Current and Past Events

October 21, 2016


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!
BoCAN Team

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!


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.








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



Maria Garriguez

Kathleen O’Neill

Susannah Mills

Eleanor Lyman



For all the lovely produce & food

Gospel Flat Farm

La Tercera

Paradise Valley Produce

Star Route Farms

Tacherra Ranch


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



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!



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


Stacey Henderson

StuArt Chapman



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


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


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

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

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


June 24, 2016

Bolinas Skate Park Benefit


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


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 


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


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:

June 7, 2016

Election Day

voteTuesday June 7th, 7am-8pm

Come vote, vote, vote!!

May 31, 2016


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

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day with Bobo Tempo & BBQ

memorialdMonday 5/30/16, Noon-4pm

Come celebrate Memorial Day while dancing to Bobo Tempo RKS and Guests in the BCC Plaza!

Sausages, Salads and More.

BCC Fundraiser; call (415) 868-2128 to VOLUNTEER!!

May 22, 2016

Bolinas 8th Grade Fundraiser to Ashland Shakespeare Festival 2016

shakespeareSunday May 22nd 2016

Doors 6:00 pm / Show 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

FAMLET, A Night of 8th Grade Talent

Fundraiser for the Bolinas-Stinson School 8th Grade Trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments, quiche, and small nibbles.

Tickets: $15 for Adults, $5 for Children (16 and under)
More details to follow soon.

May 14, 2016

Bolinas Skatepark Fundraiser

skateparkSaturday May 14th 4-5:30 Skate Jam at Bolinas Skate Park (Mesa park). 6pm-12:00am at the BCC.

An afternoon skate jam at the skate park continued  at the Bolinas Community Center with food, beer, wine,  & raffle! Skate/surf movies and a dance party you won’t want to miss!! Music by Epicenter Sound & Dj Adam 12

Raffle Goods From: Nike SB, Vans Adidas, Cons, RVCA, Brixton, Thrasher, Real, Spitfire, Oakley, Oneill, & Proof Lab.

Come down and support this local community event to help fundraising efforts for the expansion of the Bolinas Skate Park. All Proceeds will go directly towards the funding of the skate park.

May 13, 2016

Grateful Dead Night Take 2

dead2Friday May 13th 6:00pm-10:00pm $10 @ door

Come join us for a Grateful Dead Open Mic from 6-8 pm! Then, we will host a screening of the Washington, DC RFK Stadium Show filmed on June 14th, 1991.

A vegetarian meal will be available for purchase at the event, details of which will unfurl in the days to come; stay tuned. : )

Additionally, attendees can choose to bid in an informal silent auction; some of the included items are: Offical Fare Thee Well Chicago Grateful Dead Ticket Sales tickets (never circulated), Terrapin Station concert poster signed by Phil Lesh, Terrapin Station concert posters, shakedown street memorabilia and more.

Your Bernie bumper stickers, buttons, lawn signage and more will be available for purchase.

Shakedown vendors welcome, call 415-868-9978 for more information.


May 10, 2016

The Dog Wedding

dog weddingMay 10th 7:30PM, Free Movie

Calling all Dog Lovers & Film Fanatics! Don’t miss THE DOG WEDDING, a bark out-loud PG13 romantic comedy the whole family will love. Q&A with film-maker James Lefkowitz from NYC after the show.

Ilka Hartmann

May 8, 2016


Sunday May 8, 6:00 − 9:00 PM
Come Celebrate Mothers
A community gathering and pot-luck
Bring photos of your mother or images and objects representing the Great Mother in all her light and dark manifestations
Bring food and drink to share
Musicians welcome

May 6, 2016

Wild at Home Thank You!

Thank You Wild at Home

What an amazing weekend. All three days were rich with knowledge, art, plants, music, performance, oysters, mojitos, everything!

The greatest thank you of all times goes to our own Native Plants Teacher Lea Earnheart. She worked endlessly to bring all the magic to us to devour over the weekend. Wild at Home was Lea’s gift to all of us and we were excited and honored to offer it as this year’s Art & Garden event. Thank you so so much Lea!!

For those of you who were lucky enough to make it out for last Friday’s opening event, you all know the profound performance that filled the hall. Thank you for all of our fabulous performers:

Sky Road Webb

Purple Hazel Green & Jewel Shield

Claire Peaslee


Mimi Calpestri

Eden Clearbrook and Sim Van der Ryn

Jeff Manson

Molly Maguire, Danny Vitali, Eli Carlton-Pearson, Cornelius Boots and Doug Lee

A BIG thank you to Joanne Kyger for offering her poem for the broadside created for this specific event. We had a limited production of 100 and both the BCC office and Lea Earnheart still have some for sale, get your own today; $12 a piece, $25 signed.

Continue reading

May 1, 2016

Art & Garden April 29th – May 1st 2016



California Natives in the Garden and Beyond

Bolinas Community Center’s Art and Garden Festival 2016

Coordinator: Lea Earnheart   415.868.9330/415.272.9598

Over the years, Art & Garden at the Bolinas Community Center has become an important springtime fundraising event. This year we look forward to a particularly inspired and rich festival, as the community comes together to deepen and celebrate it’s relationship to our native landscape, both inside and outside of the garden.

Friday April 29th 2016 
6:30pm Doors & Desserts/ 7:30pm Show / $20 at the door
AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN: Performance Arising from Place
An evening of Music, Stories & Performances by the following performers:

Final line-up for the evening is:
Cornelius Boots, Mimi Calpestri, Eden Clearbrook, Lea Earnheart, Purple Hazel Green, Doug Lee, Judith Lowry, Sarah MacDonald, Jeff Manson, Molly Maquire, Eli Carlton-Pearson, Claire Peaslee, Jewel Shield, StuArt, Sim Van der Ryn, Danny Vitali and Sky Road Webb

Art Auction Preview – honoring our wild flora and fauna

4/30 Saturday / 11am-6pm / Free Entry
Informational Exhibits and Vendors – Native plants, Seeds, and Wildlife
Create- Your-Own Fairy House Workshop on the stage $10-$15
BBQ oysters, quiches, salads, beer and wine
silent auction bidding
12 noon – 5pm (Saturday) Flora Fauna Mural with fabulous artist Schehera Van Dyk

in the Community Center’s Plaza

1pm Common Voice Choir will sing a few Miwok songs andlocal-grown song “High Upon Mount Vision” by Tim Weed

1pm-4pm  (Saturday) A Magical School Bus Tour: From Garden to Wild
with Ben Lowrance, Lea Earnheart and Ashley Ratcliff
by reservation /spaces limited/$20 ($50 family) – call Lea 415.868-9330
Meet-up and tour the all-native garden at the front of Bolinas School,
then onto the schoolbus to visit the Arroyo Honda watershed,
with a restoration-site stopover on the Big Mesa
Vendors and Exhibits include, but not limited to: California Native Plant Society, Redwood Display by Rachel Gertrude, Coastal Scrub by Meg Simmonds, Grass Show by Ashley Ratcliffe, Wildcare, Kent Island Restoration, Owl & Bat Boxes, Birds by Keith Hansen, Larner Seeds with Judith Lowry, The Food Connection with Michael Cavette, Coastal Prairie, Mountain Water Shrine & Natural Landscapes by Lea Earnheart


5/1 Sunday / 11am-5pm
Informational Exhibits and Vendors – Native plants, Seeds, and Wildlife
BBQ oysters, quiches, salads, beer and wine
silent auction bidding
Noon-2pm (Sunday)
Regional All-Species Parade and Maypole in the Park
A Mayday celebration in our Downtown Park weaving together ALL
the inhabitants of our region – human and non-human.
Midnight on the Water plays Celtic music for the Maypole Dance!
2:30pm (Sunday)
Kids Share Their Music at the BCC
Bolinas-Stinson School Choruses and Band perform, with teacher Anny.
4pm Silent Auction and Art Auction Close
– Thank you to Vanessa Waring for her beautiful artwork on the poster!
– KWMR Radio Station is sponsoring Art & Garden 2016!



  • Please consider donating a service or gift certificate for our Silent Auction
  • Contact the BCC office to VOLUNTEER the weekend of the festival at (415) 8682128
  • Spread the word of our event and come down to enjoy the festivities!

For more info contact the BCC (415) 868-2128 or email

April 24, 2016

Pop, Rock & Soul Shop

Sunday April  24th 2016

Pop, Rock & Soul Shop  Mark you calendar for another round of Pop, Rock & Soul Shop…well technically it’s Pop, Rock, Soul, Country, Jazz, Metal & Hip Hop Shop…boy oh boy this band’s versatile!  Featuring your singing neighbors backed up by musicians Dylan Squires, Danny Vitali, Molly Maguire, Michael Pinkham, and Patrick Byers.  $10 adults, $5 kids.  Tickets in advance through participants.  BCC Bar!

April 23, 2016

Air And Dreams

airanddreamsSaturday, April 23, 2016 2pm $10-adults, $5-children

The Bolinas Youth Aerial Artists and Zaccho Youth Company from San Francisco will present a unique and energizing performance of their new original work at the Bolinas Community Center. For more info call 868-8821 or email

April 9, 2016

April 3, 2016

Karaoke fundraiser for Rock Pop & Soul Shop

karaoke2email  Sunday April 3rd 5pm

It’s Raining, Let’s Sing!  Fundraiser Kick-off Party for the Bolinas Bay Performing Arts Annual Scholarship Drive.  Led by Molly Maguire, come and sing Karaoke with your friends and neighbors.   BCC Bar.  5 p.m. $5-10 sliding scale.  Over 40,000 songs to choose from!!!  ALL AGES EVENT