Calendar

Thursday, August 28

The Shoreline Unified School District board of trustees holds a special workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tomales High School auditorium, with a presentation on the Brown Act and conflicts of interest. All are welcome; comments will be limited to four minutes per speaker.

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

A Musing, a poetry reading by Jan Broek and Dale Polissar, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Bolinas Gallery (52 Wharf Road), in Bolinas.

Ben Brown plays at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

 

Friday, August 29

A reception for a new exhibit of contemporary and traditional hooked rugs by Laura Pierce takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Black Mountain Weavers and Artisans, in Point Reyes Station. The exhibit shows through Sept. 14.

Blaine Sprouse, Michael Harmon and Ingrid Noyes play fiddle tunes and more from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall.

A free family movie night at Stafford Lake Park, outside Novato, takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Popcorn provided; bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner or snacks (portable barbecues okay), but leave pets at home. 

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

Savannah Blue plays bluegrass at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 

The Haggards and Honeydust play at 9:30 p.m. 19 Broadway, in Fairfax. 

 

Saturday, August 30

The Point Reyes Farmers Market today features freshly pressed cider and vinaigrettes from chef Michele Anna Jordan; live Sephardic, Balkan and Middle Eastern music by the Brock Family and Friends from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a demonstration by Chefs Matthew Hoffman and Astrid Hoffman of the Living Seed Company 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 one-hour walking history tour of Point Reyes Station, led by Max Wessner, 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.

Frank Binney leads hikers into tule elk
territory
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of shadowing the animals along scenic ridges in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $40 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $50 for non-members. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org. Also open to youth age 12 and up with attending adult.

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today focusing on the geologic setting of the seashore and the San Andreas Fault.

A 35-hour yin yoga training with Debbie Daly starts today from noon to 5 p.m. and continues Sunday and Monday, then the following two weekends, at Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes Station. $575. For information and registration visit yogatoesstudio.com or call (415) 663.9999.

An opening reception for a new exhibit by the BayWood Artists takes place from noon to 5 p.m. in the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. The exhibit will be open to the public on weekends from noon to 5 p.m. through September, except Sept. 14. 

A raffle and closing sale of Judy Molyneux’s exhibit “By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,” with proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders, takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Bolinas Gallery (52 Wharf Road). 

“Outer Visions,” an exhibit of landscape and experimental photography by Danny Vitali and Jason Green, opens today with a reception from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wounded General, in Inverness Park. Exhibit shows on weekends and by appointment through September.

Dan Norris and the eight-piece Cotati Horn Choir perform pop classics and Beatles tunes from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Tomales Town Park, kicking off the town’s Founders Day festivities. 

Blame Sally performs at 8 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center, with doors opening at 7 p.m. For information and tickets call (415) 868.1444.

Agency El 84 plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Sunday, August 31

The 33rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach begins with registration at 9 a.m. at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center, with categories for children age 14 and under, families, individual adults and adult groups. Judging begins at noon (by Rob, Sue and Catherine Janes) and prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. Bring a picnic and leave dogs at home. For information, call (415) 464.5137.  Sponsored by the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

Danny Speirn teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the last Sunday of the summer from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Open to ages 8 and up; $10. 

Chileno Valley Ranch is open for u-pick apples and pears from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Continues on Sundays while fruit lasts.

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today focusing on birds of prey.

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.

Tomales Founders Day starts at noon with “the world’s shortest and liveliest parade” and continues until 5 p.m. with live music by the Hillwilliams and Randy & The Special Agent, barbecued brisket and oysters, paella, tamales, sausages, cheese, beer, gelato, farm stands, handcrafts, kids activities and animals. Proceeds benefit Tomales nonprofits.

A raffle and closing sale of Judy Molyneux’s exhibit “By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,” with proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders, takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Bolinas Gallery (52 Wharf Road). 

Zachary Seifert-Ponce performs classical guitar from 3 to 5 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. Free.

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, plus Tender Mercies, play for a barbecue on the lawn at Rancho Nicasio, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m. $17 in advance, or $20 at the door. 

 

Monday, September 1, Labor Day

Peter Asmus speaks with Roger McNamee of Moonalice at 9 a.m. on KWMR. Tune into 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 daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m., in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today including an animated presentation on a NASA-designed spherical screen describing wildlife migrations, atmospheric and geologic events and celestial bodies.

The Bolinas Labor Day celebration takes place from noon to 6 p.m. with a kids corner, a lineup of 12 bands on two stages—including Sofi Rox, Victory Garden and Sol Doc—a barbecue, local farms salads, homemade desserts, Lagunitas beer and Thackrey and Sola wines for purchase, as well as a White Elephant silent auction ending at 5 p.m. Free parking and shuttles to downtown from Mesa Park.

Pablo Cruise plays a 40th anniversary celebration during a barbecue on the lawn at Rancho Nicasio, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m. $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. 

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

 

Tuesday, September 2

Valley Rainbow Playgroup returns for the year in a new location, in Room 1 at the San Geronimo School’s Upper Campus. Free and open to children up to age 5 from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thrsday.

Bo Babies takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Bolinas Community Center. Free.

Jorge Ramirez presents “Aztec Pride” at 2 p.m. on KWMR. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas, 92.3 FM in the Valley or stream it at kwmr.org. 

Bart Hopkin 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. 3

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.

A breakfast meeting for executive directors of West Marin takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. 

Plein Air Painters of California, an exhibit sponsored by WildNature with partial proceeds benefitting the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, opens today at Toby’s Gallery in Point Reyes Station and shows through Sept. 30. An artists reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

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

A new monthly book group with Patricia Holt and focusing on “contemporary classics” starts today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, tonight discussing Amity Gage’s “Shroder” and next month NoViolet Bulawayo’s “We Need New Names.” The five-book series costs $105, or $25 per session. Sponsored by Point Reyes Books.

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.

 

Thursday, September 4

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

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.

Naturalist David Herlocker leads a spider walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Lagunitas, meeting in the parking lot at the end of Sky Oaks Road, outside Fairfax. Free; sponsored by Marin County Parks. Open to ages 15 and up.

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.

Ricardo Diaz presents a six-week flamenco and world rhythms percussion workshop for kids ages 6 to 10 starting today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and continuing on Thursdays through Oct. 23 at the Dance Palace. $60 for the session. For information and registration, call the community center at (415) 663.1075.

A calming-energy family drum circle led by Bruce Cana Fox takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace. Drums and percussion provided, but favorite drums welcome. For information email brucefox@att.net.

 

Friday, September 5

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.

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 Point Reyes Lighthouse is open from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today and every Friday through Monday through December, 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.

Rebecca Richman, Roxanne Olivia and Michael Harmon play Celtic tunes on fiddle, guitar and accordion from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. 

Henry Salvia plays piano and accordion for a birthday bash and debut at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Van van der Maaten and Friends play at 9 p.m. at the Old Western, in Point Reyes Station.

 

Saturday, September 6

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

The Point Reyes Farmers Market features original rhythm and blues, jazz and country by the Dagwood Blondies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a chef’s demonstration and book-signing by Telmo Fario of Tacolicious 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. 

Discover the birds of Abbotts Lagoon with naturalist David Herlocker in a free hike from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Meet in the trailhead, on Pierce Point Road. Ages 15 and up welcome. Sponsored by Marin County Parks.

The organic nursery at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center opens the fall season, with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends through Nov. 2. and a wide selection of organically grown, open-pollinated perennial food crops, culinary and medicinal herbs and ornamentals. For information call (707) 874.1557 ext. 103 or visit oaec.org.

A daily summer ranger program at the Point Reyes National Seashore starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, today focusing on the geologic setting of the seashore and the San Andreas Fault.

An opening reception for “Yelapa: A Mexican Coastal Village in the 1970s,” an exhibit of photographs by Richmond resident Celeste Greco, takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Gallery (52 Wharf Road). Exhibit shows from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 28.

“Lines on the Horizon,” a preview slideshow of Native American art from the Weisel Family collection, takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bolinas Firehouse with docents from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Presented by the Marin County Free Library. 

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

 

Sunday, September 7

Chileno Valley Ranch is open for u-pick apples and pears from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. 

The organic nursery at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a wide selection of organically grown, open-pollinated perennial food crops, culinary and medicinal herbs and ornamentals, and a free two-hour tour of the gardens, bordering wildlands, educational programs and intentional community starting at 1 p.m. For information call (707) 874.1557 ext. 103 or visit oaec.org.

The Tim Weed Quartet performs from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.