New mediation group at White House Pool

MEDITATION: William Now led a meditation under a buckeye at White House Pool during a new Sunday morning gathering that includes stillness, movement and voice meditation.

Contractors begin rack removal at Drakes Bay

DRAKES ESTERO: Contractors working for the Point Reyes National Seashore began the removal of oyster racks in Drakes Estero last week. Old racks are being removed first, seashore scientist Ben Becker said; then excavators with special buckets, which have holes in them to drain sediment back into the bay, will...

Regenerative Design Institute founders announce departure

PERMACULTURE: Penny Livingston-Stark, above, and her husband, James Stark, founded the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas. This week they announced that they will be moving the nonprofit to Washington state, and partly retiring, in two years. The institute has hosted programs in permaculture design and leadership at the Commonweal Garden...

Dance Palace hosts first annual appreciation fest

DANCE PALACE: Ed Santiago played congas in the Dance Palace Church Space while patrons began an appreciation walk around town during the First Annual Dance Palace Appreciation Fest on Sunday. More than a dozen participants chanted, hummed and circled the community center before continuing their walk to 25 other orginazations...

Reaching out on National Night Out

Officers with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department fed burgers and bar-b-que chicken to dozens of locals on Tuesday at the Public Safety Building in Point Reyes Station for National Night Out, an annual countrywide campaign to promote police-community partnerships and safer neighborhoods.

Inverness Yacht Club host sailing regatta

SAILING: The National 110 Regatta is taking place in Inverness this week for the second time in its history. The Inverness Yacht Club’s fleet of 110s, which are rare and were designed to be easily built, is the largest in the world.

Nicasio ladies host fundraiser for firefighters

EVENTS: A British sport called welly wanging, in which one throws a boot as far as one can, was a highlight for women dressed in their Sunday best during a fundraiser held by the Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. The event, underwritten and hosted by Nicasio residents Bunny Spencer-Phillips...

Bass lake still drawing swimmers

SUMMER: The epic rope swing that once hung from a large fir tree at Bass Lake came down when the tree fell recently. That didn’t stop large groups of people from taking the three-mile hike on the Palomarin Trail to jump off of the roots on Sunday.

Wine bar and bistro, Eleven, hosts open house

WINE AND DINE: Patrons sampled finger foods and fine wines at an open house and crowdfunding event at Eleven, a new wine bar, bistro and bed and breakfast in dowtown Bolinas, at the site of the old Blue Heron Inn, on Sunday. Owners Kate and Rebecca Sterlin are raising money...

Hermitage, an Inverness shop, opens doors

SPACES: Margaret Weir and Michael Barnett (left) play games at their new shop, Hermitage, in Inverness behind the Post Office on Monday. The space is primarily a gallery for Mr. Barnett’s wood sculptures, with some wares in the back room, but she has other ideas, too. Ms. Weir hopes to...