Upcoming Events

February 2017

  • The Dance Palace office is closed on Monday, February 20th in honor of President's Day.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    January 31 - March 14

    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session on March 14 is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    Pickleball at the Dance Palace.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Regular meeting of the West Marin Fund ConFab, with guest speaker Supervisor Dennis Rodoni.

  • Thursday, February 23, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Thursday, February 23, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    West Marin Senior Services Medicare Presentations will present several topics.  They are:

    02/23/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    05/18/17: Understanding of Medicare

    08/17/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    10/26/17: Changes/Choices

     

  • Thursday, February 23, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    WEST MARIN VILLAGES COMMUNITY FORUM: COMMUNITY LIFE AND TOURISM

    Thursday, February 23 : 6:00 social 6:30 Forum

     

    Hosted by the Point Reyes Village Association

    The Program Features:

    State Senator Mike McGuire and his Town Hall Team

    Supervisor Dennis Rodoni and his Marin County Team

    PRNSS Chief of Interpretation John Dell’Osso

     

    If you are a villager in any of the Marin coastal villages - from Muir Beach

    in the south to Tomales in the north, this community forum is for you.

     

    Our village associations are the closest thing we have to local governance, working closely with county government to protect our community life.  Each village has a Community Plan, developed with local residents in collaboration with our county government, that spells out the village’s core values which define each vital community.  The Community Plan is incorporated into the Countywide Plan, also called the general plan. This is the document that guides conservation and development activities. As Marin’s Countywide Plan says, "While [California law] establishes specific requirements for the contents of the general plan, within that framework each community has the latitude to design its own future."

     

    Come and meet folks who are struggling with the same challenges in

    other villages and learn from them. Share ideas.  Build alliances. Question

    our government representatives about what they can do to help us preserve

    our community life.

     

    This is participatory democracy in action. Come. Participate.

  • Friday, February 24, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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, February 24, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    See what happens when a community comes together to create housing and economic opportunity. Filmmakers Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman http://openstudioproductions.com/
    with CLAM and Main Street Moms providing Soup & Solutions - come sup with us, Friday February 24 at 6 pm at the Dance Palace. FREE EVENT. Discussion with CLAM and filmmakers following the film.
    Cosponsored by Mainstreet Moms and Black Mountain Circle

  • Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Free income tax assistance by IRS-certified tax preparers for low-income West Marin residents; coordinated by AARP Tax-Aide and West Marin Community Resource Center.

    Please call 663-8361 for appointments.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    January 31 - March 14

    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session on March 14 is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

March 2017

  • Thursday, March 2, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, March 3, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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)

  • Saturday, March 4, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Reception for artist Laurie Curtis.  Laurie Curtis' work is on display 2/24 -3/29

  • Tuesday, March 7, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    Details to follow...

  • Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    January 31 - March 14

    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session on March 14 is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

  • Thursday, March 9, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, March 11, 5:00 PM

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be on the waiting list if tickets become available please contact Danielle Fogel at danielle@dancepalace.org. 

    The Dance Palace is hosting a very special event, the 2nd Annual Community Awards Banquet, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. This year we are delighted to honor Joyce Goldfield, volunteer extraordinaire and founder of Halleck Creek Ranch, and Michael Mery, non-profit leader and community activist. This promises to be a lively evening with an hors d’oeuvres reception and catered dinner, followed by entertainment, a festive auction and the awards ceremony. This has become an annual tradition honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our community. 

    Sponsorship opportunities available now. (Individual tickets available January 17, 2017) Contact Danielle Fogel at (415) 663-1075 x 101 or danielle@dancepalace.org for more information.

     

  • Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, March 14, 11:00 AM

    As you might guess from the title, all of the characters will be portrayed as dogs, except for one cat....the fairy godmouser!  "Cinderella Gone To The Dogs" will delight audiences with its zany humor, clever songs, and heartfelt sentiment.  Join Cinderella as she goes from life in the doghouse to being "Best In Show" at the Bow Wow Ball. All the characters in the story are dogs except for the fairy godmother who is a cat!   Recommended for grades K-4.

    $4

  • Thursday, March 16, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, March 17, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • 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.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 AM to 9:00 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

  • Thursday, March 23, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, March 25, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Details to come...

  • Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, March 30, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, March 31, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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 1, 7:00 PM

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.  Selections will include Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky.  FREE admission.

  • Sunday, April 2, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Dance Palace Volunteer Brunch...

  • Sunday, April 2, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    details to come...

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 6, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Thursday, April 6, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Thursday, April 20, 1:30 PM

    Advance Directive Workshops presented by West Marin Senior Services.

    April 6, Introduction & discussions about advance directives

    April 20, Signing & execution of directives

    Call (415) 663-8148 for more information

     

  • Friday, April 7, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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 19, 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.
     

     

  • Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 13, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, April 15, 2:00 PM to 4:00 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

  • Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 20, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, April 21, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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.
     

     

  • Saturday, April 22, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Details to come!

  • Sunday, April 23, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    The Recycle Circus is coming! The following are accepted items: books, electronics, sports equipment, clothes kitchen and garden supplies, and household items in useable condition.  No toxins, car tires, large appliances, stuffed furniture, or mattresses.  Please bring your items from 10 AM-2PM only. The Recycle Circus is brought to you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now.  To volunteer, contact, contact Madeline at 415-663-9087. 

  • Sunday, April 23, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community! Come to 10x10 PerformanceLab!  At this experimental variety show & performance lab, up to 10 artists perform for up to 10 minutes each.  You never know what you'll see.  It's a place to do brave work and take risks.  The audience is encouraged to stick around after the show to give feedback to the performers.
     

    CALL FOR ARTISTS:  We are looking for artists of all ages.  To sign up for a slot, please visit 10x10performace lab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab.com  

    October 23, 2016; January 22, 2017; April 23, 2017; July 23: 2017 and October 22, 2017, 7 PM, $10 at the door.

     

  • Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 27, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Details to come...

  • Friday, April 28, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • 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 to 8:00 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 to 10:00 PM

    Details to follow...

  • Sunday, April 30, 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Details to follow...

May 2017

  • Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, May 4, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, May 5, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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.
     

     

  • Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Tuesdays, March 28 - May 9, 7:00-8:30
    Common Voice Community Choir
    Common Voice is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world. We sing a cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals, African group songs and chants, and other world music. All voices are welcome, and absolutely no music or singing experience is required. The Stinson Beach chapter meets on Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm and the Point Reyes chapter meets Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. The groups work in sync, and make-up sessions are available at the other chapter on the same week. The final session is a Friends & Family Choir Night where we invite others to hear what we've created together. Get more info and sign up at www.commonvoicechoir.org or mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Dues: $175 early bird before March 22, $200 after.
    Sliding scale scholarships available – visit www.commonvoicechoir.org for info.

     

     

  • Thursday, May 11, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, May 12, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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 12, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    Kids Musical Theater performance

  • Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    Kids Musical Theater performance

  • Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, May 18, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Thursday, May 18, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    West Marin Senior Services Medicare Presentations will present several topics.  They are:

    02/23/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    05/18/17: Understanding of Medicare

    08/17/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    10/26/17: Changes/Choices

  • Friday, May 19, 1:30 PM to 3:15 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, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    East•Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class
    Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef.

    Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s
    hands fast—very fast. She can slice and dice anything
    you throw at her with great speed and precision. Forced to
    give up her fruit-vending cart in order to find a more secure
    job, Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local
    Japanese restaurant. It is there she discovers a new
    friendship and a whole new world of cuisine and culture,
    far-removed from everything she has ever known.

    While working in the restaurant’s kitchen, Juana secretly
    observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to
    make a multitude of sushi. Her creativity sparked, Juana’s
    re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from
    her job and her life.

    Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is
    unable to because she is the “wrong” race and gender.
    Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery,
    determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving
    her dream.

  • Sunday, May 21, 12:00 PM

    THE ALBANY JAZZ BIG BAND under the guidance of Musical Director and Conductor, Bob Levenson, presents a clear, swinging, and modern big band sound. This year’s performance at the Dance Palace will be the seventh annual dance concert and picnic. The band plays regularly at other community events—all around the East Bay. The musicians mostly hail from the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito corridor. Repertoire consists of classic big band swing by the great bandleaders and arrangers; blues, bossa nova and latin, bebop and post bebop music of the 60’s and later.  The band plays great danceable music, and features fine local jazz vocalists and instrumental soloists.

June 2017

  • Sunday, June 11, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

  • Sunday, June 18, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, June 25, 7:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

July 2017

  • Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, July 23, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community! Come to 10x10 PerformanceLab!  At this experimental variety show & performance lab, up to 10 artists perform for up to 10 minutes each.  You never know what you'll see.  It's a place to do brave work and take risks.  The audience is encouraged to stick around after the show to give feedback to the performers.

    CALL FOR ARTISTS:  We are looking for artists of all ages.  To sign up for a slot, please visit 10x10performace lab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab.com  

    October 23, 2016; January 22, 2017; April 23, 2017; July 23: 2017 and October 22, 2017, 7 PM, $10 at the door.

     

August 2017

  • Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, August 17, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    West Marin Senior Services Medicare Presentations will present several topics.  They are:

    02/23/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    05/18/17: Understanding of Medicare

    08/17/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    10/26/17: Changes/Choices

September 2017

October 2017

  • Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, October 22, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
     
    Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community! Come to 10x10 PerformanceLab!  At this experimental variety show & performance lab, up to 10 artists perform for up to 10 minutes each.  You never know what you'll see.  It's a place to do brave work and take risks.  The audience is encouraged to stick around after the show to give feedback to the performers.

    CALL FOR ARTISTS:  We are looking for artists of all ages.  To sign up for a slot, please visit 10x10performace lab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab.com  

    October 23, 2016; January 22, 2017; April 23, 2017; July 23: 2017 and October 22, 2017, 7 PM, $10 at the door.

     

  • Thursday, October 26, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    West Marin Senior Services Medicare Presentations will present several topics.  They are:

    02/23/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    05/18/17: Understanding of Medicare

    08/17/17: Fundamentals of Medicare

    10/26/17: Changes/Choices

November 2017

  • Sunday, November 5, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Marin Chamber Players perform the masters of the late 20th century classical music:  Stockhausen, Messaien, Kagel, HK Gruber and Judith Weir.

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers performed by the Music from Marin Chamber Players.

    Sunday, November 5 at 7:00pm - FREE admission

  • Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

December 2017

  • Sunday, December 17, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that has been a definive 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.

  • Tuesday, December 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, December 21, 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Many local families depend on this program to truly enjoy the holiday season. This program serves families, seniors, and others who cannot afford gifts and food during the holiday season. With community support and local partner organizations, West Marin Community Resources served 88 families and seniors last year (with over 200 children).
     
    For more information contact 415-663-8361, or info@westmarincommynityservices.org