Near Miss:The Survival of a Shark Man

An unforgettable evening of live storytelling and a film screening of Near Miss. This short documentary film, produced and shot entirely in the ocean waters off Point Reyes, is a poetic story about an urchin diver who is at peace with the incredible risks that he takes. Local diver Ron Elliott has been diving at the Farallon Islands for decades. He has filmed some of the most spectacular encounters with great white sharks that have every been recorded.
This very special event will begin with live storytelling by the great Ane Carla Rovetta and other storytelling guests. The film will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the filmmakers, West Marin locals Josh Berry (director) and Ron Elliott (underwater cinematographer).   
Doors open at 6:30pm. 
Show begins at 7pm.
More information at nearmissfilm.com   Location: Main Hall

 

Contribution of Love: A Conversation Regarding the Spiritual Practices of Psychics, Mediums and Spiritual Healers

Contribution of Love: A Conversation Regarding the Spiritual Practices of Psychics, Mediums, and Spiritual Healers   Have you ever wondered what is the difference between Psychics and Mediums? Been curious about what are Soul Contracts and Soul Families? Have you had a metaphysical experience and wished you had someone to talk about it? If so, come by the Dance Palace Church on Saturday April 20th from 1-3pm and let’s start the conversation.   In my spiritual work as a Psychic, Medium, and Healer I often have clients with many questions about their personal spiritual experiences and how spirit matters work in general.  So in being of service to my community, I am offering a free (donations happily accepted) two hour informational session including: -a brief presentation of my spiritual journey  -a question and answer session of general metaphysical questions -a billets session answering personal questions*.    We will also have a raffle ($5 donation per ticket) to win a private one hour message session with me (in person, via phone, or Skype depending on your location).   For more information about me, my experience, and client testimonials please visit: www.sunflowerhealingarts.com   I look forward to seeing you!   *Billets session: When you arrive, you can fill out a slip of paper with a personal identifier on one side (your name, your initials, numbers, or a drawing) and one personal question regarding Career, Relationships (Love & Family), Finances/Job/Material World, Health, or Personal Life/Spiritual Growth. All billets will be placed in a basket and I will and provide answers to some of them as time permits.   **By attending the event you agree to the disclaimer and policies on the www.sunflowerhealingarts.com website as well as a release of your image and/or voice in audio recordings, video recordings, and/or still photographs.

Private Training

Private Training

Location: Church

EAC Birding & Nature Festival 2019

Over the three day weekend attendees choose from 50+ educational field outings and classroom-based events based in Marin and Sonoma counties, and focused on birds, wildlife, plants and marine life + hiking, biking, kayaking, art and field photography, and led by some of the Bay Area’s award-winning naturalists and birders. The festival engages birders, artists, and nature lovers by providing quality birding and nature experiences and workshops. https://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/about-festival

Location: Main Hall, Church, Kitchen

EAC Birding & Nature Festival 2019

Over the three day weekend over 360+ attendees choose from 50+ educational field outings and classroom-based events focused on birds, wildlife, plants and marine life + hiking, biking, kayaking, art and field photography, and led by some of the Bay Area’s award-winning naturalists and birders. The festival is able to feature unique events open to a variety of ages and experience levels. Top events include field hikes featuring highlighting birds, raptors, birding-by-ear, birding-by-habitat, wildflower and native grasses walks, and dragonflies experiences, marine mammal discoveries, tule elk excursions to the outer point, and wildlife photography. Additionally, the festival features Friday and Saturday evening programs with keynote speakers to for adults to meet, mingle, eat, drink and enjoy keynote presentations by top biologists and naturalists!

Location: Main Hall, Kitchen, Hall

Pam Houston reads from her new memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country – Presented by Point Reyes Books

Pam Houston returns to Point Reyes to read from her new collection of essays on personal and environmental themes, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country.   "Deep Creek is a love letter to earth, animals, and the best of humanity. Pam Houston has taken our heartache and woven it back into hope. Her stories of love, loss, and a life lived in a relationship to land give us good reasons not to give up on ourselves or each other. This is the book we need right now to remind us how to endure--passionately. An unstoppable heart song." - Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Misfit's Manifesto About Deep Creek:   On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.   In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief...to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."   Location: Main

10 x 10 Performance Labs 2019

Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community!  Come to 10x10 Performance Lab!  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 10x10performancelab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab@gmail.com   7:00pm, $10 at the door   Location: Church

West Marin Choir – Spring 2019 Session

¡Cantemos Juntos! Sing Everyone!   This spring join our bilingual community chorus to sing uplifting songs in Spanish with beautiful group harmony. We will learn traditional folk songs and modern songs from Latin America. All voices are welcome, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced singer, English speaker or Spanish speaker. This group will perform at the Western Weekend Saturday Fiesta on June 1.   April 30 to June 1, 2019   Rehearsals Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 on Apr. 30 & May 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Dance Palace   There’s also a Stinson Beach group that meets on Mondays – info at cantemos.soundorchard.org   Special Rehearsal & Potluck – Fri. May 31, 6:00-8:30 at Point Reyes Presbyterian   Performance – Western Weekend Saturday Fiesta at Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes on June 1, 4pm rehearsal, 5:30 pm performance   Registration Regular dues: $150 if paid by April 25, $175 after    Special rate for Latino singers: $25 if paid by May 25, $30 after    Scholarships available for low-income singers.   Kids are welcome.   Sign up and get more info at cantemos.soundorchard.org or call 415-663-5018. You can also mail a check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Hablamos español con email a cantemos@soundorchard.org.   ••••••••••   Presenters The chorus is co-directed by Jacob Leyva & Tim Weed.   Jacob Leyva was born in Mexico City but grew up traveling around Mexico. His parents are musicians who influenced him from an early age with their love of Latin music. A singer and guitarist, he has an affinity for Cuban, Chilean and Mexican music from Vera Cruz.   Tim Weed became immersed in the music of Sonora, Mexico while living in Tucson, Arizona and spending time with the Ronstadt family. He’s a lifetime professional musician and the creative director of West Marin Choir.   Sponsored by Sound Orchard and Marin Community Service Fund. More info at www.soundorchard.org.   •••••••••••   ¡Cantemos Juntos!   Esta primavera, únase a una coro bilingüe para cantar canciones edificantes en español con una hermosa armonía grupal. Aprenderemos canciones populares tradicionales y canciones modernas de América Latina. Todas las voces son bienvenidas, ya sea un principiante o un cantante experimentado. Este grupo actuará en el Western Weekend Saturday Fiesta el 1 de junio.   30 de abril–1 de junio   Ensayos martes 7:00-8:30 el 30 de abril y 7, 14, 21 y 28 de mayo en el Dance Palace.   También hay un grupo de Stinson Beach que se reúne los lunes- información en cantemos.soundorchard.org   Ensayo especial y Cena – Viernes, 31 de mayo, 6: 00-8: 30 ensayo final con “potluck” en Point Reyes   Actuación – Western Weekend Saturday Fiesta en Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes.  Primero de junio, ensayo a las 4pm, actuación a las 5:30 pm   Registrate Cuotas regulares: $150 si se pagan antes del 25 de abril, $175 después.    Tarifa especial para cantantes latinos: $25 si se paga antes del 25 de mayo, $30 después.    Hay becas disponibles para cantantes de bajos ingresos.   Los niños son bienvenidos.   Pára inscribirse y obtener más información, visite cantemos.soundorchard.org o llamada 415-663-5018. Regístrese en línea o envíe un cheque a Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Pt Reyes, CA 94956. Hablamos español con email a cantemos@soundorchard.org.   ••••••••••   Líderes de coro El coro es co-dirigido por Jacob Leyva y Tim Weed.   Jacob Leyva nació en la Ciudad de México pero creció viajando por todo el país de México. Sus padres son músicos que lo influenciaron desde muy temprana edad con su amor por la música latina. Cantante y guitarrista, tiene afinidad por la música cubana, chilena y mexicana de Veracruz.   Tim Weed se sumergió en la música de Sonora, México, mientras vivía en Tucson, Arizona y pasaba tiempo con la familia Ronstadt. Es un músico profesional de toda la vida y el director creativo de West Marin Choir.   Patrocinado por Sound Orchard y Marin Community Service Fund.  Más en www.soundorchard.org. Location: Church

12 x 12 Art Show & Silent Auction

The Dance Palace Art Committee proudly announces the 5th Annual 12 x 12 Art Show and Silent Auction happening in the lobby of the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center from May 1st through Sunday, May 12th.   Bid on works donated from over 30 local Marin artists including Lorraine Almeida, Chuck Eckart, Ann Gessert, Carlos Porrata and Wendy Schwartz. Each art piece is approximately 12 inches square. Bidding begins on May 1st and concludes at 4 PM on Sunday, May 12th during the Mother's Day Tea Dance featuring the Albany Jazz Band. 

An Evening with Storyteller Martin Shaw, presented by Black Mountain Circle

Martin Shaw brings myths and stories to rouse beauty in troubled times, and introduces his new book, The Night Wages. In troubled times it can be easy to fall into either despair or numbness. Traditionally it was the role of the storyteller to rouse awareness of beauty and vocation in such moments, and attend to the grace. Martin brings myths that remind us of love, grief and the mysteries—provoking our humanity. He will also talk about his new book, The Night Wages, a rumination on the vitality of ancient stories in modern times.  

Martin Shaw is a mythologist, author and wilderness rites-of-passage guide. A prominent teacher of myth, he devised and led the Oral Tradition and Living Myth courses at Stanford University and is a fellow of Schumacher College in the United Kingdom. Author of the award winning Mythteller trilogy, his new books for 2019 include, The Night Wages, Courting the Dawn: Poems of Lorca (with Stephan Harding) and Life Cycle, a long essay and conversation with Ai Wei Wei on myth and migration.  Cost $25 

Location:  Main Hall

Moving with Change Workshop with Sharon Weil

Moving with Change

a Continuum, Fluid movement approach to greater vitality

with Sharon Weil

The body is a portal, more mutable than we know, through which change and restoration can occur.  As humans we are comprised primarily of water; that water is the agent of change within our bodies and our world.  when we move like water, we invoke its transformational qualities, and participate with its bio-intelligence. By activitating the fluids in the tissues of the body through simple breath, sound, and gentle movements designed to unwind the constraints of the body and the entire being, we can become more adaptable, vital and juicy. We come to feel timeless as well as ageless, aligning our nature with all of nature.

Early registration by April 15: $85 / $100 after or at the door.  Paypal sharonweilauthor@gmail.com to register.

Location: Church

CLAM Gathering & Celebration

You're invited! CLAM Gathering and Celebration. 

Come for conversation - plus Coast Guard Neighborhood update 

Stay for the celebration with food.  Music and dancing with Jacob Leyva and Los Padres

RSVP to CLAM at info@clam-ptreyes.orgor (415) 663-1005

Acompanenos en la conversacion y ademas: actualizacion del vecinidario de la Coast Guard

Quedese para la celebracion: comida, musica - con Jacob Levya y Los Padres - y el baile

Reserve su espacio en info@clam-ptreyes.orgo llamando (415) 663-1005

Location: Main Hall

Mother’s Day Tea Dance With The Albany Jazz Band

Join us at the Dance Palace for a very special Mother's Day Tea Dance featuring an outstanding performance by The Albany Jazz Band.  This free event, with suggested donation requested, coincides with the closing reception for the 12 x 12 art show and silent auction.  Enjoy delicious refreshments, bid on art from over 40 local artists and dance to the delightful sounds of The Albany Jazz Band's 26 member ensemble.   LOCATION: Main Hall, Lobby

Parent & Child Yoga, presented by Marin County Free Library

Join us for a morning of yoga, balance, and meditation for the smallest yogis. Katie Jay, Local seasoned yoga instructor will leads us through parent and child yoga. All parents and caregivers are encouraged to come with babies to preschoolers. Monday, May 13th 10:30-11:30 am At the Dance Palace Church Space 503 B St. , Point Reyes Station All Library events are free. Call 415.663.8375 or visit www.marinlibrary.org Requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-3220 (voice/TTY) or 711 for the California Relay Service or Emailing library@marincounty.org at least four work days in advance of the event.

 

Kids Musical Theater Performance

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is. 

Location: Main Hall

Kids Musical Theater Presents: Space Pirates!

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is. 

Location: Main Hall

Private Event

Private Event

Location: Church

Private Event

Private event

Location: Main, Kitchen, Outside, Lobby

Black Mountain Circle Presents Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit & Loss Toby McLeod & Melissa Nelson

~Co-sponsored by Sacred Land Film Project~

Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. are resisting threats to their sacred places—the original protected lands—in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.

Standing on Sacred Ground is a four-part documentary series where native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling government mega-projects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change. This series exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood, and cultural survival in eight communities around the world. Rare verité scenes of tribal life allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.

Cost: $20-$30 sliding scale; Free for students

Private Event

Private Event

Location: Main Hall

Aikido Workshop

Aikido and Kiatsu workshop at the Dance Palace 1 to 3 on 1 June.  Lawrence Hawkins of Los Angeles will present methods of applying the technique of ikkyo without effort or pain through the use of the 4 principles to unify mind and body in the first hour.  Our local sensei Bruce Fox will teach the healing method of kiatsu in the second hour.  Non aikido-ist members of the public are welcome to step onto the mat in the second hour to learn the basics of kiatsu.  No charge for the event.

Location: Main Hall

EAC Members Meeting, Awards & Potluck

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | SOCIAL GATHERING 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | POTLUCK, KEYNOTE & AWARDS DANCE PALACE COMMUNITY & CULTURAL CENTER WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AUTHOR & ARTIST OBI KAUFMANN & CELEBRATING JEAN BERENSMEIER, JOHN DELL’OSSO & MORE!   Join our member circle: https://www.eacmarin.org/donate Renew your membership: https://eacmarin.salsalabs.org/reneweac_membercircle/index.html   This is one of our favorite events of the year, where we gather as a community to connect with our mission, supporters and partners, share our favorite potluck dishes, and hear about our latest successes in protecting and sustaining West Marin's unique lands, waters and biodiversity.    EAC will host the social hour and provide drinks for the event.  Members are asked to provide $10 door fee, and bring their favorite potluck item to share.  RSVP coming soon.    Visit our website to see photos and learn more about all of the Peter Behr Land Steward Awardees:    https://www.eacmarin.org/annual-member-meeting-potluck-awards

Location: Main & Kitchen

Recycle Circus 2019

The Recycle Circus is coming! Accepted items are: books, sports equipment, clothes, kitchen and garden items, toys, building supplies, and household items in useable condition. No toxins, car tires, large appliances, stuffed furniture, mattresses, or computers. Please bring your stuff between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. only. The Recycle Circus is brought to you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now. To volunteer or for more information, contact Madeline at 663-9087.

LOCATION: Outside 5th & B Streets

Closing Artist Reception – Laurie Sawyer

Laurie Sawyer is having a closing reception for her show in the Dance Palace lobby.  

"Since I was a child, making pictures was one of my favorite calming yet invigorating pastimes. I have found that years change many things and then there are the things that never change.    I have lived in places with beaches and canyons to explore. Where flora and fauna abound. I've grown gardens and children. My artwork has been deeply influenced by all of it. Monet said "I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers".  I concur.   My most recent work is directed towards Scientific Illustration. I  hope to share my concern for this beautiful place we inhabit, and through the creation of pictures share stories that might inspire understanding and respect for the world around us."   More information about Laurie's work can be found at https://www.newcompassdesigns.com

Climate Reality Slide Show with Doug Nunn

The Climate Reality Roadshow

Presented by Doug Nunn, Comic, Improv Artist and Educator at the Dance Palace, Saturday, June 15 @ 7pm

Doug Nunn’s Climate Reality Show graphically illustrates why and how our environment is heating up, and what we can do about it. His free, one-hour presentation (contributions welcome ed to cover venue expenses) will be followed by questions from the audience.

Former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore founded the Climate Reality Project to train presenters- 19,000 of them to date, from 152 countries- to educate the public about climate change. Each year, the training is updated to bring together the latest developments both in understanding climate change and in addressing it: “Must we change?”, “Can we change?” and “Will we change?”

Our presenter, Doug Nunn, has been an environmental activist since the early 1970s, and a comic and improv artist since 1980. He has also been a drama and improv coach and teacher. Last summer Doug attended the Los Angeles Climate Reality training, where Al Gore and his team of educators, scientists, and political thinkers passed on their scientific training, knowledge and passion. Doug- who lives in northern Mendocino County- now travels widely, using his skills as a teacher and entertainer to offer his audiences the latest understandings and strategies about climate change. Using slides developed by the Climate Reality Project, Doug turns this complex and daunting problem into an engaging and hopeful show.

Several local climate activist groups will also be present before and after the show, to tell us how they are addressing the climate crisis, and how we can help. Doors will open by 6:30, if you want to come check out their tables and talk with them before the presentation.

 

Location: Main

Music from Marin Summer Music Festival 2019

 

The 6th annual Music from Marin Summer Festival will feature programs displaying the far-ranging creativity of composers with a connection to Marin County.

MUSIC FROM MARIN 2019 June 9 – 23 is directed by Paul Smith and features two programs of chamber and vocal music and one of the fully staged operas performed at the College of Marin Kentfield campus as well as throughout Marin County. Composers include Henry Cowell, Karlheinz Stockhausen, David del Tredici, Ron Fine, Tara Flandreau, Jerry Frohmader, Jules Langert, and others.

Free admission / parking More information: 415.485.9460

Location: Main

Dance Palace Summer Camp 2019!

DANCE PALACE CAMP is a place where children can be themselves while participating in traditional, good old-fashioned summer camp activities in a community of caring people. Kids 6–12 explore the West Marin environment, and foster their creativity and imagination with fun, hands-on, activities that build friendships, kindness, cooperation, and encourage respect for our planet. Campers are clustered by age into 3 groups of 10 to 15 children and take part in a wide variety of activities daily. With our low camper-to-staff ratio (7:1), we provide high quality, personal attention to all campers and their families.

Private Event

Private event

Location: Church & kitchen

 

Private Event

Private event

Location: Main, Kitchen, Front Lawn

Music from Marin Summer Music Festival

The 6th annual Music from Marin Summer Festival will feature programs displaying the far-ranging creativity of composers with a connection to Marin County. 

Aurora, a community opera in one act by Paul Smith

An expansion of his work from six years ago, Aurora takes place in rural Texas and the story of a reported UFO crash in April 1897 and discovery of its person "not of this earth." The story unfolds as residents react to this out-the-ordinary event. It must be true...it was in the newspaper!

The performance opens with a sampling of solo and choral music by Ernst Bacon, Henry Cowell, Ron Fein, Tara Flandrea, Kevin Schuepbach, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and David delTredici. 

Free admission / parking More information: 415.485.9460

Location: Main

Point Reyes Books Presents: Obi Kaufman

Obi Kaufmann, author of the bestselling California Field Atlas, returns to Point Reyes to discuss his new book, The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource.        About The State of Water: Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources--a history that has led to its current precarious circumstances. Yet this built world depends upon the biosphere, and in The State of Water Kaufmann argues that environmental conservation and restoration efforts are necessary not only for ethical reasons but also as a matter of human survival. Offering nine perspectives to illustrate the most pressing challenges facing California's water infrastructure, from dams to species revitalization, Kaufmann reveals pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment. Interspersed throughout with trail paintings of animals that might yet survive under a caring and careful water ethic, Kaufmann shows how California can usher in a new era of responsible water conservation, and--perhaps most importantly--how we may do so together.   Location: Church

Private Event

Private event

Location: Church

Private Event

Private event

Location: Church

Black Mountain Circle Presents: FulaMuse

In collaboration with MaMuse and Fula Brothers

MaMuse & Fula Brothers = FulaMuse...Be ready to get your dance on!

FulaMuse is a double dose of heart poured over rhythms to uplift the body and soul—the union of two bands who nourish and rouse the collective spirit. MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Fula Brothers creates an ecstatic groove-based dialogue which the heart—and the feet—cannot resist. The rich diversity between them and their shared love to buoy the spirit creates collaborative magic. Songbird singers, West African hunters harp, finger style guitar, drums, vocals, bass, and ukulele are all part of the bounty. Boatloads of improvisation, a full heart, and always an ecstatic community of dancers. Open to all ages, kids under 12 are free.

Location: Main Hall

Dance Palace Annual Meeting

The Dance Palace will hold its annual meeting. Join us for a thank you and celebration of the Dance Palace's accomplishments and services provided to the community for the past year, and our hopes for next year. Call (415) 663-1075 x 101 for more information and to RSVP for a soup and salad supper.

Location: Church

Los Padres

Come to the Dance Palace for a family friendly night of entertainment featuring local West Marin musicians, LOS PADRES!  LOS PADRES features the talents of Jacob Leyva, Ethan Okamura, Michael Pinkham, Tony Onorato, Doug Lee and Dale Polissar.

Dinner, desserts and beverages available for purchase.

Tickets: $10 Adults or 2 for $15, Children & Teens FREE

Sunday Dance

Details to come...Location: Church

10 x 10 Performance Labs 2019

Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community!  Come to 10x10 Performance Lab!  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 10x10performancelab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab@gmail.com   7:00pm, $10 at the door   Location: Church

Believe, Become and Belong!!

Come join us for a fun evening of local Polynesian and Hip Hop dance entertainment and more! Plus open spots for audience participation!! * Free Admission* Donations Appreciated. Supporting and inspiring our community (especially its younger members) to explore and develop our culturally diverse strengths and talents. For more information or to reserve a spot email Una Van der Ryn at poena@gmail.com or call (415) 237-5027. More details about the performers to come. Bring a special dish to a community pot-luck starting at 6 PM. Open to all ages.

Location: Main Hall

Artist Reception – Jennifer Thompson

Artist Jennifer Thompson will have an artist reception in the Dance Palace Lobby on Saturday, August 3rd.  Jennifer's work is on display in the Dance Palace lobby throughout the month of August. 

Location: Dance Palace Lobby

Marin County Summer Library Programs

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop with Alphabet Rockers

Sponsored by the Tomales Bay Library Association and the Dance Palace

Kids age 3 and up are invited to learn fresh hip hop choreography with the Alphabet Rockers' dance instructor!

We will be dancing to hip hop beats that will keep us moving and grooving all

summer!

Monday, August 5, 11:00 am

Location: Church

Town Hall with Rep. Jared Huffman

Please join Congressman Jared Huffman for a town hall on Monday, August 5, 2019. Rep. Huffman will give an update from Washington D.C., talk about his priorities for California’s North Coast, and respond to your questions.  

When: Monday, August 5, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Where: Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Please click here for a map.

This event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis up to capacity. Please click here to RSVP.

If you have questions please contact the San Rafael office at (415) 258-9657.

Hope to see you there,

Office of Congressman Jared Huffman 

Location: Main Hall

Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show

Building Bridges to Poetry Marin Poetry Center hosts regular readings and workshops featuring nationally recognized poets. Annually, we offer our  Marin High School Poetry Contest, our esteemed Marin Poetry Center Anthology, and the popular Summer Traveling Show, a roving series that showcases our members’ poetry in fun group readings all summer long.   MPC was founded in 1981 by a dedicated group of Northern California poets as a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture the enjoyment of poetry and the craft of writing throughout the Bay Area. We are based in Marin County but are expanding throughout the Bay Area. Poets for this event are: Gail Entrekin, Jackie Huss Hallerberg, Jim Gronvold, Joan Baranow, Raphael Block   Location: Church

An Evening With George Winston

SOLD OUT

Celebrated pianist George Winston will release his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. George Winston is undeniably a household name. He's inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston's music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston's place in a chaotic world  his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.



George Winston's classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017s Spring Carousel  A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.



Commencing on March 21, George Winston embarks on a U.S. tour to celebrate the release of Restless Wind throughout the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, March 22nd at 11am EST on GeorgeWinston.com/concerts.

Private event

Private event.

 

“Dolores” – A Film Screening from the Marin County Free Library and the Dance Palace

Dolores' - free film screening in Point Reyes / una pelicula gratuita en Point Reyes Friday, Aug 23, 2019, 7 – 8:30pm 'Dolores' - free film screening in Point Reyes / una pelicula gratuita en Point Reyes   Join us for a FREE screening of the Film Dolores, about Dolores Huerta - rebel, activist, feminist, mother. Refreshments will be provided. This event will be at the Dance Palace. / Vengan a ver una pelicula GRATUITA de Dolores, de Dolores Huerta. Cena ligera estará probado. En el Dance Palace. Event Location Dance Palace  503 B St.  Point Reyes Station Join us for a FREE screening of the Film Dolores, about Dolores Huerta - rebel, activist, feminist, mother. Refreshments will be provided. This event will be at the Dance Palace. For further information, please call the library at 415-663-8375.  / Vengan a ver una pelicula GRATUITA de Dolores, de Dolores Huerta. Cena ligera estará probado. En el Dance Palace. 

Llama 415-663-8375 para mas información.

Location: Main Hall

Activating the Green New Deal

Activating the Green New Deal

Community Conversations on the Climate Crisis

What is it? How can we move its goals forward?

Hear a panel of climate change experts & activists: John Montgomery * Jonathan Marshall * David Kunhardt * Cheyenne Clarke * moderator Morgan Patton, Executive Director West Marin EAC

Free with donations welcome

Hosted by West Marin Standing Together and Enviornmental Action Committee of West Marin.  Contact 415-766-1439

Location: Main

Jennifer Thompson Lobby Artist

Jennifer Thompson   Family, Friends and Landscape   Dance Palace Lobby, August 2019 ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY, AUGUST 3,  2 - 4 PM     Feeling daunted by the larger social and political landscape, I prefer to concentrate on the local, the immediate, the familiar. These subjects soothe my soul and amuse me, as well  as reminding me to be grateful to live here in West Marin, with  so much natural beauty and so many enjoyable individuals.   I am as interested in the shapes and expressions of people as I am in the landscape – more, maybe. That continues to be the focus of my painting. I take pictures of people I want to paint and work slowly, in oil paint, from those photographs. I’m lucky enough to have a studio on the property where I live, on Inverness Ridge, where I am surrounded by light, trees, birds, cats, foxes, and family. That seems to be the perfect recipe for my work. That, and some travel now and then.   For sales or future commissions, contact me directly:     Jennifer Thompson   thompsonjennifer2@gmail.com   415-233-2733

Artist Sam Levin in the Dance Palace Lobby

Photographer Sam Levin is displaying his work in the Dance Palace lobby throughout the month of September. He will be having an artist's reception for his show titled Mostly Mornings, on Saturday, September 7 from 4 - 6 PM. The Dance Palace lobby is open to the public weekdays from 9 AM - 3 PM. Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

Pilates

Elevate your well-being through mindful movement.  Increase body awareness, build core strength and improve your stamina.  This class moves at a deliberate pace and is best suited to those who have Pilates experience.   This session taught by Lorraine Fisher-Smith:  fish.lorraine@gmail.com

Artist Reception – Sam Levin

Photograher Sam Levin is having an artist's reception for his show titled Mostly Mornings, on Saturday, September 7 from 4 - 6 PM. Sam Levin grew up around Point Reyes and Inverness, exploring the rolling hills and backroads of the area. He has always been captivated by the natural beauty surrounding him, particularly the morning fog. Sam currently resides in Penngrove CA. The Dance Palace lobby is open to the public weekdays from 9 AM - 3 PM. Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

Location: Dance Palace lobby

Standing on Sacred Ground: Fire and Ice, presented by Black Mountain Circle and The Sacred Land Film Project

With Filmmaker Toby McLeod and Corrina Gould   Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. are resisting threats to their sacred places—the original protected lands—in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.   Standing on Sacred Ground is a four-part documentary series where native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling government megaprojects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change. This series exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood, and cultural survival in eight communities around the world. Rare verité scenes of tribal life allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.   TOBY MCLEOD has been Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project since 1984. In 2013, he completed the four-part series Standing on Sacred Ground, which premiered on public television in April 2015. Previously, Toby produced and directed In the Light of Reverence (2001) and made three other award-winning, documentary films that were broadcast on national television: The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area? (1983), Downwind/Downstream (1988), and NOVA: Poison in the Rockies (1990). Toby has a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in American History from Yale. He is a journalist who works in film, video, print and still photography.    CORRINA GOULD is the spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone. Corrina was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the territory of Huichuin. She is an activist who has worked on preserving and protecting the ancient burial sites of her ancestors in the Bay Area for decades.  She is the co-founder and a Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run grassroots organization, and co-founder of  the Sogorea Te Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women’s community organization working to return land to Indigenous stewardship in San Francisco’s East Bay.   Further screenings of the Standing on Sacred Ground series are:  November 16  

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before the event date. Prior to 7 days before an event, there is a $10 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

Location: Church

Parent & Child Yoga- Presented by the Marin County Free Library

 Brought to you by the Marin County Free Library, Coastal Health Alliance, Tomales Bay Library Association and the Dance Palace, come join us for a morning of parent & child yoga with Katie Jay. All parents and caregivers are encouraged to come with their babies and preschoolers. Call (415) 663-8375 or visit marinlibrary.org for more information.

Location: Church

Private meeting

Private meeting Location: Boardroom

Private meeting

Private meetingLocation: Boardroom

An Evening with Dr. Sharon Blackie, presented by Black Mountain Circle

Transforming Stories: The Fine Art of Shapeshifting   How can we navigate the liminal zone which lies between the world of the human and the other-than-human? How do we become what we are not, without losing who we are? The myths and folk tales of old Europe are populated by men and women who are able to shapeshift into animal form, or perform other fantastical self-transformations. Irish psychologist and mythologist Dr. Sharon Blackie discusses the meaning of these magical metamorphoses, and explores the ways in which these stories connect us directly into the Dreaming of this beautiful animate earth. Sharon will also read from her just-published book of new and reimagined fairy tales: Foxfire, Wolfskin, and Other Tales of Shapeshifting Women.   ABOUT SHARON BLACKIE: Sharon is an award-winning writer whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology. Her highly acclaimed books, articles, online courses and residential retreats are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today. Sharon is the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging, which offers up a new Heroine’s Journey for this age of social and ecological crisis. Her latest nonfiction book, The Enchanted Life, focuses on the mythic imagination as a bridge to a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world. She is also the author of The Long Delirious Burning Blue, and of Foxfire, Wolfskin, and Other Tales of Shapeshifting Women (2019).

Location: Main

Yerba Buena Orchestra & Dead Again in Concert

Dead Again opens for the Yerba Buena Orchestra at The Dance Palace in Pt. Reyes Station, Marin County.    Come experience the brand-new music of YBO and the good old Grateful Dead tunes of Dead Again, a perfect pairing.   YBO: Dave Jess/bass - Neil Hampton/drums percussion - David Gans/guitar & vocals - Jeff Hobbs/fiddle & horns - Joe Burke/guitar & vocals   Dead Again: Don Pasewark/bass - Neil Hampton/drums - John Ruch/guiar&vocals - John Sassano/guitar&vocals - Gail Weisman/vocals - Guest keyboardist TBA   This concert is a benefit for the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

West Marin Choir – Songs of Death, Grief and Renewal

Songs of Death, Grief and Renewal
Dates
Tuesday Sept. 17, 7:00-8:30 pm

Tuesday Sept. 24, 7:00-8:30 pm   Description: Sing folk songs and spirituals in harmony at this community song circle to honor life's transitions. Led by Devi Daly, these songs will be sung at the Day of the Dead celebrations in Point Reyes and Bolinas. All voices are welcome. 
$15 Low-Income
$20 Regular
$25 Supporter

On Tuesdays in October this becomes a committed series with no drop-ins permitted.

Full Series Info  Sign up for the full 6-week series to get access to the online song portal and to become part of the Day of the Dead performance group. Full series dates are Tuesdays Sept. 17 to Oct. 22, 7:00-8:30 pm.   A Stinson Beach group will sing the same songs on Mondays at 7pm. Full series members can attend rehearsals in either location, or both. 

  Two work trade positions are available. Inquire if interested. ---   More information  Find more details and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org. Questions? Call Devi Daly at 415-663-4018 or email devi@soundorchard.org

Location: Church

OLLI: What Economists Know About Important Policy Issues

Economics plays a central role in the functioning of every aspect of society. It plays this role primarily through the actions of governments at the federal, state, and local levels. Given the centrality of the
role of economics, this course will address a set of prominent policy issues for which economics is at the core. We will explore what the economics profession collectively understands to be true about the issue, while not prescribing a specific policy solution.

Location: Church

Migration & Trauma Workshop

The Canal Alliance invites you to the free workshop: Migration & Trauma

The impact of trauma on families and communities and how we can promote trauma informed systems of care.  Trauma informed strategies to support families.

Register at traumaymigracion@gmail.com or call 510-890-7210

With support from West Marin Fund, West Marin Community Services and Papermill Creek Children's Corner.

 

 

Recurring

Ping Pong at the Dance Palace

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Table tennis is a great aerobic sport for all ages! Enjoy doubles ping-ping with the occasional game using "the other hand." Free program, sponsored by the Dance Palace. Mondays, ongoing, 7:00-9:00pm. Donations to the Dance Palace accepted.

Axel Nelson – Dance Palace lobby artist

Lobby 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Artist Axel Nelson is displaying his paintings in the Dance Palace lobby throughout October.  Axel Nelson was born in New York City in 1951, the third of four brothers. After studying engineering in Cambridge, Mass., he found his way to West Marin in 1972, and has made it his home ever since. Now retired from building […]

Sonomusette – Music of 20th Century Paris

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

SonoMusette recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris. French chanteuse, musette accordion, guitar, piano, upright bass, and drum kit combine to revive the enchanting songs of the era. This music has retained its power to charm and transport listeners, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation. Inspired by the great performers of that era, such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, and Django Reinhardt, along with contemporary artists such as Zaz and Patrick Bruel, SonoMusette brings bal-musette to the “moderne” era.

Location: Main Hall

$10 – $22

Shadow Yoga

Details to come...Location: Main Hall

Shadow Yoga

Details to come...Location: Main Hall

ShadowYoga

Details to come...Location: Main

Shadow Yoga

Details to come...Location: Main Hall

Shadow Yoga

Details to come...Location: Main Hall

Shadow Yoga

Details to come... Location: Main Hall

10 x 10 Performance Labs 2019

Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community!  Come to 10x10 Performance Lab!  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 10x10performancelab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab@gmail.com   7:00pm, $10 at the door   Location: Church

Flu Immunization Clinic 2019

Church Space 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

FREE flu clinic.  Get your shot at any one of the following Flu Clinics.  Vaccinations provided by Marin County Health & Human Services, Dominican University Nursing Department, Kaiser & Coastal Health Alliance.  Location: Church

KWMR Trivia Bee – CANCELLED

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Event CANCELLED - please check with KWMR for more information.

West Marin Choir – Winter 2019

West Marin Choir: Songs of the Season 
Series Dates
Tuesdays Oct. 29 to Dec. 3, 7:00-8:30 pm

Description
Sing uplifting songs for the harvest and holiday season with our local community choir. The group will perform at Path of Lights on Fri. Dec. 6. All voices are welcome. 

The choir's Stinson Beach chapter will be rehearsing the same songs on Mondays at 7pm. As a full series member you are welcome at either location, for a make-up session or for extra rehearsal.

Payment Information
$90 Low-Income
$125 Regular
$150 Supporter

Drop-ins are permitted at the first rehearsal for $15-$25 sliding scale. Sign up for the full 6-week series to get access to the online song portal and to be included in the holiday performance group.

Two work trade positions are available. Inquire if interested.

How to Join
Learn more about the choir and sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org. 

If you prefer to pay by check send it to: Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. 

Questions? 

Contact mail@westmarinchoir.org or 415-663-5018

 

Randall Bryett – November Dance Palace Lobby Artist

Lobby 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Photographer Randall Bryett is having a show in the Dance Palace lobby throughout the month of November. The Dance Palace lobby is open weekdays from 8:30 AM - 3 PM. Randall Bryett grew up on the Sunshine Coast of Australia when it was still very undeveloped and full of incredible wildlife experiences. He indulged in […]

Artist Reception: Randall Bryett

Lobby 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Wildlife photographer Randall Bryett is having an artist reception in the Dance Palace lobby. Randall's work will be on display throughout the month of November. The Dance Palace lobby is open to the public weekdays from 8:30 AM - 3 PM.

West Marin Review Launch Party

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

West Marin Review Volume 9 Book Party is on Sunday, November 3rd from 2-4 pm. Celebrate the publication of the West Marin Review’s Ninth Edition of Prose, Poetry and Art Art Exhibit  Readings by Poets, Writers, and Artists: Barbara Heenan, Anne Hudes, Betsy Kellas, David Miller, Amy Robinson, and Mary Winegarden Refreshments  Everyone Welcome! 

Dying While Black and Brown – Presented by the Bolinas Museum

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

DYING WHILE BLACK AND BROWN

 

Two performances by Zaccho Dance Theatre

 

Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood / Music by jazz composer Marcus Shelby

 

Presented by Bolinas Museum

Performance 1: Saturday, November 9, 7 PM @ Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station

 

Performance 2: Sunday, November 10, 4 PM @ Bolinas Community Center, Bolinas

 

Free with $10 suggested donation / Space is limited / Advance registration recommended at bolinasmuseum.org or call 415-868-8809

 

Commissioned by Oakland’s Equal Justice Society in 2011, Dying While Black and Brown was created in response to their campaign to restore 14th Amendment protections for victims of discrimination. This includes those on death row, where there is a disproportionate number of African Americans and people of color. The work is even more powerful today as California moves to abolish the death penalty.  A community discussion with the artists and experts in the field follows. This thought-provoking thirty minute contemporary dance performance is presented as part Bolinas Museum’s exhibition, FOCUS: Joanna Haigood + Wayne Campbell.  Bolinas resident Joanna Haigood is a nationally awarded dancer and aerial choreographer known for her her deeply considered narratives and site specific works. Her subjects range from poetic interpretations of paintings by Marc Chagall to explorations of slavery and the history of the underground railroad. These free performances are supported by a grant from the West Marin Fund and their efforts to empower women and girls. 

 

$10

Paul Smith: Contemporary Opera Marin – Gone to the Dogs… and the Cats: Chamber Operas with an Animal Twist

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Contemporary Opera Marin Gone to the Dogs...and the Cats:  Chamber Operas with an Animal TwistCarnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-SaensCaptain Noah and His Floating Zoo by Joseph HorovitzContemporary Opera Marin presents three short operas:  Carnival of the Animals, the great French calssic arranged for women's voices; and Viennese/Londoner Joseph Horovitz's jazz-inflused scenic oratorio on […]

Free

Private event

Private event

Location: Church, Main

Kids Musical Theater Performance

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

KMT provides the opportunity for children to explore the skills of acting, improvisation, singing and dance through musical theater. Teamwork is emphasized as they work together on this production.

 

Location: Main Hall

Kids Musical Theater Performance

Main Hall 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

KMT provides the opportunity for children to explore the skills of acting, improvisation, singing and dance through musical theater. Teamwork is emphasized as they work together on this production.