Festivals & Workshops

October 2017

  • 09/22/2017 - 1:30pm

    Courtroom Dramas in the Movies and Theater, Part VII

    Abortion in Roe v Wade, sexual harassment in the confirmation of Clarence Thomas (Anita Hill), the Anthony Weiner case, and women’s suffrage will be explored.  The D. C. Stephenson trial and the Leo Frank Trial involving the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s will be dissected. We will examine trials at sea in Melville's “Billy Budd” and the “Mutiny on the Bounty Court-Martial” and enjoy the Tracy and Hepburn attorney characters in "Adam's Rib."

     

     

    Oak Dowling, JD is a retired attorney with 43 years of practice, including 31 years in San Rafael. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School and a native of Chicago. He has lived in Marin County for over 40 years and for over 24 years he has been a part-time instructor of Law at College of Marin. In his Law classes, he has used courtroom drama to demonstrate legal principles. As an avocation, he has performed in theater in Marin and San Francisco over the last 15 years.

     

     

    Fridays, September 22 – November 3, 2017 (no class on October 6)

    1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

November 2017

  • 09/22/2017 - 1:30pm

    Courtroom Dramas in the Movies and Theater, Part VII

    Abortion in Roe v Wade, sexual harassment in the confirmation of Clarence Thomas (Anita Hill), the Anthony Weiner case, and women’s suffrage will be explored.  The D. C. Stephenson trial and the Leo Frank Trial involving the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s will be dissected. We will examine trials at sea in Melville's “Billy Budd” and the “Mutiny on the Bounty Court-Martial” and enjoy the Tracy and Hepburn attorney characters in "Adam's Rib."

     

     

    Oak Dowling, JD is a retired attorney with 43 years of practice, including 31 years in San Rafael. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School and a native of Chicago. He has lived in Marin County for over 40 years and for over 24 years he has been a part-time instructor of Law at College of Marin. In his Law classes, he has used courtroom drama to demonstrate legal principles. As an avocation, he has performed in theater in Marin and San Francisco over the last 15 years.

     

     

    Fridays, September 22 – November 3, 2017 (no class on October 6)

    1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

  • 11/09/2017 - 1:00pm

    West Marin Senior Services and the Alzheimer's Association present two workshops in Pt. Reyes Station on Thursday, November 9th.  Shannon Speaker  addresses  “Healthy Habits for your Brain & Body” and “Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors”.  Both topics are designed for interested members of the community along with local Healthcare partners

    Healthy Habits for Your Brain & Body will be held at the Dance Palace Main Hall from 1:00 – 2:00
    Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors will be presented at Stockstill House 12051 CA-1 from 3:00 to 4:00.
    For more information, contact Mark Solomons at 663-8148 x103 or mark@wmss.org
  • 11/11/2017 - 9:30am
    Fibershed hosts an annual Wool Symposium for a sold out crowd each year in mid-November. The event functions to cross pollinate urban and rural communities by bringing together designers, farmers, ecologists, scientists and the general public to hear about topics that range from place-based breeding practices to designer & farmer clothing collaborations. The event includes a marketplace and free demonstrations to the public on sheep shearing, spinning, weaving and natural dyeing.  For more information go to fibershed.org or email fibershed@gmail.com.

December 2017

  • 12/01/2017 - 4:00pm
    • 12/02/2017 - 10:00am
    • 12/03/2017 - 10:00am

    FREE ADMISSION.

    This favorite celebration of locals and visitors alike starts on Friday night following the tree lighting ceremony. The annual holiday fair features over 40 West Marin Artisans offering unique and treasured holiday gifts including pottery, toys,  jams, clothing, jewelry, and more.  Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

  • 12/02/2017 - 10:00am

    This favorite celebration of locals and visitors alike starts on Friday night following the tree lighting ceremony. The annual holiday fair features over 40 West Marin Artisans offering unique and treasured holiday gifts including pottery, toys,  jams, clothing, jewelry, and more. Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

  • 12/03/2017 - 10:00am

    This favorite celebration of locals and visitors alike starts on Friday night following the tree lighting ceremony. The annual holiday fair features over 40 West Marin Artisans offering unique and treasured holiday gifts including pottery, toys,  jams, clothing, jewelry, and more. Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

  • 12/10/2017 - 4:00pm
    Sound Orchard Choir Fest
    Sun. Dec. 10, 4pm
     
    West Marin Choir showcases its three community choirs in this year-end gala. With chapters in Point Reyes and Stinson Beach, plus the new Point Reyes Children's Choir which will be making its debut performance. The choirs will sing the joyful harmony songs they've been working on this fall and will invite the audience to join for a festive singalong of holiday songs for all traditions. Refreshments available. This heartwarming community event highlights the best of the local spirit of West Marin, with proceeds benefitting Sound Orchard, a nonprofit with a mission to build community through music. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of event. Tickets and info at www.soundorchard.org.

January 2018

  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.

February 2018

  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.

March 2018

  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
    Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
     
     
    Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.
  • 03/17/2018 - 8:00am

    Details to come.

November 2018