Thursday, January 20

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the former golf course (5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard), in San Geronimo. By appointment only; to book a time, visit sgvcc.org/covid-19-testing-and-resources/.   

A drive-through food pantry is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays at the former San Geronimo Golf Course clubhouse. 

The Learning Bus visits Tomales Community Park from 1 to 2:15 p.m. with bilingual story time, songs, games, art projects and more for children age 5 and under.

West Marin Community Services distributes pre-bagged food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Shoreline Unified School District board meets virtually at 6 p.m. today and every third Thursday of the month. Information at www.shorelineunified.org. 

The Lagunitas School board meets virtually at 6:30 p.m. Details at www.lagunitas.org.

Omen plays explosive instrumental jazz at 8 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required.

Friday, January 21

The Heart of Compassion Sangha meets on Zoom from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for a half-hour meditation followed by a dharma talk and conversation. Log in at https://zoom.us/j/475697150.  

A senior stroll around the former golf course takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Bring your water bottle and meet in front of the gym. For information, email Poko at pgiacomini@sgvcc.org.

Covid-19 boosters are available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at West Marin Medical Center (11150 Highway 1), in Point Reyes Station. Walk-in only Pfizer vaccines for children 5 and older and adult boosters from Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Bring an I.D. and proof of vaccination history. Free.

Amber Hines serves up some “Soul Soup”—family music for children under 3—from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. outdoors at the Bolinas Community Center. Bring a mat to sit on. Donations welcome. 

Tara Knutson shows her wire shark sculptures at the Bolinas Gallery (52 Wharf Road) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through January, and by appointment. Email tara@taraknutson.com for information. 

A weekly applied arts program for teens begins today from 3 to 6 p.m. and continues through March 21 at the Tomales Bay Youth Center at West Marin School. Featuring climate action activities and place-based projects using murals, mosaics, painting, printing and making. Presented by the West Marin Community Services Youth Program. By optional donation; register at www.tbyclounge.org/calendar.

High Water Mark mixes vibes of the desert with the magic of the river at 5 p.m. outside at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10. Tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

“Four Visits with Four Quartets: Conversations on Spirituality and Poetry with Two Poets,” an online weekend workshop on T.S. Elliot with Bob Hass and Brenda Hillman, begins from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today and continues Saturday and Sunday. A benefit for the St. Columba’s memorial bell tower. $125; limited scholarships available. Details and registration at www.stcolumbasinverness.org. 

Paul Knight & Friends play Americana, western swing and blues from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the William Tell House, in Tomales. No cover.

Gan Halev Jewish Congregation presents a virtual Shabbat service every Friday at 7 p.m. Email suzanne@ganhalev.org for information.

Dan Durkin plays an acoustic show of covers of Tom Petty, the Eagles and more at 7 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover. Full vaccination required. Reservations at www.ranchonicasio.com.

Motorboat plays vintage rock covers at 9 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required.

Saturday, January 22

Kayak Drakes Estero from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a field seminar co-presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and Blue Waters Kayaking. Meet at the Drakes Estero kayak launch in the Point Reyes National Seashore. $110 for members of the seashore association, or $130 for others. Email questions to fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org and register at www.ptreyes.org/programs-events/.

Staff and volunteers with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network plant shrubs, perennials, sedges, rushes and grasses, and remove invasive plants, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roy’s Riffles restoration site along San Geronimo Creek. For details and registration, go to www.seaturtles.org/events. 

Learn about the western monarch butterfly and how to support its survival from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the office of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (65 Third Street, Suite 12), in Point Reyes Station.

“Seals, Snakes, Birds and More…. Oh My!,” an exhibition of works by Bolinas-Stinson School students, opens today from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bolinas Museum and shows during the same hours tomorrow and next weekend, as well as next Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. More information at www.bolinasmuseum.org.

Agents of Change plays hard rock at 5 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. No cover. Then, Kevin Meade & Highway One plays country, blues, Americana and bluegrass at 9 p.m. Cover charge and full vaccination required.

Michael Michael Motorcycle plays original rock & roll at 5 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

The Volker Strifer Band plays a dinner show of original blues with seatings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and music at 8 p.m., at Rancho Nicasio. $18 for music only. Full vaccination required; reservations at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

Sunday, January 23

County parks rangers lead a sand sculpture building day from 10 a.m. to noon at Upton Beach in Stinson Beach. Registration not required; wear a mask and meet at the beach near the north parking lot. Sponsored by Marin County Parks. For more information, go to www.marincountyparks.org. 

Explore Abbotts Lagoon with a Marin County Parks ranger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wear a mask and meet at the lagoon parking lot. No registration required. For information, go to www.marincountyparks.org. 

A forest bathing walk with Joey Heusler takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., meeting at the Bear Valley Visitor Center in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. $50 for members, or $60 for others. Email questions to fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org and register at www.ptreyes.org/programs-events/.

Thunderjazz with the Pinkham Quartet features explosive instrumental jazz at 3 p.m. outside at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Drew Harrison of the Sun Kings plays Beatles and more at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover. Full vaccination required; reservations at www.ranchonicasio.com.

Ping pong for all ages and skill levels takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sundays in the San Geronimo Valley community gym. To join, email Jack at jjsayers@gmail.com. 

Monday, January 24 

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

The Rollin’ Root produce truck sells farmers’ market produce on Mondays at the following locations in West Marin: at Main Street and Dillon Beach Road in Tomales from 9 to 10 a.m.; at Walnut Place in Point Reyes Station from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and at the Pump Espresso Bar in Forest Knolls from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Marin Community Services. Call Seamus at (415) 663.8361 ext. 302 for an appointment. 

The seventh annual “Artist’s Eye: Writer’s Voice Workshop” led by Elizabeth Fishel and Susan Page Tillett begins today from 1 to 3 p.m. and continues through Jan. 24 online. Hosted by the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in New Mexico. $200. Register at www.ghostranch.org. 

The Community Development Agency hosts a virtual public meeting on the use of living shorelines to protect Tomales Bay from some impacts of sea-level rise from 5 to 6 p.m. For information and the registration link, email Leslie Lacko at LLacko@marincounty.org. 

The Stinson Beach Fire Protection District board meets via teleconference at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. Information at stinsonbeachfireprotectiondistrict.org. 

Open mic Mondays start at 7 p.m. at the Old Western Saloon, in Point Reyes Station.

Tuesday, January 25

The Learning Bus visits the San Geronimo Community Center from 10 to 11:15 a.m. with bilingual story time, songs, games, art projects and more for children age 5 and under. 

Baby Gym, a free playgroup for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers, takes place in person from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday at the Bolinas Community Center. Sponsored by Parent Services Project and the Dance Palace. Register with Kerry at (415) 246.4048 or kbacho@parentservices.org.

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the former golf course (5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard), in San Geronimo. By appointment only; to book a time, visit sgvcc.org/covid-19-testing-and-resources/.   

West Marin Community Services distributes pre-bagged food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

A youth DJ training begins today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and continues weekly through March 29 at KWMR and the Tomales Bay Youth Center, in Point Reyes Station. Work with KWMR staff to learn about radio, create a playlist and host an on-air program. Presented by the West Marin Community Services Youth Program. By optional donation; register at www.tbyclounge.org/calendar.

Wednesday, January 26

The Inverness Public Utility District board meets at 9 a.m. today and every fourth Wednesday of the month on Zoom. Details at www.invernesspud.org.  

The Learning Bus visits Mesa Park in Bolinas from 10 to 11:15 a.m. with bilingual story time, songs, games, art projects and more for children age 5 and under.

“Seeds of the Unconscious: Pattern and Insight of 20th Century Women Artists,” a lecture by Jennie Braman, takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. online, presented by the Lucid Art Foundation. $20. Register at www.lucidart.org.

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Marin Community Services. Call Seamus at (415) 663.8361 ext. 302 for an appointment. 

The Learning Bus visits the Point Reyes Library from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. with bilingual story time, songs, games, art projects and more for children age 5 and under. 

The Inverness Foundation and Association meets at 7 p.m. today and every fourth Wednesday of the month on Zoom. The agenda is posted at www.invernessassociation.org. Email president@invernessassociation.org for details.  

“Astronomy 101: What’s Up in the Winter Night Sky?,” a five-week online class taught by astronomer Rich Loman, begins tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Presented by the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Donations of up to $50 would benefit the community center; $15 for drop-ins. To register, contact Rich at richneal@pacbell.net or (415) 488.1938. 

Thursday, January 27

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the former golf course (5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard), in San Geronimo. By appointment only; to book a time, visit sgvcc.org/covid-19-testing-and-resources/.   

The Natura Institute’s community medicine garden hosts a grief ritual to honor and grieve all we have lost to Covid, divisiveness, partisan politics and ecocidal anthropocentrism from 2 to 4 p.m. outdoors at Commonweal, in Bolinas. Led by Dr. Anna O’Malley. $10 to $20 suggested donation. Register at www.naturainstitute.org. 

West Marin Community Services distributes pre-bagged food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

A weekly applied arts program for teens begins today from 3 to 6 p.m. and continues through March 31 at the Tomales Bay Youth Center at West Marin School. Featuring beautification projects using murals, mosaics, painting, printing and making. Presented by the West Marin Community Services Youth Program. By optional donation; register at www.tbyclounge.org/calendar.

The Bolinas Fire Protection District board meets on Zoom at 7 p.m. today and every fourth Thursday of the month. Call (415) 868.1566 or go to www.bolinasfire.org for details.

Tommy O’Mahoney and John Varn play funk, blues and jazz at 8 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required.

Friday, January 28

The Point Reyes Tracking School presents a core class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Led by Richard Vacha; $75 for each day. Register in advance by emailing rwvacha@horizoncable.com. Another class takes place tomorrow that can be taken separately or in combination with today’s class.

Covid-19 boosters are available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at West Marin Medical Center (11150 Highway 1), in Point Reyes Station. Walk-in only Pfizer vaccines for children 5 and older and adult boosters from Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Bring an I.D. and proof of vaccination history. Free.

Amber Hines presents “Soul Soup,” family music for children under 3, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. outdoors at the Bolinas Community Center. Bring a mat to sit on. Donations welcome. 

Stash Wysouch plays bluegrass at 5 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Danny Montana plays country, folk and blues at 5 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. No cover. Full vaccination required.

The Humdinger Band plays rowdy rock and roll, soul and jazz from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the William Tell House, in Tomales. No cover.

The Familiar Strangers play an Americana grab bag of Western swing, country, bluegrass, folk, blues and gypsy jazz at 7 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover, and full vaccination required. Reservations at www.ranchonicasio.com.

Saturday, January 29

The Point Reyes Tracking School presents a core class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Led by Richard Vacha; $75. Register in advance by emailing rwvacha@horizoncable.com. 

“Healers and Wholeness,” an exhibit of paintings by Toni Littlejohn, opens today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and shows through Feb. 27 at Toby’s, in Point Reyes Station. Ms. Littlejohn will be in the gallery from 3 to 5 p.m. today and every Saturday this month. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff and volunteers with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network plant shrubs, perennials, sedges, rushes and grasses, and remove invasive plants, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roy’s Riffles restoration site along San Geronimo Creek. For details and registration, go to www.seaturtles.org/events. 

Culann’s Hounds plays hard rockin’ Irish traditional and pub songs at 5 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Dave Jenkins of Pablo Cruise and Jaime Kyle and Friends play a dinner show with seatings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. $30 for music only. Full vaccination required; reservations at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

Sunday, January 30

The Marin Tracking Club meets at 8:30 a.m. on the front porch of Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. Come prepared to explore sites in the Point Reyes National Seashore or other nearby locations. Free.

Jacob Aranda plays classic country and Southwestern folk at 4 p.m. at Rancho Nicasio. No cover. Full vaccination required. Reservations at www.ranchonicasio.com.

The Jeremy D’Antonio Band plays Americana at 5 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. No cover. Full vaccination required. 

Dylan Juhan and his group play jazz, blues and funk at 5 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets available at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Ping pong for all ages and skill levels takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sundays in the San Geronimo Valley community gym. To join, email Jack at jjsayers@gmail.com.