Calendar

Thursday, January 29

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

Representatives of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area present on the Stinson Beach wastewater rehabilitation project and answer questions at 6:30 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center, hosted by the county water district’s board of directors.

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

The Marin Conservation League’s Agricultural Land Use Committee meets from 9 to 11 a.m. in the league’s conference room at 175 North Redwood Drive, in San Rafael, chaired by Sally Gale and Judy Teichman and focused on the California Coastal Commission’s proposed revisions to the county’s Local Coastal Program. 

Christopher Anderl teaches Tai Chi and Chi Gong for Natural Health from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $10 per class or $30 per month. Call Chris at (415) 669.9720 before your first class.

Brooke and the Caterpillar plays show tunes, 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 Band plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

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

 

Saturday, January 31

A winter work day organized by 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.

“Art Holman: Paintings from Outer Space” opens today at Toby’s Gallery in Point Reyes Station and shows through March 1, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. 

Naturalist David Wimpfheimer leads a Birding 101 workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Also 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.

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.)

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.

In Marc Matheson’s final episode of The Place We Live, the host interviews Susan Santiago from 11 a.m. to noon on KWMR. 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. 

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 Science on a Sphere ranger presentation, using a room-sized global display system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. Free.

“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 choreographer 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.

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

 

Sunday, February 1

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.

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 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 Science on a Sphere ranger presentation using a room-sized global display system to illustrate the motions of the oceans starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. 

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.

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 contact Nina at (415) 669.9699 or nina.pick@gmail.com.

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.

 

Monday, February 2

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.

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 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.

Jennifer Stock, the host of Ocean Currents, talks with Rutgers University professor John Gillis about changing shorelines from 1 to 2 p.m. on KWMR. 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.

Susan Tillett, the executive director of Mesa Refuge writers retreat, and performer and writer Naomi Newman speak on KWMR’s Epicenter from 5 to 5:30 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.

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

 

Tuesday, February 3

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.

West Marin Senior Services’ shuttle bus leaves from Toby’s Feed Barn at 10:15 a.m. and from Walnut Place at 10:30 a.m. for Novato, with stops at Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Whole Foods and a dollar store. Free; all ages welcome.

An opening reception for Vickisa’s new exhibit, titled “Pure, Natural, Unfiltered,” takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Tuesday Art Walk at Throckmorton Theatre, in Mill Valley. The exhibit shows through March 2.

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.

The Stinson Beach Community Center’s annual meeting starts with a social at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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

 

Wednesday, February 4

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.  

A pilates mat class with Lisa Townsend starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Bolinas Community Center. $15 drop-in fee.

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

A second workshop in succession planning for farms and ranches starts with dinner served at 5 p.m. and a presentation at 6 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall. Co-sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin, the Marin County Farm Bureau and others. For information and registration (pre-registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome), call Paulette at (415) 473.4204 or email pjswallow@ucanr.edu. $10.

Local’s Night at Osteria Stellina features live music and a $25 special, including an entrée, a salad and a glass of wine, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in Point Reyes Station. 

A driver’s license prep course for Spanish speakers starts tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. and continues in three more sessions at the Point Reyes Library, with Brian Kirven. Participants must attend all four classes. For information and registration, call the library at (415) 663.8375. 

Ping Pong and Right Brain Exploration with Sandy Jacobs takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Dance Palace. For information call (415) 663.1418.

 

Thursday, February 5

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. 

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. 

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. $15 drop-in, $50 for five classes or unlimited classes for a month for $75. For information and registration call (415) 669.7112.

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

A West Marin reading and writing group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in Point Reyes Station. Read a poem, short story, essay, journal entry or other piece of writing; listening encouraged, critiquing discouraged. Snacks provided. RSVP requested to Samantha at (304) 360.2464.

 

Friday, February 6

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

The Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council holds a special meeting at 9 a.m. at the Bolians firehouse. 

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

Three new exhibitions open today at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station—“Looking Back, Going Forward,” mixed media works by Andrew Romanoff, works by Reenie Charriere and George-Ann Bowers of the Women Environmental Artists Directory, and “White White Red: Living Woman,” experimental works by Sheri Park. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, and the exhibits will show through March 15, with a closing salon with the artists at 4 p.m. that day. 

Bingo Blast!, a benefit for Lagunitas Middle School, starts with dinner and homemade desserts served from 5 to 6 p.m. and Bingo played from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lagunitas School Multi-Purpose Room. Raffle prizes, too. $10 for adults, or $5 for kids; Bingo cards are $1.

Bart Hopkin plays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

Nina Gerber and Chris Webster perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center’s Chapel, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. 

An evening of hummingbird stories, images and research presented by Lisa Tell of the University of California, Davis, plus dessert starts at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Co-sponsored by the Inverness Garden Club and Audubon Canyon Ranch. $15; proceeds will benefit the community center.

Stompy Jones plays swing at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. Dance lessons provided.

Brothers Gadjo play gypsy Americana at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5. 

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

 

Saturday, February 7

A kids and guys pancake breakfast and open gym with Dave Cort and Buck Chavez takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Loft Teen Center at San Geronimo Valley Community Center. 

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

“Women, Money, and Spirit: A One-Day Symposium Reflecting on the Meaning of Money in Women’s Lives,” a conference featuring West Marin’s Kate Levinson and Eden Trenor among its presenters, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dominican University, in San Rafael. $20 to $150 sliding scale admission includes lunch. For information and registration, visit womenmoneyspirit.com.

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 kayak tour of Drakes Estero led by Point Reyes Outdoors takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $85 includes kayak rental and a snack of fresh bread and local cheeses. For information and registration, call (415) 663.8192. 

Painter Joan Hoffman leads a pen and watercolor sketching workshop focusing on barns and beaches in the Point Reyes National Seashore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $110 for others. Also open to youth ages 12 and up with parental attendance. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.

An hour-long ranger-guided nature walk along the Earthquake Trail starts at 1:30 p.m. at the trailhead, near the Bear Valley Visitor Center in the Point Reyes National Seashore. 

An opening reception for “Art Holman: Paintings from Outer Space” takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Toby’s Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. The exhibit shows through March 1.

The annual San Geronimo Valley Lions Club Crab Feed takes place in two seatings, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Woodacre Improvement Club. $40 for the early seating, or $45 for the late seating, includes fresh cracked crab, salad, French bread and beer. Tickets are available at Video West in Forest Knolls, or by calling Petra at (415) 488.4862. 

Cabaret Underground, the third annual celebration of black history featuring Mwanza Furaha and Gail Muldrow and this year honoring literary giant Maya Angelou, starts with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. $20 advance tickets are available by calling (415) 488.8888 or visiting sgvcc.org; $25 tickets available at the door. $5 for kids under 10.

Felsen & Just Friends play at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10. 

Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, with Miss Carmen Getit, play at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

 

Sunday, February 8

Tai Chi Ch’uan with Ellen Serber takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. All levels. $40 a month.  RSVP before your first class to (415) 663.1662.

A habitat restoration workday in Point Reyes National Seashore takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details about the day, and to RSVP, contact Ellen at (415) 464.5196 or ellen_hamingson@nps.gov.

Painter Joan Hoffman leads a workshop focusing on sandpipers in the sand and surf from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $110 for others. Also open to youth ages 12 and up with parental attendance. 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, including planting native plants, removing non-native plants and building, removing and maintaining fences along creeks. 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.

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 cheeses. For information and registration, call (415) 663.8192. 

An opening reception for new exhibitions at Gallery Route One—“Looking Back, Going Forward,” mixed media works by Andrew Romanoff, an exhibit by Reenie Charriere and George-Ann Bowers of the Women Environmental Artists Directory, and “White White Red: Living Woman,” experimental works by Sheri Park—takes place from 3 to 5 p.m., in Point Reyes Station.

San Geronimo plays Americana at 4 p.m. in the bar at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Paul Knight and the Faultliners play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café.