Calendar

Thursday, April 17

Shoreline Unified School District’s Board of Trustees meets in open session at 6 p.m. at Tomales Elementary School.

Longterm Effects play from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. Food and drink specials.

A calming-energy family drum circle led by Bruce Cana Fox starts at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace. Drums and percussion provided, but favorite drums are welcome. For information email brucefox@att.net.

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, but no one turned away for lack of funds. For information email dmathieu@sonic.net or call (707) 829.0815.

Join an Inner Transitions meeting starts at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at a private residence in Point Reyes Station. RSVP to (415) 663.1380 or binggong@sonic.net.

Dharma Friends of West Marin meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for 45 minutes of meditation followed by discussion on Thursdays at Yoga Toes, in Point Reyes Station (please use back entrance on Mesa Road). 

Ben Brown plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Friday, April 18

Learn to make fresh artisan cheeses in a workshop with chef Mary Karlin, beginning with a farm tour at 9 a.m. at the Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. $160 includes catered lunch and focused cheese tasting with paired wine. For information and registration visit pointreyescheese.com or call (800) 591.6878.

Neck and Neck plays live music during an Asian buffet at 6 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course Bar and Restaurant. $12 for adults, and $6 for kids age 12 and under.

A West Marin teen dance, featuring D.J. Lue, takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $6.

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

Hogs of Change play at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Saturday, April 19

Learn about the secret caves and hidden beaches of Point Reyes in a field seminar with Frank Binney from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for non-members. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a headlamp if you have one. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

Discover the wonders of the intertidal zone in a Point Reyes Field Seminar with Andrea Freeman from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $25 for non-members. Also open to youth ages 5 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

The annual 4-H West Marin community egg hunt, for children age 8 and under, begins at 10 a.m. in the West Marin School courtyard, in Point Reyes Station. Special prizes awarded to kids in two age sections; refreshments provided. 

Help restore Kent Island in the Bolinas Lagoon in a volunteer workday 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 more information and to RSVP call (415) 473.3778 or email Tori Bohlen at vbohlen@marincounty.org. Sponsored by Marin County Parks.

A slideshow presentation of “Intimate Impressionism,” a current exhibit at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, by docent James Kohn takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Firehouse. Free. Sponsored by the Marin County Free Library. 

A garden tour benefitting the Roneil Powell Memorial Fund takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, in Inverness. Local musicians Terry Haggerty, Tim Cain, Harmony Grisman, Ingrid Noyes, Ben Livingston and The Silver Strings will provide musical accompaniment and refreshments will be provided. All proceeds from a suggested $25 per person donation will go to the Porrata-Powell family. For more information and to RSVP call Patsy and Phil at (415) 669.7444 or email info@isgcottage.com.

An open house at 73 Inverness Way, the Community Land Trust of West Marin’s new affordable purchase property, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m., in Inverness. An open house will also take place on April 26. Information and application forms are available at clam-ptreyes.org.

An Easter egg hunt begins at 1:30 p.m. in Tomales Community Park. Bring your children, grandchildren and a basket for the eggs. Sponsored by the Tomales Presbyterian Church.

“Matisse from SFMOMA,” currently on display at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, is the subject of a presentation by docent James Kohn from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library Meeting Room (enter through the West Marin Literacy Office). Free.  

Mwanza Furaha performs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Two Bird Café, in San Geronimo.

Fiddle virtuoso Blaine Sprouse and Friends—Tim Weed, Sharon Gilchrist, Myra Joy, Keith Little and Paul Knight—perform at 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for youth. Tickets available at dancepalace.org and at the door.

The Rancho Allstars play at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12.

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

Soul Doc plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Sunday, April 20, Easter

A sunrise Easter service at Two Rock Valley Presbyterian Church begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by an Easter breakfast. 

Easter services will be held at the following: at Sacred Heart Church at 8:30 a.m., in Olema; at the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church at 9 a.m.; at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 9 and 11 a.m., in Bolinas; at Tomales Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m.; at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House at 10 a.m., in Inverness; at Church of the Assumption of Mary at 10:30 a.m. in English and at 11:30 a.m. in Spanish, in Tomales; at Two Rock Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. 

Ms. Caroline Dahl plays piano at 11 a.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.

Paul Knight & Friends play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. No cover.

 

Monday, April 21

Senior Lunch starts at noon on Mondays at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Reservations required; call Suzanne at (415) 488.8888 ext. 209 by noon on the preceding Friday. $3 donation for seniors age 60 and over, and $6 for guests. Catered by Good Earth Natural Foods.

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 through April at the Bolinas Community Center. $55 for adult exam and adjustment, or $25 for child exam and adjustment. No appointment necessary; cash or check only.

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

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

A class in adult ninjutsu with Martin Butt takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center. $5 to $10 suggested donation. For information call (415) 868.9236.

A youth dream group led by Mimi Calpestri continues today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bolinas Library, with tonight being that last night to begin the free series. Pre-registration required to (415) 868.9275. Sponsored by the Friends of Bolinas-Stinson Beach Libraries. 

Jack Kornfield speaks at 7:15 p.m. at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in San Geronimo. $10 requested donation for those arriving in cars carrying fewer than three people. A vegetarian buffet dinner starts at 6 p.m. for a $10 to $15 donation.

 

Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day

A week of volunteer action at the Point Reyes Town Commons begins today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues during the same times daily through April 26 at the corner of State Route One and Fourth Street. In the spirit of Earth Day, volunteers will make improvements to the grounds and picnic areas. For information, call Michaela Cohoon at (401) 374.0713; to make cash or in-kind donations, visit westmarincommons.org. 

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.

Point Reyes National Seashore celebrates Earth Day with a free electronic waste recycling collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Acceptable items include computers and related accessories and peripherals; televisions/CRT monitors; audio and video equipment, small printers, scanners and faxes; wires, cables and power cords; printer toner and inkjet cartridges; cell phones, PDAs and telephones; small kitchen appliances; VHS, cassette and 8-track tapes. Items not accepted include dry cell batteries, light bulbs, large household appliances, furniture, commercial copy machines and hazardous waste. 

Bo Babies, a free hangout for youngsters and their caregivers, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Bolinas Community Center. 

Men’s Basketball takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the West Marin School Gym.

Locals night at the Parkside Café features open mic and all-you-can-eat-spaghetti starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, in Stinson Beach. $10 for spaghetti; full menu is also available. Kids eat free with a performance.

Aikido for adults with Bruce Cana Fox takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Dance Palace. $5 mat fee. For information call (661) 254.8670.

Beso Negro Duo plays for locals night at Nick’s Cove from 6 to 9 p.m., in Marshall. A $25 prix-fixe menu includes an entrée, salad and glass of wine.

Locals night at Osteria Stellina features live flamenco guitar from 6 to 8 p.m. and a special entrée, salad and glass of wine or beer for $25, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in Point Reyes Station.

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

An introduction to the spiral of the Work That Reconnects—teachings and experimental methods from deep ecologist Joanna Macy—takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. with Constance Washburn and friends, the first in a series of five workshops continuing on Tuesdays through May 20 at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by Point Reyes Books; donations welcome. For information and registration visit constancewashburn.com. 

 

Wednesday, April 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.

The West Marin Rotary Club meets at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Coast Guard galley on Commodore Webster Drive, in Point Reyes Station. Please RSVP to Michelle at (415) 482.3121. $8 for breakfast. 

A week of volunteer action to revive the Point Reyes Town Commons continues today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Monday’s listing for details.

A writing group meets from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Stinson Beach Library. Open to all interested writers; no registration required. 

Wine Wednesdays at Nick’s Cove in Marshall features half-off bottles, including reserve wines. For information visit nickscove.com.

Tomales Farmstead Creamery’s Tamar Hicks and Jennifer Kirkham talk about home cheesemaking from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Novato Library. Free. 

The Bart Hopkin Duo, featuring Dale Polissar, plays mellow clarinet and guitar jazz from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Panama Hotel (4 Bayview Street), in San Rafael. No Cover. 

Larry’s Karaoke starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Thursday, April 24

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

A week of volunteer action to revive the Point Reyes Town Commons continues today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Monday’s listing for details.

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. 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.

The Sing Team, a children’s choir of the San Geronimo Valley Presbyterian Church, meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. tonight and every other Thursdays at the church. Open to ages 8 to 16. For information call Margaret Kraus at (415) 488.9318.

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

West Marin Literacy offers free adult and family literacy classes and bilingual activities for children from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Laguna School, in Chileno Valley. Light meal provided for kids. For information call (415) 663.8626.

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, but no one turned away for lack of funds. For information contact dmathieu@sonic.net or (707) 829.0815.

Dharma Friends of West Marin meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for 45 minutes of meditation followed by discussion on Thursdays at Yoga Toes, in Point Reyes Station (please use back entrance on Mesa Road). 

Pacific High plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Friday, April 25

A week of volunteer action to revive the Point Reyes Town Commons continues today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Monday’s listing for details.

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

A weekend workshop in plein air pastels at Point Reyes National Seashore’s Historic Lifeboat Station begins at 6 p.m. today and continues through Sunday at 2 p.m., led by Bill Cone, a production designer and teacher at Pixar. $320 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $350 for non-members. For information and registration visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200. 

The Peter Lind Band plays during a Greek buffet at 6 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course Bar and Restaurant. $12 for adults, and $6 for kids age 12 and under.

The Bolinas Community Center’s 16th annual Art & Garden benefit begins tonight at 7 p.m. with “Jazz in the Garden,” a concert featuring Michael Pinkham, Doug Lee and Taylor Cutcomb. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the community center. $15 includes beverages and appetizers and a preview of this year’s garden and silent auction. The benefit continues Saturday and Sunday. 

“Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land,” a conversation with author Gary Nabhan and Marin Carbon Project founder John Wick, starts at 7:30 p.m. with a soup supper starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Free; sponsored by Point Reyes Books. Donations for supper accepted at the door.

The Big Kahuna (1999) shows at 6:30 p.m. in San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church’s Train Station. Free; light refreshments provided. 

Detroit Disciples play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Sticky Backyard plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. 

The Restless Sons play at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Saturday, April 26

The Inverness Disaster Council holds a free CPR, AED and first aid class for Inverness residents from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Inverness Fire Department. Space is limited. For information and to sign up, call Scott McMorrow at (415) 669.1414.

Learn to weave a Paiute-style split-willow water bottle in a Point Reyes Field Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No experience necessary. $70 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $80 for non-members. For information and registration visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.

A week of volunteer action to revive the Point Reyes Town Commons continues today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Monday’s listing for details.

A summer plant sale at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, with the center’s largest-ever selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and rare varieties. Free admission. For a complete list of plants, and for other information and directions, visit oaec.org or call (707) 874.1557 ext. 101.

Saturday Morning Church: Yoga with Katie Jay takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. $15 drop-in.

The Value of Light, a watercolor workshop with Michael Reardon, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $100 for non-members. For information and registration visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.

International Marconi Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chief Engineer’s Cottage at the historic radio site at the Marconi Conference Center, in Marshall. K6KPH will use vintage receiving equipment to participate in the annual on-the-air event. Sponsored by the Cornish Amateur Radio Club.

The tenth annual Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the south end of Stinson Beach. Event begins with beach cleanup and habitat restoration; bags and gloves provided. All welcome, including musicians, dancers and picnickers.

The Bolinas Community Center’s 16th annual Art & Garden benefit continues today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the community center with herbs, plants, flowers, trees and rain sticks for sale; oysters, Indian food, a café and bar; a silent auction of local art, services and gift certificates; and live music in the garden throughout the day. Free admission. For a complete schedule, visit bocenter.org. The benefit continues tomorrow.

An open house at 73 Inverness Way, the Community Land Trust of West Marin’s new affordable purchase property, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m., in Inverness. Information and application forms are available at clam-ptreyes.org.

Maggie Beth Levinger and Luke Regalbuto of Wild West Ferments speak about preserving foods from 3 to 4 p.m. at the South Novato Library. Free. 

A retirement party for librarian Nancy Hemmingway takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Celebrate Ms. Hemmingway’s 42 years of service with stories, dancing, tamales and salad (potluck dishes welcome). 

A benefit for Cindy Sheehan, Ellen Brown and Laura Wells, candidates for office in the June 3 state primary, takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center with live music by the Judy Hall jazz band and special guests, a potluck, games and a silent auction (artists may bring an unframed print). Admission by donation, with half of proceeds going to the candidates. 

Eat My Heart Out Supper Club, a benefit evening featuring storytelling combined with five delectable courses and paired beverages, takes place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Peace Barn, in Bolinas. Food prepared by Dave Cook and Eve Love; stories by Neshama Franklin, Richard Dillman, Maria Muldaur, Glen David Gold and Aggie Murch. $200 tickets ($125 is tax deductible) are available in advance at kwmr.org. Proceeds benefit West Marin’s community radio station.

Tender Mercies, featuring Dan and Jim from Counting Crows, plays at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12.

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

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

 

Sunday, April 27

A summer plant sale at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the center’s largest-ever selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and rare varieties. Free admission, with a one-hour tour offered at 1 p.m. For a complete list of plants, and for other information and directions, visit oaec.org or call (707) 874.1557 ext. 101.

A 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.

The Bolinas Community Center’s 16th annual Art & Garden benefit continues today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the community center with herbs, plants, flowers, trees and rain sticks for sale; oysters, Indian food, a café and bar; a silent auction of local art, services and gift certificates; and live music in the garden throughout the day. Auction closes at 4 p.m. Free admission. For a complete schedule, visit bocenter.org.

Robin Lysne reads from her book “Poems for the Lost Deer,” which tells the story of the killing of fallow and axis deer in Point Reyes National Seashore in 2007 and 2008 through poems written in various voices, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. 

Hawaiian singer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Bolton plays at 5 p.m. in the bar at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

The doRian Mode plays from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. No cover.