Calendar

Thursday, September 11

San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church’s Sing Team, led by Rebecca Jones and guest teacher and gospel director Mwanza Furaha and open to kids ages 8 to 15, meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the church. $70 for the seven-week course, which continues on alternate Thursdays. For information and registration call Rebecca at (415) 453.8237.

A West Marin reading and writing group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at Table Top Farm (33 Cypress Road), in Point Reyes Station. Read a poem, short story, essay, journal entry or other piece of writing; listening encouraged, critiquing discouraged. Enter through the farm stand door and walk toward the shed. Snacks provided.

The Point Reyes Station Village Association meets at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space to discuss public toilets, the Coast Guard complex, wastewater options and vendors in front of the post office.

Authors Juliana Birnbaum and Louis Fox speak about and sign copies of their book, “Sustainable Revolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Free; sponsored by Point Reyes Books.

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

 

Friday, September 12

Help restore native habitat in the Lagunitas Creek watershed in Samuel P. Taylor State Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every second Friday and Sunday. Enter at the Camp Taylor entrance for directions to the meeting area. Wear clothes good for sitting and kneeling in cool and damp places; bring water and snacks. For information call (415) 488.9897. Sponsored by California State Parks.

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.

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.

Bart Hopkin plays guitar from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. 

Tommy Malone plays at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $20.

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

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

 

Saturday, September 13

 Bill Braasch speaks about Burning Man with host Elia Haworth on KWMR’s Original Minds, airing at 9 p.m. 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 at kwmr.org.

“How to Write Like a Naturalist,” a workshop with birder and author David Lukas, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $70 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $80 for others. For information call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live Celtic and Appalachian music by Midnight on the Water from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a chef’s demonstration and sampling of chutneys by Christin Anderson at 10 a.m.; and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

A free educational workshop in graywater systems, sponsored by Marin County Environmental Health Services and including presentations by Marin Municipal Water District and manufacturers, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Marin Humane Society (171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.), in Novato. For information about the county’s graywater policies, and about the workshop, call (415) 473.6907.

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 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 workday at Kule Loklo takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every second Saturday of the month in Point Reyes National Seashore. Meet at the recreated Coast Miwok village at seashore headquarters; bring work clothes, boots, gloves, bag lunch and water. Rain cancels. For information call (415) 464.5140.

A weekend ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day weekend, at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. For a schedule of featured topics, call (415) 464.5100.

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.

The Mystery Novel, a new series with Joan Hammerman Robbins this fall focusing on police procedurals in the British Isles and Ireland, starts today from 10:30 a.m. to noon and continues on second Saturdays through Dec. 13 at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $50. For information and registration call (415) 663.1075.

A reception for Plein Air Painters of California, an exhibit sponsored by WildNature with partial proceeds benefitting the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Toby’s Gallery in Point Reyes Station. Exhibit shows through Sept. 30. 

“Poet-orio for Mother Earth,” a multisensory experience of reverence for the natural world featuring original compositions by Joyce Kouffman, film shorts, poetry by Jane Hirshfield and Linda Pastan and jazz piano by Mary Watkins, starts at 2 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. Advance tickets are sold out, but a small number of tickets will be available for $25 at the door at 1:30 p.m. For information on this and future programs, visit joycejazz.com.

The 22nd annual benefit Art Auction and Party for the Bolinas Museum takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Peace Barn in Bolinas, featuring auctioneer Mark Buell, catering by Pamela Ferrari and entertainment by Piro Patton and Friends. $125 for members of the museum, or $150 for non-members (ticket purchase includes a trial membership); $150 at the door for all. For information and advance tickets, call (415) 868.8809 or visit bolinasmuseum.org.

Geoff Hoyle presents “Geezer,” a tour-de-force performance about the trials and tribulations of aging, at 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. A gala supper catered by Indian Peach starts at 6 p.m. $40 for the show, or $100 for the dinner and premium seating. All proceeds benefit the community center.

The Jerry Hannan Band plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.  

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

 

Sunday, September 14

Shodo Harada Roshi speaks with Michael Lerner about the Zen of dying and demonstrates the “calligraphy of emptiness” from 9 a.m. to noon at the New School at Commonweal, in Bolinas. Part of the End-of-Life Conversation Series. Free, but reservations required by calling (415) 868.0970 or emailing thenewschool@commonweal.org. Donations are gratefully accepted and carpooling is encouraged. 

Healer Patrick San Francesco leads two workshops at the Stinson Beach Community Center, a beginner’s level class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and a level two class from 2 to 5:30 p.m. For information and registration, visit lightmovement.org.

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. 

Chileno Valley Ranch is open for u-pick apples and pears from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays at 5101 Chileno Valley Road, outside Petaluma. Small entrance fee requested; children welcome, but leave dogs at home. Bring your own bags and cooler. For information call Mike and Sally Gale at (707) 765.6664. 

Tule elk docents are present from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays through October at the Tomales Point trailhead in the Point Reyes National Seashore, with binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to glimpse rutting behavior. 

Help restore native habitat in the Lagunitas Creek watershed in Samuel P. Taylor State Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every second Friday and Sunday. Enter at the Camp Taylor entrance to receive directions to the meeting area. Wear clothes good for sitting and kneeling in cool and damp places; bring water and snacks. For information call (415) 488.9897. Sponsored by California State Parks.

Green Gulch Zen Center hosts a work party in the Redwood Creek watershed at Muir Beach from 1 to 4 p.m., preceded by a complimentary lunch at 12:15 p.m. and followed by tea and muffins. For information and sign-up, email Sukey Parmelee at sukey.parmelee@sfzc.org.

A closing party for Gallery Route One’s Box Show takes place from 2 to 3 p.m., with a live auction and final bidding at 3 p.m., in Point Reyes Station. The show features works by 150 artists and proceeds from sales fund various community projects.

A celebration of Tom Patton’s life will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. 

Sunday Strummers, a ukulele social hour, takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate (next to the gas station), in Point Reyes. Bring a uke and a snack or beverage to share.

A fall open house at Mesa Refuge, featuring wood-fired pizza and readings by authors Katy Butler from “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” Susan Moon from “The Hidden Lamp” and Mark Schapiro from “Carbon Shock,” takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the writers retreat (11 Los Reyes), in Point Reyes Station. RSVP requested to tmfuller@mesarefuge.org. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Point Reyes Books.

High Tide Collective plays from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.

An Indian summer kickoff party and potluck, featuring live music by Jeff Manson and friends, starts at 7 p.m. at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand, in Bolinas. 

 

Monday, September 15

A new class in gentle yoga 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 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.

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

Zumba with Cathy Davis takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace. Ages 7 and up welcome. For information and registration call (415) 669.7112.

Ultimate Frisbee starts at 6 p.m. every Monday at Love Field, in Point Reyes Station. 

 

Tuesday, September 16

A new series in ceramics with Laurie Curtis starts today from 9 a.m. to noon and continues on Tuesdays through Nov. 4 at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $170 includes materials. For information and registration call (415) 663.1075. (This class was postponed from last week.) 

Naturalist David Wimpfheimer leads a shorebird hike around Bodega Bay from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. $40 for members, or $50 for others. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

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 shuttle bus departs Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station at 10:15 a.m. and from Walnut Place at 10:30 a.m. to go to Target and Costco in Novato. For information and reservations call Chloe at (415) 640.7442.

A benefit dinner for West Marin Community Services starts at 6 p.m. at Saltwater Oyster Depot, in Inverness. $60 tickets available in advance at saltwateroysterdepot.com.

Michael Bloch 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, Sept. 17

A memorial for Winifred Tarpey starts at noon at the Dance Palace. 

Hip hop dance with Bianca Zogbi takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Dance Palace. Ages 8 and up welcome. $15. For information and registration, call (415) 827.1691 or email biancazdancing@gmail.com.

A free yoga class with Jamieson Prevoznak starts at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the San Geronimo Community Church. Bring a mat and water; donations will benefit youth programs.

Supervisor Steve Kinsey speaks about ranch housing and congestion in Muir Woods and Marshall 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 at kwmr.org.

Wine Wednesdays at Nick’s Cove in Marshall features half off all bottles of wine. For information and reservations, call (415) 663.1033.  

 

Thursday, September 18

The first class in an ongoing series of beginning English classes, led by Brian Kirven and offering instruction in reading, writing and speaking, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. and continues on Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free textbooks, educational materials and childcare; co-sponsored by West Marin Literacy Program, Marin Head Start, Marin County Free Library and the Dance Palace. For information call (415) 663.1849.

Join the Third Thursday Weeders from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore to remove invasive weeds from critical habitats. For exact location and to RSVP (required by 4 p.m. the day before the event), call Ellen Hamingson at (415) 464.5196 or email ellen_hamingson@nps.gov. Bring lunch, snacks and water; tools and gloves provided.

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. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for three new electric-vehicle charging stations takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

A presentation and discussion on mindfulness education starts at 3:30 p.m. at the West Marin Elementary Assembly Room. Hosted by Shoreline Unified School District’s Wellness Committee; Spanish translation provided and everyone is welcome. 

An opening reception for an exhibit of photography by Annie Dreyer—of bubbles, seals, sand and the ocean—takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library.  

Sheriff Robert Doyle talks about policing issues and vehicles for sale on roads 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 at kwmr.org.

A pickup softball game starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Mesa Park, in Bolinas. 

The Shoreline Unified School Board of Trustees holds a public meeting to discuss proposed budget reductions at 6 p.m. at West Marin School.

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.

An informational meeting on foster parenting in Marin takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 110 at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus (3240 Kerner Blvd.), in San Rafael. A social worker and experienced foster parent will present on the training and support the county offers. For information, call Cindy at (415) 473.5028.

West Marin singer-songwriter Brindl performs at 8 p.m. at HopMonk Tavern (224 Vintage Way), in Novato, celebrating the release of her new album, Love It Up. $10. 

Sky Country plays ethereal rock at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Friday, September 19

All branches of the Marin County Free Library are closed today for an all-staff day.

A cocktail reception for a silent auction benefitting Art Contemporary Marin takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Claudia Chapline Gallery, in Stinson Beach. The auction will end with a live auction and party from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.

A Marconi Centennial Banquet, a benefit for the Maritime Radio Historical Society, starts at 5 p.m. at Marconi Conference Center’s Buck Hall (18500 Highway 1), in Marshall, celebrating the first trans-Pacific wireless transmission across the Pacific to Hawaii in Sept. 1914 and featuring society president Richard Dillman and a group photo by Art Rogers. $100. For information and tickets, visit radiomarine.org. 

Don Coffin and Gus Garelick play from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. 

Even the Rain, an award-winning 2010 Spanish drama, shows at 7 p.m. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments and limited seating. Free.

A local jam night starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station.

Stompy Jones plays swing (dance lessons included) at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

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

 

Saturday, September 20

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a chef’s demonstration at 10 a.m.; and local organic produce and artisan foods and goods sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. The Kids Zone offers bilingual reading time at 11 a.m. 

Ernesto Sanchez hosts a free Day of the Dead art workshop—making paper skeletons and flowers, and other projects—in preparation of a community altar to be featured at a Dia de los Muertos celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and every Saturday through Oct. 25 at his studio, in Point Reyes Station. For information call (415) 852.2572 or email ernestostudio@gmail.com.

Celebrate California Coastal Clean-up Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Drakes Beach, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Families welcome; bring sunscreen, lunch and water bottles. 

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, 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 vbohlen@marincounty.org.

The Two Rock Valley Presbyterian Church hosts the 68th Annual Harvest Festival fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with handmade quilts, crafts, home-baked goods, fresh produce, potted plants, a silent auction and a barbecue chicken lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7063 Bodega Ave., outside Petaluma.

A workshop in traditional basket-weaving with Julia and Lucy Parker starts today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues tomorrow at Kule Loklo, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Co-presented by the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, the College of Marin and the seashore. $249. For information and registration call (415) 485.9305 or visit marincommunityed.com. 

Kate Levinson and Lucy Fine present “Emotional Currency: Uncovering the Money Story for Couples,” a workshop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $350 per couple. For information and registration visit emotionalcurrency.com.

Lucid Art Foundation’s Fall Artist Seminar Series, “Inquiry from Within,” starts today from 1 to 4 p.m. with Jeremy Morgan, MFA, and continues on Nov. 22 at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. (A second two-part workshop will be held on Oct. 18 and Jan. 12.) $80 for the two seminars; auditors welcome for $15. Open to painters whose work is non-representational, abstract or non-objective; applicants should email a one-paragraph artist’s statement and up to five images of current work to moore@lucidart.org. For information, call (415) 669.7585.

Dinner on the Pacific Plate, the annual fundraiser for the Point Reyes National Seashore Association this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, starts with pre-dinner activities from 2 to 4:30 p.m. throughout the seashore, including wilderness, wildlife and botany walks and traditional skills workshops. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 ext. 304. Tickets for dinner, which starts with cocktails, hors d-oeuvres and live music in Bear Valley Grove followed by dinner catered by Pam Ferrari, start at $200. For more information visit ptreyes.org.

Gallery Route One’s Latino Photography Project presents its fourth annual Mole Tasting Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, with mole recipes prepared by local cooks from
the Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacán, Puebla and Hidalgo. $20 for adults, or $5 for kids under age 12; dinner includes handmade tortillas and traditional drinks. Beer, wine and margaritas available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the project, now in its 11th year; works are on exhibit in the community center lobby through Oct. 30. Advance tickets available at the gallery and at galleryrouteone.org. 

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

 

Sunday, September 21

Tule elk docents are present from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays through October at the Tomales Point trailhead in the Point Reyes National Seashore, with binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to glimpse rutting behavior. 

The Convergents, an improvisational string trio, play from 3 to 5 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall.

An artists’ reception for a new exhibit of photographs by students of the Stephanie Mohan Photo Camp takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Two Bird Café, in San Geronimo. Exhibit closes tomorrow.

A community night celebrating International Peace Day starts with a screening of “Peace One Day” at 4 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, followed by a harvest dinner and desserts for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m. plus music, dancing and a group art project.

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