Calendar

Thursday, February 26

State Senator Mike Maguire holds his first annual Marin County Town Hall meeting, featuring county officials like Sheriff Bob Doyle and Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke and others, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the San Rafael City Council Chambers.

Music Documentary Night with Dave Whitney features “Concert For George,” starting at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. Donations will fund West Marin School’s music program.

Molly Maguire’s Pop, Rock and Soul Shop performs at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5.

The pilot episode of a new show on KWMR called “Sit Down,” hosted by Seahaven residents Jordan Bowen and Miguel Kuntz, airs from 10 to 11 p.m. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley.

 

Friday, February 27

Katie Eberle speaks with Tom Gogola, the Bohemian’s news editor, at 8 a.m. on KWMR’s Friday Guide. Tune in to 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas and 92.3 FM in the Valley. 

The Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council’s special meeting on the impacts, costs and benefits of removing fallen eucalyptus trees from the lagoon has again been cancelled; the topic will be added to the agenda of the next regular meeting, scheduled for April 27.

RATS, a project of Earth Island Institute, presents its first Owl Wise Leader award to three West Marin businesses—Bolinas Bay Hardware & Mercantile, Bolinas Market and the Stinson Beach Market—that pulled all rat poison from their shelves at 10:30 a.m. at the hardware store.  

No Place Like Home, a free brunch hosted by Bob Grove, takes place from 11 a.m. to noon every fourth Friday of the month at the Bolinas Community Center. 

Sharron Drake and Ariel Garcia play Cuban and Latin music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

Christian McEwan, the author of “World Enough and Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down,” discusses and reads from her book at 7 p.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. $10. Presented by Point Reyes Books and Black Mountain Circle.

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

A Soul Nite dance party with DJ Barbarella starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. $10; proceeds will help fund the first edition of the Inverness Almanac. 

The California Honeydrops play soul, roots and Delta Blues at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $20.

 

Saturday, February 28

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 annual training for frog docents at Little Carson Falls in the Mount Tamalpais watershed takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters, outside Fairfax, hosted by the Marin Municipal Water District. Docents help prevent foothill yellow-legged frog eggs and tadpoles from being trampled by dogs and hikers in spring. Training includes a three-mile, round-trip, strenuous hike; docents must be at least 18 and able to devote at least three four-hour shifts between March and June. For information and registration call (415) 945.1128 or email volunteer@marinwater.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.)

A workshop with writer Christian McEwan, the author of “World Enough and Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down,” combines stories, discussion, reading, writing, walking, drawing and dreaming from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New School at Commonweal, in Bolinas. $75. Co-presented by Point Reyes Books and Black Mountain Circle; for information and registration, visit ptreyesbooks.com.

A field seminar on the geology of southern Point Reyes with John Karachewski takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 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.

Gray whale docents are stationed from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse observation deck on weekends 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. Shuttle transportation required. The Historic Lifesaving Station may also be open during the same hours, with kids’ activities, a video and complimentary hot beverages. 

“Smart Phone, iPad and Tablet Movie-Making Made Easy,” a three-hour training with Allen Bronstein, starts at 1 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. $100 includes a handout and bonus hour for participants with further questions; bring a friend to both receive a 25 percent discount. For information and registration email allen@mobilemoviemaking.com.

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 4 p.m. at Limantour Beach, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Trainings will also take place on March 7 at Limantour and on March 15 at Drakes Beach. For information and registration, email morgan@eac.org.

The Tardy Hearty Mardi Gras Party starts with a parade at 5:30 p.m. outside the Bolinas Community Center, followed by dinner served at 6 p.m. inside and music by Bobo Tempo and Victory Garden. $10 for adults, $5 for teens and seniors, free for children and $25 for families. 

Blame Sally, a San Francisco all-female folk-pop band, performs tunes from their new album, “A Speeding Ticket and a Valentine,” at 8 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for kids and teens. Tickets available at dancepalace.org and at the door.

The Convergents, an improvisational string trio featuring the San Geronimo Valley’s own Julie Egger, perform at 8 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. $15 advance tickets available at convergents.bpt.me; $20 at the door. Partial proceeds benefit the community center’s food bank.

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express play at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $20.

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

 

Sunday, March 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 benefit gathering for Javier Rodriguez takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center, with food, oysters and more. Donations will help support Mr. Rodriguez’s family. 

An earth-centered recovery meeting led by Nina Pick 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.

Foxes in the Henhouse play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. 

Terry Haggerty plays at 5 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

 

Monday, March 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.

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. $10 drop-in.

Host Robin Carpenter of the Farm and Foodshed Report speaks about glyphosate and pesticide use at 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.

Senior Lunch (today, macaroni and cheese) starts at noon on Mondays 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 chiropractic clinic with Colleen Lindstrom takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays through March 23 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.

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

 

Tuesday, March 3

A new session in pilates with Maria Mankin starts today from 8 to 9 a.m. and continues on Tuesdays through April 21 at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $88 for eight weeks, or $16 drop-in fee. For information and registration, email info@beginpilates.com.

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.

A gentle yoga class with Christy Brown takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Stinson Beach Community Center.

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

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.

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

 

Wednesday, March 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.

An Al-Anon group meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at St. Aiden’s Church, in Bolinas. 

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

The Shoreline Unified School District board of trustees holds a special workshop on the Brown Act and conflicts of interest from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Tomales High School auditorium.

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.  

The Nicasio Historical Society presents a screening of the 1972 science fiction film “The People”—directed by John Korty, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, starring William Shatner and Dorothy Drady and filmed in Nicasio—at 7 p.m. in the Nicasio School Multipurpose Room. An introductory talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and a Q&A follows at 8:15 p.m. Coffee, popcorn and cookies served from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 5

A new class in seated Zumba for seniors, taught by Cathy Davis, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays in the Dance Palace Church Space. Free.

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 (today, turkey lasagna) 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. 

Carla Steinberg presents stories, histories, mysteries, tall tales and speculation at 7 p.m. at the Depot, in Inverness. $10. Limited seating; for reservations, call (415) 669.1244.

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, March 6

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. 

Zachary Siefert-Ponce plays solo classical guitar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, in Marshall. Locals’ night specials include $3 drafts and $1 oysters.

Kitka, the globally acclaimed vocal ensemble inspired by traditional songs from Eastern Europe, performs at 8 p.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. $28 in advance, or $35 at the door; proceeds will benefit the center’s food bank and other programs. For information and tickets, call (415) 488.8888 or visit sgvcc.org.

Lipbone Redding plays at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.

Jimbo Trout and the Fish People play bluegrass and Western swing at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $5.

 

Saturday, March 7

Saturday Morning Church: Yoga with Katie Jay takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in the Dance Palace Church Space. $15 drop-in fee.

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.

Chaskinakuy plays Andean village music on flutes and panpipes, a 10-foot trumpet, an upside-down harp and more at 1 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Free; part of the Marin County Free Library’s One Book One Marin program. Bilingual and for all ages.

A beach cleanup and 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 4 p.m. at Limantour Beach, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Another training will take place on March 15 at Drakes Beach. For information and registration, email morgan@eac.org.

Mother Ireland: An Afternoon of Irish Music, Song, Dance, Storytelling, Food, and Drink takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. Featuring Celtic music and dancers, Bolinas storyteller Neshama Franklin, singer Debbie Daly, a silent auction, Irish coffee, soda bread and more; co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books as a benefit for the Dance Palace, KWMR and Sacred Heart Church. $10 at the door.

An opening reception for “Mapping a New Geography of Hope: Women and the Land,” the signature art event of the 2015 Geography of Hope conference featuring a juried selection of artworks, takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Toby’s Gallery, in Point Reyes Station.

A documentary screening of “States of Grace,” featuring filmmakers Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman and the film’s subject, Dr. Grace Damman, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace. $10.

Atilla Viola and the Bakersfield Boys play at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Poitn Reyes Station.

The Annie Sampson Band plays blues at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $10.

Alcyon Massive plays “nu-roots” and psychedelic hip-hop at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10.

 

Sunday, March 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. Please RSVP before your first class to (415) 663.1662.

Our Feathered Friends, a Point Reyes Field Seminar for kids age 4 to 9 and their parents, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, with Sharon Barnett. $10 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $15 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.

An open house for a new exhibit of botanical art by Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History, in Inverness (located in the same building as the library). Exhibit shows through May 31.

An opening reception for “Earth Connections,” a new exhibit of works by Susan Brayton, Pam Fabry, Wen Shen and Ayumi Weissbuch, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, in Marshall. Exhibit shows through April 12.

A reception for “From the East to the West: Images by Gaetano De Felice” takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Maurice Del Mue Galleries at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Exhibit shows through March 30.

San Geronimo plays Americana at 5 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $5.

Paul Knight and Friends play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. No cover.

The spring season of Common Voice Choir begins this evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and continues on Sundays through May 3 at the Stinson Beach Community Center (another session starts on Tuesday during the same time at the Dance Palace Community Center). Led by Tim Weed and Debbie Daly and open to all voices. $185 by March 3, or $205 after. To listen to music samples, visit CommonVoiceChoir.org; to register, call (415) 663.4018.

Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik presents an illustrated lecture about her work as a botanist and an artist at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. Donations appreciated.