Upcoming Events

July 28, 2018

BCLT Community Housing Forum

 Saturday July 28th 4pm-6pm

The Bolinas Community Land Trust hosts a community informative discussion on housing in Bolinas/West Marin. Join us to learn more about the abundant work being done around the housing crisis in Bolinas, including updates on the BCLT’s new projects. Presentations will be followed by questions and small group discussions.

Housing Forum will include Presentations on:

– Real Community Rentals and information on the Coast Guard Housing

-TOT tax

-Short Term Rentals

-New Projects from The BCLT

 

 

Current and Past Events

July 17, 2018

Upcoming Mesa Park Event – Saturday August 4th

Movie in the Park – Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mesa Park Little League Field

7:00 pm Hot dog BBQ

8:00 pm Movie – Zootopia

$5 per adult / kids are free

Proceeds benefit snack shack renovations at Mesa Park

Don’t forget your blankets & camp chairs

Sponsored by Friends of Mesa Park

Hope to see you there!

July 15, 2018

Poetry Reading for Charlie Ross’ Birthday

Sunday July 15th at 5pm

 $5 Door

Poetry Reading

for

Charlie Ross’ Birthday

Please Come and Celebrate Charlie by Reading Poetry.

There will be a Pot Luck Table  and a Beer & Wine Bar

July 14, 2018

Spaghetti Bingo

Spaghetti Bingo Saturday July 14th, 2018    

  Dinner 6-8pm Bingo 7:45pm

FREE TO ENTER

Bingo Cards $5

Dinner $5 Kids plate    $10-$12  Adult Plate

Please come Laugh, Eat, Drink and Play Bingo!  We will be serving Spaghetti with a Vegetarian sauce AND Spaghetti with Meatballs. We will also be serving Meatball Sandwiches and all Dishes come with Mixed Green Salad.  We hope to see you all there!

Fundraiser for The Bolinas Community Center AND The Bolinas Children’s Center

If you would like to make a prize donation please contact Kate at the office 415-868-2128.

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2018

Master Magician Dan Chan

Tuesday July 10th 3:30pm

Come to Dan Chan’s Show ready to be amazed.

This Internationally acclaimed magician was recently named

Silcon Valley’s Favorite Magician

July 3, 2018

Delly Ranks with the 7th Street Band

Tuesday July 3rd, Doors Open at 8pm

EPICENTER SOUND PRESENTS – BOLINAS 4TH OF JULY KICK OFF – DELLY RANKS WITH THE 7th STREET BAND – PLUS SPECIAL GUEST BOBBY HUSTLE – LIVE IN BOLINAS JULY 3rd WITH EPICENTER SOUND – DJ’s ZELUS AND OMATIC.

BEER AND WINE BAR

FOOD AVAILABLE

 

 

July 1, 2018

Unidos Para Guatemala

Sunday July 1st  12pm-8pm

Fundraiser for Guatemala

Tamales, Drinks, Dessert and Guatemalan goods for sale!

Please bring New or Used Clothing, Canned foods and Diapers

to send to the Red Cross of Guatemala.

For more information or to help please contact Ney at 1-415-269-1708

 

 

June 30, 2018

Bolinas Stinson Reunion 2018

Saturday June 30th 2018 3pm-12am

$5 per person

 

Please come to the Bolinas Community Center for the first

Bolinas Stinson School Reunion for all ages!  

Come Dance to the DJ’s , Drink ,and Catch up with old friends.

Pirate Pizza will be in the kitchen and there will be a Pot Luck Table.

Also Art Show Bolinas Stinson School Graduate,  July.

Beer and Wine Bar

 

 

June 28, 2018

Dance Church

Thursday June 28th  7:30-10:30

Come find your trance. a new regular monthly dance night for all ages . 3 DJ sets. Wrestling. All ages. All kinds of movement. please come move your body and get lost.

June 23, 2018

Square Dance

Summertime Squaredance! Saturday, June 23rd at the Bolinas Community Center
Featuring live old-time music by The Bay Billies, Guest Caller Robin Fischer (Berkeley)

Bring the kids to the Family Dance 6:30-7:30pm and stay for the Later Dance 8-10pm

All dances taught beforehand!

Food and Drink! $5-10 suggested donation. Come stomp yer feet! 

Beer and Wine Bar done by the Bolinas Community Center

June 3, 2018

BCLT Board Meeting and Quilt Raffle June 3rd, 2018

BCLT Board Meeting and Quilt Raffle June 3rd, 2018

Board Meeting 10am-2pm at the Bolinas Community Center

12pm-2pm  Straus Ice Cream Social in the Plaza

2pm Quilt Raffle Drawing

Please join the Bolinas Community Land Trust for info on our new projects and general info on the work the BCLT is doing. After our meeting we  will enjoy ice cream in the plaza and sell the last quilt tickets before finding its forever home, wrapping up this big community based fundraiser for affordable homes and community sustainability.

 

 

May 31, 2018

Dance Church

SORRY, NO DANCE CHURCH THIS MONTH

 

Thursday May 31st 7:30-10:30 

Come find your trance. a new regular monthly dance night for all ages . 3 DJ sets. Wrestling. All ages. All kinds of movement. please come move your body and get lost. 

 

 

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day BBQ & Plaza Party

 Monday May 28th, 2018 BBQ 12-5pm , FREE EVENT

Come celebrate Memorial Day while dancing in the BCC Plaza!

1pm Coastal Scrubers 1pm   & 3pm Los Padres

 

Sausages, Salads and sides, Veggie Chili, Three Twins ice cream, Lagunitas Brewing Company Beer, Sola & Thackrey wine, Mimosas & Bellinis…. Come hungry and thirsty!

BCC Fundraiser; call (415) 868-2128 to VOLUNTEER!!

The BCC does not do a road closure for this event!!

May 26, 2018

May 17, 2018

Tijuana Makes Me Happy – Screening

Thursday May 17th 2018, 7pm, Sliding Scale $5-$20

BCC Projector Upgrade Fundraiser!

 Every man remembers how hard it is being 15 years old: Your voice is cracking, your hormones are raging, school is boring, the girl you love is a young prostitute who won’t go out with you because you don’t have enough cash, so you start crossing the border in order to save enough money to buy a rooster so you can enter a cockfight and win her love. It’s a tale as old as time itself. Continue reading

May 12, 2018

Fundraiser to get Amber to The Caribbean to study Music & Dance

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Ladies only, please. Pay at the door, or via the YouCaring link below.~Schedule of Events~
9:30am Deep stretch warm up with Amber (Bolinas Community Center)
10-11:30 Amber’s beloved guest teacher, Tika Morgan, teaches Cuban Dance (Bolinas Community Center)
11:45-2:00 Enjoy brunch and live music at www.11wharfroad.com with a live acoustic set by Amber, Anny, Camilla, Evie Ladin and Kelly Orphan (gorgeous vocals, mbira, banjo and more)

Join for the whole day, or whatever portion you can.
Dance class only: $25
Brunch and music only (with a glass of prosecco): $50
Dance, brunch & music: sliding scale $75 – sky’s the limit!

To pay in advance, please visit www.youcaring.com/amberhines. Indicate whether you’ll be joining for brunch, and the # in your party in the comments section.

Please RSVP by Thursday, May 10

 

Grateful Dead Night #8

Saturday May 12th 2018  $10 Adults  Kids Free

Open Mic 5-7pm

7pm Grateful Dead Appreciation Society

Followed with Screening , Thai Food , Drinks, and Silent Auction.

Come join us for our 8th Grateful Dead Night in Bolinas. We start with a Grateful Dead open mic for 2 hours, then our amazing local Dead cover band will play 2 sets, followed by a screening of 7/19/89 at Alpine Valley on the big screen. There will be traditional Thai food, prepared by Nan Skinner, Beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co., wine from Thackrey & Co., Silent Auction with some amazing items, (will keep ya posted), Bake Sale, a 50/50 raffle…… All proceeds are benefitting two local kids and their medical expenses with Lyme disease. So please come dance with us, it’s always a blast, and do good at the same time. It’s a win win for all. If you are interested in vending, please let me know. Hope to see ya there. ❤⚡💙

April 29, 2018

Rock Pop and Soul Shop Performance

Sunday, April 29th, 7:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30)
Come and hear the band:
Dylan Squires, Danny Vitali, Molly Maguire, Michael Pinkham, Amber Hines, Beth Carusillo, as they back up your favorite local celebrity singers:
Jeanne Bracken-Faye, Peter DeJung, Terry Donohue, Camilla Ford, Stacey Henderson,
Charles Lenhoff, Rob Lenhoff, Matt Lewis, Amanda Mann, Toni MacDonald,
William McGovern, Brenda Stine, Amelia Straton, Elizabeth Tacherra, & Susan Tacherra,
$10 at the door ($5 kids),
or in advance through anyof the participants
or email mollymaguire@me.com to reserve a seat.
Hope to see you.
This performance is co-sponsored by the
Bolinas Community Center
(We LOVE the BCC!)

April 28, 2018

Garden of Bolinas – Art Garden and Food Fundraiser

Saturday April 28th 2018, 11am – 6pm, FREE

STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS, Call 415.868.2128 to sign-up!

We have a fun-filled day in store for you with two stages of great local music, lots of food, food crafts, garden goods, an auction, beer, wine, cocktails, baked goods and more! Mark your calendars for April 28th to come support your Community Center, eat, dance and enjoy your community!

We offer parking at Mesa Park and a shuttle from 10:30am-6:30pm. Shuttle is $5, if you get a stamp at a BCC Booth at the festival (Oysters, Salad, Bar, Baked Goods, Membership Table, Auction or Fairy house creations in the Plaza), otherwise $10 to ride back to Mesa Park! Shuttle is free going down from Mesa Park!

2018 Festival Vendors are :

BCC Oysters: Tomales Bay Oyster Company & Hog Island Oyster Company with Coast Café garlic butter & BBQ sauce

BCC Salad with Star Route Greens, Bolinas Veggies and Princess Salad Dressing

BCC Baked Goods – contact June at 868-9052 to sign-up!

Wood-fired pizza slices by Barbary Coast Pizza & Catering

Spanish Paella by Nuria and Doug

Tamales by Carmen and Marina

Pan Native American Fry Bread by Daniel

Keith’s Sour Dill Pickles

Clive Brown with The Xocolate Bar

Laurie Knowles Tomato Plant Starts & Knowles Bowls n Spoons

Molly Brown’s spring tonics, fire ciders etc.

Schehera Van Dyk Pottery

Lynn Maclaird’s Herbal Skincare and Remedies

Bella & Sadie Mann essential oil bath goods, soaps, lemon curd, rhubarb jam

Sharon Casey with live succulent bark pieces

Emery Calo Vest with Sweet Tooth Toffee

Bay Area Bee Company: Bolinas Honey, pollen and honey combs

Las Baulines Nursery trees

Heidi Sandovall Norwegian Waffles

Melissa and Kanoa’s sauerkrauts, kimchis, vinegars, hot sauces and kombucha

Zim Caruselli’s Jerry Garcia Garden Gnomes and plants

BCC Bar with Lagunitas Beer, Thackrey & Sola Wine, Cocktails & More

BCC Membership table with bags, aprons, shirts & info

KID ZONE in the Plaza with fairy garden creations

 

2018 Music:

11am Psychedelic Seniors PLAZA

11:45 Bolinas Stinson School Band and Music Tribe

12:30 pm Beth Carusillo

1pm September – Jerry Bojeste, Roger Crissinger, Chris Genert & Charles Mozelle – PLAZA

2pm Estrellas Del Mar: Anny, Amber, Camilla, Beth and Bob

2:45 Jan Broek

3:15 pm Bo-Stin Dub Squad – PLAZA

4pm Charlie Docherty

5pm AUCTION CLOSES INSIDE BCC

5:15pm Los Padres – PLAZA

 

AUCTION ITEMS THUS FAR (4-10-18)

Tour/tasting and lunch at the cowgirl creamery and cantina – Pt Reyes

$50 gift card – Bolinas Hardware

$50 gift card Ace Hardware – Pt Reyes

$100 gift card Palace market – Pt Reyes

$50 gift card Parkside Restaurant – Stinson

$25 gift card Susan Hayes Handwoven – Pt Reyes

3 hours window washing Clear Light Window Washing

Body work by several masseuses

4 Yoga classes with Lisa Brendel

Diaspora Dance class @BCC with Amber Hines

5 Teen/Adult Ballet Classes @BCC with Erica Townsend

5 Pilates Mat Classes @BCC with Lisa Townsend

3 childrens classes (tumble or dance) @BCC with KT

2 1/2hr tarot readings with Tania Bedford

BCC weekend rental of hall, kitchen and equipment, $600 value

1 year subscription to Hearsay News

2 Hr Consultation with Lea Earnheart

100 gallons of propane from McPhail Fuel

4 tickets to Slide ranch harvest festival

$100 haircut by Philippa

$75 haircut by Marc Greco

2 tickets to SF Zoo

Gift certificate for 4 guest to attend one of Pt Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co’s Friday farm tours

$196 certificate from Good & Clean

And more coming!!

Let us 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  lia@bocenter.org to sign-up as a vendor or to  VOLUNTEER! Please contact Randi at randi@bocenter.org to DONATE a tax-deductible service or gift certificate for this year’s auction.

 

 

 

 

April 22, 2018

An Evening with a Mushroom Guy….

Sunday April 22nd 2018, 3pm

Sharing time and space with The Bolinas Community. In discussion of Dharma, vegetable farming, The Mushroom Kingdom, local flora, fauna and things. Reciting prose, raps, rhymes, poems, stories and Sutra with the People for the People, of Bolinas and beyond…

Like a walk in the woods or a good meal on the table, I invite you to join us fir this evening with each other. Q&A to follow.

Admission Free.

Donations, alms and goodness welcome and accepted.

Contact: Your local woods, foragers, farmers and folk for more info!

April 21, 2018

Aerial Arts Performance “Kaleidoscope”

Saturday April 21st  2018, 3pm, $10 – $5 kids

Bolinas Youth Aerial Artists and Zaccho Dance Theater from San Francisco will present their new original work at the Bolinas Community Center.

Photos: Piro Patton

April 15, 2018

Memorial for Joshua Pruess

Sunday April 15th 2018, 2-4pm

Please come, bring your stories, flowers and your presence. It’s a potluck.

Claudia Pruess and Ilka Hartmann -0419

April 8, 2018

Steve Wrenn Celebration of Life

Sunday April 8th 2018, 2:30pm

The man, the myth, the legend, Steve Wrenn, passed December 19th. He had such love for this commUnity and life. While he was a proud man, I know how he’s touched my life as I am sure, yours. Please join in celebrating and honoring Steve’s life. Bring your stories to share and a pot luck dish if you can.

Message me at (415) 868-9978 if you’d like to help set up or clean up. Love, love… Julie

March 31, 2018

Freebox Follies Fashion Show

Saturday March 31st, Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm

POST APOC.el.lip.tic.al Free Box Follies!

Envisioning another outcome and making it happen through play and laughter!

Tamales by Carmen in the courtyard and BCC Bar with margaritas inside

7pm-Puzzling evidence (Amelia Straton)

7:05-Sam & Maya skit (MC’s)

7:10-Freebox song with StuArt Chapman and Martine Algier

7:13-Psychedelic Seniors

7:18-Fashion Segment

7:25-Mia Caron freebox song

7:30-Mixu and Mila Sabbatini

7:35-Ona Zigler

7:40-Butterfly’s

7:45-Crow stories
7:50-Intermission

8:10-Mens Fashion segment

8:20-Amanda & Bella Mann

8:25-Blackbird (Shannon Gray)

8:33-Fashion Segment

8:40-Seanie Mathis

8:45-Jan Broek

8:50-Bubble Dance

 

Makeup-Asia and Schehera

Lights-Don Smith

Dj-Zelus

MC-Sam Weismiller & Maya Giannini

 

Are you a BCC member? Sign up at entrance door and support your community center!

March 24, 2018

Springtime Square Dance

Saturday March 24th 2018

6:30pm-7:30pm Family Dance and 8pm-10pm The Later Dance

$5-$10 suggested donation / Pizza for sale in the Plaza!

Come welcome in the Spring with a good ol’ square dance! Live old-time music performed by The West County Pickers with a special guest caller from Portland Oregon Marta King.

Isiah Mead – Bass

Conner Maguire – Fiddle

Matt Porter – Banjo

Nick Blechman – Guitar

No experience or partner needed! All dances taught beforehand. Bring the kids to the family dance from 6:30-7:30 and stick around for the later dance 8-10pm! West Country Pickers Band includes the following artists:

 

 

March 17, 2018

Bolinas Library Presents Cajun & Creole Dance Music

Saturday March 17th, 3pm, free

Marin County Free Library presents: Eric and Suzy Thompson Bring the Spice and Stomp of Cajun Country to West Marin!

A One Book One Marin Program

Using diatonic accordion, fiddle, and guitar, Eric and Suzy Thompson will perform a mix of Cajun waltzes and two-steps, Creole blues, and even an unaccompanied Cajun ballad with its origins in medieval France! This is the Cajun and Creole dance music, complete with authentic Cajun French lyrics, that’s been an integral part of celebrations in southwest Louisiana for over one hundred years.

 

March 16, 2018

March 3, 2018

The Hearty Tardy Mardi Gras Party

Saturday March 3rd 2018

5:30 pm Parade, Doors & Food at 6pm, Music 6:30-8:30 pm

$10 Adults/ $5 Seens & Teens / 12 and under free

Mirta Guzman cooking tacos!

The Hearty Tardy Mardi Gras Party is back with Los Padres and Special Guests!

February 24, 2018

Warrior King at the BCC

Saturday February 24TH 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

Bolinas Library Movie Night “Arrangiarsi”

Friday February 23rd, 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.”

Mangiamo!

Matteo Troncone

February 11, 2018

Membership Potluck Dinner

Sunday February 11th 2018, 5pm Doors

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 lia@bocenter.org