Festivals & Workshops

February 2017

  • Friday, January 27, 1:30 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by American travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 27 - March 3, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

March 2017

  • Friday, January 27, 1:30 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by American travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 27 - March 3, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

  • Friday, March 17, 11:00 AM
    • Saturday, March 18, 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, March 19, 9:00 AM

    Geography of Hope Conference:

    Ancestors & The Land—

    Our Past, Present & Future

     

    As native people here in West Marin and throughout the world have taught us, we can best care for the land by knowing its history, by cherishing its stories, and by actively working to protect it. GOH hopes to stimulate a conversation honoring ancestral connections to this and other landscapes—whether Native American, European, African, Asian, Hispanic, or elsewhere—that will lead to dialogues between generations and cultures to help us reconnect to place and restore balance to Mother Earth. Conference includes field trips to nearby farms, ranchlands, and Point Reyes National Seashore as well as three panel discussions during which authors, activists, and other participants exchange stories about ancestry, culture, community, land, food, and immigration. We’ll try to articulate how future stories—those that will be told by our descendants—depend in large part upon our actions today. For cost and other information, go to gohconference.org. Pre-registration required.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 AM

    West Marin Community Services (WMCS) provides a vast variety of programs serving all ages of West Marin residents.  Come learn more WMCS at this free informational breakfast.  Reservations are required.  Call 415-663-8361 or email at info@westmarincommunityservices.org.

    FREE

  • Friday, March 31, 1:30 PM
    • Friday, April 7, 1:30 PM
    • Friday, April 21, 1:30 PM
    • Friday, May 5, 1:30 PM
    • Friday, May 12, 1:30 AM
    • Friday, May 19, 1:30 PM

    The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth and Story

    Our Ancestors write the myths and stories that shape how we see the world.  In the European tradition, most of the allegories for our our minds and hearts were given to us by the Greeks.  Let us remember the myths of Zues, Athena, Aphrodite, Aplollo, Hades Demeter, the tales of Homer and Ovid.  We will consider the uses of myth in art, and follow it into the dark burrows of our subconscious.  Monsters, stupid gods, ravishing women, ravished men, lustful rivers, and impossibilities that could not be more true.

    Instructor: Douglas Kenning, PhD

    Fridays, March 31-May 12, 2017 (no class April 28)

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
     
    OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.
     

     

     

April 2017

  • Saturday, April 15, 2:00 PM

    This workshop brings to life the spirit of the Miwok culture through community song and chant.  Participants will learn to sing songs in Miwok language.  Sky Road Webb is a Tomales Bay Miwok storyteller who leads Coast Miwok songs and prayers at celebrations throughout Northern California, including Kule Loklo in the Point Reyes National Seashore, and he was featured in the 2014 Mount Tamalpais documentary The Invisible Peak.  Sky's presentation is hosted by Sound Orchard creative director Tim Weed. 

    Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of workshop

    Financial assistance scholarships available

    Sign up and get more info at www.soundorchard.org

  • Friday, April 21, 1:30 PM

    The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth and Story

    Our Ancestors write the myths and stories that shape how we see the world.  In the European tradition, most of the allegories for our our minds and hearts were given to us by the Greeks.  Let us remember the myths of Zues, Athena, Aphrodite, Aplollo, Hades Demeter, the tales of Homer and Ovid.  We will consider the uses of myth in art, and follow it into the dark burrows of our subconscious.  Monsters, stupid gods, ravishing women, ravished men, lustful rivers, and impossibilities that could not be more true.

    Instructor: Douglas Kenning, PhD

    Fridays, March 31-May 12, 2017 (no class April 28)

    OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.
     

     

  • Friday, April 28, 6:00 AM
    • Saturday, April 29, 6:00 AM

    Details to come...

  • Friday, April 28, 6:00 AM
    • Friday, April 29, 6:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 30, 6:00 AM

    The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC)'s annual spring fundraiser and educational event.  This three-day community event started in 2010 and allows attendees to experience one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Pacific Coast with experienced naturalists and biologists.

    Contact the EAC at (415) 663-9312 or go to http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/ for more information.

  • Friday, April 28, 3:00 PM
    • Friday, April 29, 11:00 AM

    The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC)'s annual spring fundraiser and educational event.  This three-day community event started in 2010 and allows attendees to experience one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Pacific Coast with experienced naturalists and biologists.

    Contact the EAC at (415) 663-9312 or go to http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/ for more information.

  • Saturday, April 29, 11:00 AM

    Details to follow...

  • Sunday, April 30, 6:00 AM

    Details to follow...

May 2017

  • Friday, May 5, 1:30 PM

    The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth and Story

    Our Ancestors write the myths and stories that shape how we see the world.  In the European tradition, most of the allegories for our our minds and hearts were given to us by the Greeks.  Let us remember the myths of Zues, Athena, Aphrodite, Aplollo, Hades Demeter, the tales of Homer and Ovid.  We will consider the uses of myth in art, and follow it into the dark burrows of our subconscious.  Monsters, stupid gods, ravishing women, ravished men, lustful rivers, and impossibilities that could not be more true.

    Instructor: Douglas Kenning, PhD

    Fridays, March 31-May 12, 2017 (no class April 28)

    OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.
     

     

  • Friday, May 12, 1:30 PM

    The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth and Story

    Our Ancestors write the myths and stories that shape how we see the world.  In the European tradition, most of the allegories for our our minds and hearts were given to us by the Greeks.  Let us remember the myths of Zues, Athena, Aphrodite, Aplollo, Hades Demeter, the tales of Homer and Ovid.  We will consider the uses of myth in art, and follow it into the dark burrows of our subconscious.  Monsters, stupid gods, ravishing women, ravished men, lustful rivers, and impossibilities that could not be more true.

    Instructor: Douglas Kenning, PhD

    Fridays, March 31-May 12, 2017 (no class April 14 & April 28)

    OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.
     

     

  • Friday, May 19, 1:30 PM

    The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth and Story

    Our Ancestors write the myths and stories that shape how we see the world.  In the European tradition, most of the allegories for our our minds and hearts were given to us by the Greeks.  Let us remember the myths of Zues, Athena, Aphrodite, Aplollo, Hades Demeter, the tales of Homer and Ovid.  We will consider the uses of myth in art, and follow it into the dark burrows of our subconscious.  Monsters, stupid gods, ravishing women, ravished men, lustful rivers, and impossibilities that could not be more true.

    Instructor: Douglas Kenning, PhD

    Fridays, March 31-May 12, 2017 (no class April 14 & April 28)

    OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.
     

     

December 2017