Upcoming Events

July 2014

  • Thursday, July 31, 7:00 PM

    Free - Donations for West Marin School Music Program gratefully accepted.

    Local resident and music teacher, David Whitney is a huge fan of documentaries of soulful musicians, he will share some of the very rare music documentaries he has accumulated over the years. David has gone to great lengths to acquire some stellar movies never shown in a theater, on TV, or released to the public, for one reason or another... These films have won numerous awards from major film festivals all over the globe, were made by world-renown film- makers, but have never seen the light of day! So, in the interest of building community through music, David invites the community to “Music Documentary Night” at The Dance Palace Church Space.

August 2014

  • Saturday, August 2, 9:00 AM

    A day dedicated to sprucing up the Dance Palace.  Projects for all skill levels and ages. The Dance Palace Community Center could not run without our amazing team of volunteers and friends and it would never look so nice without everyone pitching in once a year.

  • Sunday, August 3, 10:00 AM

    Drakes Summit Road Association Meeting

  • Saturday, August 9, 3:00 PM


    Artist Reception & Celebration of LIfe, Saturday, August 9 at 3:00PM.

    Ralph Stein, Abstract Painting; August 1 – September 14


  • Saturday, August 9, 7:30 PM

    General Admission: $25

    Tickets are limited!

    To purchase tickets online:


    or by check (before July 25, 2014): PO Box 1199, Inverness, CA 94937

    The evening offers a special experience of sound, rhythm and poetry with a group of innovative artists.  The moving from formless to form through music and poetry is the spirit of the evening. There will be solo performances of Indian and Persian drumming, together with a combination of cross- cultural rhythms and improvisation. The evening will be filled with recitations of mystical poetry: Rumi will be recited in Persian and in English.The audience will learn how to recite one of Rumi's poems in Farsi. This evening is choreographed by Fariba Bogzaran to bring together the East and the West through the arts of music and poetry.  

    Fariba Bogzaran and Kim Rosen, poetry & recitations Deghani brothers, Sina and Samandar on Persian Tombak and Daf, with Rishii Chowdhury on Indian Tabla, and Tobias Roberson on Flamenco Cajon

  • Saturday, August 16, 7:30 PM


    Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Her writings have appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She lives in Fabius, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

  • Words and Emotions through Music

    Saturday, August 23, 7:30 PM

    $15 at the door.

    Words and Emotions through Music: An Open Letter to Flamenco

    An evening of flamenco music and dance with Ricardo Diaz - Guitar, Angelo Alonte - Violin, and Sara Tocaggino - Dancer, as they present a program sure to inspire passion, imagination and love.

September 2014

  • Wednesday, September 3, 8:15 AM

    EDs of West Marin Breakfast Meeting

  • Thursday, September 4, 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 2, 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, November 6, 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 4, 7:00 PM


    Rhythm and stress relief come together in an hour of drumming.  Drums and percussion provided and you can bring your favorite drum.  No prior experience necessary.  And relax, this is not a drum class.

  •  A Benefit for the Dance Palace

    Saturday, September 13, 8:00 PM
    • Saturday, September 13, 6:00 PM

    $40 General, Seniors

    $100 Gala Dinner at 6:00 PM and Preferred Seating

    for the Performance at  8:00 PM

    Geoff Hoyle brings his irrepressible sense of comedy and trademark physicality, as well as a certain elegiac wistfulness, to this tour-de-force performance about what it is like to grow old. Geoff Hoyle returns to the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center as a new neighbor and presents "Geezer" as a benefit to raise funds for programs and scholarships.

October 2014

  • Friday, October 17, 6:00 PM

    $20 at the door or through KWMR

    Doors at 6:00pm
    Film at 7:00pm

    As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the so-called "God Particle" the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter - only to subsequently confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

    Filmed over four years, from before the collider turned on in 2008 through the successful discovery of the Higgs  in 2012, Particle Fever was directed by Mark Levinson - a Bay Area filmmaker with a PhD in Particle Physics from UCBerkeley, and produced by David Kaplan, a professor of Particle Physics at Johns Hopkins and also a graduate of Berkeley. The film was edited and mixed by long-time Bolinas resident Walter Murch, who will be available for a Q&A after the screening.

  • Saturday, October 25, 6:00 PM

    $10.00 to $50.00 Sliding scale. Tickets available at West Marin Community Services, Point Reyes Books, and Zuma.

    A Food Pantry Benefit Dinner: The American Way of Poverty A meal created with the kinds of foods distributed by our local food pantry followed by a reading and discussion with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives." A benefit for West Marin Community Services Food Pantry and emergency programs. Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books. Dinner at 6 PM, reading at 7PM. Tickets available at West Marin Community Services, Point Reyes Books, and Zuma.

November 2014

  • Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM


    The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Enhancing Diversity, Living with the Land.” In addition to hands-on activities (sheep shearing, skirting fleece, wool grading, angora rabbit shearing, cashmere fiber processing, natural dyes), there will be informative presentations on breeding practices that build heirloom garments, predator- and pollinator-friendly practices that harmonize and blur the line between wild and domestic spaces, all bringing beauty and function to our fields and wardrobes. There will also be a display of fibers from around the region. The fee to attend the Symposium is $40.

    The Fibershed Marketplace will offer an array of beautiful local fibers and handmade goods, on sale in the church building, as well as inside the Symposium. The Marketplace in the church building is open to the public at no charge.

    For more information, email fibershed@gmail.com. Visit our website at www.fibershed.org.