Thursday, October 21 

Reading Buddies, a tutoring program for children in kindergarten through third grade, takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. online each Thursday through December. Sponsored by Marin County Free Library. To register, email Annemarie at arusso@marincounty.org.

The Shoreline Unified School District board meets on Zoom at 5 p.m. The link is posted at www.shorelineunified.org. 

The Lagunitas School board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school complex. 

Friday, October 22 

The Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends until 6 p.m. through Oct. 31 at 5300 Nicasio Valley Road. For a schedule of weekend activities, visit www.nicasiovalleypumpkinpatch.net.

The Grossi Family Farm Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and on weekends until 6 p.m. through Oct. 31 at 3666 Novato Boulevard. For details, visit www.grossifamilyfarm.com.

Marin Community Development Agency Director Tom Lai, senior planner Jack Liebster, County Parks Director Max Korten and Point Reyes National Seashore spokeswoman Melanie Gunn will all speak during the monthly meeting of the Marin Conservation League’s Agricultural Land Use Committee from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Zoom. Visit www.marinconservationleague.org for information and to register.  

“Annual Medicare Changes and Choices,” a webinar co-presented by West Marin Senior Services, takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Email Amena at amena@wmss.org or call (415) 663.8148 ext. 104 for the Zoom link. 

An animal tracking and awareness field seminar led by Richard Vacha takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., meeting at the Bear Valley picnic tables in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. $80 for members, or $90 for others. Register at www.ptreyes.org/programs-events/.

Analog Dog plays psychedelic, indie, pop, jazz and funk sounds at 5 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $40 for tables for up to four available for purchase at the bar and at www.smileyssaloon.com. Full vaccination required.

Kevin Russell and Friends play Western swing and honky-tonk from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the patio of 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.

Kate’s Café, an open mic sponsored by the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, starts at 7 p.m. on Zoom, hosted by Juliette Valente and this month featuring writer Carole Alter, singer-guitarist Yvonne Goode, and Dorothy Cox and Lee Rockwell-Cary performing bluegrass and gospel. Details at www.sgvcc.org/events. 

A reception for fiber artist Patricia Briceño, whose work in on display in the Dance Palace Community Center’s online gallery this month, takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. online. Visit www.dancepalace.org for details.

Saturday, October 23 

The Point Reyes Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, with local and organic produce, meats, artisanal foods and more. 

Alfred Harrison, co-curator of “Jack Wisby: Historical Landscape Paintings of Marin County,” the current exhibit in the Bolinas Museum’s main gallery, speaks about Wisby’s life and art from 4 to 5 p.m. in the museum courtyard. Free. 

The Starling Six plays country and Western tunes at 5 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $40 for tables for up to four available for purchase at the bar and at www.smileyssaloon.com. Full vaccination required.

Sunday, October 24 

Today is the closing day for Gallery Route One’s three artist-member exhibits—“Sun Night Editions” and “Art on the Edge,” both group shows, and Will Thoms’s “Curios.” Visit www.galleryrouteone.org for details. 

Chileno Valley Ranch opens for a drive-through pickup of prepaid orders of apples, pears and grass-fed ground beef at 5105 Chileno Valley Road. Honey, various cuts of beef and lamb, and baked goods will be available to select on site. To register, visit www.mikeandsallygalebeefranch.com/u-pick-apples. 

The fire safety fair at the Bolinas firehouse is cancelled due to the weather.

A free pumpkin carving event takes place from 2 p.m. to dusk at Nick’s Cove, in Marshall. Stay for sunset and watch the jack-o-lanterns lit atop their javelins. 

Just Friends plays rock and soul covers at 5 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $40 for tables for up to four available for purchase at the bar and at www.smileyssaloon.com. Full vaccination required.

Monday, October 25 

West Marin Community Services distributes pre-bagged food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Story time for children through age 5 takes place from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. outside the Point Reyes Library. 

Zumba for older adults takes place from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in person at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center and on Zoom. For information, email Julie at  jyoung@sgvcc.org.

A webinar, “iPhone for Seniors,” takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. and continues on Tuesday at the same time. It is recommended to take both sessions. Presented by the Marin County Free Library and California Phones. Details and registration at www.marinlibrary.org/events. 

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at West Marin Community Services, in Point Reyes Station. Call (415) 663.8361 ext. 302 for an appointment. 

The Stinson Beach Fire Protection Board meets via teleconference at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. The agenda and teleconference login can be found at stinsonbeachfireprotectiondistrict.org. 

Tuesday, October 26 

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

SPAWN’s native plant nursery team meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at Turtle Island Restoration Network headquarters (9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.), in Olema. Bring a water bottle and lunch; tools and gloves provided. RSVP requested to Audrey at audrey@seaturtles.org. 

A free walk-in flu shot clinic takes place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Coastal Health Alliance’s back parking lot, in Point Reyes Station. First come, first served while supplies last and weather permitting. All ages welcome.

A webinar in “All Things Apple,” today focusing on tips and tricks followed by an open discussion, starts at 2 p.m., presented by the Marin County Free Library. To register, email Shereen at sash@marincounty.org. 

Indivisible West Marin hosts a Zoom phone bank in support of voting rights and important elections from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. RSVP to Carol at whitman.carol@gmail.com.

Singer-songwriter Jacob Philip Benning plays from 4 to 7 p.m. for locals’ night at Nick’s Cove, in Marshall.

Ellery Akers, Gerald Fleming and Julia Levine read from their new poetry collections, “Swerve: Poems on Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance,” “The Bastard and the Bishop,” and “Ordinary Psalms,” online at 7 p.m. Presented by Point Reyes Books; register at www.ptreyesbooks.com.

Wednesday, October 27 

The Inverness Public Utility District board meets at 9 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday on the month at the Inverness fire station. 

West Marin Senior Services’ Susan Deixler presents an afternoon for seniors from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 17 at Heart’s Desire Beach, in Tomales Bay State Park. Featuring gentle stretching, swimming and visiting; coffee and tea provided. For information, call Susan at (415) 663.8148 ext. 105 or email Amena at amena@wmss.org.

Free Covid-19 rapid testing is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at West Marin Community Services, in Point Reyes Station. Call (415) 663.8361 ext. 302 for an appointment. 

The Inverness Foundation and Association generally meets at 7 p.m. via Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The agenda is posted at www.invernessassociation.org. Confirm meeting by emailing Kathy at president@invernessassociation.org.  

Ethnobotany is the subject of a panel presentation hosted by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust from 4 to 5 p.m. online, part of a series called “Our Common Ground.” Today’s expert speakers include Rebecca Burgess, executive director of Fibershed, Keith Warner, director of education and action research at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Sky Road Webb, a headman in the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin. Free; register at www.malt.org. 

Thursday, October 28 

A Covid-19 vaccination pop-up takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the site of the former San Geronimo Valley golf course (5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd). Offering the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for ages 12 and up. Drop in or pre-register at https://myturn.ca.gov. $25 gift card offered with first dose.

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

A naked-eye astronomy session with Don Jolley takes place just after sunset on the first clear night between today and Nov. 4 in the Giacomini Wetlands, in Point Reyes Station. $10 to $20 tickets, with partial proceeds benefitting the Point Reyes Station Village Association’s Dark Sky preservation efforts to help property owners lessen light pollution and update county lighting regulations. For information and to register, email Peggy at daynurse@gmail.com.  

Friday, October 29 

The Point Reyes Tracking School offers a core class from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, meeting at the Abbott’s Lagoon bridge for a day of tracker wandering. $75. Contact Richard at: Pointreyestrackingschool.com. Registration required by Wed. Oct. 27.

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.

SPAWN’s native plant nursery team meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays at Turtle Island Restoration Network headquarters (9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.), in Olema. Bring a water bottle and lunch; tools and gloves provided. RSVP requested to Audrey at audrey@seaturtles.org. 

Groove Eternal plays funky, jazzy originals with a Latin twist at 5 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $40 for tables for up to four available for purchase at the bar and at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Indigenous writers Rowen White and Rachel Wolfgramm and host Melissa K. Nelson present part of one of “What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want To Be” from noon to 1:30 p.m. online. Co-presented by The New School at Commonweal and the Center for Humans and Nature; register at www.tns.commonweal.org.

The Humdinger Band plays rowdy rock ’n roll, soul and jumpin’ jazz from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the patio of the William Tell House, in Tomales. No cover.

Saturday, October 30 

A Dia de los Muertos celebration takes place today and tomorrow in the Bolinas Community Center plaza, with an altar and refreshments by Mirta. 

The Point Reyes Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn, with local and organic produce, meats, artisanal foods and more. 

A landscape and travel photography field seminar led by Neil and Susan Silverman takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., meeting in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Presented by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. $80 for members, or $90 for others. Register at www.ptreyes.org/programs-events/.

An afternoon Halloween party takes place outdoors on the buckeye lot at the Tomales Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by The DoRian Mode and pizza and beer for sale. Rain brings it indoors, so bring a mask. 

Two exhibits—Shannon O’Neill-Creighton’s “Queer Belonging” and Austin Buckingham’s “Amor Fati–Silks”—open today at Gallery Route One, with a virtual reception at 3 p.m. Visit www.galleryrouteone.org for details. The exhibits continue through Dec. 5.

A kids’ Dia de los Muertos movie night takes place online from 6 to 7:30 p.m. hosted by the Marin County Free Library Teen Leadership Crew. Details and registration at www.marinlibrary.org/events. 

A “Spooky Tiki” Halloween party takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. on the tented, heated patio at the William Tell House. $25 gets you a spooky tiki mug and a specialty cocktail. $100 prize for the best costume. Tickets at www.williamtellhouse.com/music-events.

The Crooked Stuff plays a cross-pollinated hybrid of electronic rock, heavy soul and sub-bumping beats at 8:30 p.m. at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $15 general admission available for purchase at the bar and at www.smileyssaloon.com. 

Sunday, October 31 

Today is Halloween.

The Marin Tracking Club meets at 8:30 a.m. on the front porch of Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station, for a morning of animal tracking and sensory intensification.  Bring lunch and layers. Free, and no advance registration required.

A free field seminar on the birds of Abbotts Lagoon takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meeting at the Abbotts Lagoon parking lot. Sponsored by Marin County Parks. No registration is required; for information, contact ranger Shannon Burke at SBurke@marincounty.org.