Upcoming Events

November 22, 2018

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.

November 23, 2018

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

 

 

December 1, 2018

A Community Square Dance

Bolinas Stinson Beach School Foundation

presents

A Community Square Dance 

with Evie Ladin Old Time Dance Party!

Dinner @ 5:30pm

Dancing @ 6:30pm & 8pm

Costume Contest @ 7:30pm

More later…..

December 7, 2018

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 inside the hall. We do have outside booth spaces available for West Marin Crafters, Saturday and Sunday only.

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!

December 15, 2018

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

 

Current and Past Events

November 11, 2018

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.

November 1, 2018

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.

 

 

October 31, 2018

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…….

 

 

October 27, 2018

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

 

 

October 20, 2018

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

 

 

October 13, 2018

Grateful Dead Night #9

Grateful Dead Night Ninth Edition

Saturday October 13th

$10 Door Min.   Kids FREE

Open Mic 5 pm – 6:59pm

Welcoming Back the Grateful Dead Appreciation Society at 7pm

Followed by a screening of 12-31-1987 Grateful Dead at the Oakland Coliseum

Authentic Thai Food made by Nan Skinner

Lagunitas and Thackrey Libations

 

 

 

 

October 6, 2018

A Night in Spain October 6th 5:30pm

A Night in Spain  Doors 5:30pm, Tapas 6pm, Paella 7pm, Auction Ends 9pm

Early Bird Ticket for Entry, Music, Tapas & Paella $30

At the Door $20 with no Paella or $35 with Paella

Just Paella in the Plaza $15

Featuring Barrio Manouche

Flamenco-Gypsy Jazz and Afro-Cubin Fusion

Tapas * Paella * Silent Auction * Emma Lee & Ben Play Live

Flamenco Show * Cash Bar and Dessert available for purchase!

Contact (415) 868-2550 or stacherra@camarin.org for more info, to purchase tickets and Will Call, to give a tax-deductible auction donation or to volunteer!

October 5, 2018

September 23, 2018

Home Sweet BOBO

5pm – 8pm

A Singing Opera about the oil spill that changed everything.

September 9th – CD release and Practice Songs

September 16th – Practice Songs and Stage Moves

September 23rd – Full Performance with Costumes

September 11, 2018

Labor Day 2018

Thank you so much to all who came out to enjoy Labor Day BBQ with The Bolinas Community Center. It was a great community event and I am honored to be a part of it. The Food and Desserts were amazing!

Thank you to the Sunday Chop Ladies, your hard work is so greatly appreciated!!!!

A BIG Thank you to Mesa Park for all that you do!

Thank you Gospel Flat Farms, Paradise Valley Farms, Star Route Farms and The Bolinas Peoples Store for your help feeding our community.

Thank you Tacherra Ranch for the Eggs!!!!

Thank You Carmen for your Amazing Veggie Tamales!

Thank you to Lagunitas Brew Co., Sean Thackrey and Sola Winery for your donations to our Labor Day Bar.

Thank you to all the amazing bands that played on our two Stages!

The Survivors, Estrella’s Del Mar, Peter, Jan & Mesa Broek , The Mann Girls and Friend, Emma Lee & Ben, Psychedelic Seniors, Coastal Scrubbers, September, RKS, Just Friends, Los Padres, and PSDSP.

Thank you to Steve and Taran for building that beautiful stage on Wharf, we couldn’t have done without you!!

Thank you Maji for your kitchen prep work and for doing all the work to make the Aloha Stage happen!

Thank you to The Bolinas Market for all you do!!

Thank you to June and the Dessert table crew!

Thank you to Guru Kar for shucking all that corn!!

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers  that helped make this event happen. You all are truly amazing and The Bolinas Community Center staff thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!

Ned       Willy       Steve        Memphis   Rick            Phil             Doug

Ron        Bob        Jenny         Liz             Melinda     Vera           Grace

Brenda Karen     Bridget       Molly         Ananda      Ann            Maddie

Amelia   Kelly      Pam            Schehera    Ashley        Paulette     Patrice

Sooze   Bobbi     Arlene        Maitreya    Lyndon       Lisa             Owen

Jackie     Nuria    Beau           Siena          Martine      Karen         Leah

Bailey     Pat        Nina           Anna          June           Kevin          Cadence

Chloe     Mirta    John           Nicole        Meg            Ray             Jeff

Nay       Steve   and to all those that just joined in and volunteered, Thank you!!!!

Thank you BBQ crew, the food was amazing!!!

Thank you Don, for cooking all day!!!

Thank you to Grace, Amelia, William and Kelly for volunteering all day!!

Thank you to Robin and Daniel, who did dishes in the middle of the day!!

Thank you Ed, who did all the dishes at the end of Labor Day!!!

Thank you Maria, Eleanor, Sooze, Allison, and Susie for your hard work making the Silent Auction happen!

 

Thank you all , From The Bolinas Community Center Staff

 

 

 by Kate Ryan-Ross , General Manager

September 3, 2018

August 26, 2018

West Marin Contact Improvisation Jam

West Marin Contact Improvisation Jam

Sunday August 26th, 11m-1:30pm $12- $20

*Special Class Usually done in the Dance Palace*

*BUT this time its in the Bolinas Community Center*

 For more information please contact WMCIJAM@gmail.com

 

 

 

August 12, 2018

Ragman’s Cave Film Screening

Sunday August 12th 7:30 pm

Film Screening of the Ragman’s Cave

 A Short Film by Ole Schell – Community Center Benefit

Bolinas resident, Ole Schell, has made a short film about two boys going on an adventure in Bolinas in the 1980’s. The film features real Bolinas kids and first time actors, Logan Malvin, Marius Salone, Lana Glavis and Sadie Mann. It also features Temple, who some may recognize from Jerry’s play. This film is based on a full feature length script Ole wrote over the past year and half called Ragman’s Cave. The team shot the short film every day after school for two and a half weeks using the resources they had and the locations they all grew up in. “I was able to spend time with Logan and Marius and see the town again through their eyes. We have the same shortcuts, same trees and even the occasional grown up yelling at us to slow down on our motorcycles” says Ole.

Donations for a new projector, screen and sound system for the community center will be accepted but not expected. There will be drama, there will be laughter and there will be an epic 80’s police car and motorcycle chase. This short is a glimpse of a larger feature film they hope to make.

We will start with a meet and greet out over popcorn, snacks, beer and wine, followed by the film, a Q & A and then we can hang some more! It’s a short film so it won’t run late. Those who want to can stay after for a drink and revelry.

August 5, 2018

An Afternoon with Jed

An Afternoon with Jed, at the Bolinas Community Center

Sunday August 5th, at 3pm

Come one, Come all to this Special Peace Gathering.

The Author will be sharing recent poems and writings

Q and A to follow

All are welcome

Free Event

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

 

 

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. ❤⚡💙