Upcoming Events

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

    Free

    CALMING ENERGY DRUM CIRCLE
    Rhythm and stress relief come together in an hour of drumming. Drums and percussion provided, or you can bring your favorite drum. No prior experience necessary. And relax, this is not a drum class.
    Thursdays, 7–8 PM, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4 / Free

  •  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

  • A talk and video presentation with Monte Leach

    Saturday, October 4, 7:30 PM

    Free

    “If the Christ or Buddha returned today, would you recognize Him?”

    A compelling talk and video presentation with this theme:
     
    The One expected by all religions has come. He is here for all people – religious and non-religious alike. He will inspire an end to hunger, injustice and war. He returns with his group, the Masters of Wisdom. His face and words will soon be known to all.

    “My plan is to show you that the way out of your problems is to listen again to the true voice of God within your hearts, to share the produce of this most bountiful of worlds among your brothers and sisters everywhere.” - Maitreya, the World Teacher

    Speaker Monte Leach is the United States editor of Share International magazine. For the past 30 years, Monte has been deeply involved in preparing the way for the emergence of the World Teacher.
     
    Saturday, October 4, 7:30 PM / Free admission

  • Saturday, October 11, 8:00 PM

    $42 general, $40 seniors, $20 teens & kids

    Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration...a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

  • 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 8, 8:00 PM

    Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest master of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

    Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

    The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

  • Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM

    $40

    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.

December 2014