Festivals & Workshops

January 2018

  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/26/2018 - 7:00pm

    The Friday presentations at the Dance Palace are free screenings made possible by the Marin County Free Library.  Tickets for the John Korty event at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

    The Dance Palace and the San Geronimo Valley Community Center are pleased to announce the inaugural West Marin Film Festival!  Join us for a weekend full of films about West Marin or created by regional filmmakers.  

    Friday, January 26:

    AT THE DANCE PALACE -  7 - 9 PM 2 short films with a Q & A time following.  FREE screenings made possible by the Marin County Free Library and New Day Films

    I WAS BORN IN MEXICO, BUT... by Corey Ohama &  VIDA DIFERIDA by Brenda Avila-Hanna 

     

    AT SAN GERONIMO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER - 7 - 9 PM JOHN KORTY - MY LIFE IN FILMS  $15

    John Korty, Marin filmmaker for 50 years will trace his work in documentaries, animation and feature films.  Short selections will be shown.  Q & A time will follow.

  • West Marin Film Festival
    01/27/2018 - 5:30pm

    $15 per day/venue, $50 all access tickets available

    The Dance Palace and the San Geronimo Valley Community Center are pleased to announce the inaugural West Marin Film Festival!  Join us for a weekend full of films about West Marin or created by regional filmmakers.  

    Saturday, January 27th

    DANCE PALACE:  Tickets $15 for all films shown on Saturday at the Dance Palace through Brown Paper Tickets

    5:30-6:30 PM Featured shorts from Holen Sabrina Kahn & MARSHALL by Dylan Hutchinson-Enos and Ben Judkins

    7 - 9 PM A QUIET INQUISITION by Holen Sabrina Kahn and Alessandra Zeka.  Screening followed by a Q & A session with Holen Sabrina Kahn

    SAN GERONIMO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: Screenings on Saturday are free and possible by the Marin County Free Library

    2 - 4 PM 

    I WAS BORN IN MEXICO, BUT... by Corey Ohama 

    VIDA DIFERIDA by Brenda Avila-Hanna

     

  • 01/28/2018 - 12:00pm

    Ticket are $15 for each location available at Brown Paper Tickets

    The Dance Palace and the San Geronimo Valley Community Center are pleased to announce the inaugural West Marin Film Festival!  Join us for a weekend full of films about West Marin or created by regional filmmakers.

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH SCHEDULE:

    Sunday, January 28th

    DANCE PALACE

    AUGUST TO JUNE by Tom & Amy Valens 12 PM (56 minutes)

    LEAF AND WATER filmed by Tom Valens featuring David Hoffman 1:15 PM (approximately 40 minutes)

    SAN GERONIMO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

    3 - 6 PM

    SHORT FILMS featuring

    Audrey Daniel - FIRE AND SPIRIT

    Anne Faught - ONEWORDCAMINO

    Burrill Crohn - BREAKING THROUGH - WOMEN IN JAZZ

    Ben Judkins & Dylan Hutchinson Enos -  MARSHALL

    The Berensmeier Family - WILDERNESS WAY FILM SERIES

    Ted Wright - DRAGONS ON THE RIDGE: A PORTRAIT OF JACK WRIGHT

    & Others

     

  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     

February 2018

  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 02/02/2018 - 7:00pm

    Details to come

  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     

March 2018

  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 03/17/2018 - 8:00am
    2018 Geography of Hope Conference:
    Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times
     
    The 2018 Geography of Hope Conference explores the theme of “Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times” on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18. During these fraught days of political upheaval, social turmoil, and environmental assaults, the gathering explores ways to build emotional and spiritual resilience, using nature as a touchstone. 
     
    Conference headliners: Peter Forbes, educator, writer, and cross-cultural facilitator whose work is influential in the fields of leadership development, conservation, and social justice. He is a vice-president at the Trust for Public Land, and founder of the Center for Whole Communities; Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting-edge network that celebrates and inspires African-American connections and leadership in nature; and Caleen Sisk, the Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, who practice their traditional culture and ceremonies in their territory along the McCloud River watershed in Northern California. The presenters  will share their experience and perspectives on ways to find hope, healing, and strength in a troubled world during facilitated panel discussions on Saturday. Attendees will have opportunities to exchange ideas, write and reflect.  
     
     
    Rue Mapp: Rue Mapp is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national nonprofit organization with offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. Rue oversees a carefully selected and trained national volunteer leadership team of 62 men and women who represent 26 states around the US, and shares opportunities to build a broader community and leadership in nature. From its grassroots beginning, Outdoor Afro now enjoys national sponsorship and is recognized by major organizations for its role in addressing the ongoing need for greater diversity in the outdoors.
     
    Rue’s work has also been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions, including: The Root 100 as one of the most influential African Americans in the country (2012 and 2016), Outdoor Industry Inspiration Award, National Wildlife Federation Communication award (received alongside President Bill Clinton) and Family Circle Magazine selected Rue as one of America’s 20 Most Influential Moms. She is proud to serve on the Outdoor Industry Association board. In 2014, Rue was appointed to the California State Parks Commission by Governor Jerry Brown.

November 2018