Calendar

Thursday, January 22

State Senator Mike McGuire speaks about the governor’s priorities, Barbara Boxer’s retirement and his own legislative priorities with host Herb Kutchins at 5 p.m. on KWMR’s Politics 101. 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 DropStitch Club meets from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. Bring knitting, bookbinding and needlepoint projects.

Long Term Effects plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas.

A new 10-week series in conversational Spanish led by Brian Kirven takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Tonight is the last night to join, as the class started last week. $130, plus optional materials fee. For information and registration, call (415) 663.1075.

The second annual State of Bolinas Lagoon, hosted by the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council, Marin County Parks, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the National Park Service and featuring presentations on local events that have shaped restoration efforts, current research and restoration and what is planned for the future takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center. For information, call Veronica at (415) 473.5086 or Kate at (415) 970.5245. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. 

 

Friday, January 23

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

Storytime with Judy Buchanan starts at 11 a.m. at the Point Reyes Library. 

“From Age-ing to Sage-ing,” a study with interfaith minister Elizabeth River of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s book by the same title, continues at 1 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $20 drop-in fee; the book is available at a discount at Point Reyes Books. Sponsored by the bookstore and Black Mountain Circle.

Riggy Rackin plays “sweet music of the salt sea” on concertina from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

Paul Liberatore and the Liberators play rock ‘n roll at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $15.

Mad Marmalade, featuring Cheyenne Young and Rich Egan, plays at 8 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. $5.

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $8.

 

Saturday, January 24

Ticket sales for the Point Reyes National Seashore’s winter shuttle service open at 9:30 a.m. on weekends at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach and end at 3 p.m. $7 for adults, or free for youth ages 16 and under; federal Senior and Access pass discounts apply. (Sir Francis Drake Highway is closed to through traffic at South Beach from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.)

A coho salmon creek walk led by SPAWN naturalists takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., leaving from the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. RSVP requested by emailing Preston at preston@tirn.net.

Gray whale docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse observation deck on weekends and federal holidays, with binoculars, scopes and answers to your questions. Shuttle transportation required. A half-hour ranger program starts at 1:30 p.m.

Elephant seal docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Elephant Seal Overlook near Chimney Rock on weekends and federal holidays. Shuttle transportation required. The Historic Lifesaving Station may also be open during the same hours, with kids activities, a video and complimentary hot beverages.

A kayak tour of Drakes Estero led by Point Reyes Outdoors takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $85 includes kayak rental and a snack of fresh bread and local cheese. For information and registration, call (415) 663.8192. 

A reception for a new exhibit of photographs by Carlos Porrata starts at 1 p.m. in the Dance Palace Lobby Gallery, in Point Reyes Station.

An hour-long ranger-guided nature walk focusing on birds of prey starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. 

A preview with the artists of three exhibitions opening today at the Bolinas Museum—“Strewnfield,” new work by Thomas Campbell, “A Life in Transition,” skateboard photography by Brian Gaberman and “Returning Gold to Sun,” new work by Charlie Callahan—starts at 3 p.m. at the museum. A reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. and an after party will be held at 6 p.m. at the community center (see listing). The exhibits show through April 5; gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. For information about the exhibits and events related to them, call (415) 868.0330 or visit bomuseum.org. 

An afternoon of live music and light magic by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Jeff Manson starts at 4 p.m. at the Bolinas Gallery, where an exhibit of paintings by Van Waring and Emily Ritz, titled “Inner Under Outer,” shows through tomorrow.

An after party for new exhibitions opening today at the Bolinas Museum takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center, featuring a raffle with prizes by 2-Mile Surf Shop and live music by Tommy Guerrero and Friends, Sandy’s and Fantasy Bracelet. Food provided by Charlie Hallowell and Samin Nosrat, and Lagunitas Brewing Co. beer, available for purchase. $5 suggested admission.

The John Jorgenson Quintet plays world-renowned gypsy jazz at 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $30 tickets, or $28 for seniors and $15 for youth, available in advance by calling (415) 663.1075 or visiting dancepalace.org.

Buck Nickels and Loose Change play new country music at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $10 in advance, or $12 at the door.

Cazadero plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

 

Sunday, January 25

A habitat restoration workday in the Point Reyes National Seashore today includes pulling Scotch broom near the Estero Trail, meeting at 9 a.m. in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center to be back by 1 p.m. RSVP is required by 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23 to Ellen at (415) 464.5196 or ellen_hamingon@nps.gov (link sends e-mail).

See Saturday’s listings about weekend shuttle service to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock and gray whale and elephant seal docents and programs.

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 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.

A kayak tour of Drakes Estero led by Point Reyes Outdoors takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $85 includes kayak rental and a snack of fresh bread and local cheese. For information and registration, call (415) 663.8192.

An Earth-Centered Recovery meeting, led by Nina Pick and using the Twelve Steps program to face ecological crises and our relationship with the earth, takes place at 4 p.m. on Sundays at The Western Gate (7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.), in Lagunitas. For information call Nina at (415) 669.9699 or email nina.pick@gmail.com.

Spark and Whisper plays folk at 4 p.m. in the bar at Rancho Nicasio.

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

Auditions for the West Marin Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella, a 1956 Broadway hit, take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. To schedule a time, call (415) 669.1654. Candidates should prepare a simple song and bring music for the accompanist.

Open mic night starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Monday, January 26

Storytime with Judy Buchanan starts at 11 a.m. at the Stinson Beach Library. 

Exercise for Life, a course with Mary Salmon for older people and anyone with disabilities or special needs, takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $10 drop-in fee.

Food for Families meets from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. All are welcome to join in the preparation of food for distribution to local families in need.

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, and $6 for guests. Food provided by Good Earth Natural Foods. A computer lab for seniors follows at 1 p.m.

Bing Gong and friends discuss their hopes for 2015 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 at kwmr.org.

A chiropractic clinic with Colleen Lindstrom takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center. $35 for adult exam and adjustments, $15 for children. No appointment necessary; cash or check only. 

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

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.

Author and psychotherapist Kate Levinson speaks about her upcoming conference at Dominican University, “Women, Money and Spirit” 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 town hall meeting at the Dance Palace Community Center takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a membership meeting and a chance to share thoughts on the future of the community center and meet the new interim director, Louise Franklin. Soup and salad provided, but an RSVP is requested to info@dancepalace.org.

A new percussion ensemble led by Michael Pinkham meets tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and continues on Mondays through March 2 at the Bolinas Community Center. $90 for the six-week session; no drop-ins. Pre-registration is required by calling (415) 868.9073 or emailing michael.pinkham@gmail.com.

Epicenter Sound System features reggae starting at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

Tuesday, January 27

Baby Gym takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free.

Valley Rainbow Playgroup meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1 at the upper campus of San Geronimo School. Free.

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

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.  

A Grand Pool Tourney starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in, cash prizes.

 

Wednesday, January 28

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.

The West Marin Rotary Club meets at 8 a.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. RSVP is requested to Michelle at (415) 482.3121. 

KWMR airs a recording of the Olive Kitteridge event with Frances McDormand and Jane Anderson at 9 a.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.

Ninjitsu with Martin Butt takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Bolinas Community Center. $10 per class or $30 per month; drop-ins welcome. For information call (415) 868.9236.

Women’s Collaborative Dance, a co-creative improvisational movement experience, takes place from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Dance Palace. $15 per month or $5 drop-in. For information call Theresa at (415) 663.1289.

 

Thursday, January 29

A beginning English class led by Brian Kirven takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Textbooks, educational materials and childcare are provided. 

Baby Gym takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Free.

Valley Rainbow Playgroup meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1 at the upper campus of San Geronimo School. Free.

Marin County Parks naturalist David Herlocker leads a winter bird walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stafford Lake, outside Novato. Park entrance waived for participants. Ages 15 and up welcome; rain may cancel. In questionable weather call (415) 893.9527 after 8 a.m. 

A free flu clinic provided by Marin County Health and Human Services starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. 

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 “communication conversation” on race and diversity in America led by Marc Matheson starts at 6 p.m. at Saltwater Oyster Depot, in Inverness.

Music Documentary Night with Dave Whitney, featuring award-winning music documentaries that have never been shown in theaters or on television, starts at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space, followed by a short discussion. Adults only; donations will benefit the West Marin School music program.

 

Friday, January 30

Brooke and the Caterpillar (and special guests) play show tunes, rousing pub songs and originals from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

Jeremy D’Antonio, Darren Nelson & Friends play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

The Sam Chase plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

 

Saturday, January 31

A winter work day organized by the partners of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including opportunities for hands-on learning and family-friendly activities. Pre-registration required by calling (415) 561.3077 or emailing volunteer@onetam.org.

Naturalist David Wimpfheimer leads a Point Reyes Field Seminar in Birding 101 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Open to youth ages 12 and up with parental attendance. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for others. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

See last Saturday’s listings about weekend shuttle service to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock and gray whale and elephant seal docents and programs.

The Stream Team meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore to improve habitat for coho salmon and steelhead trout, planting willow sprigs to stabilize stream banks. Wear appropriate clothing and bring lunch, snacks and water; gloves, tools and training provided. RSVP is requested by emailing sara_anzalone@partner.nps.gov  or calling (415) 464.5206.

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.

Diaspora Dance, an ongoing class with Amber Hines, takes place from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays at the Bolinas Community Center. Adults only; admission by donation.

“Reclaim Your Wild Soul,” a wild writing workshop with coach and journal therapist Mary Reynolds Thompson, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $40. Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books, Mesa Refuge and Black Mountain Circle. All levels welcome. For information and registration call (415) 663.1542 or visit ptreyesbooks.com.

A reception for “The Alcatraz Florilegium,” an exhibit of botanical paintings by Bay Area artists of plants in the gardens of Alcatraz, takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Library. The exhibit shows through March 24.

Songs of Dark Radiance, a music and dance performance based on a song cycle inspired by the unpublished writings of Tillie Olsen, starts at 2 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. Featuring Olsen’s grandson, composer Jesse Olsen Bay, and collaborator Virginia Matthews. $15, or $10 for students and seniors. Another showing will take place at 8 p.m.

Petty Theft pays tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $20.

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

 

Sunday, February 1

See last Saturday’s listings about weekend shuttle service to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock and gray whale and elephant seal docents and programs.

A field training for Marin MPA Watch, a citizen science collaborative program that monitors human uses of the county’s marine protected areas, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Duxbury Reef, in Bolinas. For information and registration, call (415) 663.9312 or email admin@eac.org.

A closing salon for “Reaction!,” Gallery Route One’s annual juried exhibition, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Point Reyes Station gallery.

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir performs at 4 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $22, or $20 seniors and $11 kids and teens; no one turned away for lack of funds. Wear choir or other robes, and bring extras if you have them. Proceeds benefit KWMR and the Dance Palace.

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