Calendar

Thursday, July 24

A workshop in monoprint and monotype takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays at ink.paper.plate, in Point Reyes Station. No experience necessary and all materials included in the $75 fee. For more information and to RSVP, call (415) 873.6008 or email info@inkpaperplate.com.
 
Storyteller Neshama Franklin explores and dramatizes the roles animals play in myths and fables at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax Library. Free. 
 
Dale Polissar and Bart Hopkin play eclectic clarinet jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coast Café, in Bolinas. 
 
Rockit Science plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 
 

Friday, July 25

Yoga with Elizabeth Barnet takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. $15 drop-in fee, or $65 for five classes.
 
A free legal clinic sponsored by Legal Aid of Marin and OneJustice starts at 1:15 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. To schedule an appointment call (415) 492.0230 ext. 0.
 
The Gypsy Jazz Caravan plays live music at 6 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course Restaurant and Bar, which will offer a Southern buffet for $14 for adults or $7 for children age 10 and under. 
 
Brooke and the Caterpillar play from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant in Marshall. 
 
Bear’s Belly performs at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.
 
Pacific High plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.
 
5 Cent Coffee plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 
 

Saturday, July 26

A morning “Trailwork Training Day” will familiarize interested participants in the coming reconstruction of Bill’s Trail in Samuel P. Taylor Park from 8:30 a.m. to noon, followed by a lunch provided by Kitsbow Mountain Bike Wear. California State Parks staff will show how they build and maintain trails and offer techniques used in implementing change-in-use projects. Tools will be supplied, but wear boots and bring gloves. Meet at Bill’s Trail, Samuel P. Taylor Park at Devil’s Gulch; RSVP to contact@marinhorsecouncil.org.
 
The Point Reyes Farmers Market features folk music by Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan; a chef’s demonstration 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. 
 
A kayak tour of tule elk and their preserve with Frank Binney takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $120 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $130 for non-members, includes kayak rental. For information and registration, visit ptreyes.org or call (415) 663.1200.
 
A Point Reyes Station Historical Walking  Tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk next to the Grandi Building. First come, first serve tickets are $10, available before the tour at table near post office at the Farmers Market.
 
The ninth annual Far West Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Love Field in Point Reyes Station, with three stages and a music lineup that includes the Honey Island Swamp Band, New Monsoon, Danny Vitali and more; wine tasting, oysters, artisan foods and crafts; and a kids zone. VIP tickets include food and wine tasting, shade and extra drinking water and toilets for $75; $170 also includes onsite parking. Early bird general admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for youth; children age 10 and under are free. Proceeds benefit various community causes. For information and tickets, visit farwestfest.org.
 
A ranch tour at Stemple Creek Ranch, featuring a sampling of barbecued meats, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Tomales. For information and to RSVP, email info@stemplecreek.com. Free.
 
An introduction to chalk pastels with Ane Carla Rovetta takes place from noon to 7 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. All levels welcome. $90 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $100 for members. For information and registration, call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.
 
Uncle Buzzy’s Hometown Theater Show presents a workshop in fun group singing, mime, improvisational movement and comedy from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. Free; participants will have to opportunity to join professionals in a performance in the fall. For information and registration call Mike at (415) 794.8014 or email michaelxsommers@gmail.com.
 
An orchard walk and mill tour at McEvoy Ranch, with an olive oil tasting, takes place from 2 to 4 p.m., outside Petaluma. $30; no children under age 10, please. For information and to RSVP, visit marinorganic.org
 
The Paul Thorn Band plays at 8:30 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $30 in advance, or $35 at the door.
 
The Tom Finch Group plays at 9 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. 
 
The Haggards play a CD release party at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.
 

Sunday, July 27

The Tomales Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Fireman’s Breakfast & Fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Tomales Town Hall, with a raffle and silent auction.
 
A habitat restoration workday takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. For exact location and other information, call Ellen Hamingson at (415) 464.5196 or email ellen_hamingson@nps.gov.
 
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 workshop in color reduction block printing takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Maia Karolina de Raat at ink.paper.plate, in Point Reyes Station. No experience necessary and all materials included in the $150 fee. For more information and to RSVP, call (415) 873.6008 or email info@inkpaperplate.com.
 
A contact improvisation jam takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace. $7 to $20 sliding scale; some experience recommended.
 
A Radio Corporation of America reunion takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bolinas Museum courtyard. Free and open to all.
 
An informal discussion with the current exhibiting artists at Gallery Route One takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. at the gallery, in Point Reyes Station. This is the final day to see the annual members’ exhibition, “Open Secrets.”
 
A Bolinas Community Night features affordable Jamaican and California cuisine and an acoustic jam from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. 
 
The Treble Makers play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station. 
A farewell party at Blackbird, the iconic Inverness coffee house which closes at the end of the month, will feature music by Danny Vitali, Van Van Der Maaten, The Old Way and others, starting at 6 p.m.
 
Open mic with Eli starts at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.
 

Monday, July 28

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, $6 for guests. Food provided by Good Earth Natural Foods. A computer lab for seniors with Heather Richardson follows at 1 p.m.
 
David “Lucky” Goff and Alexandra Hart, co-founders of the Transition Sebastopol Elder Salon, speak about conscious aging with hosts Bing Gong and Bernie Stephan, and guest James Stark, at 1 p.m. on KWMR’s Post Carbon Radio. Tune into 90.5 FM in Point Reyes Station, 89.9 FM in Bolinas or 92.3 FM in the Valley, or stream it at kwmr.org.
 
A chiropractic clinic with Colleen Lindstrom, specializing in pregnancy, pediatric and family chiropractic care, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday at the Bolinas Community Center. $55 for adult exam and adjustments, and $25 for child exam and adjustments. No appointment necessary.
The Bolinas-Stinson Resource Recovery Project Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. at 270 Elm Road in Bolinas.
 
Kids hip-hop with Bianca takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. $15. 
 
Ultimate Frisbee starts at 6 p.m. every Monday at Love Field, in Point Reyes Station. 
 
Monday Night Live starts at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. No cover.

 

Tuesday, July 29

Tania Bedford teaches Qi Gong practices, including massage, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in Bolinas, presented by the Faultline Institute. For information and registration, call (415) 868.2103.
 
Baby Gym takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center. 
 
Valley Rainbow Playgroup is open to children up to age 5 from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 9 at San Geronimo Valley Community Center. 
 
Teens are invited to join a sandcastle turtle contest with Chris Pincetich of the Turtle Island Restoration Network from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kehoe Beach, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Meet at the Tomales Bay Youth Center, at West Marin School, at 9:30 a.m. For information call (415) 663.8418 or email tbyclounge@gmail.com.
 
Men’s Basketball in the Patterson Community Gym, at West Marin School will be canceled for the next few weeks while the floor is being redone.
 
Actress and teacher Camilla Ford presents “True Animal Stories” from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Inverness Library. 
 
Dustin Saylor 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 Saloon, in Bolinas. $5 buy-in; cash prizes. 

 

Wednesday, July 30

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.
 
Wine Wednesdays at Nick’s Cove in Marshall features half off all bottles of wine. For information, call (415) 663.1033 or visit nickscove.com.
A free yoga class taught by Jamieson Prevoznak is held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, through the summer. Bring your own mat; free, but donations will support youth and education programs. 
 
Midnight on the Water presents an Irish birthday party with free cake for all July babies from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. Larry’s Karaoke follows.
 

Thursday, July 31

Elephant Mountain Sangha meets at 8 a.m. at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church.
 
Learn about dragonflies around Lake Lagunitas in a ranger-led hike from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Marin County Parks. Meet at the lake’s parking area at the end of Sky Oaks Road ($8 parking fee). For ages 15 and up; leave dogs at home.
 
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.
 
David Whitney hosts a music documentary night, followed by a short discussion, at 7 p.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. Part of a new music documentary series; donations will benefit students of the West Marin School music program.
 
Dr. Abacus plays cartoon music at 8 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas.
 

Friday, August 1

Abstract paintings by Ralph Stein show in the Dance Palace Lobby through Sept. 14. 
 
Help restore Kent Island in the Bolinas Lagoon with county park rangers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bolinas. Snacks, lunch and drinks provided; wear layers and sturdy shoes or rubber boots. For information and to RSVP call (415) 473.3778 or email vbohlen@marincounty.org
 
The Box Show opens today at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, with works by 150 artists and proceeds benefitting the artist-owned gallery. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. this Sunday, and the exhibit shows through Sept. 14., with a live auction and bidding party that day. 
 
The Rusty String Express plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant in Marshall. 
 
“Writing Story in a Wild World,” a weekend workshop with Rebecca Lawton and accommodations at the Historic Lifeboat Station, starts today at 6 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore and concludes at 2 p.m. on Sunday. $190 for members of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, or $200 for non-members. For information and registration call (415) 663.1200 or visit ptreyes.org.
 
Learn about outer space from open space with astronomer Larry Brodkin from 8 to 10 p.m. at Stafford Lake Park, outside Novato. Wear warm clothes and bring binoculars or a telescope, a flashlight, blankets, water, snacks and a star chart. Leave dogs at home; park entrance is free.
 
The Two Mikes, Lipskin and Duke, play at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover.
 
Strange Nature plays at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. 
 

Saturday, August 2

A kids and guys pancake breakfast and open gym takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Loft at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Free. 
 
Saturday Morning Church: Yoga with Katie Jay takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Dance Palace Church Space. $15 drop-in fee, or $65 for five classes.
A Point Reyes Station Historical Walking  Tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk next to the Grandi Building. First come, first serve tickets are $10, available before the tour at table near post office at the Farmers Market.
 
The Point Reyes Farmers Market features Austin, Texas-style folk by The Better Halves; a chef’s demonstration 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 volunteer workday at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Point Reyes Station. For information and to sign up, call (415) 663.1075 or email dan@dancepalace.org.
 
Circus of Smiles, bilingual circus performers and educators, appear from 11 a.m. to noon at the Inverness Library. Free. 
 
An artist’s reception for a new exhibit of paintings by Carol Hake takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gospel Flat Farm Stand Gallery, in Bolinas. 
 
Circus of Smiles, bilingual circus performers and educators, appear from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Library. Free. 
 
The Point Reyes Lighthouse will be illuminated at dusk for a one-hour tour, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Bring a flashlight and wear very warm clothes. For exact times and to sign up (limited to eight people), call (415) 669.1534 after 10 a.m. today.
 
Bear’s Belly plays Americana at 9 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station. 

 

Sunday, August 3

A reception for the Box Show takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, with proceeds benefitting the artist-owned gallery. The exhibit shows through Sept. 14., with a live auction and bidding party that day. 
 
Tom Rigney and Flambeau, plus Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, play for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m. $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.
 
Paul Knight and Friends play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station House Café, in Point Reyes Station.