Calendar

Thursday, October 23

A music documentary shows at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, hosted by Dave Whitney. Donations will benefit the West Marin School music program.

“Deer, elk and cattle ranching in Channel Islands National Park: Relevant Lessons for Point Reyes National Seashore,” a presentation by Tim Setnicka, a former superintendent of Channel Islands National Park, takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the West Marin School Gym. Sponsored by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture, California Cattlemen’s Association and Marin County Farm Bureau. Spanish translation will be provided.

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

 

Friday, October 24

Marin Conservation League’s Agricultural Land Use Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Marin County Farm Bureau office (520 Mesa Road), in Point Reyes Station. County planner Jack Liebster will present on the Local Coastal Program, among other agenda items.

A free brunch hosted by minister Bob Grove takes place from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bolinas Community Center. 

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

An evening of autumnal acoustic music with The Old Way and Mike + Ruthy starts with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. $10 to $20 suggested donation; presented by the Local Music Restoration Project. 

Gary Vogensen and Friends play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Joe and Vicki Price play slide guitar at 9 p.m. Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. Cover charge.

A harvest party with the Haggards starts at 9 p.m. at the Western, in Point Reyes Station. $10.

 

Saturday, October 25

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features a winter squash tasting with Wild Blue Farm, a silent auction of root-related art, a Marin Organic seed swap (from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.), live music by Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan, a chef’s demonstration by Bryant Terry, the author of “Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed” (from 10 to 11 a.m.) and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

A one-hour walking history tour of Point Reyes Station begins at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk next to the Grandi Building. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for a $10 donation and are available at a table near the post office (children under age 16 are free). Sponsored by the Jack Mason Museum for West Marin History, the Tomales Bay Youth Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

Ultimate Frisbee starts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Love Field, in Point Reyes Station. (Note the new day and time.)

Heidrun Meadery presents a “Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch” day, with pumpkins available and kids activities from 10 a.m. to noon and adult activities, including the release of the Point Reyes Wildflower Estate Mead, from noon to 5 p.m. at 11925 Highway 1, in Point Reyes Station. 

Ernesto Sanchez hosts the last Day of the Dead free art workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at his studio in Point Reyes Station. The artworks will be part of a community altar and procession for a Dia de los Muertos celebration culminating at the Dance Palace next Saturday, Nov. 1. For information call (415) 852.2572 or email ernestostudio@gmail.com.

Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with barbecue, ice cream, a giant slide and bounce house, mazes, hayrides, pony rides and live Americana by Manzanita Moon at 5300 Nicasio Valley Road. 

An eight-mile autumn adventure on Coast Trail in the Point Reyes National Seashore with naturalist Michael Ellis takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for others; also open to youth ages 15 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

Tule elk docents will be present for the last weekend at the Tomales Point Trailhead in the Point Reyes National Seashore, helping visitors glimpse rutting behavior from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow.

A graywater and rainwater harvesting workshop with Patrick Picard takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Sponsored by the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin; $20 for members, or $25 for others. For information and registration call (415) 663.1005 or visit clam-ptreyes.org.

Local ocean advocate Bruce Bowser leads a sunset tidepool tour and class in tidepool etiquette at 4 p.m. in Bolinas. Presented by the Bolinas Museum as part of its ongoing exhibit, “Ocean Wonders and Wellness.” $15 for members of the museum, or $20 for others. Reservations are required by calling (415) 868.0330 or emailing info@bolinasmuseum.org.

A food pantry benefit dinner and a reading and book signing with Sasha Abramsky, the author of “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” starts with dinner at 6 p.m. (prepared with the kinds of foods distributed by West Marin Community Services’ food pantry), followed by a reading at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, in Point Reyes Station. $10 to $50 donations welcome; tickets are available at Point Reyes Books, Zuma and West Marin Community Services.

Discover the constellations of the autumn sky in a field seminar with Andrea Freeman from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $20 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $25 for others; also open to youth ages 10 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

The Overcommitments play funk and rock at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15 in advance, or $18 at the door. 

Just Friends play easy Irish rock at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. Cover charge.

 

Sunday, October 26

The 27th annual Pancake Breakfast and Benefit for the Point Reyes Disaster Council takes place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Point Reyes fire station, with a full breakfast, truck rides, Smokey the Bear, a raffle and a silent auction. $6 for adults, and $3 for kids. Proceeds will support community emergency response trainings, shelter management drills and other disaster preparedness events.

A habitat restoration day in the Point Reyes National Seashore, today focusing on removing iceplant patches near the lighthouse, takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., meeting at the Bear Valley Visitor Center to carpool to the lighthouse. Bring lunch and water and wear sturdy shoes and layers. RSVP is required to Ellen at ellen_hamingson@nps.gov.

Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with barbecue, ice cream, a giant slide, bounce house, mazes, hayrides, pony rides, live Americana music by Manzanita Moon and on Sundays, children’s music with Tim Cain from 11 a.m. to noon, at 5300 Nicasio Valley Road. 

A contact improvisation jam takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Hosted by Maica Felch and Cory vanGelder. Some experience is recommended. $7 to $20 sliding scale.

Bolinas Health and Fire Safety Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bolinas firehouse and Bolinas Community Health Center, with helicopter demonstrations, Smokey the Bear, fire engine rides, fire extinguisher training (bring your own to be serviced), address-sign making, blood sugar and blood pressure checks, information about West Marin Senior Services’ support for seniors and people with disabilities, hot dogs, sodas and more.

Papermill Creek Children’s Corner’s annual Halloween Carnival and Chef Off, featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, archery, ladder climbing, live music and gourmet food, takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. A silent auction will end at 3 p.m.

“If We Can Do It, You Can Too,” a slide presentation and discussion with Dave and Teresa Harris, longtime San Geronimo Valley residents who traveled through Europe after she had suffered a stroke, was confined to a wheelchair and became unable to travel by air, starts at 3 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, followed by a Q&A session.

A fall Aryuvedic cleanse with Simone de Winter starts with a cooking class and cleanse instruction from 3 to 6 p.m. in a Point Reyes Station residence and ends Nov. 5 in a conference call. Presented by Yoga Toes Studio; $165 includes a second class and conference call, and a deluxe package for $275 also includes supplies like teas and oils. For information, visit yogatoesstudio.com or call (415) 663.9999.

Emily Bonn and the Vivants play honky-tonk at 5 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

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

Open mic with Eli starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Monday, October 27

Learn relaxing qigong with Vivienne Vernon-Roe from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, in Bolinas. Free. For location call (415) 868.2241 or email yesvivienne@gmail.com.

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.

Senior Lunch starts at noon on Thursdays (today serving pesto chicken pasta and green salad) 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.

Bing Gong and guest co-host Karen Nyhus report on California’s drought and groundwater research 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, 92.3 FM in the Valley or stream it at kwmr.org.

A chiropractic clinic with Colleen Lindstrom, who specializes in pregnancy, pediatric and family chiropractic care, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $35 for adult exam and adjustments, and $15 for children. No appointment necessary; cash or check only. 

Learn Passage Meditation with the Point Reyes satsang of Blue Mountain Meditation Center at 4 p.m. at 11557 Highway One, in Point Reyes Station.

A men’s percussion ensemble led by Michael Pinkham takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center.

Monday Night Live starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Tuesday, October 28

Baby Gym takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community Center, in Point Reyes Station. 

Valley Rainbow Playgroup takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1 at the San Geronimo School’s Upper Campus. Free.

A nature hike for kids through Cascade Canyon takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., led by Marin County Parks naturalist David Herlocker. Bring lunch and water. Park at the end of Cascade Drive, outside Fairfax. Free.

A book study of Philip Yancey’s “Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?,” led by Reverend Kaye Whitney of the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church, takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, followed by a bag lunch. For information call (415) 663.1349.

Storytime with Judy Buchanan starts at 11 a.m. at the Inverness Library. Free. 

A free flu clinic takes place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall. Sponsored by the Coastal Health Alliance, Marin County Health and Human Services and others.

An open house with staff of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, who will be sharing information and collecting public comments on current projects (and at 5:30 p.m. will be presenting on captive rearing of coho salmon), takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the General’s Residence (1 Fort Mason), in San Francisco. Light refreshments served and door prizes consisting of ranger gear awarded.

“Sea Level Rise on West Marin’s Coast: What We Value, and What is at Risk,” a public workshop presented by the county’s collaborative sea-level adaptation response team, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Inverness Yacht Club, the first of three this week. Attendees are invited to bring photographs of the things that make this section of coast special, and will be part of articulating the values, resources and assets that are vulnerable to climate change. For information, visit marinslr.org. 

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.  

 

Wednesday, October 29

Astrid Hoffman of the Living Seed Company speaks during the regular meeting of the West Marin Rotary Club at 8 a.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station (note the new location). RSVP is requested to Michelle at (415) 482.3121. 

Lisa Townsend teaches pilates from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Bolinas Community Center. To register, call (415) 868.0473.

“Sea Level Rise on West Marin’s Coast: What We Value, and What is at Risk,” a public workshop presented by the county’s collaborative sea-level adaptation response team, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center, the second of three workshops this week. Attendees are invited to bring photographs of the things that make this section of coast special, and will be part of articulating the values, resources and assets that are vulnerable to climate change. For information, visit marinslr.org. 

Midnight on the Water celebrates October birthdays with Irish music and free cake from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. Larry’s Karaoke follows.

 

Thursday, October 30

A beginning English class led by Brian Kirven takes place from 10 to noon on Thursdays (note the new time) at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free textbooks, educational materials and childcare are provided. Co-sponsored by West Marin Literacy Program, Marin Head Start, Marin County Free Library and the Dance Palace. 

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 (today serving pasta with turkey marinara and green salad) 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. 

“Sea Level Rise on West Marin’s Coast: What We Value, and What is at Risk,” a public workshop presented by the county’s collaborative sea-level adaptation response team, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall, the last of a series. Attendees are invited to bring photographs of the things that make this section of coast special, and will be part of articulating the values, resources and assets that are vulnerable to climate change. For information, visit marinslr.org. 

Cat Tail Blue plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. No cover.

 

Friday, October 31

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. For reservations visit pointreyescheese.com or call (800) 591.6878.

The Point Reyes Lighthouse is open from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Friday through Monday, with a ranger in the lens room. Be prepared for a strenuous descent and ascent on the 308 stairs. Hazardous winds and weather will close stairs; for information call (415) 669.1534.

A Halloween Ball at the Bolinas Community Center starts with an early spaghetti dinner benefitting the Stinson Beach Preschool from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by the bar opening at 7:30 p.m. The High Tide Collective plays at 8 p.m., a costume contest follows, and New Monsoon plays at 9 p.m. $10 to $20 sliding scale admission, or $5 for kids under age 12; proceeds will benefit the community center, KWMR and the preschool.

Stompy Jones plays R&B at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

The Cole Tate Band plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. Cover charge.

 

Saturday, November 1

Toxic Away Day visits Mesa Park in Bolinas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the collection of residential hazardous waste, including paints and stains, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, rat poison, caulk, motor oil, antifreeze, bleach and other cleaners, pool chemicals, e-waste, batteries and light bulbs. Free, but appointments are required by calling (800) 207.8222 and pressing 1.

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live music by Josh and Irena Smith of The Old Way from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

Marine Plastic Pollution: Research, Recovery and Solutions, a Point Reyes Field Seminar with marine biologist and educator Christopher Pincetich, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $10 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $15 for others; also open to youth age 12 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

A one-hour walking history tour of Point Reyes Station begins at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk next to the Grandi Building. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for a $10 donation and are available at a table near the post office (children under age 16 are free). Sponsored by the Jack Mason Museum for West Marin History, the Tomales Bay Youth Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

A daylong kayak expedition to Tomales Point, led by naturalist Michael Ellis, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., presented by Point Reyes National Seashore Association and Blue Waters Kayaking. $130 for members of the seashore association, or $150 for others. Open to youth age 15 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

A free flu clinic takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Stinson Beach firehouse. Sponsored by the Coastal Health Alliance, Marin County Health and Human Services and others.

“Recent Paintings by Thomas Wood” shows from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 20 at Thomas Wood Fine Art, on the Nicasio Square.

A reception for “For the Yes of It,” an exhibit of photography by Eden Trenor, takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. The exhibit shows through Nov. 30.

A Dia de los Muertos celebration begins with a drum procession featuring the Aztec Dancers and Common Voice Choir at 5:45 p.m. at Gallery Route One and continues down Main Street to the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, where there will be a community altar, performances, craft-making, face painting, storytelling and pozole and drinks for purchase. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Supported by a grant from the Marin Community Foundation.

A reception for AM Stöhr’s “Neon Fiction” starts at 6 p.m. at The Wounded General, in Inverness Park. Exhibit shows through Nov. 30.

 

Sunday, November 2

An opening reception for a new exhibit of paintings by Nancy Stein takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Toby’s Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. The exhibit shows through November.

A closing salon for three exhibits at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station—Candace Loheed’s “orangeland,” Annalisa Vobis’s “*pH 8.1 – Denatured Conditions*” in the Project Space and “This Is Just To Say” by Will Thoms in the Annex—features a discussion with the artists from 4 to 5 p.m. 

Songwriter Jo D’Anna performs with Ben Leinbach on percussion at 4 p.m. in a private Forest Knolls residence. $5 to $15 sliding scale donations; for directions, email Jo at jo@jodanna.com.

Se Willis plays roots music at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

A moonlight kayak tour on Tomales Bay benefitting the Point Reyes National Seashore Association’s Youth Scholarship Fund and featuring oysters, bread and cheese served on a private beach, takes place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. $110; ages 13 and up welcome. For information and reservations, call Blue Waters Kayaking at (415) 669.2600.

Skeletal Remains, an improvisational movement and theater performance featuring Claire Peaslee, Julie Oak and Rosemary Hannon and inspired by the arrival of the “deep-night season,” starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. $16 suggested donation.

Mad Marmalade and Friends, featuring Adrienne Pfeiffer and Sharron Drake, performs vintage and original tunes from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. No cover.