Calendar

Thursday, October 16

A free flu clinic takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center, in Point Reyes Station. Sponsored by the Coastal Health Alliance, Marin County Health and Human Services and others.

The Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees meets in closed session at 5 p.m. and in open session at 6 p.m. at West Marin School, in Point Reyes Station.

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

The Molly Maguire Choir performs at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.  

 

Friday, October 17

Melanie Gunn of the Point Reyes National Seashore speaks with Katie Eberle about the ranch management plan at 8 a.m. on KWMR’s Friday Guide. 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.

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.

The Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. at the Bolinas Firehouse.

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

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.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) shows for a family movie night at Stafford Lake Park, outside Novato, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (the movie begins 10 minutes after sunset). Bring a picnic or barbecue, but leave pets at home. Free; popcorn provided.

Author and actor Peter Coyote reads from his memoir-in-progress and celebrates the publication of the West Marin Review’s Volume 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at a private Point Reyes Station residence. $30, or free for those who attended the Aug. 12 benefit at Saltwater (where Mr. Coyote cancelled an appearance). Proceeds will benefit the journal. For information, email westmarinreview@gmail.com and to purchase tickets visit ptreyesbooks.com. 

A screening of short films by Liz Grace starts at 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Free, but donations are appreciated. Funded by a Bolinas-Stinson Community Fund grant.

Particle Fever, a 2014 documentary about history’s largest and most expensive science experiment, shows at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with editor Walter Murch, at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $20 tickets available in advance at KWMR Community Radio and at kwmr.org. Proceeds will benefit the radio station.

Central Station plays rock, funk and blues at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $10.

Royal Jelly Jive plays gypsy jazz at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

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

 

Saturday, October 18

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live music by the Dagwood Blondies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a demonstration by Robin Carpenter on salt and spices at 10 a.m. at the chef’s booth; 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. 

Learn about the geography of Point Reyes in a field seminar with geologist John Karachewski that includes several hikes throughout the seashore from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $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.

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.

Ernesto Sanchez hosts a free Day of the Dead art workshop—making paper skeletons and flowers, along with other projects—from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and next Saturday 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. 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 BBQ, ice cream, a giant slide, bounce house, hay mazes and hayrides, pony rides and live Americana music by Manzanita Moon at 5300 Nicasio Valley Road. 

Psychotherapist and author Kate Levinson presents an Emotional Currency workshop for women from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $150. For information and registration, visit emotionalcurrency.com. 

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.

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. 

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

Paul Flowerman plays guitar from noon to 1 p.m. at the Point Reyes Library. Free.  

A memorial for Eugenia Loyster starts at 1 p.m. at the Dance Palace. 

The Nicasio Historical Society holds a grand opening celebration of its new museum on the town square starting at 1 p.m., featuring talks by Dewey Livingston and Betty Goerke, exhibits of Miwok art and Nicasio’s Miwok village, games, a raffle, live old-time piano music, refreshments and more. Vintage horse-drawn carriage rides provided for $10. Free admission.

Lucid Art Foundation’s Fall Artist Seminar Series, called “Inquiry from Within,” starts today from 1 to 4 p.m. with Jeremy Morgan and continues on Jan. 12 at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $80 includes both seminars; auditors are 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. 

A yin yoga retreat with Diana Estey takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Yoga Toes Studio, in Point Reyes Station. $85. Space is limited; to register, email diana@aliveanew.com.

The San Geronimo Fall Rock Festival, featuring rock quintet New Monsoon and San Geronimo, starts at 2 p.m. in the courtyard outside the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy a bounce house for kids and food for purchase. $20 for adults, and $5 for kids; tickets available in advance by calling (415) 588.8888 or visiting sgvcc.org. Proceeds benefit the community center.

The Bolinas Museum presents a Great Minds Talk on “Ocean Wonders,” featuring a conversation with artist Isabella Kirkland and California Academy of Sciences invertebrate zoologist Rebecca Johnson moderated by Jennifer Stock of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, at 4 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $5 suggested donation. 

A hands-on training in coupon shopping with expert coupon maven Breeze Nakooka takes place at 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Library. Learn how to clip, organize and effectively use coupons to reduce monthly grocery spending by 50 percent or more. Free; bring coupons if you have them.

An intimate dinner with author Michael Pollan to celebrate Mesa Refuge’s new Michael Pollan Fellowship for journalists takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Heidrun Meadery, in Point Reyes Station. A limited number of $500 tickets are still available; for information, call Susan Tillett at (847) 452.7637 or email sptillett@mesarefuge.org.

A barn dance celebrating the Point Reyes Towns Commons, featuring caller Erik Hoffman and live music by Ingrid Noyes and Friends, takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. Hot soup and cider will be served from 6 p.m. onward. $10 to $15 donation for adults, $5 to $10 for seniors and children and $25 for families. Interested volunteers may emailinfo@westmarincommons.org.

Mwanza Furaha and Friends play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Two Bird Café, in San Geronimo.

Discover bioluminescence on the beach in a field seminar with Cathleen Cannon 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 Zins play funk and rock at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $10.

The Gravel Spreaders play metal hee-haw at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

One Grass, Two Grass, Three Grass, Blue Grass plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Sunday, October 19

The ninth annual Tomales Farm & Flea Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on First and John Streets, featuring over 70 booths of antiques, farm tools, arts and crafts, local farm products, vintage items, household goods and clothing, along with live music, food and beverages. Booths are $20; to reserve a space, call (707) 878.2431.

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; free for children.

Learn how plants can be the basis for food, fuel, fiber and flora in a day of presentations by Rebecca Burgess of the Fiberworks Project from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an introductory session from 10 a.m. to noon and a more technical session from 2 to 4 p.m. for those familiar with Ms. Burgess’s book, “Harvesting Color,” at Nicasio Native Grass Ranch. Part of a series on addressing climate change through agriculture, sponsored by the Marin Conservation League. For information and to RSVP or register (required for the afternoon program) call (415) 485.6257 or visit marinconservationleague.org.

MALT Day at the Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch features cheese-making, wine and beer-tasting, sandwiches, salads and burgers from The Farmer’s Wife and Stemple Creek Ranch and kids’ activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5300 Nicasio Valley Road. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

A College of Marin faculty chamber music recital, featuring Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from the Soldier’s Tale, Robert Russell Bennett’s Ballad from Porgy and Bess, Percy Granger’s Handel in the Strand and more, starts at 4 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. Free, but donations will benefit the college’s Contemporary Opera Marin program.

Congressman Jared Huffman, Marin Agricultural Land Trust director Jamison Watts and others speak in a panel on Marin County’s future moderated by Supervisor Steve Kinsey at 4:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel, in San Rafael. $10. Sponsored by the Bioneers Conference; for tickets visit brownpapertickets.com/event/861598.

The New Copasetics play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.

Mad Marmalade and Friends play from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. 

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

 

Monday, October 20

Bo Babies takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at the Bolinas Community Center.

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

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 eggplant parmesan, salad and melon) 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.

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, $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.

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.

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

The Point Reyes-Olema 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the old gym at West Marin School, in Point Reyes Station. Open to youth ages 5 to 19; for information, call club reporter Ruby Clarke at (415) 663.5451.  

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

 

Tuesday, October 21

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.

Hannah Jern-Miller 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.  

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

 

Wednesday, October 22

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.

Architect Daniel Liebermann 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 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. For information and registration, call (415) 868.0473.

Storytime with Judy Buchanan starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Bolinas Library. Free. 

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.

“Parents, Teens and the Law: Smarter Teens/Smarter Choices,” a free educational program addressing teenage binge drinking in Marin, including a dramatization of the potential legal consequences of underage drinking, takes place at 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Ruby Scott Gym at Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley. Presented by the county bar association, the county office of education and the district attorney, counsel and public defender’s offices. RSVP requested at teensandthelaw.eventbrite.com. 

A swing dance workshop with Cenize Rodriguez and Don Jolley takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. $30 per couple (bring your own partner). For information and registration, call Cenize at (415) 6639051 or email cteafortwo@gmail.com.

The Lagunitas School District Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 20 at the Lagunitas School campus.

Learn about foster parenting in Marin in an informational evening hosted by the Marin County Department of Social Services from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus (3240 Kerner Blvd., Room 110), in San Rafael. An experienced foster parent and a social worker will be on hand to discuss the county’s needs and benefits offered. For information, call Cindy Wasserman at (415) 473.5028.

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

 

Thursday, October 23

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

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. 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.

Learn about the processes behind autumn colors in a hike through Cascade Canyon, led by Marin County naturalist David Herlocker from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free, and ages 15 and up are welcome. Park near the gate at the end of Cascade Drive, in Fairfax. Confirm the event by calling (415) 893.9527 after 7 a.m.

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1 at San Geronimo School’s Upper Campus. Free.

Anna Bischoff speaks on “Climate and Mechanisms of Soil Carbon Stabilization: Findings from Senior Thesis Research” from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. Free; part of the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center’s Fall Lunchtime Science Talks series.

A free flu clinic takes place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Sponsored by the Coastal Health Alliance, Marin County Health and Human Services and others.

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 stuffed peppers, rice, salad and apples) 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. 

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

“Deer, elk and cattle ranching in Channel Islands National Park:  Relevant lessons for Point Reyes National Seashore,” a presentation by Tim Setnicka, former superintendent of Channel Islands National Park, takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the West Marin School Gym. Free; sponsored by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture. For information, call Donna at (415) 669.9691.

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

 

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, to hear a presentation by county planner Jack Liebster on the Local Coastal Program, among other agenda items.

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 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.

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

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

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

 

Saturday, October 25

A class in African diaspora dance with Amber Hines takes place from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays at the Bolinas Community Center. Adults only; donations appreciated.

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features live music by Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a chef’s demonstration Bryant Terry, the author of “Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed,” at 10 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.

Ernesto Sanchez hosts the last Day of the Dead free art workshop—making paper skeletons and flowers, along with other projects—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.

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. 

This is the last weekend tule elk docents will be present at the Tomales Point Trailhead in the Point Reyes National Seashore, with binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to 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. (Note: this class was postponed from an earlier date.)

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 on ocean wonders and wellness; $15 for members of the museum, or $20 for others. Space is limited; 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 available at Point Reyes Books, Zuma and West Marin Community Services, the event’s sponsor.

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 a funk and rock dance party 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 Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.

 

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 required to Ellen at Ellen_hamingson@nps.gov or (415) 464.5196.

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.

Papermill Creek Children’s Corner’s annual Halloween Carnival and Chef Off, featuring “ghoulish games, freaky fun”—like pony rides, a petting zoo, archery and ladder climbing—plus 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.

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 old-time and honkey-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 Station.

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