Current and Past Events

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

 

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