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 1 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bolinas Community Center, and from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Tomales Town Hall. 

Legal Aid of Marin hosts a monthly outreach table from 1 to 3 p.m. every second Thursday outside West Marin Community Services, in Point Reyes Station. Offering assistance in English and Spanish on employment and unemployment problems, wage theft, housing and senior citizen problems and concerns. No appointment needed. 

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. 

 

Friday, August 12 

A free fraud prevention presentation takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in person at the Dance Palace Community Center and on Zoom. Information at www.dancepalace.org. 

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

“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.    

Danny Montana plays 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 Inverness Fair opens with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. on the firehouse green, with proceeds benefiting the Tomales Bay Youth Center. Then, booths open at 10 a.m., with tostadas by West Marin Community Services, The Oyster Brothers, Violet Cakes’ pastries, crafts, free books for kids, live music, and more until 3 p.m. 

The Point Reyes Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn. Accordionist Andrew Cohen plays at 9:30 a.m. and 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].

An exhibit on the history of the Dance Palace shows from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History, in the Inverness Library.

“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.

The Morgan Horse Ranch holds an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. behind the Bear Valley Visitor Center, in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Park at the main visitor center lot and walk up the paved driveway close to the Bear Valley Trailhead; accessible parking is available at the ranch.

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 Marin County Parks ranger leads a free mini raft-building workshop and tells maritime stories from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Chicken Ranch Beach, in Inverness. Information at www.marinparks.org.

A celebration of California poetry takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center with readings from Allison Hedge Coke, Aria Aber, Noah Warren, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Pulitzer Prize-winner Forrest Gander, and others. 

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

An opening reception for the Berensmeier Family Art Show takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Maurice Del Mue Galleries of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. 

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. 

 

Monday, August 15 

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].

Free Covid-19 rapid take-home tests are available for pickup for people who live or work in West Marin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Inverness firehouse. Call (415) 669.7151 to make an appointment.

The Rollin’ Root produce truck sells farmers’ market produce on Mondays at the following locations in West Marin: Main Street and Dillon Beach Road in Tomales from 9 to 10 a.m., the Hog Island Oyster Company parking lot from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Walnut Place in Point Reyes Station from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and the Pump Espresso Bar in Forest Knolls from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Free Covid-19 rapid take-home tests are available for pickup for people who live or work in West Marin from 11 to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Fridays at West Marin Community Services.

Indivisible West Marin meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Monday of the month online. Learn more about our political landscape and actions to take to support our democracy. Email [email protected] for the link.

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 advice from Sherry Baty will be available.

 

Tuesday, August 16 

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 Community Center board meets at the center at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.

The Dance Palace Community Center board meets virtually at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Email [email protected] for a link. 

The North Marin Water District board meets virtually at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Visit www.nmwd.com/meetings for the agenda and link.

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. 

The Marin Municipal Water District board meets virtually at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Details at www.marinwater.org.

 

Wednesday, August 17 

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

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].

The Artists’ Exchange, a group for artists who share new work, ideas, resources and opportunities, meets at 6 p.m. online, today featuring fiber artists Stephanie Metz and Ruth Tabancay and hosted by Pamela Blotner. Sponsored by Gallery Route One; details at www.galleryrouteone.org.

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

The Bolinas Community Public Utility District board meets on Zoom on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.bcpud.org for information.

 

Thursday, August 18 

The Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Advisory Councils meet virtually from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit https://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sac_meetings.html for the meeting agenda and details.

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 Georgia from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Carol at [email protected].

The Shoreline Unified School District board meets at 6 p.m. at Tomales High School and virtually. Information at www.shorelineunified.org. 

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

Drop-in tech support is available from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Point Reyes Library. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

 

Friday, August 19 

Agents of Change play a hard-rock happy hour at 5 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Then, Bluelight Cheap Hotel plays at 9 p.m. Vaccination required. 

Cathie Poncia and Friends play stylings from the 1940s through the 1990s from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the William Tell House, in Tomales. No cover.

Singer-songwriter Caitlin Jemma plays celestial disco-folk at 6 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

Mighty Mike Schermer plays at 7 p.m. outdoors at Rancho Nicasio. $15 suggested donation. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

 

Saturday, August 20 

The Point Reyes Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn. Bay Station plays at 9:30 a.m. and Gregory Bernson from Bubbala’s 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].

A two-day workshop in cochineal dyeing in the Zapotec tradition takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues on Sunday during the same hours at the Fibershed Learning Center, near Point Reyes Station. Led by Porfirio Gutiérrez; $450. Details and registration at www.fibershed.org. A textiles trunk show of Gutierrez’s weavings takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. 

A “Cheese Lovers Tasting Experience at the Farm” starts at 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, outside Point Reyes Station. $45. Information at www.pointreyescheese.com.

The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin hosts an open house celebrating their newest exhibit, “Protect our Ocean and Safeguard our Future,” from noon to 2 p.m. at 65 Third Street, Suite 65, in Point Reyes Station.

The Summer’s End Music Fest  kicks off at 2 p.m. and continues until sunset with NextGen bands Empire, The Strange, Mothership, and more, and an outdoor screening of “Shrek” at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Food trucks will be on hand. 

The Paul Thorn Band plays at 4 p.m. for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio. $40. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

An opening artists reception for the Bolinas Museum’s 30th Annual Benefit Art Auction takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the courtyard. Online bidding begins today. Information at www.bolinasmuseum.org. 

The Starling Six plays at 8:30 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Vaccination required. 

 

Sunday, August 21 

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

Discover the birds of Limantour Beach with Marin County Parks ranger Shannon Burke from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meeting at the beach parking lot. Free. Information at www.parkcountyparks.org.  

The Crushing Spiral Ensemble plays explosive instrumental jazz at 3 p.m. outdoors at Smiley’s Saloon, in Bolinas. $10 tickets at www.smileyssaloon.com.

The Paul Thorn Band plays at 4 p.m. for a Barbecue on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio. $40. Reservations required at www.ranchonicasio.com. 

The New Sky Trio plays an eclectic blend of country, Americana, jazz and blues from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood, in Marshall. No cover. 

Kevin Meade and Highway One plays from 5 to 8 p.m. at Giaco’s Valley Roadhouse, in San Geronimo. $15 cover. Part of the Valley Summer Music Series, with partial proceeds benefitting the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. For tickets, visit www.sgvcc.org. 

Virgil Shaw plays at 6 p.m. at the Papermill Creek Saloon, in Forest Knolls. Full vaccination required. 

Climate Café, a compassionate sharing circle, takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom, offering a safe place for people distressed by climate change to share and listen. Details and registration at www.westmarinclimateaction.org/events.