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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

A Night of Scenes, Songs & Dances

B-CAST

Bolinas/Stinson-Beach Children’s After School Theater

Presents Selections from

Chekhov/Stoppard/Williams/Simon

Wilde/Churchill/Wilder/Rostand/Zindel

Sondheim/Bock/Larson/Kander/Minchin

Friday April 1st  @ 7pm

Saturday April 2nd @ 3pm & 7pm

Bolinas Community Center

$10 adult/$5 youth @ door

Directed by Lisa Townsend

Assisted by Amber Di Stasi

CAST MEMBERS

Lourdes Mora-Lopez       Izzy Winstead      Elijah Yerington     Eliot Hall

Lana Glavis      Alex Clapp          Grace Rodriguez       Tahlia Amanson

Tenaya Tremp     Estella Mora-Lopez    Mark Harmon   Emily Winstead 

Maittrella Rodriguez     Lucian Patton    Bella Mann      Xanthe Patton

 

Made possible in part by The Stinson-Beach Bolinas Community Fund & The Bolinas-Stinson Beach School Foundation

 

Being Mortal

being mortalThursday March 24th at 1:30 pm

 

West Marin Senior Services & Bolinas Community Center host a screening of the film Being Mortal. Based on the best selling book. This film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.

$3 donation for people 60 and over; $6 for others

Engage in a lively post-film panel discussion with representatives from Marin County Commission on Aging & Hospice by the Bay. For more information – Contact Mark Solomons @ West Marin Senior Services mark@wmss.org or 415-663-8148 x103

 

 

Freebox Follies Fashion Show

Freebox-Poster-BMarch 19th Doors at 6:30 show 7-10pm $10 at door

“Time Warp”

I dream of a Freebox Follies creative fun for all. High fashion extravaganza that totally fills the hall. Benefit for the Community Center benefits us all. ~StuArt
Carmen will be serving Tamales beforehand. Yummm!!

Sock Hop

righttimeSaturday, March 12th 2016

Bolinas Stinson Beach School Foundation presents:

A 50’s Sock Hop featuring “The Right Time” Band                 $12~Adults,  $8~Kids under 17

Doors Open at 6pm Dinner (for sale) 6pm-7pm                    Dancing 7pm-10pm

Dress in a 50’s Costume for a free ice cream!

Swing Dance Workshop

dancepic   Swing Dance Workshop

Tune up your dance for the Saturday Night Sock Hop

Friday Night March 11 6:30 – 8 pm  At the Bolinas Community Center     Open to all levels $20 per couple

For more info contact Don and Cenize   cteafortwo@gmail.com

Tardy Hearty Mardi Gras Party

mardi-grasSaturday February 27th 2016

Adults $10 / Teens & Seens $5 / Children under 12 FREE

5:30 PM Parade from the Plaza

6:00 pm Doors, Food and BCC Bar

Bobo Tempo with Special Guests and lot’s of Dancing!

Stay tuned for More info. If you would like to volunteer to decorate, set-up or help at the event, please contact Magi at (415) 302-4129 or the BCC office at (415)868-2128.

Bolinas’ Mini Chicago

minichicagoFebruary 19th Dinner at 6pm / Show at 8pm $10 (kids free)

Share in the love for the Grateful Dead as we show Chicago July 5th, 2015 FARE THEE WELL tour. Join us for Shakedown Street,  kind Fat Burritos, munchies, libations, screening of the July 5th show on the big screen & dancing. Special guest performance (tba) Text/call (415) 868-9978 for shakedown info. Hosted by Bo Heads. love, love…

Introduction to Swing Dance

swing-dancingAn introduction to Swing Dance for Adults.

Tuesdays,  6:30 – 7:45 pm ~ February 16 – March 8

Come learn the basics of Swing and Lindy Hop in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Experienced teachers Cenize and Don will cover the fundamentals of partner dancing, including how to lead, how to follow, and generally have fun on the dance floor.  Classes build from week to week.  Perfect for brushing up on your dance moves in anticipation of this Spring’s Sock Hop on March 12 at the Bolinas Community Center.

This is a 4 week series.  $100 per couple.                                                                                              BYOP (bring your own partner.)                                                                                                    Preregistration required. (415) 663-9051 for more information

The Little Mermaid

FAE8A48EMonday Evening February 8th 7:30pm

The Friends of Bolinas Stinson Beach Libraries present

The Little Mermaid*

A live production of the Marin Theater Company

*This is not the Disney tale but the original Hans Christian Andersen story, appropriate for audiences 5 years old and up.

 

Circus Emporium Roadshow & World Peace Clowns

freeloveSunday Community Night

6pm doors & food / 7 pm show

Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights! This must-see premier showcase highlights the magical elements of clowns, juggling, dance and music to create a fun filled, interactive show for all ages!

Potluck!

 

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

BOLINAS2016Saturday, January 30, 2016
Show 5pm – 12:30
VETIVER • SANDY’S • FARALLONS • THE RANGE OF LIGHT WILDERNESS • DYLAN FYLNN’S SALT SUN • SHAY ROSELIP
Tickets @ folkyeah.com
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents is a Northern California based boutique music and events curator and presenter. (((folkYEAH!))) shows are highly regarded and carefully planned affairs with an emphasis on presenting each event as a one of a kind experience for both the artist and the attendees.
Please visit http://folkyeah.com/ for more info!

 

January Blues with High Tide & Beth’s Texas Dinner

Scan0011Saturday January 23rd 2016

6pm Doors & Dinner / 6:30 Dinner Music Set / 8pm Dancing / $10-$20 sliding scale for show / $15 for dinner

Come shake those January Blues out with High Tide and support your favorite Community Center! Proceeds from this event go for both Sound & Light as well as Kitchen Equipment Improvements.

Beth Setrakian will be cooking up a fabulous Texas Chicken Dinner in the kitchen – come hungry, she will be serving:

BBQ Texas Chicken, Potato Salad, Ranch Style Beans & More!!

Kids Plate of Beth’s famous fried chicken!!!

Beth’s divine desserts for sale as well!

Sponsored by KWMR, our fabulous local radio station!! KWMR.ORG

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New Year’s Eve

NYE 2015Thursday December 31st 2015

Sponsored by KWMR, our fabulous local radio station!! KWMR.ORG

9pm-1am / sliding scale $10-$20

BCC BAR!

Come celebrate the coming of a new year at the BCC with your friends and Just Friends!!
More info coming soon!

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World Faire

World Crafts Faire Black with globe - 2015A (2)2013 Palm - Half SheetsSaturday December 19th & Sunday December 20th 2015
The World Faire is coming back to the Bolinas Community Center! 10:00am-6:00pm

Please contact Flower Sierra to apply at riverflower@sbcglobal.net or call her at (831)747-4540

Barbary Coast Bistro will be offering an Asian Menu in the BCC kitchen – come hungry! See menu below:

 

THE WORLD FAIRE MENU

 

PLATES

THAI GREEN CURRY WITH BEEF $15

Steak, Mushrooms, Peppers & Basil

Served with Kaffir Lime Rice & Asian Slaw

 

THAI STIR-FRIED VEGGIES $13

Served with Kaffir Lime Rice & Asian Slaw

  

SANDWICHES & SOUP

SIAM CHICKEN SANDWICH $12

Mary’s Chicken, Cucumbers, Basil & Slaw

Sesame Aioli on a Roll

 

PORTOBELLO ON A ROLL $12

Portobello, Cucumbers, Basil & Slaw

Sesame Aioli on a Roll

 

CARROT-GINGER SOUP $5

By Barbary Coast Bistro

(Menu is subject to change over the weekend)

Bolinas Winter Faire


Winter Faire Poster 15 smallFriday December 11th 2015, 5pm-10pm

Saturday December 12th 11am-6pm and Sunday December 13th 2015, 11am-4pm

Applications went out at 10 am on November 1st 2015 at the Bolinas Peoples’ Store. We only have 2-day spaces left FRI & SAT on the Stage or SAT & SUN outside.

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 with Jennifer Meyer and crew starting at 7pm.

SUNDAY Santa Claus is coming back to Bolinas!! Santa will emerge from the General Market (John’s Store) at 11am and walk down with Karen 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.) 

This year’s vendors include (and not in any particular order):
Amanda Ross Skincare & Mann Family Farm yarn
Schehera Van Dyk and handcrafted ceramic and art
Tania Bedford and her mystical readings, tarot, magnets
Evie Wilhelm: pesto, sauerkraut, fire cider & pendants
Shayne Skower photographs
Knowles (wood) Bowls
Moonflowers Body Care
Dylan Flynn with blacksmith items
Emery Calo Vest with Shockingly Good Toffee
Llewellyn Ludlow: Acrylic paintings: Ocean & Landscapes
Julie Auguystyn: baked & canned goods
Katie Weber: Siabella Body Care
StuArt: shrines, ties & shirts
Stinson Beach Preschool: arts, crafts, ornaments etc.
Shari Milner: jewelry
Kate Ryan: handmade bunnies, bags & purses
Judith Duggan: hand made ceramicsSarah Baker: perfumeRuby McCracken: cupcakes, crafts, bracelets etc.
Piro Patton: photographs
Mary & Magi Barror: blackberry vinegars, lavender pillows & sachets
Nicole Apostoli: Presh jewelry
Jessica Hawley: upcycled cigar box purses, lace earring displays & lanterns
Estella & Lola Mora-Lopez jewelry & hand-sown items
Molly Brown: cordials, fire cider, cards & herbal products
KWMR stuff & Loretta Farley’s goods
Evan Kahn: Shelter Publications including “Tiny Homes”, “Homes on the Move” etc.
Tahlia Amanson: pillows, purses, stuffies, paintings, necklaces
Charlie Docherty: posters, cards & CDs
Clive Brown: Handmade chocolates, bon bons, caramels
Saucy Dollard: jewelry
Kris Backenstose: wooden products
Jennie Pfeiffer: 868-directories

Logan Malvin: cool hats
Barbary Coast Bistro: Food all weekend in the kitchen!!
And More!!!!

The Bolinas Winter Faire is excited to offer another great menu from Barbary Coast Bistro happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the kitchen – click here to read the menu!  Continue reading

6th Annual 2-Mile Turkey Trot

Turkey trot 2015 poster 300dpiNOVEMBER 28TH, 2015

6th Annual 2-Mile Turkey Trot

Join us with the Bolinas Museum for this 6th annual, family–friendly 2-mile walk–trot–run and popular post–Thanksgiving tradition! Racers begin at the Bolinas Post Office, wind through tall eucalyptus trees and open fields, pass by breathtaking coastal views, and through the heart of downtown, before ending at the museum where prizes will be awarded and lemonade and Bloody Marys will be waiting! Friendly dogs welcome!

8 AM
 Registration at PO/ Race begins at 9 AM

$15 ages 18 & up / $10 ages 10-17 / 9 & under free (Registration includes a trucker hat or t-shirt while they last) Proceeds benefit Bolinas Museum.

Thanksgiving Community Celebration

THANKSGIVINGThursday November 26th 2015

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.

The BCC personnel are organizing the evening and needs volunteers to help set-up, breakdown, cook turkeys and help with other small tasks. Please call the office at (415) 868-2128 or email lia@bocenter.org 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 la officina para ayudar 868-2128.

Love Party w/ Lee Tafari, Tuff Lion, Gidon, David Polo, Asheba and many more

maitreya event

Honoring and remembering the life of Owen Sanders

Doors 5pm / Food 5:30-8pm

$10 Adults and under 18 FREE

Blessed LOVE & Greetings Bolinas and beyond, A LOVE Party is coming your way and trust me you dont want to missed this musically rich and truly Uplifting gathering!!! Its a multi generation commUnity celebration and Free for Youths under 18 (in honor of our beloved Sando) and only $10 the rest of us to get in. Also 1 more chance to eat some our Natural n Clean Jamaican/Cali Cuisine, which as many of you now know is so delicious! See you there and please help spread the word… Up n Up heart emoticon Haile Conscious Works

 

 

 

Wandering Reel Film Festival

 

WanderingReelLogoWandering Reel Film Festival is coming to Bolinas: Films, Music and BCC Bar!

Doors Open at 6:30 pm / Films start at 7pm Sliding scale $10-$20

Wandering Reel Film Festival 

Musical Performances by:

Danny Vitali

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith 

Lights By Jeff Manson’s Misto Reef

Lagunitas Brewing Company and Sola Wine are sponsoring the event!

West Marin Youth Project are coming with a popcorn machine: Pop corn special: $2/pop from 6:30pm-8:30pm!!

Doors Open at 6:30 pm / Films start at 7pm 

Sliding scale $10-$20

The Wandering Reel is a traveling short film festival showcasing compassionate and artful cinema for communities without access to such films. We strive to engage that audience in a deeper conversation about the nature of cinema, the movie industry and the films themselves and how they relate to community, conscious living and making the world a better, more unified place.

The evening will feature a customized selection of films from each of the five regular Wandering Reel programs, chosen by our curator in spontaneous fashion as the evening unfolds to suit the mood and taste of the crowd, and perhaps challenge their sensibilities as well. Read more about the films at www.wanderingreel.org.

After the screening will feature special musical guest Danny Vitali, performing his debut album, Invernesia.

There is also a Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1495591367401897/

 

 

Common Voice Choir – Fall Season in Bolinas

Common Voice Swirl 2 1500wSundays 7:00-8:30pm        Sept. 20 to Nov. 15 (no class Oct. 18th)

Bolinas Community Center  Common Voice Choir sings uplifting harmony songs and chants from around the world including American folk music and spirituals, Native American chants, South African music, Latino songs and more. New members are welcome, and music-reading skills are not required. Learn more and Common Voice Swirl 2 1500whear music samples at www.CommonVoiceChoir.org. Make-up sessions are available on Tuesdays in Point Reyes.

The Fall season choir concert will be held Sunday Nov. 22 at 4pm at the Point Reyes Dance Palace.

Dues    $200 if paid by September 10, $225 after                                                                              Sign up online at www.CommonVoiceChoir.org or mail a check payable to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

Scholarships are available for those who can’t afford the full dues. Info at www.CommonVoiceChoir.org.

If you have any questions, contact 415-663-4018 or mail@commonvoicechoir.org.                 Common Voice Choir is a project of Sound Orchard, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting excellence in music

Rock Pop and Soul Shop

RPSSTickets $10 adults, $5 kids
Available in advance through participants
Profits to purchase new gels for the theatrical lighting at the BCC!

Come hear your friends and neighbors belt out some classics backed by a killer band:
Dylan Squires, guitar
Danny Vitali, bass guitar
Molly Maguire, keys
Patrick Byers, saxophone
& Michael Pinkham, drums

 

Dia de los Muertos

dia de losSunday November 1st Noon-10pm and Monday 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 Sunday, Nov 1 from Noon-10pm. The BCC will have Pozole and Mexican chocolate available for purchase in the kitchen.

On Monday 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.

Halloween Party “Creatures of the Night”

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Friday October 30th 2015 8pm
$20 comes with one free drink

Creatures of the night – for the people of the town.

To benefit the land trust! Let your inner animal go wild with The Right Time Band!

October CommUnity Sundays

october community nightsCommUnity SunDAYs coming to the BCC for the month of October 12-6pm ~ Delicious Jamaican Food, Music and more…. Stay tuned for weekly details

Still Revolting After All These Years

stillrevoltingSunday September 13th 7:00pm $10-20 sliding scale

Comedian Richard Stockton brings comedy and music of dissent to Bolinas. Proceeds benefit the Bo Center.  Still Revolting After All These Years captures the spirit of the ‘60s using standup comedy, stories, and music on his journey back to rebellion.

 “Hilarious! A masterful storyteller driven to re-awaken his inner rebel.” Wallace Baine, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel

“Richard Stockton is one of the smartest, funniest and most subversive comics working today. His songs recapture the attitude and the altitude of a forgotten but beloved era.” -Will Durst

Labor Day Street Party, BBQ & Silent Auction

LABOR DAY POSTER 2015 bMonday September 7th 2015, Noon-6pm

THANK YOU BOLINAS

For another fabulous Labor Day! It was hot, fun, the food was delicious, our auction bountiful 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 GOSPEL FLATTERS
MOLLY MAGUIRE
GREAT SPIRIT
NEUTRINOS
BO-STIN DUB SQUAD
BARRIO MANOUCHE
BOBO TEMPO

JAN BROEK EXPERIENCE
THE HORSESHOE HILLBILLIES
ROSE PARADISE
VICTORY GARDEN
VINTAGE

 

THANK YOU MUSIC ORGANIZERS

Magi Barror for the great Aloha Stage

Howard Dillon for MC’ing

Zoro Drux & Brendan Higgs for Sound

Steve Hodge for Wharf Stage Assembly

 

THANK YOU AUCTION ANGELS

Eleanor Lyman,

Maria Garriguez

Simone

Susannah Mills

 

THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL FARMS

For all the lovely produce & food

Big Mesa Farm

Fresh Run Farm

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 Library

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:

Bolinas Bakers Susie Stewart, Dotty Garone, Pam Fabry, Liz Grace, Diana Long, Kathleen O’Neill, Helen Sirica, Ellen Heneghan, Vera Louie’s daughter, Michelle, Jeanette Birch, Judy Buchanan, Julie Augustyn, Curly Rigg, Julia Maxwell, June McAdams & Vickisa

Carmen & Arn Angelius

Charles Whitefield

Chaz Lenhoff

Chris Besenty

Don Smith

George Marzocchi

June McAdams

Keith Huntley

Marco Alvarado

Melinda Stone

Mike Aiken

Ney

Stacey Henderson

Steve Wrenn

StuArt Chapman

Susan Tacherra

 

WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS??

The BCC approximately grossed:

$6,000 in food sales

$2,600 in bar sales

$1,000 in dessert sales

$1,000 in parking

$1,000 at membership/T-shirt table

$6,000 at silent auction

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End Of Life Choices

endoflifechoicesTuesday August 25th 7:00-8:00pm             Julia Maxwell retired hospice nurse will be sharing choices for the end of life. “Lets take death out of the closet and talk about it. The end of a good life should be a good death. Only 17% die at home compared to 75% of doctors who choose home death. They are not telling us something. Death is industrialized, we can do better!

Magic Wand Workshop

magicwandTuesday August 25th 1pm-4pm

Magic Wand Workshop!

“By revealing my own magic, I invite you to bring forward your own magic. Yes you have your own magic. It’s not as far away as the pages in your favorite children’s story. You know the one, where a child rummages through the attic looking for a beloved toy and finds a mysterious chest. And what lies inside the chest? Magic of course! I want to remind you of that time and how it felt. That incredible feeling that anything is possible. Remember that magic. Remember that world.”

http://magicwandmaker.com/