Marin Master Gardener Seminar: Fire in Marin! A Free 2-hour Seminar

Come learn why our communities are at great risk for a catastrophic fire and what you can do about it. Learn how to implement attractive landscaping that complies with your Fire Department's Defensible Space regulations, how to make your home more fire resistant and what you need to know to be ready to evacuate if needed. Pre-registration required; email FireinMarin@comcast.net. List the class date, your name, phone number, email, town and fire station.   Location:  Church

KWMR FUNDRAISER

KWMR Fundraiser Featuring Live Music & Storytelling $10 and up sliding scale kids free tickets@kwmr.org   Location: Church space

Papermill Creek Halloween Carnival 2018

Papermill Creek Children's Corner is having the annual Holiday Carnival featuring a silent auction, Mexican food and kids games.

Location: Main Hall & Church

Fibershed Annual Symposium

This 7th annual wool symposium focuses on "soil-to-skin" themes such as fire ecology, fostering animal integration, fiber systems and functional use of garments. Tickets for the symposium are $20-40. The Symposium will also host a market offering place-based goods and raw materials for textile creation. There will also be demonstrations on sheep shearing, wool grading, heritage sheep, angora rabbits, felting, flax production, natural dyeing, spinning, weaving, mending and primitive skills. Marketplace and demos are free to the public. For more information go to fibershed.com. 

Location: Main, Church, Outdoor & Kitchen

Community Meeting on Early Childcare and Education

Join us for a public hearing on the state of childcare, early education, and after school programs in Marin and our County Subsidized Child Care Pilot Plan.  Get updates about the state of our county in this field and hear from our elected officials on related policies.   Light dinner and childcare provided.  For more information and to RSVP:  www.marinchildcare.org or (415) 499-5827

West Marin Choir Fall Concert

Grab a friend and come hear your West Marin neighbors sing joyful and uplifting songs from their Autumn season with Devi Daly at the Dance Palace. Fifty members from the all the nether corners of West Marin will come together for this singing extravaganza featuring gospel songs, African spirituals, and local originals. The show kicks off with a short musical talent show featuring vocal harmony trios. $10-$25 suggested donation at the door, no one turned away.

Doors at 7:00, showtime 7:30.

Learn more about the choir at www.westmarinchoir.org.

Location: Church

Mist on the Water – Handpan Free Performance

Mist on the Waters is the name of an ensemble of handpan players and their instruments that have been playing at the Farmer’s Market for a couple of seasons now.     We are gathering for another musical meeting and would like to invite the community to enjoy our improvisational experience.  The handpan is a new instrument, invented in Switzerland in the year 2000, and is pushing the boundaries of resonant percussion.   Free, with donations accepted.   Friday, November 23, 7pm   Location: Main Hall

Dance Palace Artisan Craft & Holiday Market

This 48th annual event offers art and fine crafts from favorite local artisans and new offerings including an expanded holiday market and live entertainment. The festivities kick-off on Friday evening, November 30th will the tree lighting and Path of Lights where local Point Reyes merchants stay open late. Papermill Creek Children's Corner has delicious baked goods, and there will be hearty fare from Inverness Park Market and scrumptious Straus Organic Eggnog!  On Saturday and Sunday the Dance Palace is alive with lively entertainment, local West Marin makers selling handcrafted treasures, a kid's make and take craft station, youth vendors and Santa just might make a visit! Free Admission. Call (415) 663-1075 x 101.

Dance Palace Artisan Craft & Holiday Market

This 48th annual event offers art and fine crafts from favorite local artisans and new offerings including an expanded holiday market and live entertainment. The festivities kick-off on Friday evening, November 30th will the tree lighting and Path of Lights where local Point Reyes merchants stay open late. Papermill Creek Children's Corner has delicious baked goods, and there will be hearty fare from Inverness Park Market and scrumptious Straus Organic Eggnog!  On Saturday and Sunday the Dance Palace is alive with lively entertainment, local West Marin makers selling handcrafted treasures, a kid's make and take craft station, youth vendors and Santa just might make a visit! Free Admission. Call (415) 663-1075 x 101.

Chanukah Potluck

Chanukah! Join our Chanukah potluck for all ages. All are welcome! Sing, dance, spin the dreidl, eat and have fun.  Battery candles only, but feel free to bring menorahs for decoration. Celebrate with us on Tuesday, December 4th, 5:30-7:30p.m. in the Church Space.  Co-sponsored by Congregation Gan HaLev.  Donations to the Dance Palace.  RSVP to esthernichol@yahoo.com.

Location: Church

Kids Musical Theater Performance

It’s just days before Christmas at Santa’s Workshop, and there’s still lots of work to be done — like getting the elves and reindeer in the proper holiday spirit with song, dance, and big belly laughs! Merriment abounds in this fast-paced, laugh-a-minute one-act play. Tickets: $10 general, $7 seniors, $5 children. Call (415) 663-1075 for more information.

Location: Main

Sing Along Messiah

Join us for one of our community’s most fulfilling holiday events at this sing-along of the most glorious and exciting choral masterpiece ever written. Fun for music lovers and listeners of all ages; no experience necessary.  Directed by Molly Maguire and accompanist Bill Quist.     Tickets:  $20 general admission, $18 seniors, $5 for youths under 18   Location: Main Hall

Recurring

Point Reyes Community Lunch

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

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 Amena Hajjar, Nutrition Program Manager at West […]

Point Reyes Village Association Meetings – 2019

Public presentation at Point Reyes Village Association Meeting regarding an accessibility ramp for public restroom facility

  The Point Reyes Village Association will be hosting the Marin County Department of Public Works at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center in Point Reyes Station as part of their regular monthly meeting to discuss a project to install an accessible pedestrian ramp at the Point Reyes Public Restroom.    The ramp will provide an accessible pathway from the street intersection and nearby bus stop to the public restrooms located at 2 Toby Street in Point Reyes Station.  The presentation will feature an overview of the project and a Q&A session with the project manager, topic specialists and community leaders.    Meeting Location and Time:   Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center 503 B Street Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:30pm   NOTE: All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held at accessible sites. If you are a person with a disability and require information or materials in alternative formats – or if you require accommodation to participate in a county program, service or activity – please contact department staff by email or at 415-473-7331 or 415-473-4381 (voice/TTY).

Location: Church space

Talking About Race: A Community Conversation



Talking about race in America, particularly among white (or Anglo) people, isn’t easy. Contrary to assertions of a color-blind society, reverse racism, and well-meaning liberalism, Americans aren’t “over” our history or the systemic supremacy of whiteness in our culture, politics, education, and neighborhoods. Racial prejudice, cultural ignorance, and white fragility are real issues at the foundation of what it means to live in the USA. How do we begin to explore these interwoven topics in open, inclusive community conversation? This moderated series of book readings and group discussions with local writer and activist Marc Matheson, a white full-time resident of West Marin, will center on works by white and non-white authors. Stay connected on Facebook at “Talking Race West Marin”. 

Location: Church

OLLI Winter 2019 Hero, Anti-hero, Superhero: on stage and screen

Hero, Anti-Hero, Superhero: On Stage and Screen

  From Prometheus and Antigone to Faust, Saint Joan and Willy Loman, these lectures will address the prototypical and problematic heroes of the theater and cinema.  A thoughtful historical review of classical to modern entertainment on stage and screen.   Taught by Larry Eilenberg, Professor of Theater at San Francisco State, and former Artistic Director of Magic Theater (1992 - 2003).   A 6-week course sponsored by Dominican University and the Bernard Osher Foundation   January 18 to February 22, 2019 1:30 - 3:15PM Dance Palace Church Space   For more information and to register: www.dominican.edu/osher

or call 415.458.3763

 

Location: Church

Community Potluck Fundraiser

Share in our community’s kind-heartedness and consideration of those in need at a community potluck fundraiser for local community members, Leah Fritts and Arron Wilder whose families lost their homes and businesses due to the Camp Wildfire. Bring a dish to share and donate what you can afford. Lasagnas - vegetarian or meat options - will be provided. Live music will be provided by Danny Vitali and Friends. 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

Amphibian Fun at the Dance Palace!

Meet me at the Dance Palace for a family-friendly evening of stories, videos and photos of your favorite amphibians!   THE INVERNESS GARDEN CLUB PROUDLY PRESENTS              David Herlocker, founder,  Marin County Parks Nature for Kids Program     AMPHIBIAN FUN FOLLOWED BY DESSERT FUN Our Famous  Garden Club Buffet of Sweet Treats!!!     $20 ADULTS, $5 CHILD    THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE DANCE PALACE  

Location: Main Hall

Community Meeting with Sen. Mike McGuire

Dear West Mariners,

Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, the Alliance of Coastal Marin Villages and I wanted to circle back and make sure you’ll be able to join us for our Town Hall in a couple of weeks.

We’ll be reporting back on the progress of the Community Working Group that has been focused on Traffic, Parking, Garbage & Signage. We’ll have representatives from federal, state and county agencies on hand. 

It's all happening at our upcoming West Marin Town Hall on February 21 – and we're excited to get your feedback! Here are the details:

What: West Marin Town Hall – a Community Meeting on Life & Tourism

When: Thursday, February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station 94956 

RSVP: www.SenatorMikeMcGuire.com/feb21

More info: (707) 576-2771 or Karlene.Rebich@sen.ca.gov

We look forward to seeing you on February 21.

Senator Mike McGuire

Location: Main

Free Tax Prep Saturday – 2019

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Please call (415) 663-8361 for appointments.

Location: Main Hall

 

Standing on Sacred Ground Film: Pilgrims and Tourists

Black Mountain Circle presents a screening of the film "Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists." Followed by a conversation with the filmmaker Toby McCloud and Chief Caleen Sisk, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe in Shasta County. Date: Saturday, February 23 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tickets: $15-$30, sliding scale

Community Awards Banquet 2019

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

The Dance Palace is excited to present the 4thannual Community Awards Banquet on Saturday March 9th, 2019. This year we are celebrating three honorees for their outstanding service and leadership: Carlos and Rebecca Porrata and Martha Proctor. Our honorees have each dedicated themselves to the well-being and vitality of West Marin for decades. This not-to-be missed annual celebration promises to be a festive evening with a delicious hors d'oeuvres reception and dinner catered by Anaviv Catering, followed by a lively auction and the awards ceremony.

If you are unable to attend the event and would like to make a tribute donation click here.  Your gift will be acknowledged on signage at the banquet.   Please indicate the honorees' name and we will also let them know that the donation was made in their honor.  

Location: Main Hall, Church, Kitchen, Lobby

Geography of Hope Conference

The Sacred in the Land. A day-long gathering on the meaning of pilgrimage within the religious, sacred, historical, political, cultural, and racial contexts of our times. The event that day includes presentations and conversations with writers, filmmakers, activists, and Native American leaders plus songs, storytelling, a history of pilgrimage traditions around the world, and illumination of the ways pilgrimage can be a form of social activism. An optional community pilgrimage walk for attendees will take place on Sunday morning, March 17. Presented by Black Mountain Circle.

Location: Church, Main & Kitchen

Irish Music Festival

An Evening of 

Irish & American Acoustic Music

featuring The Brown Boot Boys & Puddle from Dublin, Ireland

with

Kevin Carr and Paul Kotapish

Presented by Paul Knight and friends & KWMR

7 PM Door

$20 at the door.  Info at 415-215-0586

pdksound@gmail.com

Location: Main

GRO/Latino Photography Project

The Gallery Route One Latino Photography Project documents the traditions and vibrancy of West Marin's Latino population. Filmmaker Alejandro Palacios will be screening a trailer of his documentary, Dos Rivers, which examines the project and the photographers exploration of their lives in West Marin. This fundraiser to complete the documentary will feature live music, food and drink, followed by a conversation with the photographers and teachers from the Latino Photography Project. 

Location: Main Hall

CalTrans Meeting

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to upgrade 28 non-continuous miles of State Route (SR 1) in Marin County.   The community outreach meeting is being held as an opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed Capital Preventive Maintenance (CAPM) Improvement Project, review preliminary design concepts and other project information.

Location: Church

OLLI: The Stuart Dynasty: Cultural Jewels

The Stuart Dynasty ruled England in the 1600s, a time of transition from medieval to modern, and the founding of America.  Understanding them gives us insights into ourselves.  The previous course, Soap Opera, focused on politics and the lives of the monarchs of the dynasty.  This course looks at culture: their medieval medicine, crazy climate, art, magnificent theater, preposterous fashions, the Scientific Revolution, and the history of the English language.  We'll meet some of the uncommon commoners who shaped our modern world:  Shakespeare, Sir Francis Bacon and Isaac Newton. This course is taught by Charlene O'Rourke.

Location: Church

Virginia Matthews presents: A Dance Performance and Poetry Event

Virginia Matthews-Dancer/Choreographer presents a Dance Performance and Poetry Event

Virginia Matthews, dancer and choreographer, presents dance works enriched by language in the forms of memoir, poetic prose and poetry.  She has collaborated with Sonoma County poets, Raphael Block and Kyle Matthews creating 2 group pieces responding to their poems, Spring and Walkabout respectively.  The poets will be reading their works and are joined by Marin County poet, Carol Griffin and musician, David Field.  In addition to Ms. Matthews, guest artist Nancy Lyons will be performing a work as well. The dancers include Chinshu Huang, Amelie Huang-Chen Grahm, Chelley BonDurant, Liz McDonough and Kellye McKee. danceartspace.com

Location: Main

Artist Reception – Maricela & Luis Mora

Photographer Maricela Mora and mixed media artist Luis Mora will be having an artists' reception in the Dance Palace lobby.  Maricela & Luis Mora's show will be on display in the Dance Palace lobby through the end of April.

Location: Lobby

Dia de los Niños – Papermill Creek Children’s Center

Support Papermill Creek Children's Corner by coming to a fun filled celebration featuring food, children's activities, music and an auction. Call (415) 663-9114 for more information.

Location: Main

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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 […]

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.

Medicare 101 – New Alignment Plan Options

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

Medicare 101 - New Alignment Plan Options Come learn about the changes with Medicare for 2020 and an exciting new plan option  that includes very low co-pays, RX, Dental, Vision, Transportation and more!Presented by Black Point Insurance Solutions Location:  Church

Free

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! 

RockSober Night

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

There are now some fun options for folks wanting a fun experience in a sober environment! Join us for a wonderful night of music, poetry, improv, fellowship, fun, and sobriety. We will be enjoying the sounds of Chris Holbrook, Jean Watson Knapp, Angel Amador, John and Camilla Ford, and the poetry and improv of Gene […]

Sing Along Messiah

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

Join us for one of our community’s most fulfilling holiday events at this sing-along of Handel's Messiah. Fun for music lovers and listeners of all ages; no experience necessary. Directed by Molly Maguire and accompanist Bill Quist. The local choir will be joined by soloists from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. If you would like […]

Amahl and the Night Visitors

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

The West Marin Players and The Dance Palace proudly present Gian Carlos Menatti's opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl & the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled […]

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

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

The West Marin Players and The Dance Palace proudly present Gian Carlos Menatti's opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl & the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled […]

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Point Reyes Community Lunch

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

Point Reyes Community Lunch 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 Amena Hajjar, Nutrition […]

Artist Reception – Cooper Jolley

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

Cooper Jolley is a kayak guide and wildlife photographer living in the hills above Marshall. A lifelong resident of West Marin, he grew up in the embrace of Inverness Ridge, where he cultivated an affinity for the natural world just outside his door. He has hiked and traveled widely through California, Oregon and the Intermountain […]

Charged Particles: Jazz with a Spark! Concert

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

Charged Particles Jazz Concert The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends diverse traditions to create engaging new sounds. Charged Particles features three of the country's virtuosos doing just that in the acoustic and electric jazz arena.  Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin-jazz technique and imaginative […]

$10

KWMR Retirement Party for Lyons Filmer

Church Space and Kitchen 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, California, United States

KWMR hopes that you will join them for a reception at the Dance Palace Church Space on Sunday, January 19. Raise a toast to Lyons Filmer and welcome Jeff Manson, new Program Director, to the KWMR team. Looking forward to seeing you then (if not before).

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Dance Palace Board Meetings – ONLINE via Zoom

Board Room 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, United States

Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors, third Tuesday of each month. Members of the community are welcome to come participate in the meetings and share their ideas and thoughts about Dance Palace programs. To attend, please email for a link.

Indivisible West Marin Fundraiser

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

Indivisible West Marin invites you to come learn about the impressive work of Reclaim Our Vote in combatting voter suppression in strategic states (including Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia) in 2020. Our goal at this event is to raise $5,000 for Reclaim Our Vote's work in a critical year for the future of our country. Admission […]

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10×10 Performance Labs

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

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 […]

$10

Collective Vision

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

Building Bridges, Through Collective Conversation Come and join us in a community conversation, to create a more inclusive community. After 5 years of leadership pieces of training with the Latino community, we are ready to broaden the scope of Abriendo Caminos to bring us together as one community through a collective vision and multicultural conversation.  […]

Ann Gessert – February Dance Palace Lobby Artist

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

Ann Gessert studied design at the University of California at Berkeley with a focus on ceramics and metal smithing.  Over time, she changed her focus on the hard surfaces of metal and clay to the softer textures of cloth and fibers. Her pieces often incorporate silk, rayon and other materials to layer colors and produce […]

Point Reyes Books Presents: Jenny Offill

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

Jenny Offill - Weather Presented by Point Reyes BooksFriday, February 21, 2020 - 7:00pm Jenny Offill, bestselling author of Dept of Speculation, visits Point Reyes to discuss her highly anticipated novel, Weather. Jenny will be in conversation with the bookstore's Stephen Sparks. About Weather: Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a […]

Tax Prep Saturday

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

Free income tax assistance for low-income West Marin residents; coordinated by AARP Tax-Aide and West Marin Community Resource Center. Saturday, February 22, 2018, from 9:00am-3:00pm Please call 663-8361 for appointments.

West Marin Choir Concert

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

Local singers journey into the extreme sport of vocal improv – a display of voices, courage, truth, creativity and spirit. About this Event Sound Orchard's singers have ventured into the extreme sport of vocal improvisation this winter and will gather at the Dance Palace on Saturday 2.22 to share their voices, courage, truth, creativity and […]

Gary Smith – March Dance Palace Lobby Artist

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

GARY SMITH Works on Paper For the past 47 years Gary Smith has lived and worked in Inverness, deriving inspiration from the landscapes of Point Reyes and Tomales Bay.  Working in several media:  silverpoint, pastel, and drawing, as well as printmaking:  monotype, etching, and lithography.  This work often captures the mystical yet meditative quality of the land.  […]

Sharing The Light

Trauma….Forgiveness…Freedom….Love. Sunday March 1st 2-3:30pm Point Reyes Dance Palace Free admission, RSVP appreciated mailto:annypan3@gmail.com Bach’s Daughter, an opera by Andrea Densmore In collaboration with Center for Domestic Peace Featuring current members of San Francisco Opera San Francisco Ballet New Century Chamber Orchestra California Symphony Marin Symphony Santa Rosa Symphony Singers and dancers from Marin, SF, […]

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Pilates with Lorraine Fisher-Smith – ONLINE via Zoom

Online via Zoom , United States

Pilates with Lorraine Fisher-SmithTuesdays & Thursdays, 9AM Zoom sign-in begins at 8:45AM. Pilates begins at 9AM.Drop-in fees (sliding scale of $12-16/class).Please email Lorraine at fish.lorraine@gmail.com to let her know you are interested, to arrange payment, and so that she can invite you to the class.

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Monday Morning Yoga with Ellen Serber – ONLINE via Zoom

Online via Zoom , United States

Check in begins at 9:30AM for talk and technological support.   Yoga begins at 10AM. Class fees are by donation, donations will be shared with the Dance Palace and West Marin Community Services.   Please contact Ellen for the invitation into the class.  Serber@mac.com

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NEW-ONLINE Zoom Zumba with Gina Tanner – via Zoom

Zoom , United States

ZOOM ZUMBA!Our first online Zumba class via Zoom will be:  Thursday, 4/23, from 6:00-7:00 pm. I will open the meeting at 5:45 pm, so that those of you that haven't used Zoom will have time to get signed in and acquainted. Each week I will donate the class profit to a different non-profit organization.  This […]

NEW-ONLINE Zoom Zumba with Gina Tanner – via Zoom

Zoom , United States

ZOOM ZUMBA!Online Zumba class via Zoom will be:  Thursday, 4/30, from 6:00-7:00 pm. I will open the meeting at 5:45 pm, so that those of you that haven't used Zoom will have time to get signed in and acquainted. Each week I will donate the class profit to a different non-profit organization.  This week's non-profit […]

CANCELLED – Albany Jazz Band

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

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. The band plays regularly at other community events—all around the East Bay. The musicians mostly hail from […]

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ONLINE Zoom Zumba with Gina Tanner – via Zoom

Zoom , United States

ZOOM ZUMBA!Online Zumba class via Zoom will be:  Thursday, 5/07, from 6:00-7:00 pm. I will open the meeting at 5:45 pm, so that those of you that haven't used Zoom will have time to get signed in and acquainted. Each week I will donate the class profit to a different non-profit organization.  This week's non-profit […]