Upcoming Events

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

thanksgivingThursday November 23rd 2017

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 23, 20147 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.

December 10, 2017

Bolinas Winter Faire 2017

Friday December 8th 2017, 5pm-10pm

Saturday December 9th 11am-6pm and Sunday December 10th 2017, 11am-6pm

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

Applications go out on Wednesday November 1st at 10am at the Bolinas Peoples’ Store!

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 4:00 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.) 

If you are interested in being considered to be the Faire Food Vendor, and have your own catering insurance, please submit the Faire Vendor Application and offered menu for the 3-day faire by Monday 11/20/17 at the BCC office.

Please call (415) 868-2128 or email lia@bocenter.org for more details.

January 20, 2018

Spaghetti Bingo

Saturday January 20th 2018

Dinner 5pm-7pm / Bingo 7:30pm / Bingo Cards $5 Each

Spaghetti Bingo

Come Laugh, Eat, Drink and Play Bingo !

Menu

Spaghetti with a Vegetarian Marina 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

 

Current and Past Events

November 12, 2017

Bolinas Transformational Film Fest / Rescheduled

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

Crazywize

Friday November 10th 2017, 7pm

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

Election Day

voteTuesday November 7th, 7am-8pm

Come vote, vote, vote!!

All classes are cancelled, but yes there is always Pizza in the kitchen!

November 4, 2017

Punk Show Benefit

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:

STREETBBREAKER
THE DROUGHT CULT
HOLY WOOD

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/bolinasskatepark

November 3, 2017

Bolinas Wild Fire Planning Meeting

Friday November 3rd 2017, 7pm

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

Day of the Dead

Wednesday November 1st Noon-10pm and Thursday November 2nd 2pm-8pm, 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) 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 lia@bocenter.org.

October 31, 2017

Hallow’s Eve at the BCC

Tuesday October 31st 2017, 7pm – 10pm, FREE

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 lia@bocenter.org to volunteer

October 28, 2017

‘Beyond the Reef’ BCLT Halloween Benefit

Saturday October 28th 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

Why We Come

Sunday 10/22, 4pm-6pm

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 edchiera@gmail.com

Sponsored by:

Bolinas Immigrant Action Committee

West Marin Community Services

‘Standing Together” Rapid Response Team

 

October 21, 2017

BOLINAS MUSEUM PRESENT a GREAT MINDS PANEL DISCUSSION

As part of their current exhibitions, BOLINAS MUSEUM PRESENT a GREAT MINDS PANEL DISCUSSION

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

Aloha ‘Oe Emma Lee

Friday October 13th 2017, $10-$20

Come party with Emma Lee before she heads back to Hawaii!

Doors & BCC Cash Bar Open 7pm

Dinner by Chloe 7pm-8pm

8pm Emma Lee

9pm David Polo

10pm PSDSP

*All proceeds go the BCC Sound Upgrade Project*

 

October 7, 2017

The Endless Summer Extravaganza

Saturday October 7th, 5pm Food, 7pm Endless Summer Screening inside BCC, $20-$25

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

 

October 1, 2017

Jeff Manson’s ‘Wild Form’ Record Release

Sunday 10/1, Doors and Dinner at 5, music at 7, followed by dance party, FREE

NIGHT BLOOM RECORDS PRESENTS

JEFF MANSON “WILD FORM” RECORD RELEASE PARTY

with Special Guests COOL MARITIME .

and B-SIDE BRUJAS (oakland)

dinner by TACOS OSCAR for sale in the kitchen

projections by LIBIDO LIGHT CLUB

DID I SAY FREE?

 

 

 

September 26, 2017

Earth Wisdom Healer

Tuesday September 26th 2017, 6pm – 8pm, Free Talk!

Sarah Maclean Bicknell is a Healer, Teacher and Mentor. She has studied healing and ceremonial work in North American indigenous traditions for over 25 years. She has training in North American Native and North European Native Traditions.

September 23, 2017

Diana Long Memorial Gathering

Saturday 9/23, From 3pm to 5 pm

Come celebrate the life of Diana Long!

Food service will be potluck: Bring finger food and drinks only. Paper plates, napkins and plastic drinks glasses will be provided.

For more information or to help, please contact:  rpkovach@att.net

 

September 22, 2017

Grateful Dead Night #6

Friday September 22nd 2017, $10 and up / kids free

All proceeds go to help Ruby treat Lyme Disease

5pm-8pm Open Mic

8pm Screening of July 7th 1989 Philadelphia

Shakedown vendors and for more info, please call: 415-847-6629

 

September 13, 2017

Iyengar Yoga with Jennifer

Yoga taught in the Iyengar Method – Mixed level, beginners welcome ~ 10:30 am beginning Wednesday 9/13/17

Inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar this style of Yoga brings about integration of body, mind and spirit. It is rooted in the traditional eight limbs of Yoga incorporating philosophy with the practice of postures and breathe awareness to develop health and well being of the whole person. It is a meditation in movement and practiced as an Art, Science and Philosophy. Jennifer MacGregor Dennis

September 10, 2017

Community Meeting with USF and Star Route Farm

Sunday September 10th 2017, 4pm – 6 pm

Community Meeting

Provost Don Heller of USF will be coming to our Community meeting. He is going to give us as much information as he knows  to what USF has planned for Star Route Farm. Once he has given us this info there will be a facilitated open question period for any community member. 

Contact Mark Butler for more info at: 868-0245 or mabu249@gmail.com 

 

September 7, 2017

Beginning Yoga with Brenda Stine

Beginning Yoga with Brenda Stine ~ 6:00 – 7:15 pm (September series)

Each class will be a balanced mix of strengthening, lengthening and relaxing poses, with continuity from week to week so you can really see what a difference a regular yoga practice can make. We will also lso build up to a “peak pose” that varies from class to class, so we are sure to cover a variety of poses every month: chest openers, back openers, balancing poses, inversions, etc.

 Cost: $15/classWear: comfortable clothes with room to move, a shirt that won’t fall in your face when bend over from standing (tuck it in or where a snug one ; – )

Questions? of course you do!  Bring ‘em on yoga@brendastine.com

September 6, 2017

Flag Ship in Bolinas on Wednesdays

Wednesdays in Bolinas:

The F.L.A.G.ship program, in partnership with Marin County Free Library, offers FREE drop-in bilingual preschool activities for families with children 0 to 5 years old on-board our bus. Stories, songs, games, crafts and other fun Kindergarten-readiness activities engage children and adults together. Information and referrals for family services are always available.

Wednesdays
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Bolinas Library
14 Wharf Rd, Bolinas

Labor Day Thank You!!!

THANK YOU BOLINAS

For another fantastic Labor Day! It was fun, the food was delicious, our auction full of treasures and the music kept folks happy and dancing.

A BIG thank you everyone who came down to the party, donated and bid on auction items, volunteered and worked the event.

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September 4, 2017

Labor Day Street Party

Monday September 4th 2017, 12 noon – 6pm
The Bolinas Community Center hosts the annual Labor Day Street Party & BBQ! We will have two stages of live dancing music, A Silent
Auction, delicious BBQ foods, homemade desserts, Beer & Wine and a Kids Corner in the Plaza.
Make sure to also look for all those hidden treasures to bring down to our famous White Elephant Silent Auction happening in our Center and ending at 5pm on Labor Day.
Silent Auction Items to be brought to the BCC Thursday 8/31 – Friday 9/1/2017 10am-4pm. There will be Dancing Bo Dogs, Spinning Elephant and Arm & Drumstick T-shirts for sale and you may of course renew your membership or become a new member at our booth to support your fabulous Community Center.
For your convenience, we offer parking $10 / car ($5 for locals) and a free shuttle ride from Mesa Park to Downtown and back.
MUSIC OF 2017
Wharf Stage: Noon: Psycedelic Seniors, 1pm: Coastal Scrubbers, 2pm: Just Friends, 3pm: RKS, 4 pm: Los Padres & 5:15pm: Bobo Tempo
Plaza Aloha Stage: , 12:30: Guitar Pete, 1pm: Beth, 1:15pm Amber & Anny, 1:45pm: Cadance, 2:15pm The Mann Girls, 2:45pm: Jan Broek Experience & 3:30 Ritual Process 
We still need a few volunteers, so please contact the BCC office if you can help (415) 868-2128 or email lia@bocenter.org.
EXTRA INFO on the road closure at Wharf & Brighton:

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August 26, 2017

Leslie Nuchow Singer-Song writer Performance

Saturday August 26th, 8pm, $10

Leslie’s message – which blends nature, spirituality, and activism – is at home in Bolinas.  The daughter of a labor leader and a feminist, music, protest, and healing have always been inseparable to her.  She grew up understanding the power of having a voice, and what a voice!   It is one of the most powerful, moving voices you will ever hear.  Annie Lennox wrote, “Leslie’s voice stands alone.”

She had an illustrious career before taking time off to raise her son and care for her ailing mother.  She has appeared widely in magazines and on television and radio including MTV, VH1, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, CNN headline News, and CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, to name a few.  She has sung for Nelson Mandela, and she was invited to perform at the Lilith Fair where she shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, and the Dixie Chicks.

Now she is back with a new album, Balm for Gilead.  Her music has been described as Power Folk, and this new album has gotten great reviews.

Be gloriously moved by the grace of an erupting volcano and the subtlety of scent. — Rolling Stone Magazine

Please visit http://www.leslienuchow.com for more info!

 

August 19, 2017

The End of an Era Party

Saturday August 19th 2017, 4pm-10pm

Suggested Donation at the Door:
$10 Adult, $5 Kids (12 yrs and under)
No one turned away for lack of funds.

After fifty years, the Stinson Beach Preschool has closed. Please join us Sat-8/19 from 4 to 10 pm to share remembrances, see old friends, meet new friends and celebrate this community treasure!

FOOD – Main entree (chicken/fish/vegetarian)
& green salad provided.
Please bring a side dish (not green salad) or dessert to share.

MUSIC is all Local talent: Molly Maguire, Amanda Mann & The Bubbas, Danny Vitali, Steve Trivelpiece and more!!!

Remembrances – Please submit a writing to share or upload photos at our Facebook Page (@sbpreschool415). Please organize photos by school year and tag people where possible.

 

 

August 12, 2017

Marc E. Bassy: Sander’s Memorial Show

Saturday August 12th 2017

Marc E. Bassy will be bringing the beats to Bo to help the BCC raise funds for the continued Sound Project! The show is in memory of our beloved Owen Sanders.

The BCC is looking to upgrade the old sound board, create Bass Traps behind the speakers and pay-off a loan on the wireless microphones!

Come support your favorite Community Center! Epicenter Sound in the mix!

August 3, 2017

WILDCARE: Feather, Fur & Scales

Thursday August 3rd, 3pm

Bolinas Library Kids Summer Challenge Presents

WILDCARE: Feta her, Fur & Scales

Urban wildlife rehabilitation specialists from Wild Care in San Rafael will share rescue stories in a hands-on visit to increase awareness of local wildlife. Meet a rescue animal and learn how you can help.

July 30, 2017

Community Night with Maitreya & Lee Tafari


Sunday July 30th, 3pm-8pm 2017

Come eat Natural-N-Clean Jamaican Cali Cuisine

Curry Butterbean with Mushrooms

Served with Rice & Salad

Peppa Pot Love Sip Soup

Farmstand Slaw with Pumpkin Seeds & Fried Plantains

Fresh Pineapple Tamarind Ginger Carrot Juice

July 17, 2017

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater

Monday July 17th 2017, 4pm, FREE event

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater comes to town with a riotous, interactive theater experience where you, the audience members, are the stars.

Thanks to the Friends of the Marin County Free Library for funding this Summer Challenge event.

To find out more about Kenn’s Theater please visit: http://www.kennadamsadventuretheater.com/

July 16, 2017

Celebration of the Life of Herman Berlandt

Sunday July 16th 2017, 2pm-6pm

Herman Berlandt Memorial Celebration

On Sunday, July 16th at 2 pm there will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Herman Berlandt.  We will share memories, stories, music, poetry and food.  As Herman was a beloved member of the Bolinas community, all are welcomed to attend.