Upcoming Events

November 2017

  • Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • 11/23/2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
    • 11/24/2017 - 8:30am

    The Dance Palace office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

  • 11/23/2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

    Join the annual celebration of Thanksgiving in West Marin. Co-sponsored by the Dance Palace and the West Marin Community Resource Center. Over 100 volunteers help with cooking, serving, and decorating for this wonderful community celebration. This is a great way to get involved in our community and to celebrate what you are thankful for this year. Call 415-663-8361 to volunteer.

  • 11/24/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    Private event

  • 11/26/2017 - 11:00am to 2:30pm

    WEST MARIN CONTACT JAM

    Sundays, September 24 & October 29 from 11:00 - 1:30 pm; November 26 from 11:00 - 2:30pm. 

    This Contact Dance Improvisation Jam invites participants to explore principles of Contact Improvisation in a beautiful space with welcoming dancers.  

    Jam hosted by Maica Folch, Cory VanGelder and Christine Renaudin. For more information contact Maicaf@earthlink.net

    Sliding scale $12-20

  • 11/28/2017 - 8:00am to 12/11/2017 - 10:00pm

    The Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center is having an online auction with Biddingforgood.com November 28-December 11th.  We have great items including restaurant certificates, thetaer tickets, classes, performances and other unique experiences.  This is an exciting and fun way to help our community center, and at the same time have a chance to bid on and win items. We will be adding new items to our auction everyday.  Check back often to see what's new.

  • 11/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    $150 if paid by Oct 19, $165 after

    West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music, spirituals and a variety of world music. No music experience is needed and you do not need to know how to read music. West Marin Choir began in 2013 in Point Reyes and has grown to two chapters totaling 80 members throughout West Marin.

    West Marin Choir: Harvest & Holiday Season 2017
    Oct. 24 to Dec. 5, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
    (no class Nov. 21, skipping Thanksgiving week)

    Sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org or mail check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, POint Reyes Station, CA 94956

    Director: Debbie Daly

    Call (415)663-1075 or email at mail@soundorchard.org

  • 11/30/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Suggested donation $3 (over 60 years old) / $6 (under 60 years old)

    POINT REYES COMMUNITY LUNCH—HOSTED BY WEST MARIN SENIOR SERVICES
    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 AM on the prior Monday. Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, 415-663-8148, x.104.
     

  • 11/30/2017 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm

    New!

    Point Reyes Children's Choir, Fall 2017 Season 

    Thursdays 3:15-4:45 pm

    September 7-December 7

    Performance on Sun. Dec. 10, 4pm

    A new choir taught by Sarah Cane, who leads singing classes at Inverness School. 

    Singing in a choir is a wonderful way for kids to begin their musical training. There are a multitude of benefits, helping them to develop musically, socially, and intellectually. We will begin to read and write music, and sing in harmony with new friends. Our rehearsals will be part vocal training, part musicianship, part games, part rehearsing pieces, and maybe even a little dancing thrown in. All elementary school ages welcome. Come sing with us!  Contact Debbie Daly at Sound Orchard (415) 663- 5018 for more information and register on-line at soundorchard.com.

     

     
     

December 2017

  • 12/01/2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
    • 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.  

    New this year!  Get your holiday gifts wrapped at the Holiday Crafts Fair.  All proceeds to support Dance Palace Summer Camp.

  • 12/02/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    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.

     New this year!  Get your holiday gifts wrapped at the Holiday Crafts Fair.  All proceeds to support Dance Palace Summer Camp.

  • 12/03/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    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.

    New this year!  Get your holiday gifts wrapped at the Holiday Crafts Fair.  All proceeds to support Dance Palace Summer Camp.

  • 12/05/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    $150 if paid by Oct 19, $165 after

    West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music, spirituals and a variety of world music. No music experience is needed and you do not need to know how to read music. West Marin Choir began in 2013 in Point Reyes and has grown to two chapters totaling 80 members throughout West Marin.

    West Marin Choir: Harvest & Holiday Season 2017
    Oct. 24 to Dec. 5, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
    (no class Nov. 21, skipping Thanksgiving week)

    Sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org or mail check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, POint Reyes Station, CA 94956

    Director: Debbie Daly

    Call (415)663-1075 or email at mail@soundorchard.org

  • 12/07/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Suggested donation $3 (over 60 years old) / $6 (under 60 years old)

    POINT REYES COMMUNITY LUNCH—HOSTED BY WEST MARIN SENIOR SERVICES
    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 AM on the prior Monday. Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, 415-663-8148, x.104.
     

  • 12/07/2017 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm

    New!

    Point Reyes Children's Choir, Fall 2017 Season 

    Thursdays 3:15-4:45 pm

    September 7-December 7

    Performance on Sun. Dec. 10, 4pm

    A new choir taught by Sarah Cane, who leads singing classes at Inverness School. 

    Singing in a choir is a wonderful way for kids to begin their musical training. There are a multitude of benefits, helping them to develop musically, socially, and intellectually. We will begin to read and write music, and sing in harmony with new friends. Our rehearsals will be part vocal training, part musicianship, part games, part rehearsing pieces, and maybe even a little dancing thrown in. All elementary school ages welcome. Come sing with us!  Contact Debbie Daly at Sound Orchard (415) 663- 5018 for more information and register on-line at soundorchard.com.

     

     
     
  • 12/08/2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Regular meeting of the West Marin Fund Convening (formerly West Marin ConFab)

  • 12/10/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
    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.
  • 12/14/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Suggested donation $3 (over 60 years old) / $6 (under 60 years old)

    POINT REYES COMMUNITY LUNCH—HOSTED BY WEST MARIN SENIOR SERVICES
    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 AM on the prior Monday. Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, 415-663-8148, x.104.
     

  • 12/15/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Kids' Musical Theater Presents: The Holiday Extravaganza 

    Tickets are available at the door:

    $10 general, $7 seniors, $5 children

  • 12/16/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    $20 General Admission, $18  Seniors, $5 children and teens

    Conductor Dr. Magen Solomon will lead the audience through Handel’s classic masterpiece. Four professional soloists will help lead each section. Musical scores will
    be provided to the audience so singing along with this great holiday tradition could not be easier.
     
     
    Megan Solomon has been the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995, Dr. Solomon brings a wealth of experience with University, professional and community choirs and many years experience as an innovative teacher and conductor. Under her leadership SFCA (a semi-professional chamber choir specializing in contemporary a cappella choral music) has premiered over 180 choral works, performed at conferences of Chorus America and the American Choral Directors Association, been awarded the ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, and has released three CDs: With Strings Attached (2011), Music Among Friends (2005), and So Gracious Is the Time (1999). The ensemble has collaborated with nationally known instrumental ensembles including The Alexander String Quartet, Veretski Pass, The Whole Noyse, Sonos Handbell Ensemble and others.
  • 12/17/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Kids' Musical Theater Presents: The Holiday Extravaganza

    Tickets $10 general, $7 seniors, $5 children

  • 12/17/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Details to come...

  • 12/19/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • 12/21/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Suggested donation $3 (over 60 years old) / $6 (under 60 years old)

    POINT REYES COMMUNITY LUNCH—HOSTED BY WEST MARIN SENIOR SERVICES
    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 AM on the prior Monday. Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, 415-663-8148, x.104.
     

  • 12/21/2017 - 12:30pm to 7:00pm
    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
  • 12/24/2017 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm
    COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING & CAROLS SERVICE
     
    Sunday, December 24th 5:15 PM
     
    Celebrate Christmas Eve with the singing of Christmas carols interspersed with the telling of the Christmas story, time to meditate on the universal meaning of Christmas, and concluding with the lighting of Christmas candles and singing "Joy to the World!"
     
    All Are Welcome! 
     
    Prelude music begins at 5:15 PM
     
    Service begins at 5:30, concludes at 6:45 PM
  • 12/28/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Suggested donation $3 (over 60 years old) / $6 (under 60 years old)

    POINT REYES COMMUNITY LUNCH—HOSTED BY WEST MARIN SENIOR SERVICES
    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 AM on the prior Monday. Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, 415-663-8148, x.104.
     

January 2018

  • 01/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
    Pizza began as a poor food, a food of the people. It's a symbol of "arrangiarsi," the art of making something out of nothing. And in Naples you taste the spirit and creativity of arrangiarsi in every bite.
     
    This film is a tribute to pizza, to Napoli, pizza's birthplace, and to the spirit of arrangiarsi. It looks at the little-known history and conditions of Naples that created arrangiarsi (and pizza), exploring why the city that was the third most industrialized and opulent city in Europe 150 years ago has become what it is today—a still beautiful and vibrant, yet chaotic and sometimes very troubled city of contradictions.
     
    The film explores the historical reasons why Italy’s South is the country’s poorest and often overlooked region. Among the many glorious people interviewed in this film is Pino Aprile, author of Terroni, a phenomenal book on the history that formed the social and political climate of Italy today.
     
    The Napolitani are known as the masters of arrangiarsi (broadly speaking, the art of arranging yourself), of which pizza is an example. It's the art of making something out of nothing, the art of getting by, the art of overcoming obstacles, and, especially if you live in Naples, the art of living.
     
    Through the metaphor of pizza, the film explores arrangiarsi, with footage of street musicians, actors, artists, and myself, the filmmaker, who "arranged" the entire making of the film—bartering, living in a tent in Naples and in a VW camper van for 5 years in order to make and "live" the film.
     
    So many beautiful things in our world have come from arrangiarsi. I’ve learned that to arrange oneself, one needs to trust in life, in oneself, and in others. Because we are interdependent, I believe that successfully “arranging” oneself requires staying open to the Universe, and trusting that it is ultimately friendly. I believe in this film with all my heart and have put everything into it—with tons of support and guidance from friends, family, and the Universe.
     
    Don't worry. The film does explore the art of pizza. I have filmed at many pizzerias, the Caputo flour factory, a San Marzano tomato farm, Italy's only organic buffalo mozzarella farm, and the olive harvest in Chianti.
     
    Mangiamo! 
     
    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 6:00pm screening, followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Matteo Troncone
  • 01/07/2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

    Tickets: $25 Patron tickets are $50.  Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

    An afternoon of wonderful entertainment starring
     
    NOAH GRIFFIN AND TERRY TIMBERLAKE
    THE DUKE ELLINGTON SONGBOOK
     
    2 p.m., Sunday, January 7
     
    Enjoy such Ellington classics like:
    Satin Doll, I Got it Bad and that Ain’t Good, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady,  Don’t Get Around Much any More,  and many more great hits...
     
    Tickets: General Admission, $25; Patron $50 (Call the office for more information about Patron tickets at 663-1075)
     
    Credit card sales:  Visa and Mastercard accepted.
  • 01/12/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 01/14/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Details to come...

  • 01/19/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 01/20/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Original jazz composer and pianist Eric Muhler returns to the Dance Palace for another amazing performance.

  • 01/26/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 01/28/2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
    • 02/25/2018 - 11:00am
    • 03/25/2018 - 11:00am
    WEST MARIN CONTACT JAM
    Sundays from 11:00 - 1:30 pm; January 28, February 25 & March 25 
    This Contact Dance Improvisation Jam invites participants to explore principles of Contact Improvisation in a beautiful space with welcoming dancers.
     
    Jam is hosted by Maica Folch and Christine Renaudin.  Questions? maicaf@earthlink.net or WMCIJAM@gmail.com.
    $12-$20 sliding scale
     
  • 01/28/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    The purpose of “West Marin Standing Together” is to speak out and take action on behalf of the planet, the environment, of economic and social justice, and of the democratic traditions of our country. We welcome all our neighbors who want to be part of a community effort to share information about local, state, national and global issues and events, and to plan and carry out strategically effective collective actions.

  • 01/28/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Details to come...

  • 01/30/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Students are introduced to some of the most popular and rare Native American dances. Origins and meanings of each dance will be discussed. Native dancing and music represent a beautiful expression of Native American heritage. Through the singing, dancing, drumming, and colorful regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of humanity are reenacted. Although many of the dances are social, they are also steeped in spiritual significance. 
     
    Part of the 2017-2018 Performances for the Schools Series
     
    Tuesday, January 20, 2018
    10:00am-Suitable for all grades
    11:00am-Includes interactive workshop following performance and 15 minute intermission; suitable for grades 5-8
     
    $4 per child

February 2018

  • 02/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 02/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 02/10/2018 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm

    Details to follow...

  • 02/16/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 02/16/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    A fundraiser for the Dance Palace by the Inverness Garden Club.

  • 02/21/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    details to come...

  • 02/23/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 02/24/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Free income tax assistance for low-income West Marin residents; coordinated by AARP Tax-Aide and West Marin Community Resource Center.
     
    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Please call 663-8361 for appointments.
  • 02/24/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Details to come...

  • 02/25/2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
    WEST MARIN CONTACT JAM
    Sundays from 11:00 - 1:30 pm; January 28, February 25 & March 25 
    This Contact Dance Improvisation Jam invites participants to explore principles of Contact Improvisation in a beautiful space with welcoming dancers.
     
    Jam is hosted by Maica Folch and Christine Renaudin.  Questions? maicaf@earthlink.net or WMCIJAM@gmail.com.
    $12-$20 sliding scale
     
  • 02/25/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

    Details to come...

March 2018

  • 03/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • 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.
  • 03/04/2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

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  • 03/16/2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

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  • 03/17/2018 - 8:00am to 10:00pm

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  • 03/18/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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  • 03/20/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Students are introduced the amazing music, dance and art of Flamenco. Born from the communities of Andalucia, Spain, students experience different palos, or rhythms, of songs and dance from this vibrant living tradition. Although today many of the dances are performed socially or in theatrical arenas, these forms are also steeped in deep cultural and spiritual significance, inspiring students in learning about new and diverse art traditions from around the world.  
     
    Part of the 2017-2018 Performances for the Schools Series
     
    Tuesday, January 20, 2018
    10:00am-Suitable for all grades
    11:00am-Includes interactive workshop following performance and 15 minute intermission; suitable for grades 5-8
     
    $4 per child
  • 03/25/2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
    WEST MARIN CONTACT JAM
    Sundays from 11:00 - 1:30 pm; January 28, February 25 & March 25 
    This Contact Dance Improvisation Jam invites participants to explore principles of Contact Improvisation in a beautiful space with welcoming dancers.
     
    Jam is hosted by Maica Folch and Christine Renaudin.  Questions? maicaf@earthlink.net or WMCIJAM@gmail.com.
    $12-$20 sliding scale
     
  • 03/30/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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  • 03/31/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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  • 12/15/2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    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.