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April 28, 2018
The Art, Garden and Food Festival is an important fundraiser for our Bolinas Community Center, which offers daily classes and events year-round for the community; including a Children’s Cooking Class, a weekly Food Bank and a Commercial Kitchen space for the Bolinas Peoples’ Store, Barbary Coast Pizza and Catering and other local small food businesses that need a Commissary Kitchen space. We also act as a Fiscal Sponsor to give non-profit status to many important local organizations, like Bolinas Immigration Action Committee, the Bolinas-Stinson Summer Camp, Bolinas Bay Performing Arts and a dozen other groups.
On Saturday 4/28 we have a fun-filled day in store for you with two stages of great local music, lots of food, food crafts and garden goods! Mark your calendars to come support your Community Center, eat, dance and enjoy your community.
We are currently taking in applications for those who would like to vend this year, with emphasis on local West Marin Food and Garden goods. We strive to keep the festival abundant and also not competing with other vendor’s goods so that everyone has a prosperous and fun time.
Currently confirmed 2018 vendors that we have are :
BCC Baked Goods
Pizza by Barbary Coast
Paella by Nuria and Doug
Tamales by Carmen
Molly Brown’s Goods
Schehera Van Dyk Pottery
Lynn Maclaird’s Herbals
BCC Membership table with bags, aprons, shirts & info
KID ZONE in the Plaza
Bolinas Stinson School Band and Music Tribe
**Still room for more MUSIC**
2017 VENDORS WERE:
IN Schehera’s Pottery & Sweets
IN Molly Brown Goods
IN Lauri Knowles Tomato plants & Knowles Bowls
IN Amalia & Robin’s Monte Cristo Sandwiches
IN Heidi Sandovall Norwegian Waffles & Plants
IN California Native Plant Society (cancelled day of)
IN Mann Family Girls Sadie & Bella
IN Bay Area Bee Company offering Bolinas Honey
OUTSIDE IN PLAZA & BCC PARKING LOT
OUT Carmen’s Tamales
OUT Paella with Doug & Nuria
OUT Mirta’s Tacos
OUT John Sabbatini’s Cheesesteaks
OUT BCC oysters: Tomales Bay Oyster Company & Hog Island Oyster Company
OUT BCC salad: Star Route & Gospel Flat Farm greens & veggies w/ Princess Dressing
OUT BCC Bake Sale & Café
OUT BCC Bar
OUT BCC Membership table with bags, aprons, shirts & info
OUT KID ZONE in the Plaza
Let me know if you have any questions – we would love to have YOU participate!
Don’t forget the Silent Auction closes at 5pm on Sat. 4/28/18!
Please contact Lia at (415) 868-2128 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up as a vendor or to VOLUNTEER! Please contact Randi at email@example.com to DONATE a tax-deductible service or gift certificate for this year’s auction.
June 30, 2018
3pm, $5 pp
Please come to the Bolinas Community Center for the first
Bolinas Stinson school reunion for all ages! Come Dance , Drink ,and Catch up with old friends.
There will be a pot luck table. If you want to contribute please post it so we can all know what’s going to be there to munch on.
All the Bar profits go to the Bolinas Community Center !
There will be Dj’s playing out favorite songs all evening.
I hope to see you there !
February 24, 2018
Doors 7pm, $18.70 ADV. TIX – $22 @ the door / all ages
Warrior King and the Roots Warriors live at the Bolinas Community Center
Plus Special Guests and Epicenter Sound in the Mix
Proceeds benefit the Bolinas Community Center and purchasing and installing a much-needed NSF Dishwasher!!!
Beer, Wine and Food available for purchase
February 23, 2018
5pm Doors & Pirate Pizza in the Plaza, Bar Available
6pm The Movie
Bolinas Library Presents “Arrangiarsi” (Pizza…the art of living) Movie and Q&A with Director Matteo Troncone, See trailer and extra info at http://www.arrangiarsifilm.com/
Arrangiarsi (pizza… and the art of living)” chronicles my journey in search of the secret of the pizza in Naples. There, I also discovered “arrangiarsi”: the art of making something out of nothing.
Only the Italians have a common verb for this art form and the Neapolitans are known all over Italy as being the masters.
During the making of this film, I lived for five years in my camper van in California and in a tent in Naples, Italy where I made a total of nine trips for filming. I worked, bartered and “arranged” my life to create this film that I wrote, directed, produced, photographed, narrated and edited.
To truly understand the film’s subject matter, it was important for me to actually “live it” — not just go to Naples for two weeks with a big budget, a film crew and be a “tourist,” but to immerse myself and deeply experience the culture.
The film also explores each element of Neapolitan pizza: the tomato, wheat and olive harvests, as well as Italy’s only organic buffalo mozzarella farm. In addition to each ingredient, the film examines the skill of the “pizzaiolo” (pizza-maker) and reveals their secrets.
From the beginning, I envisioned this project to be more of a non-fiction film with narrative elements rather than a documentary with talking heads. I wanted this film to be “alive” — like Naples, and the pizza it created.
This seven-year project is my love letter to Naples, pizza, Italy, and the knowledge that “there is always a way.”
February 11, 2018
Hello Bolinas Community, Believe it or not our Center is at an all time low on memberships! As a non-profit that has to fundraise for every little thing we want to update, upgrade, replace, purchase… every dollar counts. PLEASE consider becoming a member or if your membership has expired, consider renewing your membership.
Pricing is $20 for Student or Senior, $40 Individual, $65 Family, $155 Business or Supporting Member, $500 Benefactor, $1,000 Patron. You can pay your membership directly at http://bocenter.org/donate/, bring cash, check or credit card to the BCC office, send a check to BCC, P.O. Box 122, Bolinas, CA, 94924 or call with your cc number at (415) 868-2128. As long as you are a current paid member before February 11th 2018, you get to come to our Fabulous Annual Meeting and Potluck!
For current BCC members only: Please come on Sunday February 11th 2018 for an evening of celebration as well as our usual voting for Board of Directors, laughs, fun and food.
Bring a dish to share for 10-12 pp, Bar Available!
Midnight on the Water will play 5pm-6pm
Potluck Dinner at 6pm
Ritual Process Funky Jazz 7pm on A
BIG thank you to our Bolinas Community Center members that keep renewing their memberships each year, volunteer and help our community center thrive – we so appreciate you. Contact Lia to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 4, 2018
Tributaries is a group show of visual artists who share a common geography.
The intention of the show is to gather our community and support each other in our creative endeavors.
~ Opening ~
3-6 pm opening and mingle
6:00 procession to Community Center ~ All creatures welcome, Goats with brass bells encouraged, Potluck will ensue.
7:00 Live Music by Marie Sioux, Kacey Johansing, Hand Habits
Dance Party Celebration ~ DRESS 2 SWEAT !
January 27, 2018
Suggested door donation of $10-$20 sliding scale – no one turned away!
Epicenter DJ 630-8
Bobo Tempo – 9-10pm
Food by Mirta Guzman
Lagunitas Beer, Sola and West of Temperance wine for sale
Please find more info and donate directly from her Go Fund Me page below:
January 20, 2018
The Bolinas Children’s Center Fundraising Event
Come Laugh, Eat, Drink and Play Bingo!
Bingo Cards $5 Each
Spaghetti with Vegetarian Sauce or Meat Sauce
Green Salad & Garlic Bread
Adult Plate $10 Kids Plate $5
* Dessert Table * * Beer & Wine Bar *
Prizes Donated by Local Business, Artists and Community Members
January 13, 2018
Open Mic 5pm-7pm, $10 – Sky is the limit(!) Kids Free
Followed by West Marin Grateful Dead Appreciation Society
Screening of the Grateful Dead Night 4th of July 1989, Buffalo, New York
Grateful Dead Night “The Seven” Fundraiser is for Enrique Hernandez’s son Pablo. Enrique is the Chef at the Bolinas Coast Café and Pablo his son is severely handicapped. The medical costs are never ending and while both parents work really hard a little extra help is needed!
Shakedown Vendors Welcome, call (415) 847-6629
December 31, 2017
Psychedelic Seniors 8pm-9:30pm
9pm East Coast Balloon Drop
9:30pm – 1:30pm Just Friends
Midnight West Coast Balloon Drop
December 25, 2017
December 22, 2017
December 21, 2017
West Marin Holiday Gift and Food Program will be distributing gifts and food at the Bolinas Community Center on Dec 21st
Oct. 30th to Dec. 8th
West Marin Community Services
11431 Highway One, Suite 10
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Applications also available at:
Bolinas/Stinson Elementary School: 415 868-1603
Tomales Elementary School: Cristina Salcedo 707-878-2214
West Marin Elementary School: Kim Harvell 415-663-8101
If you have no children in school,
please bring income verification & proof of address (no P.O. Box)
December 17, 2017
World Crafts Faire
World Café Featuring Mexican Traditional Cooking by Chef Mirta Guzman
Any questions or interest in participating, please, contact flower (831-747-4540) email@example.com
December 10, 2017
The fair is at full capacity for vendors!
Please call (415) 868-2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to volunteer!
December 3, 2017
The Bolinas Community Land Trust Cordially Invites You to Gingerbread House Making – Followed by Spaghetti Dinner and Caroling with Molly Maguire
House Making from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Dinner and Caroling from 5:00pm-7:30pm
Dinner and drink tickets to be sold at the door ($6 per plate)
Please R.S.V.P. for house kits by December 1
($25 per kit) email@example.com or call (415)868-8880.
November 23, 2017
November 13, 2017
Photo via Pixabay
With the end of another year comes reflection, and for many, there’s always the question of whether we’re living our best lives or not. That means different things for different people, but in general, it comes down to your overall well-being. Are you stressed often, or do you suffer from anxiety? Do you find yourself exhausted much of the time and unable to find joy in the small things because you’re so tired?
It’s easy to fall into habits that leave you feeling this way, especially if you have work, school, a family, and other responsibilities to worry about. Some of those habits are otherwise harmless, such as keeping a full schedule, but when combined with other stressors, they can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to perform to the best of your ability. It’s time to think about the best ways you can eliminate bad habits and figure out how to successfully stay on track with your goals for the new year, as well as how to sustain them. Read on to find out how.
November 12, 2017
Sunday November 12th 2017 Noon-10pm, Suggested Donation $23 donation for all 5 films or $5-$7 per film HopeDance is under the umbrella of Central Coast Bioneers / Ecologistics. The Sponsor’s Federal Tax ID is 27-2116150. found at http://www.hopedance.org/donate
From noon till 10pm… 5 films and conversations
NEURONS TO NIRVANA: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines (68min) 12 Noon to 1:30pm 1:30-2pm Break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EpFWLrMhn0
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (Michael Moores latest film that has not yet been received and reviewed normally) (120 min) 2-4:30pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KeAZho8TKo
THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR (featuring Jon Yong and animal communicator Anna Breytenbach… with local animal communicator to engage on conversation afterwards (52min) 4:45-6:15pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eENAzpMH4uo
PLANETARY (84min) Featuring astronauts and others speaking about the earth, cosmos, humans and what is happening… with an outstanding sound track. 6:30-8:15pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv-cMV0XzH0
ONE TRACK HEART (featuring Krishna Das) (72min) 8:30-9:40pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG84IBv7cS0&t=4s
November 10, 2017
HopeDance FiLMs presents “CRAZYWISE”
Suggested Donation: $10/ No one will be refused…
A feature documentary challenging the current mental health system in crisis. A 20-year fascination with shamanism leads photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges to question how Western cultures define and treat severe mental disorders.
Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.
Conversations have always included mental health practitioners, ex-mental patients, therapists of all kinds
November 7, 2017
November 4, 2017
Bolinas Skate Park Benefit Punk Show and Silent Art Auction on Saturday November 4th at 7:30 PM, sliding scale entry $5-20.
Featuring Sonoma County bands:
THE DROUGHT CULT
Silent Art Auction featuring local and visiting artists!
All proceeds go to benefit the completion of the Bolinas Skate Park.
Check out the GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/
November 3, 2017
Join the Bolinas Fire Department and Fire Safe Marin for light refreshments and important discussion about one of the major threats to our town: Wildfire.
Guest speakers will include: Marin County Fire Department Battalion Chiefs Chris Martenelli and Christie Neill, Fire sAFETYCoordinator Todd Lando, BCPUD Manager Jennifer Blackman and Firefighter Clint St. Martin.
Come hear first-hand experiences from fire evacuees & firefighters during the recent devastating Santa Rosa / Napa fires and what we can do in Bolinas to prepare for a similar disaster HERE.
November 2, 2017
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) on Wednesday, Nov 1 from Noon-10pm. The BCC will have Pozole and Mexican chocolate available for purchase in the kitchen.
On Thursday Nov. 2, Dia de los Muertos”, the BCC will be open from 2pm to 8pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 1, 2017
October 31, 2017
Come join us for a FUN and FREE party at the BCC!! (Donations can be made for the musicians!)
7 pm Coastal Scrubbers
8 pm Sandy’s
BCC cash bar
Cyrus’ Famous Halloween Paella in the Plaza
Sponsored by The Bolinas Community Center and WWW.KWMR.ORG
Contact email@example.com to volunteer
October 28, 2017
Doors open at 7pm
Dj from 7-8pm
El Radio Fantastic 8pm-11pm
“Beyond the Reef”
3rd Annual Halloween Benefit for The BCLT
All ages welcome
$20 entry / $10 for kids
Beer and wine
Photo booth and costume contest (10pm)
All the benefit the BCLT – affordable housing and community sustainability
October 22, 2017
Immigrant Action Committee is hosting a movie “Why We Come” , on why undocumented immigrants come here from Mexico and Guatemala. The movie will be in both English and Spanish. 45 minutes.
There will be a panel discussion and a Q&A possibility.
These powerful, often heartbreaking, yet always stirring and inspiring stories offer an intimate look at lives lived at the outer limits of poverty and at the extraordinary courage of ordinary people as they take great risks seeking a better life for their families, especially for their children.
You may leave donations for folks needing help with immigration here in Bolinas.
For more info please contact Ed Chiera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolinas Immigrant Action Committee
West Marin Community Services
‘Standing Together” Rapid Response Team
October 21, 2017
BETWEEN THE TIDES: LIVING SHORELINES IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Saturday, October 21 / 2 – 4 PM
$10 suggested donation at the door
Bolinas Community Center / 14 Wharf Road, Bolinas
As we look to the future, how can our past inform the ways in which we adapt to the environmental challenges we face? Throughout the United States and beyond, oyster reefs are being tested as an approach to mitigate the effects of climate change and to restore critical habitat to our waterways. These pilot projects also offer insight into our ecological history. New York harbor was once teaming with oysters and shell mounds were a fixture of San Francisco Bay’s 19th century shoreline. This panel will examine the important role oysters play in the ecology of our bays and the promise they offer for creating resiliency.
Moderated by Alison Sant of the Studio for Urban Projects with panelists Katharyn Boyer, Professor of Biology at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University; Maria Brown, Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary; Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist and Program Director of the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Resilient Landscapes Program; and Terry Sawyer from Hog Island Oyster Co.
October 20, 2017
October 13, 2017
October 7, 2017
Buy tickets at The Endless Summer Extravaganza!
The Two Mile Surf Shop is hosting an awesome screening of Endless Summer with two legendary surfing pioneers: Paul Strauch and Mike Hynson!
* Talk story with iconic hot shot surfer and film co-star Mike Hynson
* Aloha style with the creator of the “cheater five” Paul Strauch
* Music by David Polo in the Plaza!
* Beer on tap by Lagunitas
* Wine on pour by Longboard Vineyards
* Hawaiian ice on shave by Olukai
* A slice of pizza or a whole pie by Barbary Coast Pizza & Catering, 5pm on at the BCC Plaza
** Tip – Early bird $20.00 tickets available only until September 1st.
Limited seating so buy your tickets early.
*** Pizza and alcoholic beverages not included in ticket price.
Buy tickets at The Endless Summer Extravaganza