Current and Past Events

December 25, 2016

Winter-Christmas Day Potluck Celebration

xmas treeSunday December 25th 2016

Doors open at noon and lunch is served at 1pm. Please bring a dish to share!

Please contact Jodi Angel to volunteer and for more info at (415) 264-5541.

FREE EVENT / sponsored by the BCC

 

December 18, 2016

World Faire


worldfaire16Saturday December 17th  & Sunday December 18th 2016

The World Faire is coming back to the Bolinas Community Center! 10:00am-6:00pm

there are still openings for artists, craftspeople, and importers – please contact Flower Sierra to apply at riverflower@sbcglobal.net or call her at (831)747-4540.

There will be delicious food over the weekend cooked by Mirta Guzman!

December 11, 2016

Bolinas Winter Faire

winterfairposter2016Friday December 9th 2016, 5pm-10pm

Saturday December 10th 11am-6pm and Sunday December 11th 2016, 11am-4pm

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

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 at 2pm Baroque Instrumental Music with Anny Densmore, Sadja Greenwood, Michael Rafferty, & Bob Densmore whom will play period pieces on piano, recorders and bass. A group acapella sing of peace anthem: Finlandia for Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass.  Sample music for Finlandia included here!

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.) 

Food brought to you by Eleven (Becca and Kate from 11 Wharf Road!!) 😉
Friday
Beef Bourguignon or Vegetarian Tagine   BN Ranch beef with Gospel Flat sauteed greens and creamy polenta with mascarpone
Saturday
Lobster roll or Louie salad
Homemade potato chips
Little gem salad with tarragon dressing
Sunday
Farmstead Toma & cheddar grilled cheese on Brickmaiden pullman with pickled vegetable
Tomato Bisque
Butter leaf salad with a shallot vinaigrette

For more info or to volunteer please call (415) 8682128 or email lia@bocenter.org

To see all the vendors continue reading! Continue reading

December 4, 2016

Spiritual Mask Dancing & Drumming

shrawannepalinewyorktimesSunday December 4th 2:30pm-5:30pm

Curry Without Worry presents Spiritual Mask Dancing & Drumming! Please join us for a meaningful evening that will take you to the Himalayas — it’ll be a fun-filled evening with traditional Nepalese food, live music, a silent auction and more! Email us at cookwithcurrywow@gmail.com if you’d like to attend so you can provide us with you and your guests’ names.

The suggested donation for each ticket is $50, and proceeds will go towards helping Curry Without Worry’s mission of feeding the hungry in San Francisco and Kathmandu. Click on the Donate Button below to secure a spot at CurryWow’s Special Event. Checks may be mailed to: Curry Without Worry, 203 States St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Thank you for your help!     Curry without Worry

Donate Now through Network for Good

December 3, 2016

Love Party

looovepartySaturday December 3rd 2016

EARLY SHOW 5-10 – ALL AGES! Only $15 in advance $18 @ door 12 and under Free (any further donations much appreciated) tix available at Amanda Ross Skin Care and online at brownpapertickets.com

A LOVE Party for the benefit of all, and to raise funds for our beloved Tuff Lion, who recently lost his house, music studio and almost all his belongings, including a vast music library of personal recordings, most of which were unreleased… to fire. We have a lovely lineup of singers n players coming in support of the cause, including Prezident Brown & The I Sound Band, Lee Tafari & The Upliftment, the Tuffest Lion himself, Messenjah SelahAsheba for the Youth (in all of us) and many Special Guests
Natural & Clean Jamaican/Cali Cuisine Menu
Love Sip Soup ~ 2 kinds
Mild Coconut Curry w/ chickpeas, pumpkin, potatoes
Fried Plantains in organic coconut oil 
Crunch Salad w/ Maitreya’s special dressing
Fresh Pineapple, Tamarind, Ginger, Carrot Juice
Beth’s desserts

 

We will be doing a Raffle with lots great prizes! Please try to come and support, it takes a ton of work to put these gatherings together, a true labor of LOVE, and I believe this just might be the best one yet! Peace ~ Maitreya Rose / Haile Conscious Works

November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

thanksgivingThursday November 24th 2016

Doors Open 4pm, Dinner at 5pm, 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 27, 2014, GRATIS

 Las Puertas Abren a las 4. Comida empieza a las 5. Por favor traen un “potluck plato” para 12 personas y tus propios bebidas.

Todos son Bienvenidos! Illama a Ilka a ayudar 868-0419.

November 12, 2016

Wandering Reel Film Festival

WanderingReelLogo

 – 

“MOBILIZE”

Immigration and climate change are two of the biggest issues facing the world today. This collection of inspiring films delve deep into some of our current problems and show that human compassion, curiosity, and a little mobilized action can go a long way to making the world a better place.

Films Screening: Patriot, For My Friends in Detention, The Silence of Nature, Mobilize, Forget Shorter Showers, Bright Spots, Teen Press

Screening followed by Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Serving: Beer, Wine and Popcorn!

November 5, 2016

Great Minds Panel Discussion: Agricultural Innovators

bolinas museumAGRICULTURAL INNOVATORS: ROCKING THE BAY AREA & BEYOND

Presented by Bolinas Museum as part of their current BOUNTY! program

Saturday, November 5, 2-5 PM 

FREE / $10 suggested donation at the door

Space is limited / Come early to reserve your seat

with Albert Straus of Straus Family Organic Creamery 

Sue Conley, founder of Cowgirl Creamery and Tomales Bay Foods

Phyllis Faber, Marin Agricultural Land Trust co-founder

Warren Weber, Star Route Farms founder 

Helge Hellberg, past Executive Director of Marin Organic 

& Steve Kinsey, Retiring Marin County Supervisor 

Moderated by Robin Carpenter host of KWMR’s Farm & Foodshed Report

 

Followed by a honorary toast 

with Point Reyes Vineyards sparkling 

& small bites generously provided by Sir & Star Restaurant

 

Join us for this rare gathering of agricultural leaders! 

 

Dating back to the 1970s, these inspiring people have transformed local agricultural practices and influenced food and farming worldwide. Join these leaders and learn why and how their ideas have rippled out from this small special piece of earth to influence so many. 

Following the panel discussion, please join us in a toast to these great minds with Point Reyes Vineyards sparkling and enjoy light appetizers, lovingly crafted with local coastal Marin goodness by Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong,

Sir & Star Restaurant founders and chefs.

 

November 2, 2016

Day of the Dead

dodTuesday November 1st Noon-10pm and Wednesday November 2nd Noon-10pm, FREE ENTRY

Mirta Guzman will have our BIG alter back!

Serving Pozole, Squash 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 Tuesday, Nov 1 from Noon-10pm. The BCC will have Pozole and Mexican chocolate available for purchase in the kitchen.

On Wednesday Nov. 2, Dia de los Muertos”, the BCC  will be open from noon 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 lia@bocenter.org.

October 31, 2016

Hallow’s Eve at the BCC

img_3653
Monday October 31st 2016

Doors at 6pm  – Show 7pm – $5-$10

sliding scale donation (nobody turned away for lack of funds!)

Come rock out with all the ghouls, goblins and ghosts and dance the night away with COASTAL SCRUBBERS and RKS!

Fog Belt Brewery, Iron Springs and Lagunitas Brewing Company are offering a small brewfest to help us raise funds for our BCC sound improvements in the hall.
Dave Cook and John Glavis will be cooking up some food in the BCC kitchen for purchase…
Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!

October 29, 2016

Out Of This World – Bo Land Trust Benefit

landtrusthalloweenSaturday October 29th, Doors 7pm, $20pp

The Bolinas Community Land Trust Presents a Halloween Benefit: Out of This World with Soul Ska Band! There will be an all ages costume contest with local prizes, a photo booth, games, face painting, beer & wine…

Sponsors are Smileys Schooner Saloon, The Coast Café and 2 Mile Surf Shop

Proceeds will all go to the Bolinas Community Land Trust to be used toward affordable housing projects!

October 23, 2016

October 21, 2016

PLUTOCRACY

polisarOctober 21st 2016 / 8pm / $20 pp

“Plutocracy”, a new musical show by Bolinas composer Dale Polissar,
will premier Friday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.,  at the Bolinas Community Center.
Debuting as a “semi-staged concert performance” with five singers and
a narrator, “Plutocracy” imagines what happens when the head of a global
oil corporation dies and, to everyone’s surprise, leaves control of the company
to his young hippy poet son–with a powerful CEO uncle determined to stop
the boy.
Polissar’s previous musical satirizing the George Bush administration,
“By George, It’s War!”, got standing ovations here and at the Throckmorton

Theater in Mill Valley. Continue reading

October 20, 2016

October 16, 2016

Membership Dinner with Tacos and Los Padres

los-padresSunday October 16th 2016

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. Los Padres will be tearing it up for you all so bring your dancing shoes. For those of you who haven’t become members, there still is time – you can either visit the BCC office or  pay your membership at Become a Member (see info and paypal link on the bottom of the page).

Please come on October 16th for an evening of celebration as well as our usual voting for Board of Directors, laughs, fun and food.

This year’s dinner will be taco orientated and we ask that you bring taco toppings!!!

 

September 25, 2016

Bo Can Meeting

bocanSunday 9/25 at 4pm

Bolinas, Please attend this coming BoCAN meeting at the Community Center Sunday Sept. 25th at 4pm.

This meeting will be a little longer than usual because we have a lot of good updates for you and we will be joined by our two candidates for county supervisor!
Seeing as this very important local election is just around the corner this will be an opportunity for both Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi to hear about the current issues in Bolinas and to introduce themselves to the community.
Please come listen to progress being made by and for our community as well as community expression and to get to know the candidates, and each other!!
We will be supplying some small snacks coffee, tea and water and deeply encourage conversation with one another before, after or during our break. Get to know some new faces
Here is the schedule for the meeting:
4pm – Meeting opening
4:05pm – Community organizations/committees progress updates
               (5 minutes for presentation+5 minutes for Q+A)
-BCLT (Affordable housing projects)
-West Marin Housing Group (short term rental restrictions)
-Downtown Park (additions to play area for children)
-Parking Committee (traffic and parking plan)
-Lions Club (our favorite community events are in danger, need help!)
-Commons (what have they been up to, lots of fun stuff!)
5:00pm -Interactive activity
5:05pm – snack break
5:10pm – Community expression
5:25pm –  Supervisor Candidates (5 min. to express goals as supervisor/background+5 min. Q+A)
-Dominic Grossi
-Dennis Rodoni
5:45pm – Meeting Close
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cheers!
BoCAN Team

bolinascan@gmail.com

September 10, 2016

Grateful Dead Night; third time’s a charm!

gratefulSaturday September 10th 5pm – midnight

Come shake your bones with us at our local community center to an epic show from 7/8/90, Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sing your favorite Dead song at the open mic first, enjoy food and libations as well… shakedown vendors are welcome and encouraged. All proceeds from this event are being given to a family fighting with childhood cancer..Hope to see ya all there

September 5, 2016

Labor Day in Bo!

THANK YOU COMMUNITY

For another fabulous Labor Day! It was fun, the food was delicious, our auction full of great 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.

THANK YOU MUSICIANS

THE PSYCEDELIC SENIORS
COASTAL SCRUBBERS
RKS
LOS PADRES
NEUTRINOS
SANDY’S
CADANCE

JAN BROEK EXPERIENCE
THE BUBBAS & MANN GIRLS
AMBER & ANNY

JEFF & MAGI
ELI

DAVID POLO
JUST FRIENDS

 

THANK YOU MUSIC ORGANIZERS

Magi Barror for the Aloha Stage

Howard Dillon for MC’ing

Zoro Drux & Brendan Higgs for Sound

Steve Hodge & Steve Wrenn

for Wharf Stage assembly & break down

 

THANK YOU AUCTION ANGELS

Maria Garriguez

Kathleen O’Neill

Susannah Mills

Eleanor Lyman

 

THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL FARMS

For all the lovely produce & food

Gospel Flat Farm

La Tercera

Paradise Valley Produce

Star Route Farms

Tacherra Ranch


THANK YOU LOCAL BUSINESSES

For donations and letting the BCC use your space to make our party a success:

Bolinas Children’s Center

Bolinas Market

Bolinas Peoples’ Store

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Sean Thackrey & Company

Sola Wine

Strauss Family Creamery

The Coast Café

11 Wharf Road

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH SWEET VOLUNTEERS

Thanks to each and every volunteer who came down to chop and prepare the food, set-up and cleanup, work a shift and make the fundraiser a success!

 

AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

Aaron Lusich and Smiley’s for giving us Aaron!

Bolinas Bakers: Cheryl Rugerrio, Pam Fabry, Pat Dickens, Beth Setrakien,  Dotty Garone, Julia Maxwell, Susie Stewart, Diana Long, Kathleen O’Neill, Barbara Finnigan, Ida, Nancy Tury, Kathy Kimball, Jane Mickelson, Susan Tacherra & Suzanne Bartlome

Carmen & Arn Angelius

Charles Whitefield

Chris Besenty

Don Smith

George Marzocchi

Jan Broek & Green Team

John Sabbatini

June McAdams

Ken & Erica

Lion’s Club

Marco Alvarado

Melinda Stone & Bonnie Satris

Mesa Park

Mike Aiken

Ney

Stacey Henderson

StuArt Chapman

 

WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS??

We will let you know when we know! 😉 In the meantime, come get your auction winnings!!

 

The BCC Trio,

Randi, Katie & Lia


Labor Day 2016 poster

 

Monday September 5th Noon-6pm

MUSIC LINE-UP*

MAIN STAGE
Noon             Psychedelic Seniors 
1:00 pm         Coastal Scrubbers
2:00 pm         RKS
3:00 pm         Los Padres
4:00 pm         Neutrinos
5:00 pm         Sandy’s

ALOHA STAGE IN PLAZA

Noon           Cadance

12:30          Jan Broek Experience

1:15           Amber & Anny

1:45           Bubbas & Mann Girls

2:15           Jeff & Magi

3:00           Eli

3:30           David Polo

4:15           Just Friends

*Actual set times may change

 

The Bolinas Community Center is getting ready for the annual Labor Day Street Party & BBQ happening September 5th, noon-6pm!
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 9/1 – Friday 9/2/2016 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 and a shuttle ride from Mesa Park to Downtown and back.
Parking is $10 per car!! All proceeds benefit the BCC!
EXTRA INFO on the road closure at Wharf & Brighton:
The closure, permitted by The County of, happens from 11am-6:30pm. We ask if you have any shopping or other business to do downtown on Labor Day to do it before the closure, if possible. If someone truly needs to get thru during our closure we will try our best to accommodate them and escort the car thru, thou we highly plea that you consider parking at Mesa Park and taking the shuttle down instead.

August 30, 2016

August 20, 2016

Candice Feinberg presents Hang Massive

Danny_Marcus_1_720_v2Saturday August 20th 7:00pm sliding scale from $15.00+ sky’s the limit! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Candice Feinberg presents a fundraising event with                 Hang Massive: Hang drummers Danny Cudd & Markus Offbeat tour globally with millions of views on YouTube. An amazing musical event not to be missed!!

August 8, 2016

Hungry Owl Project

hungry owl projectMonday August 8th 11am-12pm

Come and learn all about these wild West Marin neighbors. Meet a live owl and learn from an expert. Everyone is invited!

For further information please contact the Bolinas Library at 415-868-1171. Free Library Event!

July 12, 2016

New Diaspora Class for our Village Elder Women

Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am-10:15am

Diaspora Dance for our Village Elder Women

An empowering restorative movement experience with Amber Hines. We will embody, connect with our source energy and one another. Come Strengthen, lengthen, dance and flow. Lets move our energy together.

For more info contact Amber at amberchines@gmail.com

July 10, 2016

Theater on the Lagoon

scheheraandmonkeyTheater on the Lagoon will be holding their annual community musical Saturday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Molly Maguire, Choreography by Bridget Bartholome & Joanna Haigood, Costume Design by Schehera VanDyk, and Set Design by Mollie Lounibos.  Starring Stephen Horvat, Lucian Patton, Giovanni DiMorente, Howard Dillon, and Amber DiStasi, as well as many local community members.  Live Music too!  Tickets are $10-20 sliding scale, $5 kids.  To reserve seats, email tickets@mollymakesmusic.com

June 26, 2016

Bo Can Community Meeting

Sunday June 2bocan6th 6pm

Come share in the discussion and progress of small action based working groups, tackling town issues. There will be an open discussion portion.

For more info email bolinascan@gmail.com

 

June 24, 2016

Bolinas Skate Park Benefit

kabaka

Doors Open at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20 Before 10:00 pm $25 After
All Ages Event. 
Epicenter Sound & Inspired Lion Present a Bolinas Skate Park Fundraiser : Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers Live at the Bolinas Community Center!!
Also performances by:
Sol Doc & The Optimystics
Epicenter Sound
Big Sound and positive vibes coming to Bolinas on June 24. This is a benefit for the Bolinas skate park so come show love!

June 17, 2016

ELECT TO LAUGH: 2016 WITH WILL DURST

ETL 2016 generic posterFriday June 17th 7:00pm $12 at door

Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one- man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80 minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.

Winston Churchill called the American political process a circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter. Well, he should have. And both sides of the partisan aisle can’t help but agree that the 2016 election season has spawned one of the most fertile, febrile and fecund campaigns in history. For mocking and scoffing and taunting purposes, that is. As a source for comedic material it has been an embarrassment of riches. Lush like a tropical rain forest. A cornucopia of delights.  Like slam- dunking from a step- ladder. Continue reading

June 12, 2016

Bolinas Baby Blessing & Potluck After Party


baby blessing paradeSunday June 12th 2016, Blessing at Wharf Beach at 11am and Potluck After-Party in Downtown Park 

CEREMONY THRIVES ON PARTICIPATION

Baby Blessing on the beach!

Procession afterwards to the Downtown Park

After-party & picnic at the Park.

Bring those babies to be blessed, before 11am!

Bring the kids!

Wear ceremonial regalia!

Bring your potluck offerings to the Park picnic!

Call Don at -2662 for ideas, song, dance, decorations or other inspirations for embellishing the Baby Blessing

June 11, 2016

Duxbury Reef Bioblitz

calcoast

Duxbury Reef Bioblitz: Saturday June 11th, 9 am – 1 pm
In support of the Snapshot Cal Coast initiative, an effort to take a “snapshot” of biodiversity along the entire California Coast during June 4-12, join the California Academy of Sciences for a grassroots, smartphone-powered bioblitz to catalogue every living species we can find at the Duxbury Reef tide pools on Saturday, June 11th!

A bioblitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location. We’ll look for starfish, crabs, octopus, sea slugs, shorebirds, fish, barnacles, anything!

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! You bring your curiosity, a smart phone with the iNaturalist app downloaded (or digital camera), and tons of enthusiasm. The Cal Academy will rally some scientists and folks who know the area. Together we’ll make some science! You don’t need to be an expert on tidepool creatures, you just need to observe carefully and take good enough photos with iNaturalist so someone else can identify what you found!
The fun happens during the low tide on Saturday, June 11, starting at 9 am. We’ll explore the reef and document everything we can find for a few hours, then we’ll all come back together at the Bolinas Community Center to upload our observations, see what everyone else found, and get help with IDs.

Find out more information and register for the bioblitz here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/duxbury-reef-bioblitz

June 7, 2016

Election Day

voteTuesday June 7th, 7am-8pm

Come vote, vote, vote!!

May 31, 2016

Screenagers

screenagersTuesday, May 31st, Free Event
6:00pm (Doors open and Refreshments offered by the Bolinas-Stinson School PTO)
6:30pm (Film Screening)
7:45pm (Post-Film Q&A)

Please join us for a special screening of ‘Screenagers’. Written, produced and directed by two local Fairfax parents, this film explores the impact of screen time on kids AND offers solutions on how we can help our kids find balance. Since launching in January 2016, the film has received non-stop national press – NPR, Good Morning America, ABC 7 News, Dr. Oz, Huffington Post, etc. etc.

We would like to offer the film at no cost to families and community members. We highly encourage parents to view this film with their children (ages 10 and up), tweens, and teens. (This film is even for parents of smaller children – they, too, might one day be influenced by older siblings, video games, social media and ‘screen time’). The recommended ages for viewing are 10 and up.

We hope to spark a community conversation about how to collectively raise our children in a world of snapchatting, instagramming, YouTube, video games, etc. etc. As an added bonus, the Bolinas-Stinson School Foundation has generously provided funds for the Producer of the film, Lisa Tabb, to attend the screening and moderate a post screening discussion. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Continue reading