Festivals & Workshops

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
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    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.
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     

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
    • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm
    • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm
    Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South (8 week class)
    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.
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 01/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Name: West Marin Choir Winter Season
    Dates: Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
    Space: Church
     
    Description: 
    West Marin's community choir sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, folk music, gospel songs and more. All voices are welcome, whether you're a novice seeking the support of others to stay in tune, or an experienced singer ready to lead others and sing a solo. Make-up sessions are available in Stinson Beach on Mondays. This session is directed by Tim Weed, a dynamic musician and group singing leader.
     
    Registration and More Info:
    Dues are $144 if paid by Jan. 25, $160 after. Hear the music, learn more and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org, or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Questions? Call 415-663-5018 or email mail@soundorchard.org.
     
  • 03/17/2018 - 8:00am
    2018 Geography of Hope Conference:
    Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times
     
    The 2018 Geography of Hope Conference explores the theme of “Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times” on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18. During these fraught days of political upheaval, social turmoil, and environmental assaults, the gathering explores ways to build emotional and spiritual resilience, using nature as a touchstone. 
     
    Conference headliners: Peter Forbes, educator, writer, and cross-cultural facilitator whose work is influential in the fields of leadership development, conservation, and social justice. He is a vice-president at the Trust for Public Land, and founder of the Center for Whole Communities; Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting-edge network that celebrates and inspires African-American connections and leadership in nature; and Caleen Sisk, the Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, who practice their traditional culture and ceremonies in their territory along the McCloud River watershed in Northern California. The presenters  will share their experience and perspectives on ways to find hope, healing, and strength in a troubled world during facilitated panel discussions on Saturday. Attendees will have opportunities to exchange ideas, write and reflect.  
     
     
    Rue Mapp: Rue Mapp is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national nonprofit organization with offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. Rue oversees a carefully selected and trained national volunteer leadership team of 62 men and women who represent 26 states around the US, and shares opportunities to build a broader community and leadership in nature. From its grassroots beginning, Outdoor Afro now enjoys national sponsorship and is recognized by major organizations for its role in addressing the ongoing need for greater diversity in the outdoors.
     
    Rue’s work has also been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions, including: The Root 100 as one of the most influential African Americans in the country (2012 and 2016), Outdoor Industry Inspiration Award, National Wildlife Federation Communication award (received alongside President Bill Clinton) and Family Circle Magazine selected Rue as one of America’s 20 Most Influential Moms. She is proud to serve on the Outdoor Industry Association board. In 2014, Rue was appointed to the California State Parks Commission by Governor Jerry Brown.
  • 03/30/2018 - 7:00pm
    Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival Presents
    A Special Curation of Award Winning Short Films
    ~Best of the 3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival~
     
    Film Line Up:
    "Charlie"
    Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.
    Documentary ~ 13 minutes
     
    "Fantassut/Rain on the Borders"
    11,000 refugees have been stranded for months in the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/Macedonian border. This short documentary is a glimpse of their lives in a forgotten twilight zone, as they wait for the European borders to open.
    Documentary ~ 15 minutes
     
    "Laps"
    On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.
    Narrative ~ 6 minutes
     
    "Anna"
    It's a hot summer's day, and for the first time in years Anna, the sewing workshop worker, unexpectedly finds herself alone, without her son. She sets out for a free night, roaming the streets of her small desert town, looking for a man who can touch her, even just for one brief moment.
    Narrative ~ 24 minutes
     
    "The Sugaring Off"
    Bernard is an austere man whose sold occupation is to care for his beloved Line, who is very ill. Their son organizes a sugaring off party that forces Bernard to reconnect with the exhilaration of spring.
    Narrative ~ 14:57 minutes
     
    And More TBA!
     
    Tickets: $10 suggested donation at the door
     
    ​More information at www.wanderingreel.org

November 2018