How to Improve Your Overall Well-Being in 2018
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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.
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
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
Tuesday November 7th, 7am-8pm
Come vote, vote, vote!!
All classes are cancelled, but yes there is always Pizza in the kitchen!
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/bolinasskatepark
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer
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
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 email@example.com
Bolinas Immigrant Action Committee
West Marin Community Services
‘Standing Together” Rapid Response Team
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.
Friday October 20th 2017, 2pm-4pm
Please come meet our Supervisor Dennis Rodoni at the Bolinas Community Center. Bring your questions, ideas, wishes and enthusiasm!
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
*All proceeds go the BCC Sound Upgrade Project*
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
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?
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Sunday September 10th 2017, 4pm – 6 pm
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
14 Wharf Rd, Bolinas
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.
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 email@example.com.
EXTRA INFO on the road closure at Wharf & Brighton:
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!
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.
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!
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.
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