Saturday’s listings about weekend shuttle service to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock and gray whale and elephant seal docents and programs.

Saint Mary’s Church of Nicasio presents its annual a Palm Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Druids Hall, in Nicasio. (A hearty country breakfast will include farm fresh eggs, hash browns, ham, pastries, coffee and tea; there will also be a no-host bar, raffle and silent auction.) $15 for adults, $5 for children 5 through 12 and free for children under 5. Proceeds will help fund the preservation of the church. 

Sylvia Boorstein presents “Listening with the Heart: Buddhism and Psychology,” a benefit workshop for Spirit Rock Meditation Center, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the center in Woodacre. $90 to $200 sliding scale donation. For information and registration, call (415) 488.0164 or visit spiritrock.org.

A contact improvisation jam takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace. Some experience recommended. $7 to $20 sliding scale.

An afternoon of wood-fired pizza made with local ingredients, Lagunitas beer, farm tours and live music starts at 12:30 p.m. at Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery, in Tomales. $75 for adults, or $40 for kids under age 12. To register, call (707) 878.2142 or visit tolumafarms.com.

Learn about the motions of the oceans in Science on a Sphere animated presentation by National Park Service rangers at 1:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Free.

Ingrid Noyes and Paul Shelasky play a diverse repertoire on six different instruments at 3 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. 

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers play at 5 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

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

Marie Sioux and Santi Parro play expansive psychedelic folk music at 7 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand, in Bolinas. A soup and tea service precedes the show at 6 p.m. (bring your own bowl). $5 to $10 donations for the musicians.

College of Marin presents a solo concert by Paul Smith, performing Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt, at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free.

Open mic at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon starts at 8 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Monday, March 30

Food for Families meets from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. All are welcome to join in the preparation of food for distribution to local families in need.

Senior Lunch (today, spinach frittata) starts at noon on Mondays 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. 

The Geography of Hope conference’s key note speech, featuring Kathleen Dean Moore in conversation with Gretel Ehrlich, Bob Haas and Priscilla Ybarra, airs at 1 p.m. on KWMR’s Post Carbon Radio. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley. 

Mainstreet Moms meet from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Point Reyes Firehouse.  

Ultimate Frisbee starts at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at Love Field, in Point Reyes Station. 

The San Geronimo Valley Planning Group will host a special presentation about the proposed sewer plant at the San Geronimo Golf Course at 7 p.m. in the Lagunitas School Multipurpose Room.

Reggae all night with Epicenter Sound System starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Tuesday, March 31

Androgynous model Rain Dove, a University of California graduate in genetic engineering who is routinely hired as both a man and a woman, speaks about gender binaries and design with host Raul Gallyot on KWMR’s Airwaves from 9 to 10 a.m. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley. 

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 meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1 at the upper campus of San Geronimo School. Free.

A gentle yoga class with Christy Brown takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Stinson Beach Community Center.

Comedian Michael Sommers presents “Hick in the Hood,” a true story and one-man play, at 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. An adult show at heart, though children are welcome. Free; part of Community Night, with pizza served in the kitchen. (The second play in the series, “Heart in the Hood,” will show the following week.) 

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

 

Wednesday, April 1

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 a.m. at the Dance Palace.

An Al-Anon group meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at St. Aiden’s Church, in Bolinas.

Local’s Night at Osteria Stellina features live music and a $25 special, including an entrée, a salad and a glass of wine, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in Point Reyes Station.  

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

 

Thursday, April 2

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. 

Congolese Dance with Sandor takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bolinas Community Center.

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. RSVP requested to Samantha at (304) 360.2464.

The award-winning Hart and Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by San Geronimo Valley native Jasper Thelin and produced by and starring Sir Francis Drake High School students, starts at 7 p.m. at the school’s Little Theater, in San Anselmo. $8 for grownups, or $4 for students and elders.

Author Gail Seneca reads from her collection, “Geography Lesson: Stories of Finding the Way” and signs copies of the book at 7 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Free; sponsored by Point Reyes Books.

 

Friday, April 3

A pilates mat class with Lisa Townsend starts at 9 a.m. on Fridays at the Bolinas Community Center. $15 drop-in fee.

Help restore Kent Island in the Bolinas Lagoon with county park rangers in a community workday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Bolinas. Snacks and extra water provided, but bring your own lunch; wear layers and sturdy shoes or rubber boots. Meet at the dock at the end of Wharf Road. For more information and to RSVP (space is limited) call volunteer coordinator Greg Reza at (415) 473.3778.

A new Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course for seniors, titled “The Causes and Consequences of World War I: 1914-1918” and taught by Hank Fearnley, Ph.D., starts today from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Continues on Fridays for six weeks. $25 membership fee, plus $120 for the course. For information and registration, email olli@dominican.edu

The award-winning Hart and Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by San Geronimo Valley native Jasper Thelin and produced by and starring Sir Francis Drake High School students, starts at 7 p.m. at the school’s Little Theater, in San Anselmo. $8 for grownups, or $4 for students and elders.

Haute Flash Quartet plays gypsy jazz from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

Mojo Rising, featuring Teal Collins and Josh Zee, plays rockin’ blues at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. For tickets call (415) 662.2219.

Scary Little Friends and The Painted Horses play indie folk at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5.

 

Saturday, April 4

Toddler Day at Slide Ranch offers families a chance to milk a goat, meet sheep, hold a warm chicken egg and explore the garden from 9 a.m. to noon, in Muir Beach. $25 per person, or free for babies age 1 and under. For information and registration, call (415) 381.6155 or visit slideranch.org.

Ticket sales for the Point Reyes National Seashore’s winter shuttle service open at 9:30 a.m. on weekends at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach and end at 3 p.m. $7 for adults, or free for youth ages 16 and under; federal Senior and Access pass discounts apply. 

The annual Point-Reyes Olema 4-H Club Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m. at West Marin Elementary School, rain or shine. Open to children up to age 8. Special prize baskets awarded to those who collect the most eggs and find special eggs; refreshments provided. For information call Ruby Clarke or Rhonda Kutter at (415) 663.5451. 

The second part of a three-part introduction to computer and Internet skills for seniors takes place from 11 a.m. to noon, with Dmitri Wilkinson, at the Point Reyes Library. (This section focuses on email, navigation and websites; the last workshop takes place next Saturday.) For information and registration, call the library at (415) 663.8375.

Gray whale docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Lighthouse observation deck on weekends with binoculars, scopes and answers to your questions. Shuttle transportation required. A half-hour ranger program starts at 1:30 p.m.

Elephant seal docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Elephant Seal Overlook near Chimney Rock on weekends. Shuttle transportation required. The Historic Lifesaving Station may also be open during the same hours, with kids’ activities, a video and complimentary hot beverages. 

An hour-long easy nature walk to learn about the geology of Point Reyes starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Earthquake Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. Free.

Poet Jane Hirshfield presents “Language As Lathe: A Conversation on Poetry and Prose,” a conversation with host Eric Karpeles, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery at Commonweal, in Bolinas. Free, but donations appreciated and reservations required by calling (415) 868.0970 or emailing thenewschool@commonweal.org.

An opening dance party for “Lost and Found: The Paintings of Alexander Carl Bratenhal 1946—1993” starts at 6 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station, with DJ music by the Fairfax Funkateer. The exhibit, which honors all who have lost their lives to AIDS, shows through April at Toby’s Gallery. Proceeds will benefit KWMR.

A full moon adventure at Roy’s Redwoods led by Marin County Parks rangers takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Roy’s Redwoods Loop trailhead gate on Nicasio Valley Road, just off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

The award-winning Hart and Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by San Geronimo Valley native Jasper Thelin and produced by and starring Sir Francis Drake High School students, starts at 7 p.m. at the school’s Little Theater, in San Anselmo. $8 for grownups, or $4 for students and elders.

The Priesthood plays an Easter Eve gospel show at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $20.

Saane and Delight plays island rock reggae and Skunk Funk plays ska at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

 

Sunday, April 5, Easter.

See Saturday’s listings about weekend shuttle service to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock and gray whale and elephant seal docents and programs. 

A basketball pickup game takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sundays at West Marin School’s Patterson Gym, in Point Reyes Station.

The final showing of the award-winning Hart and Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by San Geronimo Valley native Jasper Thelin and produced by and starring Sir Francis Drake High School students, starts at 2 p.m. at the school’s Little Theater, in San Anselmo. $8 for grownups, or $4 for students and elders.

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

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