Category Archives: Events

Spaghetti Bingo

Saturday April 20th   Free Admission

Bolinas Children’s Center Fundraiser

Dinner 5pm – 7pm

$5 Kids / $12 Adults

Bingo 7pm – 10pm

Bingo Cards $5 each

More information call 415-868-2550

 

Bolinas Museum Presents – Bay Area Natural History: A Great Minds Panel Discussion

Thursday April 18th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Free /  $10 Suggested Donation

A Great Minds Panel Discussion with  Josie Iselin, Dr. Nils Warnock, Peter Pyle, Ellen Litwiller, Dr. Peter J. Gleckler

Concurrent with the museum’s exhibitions of natural history, join us for an enthralling conversation with prominent local scientists and artists who will share insights into our local ecosystems. Biologist, author and research associate Peter Pyle has studied birds and the ecosystem of our region for forty years, including initiating definitive studies of Farallon Islands’ birds, surrounding waters and Great White sharks. Harvard trained, photographer Josie Iselin uses her large images, research, and new book to illuminate complex seaweed life and interspecies relationships such as that between kelp and sea otters. Dr. Nils Warnock, Director of Conservation Science at Cypress Grove, spent eight years as director of Audubon in Alaska, where half a billion birds from all over the globe come to nest. Artist Ellen Litwiller creates exhibits for natural history museums, from the Smithsonian to California Academy of Science. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, she also exhibits her fine art. Climate scientist Dr. Peter J. Gleckler contributed to multiple reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and has particular expertise in ocean warming.

 

Home Sweet BOBO

***** Update event has been changed await for more details ASAP******

 

 

Sunday March 17th 5pm- 8pm :    Into to songs in Act 2

Sunday March 24th 5pm- 8pm : Staging and tableau vivants

Sunday March 31st  5pm-8pm : Costumes, Lights and Sound

Sunday April 14th 5pm-8pm  : Dress Rehearsal

Sunday April 21st Performance 7pm

With a Little Help From My Friends!

Thank you to all that came out to the event!

Thank you Jan for getting the whole gang to sing me Happy Birthday , it was an honor to read your work and share my birthday with you all!!

– Kate Ryan-Ross, General Manager. 

Sunday April 7th 3:00pm – 5:00pm

With A Little Help From My Friends

Jan Broek’s Poetry mostly read by his friends

Donation at Door

Cash Bar Benefits BCC

BCLT Community Housing Meeting

Saturday March 23rd  3:30pm – 5:30pm

Community Housing Meeting 

The Bolinas Community Land Trust invites you to come and learn more about our exciting new property acquisitions. This meeting will outline the details we know, the challenges we face and will offer ways for our community to get involved in the process!

 

 

 

Hand Habits , Alex Bleeker & Friends

 

 Saturday March 22nd 7 pm Door $15

Hand Habits , Alex Bleeker and Friends

Cash Bar with Cocktails by C.C. Cafe

Media Sponsorship by,  KWMR

Meg Duffy hasn’t stopped moving, working, or growing since she left her quiet childhood home in upstate New York. You can find her in the back of the van reading a book, quietly warming up backstage with some guitar workouts, or waiting tables at a neighborhood pizzeria. Though Meg didn’t pick up the instrument until she was seventeen years old, her intuitive, naturalistic musicality and commitment to the craft of guitar playing have made an in-demand collaborator and guitarist for countless indie acts (Kevin Morby, Mega Bog, Weyes Blood) and kept her between the road and the studio for almost three straight years. Like much of the richest art, Meg’s LP debut Wildy Idle (Humble Before the Void) (Woodsist 2017) is many things at once. The record is a collection of songs written amidst the constant motion of touring, recording, and working part-time jobs; recorded at home in North East LA between other commitments, around the sounds of roommates cooking breakfast, and dogs pattering through an old craftsman house. Layered with Duffy’s signature extended guitar techniques, poems read by friends, and musical contributions from contemporaries like Keven Lareau (Quilt), Avi Buffalo, Sheridan Riley, and others, the album combines striking visual storytelling and compelling melody with a deceptively light touch. Drawing on diverse influences ranging from novelist Iris Murdoch to Phil Elverum’s seminal work under his Microphones moniker, this album is more than the sum of its parts. Like a folded paper fortune teller, each listen reveals a new, hidden truth about living, working, and falling in and out of love buried in the quietly beating heart of the record. Dark, pulsing tracks like the intoxicating “Bad Boy” sit comfortably beside sunny strummers like “All The While” with its bouncing bassline and beguiling lyrics. The thread that runs through all these songs is Duffy’s voice, in turns languid and sweet, and always telling a story. Mixed and mastered by contemporary electronic music maestro M. Geddes Gengras, the result is an LP as hypnotic as Hand Habit’s impossibly immersive live set, and filled with the same engaging blend of wild improvisation and perfect restraint. Expansive, atmospheric arrangements punctuated with intricate melodic details. This record is indoor music at its finest: listen in the morning, in bed with your partner, in the kitchen while you make coffee, at night when you read on the porch.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-habits-tickets-53400002846

 

http://www.panacherock.com/artists/hand-habits

Grateful Dead Night X

Saturday March 16th, Door $10  Kids Free

Open Mic 5pm-8pm

8pm Screening of Fare Thee Well, Chicago July 4th, 2015

Thai Food Dinner by Nan Skinner

Cash Bar with Beer from Lagunitas & Wine from Thackrey & Co.

Silent Auction

All proceeds benefit Ruby for ongoing medical expenses

For more information or to sign up for open mic contact Pam at pamspringer22@hotmail.com

Thai Food by Nan Skinner

Menu

Pad Thai

Yellow Curry with Chicken Or Tofu

Egg Rolls

Spring Rolls

Sticky Rice

Thai Iced Tea

 

 

Healing Kitty Cat Angels

Healing Kitty Cat Angels

Door 5:30pm

Performances at 6pm

March 1st, 2nd , 8th and 9th

Cash Bar

Free Box Follies Fashion Show

Saturday February 23rd , Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm $10 

This is a fundraiser for the Community Center. Every year this event is filled with amazing outfits from the free box and performances by our community members. Come by and check it out.

Cash Beer and Wine Bar

Kabaka Pyramid

Epicenter Sound & The Bolinas Community Center Present…

Saturday February 16th Door 8 pm Tickets $30

Pre-sale Tickets: $25   eventbrite.com

KABAKA PYRAMID & THE BEBBLE ROCKERS LIVE!!

Music also provided by Dj Zelus & Dj Omatic

Kabaka Pyramid is a conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style; blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica this Bebble Rock Music artist uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive messages of spiritual evolution that forces you to listen.

The name “Kabaka” is Ugandan for “King” and the long lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots; leaving messages for generations to come.

This Award winning artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music, touring extensively over the past 5 years to the largest of Reggae stages around the world. Aided by his excellent “Bebble Rockers” band; he has brought his message and power to tens of thousands of people in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. Hitting stages such as “Reggae on the River” (US), Rebel Salute (JA), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US), “Rototom Sunsplash” (Spain), Musa (Portugal), SummerJam (Germany), Reggae Sumfest (JA), Reggae Sundance (NE), Reggae Sun Ska Festival (FRA), South by South West (US), BoomTown (UK) as well as headlining multiple 20+ multi-city club tours; Kabaka is well known for delivering an electrifying and entertaining live performance. He has just recently concluded the 30 show, United States “Stony Hill” tour with Damian Jr. Gong Marley to rave reviews.

Following the global success of his impactful hit single “Well Done” in 2015; Kabaka released his “Accurate” mixtape presented by music superpower Major Lazer and Walshy Fire to tremendous reception with the mixtape proving to be an instant classic amongst reggae/hiphop fans. In 2017 he topped the Global Reggae Charts with the anthem “Can’t Breathe” the first single off his soon to be released debut full length album “Contraband”. The project is being executive produced by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and is a joint release with Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International.

In fact the Pyramid has released a powerful catalogue over the years including the critically acclaimed “Rebel Music EP” and the Billboard top 10 charting “Lead the Way EP”; singles such as “Never Gonna Be A Slave”, “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” with Chronixx, and “Free From Chains” as well as music videos for the popular “Warrior” featuring Protoje, “World Wide Love, “Liberal Opposer” and “High and Windy” with Sara Lugo; he has achieved regular rotation on local and international airwaves. Kabaka Pyramid is touted by many as a leader in the new wave of powerful reggae artists coming out of Jamaica.

Kabaka has achieved recognition both locally and overseas, placing #1 on the BILLBOARD Next Big Sound Charts and also featured by the popular music conglomerates, TheFader, MTV Iggy, Okayplayer, Reggaeville amongst many others in the media landscape. In 2013 he was awarded breakthrough artist of the year by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association. He is also a three (3) time nominee for Song of the year 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the tracks “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” and “Well Done” respectively. The lyricist has in addition won the award for best reggae recording by Canada’s highly respected Juno Awards with Exco Levi.

With a mission to steer future generations towards harmony and unity Kabaka Pyramid is primed and focused on bringing a righteous and conscious way of thinking to the masses through Reggae Music.

Community Night with Music & Poetry

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 10th

Doors 3pm   $10 Door Donation

Bolinas Community Night Fundraiser

 Poetry Reading Schedule

4:00 – 4:15   Maxine Chernoff

4:15 – 4:30  Clark Coolidge

4:30-4:45 Sharon Doubiago

4:45-5:00 Paul Hoover

5:00 – 5:15 John King

5:15 – 5:30  Carl Macki

5:30 – 5:45 Cathryn Shea

6:15 – 6:45  MJoy

6:45- 7:15 Dana Alberts

7:30 – 9:15 Minus One

Cash Bar

Mexican Food By Mirta

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration Year of the Pig 2019

Sunday February 3rd, Door 8pm

Psychedelic Seniors

Cash Bar

Bolinas Community Center

Jan Broek’ 77th Birthday Bash

Saturday January 12th 7pm to 10:30pm

$5 Door Donation to the Bolinas Community Center

Come and Celebrate Jan Broek’ Birthday

Dance , Drink and Sing along!

Music By Jan & Mesa

Cash Bar

New Years Dance

Monday December 31st  Door 8pm

Come celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019

with

Psychedelic Seniors, Coastal Scrubbers and Just Friends

Cash Bar

More information to come.

 

 

Bolinas Bay Hardware and Mercantile

 

Dear Bolinas Bay Hardware and Mercantile,

We thank you for all you do for the Bolinas Community Center.

This year’s tree was perfect for all our holiday events.

We wish you the very best in the New Year!

From

The Bolinas Community Center Board of Directors and Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Celebration Lunch 1pm

 

 

Tuesday  December 25th 2018

Doors Open At Noon            Lunch at 1pm

Winter Celebration Lunch

Bring a dish to share

Contact Jodi Angel to VOLUNTEER or for more INFO

415.264.5541

West Marin Community Services – Holiday Gift and Food Program

 

West Marin Community Services Toy Distribution 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Holiday Gift and Good Program Applications are available in the Bolinas Community Center office and at the food bank on Thursday 12/6. Please fill out and return to the Community Center office or to WMCS office in Point Reyes for your application to be processed

 

Servicios Comunitarios de West Marin Distribución de juguetes

1:30 pm – 3:30pm

Las solicitudes de regalos festivos y buenos programas están disponibles en la oficina del Centro Comunitario de Bolinas y en el banco de alimentos el jueves 12/6. Complete y regrese a la oficina del Centro Comunitario o a la oficina de WMCS en Point Reyes para que su solicitud sea procesada.

 

 

 

 

 

Bolinas Winter Faire Thank you !

Thank you to the community for coming out to help support the local vendors. The hall was filled with so much happiness and Holiday Cheer.

Thank you to all the Vendors for your hard work and for deciding to sell your arts and crafts at the Bolinas Winter Faire.

Thank you to our volunteers, this years faire would not have happened without all your help!

Jeff Manson    Soozie Mills    StuArt Chapman   Bobbi Likover    Meg Simonds

Jan Broek       Melinda Stone  Asia Thorpe      Eleanor Lyman    Susan Tacherra

Blair Harris     Kelly Onorato   Amelia Straton Mollie Maguire      Maya Gianni

A huge Thank you to our night managers, Rob And Azi, who stayed in the hall to watch over the Winter Faire Booths.

To Charlie, Javi, Marco and Arn , thank you for all you do for the Bolinas Community Center!!!

To Nan Skinner and her crew, A BIG thank you for serving such amazing Thai food!

Dear Santa, thank you for coming to the Winter Faire and seeing all of our little ones. It was so special to see the next generation of Bolinas babies see Santa. A big thank you to your tree helper, Oscar!!

 

 

 

World Crafts Faire

 

 

 

World Crafts Faire
Saturday, December 15th & Sunday, December 16th ~ 10am –6pm both days
The 26th Annual Bolinas World Craft Faire will present local, handmade arts and crafts, and treasures from distant lands, in a festive holiday marketplace, celebrating the season with a wide variety of gift possibilities, and more. Bring a good appetite for traditional Mexican cuisine catered by renowned chef Mirta Guzman, with profits benefiting the Community Center. Relax in the cozy World Café, spin the Wheel of Fortune, enjoy Roger’s awesome hot apple cider. This weekend is a joyous celebration of art and beauty, world music, ethnic cuisine and positive vibrations. See you there.
If you have questions or interest in participating, contact flower sierra
(831-747-4540)   riverflower@sbcglobal.net

 

Bolinas Winter Fair 2018

 

 

 

 

Friday December 7th 2018, 5pm-10pm

Saturday December 8th, 2018 11am-6pm

Sunday December 9th 2018, 11am-6pm

The Bolinas Winter Faire offers beautiful handmade crafts, jewelry, art and more! All items handmade by West Marin artists and crafters.

******* UPDATE *******

The Bolinas Winter Faire is full.

FRIDAY EVENING The party gets started: Come get the first glance of all the gorgeous crafts our friends and community members have made over the year, have an eggnog at the BCC Bar and sing along the good old holiday songs at 7pm.

SATURDAY the faire is open 11am-6pm: shop local, eat good food, support your friends and neighbors, have egg nog and hot apple cider while enjoying the day!

SUNDAY Santa Claus is coming back to Bolinas!! Santa will emerge from the General Market (John’s Store) at 11am and walk down with the Elf and the Santa Parade to the Community Center Stage to meet the sweet children, families and pets of our town. Santa will be at the Winter Fair till 2:00 pm. It is FREE to come visit Santa and sit in his lap and a photo with Santa is $5.  (You can take your own digital photos or have a photo taken with Santa’s old polaroid.) 

Please call (415) 868-2128 or email kateross@bocenter.org for more details or to volunteer!

 

Bolinas Winter Faire Menu Thai Food by Nan Skinner

 

Friday December 7th Dinner

 Appetizers:

Classic Thai Chicken Satay

Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Shrimp in Blankets

Main Dish:

Hat Yai Fried Chicken

Pad Thai Prawns

Thai Yellow Chicken

Saturday December 8th Lunch

Appetizers:

Classic Thai Chicken Satay

Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Shrimp in Blankets

Main Dish Options:

Stir Fried Chicken with Red Curry

Spicy Eggplant

Green Curry

Saturday December 8th Dinner

 Appetizers:

Classic Thai Chicken Satay

Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Shrimp in Blankets

 Main Dish:

Tom Kha Gai

Thai Spicy Fried Rice

Pad Thai

Sunday December 9th Lunch

Appetizers:

Classic Thai Chicken Satay

Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Shrimp in Blankets

Main Dish:

Red Curry Chicken

Mixed Veggies

And More!!

A Community Square Dance

Bolinas Stinson Beach School Foundation

presents

A Community Square Dance 

with Evie Ladin Old Time Dance Party!

Dinner @ 5:30pm

  Family Dancing  6:30pm – 7:30pm

 Western Costume Contest  7:30pm

Community Dance 8pm – 9:30pm

Dinner will be  Beef or Veggie Burger and Salad $10

Ice Cream              Beer and Wine Bar

Create – The Bolinas Community Center Film Festival

Bolinas Community Center Film Festival  –  Create

Doors Open at 3pm

$10 for all day

 

Please join us the day after Thanksgiving to be with your community and watch locally made short  films and one full length movie Akeelah and the Bee . Create, is a Film Festival Fundraiser for The Bolinas Community Center.  We are raising money to purchase a new Projector and Screen.

  We hope that you can join us for Popcorn, and  Cash  Bar

Some of the short films we will be showing :

Block one starting at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

How I Came to Bolinas –  By StuArt and Marc Sanchez-Corea

BOBO Tempo – Magda Cregg

All About Bolinas –  By Curly and George

WMD –  By Bob Hunter

~~~ 30 min break ~~~~

Second Block Starting at 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dawn Riders – Manetta

A Children’s Song –  By Sid Ganis

A Short film –  By Ole Schell

~~~ 1 hour Break ~~~

Full Length Feature Film Starting at 7:00pm

Akeelah and the Bee

 

 

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

 

 

Thursday November 22nd. 2018

Doors Open 5pm, Dinner at 6pm, FREE ENTRY

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration and Potluck. Please bring a dish to share for 12 people and your own drinks.

Ilka Hartmann is organizing the evening and needs volunteers to help set-up, breakdown, cook Turkeys and help with other small tasks. Please call Ilka at 868-0419 to volunteer.

Centro de Comunidad en Bolinas Jueves Noviembre 22, 2018 GRATIS

 Las Puertas Abren a las 5. Comida empieza a las 6. Por favor traen un “potluck plato” para 12 personas y tus propios bebidas.

Todos son Bienvenidos! Illama a Ilka a ayudar 868-0419.

Great Minds Panel Discussion November 11th

Great Minds Panel Discussion By The Bolinas Museum

November 11 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm

The Lights in the Sky Are Stars: Looking, Seeing, and Knowing in Art, Astrophysics and Photography

// Saturday, November 11 / 4-6 PM / FREE
/ Bolinas Community Center / $10 suggested donation //

Moderated by John Weber, Founding Director UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences, Arts Division, with panelists: Tony Misch, Director of the Lick Observatory Historical Collections; Charles Lindsay, artist and NASA’s SETI Artist in Residence Founding Director; Michael Light, artist; Don Jolley, Bolinas Stinson School science teacher and artist; and Linda Connor, artist.

From before the dawn of recorded history, humans have looked up into the skies and wondered what is out there. Artists have depicted the heavens, and astronomers
have probed the celestial universe. This dialogue brings contemporary artists together with perspectives from astrophysics to consider the Bolinas Museum’s current exhibition and what the differing kinds of images and artifacts in it tell us about our desire to understand the universe. What does a drawing tell us that a photograph doesn’t? How is a photograph by an astronomer different from one by an artist? Join us as we probe the in night and learn what inspired these artists and scientists.

AMELIA KONOW, Cosmic Synthesis II, 2012, 288 Polaroids, 54 x 76.5 inches, courtesy of the artist, Oakland, CA.

Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos

Thursday November 1st 8am -10pm

Friday November 2nd 8am – 10pm, FREE ENTRY

Mirta Guzman will have our BIG altar back

Serving Pozole, Soup and Hot Chocolate

You are invited to the celebration of a traditional Latin American holiday that combines pre-Colombian festivals and indigenous traditions with European rituals for honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at this same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

In homes, families arrange “ofrendas” or altars. Tables are covered with fruit, flowers, vegetables, bread, candy, candles, incense, photos of the deceased, papel picado (paper cut-outs) represent the sky. Marigold petals are sprinkled to create a path for the spirits to follow on their return.

Please feel free to bring photos of those who have passed over, along with mementos and flowers.

The hall will be open for the honoring of “Dia de los Angelitos” (remembering children who have died) ,  Thursday Nov 1 from 8am -10pm.

On Friday  Nov. 2, Dia de los Muertos”, the BCC  will be open from 8am to 10pm. This day is not a sad time, but one rather of remembering and rejoicing. Musicians are welcome. 

Please join us for any or all of the celebration you can.   To volunteer: watch over the altar or bake some sweets for the BCC to sell which will help cover the cost of the altar, please call 868-2128 or email kateross@bocenter.org.

 

 

 

Jueves 1 de noviembre 8am -10pm

Viernes 2 de noviembre de 8am a 10pm, ENTRADA GRATUITA

Mirta Guzmán tendrá nuestro gran altar de vuelta

Sirviendo Pozole, Sopa Y Chocolate Caliente

Usted está invitado a la celebración de una fiesta tradicional latinoamericana que combina festivales precolombinos y tradiciones indígenas con rituales europeos para honrar a los muertos. Se celebra todos los años a esta misma hora que Halloween y los días santos cristianos del Día de Todos los Santos y del Día de los Difuntos.

En los hogares, las familias organizan “ofrendas” o altares. Las mesas están cubiertas con frutas, flores, verduras, pan, dulces, velas, incienso, fotos del difunto, papel picado (recortes de papel) representan el cielo. Los pétalos de caléndula se rocían para crear un camino para que los espíritus los sigan cuando regresen.

Por favor, siéntase libre de traer fotos de los que han pasado, junto con recuerdos y flores.

La sala estará abierta para el honor del “Día de los Angelitos” (recordando a los niños que han muerto), el jueves 1 de noviembre desde el mediodía hasta las 10 pm.

El viernes 2 de noviembre, Día de los Muertos “, el BCC estará abierto de 2pm a 8pm. Este día no es un momento triste, sino más bien de recordar y regocijarse. Los músicos son bienvenidos.

Por favor, únase a nosotros para cualquiera o toda la celebración que pueda. Para ser voluntario: vigile el altar o hornee algunos dulces para que los venda el BCC, que ayudarán a cubrir el costo del altar, llame al 868-2128 o envíe un correo electrónico.

 

 

Halloween

 

 

The Bolinas Community Centers Open House Halloween Music by The Coastal Scrubbers

Wednesday October 31st  5pm – 8pm

 FREE  For All Ages

 There will be Pot Luck Dinner and Beer and Wine Bar

 

 

More information to come…….

 

 

Carny Halloween Bash

Bolinas Community Land Trust

Carny Halloween Bash  Saturday October 27th 7pm

Adults $20          Kids $10

Beer and Wine –  Carny Games –  Costume Contest

Party theme is Carnival  & Circus

Dj Bones

Los Padres

Pirate Pizza

 

 

OctoboFest!

The Bolinas Community Center is hosting an October Fest with music from Five Against Four (Emma Lee and Ben), and Rainy Eyes. Food by Mirta and BEER! Lagunita’s, Fog Belt Brewery and Iron Springs Brewery. Come down and drink good local beer and groove to the sweet tunes of two local bands. Doors at 6pm. $15 in advance  $20 at the door.

 

 

Pre Sale link here :

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/bolinas-community-center-17985313037