Thursday, August 4 

Indivisible West Marin writes postcards to get out the vote every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center picnic area, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Bring a cushion to sit on and postcard stamps. For information, email [email protected] Inclement weather cancels. Later, the group joins a Zoom phone bank to make calls to voters in Florida from 3 to 5 p.m. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

Daisy Hildyard and Sarah Moss discuss Hildyard’s novel “Emergency” at 5 p.m. online. Presented by Point Reyes Books. Register at www.ptreyesbooks.com.

Night Palace plays their pop debut album, “Diving Rings,” plus jazz and bossa nova standards at 6 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

 

Friday, August 5 

“Protect Our Ocean and Safeguard Our Future,” an educational exhibit by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at 65 Third Street, Suite 12, in Point Reyes Station. 

The Bolinas Museum’s summer exhibitions, “Helina Metaferia: All Put Together,” “Ole Schell: The Magic of Creating a Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary,” “Elizabeth Weber: An Homage to Western Monarch Butterflies” and “The History of The Bolinas Community Mural Project,” close tomorrow. Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow. More information at www.bolinasmuseum.org.

Kevin Russell and Friends plays Western swing and honky-tonk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the William Tell House, in Tomales. No cover.

Michael Michael Motorcycle plays original rock n’ roll outdoors at 6 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

Jeff Pehrson and Matt Twain play original acoustic, harmony-driven songs at 7 p.m. outdoors at Rancho Nicasio. $15 suggested donation. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

Culann’s Hounds plays traditional Irish music, rock and drinking songs at 8:30 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required. 

 

Saturday, August 6 

The Point Reyes Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn. The Phat Luv Band performs at 9:30 a.m.

The Stinson Beach Village Association meets virtually at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Email Leslie [email protected] for a Zoom invitation.

A Point Reyes Station historical walking tour starts at 10 a.m. led by Dewey Livingston and Ruby Clarke. Limited to 12 attendees. Tickets available at www.PRSHWTours.org or, if not sold out, at the Point Reyes Farmers Market at 9 a.m.

Indivisible West Marin joins a Zoom phone bank from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

A field seminar in using poles for hiking and other outdoor exercise takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., meeting at the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. Presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association; $70 for members, or $80 for others. For information and registration, visit ptreyes.org.

A workshop in making a fruit gathering basket takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fibershed Learning Center at Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station, led by Charlie Kennard. $150. Register at www.fibershed.org. 

An outdoor Shabbat gathering and potluck takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the San Geronimo Valley, sponsored by Gan HaLev. Email [email protected] for location. 

An opening reception for “Marvelous Marin Landscapes,” a group exhibit of paintings, wood art, ceramics and metalwork curated by Charlie Barboni, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station and shows through Aug. 30. 

A reception for “Soft Medicine,” a fiber arts show inspired by California native plants and featuring the work of Mary Grisey, Niki Tsukamoto, Esther Marie Hall, Roxanne Brodeur Young, Nat Saia and Sophie Wood Brinker, takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tama One (9960 Highway 1), in Olema. Sounds by Lozha. 

The Dickson Ranch hosts a “Back to the Ranch Barn Dance,” an annual fundraiser for Valley Toys and Joys, at 5:30 p.m. with line dancing and music by Walt Dickson and the Sky Blue Band. $65 includes dinner and a no-host bar. Tickets available by calling (415) 488.0454 or emailing [email protected].

The Tom Finch Trio plays blues, roots rock and more at 6 p.m. outdoors  at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

Styme and the PJLO play at 9 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required. 

 

Sunday, August 7 

Deep flow yoga with Trishna Horvath takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. By donation. 

Chileno Valley Ranch opens for a drive-through pickup of prepaid orders for grass-fed beef from 9 to 11 a.m. at 5105 Chileno Valley Road. To place your order, email Mike at [email protected]. Honey and eggs also for sale. 

A West Marin contact improvisation jam takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. $15 to $20 sliding-scale donations. For information, email Maica at [email protected].

The Black Excellence Band, an Oakland quartet, plays hip hop at 3 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

Mumbo Jumbo plays mind-bending Americana at 4 p.m. for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio. $25. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

Hooper and Sloss plays country, rockabilly, blues and bluegrass from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood, in Marshall. No cover. 

Danny Montana and the Bar Association plays honky-tonk at 6 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required. 

 

Monday, August 8 

The Floating Island Sangha meets for meditation and discussion on Zoom every Monday at 8:30 a.m. led by Zen Buddhist priests Stuart and Carrie Kutchins. For information, email [email protected].

Baby Gym, a free playgroup for children up to 3 and their caregivers, takes place in person today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Bolinas Community Center. Register by calling Kerry at (415) 246.4048 or emailing [email protected].  

Indivisible West Marin joins a Zoom phone bank to make informational calls to Georgia voters from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

A mending circle meets from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday in the Jack Mason Museum room of the Inverness Library. Bring your project and any bobbles and notions to share. Basic sewing tools and alteration guidance from Sherry Baty will be available.

Poet Lily Greenberg reads from her debut collection on women’s transformation, “In the Shape of a Woman, 2022” at 7 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, in Inverness. Free. Proof of vaccination and masks required. 

 

Tuesday, August 9

A walk-in community acupuncture clinic takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through August at the Bolinas Community Center. $45.

The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District board meets in person at 5 p.m. at the Bolinas campus and virtually. Information at www.bolinas-stinson.org.

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the community center.

The West Marin Singers, a weekly drop-in song circle led by Marv Zauderer, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays outdoors at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. $20; full vaccination required. Information and registration at www.westmarinsingers.com. 

 

Wednesday, August 10 

Trevor Bridgewater, the newest member of the Rotary Club of West Marin, presents on the Men and Boys Health Coalition during the regular meeting of the West Marin Rotary Club at 8:30 a.m. online. For an invitation, email [email protected]. 

West Marin Community Services distributes pre-bagged food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“One Hundred Questions, 1,000 Answers,” an interactive series facilitated by Elizabeth River, takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, exploring inner life through meditation, writing prompts and sharing. Presented by West Marin Senior Services. Register by contacting Amena at [email protected] or (415) 663.8148 ext. 104. 

A women’s collaborative dance group meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Dance Palace Church Space. $8 to $10 sliding-scale fee. Proof of vaccination required; all ages welcome.

Indivisible West Marin joins a Zoom phone bank from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

Robert Rosenbaum and Anne W. Smith discuss Rosenbaum’s “That is Not Your Mind! Zen Reflections on the Surangama Sutra” at 6 p.m. online. Presented by Point Reyes Books. Register at www.ptreyesbooks.com.

An affordable home ownership workshop takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Zoom, presented by the Bolinas Community Land Trust and CLAM. RSVP by emailing [email protected]. 

The Tomales Village Community Services District board meets at 7 p.m. on Zoom on the second Wednesday of the month. Information at www.tomalescsd.ca.gov.

Grateful Wednesdays start at 7 p.m. with host Danny Luehring at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required. 

 

Thursday, August 11 

Baby Gym, a free playgroup for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers, takes place in person today from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. Sponsored by Parent Services Project and the Dance Palace. Register with Kerry at (415) 246.4048 or [email protected].  

Indivisible West Marin writes postcards to get out the vote every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bear Valley Visitor Center picnic area, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Bring a cushion to sit on and postcard stamps. For information, email [email protected] Later, the group joins a Zoom phone bank to make calls to voters in Florida from 3 to 5 p.m. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

Free Covid-19 rapid take-home tests are available for pickup for people who live or work in West Marin from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays at the San Geronimo Commons. Take-home tests are also available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays and upon request at the Bolinas Community Center, and from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Tomales Town Hall. 

The Point Reyes Station Village Association meets at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Information at www.pointreyesstation.org. 

The Tomales Town Hall hosts an open mic at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Masked musicians, storytellers, poets and audience are welcome; sign up at 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, August 12 

Drop-in tech support is available from 11 to noon on Fridays at the Point Reyes Library. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

Danny Montana play a happy-hour honky-tonk show at 5 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Vaccination required. 

Dream Farmers plays jazz, blues, samba and more from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the William Tell House, in Tomales. No cover.

Tracorum plays New Orleans rock, cosmic gospel thunder funk and boogie jam at 6 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

El Radio Fantastique plays dark indie pop at 7 p.m. outdoors at Rancho Nicasio. $20. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

 

Saturday, August 13 

The Point Reyes Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn. Maria Clementi from Dooryard Provisions, which sells seaweeds, spice blends, teas and more, speaks at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the Chef’s Corner. 

Indivisible West Marin joins a Zoom phone bank from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

“Healing in Nature,” a guided hike and poetry practice for BIPOC people, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association by donation. For information and registration, visit www.ptreyes.org.

A free history talk and hike with members of the Drake Navigators Guild takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at Drakes Beach, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Meet at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center. For more information, contact Mike Von der Porten at (707) 525.1625 or [email protected]. 

A volunteer stewardship workday takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Martin Griffin Preserve, in Stinson Beach. Information a at www.egret.org.

A screening of “Dragons on the Ridge,” a short film about artist Jack Wright, starts at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Patty and Jack Wright,” at the Blunk Space (11101 Highway 1, Suite 105), in Point Reyes Station. A Q&A with the filmmaker, Ted Wright, follows.  

The Epicenter Sound Reggae DJ Showdown starts at 8 p.m. indoors at Smiley’s, in Bolinas. $10 tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Petty Rocks! plays a Tom Petty tribute at 8:30 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Vaccination required. 

 

Sunday, August 14 

A volunteer training for Marin MPA Watch takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Limantour Beach. Sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin; for information and to register, visit www.eacmarin.org/mpa-watch. 

Thollem as Hot Pursuit of Happiness plays at 3 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

Petty Theft plays at 4 p.m. for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio. $30. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

The Papermill All-Stars play Americana at 5 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required. 

Ingrid Noyes, Matt Porter and Paul Shelasky play from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood, in Marshall. No cover. 

A screening of “Last Images of War,” which tells the story of four photojournalists who covered the Soviet-Afghan War, starts at 7 p.m. followed by a discussion with director Stephen Olsson at Tomales Town Hall. Hosted by John Tornes; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation benefits the Tomales Town Hall Rejuvenation Fund.