Current and Past Events

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

 

February 4, 2018

Tributaries, After Party at the BCC

Sunday February 4th 2018, 6pm at the BCC

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  ~

Feb 4th

Bolinas Gallery

Program:

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

Diana Lerwick Benefit

Sat Jan 27 – Benefit for Diana Lerwick

Suggested door donation of $10-$20 sliding scale – no one turned away!

Doors 630

Epicenter DJ 630-8

Lowatters 8-9pm

Bobo Tempo – 9-10pm

Vinyl 10-12pm

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:

https://www.gofundme.com/dianalerwick

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2018

Spaghetti Bingo

Saturday January 20th 2018

The Bolinas Children’s Center Fundraising Event

Spaghetti Bingo 

Come Laugh, Eat, Drink and Play Bingo! 

Dinner 5pm-7pm

Bingo 7:30pm

Bingo Cards $5 Each 

 

Menu

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

Grateful Dead Night “The Seven” for Pablo Hernandez

Saturday January 13th 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

New Year’s Eve Dance

Sunday December 31st 2017 8 pm doors, $10-$20 / Families $25

New Year’s Eve at the BCC – its a whole town Masquerade!

Come ring in the New Year 2018!

BCC cash bar available. Cheese plates & Fruit & Chocolate plates for sale (reserve one by 12/27/17)

Psychedelic Seniors 8pm-9:30pm

9pm East Coast Balloon Drop

9:30pm – 1:30pm Just Friends

Midnight West Coast Balloon Drop

Please email lia@bocenter.org or call (415) 868-2128 to VOLUNTEER!

December 25, 2017

Winter Celebration Lunch

Monday December 25th 2017, Doors open Noon, Lunch at 1pm

Winter Celebration Lunch

Bring a dish to share

Contact Jodi Angel to VOLUNTEER or for more INFO

415.264.5541

December 22, 2017

Posada / Christmas Party

Friday December 22nd 2017, 6 pm – 10 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Merry… whether you have been naughty or nice… don’t think twice!

Join us at the Community Center, there will be fun, games and traditional Mexican party favors!

Potluck!

For more info please call Marina at (415) 261-8175.

December 21, 2017

West Marin Holiday Gift & Food Program

Thursday 12/21/17, 2pm-4pm

West Marin Holiday Gift and Food Program will be distributing gifts and food at the Bolinas Community Center on Dec 21st

Applications available:

Oct. 30th to Dec. 8th

West Marin Community Services

11431 Highway One, Suite 10

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

For information:

415-663-8361

info@westmarincs.org

 

 

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

Saturday December 16th and Sunday December 17th 2017, 10am-6pm

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)  riverflower@sbcglobal.net

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. 

The fair is at full capacity for vendors!

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. Anny and Friends will be playing some classical Baroque music 8pm on!

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.) 

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

December 3, 2017

BCLT Gingerbread Houses, Meeting & Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday December 1st, 3:30pm – 7:30pm 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) ewilhelm@bolinaslandtrust.org or call (415)868-8880.

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.

November 13, 2017

Say goodbye to holiday anxiety, and hello to holiday joy!

How to Improve Your Overall Well-Being in 2018

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.

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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.

November 1, 2017

Steelys Cups at the BCC

In an effort to minimize waste, Bolinas Community Center is excited to have just launched a new reusable cup program for events, with a new stock of reusable cups to be kept on sight.
The Borg family has donated 480 durable, BPA-free, food-grade Steelys cups for use (and reuse) at the Community Center, in both 16 oz and 12 oz cup sizes. Each cup has the BCC logo laser engraved on it, as well as the zero waste message “REDUCE, REUSE, RETURN.”
The intention of the program is to cut waste by offering reusable Steelys cups that can be cleaned and reused endlessly for beverage service at all of our events.
We have launched the program on the honor system, where drinks are served in the steel cups, which can refilled for the guest throughout the event. We ask guests to return their steel cups to BCC at the end of the event, so they can be cleaned and reused at the next event.
We are now getting some Steelys cups for sale as well with the BCC logo in black, which we anticipate will be available for sale starting in mid-December for the Winter Faire. Cups will be sold at $10 a piece.
A BIG THANK YOU TO JOHN BORG AND FAMILY FOR THE DONATION!!

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