Calendar

Thursday, May 21

The 8th annual San Geronimo Valley Gym & Youth Center Benefit Golf Tournament and Oyster Feed takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course, featuring games, music and all-you-can-eat oysters. $150 for all the fun, or $30 for non-golfing adults; kids are free. For reservations, call Jay at (415) 488.4620.

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.

Dance Medicine takes place from 7 to 9 p.m., with doors closing at 7:30, on Thursdays at the San Geronimo Community Gym. Ages 13 and up welcome. $15 drop-in fee, or $10 for your first class. 

 

Friday, May 22

A Memorial Day commemorative service honoring America’s fallen, hosted by the National Park Service and the Coast Guard, takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery on G Ranch, just past Drakes Estero. Free. 

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

Join skilled botanists tending the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network’s native plant nursery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday in Olema, meeting at 9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Concludes with a stroll on local trails to collect wild seeds. RSVP requested to Preston at preston@tirn.net.

Tai Chi & Qigong for Natural Health, with Christopher Anderl, takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Dance Palace Community Center. $10 drop-in fee, or $30 for the month. 

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. 

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. 

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.

A preview of “Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture,” a new exhibit at the de Young Museum, starts at 6 p.m. with docent Edith Freeman at the Bolinas Firehouse. Free; sponsored by the Bolinas Library.

Doug Adamz, Russ Gauthier and Don Rich play Americana from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include pan-fired halibut, $3 drafts and $1 oysters starting at 5 p.m.

Atilla Viola and the Bakersfield Boys play at 9 p.m. at the Western, in Point Reyes Station. $5. 

 

Saturday May 23

The Inverness Tennis Club hosts its annual Memorial Day Weekend Tennis Tournament at its two courts in Inverness. To register, call Doug at (415) 669.7367.

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.

A field training for Marin M.P.A. Watch takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Drakes 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.   

The annual Memorial Day Point Reyes Open Studios starts today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through Monday at 19 private art studios. Brochures are available from local merchants, signs are posted along roadways and a map and list of artists are available at pointreyesart.com.

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.

The Claudia Chapline Gallery celebrates its 27th birthday with an opening for Veronique Eir’s 100 percent interactive performance, “Talk To Me,” from 3 to 5 p.m. at 3445 Shoreline Highway, in Stinson Beach. Don’t bring presents, just yourself and a drink or finger food to share. 

Slide Ranch presents an “Ocean Exploration Family Day,” with a wide variety of ocean-themed activities and a hike to tide pools, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Muir Beach. $25 per person, or free for babies age 2 and under. Each family will receive a free copy of the book, “Exploring Low Tide in Northern California.”
For information and registration, visit slideranch.org/spring-family-programs.

An open house at St. Columba’s Historic Retreat House takes place from noon to 3 p.m today through Monday at 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., in Inverness. For information, email saintcolumba@horizoncable.com.

Uncle Willie K plays volcanic blues rock at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $25 advance tickets, or $30 at the door.

Void Where Prohibited plays 70s and 80s hard rock at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon. $5.

This Old Earthquake plays original West Marinicana at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s, in Bolinas. $10.

 

Sunday, May 24

The Dance Palace Community Center’s 40th Annual Silent Auction & Grand Revival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community center, with live music by the Tomales High School Pan Band, Straus Family Creamery ice cream floats, Lagunitas beer, hot dogs, popcorn and more. Closing for the auction starts at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the community center.

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 annual Memorial Day Point Reyes Open Studios takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through Monday at 19 private art studios. Brochures are available from local merchants, signs are posted along roadways and a map and list of artists are available at pointreyesart.com.

An open house at St. Columba’s Historic Retreat House takes place from noon to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow at 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., in Inverness. For information, email saintcolumba@horizoncable.com.

The 43rd annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at Santos Meadows on Muir Woods Road, featuring delicious food, activities for kids, dancing and live music by Andre’s All Stars and The Soul Jah Family Band. Free, but parking is $20 per vehicle, and carpooling is encouraged. 

“Oysterpalooza!,” Rocker Oysterfeller’s annual music and bivalve festival, takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the restaurant’s kitchen and saloon in Valley Ford, with performances by Beso Negro, T-Sisters and others. $25 admission, or $10 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for children five or under.

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.

The Bolinas Museum hosts its annual benefit lawn party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at a private residence, with live music by the High Tide Collective, picnic food and libations. $100 for members or $125 for others in advance; $125 for everyone at the door. Half the ticket price is tax-deductible, and non-members receive a trial membership with ticket purchase. For reservations and location, call (415) 868.8809. 

Bolinas Community Action Network, or BoCAN, hosts an open forum called “Clear the Air” from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, holding a safe space for sharing community challenges, issues, blessings and funny stories. For more information, call the community center at (415) 868.2128. 

Acoustic blues guitarist Pete Madsen plays live music from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café. No cover.

The Freeway Revival plays soulful classic rock at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s, in Bolinas. $5.

 

Monday, May 25. Memorial Day.

All library and post office branches are closed. 

The Vedanta Retreat hosts its annual Memorial Day retreat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with music, meditation, guest speakers Reverend Gwynn Guibord and Swami Atmavidyananda in the morning and a question-and-answer session with Swami Tattwamayanda, the minister of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, in the afternoon. The bookstore will also be open. All are welcome; leave pets at home. For information, visit sfvedanta.org. 

The annual Memorial Day Point Reyes Open Studios concludes today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brochures are available from local merchants, signs are posted along roadways and a map and list of artists are available at pointreyesart.com.

A Memorial Day celebration and picnic takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, with live music for your dancing pleasure in the plaza by Bobo Tempo. Barbecue, oysters and libations will be available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the community center. For information, or to volunteer, call (415) 868.2128.  

An open house at St. Columba’s Historic Retreat House takes place from noon to 3 p.m., at 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., in Inverness. For information, email saintcolumba@horizoncable.com.

The Bolinas Maker’s Market takes place from noon to 5 p.m. in the downtown park, with locally made items for sale, including salves, lotions, tinctures, knitted hats, felted clothes, ceramic treasures and more. 

Hal Brill, a co-author of “The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money,” speaks 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, or stream it live at kwmr.org. 

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.

Ping Pong and Right Brain Exploration with Sandy Jacobs takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Dance Palace Community Center. 

 

Tuesday, May 26

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.

West Marin storyteller Judy Buchanan shares children’s stories from 11 a.m. to noon at the Inverness Library. 

Beso Negro play for Locals’ Night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nick’s Cove, in Marshall. A $25 prix-fixe locals menu features duck confit, lentils and house-grown greens, along with a glass wine or beer on draft.

A grand pool tourney starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in, cash prizes.

 

Wednesday, May 27

West Marin storyteller Judy Buchanan reads children’s stories  from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Free.

Shelly and Ken Rugg, a father-daughter team, offer an afternoon of poetry and popular music at 3 p.m. as part of a Spring Tea Party at Stockstill House (12051 Hwy. 1), in Point Reyes Station. 

Women’s Collaborative Dance, a co-creative improvisational experience, takes place from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Dance Palace. $15 per month, or $5 drop-in fee. 

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

 

Thursday, May 28

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. 

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 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.

“Whales, Walruses, and Sea Cows: Paleontologic Investigations of the Purisima Formation at Point Reyes National Seashore,” a free talk by Robert W. Boessenecker of the University of Otago, New Zealand, starts at noon in the Red Barn Classroom in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Bring a lunch. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center. 

The San Francisco Food Bank and the Marin Food Bank brings food assistance for those who need it from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bolinas Community Center.

An informal salon takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Bring something short and interesting to share. Free, and everyone is welcome. 

 

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.

An informal Mah Jongg session 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.

Un, Deux, Trois, featuring Robert Lunceford on accordion, Jan Martinelli on bass and Lisa Iskin on guitar and vocals, 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. 

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 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 by May 23 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. Please RSVP 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 for the 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 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

A country breakfast, raffle and bake sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of the Assumption, in Tomales. $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. 

The Sesquicentenial celebration of the Tomales Presbyterian Church takes place at 11 a.m. at 11 Church Street, in Tomales. Featuring a complimentary lunch, cemetery tours and historical displays. 

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,” featuring 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 starts at 3 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center, with live music by El Radio Fantastique. Bring finger foods, beverages and memories to share. 

A community meeting addressing strategies for navigating local housing takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, with presentations by the Bolinas Community Land Trust and the Bolinas Community Action Network. A $5 dinner follows the meeting. 

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 takes place from 9 p.m. till midnight at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.