Calendar

Thursday, May 28

“Indie Kindred,” a 2014 documentary by Jen Lee about independent artists working in collaboration, shows at 6:30 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Free.

An informal salon takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Bring a short and interesting piece of writing, either your own or some one else’s, to share. Free, and everyone is welcome. 

“Sit Down!” with Jordan Bowen and Miguel Kuntz airs at 10 p.m. on KWMR. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it live at kwmr.org. 

 

Friday, May 29

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. on Fridays 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. Limited space; for reservations visit pointreyescheese.com or call (800) 591.6878.

Park rangers speak about the history of the Point Reyes Lighthouse from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Free; be prepared for a strenuous descent, high winds and variable weather.

Un, Deux, Trois performs French café music from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters starting at 5 p.m. 

The 43rd annual Bolinas-Stinson School Art Faire takes place from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bolinas campus, showcasing student art in a variety of media. Music begins at 6 p.m.

The Loft Teen Center’s end-of-the-year movie night features a screening of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center Gym. $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Bring a dessert to share and a signed permission slip; for information, email Heather at loft@sgvcc.org.

Roy Zimmerman performs satirical songs for peace and social justice in his show, “The Faucet’s on Fire,” at 8 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. 

Freddy Clarke plays classical flamenco guitar at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Steep Ravine plays bluegrass, folk and jazz at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5.

The Night Caps play blues at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. $5.

 

Saturday, May 30

The annual Spring Open House and Horse Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Halleck Creek Ranch in Nicasio, showcasing riders with special needs competing throughout the day with friends and family cheering them on. All are invited, but RSVP is requested to mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org or (415) 662.2488.

A community workshop on sea-level rise preparedness takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. Learn about efforts to protect private and public assets from rising waters and increased storms, and participate in a role-playing activity to understand the costs and benefits of each strategy. Refreshments provided. RSVP requested to SLRplanner@marincounty.org. Hosted by Marin County’s C-SMART project.

“How to be a Naturalist Leader,” a daylong workshop with David Lukas focusing on skills and strategies to lead groups in nature, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. (Another separate session takes place tomorrow.) $70 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $80 for others. For information and registration, visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.

Exploring Point Reyes in Oils, a plein air painting weekend workshop with Tom Soltesz, begins today at 9 a.m. and continues through Sunday. All levels welcome. Presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Field Institute. $90 for members, or $110 for others. For information and registration, visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.

A field training with Marin M.P.A. Watch takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Limantour Beach. Includes an overview of Marine Protected Areas, why they are important and data collection methods. Free, but RSVP is required to Morgan@eacmarin.org.

A short seed collection hike, followed by a seed germination and propagating workshop, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network’s native plant nursery at 9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., in Olema. RSVP is requested to Preston at preston@tirn.net.

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust presents “Carbon Farming 101” with Marin Carbon Project founder and carbon-farmer John Wick from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nicasio Native Grass Ranch. $15 for members, or $20 for others; kids ages 12 to 15 free. For information and registration, visit malt.org/events/carbon-farming-101. Rain cancels; to confirm, call (415) 663.1338.

A Science on a Sphere ranger presentation, using a room-sized global display system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. Free.

Junk Parlor and Gold Star Dance Company perform “rebel gypsy rock” and belly dancing at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15 includes a CD.

Frankie Boots and the County Line play Americana, rock and soul at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

Extra Action Marching Band plays punk march, with special guest Jessie Evans, at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. $5.

 

Sunday, May 31

Tomales Church of the Assumption hosts a raffle, bake sale and country breakfast—featuring Filipino and Mexican foods, sausages, eggs and pancakes—from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall. $10 for adults, or $7 for children.

“How to be a Naturalist Leader,” a daylong workshop with David Lukas focusing on skills and strategies to lead groups in nature, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $70 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $80 for others. For information and registration, visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.

A running and yoga retreat starts at 9 a.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, including a trail-run, a runner-oriented aerobic yoga class and a vegetarian lunch by Marguerite Imbert. $52; to register, visit adventuringsoulretreats.com.

Vinyasa Yoga with Adele Barbato starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays at the Bolinas Community Center. $15, or $5 for new students.

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 sesquicentennial celebration of the Tomales Presbyterian Church starts at 11 a.m. at 11 Church Street, in Tomales. Featuring a complimentary lunch, cemetery tours and historical displays. All welcome.

An ice-cream social benefitting the Stinson Beach Preschool takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farmstand in Bolinas, featuring live music, face painting, ice-cream and beer. 

An open house at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History takes place from 1 to 4 p.m., in a wing of the Inverness Library. This is the last day to see the botanical art of Linda Ann Vorobik, who will be selling prints and silk scarves. A portion of the sales will benefit the museum. Refreshments provided. 

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center and Dana Russ host “The Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer,” with local blues band The Blue Devils, kids activities, food and a silent auction, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

A potluck celebration of the life of West Marin’s beloved Donna Sheehan takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center, with live music by El Radio Fantastique, Danny Vitali and others. Bring finger foods, beverages, flowers from your garden, photos, mementos and notes for a communal altar and memories to share. Anyone interested in volunteering may email Robin at balsora@aol.com.

An artists’ reception for artists, craftsmen and friends Griffe Griffiths and Tom Tabakin takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Two Bird Café in San Geronimo, featuring nature-influenced works in copper, brass, silver and bronze along with encaustic paintings and photography printed on gold leaf. Julie Egger of the Red Hot Chachkas will perform with her violin students.

A community meeting addressing strategies for navigating local housing takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, with presentations by the Bolinas Community Land Trust and the Bolinas Community Action Network. A $5 dinner prepared by BoBOP follows the meeting; bring your own plate and utensils.

Jon Otis plays live music from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café. No cover.

Lorin Rowan’s Caribbean Bleu plays at 5 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

An open mic hosted by Charlie Docherty takes place from 9 p.m. till midnight at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Monday, June 1

Bo Babies, a free playgroup, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center. Open to toddlers and their parents, too.

Senior Lunch (today, curried chicken and brown rice) 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.

Park rangers speak about the history of the Point Reyes Lighthouse from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Free; be prepared for a strenuous descent, high winds and variable weather.

Learn about West Marin 4-H with Ruby Clarke and other West Marin School students at 5 p.m. on KWMR’s Epicenter. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it live at kwmr.org. 

The annual Edie Robinson Community Service Award ceremony and barbecue takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church in Lagunitas, during the last Healthy Community Collaborative meeting of the year. This year’s recipients are Aneice Taylor of InSpirit and Richard Sloan of the Lagunitas School District. Burgers, hot dogs and beverages provided; please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.

An informational meeting discussing a proposed re-design and renovation of the Health and Human Services’ West Marin Service Center takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the small gym at the West Marin School, in Point Reyes Station. Learn about the project from the architects and provide input.

 

Tuesday, June 2

Valley Rainbow Playgroup meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 1 at the San Geronimo School campus. Free; open to children up to age 5 and their caregivers.

West Marin Senior Services’ shuttle bus leaves from Toby’s Feed Barn at 10:15 a.m. and from Walnut Place at 10:30 a.m. for Novato, with stops at Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Whole Foods and a dollar store. Free; all ages welcome.

Fitz & Pieces plays for Locals’ Night at Nick’s Cove in Marshall, featuring a $25 prix-fixe menu from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Rising Appalachia performs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Commonweal Gallery in Bolinas, part of a two-day retreat called “Courageous Creativity: The Work that Reconnects Our Wildness and Musical Soul,” sponsored by the Regenerative Design Institute. $25 tickets available in advance only by emailing info@regenerativedesign.org.

A grand pool tourney starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Wednesday, June 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 a.m. at the Dance Palace.

A pilates mat class with Lisa Townsend starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Bolinas Community Center. $15 drop-in fee.

Join book reviewers Doris Ober and Patricia Holt at 10 a.m. for KWMR’s Radio Bookmobile. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it live at kwmr.org. 

Larry-okie’s Karaoke takes place from 9 p.m. to midnight at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Thursday, June 4

Baby Gym, a free playgroup for the very young and their caregivers, takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community Center. 

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 (today, turkey pot pie and mashed potatoes) 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 (turkey pot pie and mashed potatoes) 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 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.

 

Friday, June 5

A community workday to restore Kent Island in the Bolinas Lagoon takes place 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, call Greg Reza at (415) 473.3778. Sponsored by Marin County Parks.

A session of Mah Jongg takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Come and play or learn from experienced players who are happy to teach us newbies; bring your own set if you have one.

Dr. Mark Renneker, a San Francisco physician, a big wave surfer and an authority on clinical advocacy for people with cancer, offers an afternoon training in clinical advocacy from 2 to 5 p.m. at Commonweal, in Bolinas. Free, but reservations are required. For information and to RSVP, call (415) 868.0970 or email thenewschool@commonweal.org. Part of Commonweal’s Healing Circles program.

Park rangers speak about the history of the Point Reyes Lighthouse from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Free; be prepared for a strenuous descent, high winds and variable weather.

Gus Garelick and Don Coffin of the Hot Fritattas perform Italian tunes and more from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters starting at 5 p.m. 

A weekend class on dramatic shoreline photography with Bill Hellsel starts this evening at 7 p.m. and runs through Sunday afternoon, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $300 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $325 for others, including accommodations at the Historic Lifeboat Station. For information and registration, call (415) 663.1200 ext. 304 or visit ptreyes.org. 

The Flying Salvias perform accordion and piano at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover. 

El Radio Fantastique performs at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon in Point Reyes Station, kicking off Western Weekend 2015. $5.

The Pine Needles play acoustic Americana at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5.

 

Saturday, June 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. Free. 

A community workshop on sea-level rise preparedness takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center. Learn about efforts to protect private and public assets from rising waters and increased storms, and participate in a role-playing activity to understand the costs and benefits of each strategy. Refreshments provided. RSVP requested to SLRplanner@marincounty.org. Hosted by Marin County’s C-SMART project.

Celebrate National Trails Day in a moderately strenuous workday on White Hill Trail, just west of Fairfax, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ages 14 and up welcome; sponsored by Marin County Parks.

Celebrate National Trails and World Oceans Day by helping the Point Reyes National Seashore’s trail crew restore the Estero Trail from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information and to volunteer, email volunteer@ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200 ext. 310.

Point Reyes Station’s Western Weekend 2015 kicks off with the West Marin 4-H Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, followed by a Barn Dance—line dancing with live music by Eric Hoffman, Ingrid Noyes and Friends—from 7 to 10 p.m. The Queen’s Coronation takes place at 8 p.m. Festivities continue on Sunday. 

A hands-on class on the ancient art of encaustic painting with visiting artist Suzanne Bel takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ink.paper.plate, in Point Reyes Station. $125, plus a $45 materials fee. For information and registration, visit inkpaperplate.com.

A field training for Marin MPA Watch and a Drakes Beach cleanup take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore, in celebration of World Ocean’s Day. Free, but RSVP required to Morgan@eacmarin.org or (415) 663.9312.

Celebrate National Trails Day in a moderately strenuous workday on the Bolinas Ridge, removing overgrown vegetation on the Coastal Trail, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ages 14 and up welcome; to RSVP, visit www.parksconservancy.org. Sponsored by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. 

The Hobson-Ruah family reads from their new book, “The Wolf Who Ate the Sky,” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Stinson Beach Library. Come meet the authors and illustrator of this three-generation project.

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center and Revivir La Cultura present the 2015 Latino Arts Festival from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Featuring the Aztec Dancers, authentic Mexican food, photography by the Latino Photo Project, art by the artists of the Canal Welcome Center, crafts and local talent.

Former San Francisco Zen Center abbot Norman Fischer hosts “An Afternoon of Training in Compassion,” based on his book, “Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong,” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Presented by Point Reyes Books. Free, but donations are appreciated and reservations are required by calling the bookstore at (415) 663.1542 or visiting ptreyesbooks.com.

An opening reception for an exhibition by printmaker Melody Overstreet takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farmstand Gallery, in Bolinas. Tea served and live music provided by the Gospel Flatterers and VanWah.

Emily Ritz , K Skelton and Shay Roselip perform original music at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. $10; all ages welcome. Part of the Local Music Restoration Project.

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, plus Miss Carmen Getit, play at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 

Luvplanet plays rock jam pop at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

The Haggards play country western at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. $5. 

 

Sunday, June 7

Anna Halprin and the Planetary Dance Association’s 35th annual Planetary Dance starts with a sunrise ceremony at 5:45 a.m. on the east peak of Mount Tamalpais (includes a 15 to 20-minute hike and an $8 parking fee), followed by the main event—a dance for peace among people and peace with the earth—at 11 a.m. in Santos Meadow, on Muir Woods Road. A picnic lunch and birthday celebration follows; bring your own food, drinks and blankets. As usual, wear either black or white, dress in layers and be prepared for all weather; children welcome, but leave dogs at home. For details, visit planetarydance.org.

“Secret Caves & Hidden Beaches,” a day with Frank Binney, takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Bring a headlamp and footwear that can get wet. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for others. To register, call (415) 663.1200 ext. 304 or visit ptreyes.org.

Western Weekend 2015 continues in downtown Point Reyes Station, with a parade starting at high noon on Main Street, followed by live music, a Farm Bureau chicken barbecue, 4-H desserts and West Marin Senior Services’ chili cook-off at Toby’s Feed Barn and traditional Mexican food, mariachi music and a performance by Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros in the Commons. Parade entries are available at Building Supply.

The Haggards play country western after the parade at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. $5. 

A reception for “Tree People,” this year’s exhibit of Gallery Route One’s Artists in the Schools Program, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Toby’s Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. 

A closing salon for exhibitions by Jessica Eastburn, Jon Kerpel and Geraldine Lia Braaten takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. at Gallery Route One, in Point Reyes Station.

Paul Knight and Friends perform at 5 p.m. at The Station House Café. No cover. 

Emily Bonn & The Vivants play old-time music and honky-tonk at 5 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin presents a community meeting and screening of “Revolution,” a 2014 feature film, in honor of World Oceans Day from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Get updates on the pesticide spraying lawsuit, the Marin County Local Coastal Program, the Point Reyes National Seashore’s Ranch Management Plan, the Marin MPA Watch program and oil spill prevention and response. RSVP requested by emailing events@eacmarin.org or calling (415) 663.9312.