Upcoming Events

November 2014

  • Thursday, November 27, 1:30 PM

    Free - donations accepted.

    Community Thanksgiving Dinner - a traditional thanksgiving meal where all are welcome.  To volunteer contact sromo@westmarincommunityservices.org

  • Friday, November 28, 7:30 PM

    $12 at the door

    Dance away that turkey dinner with the Louisiana Cajun Ramblers!  Join Eric and Suzy Thompson, Mark Marcin and Paul Knight for an evening of Cajun music and dancing in the Church as a benefit for KWMR.

  • Saturday, November 29, 3:00 PM

    A gathering will take place to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Thrisillia Waldie Owen, 80, of Inverness, Calif., who passed peacefully on Oct. 10, 2014, with family by her side. Born July 12, 1934, in Albany, Calif., to John and Elizabeth Waldie, Elizabeth grew up in the Bay Area. She was a member of the first graduating class of the newly built Sir Francis Drake High School in 1952 and received a B.A. in English with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1956.

    Elizabeth was an avid reader and music lover throughout her life. She enjoyed an active retirement of cooking, traveling and community service. She served on the board of directors for the Coastal Health Alliance, worked with political organizations, such as the Mainstreet Moms, and lent her skills to the local newspaper, The West Marin Citizen. A direct descendent of Juan Bautista de Anza, she was proud of her California ancestry.

    Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Earle; her sister, Margaret; her children, John, Caitlin, Andrew, Maria and Emily; Earle’s children Kathryn and Derek; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    She will be remembered for her compassion, activism and incisive intellect.

    Donations in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to West Marin Senior Services, www.wmss.org/donate.html, or the MMOB (Mainstreet Moms Organize or Bust), www.themmob.org/donate.

December 2014

  • Friday, December 5, 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 6, 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM

    Free admission

    The Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center rings in the holiday season and celebrates the 44th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair on Friday, December 5 from 4:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station. Admission is free.

  • A helpful and fun workshop in West Marin

    Thursday, December 11, 1:00 PM

    FEE: $100 - which includes a handout covering all the techniques, and a workshop bonus hour for participants who have more questions. Bring a friend, you will both get a 25% discount

    This practical and entertaining 3-hour session covers planning, shooting, and editing. Specifically you will learn how to:
    * Use simple techniques for composing pictures like a pro.
    * Professional lighting techniques using available light.
    * How to record professional quality sound.
    * Practice three simple editing techniques that will elevate the quality of any video
    * How to upload your videos to YouTube and Facebook.

  • Saturday, December 13, 8:00 PM

    $24 general, $22 seniors, $12 teens & kids

    The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks, the Christmas Jug Band are “Stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique! A tongue-in-cheek seasonal convergence of San Francisco Bay Area luminaries.”

  • Friday, December 19, 7:00 PM

    $10 at the door.

    Doug Adamz Plays the Dance Palace featuring special guest Danny Vitali - Dazzling guitar, scorching harmonica.

    "In the tradition of Woody & Arlo Guthrie, Adamz is never heavy-handed in his folksy, often humorous original songs dealing with the plight of the Everyman..."  - Paul Liberatore, Marin IJ

  • Saturday, December 20, 5:00 PM

    Free / By reservation go to www.forestdata.com/cbc/ for further information and to sign up.

    The Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that has been a definitive census of the status, trends, and distribution of the 200 plus species wintering in the Point Reyes area. At this compilation dinner participants tally the species seen and generally enjoy the birding highlight of the season. Interested people should go to www.forestdata.com/cbc/  for further information and to sign up. Reservations required.

  • Sunday, December 21, 3:00 PM

    $22 general, $20 seniors, $10 youth

    Join us for one of our community’s most fulfilling holiday events at this sing-along of the most glorious and exciting choral masterpiece ever written. Fun for music lovers and listeners of all ages; no experience necessary. Directed by Magen Solomon, Artistic Director of San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995.

  • Wednesday, December 24, 5:15 PM

    Free

    COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING & CAROLS SERVICE

January 2015

  • Sunday, January 4, 4:00 PM

    $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, kids free

    An intensely rich interweaving of voices, cello and piano, Juliana and Lia Kohl illuminate the poetry of Ranier Maria Rilke's Book of Hours. The Book of Hours, called by Rilke's biographer "one of the masterworks of modern German poetry" is presented as a single poem sequence divided into three parts.

  • Saturday, January 31, 2:00 PM
    • Saturday, January 31, 8:00 PM

    Ticket information to be announced.

    Jesse Olsen Bay; composer, musician and Virginia Matthews; choreographer, dancer have teamed up to present a performance of music and dance based on “Makings” a song cycle inspired by the unpublished writings of renowned author Tillie Olsen. A charismatic performer and acclaimed composer, Jesse Olsen Bay weaves an intimate journey of his grandmother Tillie Olsen’s reflections through voice, piano, guitar and other musical instruments. 

    Distinguished choreographer Virginia Matthews has created her responses to both the musical compositions and the imagery of the songs through solo, duet and group dances. This is a unique glimpse into the world of an artist, musing on her artistic process, revisiting her memories and facing the end of her life.

    The spirit of Tillie Olsen has inspired these two artists in their own creative journeys to reveal the essence of the arc of a life in this live performance.    

February 2015

  • Tuesday, February 3, 9:00 AM

    Special performance for West Marin Schools

    With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years.  He summons all of his God-given talents and masterfully fuses them together -  spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience. Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across our nation

March 2015