Upcoming Events

February 2016

  • Friday, February 12, 11:00 AM

    $10-5 sliding scale


    NOTE:  Date changed from January 8  *

    In this special introduction to his weekly class, expert local instructor Chris Anderl will lead you through the gentle, circular movements of these ancient Energy Arts and Sciences. Tap into the healing resources of Nature and feel the rivers of Qi (Chi, Energy) flow throughout your body, mind, and spirit.  Numerous medical studies have confirmed the following benefits of regular practice:  Reduced Blood Pressure/Tension from Stress; Improved Balance, Leg, and Core Body Strength; Reduced Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia; Reduced Risk of Fall; Improved Bone Density, Immunity, Lung Function, just to name a few. This is the most comprehensive workout on the planet.

    Chris Anderl, M.A., Ph.D (ABD) has produced 4 Tai Chi/Qigong instructional DVDs (recommended by NY Times Best-selling author Dr. Larry Dossey, MD), and 2 books and 1 audio CD of creative writing. He uses levity to overcome gravity. To watch video samples and learn more, visit: www.TaiChiNature.us

    RSVP appreciated but not required:  chris@taichinature.us or 415-250-7219

  • Saturday, February 13, 8:00 PM

    For tickets go to www.kwmr.org or call KWMR at 415-663-8068.

    Sweethearts of the Radio, a long-standing KWMR tradition! Paul Knight has produced this event for many years.
    Suzy, Eric & Allegra Thompson
    Sheila Golden & Will Fourt
    Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan
    Amber Cross & James Moore
    With Emcees Stephen Horvat & Katie Jay
    A benefit for KWMR, West Marin Community Radio

    Doors at 7 PM. Show at 8 PM.

  • Saturday, February 20, 10:00 AM

    FREE, space is limited so please reserve your spot by emailing jlivingston@marincounty.org

    Chinese “Shuijiao” Dumpling Class: a hands-on class and dumpling lunch with the chef from the SF Chinese Consulate

    Dumplings are a traditional part of the Chinese New Year banquet, they are made in big groups and their packet shape symbolizes good fortune. Come learn to make two kinds of dumplings – vegetarian and pork – and enjoy a fresh dumpling meal in honor of the Chinese New Year. The class will include dough and filling demonstration by chef Lin Song, wrapping demo and hands on wrapping practice (“bao jiaozi”), dumpling boiling demonstration, and dumpling eating!  The class and lunch are free but space is limited to 30 participants, so please reserve your spot by emailing jlivingston@marincounty.org.

  • Saturday, February 20, 7:00 PM

    Admission is $25, proceeds benefit the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center

    A new solo show written and performed by Geoff Hoyle

    Created in collaboration with David Ford

    Additional material: W. Shakespeare

    King Lear retires, dividing his kingdom between his daughters. And that's where the trouble begins... Now, the king's jester, recently unemployed, plays all the parts to tell his side of the story.

    (Jokes. Violence. Storm advisory. Parents strongly cautioned.)

    90 minutes. No intermission. Recommended for ages15 and up.

  • Friday, February 26, 7:00 PM

    $20 in advance or at the door.

    Meet real, live bats and learn about these amazing, hardworking creatures. Also enjoy a luscious table of homemade desserts! This is the third annual fundraiser for the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and is brought to you by the Inverness Garden
    Club and Audubon Canyon Ranch. Bats and their keepers and a speaker from Northern California Bats, committed to bat rescue and education.

    Go to www.dancepalace.org for tickets and more information.

  • Saturday, February 27, 10:00 AM


    Free income tax assistance for low-income West Marin residents; coordinated by AARP Tax-Aide, Dance Palace, and West Marin Community Resource Center.
    Saturday, February 27
    Please call 663-8361 for appointments.
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Saturday, February 27, 8:00 PM

    $25 at the door

    Original performance art by six female soloists—fringe theater, uncommon-song-with-accordion, movement art, physical theater, and more. WHAT/NOW spotlights the edgy and innovative work of artists from across the Bay Area The program includes Olivia Corson (Body Tales), Catherine Debon (original theater; pictured), Meg Anderson (indescribable music), Karen Penley (extraordinary songs), Claire Peaslee (Action Theater), and Rosemary Hannon (virtuosic dance)—plus cello by Joyce Kouffman and Katy Larkin.

    Tickets go on sale in the lobby at 7 PM
    Doors open at 7:30 PM
    Refreshments for sale (to benefit KWMR)
    This show is for people aged 16+

    More info at www.clairepeaslee.net

  • Thursday, March 10, 6:30 PM

    The Point Reyes Station Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM

  • Thursday, April 14, 6:30 PM

    The Point Reyes Station Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM

  • Thursday, May 12, 6:30 PM

    The Point Reyes Station Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM

  • Thursday, June 9, 6:30 PM

    The Point Reyes Station Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM

March 2016

  • Saturday, March 5, 5:00 PM

    $75 per person

    The Dance Palace Community Awards Banquet is the first event to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the greater good of our community. Honoring two local heroes Chris Giacomini, community leader and owner of Toby’s Feed Barn and Ann Emanuels, Dance Palace Board President (2012-2016) and volunteer for their extraordinary service and leadership. This promises to be a festive evening with a reception and catered dinner followed by entertainment, a live auction and the awards ceremony. Please join us for this evening of celebration. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now! Tickets available at www.dancepalace.org or by calling the office at 415-663-1075. The Community Awards Banquet is hosted by and benefits the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 4:00 PM

    Want to know how the Civil Grand Jury works?

    Come to an informational Open House - Tuesday, March 8 from 4 to 5 PM

    Learn how you can improve governance and services by being a member of the Civil Grand Jury

    For more information call 415-473-6132 or go to www.marincounty.org/dept/gj

April 2016

  • Saturday, April 9, 7:00 PM

    $10 at the door

    Bill Press, prominent liberal syndicated radio and television host (and part-time Inverness resident), concisely explains the many ways he says President Obama has failed to live up to either his promises or his progressive potential. In his new book, Press reflects back on what for many progressives has been a disappointing presidency and comes to a depressing conclusion: Obama grossly misunderstood the mandate of the enthusiastic crowds that swarmed him on
    the campaign trail. Instead of recognizing their burning desire for strong progressive leadership, Obama tried to be a “postpartisan” president. According to Press, he leaves his supporters haunted by what might have been. Whether you agree or disagree, this will be a lively evening.

  • Saturday, April 16, 7:30 PM

    $20 in advance through www.dancepalace.org or call 415-663-1075.

    Chilean writer Isabel Allende, a longtime Marin County resident, won worldwide acclaim with her bestselling first novel, The House of the Spirits, which also established her as a feminist force in Latin America’s male-dominated literary world. She has since written some 20 more books, including her latest novel, The Japanese Lover. Known for writing in the literary style of magic realism, Allende is adept at marvelous surprises. At this evening benefit for the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, she will read a little, converse a little, answer questions, and more. Sponsored by Point Reyes Books and the Dance Palace. Location: West Marin School.

  • Sunday, April 17, 10:00 AM

    The Recycle Circus is brought to you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now. To volunteer, contact Madeline at 415-663-9087.

    The Recycle Circus is coming! Accepted items are books, electronics, sports equipment, clothes, kitchen and garden items, toys, building supplies, and household items in useable condition. No toxins, car tires, large appliances, stuffed furniture, or mattresses. Please bring your stuff from 10 AM to 2 PM only. The Recycle Circus is brought to you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now. To volunteer, contact Madeline at 415-663-9087.

  • Friday, April 22, 6:30 AM
    • Saturday, April 23, 6:30 AM
    • Sunday, April 24, 4:00 PM

    Get Your Bird On
    The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is a must see birding event sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin!

    The Festival takes place at the height of spring migration within the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding areas featuring over 50 field events and indoor workshops.

    Participants will see migrating seabirds, waterfowl, resident and migrant land birds, raptors, alcids, and owls.  In addition to the unique birding opportunities, there are stunning wildflower displays, butterflies, dragonflies, migrating whales, elephant seals, sea lions, and Tule elk waiting to be discovered.

    This is an unmatched birding experience!

    For further information go to http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/site/