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Sunday Community Night

COMMUNITY DINNERSunday January 25th 2015, 7pm

Community Night Dinner MEETING at the BCC

Come on down and meet Zach Fuller who is organizing a weekly Sunday Community Night at the BCC. Bring your idea, wishes, hopes and dreams…and DESSERT for the DESSRT POTLUCK!!

Bolinas Museum After Party

Tommy GuarerroooSaturday January 24th 2015, 6-9pm,  $5 Suggested Donation

“AFTER PARTY” Presented by Bolinas Museum

Featuring Tommy Guerrero, Sandy’s, & Fantasy Bracelet

Raffle with 2 Mile Surf Shop!!

Following the Bolinas Museum opening of the highly anticipated exhibitions of new work by celebrated Bonny Doon artist Thomas Campbell, skateboard photographer Brian Gaberman, and Bolinas artist Charlie Callahan, enjoy an evening of live music with San Francisco musician Tommy Guerrero, the band Sandy’s of Marin, and Bolinas experimental collective Fantasy Bracelet along with warm goodness lovingly prepared by chefs Charlie Hallowell and Samin Nosrat, cold brew provided by Lagunitas Brewing Co., and raffle prizes courtesy 2-Mile Surf Shop and more! Visit for more information.


Bo Bop at the BCC

bo bopSunday January 18 @ 6:00 pm

Stone Soup at Bolinas Community Center

It has been suggested by many that at least two times a year we feast at the community dinner so as many of us can dine together as possible.  So come to our first bobop at the community center Sunday January 18.  Please RSVP now so we know how many to cook for!

Also if you are keen to cook with us during the day starting around 2PM (or anytime between 2-6PM) please let me know.  If you are down to make the community center a warm, home-like space to eat let me know. If you don’t mind helping clean up let me know.

To learn more about Bo Bop, please visit:

Melinda Stone:

Ninjitsu class is back!!

jiujitsuNinjutsu Martial Arts – Starts Wednesday January 14th!

Class:  Wednesday evenings, 6 – 7.30, Bolinas Community Center.

Cost:    $10 per class or $30 per month (drop-ins welcome)

Call  Martin for more information – 868 9236 (

What we now call NInjutsu is a comprehensive system of physical and spiritual training that was developed over nine hundred years ago by warrior monks in China and then Japan. These skills have evolved over the centuries in an uninterrupted lineage down to the current Grand Master, Dr Masaaki Hatsumi, who at 81 years old continues to teach and train in Japan. Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Party


Music by Royal Jelly Jive

Doors 8:30 Music starts 9:30

Nibbles & champagne toast $40 in advance / $45 at door

Cash: oyster, cocktail and wine & beer bars

For more info and to purchase tickets email

An intoxicating mixed drink of Gypsy Rock and Soul Jive, Royal Jelly Jive dives deep head-first into the old school throwback sounds of the 1940’s with a groovy new twist. Rapturous horns, sleek bass, elegant keys and swingin’ cymbals are just some of the sweet tastes you may devour if you’re lucky enough to catch them. All fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde, this band will have you stompin’ your feet with crooked delight until the moon comes back up again. Go get yourself some of that Royal Jelly Jive now! To find out more about Royal Jelly Jive go to

Bolinas & Beyond Holiday Fair

Bo & BeyondSaturday December 20th & December 21st Sunday  11am-6pm

The Bolinas Community Center: Invites all craftsman, bakers, chefs and creators to our Bolinas and Beyond Holiday Craft Fair! A few more booth spaces are available and are filling up, so if interested in vending please contact (415)868-9248 or email for details and pricing. First Come First Served on spaces!

We will have International Cuisine served from the kitchen both days: On Saturday 12/20 we will have Claire Heart’s fabulous THAI FOOD and Sunday 12/21 we have Mirta Guzman’s delicious MEXICAN COOKING.






Bolinas Winter Faire

winter fair 2014Friday December 12th 2014, 5pm-10pm

Saturday December 13th and Sunday December 14th 2014, 11am-6pm

The Bolinas Winter Faire offers beautiful handmade crafts, jewelry, art and more! All items handmade by West Marin artists and crafters. 
All vendor booths are sold out! Please consider the Bolinas and Beyond fair happening the following weekend  (12/20 and 12/21) If you would like to be a vendor at Bo & Beyond, please contact Stacy

The caterer for this year’s Bolinas Winter Fair is Barbary Coast Bistro serving up a slow-smoked brisket dinner on Friday night and delicious soup, sandwiches and salads over the weekend.

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 Stage Bar and sing along the good old holiday songs with Jennifer Myer and crew starting at 7pm.

SATURDAY Santa Claus is coming back to Bolinas!! Santa will emerge from the General Market (John’s Store) at 11am and walk down with Carmen 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 at least till 4:30 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 Santa will have some of his World Famous Hot Fudge, some hot coco for the kids and spiked eggnog for the adults. Mrs. Claus is making a very special plum pudding for the adults as well… Do also keep a look out for Santa’s Flying Fish with mistletoe that will be making some appearances throughout the fair on Saturday!

SUNDAY the fabulous BCC Photo booth is coming back to town. Come as yourself, or maybe as an elf, and take some great pictures by the BCC front doors. For $5 you get two copies of either color or black & white prints to take home or give to your friends.

11am Rose Paradise will play for our enjoyment up on the Stage!

1pm Anny Owen and Michael Rafferty will play with an old recorder some Baroque, Renaissance and Elizabethan dance pieces for everyone to enjoy.



Much Ado About Crab

Crab_Bo_School_2014Saturday December 6th, 6:00 p.m., $35 pp


For Bolinas-Stinson School’s 8th Grade Field Trip to Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Please purchase tickets thru 8th grade students.

Includes Crab, Salads, Bread and Dessert Auction.

Entertainment by Midnight on the Water!

The Taste of Biodiversity

bO tIERRASaturday November 29, 2014, 6pm                  

$20 sliding scale (No one turned away for lack of funds!)

A night of foods…films…and fun! A benefit for The BoTierra Biodiversity Research Center located in Bolinas, California.

Don’t miss this unique and exciting opportunity to sample many tasty foods from foreign lands that have now found a new home right here in West Marin.

Join BoTierra Founder, research botanist and polyculture farmer, John Glavis as he shares his work and discoveries of delicious nutritious food plants with great promise as new crops for local gardens.

Common Voice Fall Concert and Harvest Dinner

Common V CSunday November 23 2014
5:30 Dinner, 7:00 Concert, Admission $5 / Food $7 Adults & $3 Kids

Join us for the final Fall season performance of Common Voice Choir, when singers from Bolinas and Point Reyes will get together for one big show! This concert will showcase the choir’s uplifting harmony songs and chants from around the world. Opening the show will be a musical talent show featuring Joni Harding, Gwen Heistand, Laura Marcoux, Molly Minor and Daniel Patrick.

At 5:30 we will serve a Harvest Fusion dinner prepared by Jeff Manson with herbed delicata squash roast, tomatoey scarlett runner beans, two-tone turmeric & beet basmati pilaf, and more. All produce grown in Bolinas by Mickey Murch and Caymin Ackerman. Bring your own plate, if you can.

Admission is $5. Dinner is $7 adults, $3 kids. Cash only please. All profits will go toward the Common Voice scholarship fund.


More info at

Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group Graditude Dinner & Fundraiser


Friday November 21st 2014 / Doors open 5:30 pm

Local farms harvest dinner at 6:00pm

DJ Dance W/ Tomales Bay Youth Center 8:00 -10:00 pm 

$10-$20 sliding scale & family rate (No one turned away for lack of funds!)

Dinner Theater Entertainment provided by:

Lisa Townsend’s Bo School Drama Class

Rose Paradise & Special Guests



David Franklin’s Memorial Tea

david fSaturday, November 15th, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bring memories of David to share. Bring an evocative object for the offering table.

 We hope to celebrate his vibrant and complex spirit at this gathering.

Family Dance Party

family dance partyFriday November 14th 2014

7pm – 8:30 pm

$5 pp or $20 for Family

DJ Omatic will be spinning tunes for Children 18 and under! Proceeds benefit the PTA Bolinas-Stinson School and The Light Within Foundation.



coral1Saturday, November 8 / 4 PM /  $5 suggested donation 

Presented as part of Museum’s current program Ocean Wonders & Wellness

OCEAN WELLNESS // 5 Gyres Stiv Wilson in Conversation with artists Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang and Marine Debris researcher Kate Bimrose 

Moderated by Bruce Bowser 

5 Gyres is an ocean conservation non-profit dedicated to the elimination of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Gyres form in areas of the ocean where different currents unite in a spiral pattern, often trapping marine debris–much of it plastic. Of the five main gyres, the largest is known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Located between California and Hawaii, it is estimated to be between 7-15 million square miles in size–that’s twice the size of the United States! Based on his many excursions to the gyres, 5 Gyres Associate Director Stiv Wilson will share insights on the immensity and global repercussions of marine debris in our oceans and possible solutions for a brighter future. He will be joined by artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang and NOAA’s Gulf of the Farralones National Marine Sanctuary marine debris researcher Kate Bimrose who will share their local knowledge.

Day of the Dead

dayofthedeadSaturday November 1st Noon-10pm and Sunday November 2nd Noon-10pm, FREE ENTRY

Mirta Guzman will have our BIG alter back!

Serving Pozole, Squash Soup and Hot Chocolate!

Sunday 11/2 8:30pm Common Voice Choir will be singing a few songs. Continue reading

Halloween Ball with New Monsoon, High Tide Collective, KWMR & Stinson Beach Preschool

Halloween BallFriday October 31st 2014

Halloween Ball at Bolinas Community Center with New Monsoon, High Tide Collective, KWMR & Stinson Beach Preschool

4pm-6pm Early Spaghetti Dinner & Bar by Stinson Beach Preschool (raising funds for $100,000.00 portable classroom!)

7:30 pm Doors & Bar open for evening: $10-$20 sliding scale adults, teens & seens /  $5 under 12 / Late Night Paella by Cyrus Harmon!!!

8pm High Tide Collective

9pm New Monsoon

Costume Contest with KWMR

We only sell tickets at the door.

All ages may enter / 21 and over for alcohol

San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade, the band also features the muscular rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Michael Pinkham (drums).

See more about High Tide Collective at




coralSaturday, October 18 / 4 PM /  $5 suggested donation 

Presented as part of Museum’s current program Ocean Wonders & Wellness

OCEAN WONDERS // Artist Isabella Kirkland in Conversation with Invertebrate zoologist DR. Rebecca Johnson 

Moderated by Jennifer Stock of NOAA’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 

Enjoy an afternoon exploring a wondrous range of life that inhabits the ocean with California Academy of Sciences invertebrate zoologist Dr. Rebecca Johnson and how it has inspired artist Isabella Kirkland who is also a California Academy of Sciences Research Associate in the Department of Aquatic Biology. Moderator Jennifer Stock, Education Coordinator for NOAA’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, will also present incredible images of the amazing seafloor located just off the Coast of the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Short Films About Lily by Liz Grace

Lily7pm free entry, donations accepted

Liz Grace: “I am screening three short films I made about my daughter Lily when she was ten, twenty and thirty.  I have a rough cut of the fourth film dealing with Lily as she ages and turns fifty.  Each film is about fifteen minutes.  The first film is set entirely in Bolinas and the fourth has several scenes here.”

“The screening was made possible by a grant from the Stinson-Bolinas Community fund and is a fund raiser.  No admission will be charged and anyone who wishes may make a donation.  The show begins at seven and should last a little over an hour. The people who worked on the film will be here as will Lily and her brothers.”

Bolinas Food Festival

Food Fest Image 2014Saturday October 11th 2014



Judy Jeanne Radiloff

Doug Lee & Bob Johns

This Old Earthquake

Bo-Stin Dub Squad

Jacob Leyva

Black Water Gold

Alana Hope

Adrienne Pfeiffer


Fresh Run Farm, Gospel Flat Farm, La Tercera, Dog Town Growers, Paradise Valley Farm, Star Route Farms & Walter Hoffman


Local Bakers, Bovine Bakery & Bolinas Peoples’ Store

BCC PIE & ICE CREAM              June Mc Adams, Bolinas Bakers and Strauss Family Creamery

PIZZA IN THE PARK:            Audubon Canyon Ranch, Becca Trivelpiece, Christine Mineart, Jeff & Heather Clapp and Chuck Oakander


Sola Winery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mark Butler, George & Curly Riggs, Chai Baba Chai and all our local lemon donors!

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NYC People’s Climate Convergence March / CommUnity Night

nuclearTuesday, October 7, at 6:30 pm

Jim Heddle and Mary Beth Brangan, EON, will report back from the historic NYC People’s Climate Convergence March.  Videos of rally speakers, clips from the massive and exciting march and in depth commentaries tell why nuclear power is not a ‘solution to climate change;’ nuclear weapons do not make us ‘secure;’ and how we can get to a carbon-free and nuclear-free future.  Speakers include Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation, Foreign Minister Tony de Brum, Marshall Islands, Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, Tom Hayden, former California State Senator, Arjun Makhijani, IEER and more.  Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

Ashtanga Yoga Series with Allison Glendinning

yogaMorning Power Flow: Thursday mornings 8:00-9:15am October 2nd – October 30th

Kick start your day with this Ashtanga-inspired class that will wake you up, warm you up, and get your motor running. The weekly class focuses on a combination of deep breathing and specifically sequenced sets of flowing yoga postures to get you out of your head and grounded into your body. Classes are open to all levels; newer students will be able to modify poses and work on building a solid and safe foundation while more experienced students will be offered advanced variations to explore their edge.

Allison Glendinning,(RYT) teaches a fast-paced, dynamic flow class, focusing on toning, strengthening and stretching. An avid athlete and recovering type A personality, she loves yoga for the sweat and peace of mind it brings. Certified in 2012, she has taught worldwide in South America, Africa, Europe and the US. When not on her yoga mat, you will find her running the trails and paddling awkwardly at the Patch.

Common Voice Choir / Fall Sundays at the BCC

Common Voice Group Photo Stinson_4-22-14-cropCommon Voice Choir Series Fall 2014
with Tim Weed and Debbie Daly
September 28 to November 16
Sundays 7:00-8:30pm at the Bolinas Community Center

Common Voice is the community choir of West Marin, singing uplifting songs and chants from around the world. The choir blends harmony singing with instruction for improving vocal technique and awareness. Tim and Debbie create a welcoming space for everyone’s voices, and absolutely no music or singing experience is needed. Learn more and hear music samples at

Make-up sessions are available on Tuesdays in Point Reyes.

$180 if paid by September 25, $200 after

Sign up online at or mail a check payable to Debbie Daly, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Call 415-663-4018 with questions.

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


Is Your Apple Pie The Best?

Apple Pie ContestFriends of Sam’s House hosting first annual pie contest!

2pm Pie Drop-off in BCC Kitchen

3pm-4pm Judging at the BCC

4pm-6pm Raffle, Auction & Refreshments

$10 donation / participants free

See poster for details and call -2866 for questions!

Community Peace Gathering and Dinner

peace dinnerSunday September 21st 2014, 4pm Movie, 5:30pm Dinner / FREE Admission

In honor of International PEACE Day, we are sending out a call to All, please Join us in LOVE, Together as 1! To have Peace in the World, we must first have it in our CommUNITY, it begins within and radiates out!!!
The gathering will begin with showing the film PEACE ONE DAY starting @ 4:00 It’s a powerful film of how… international peace day came to be (but not in its entirety) and of how much of a difference we can make in the world if we come together for the greater good)
There will be a Delicious Harvest Dinner cooked by Schehera (stay tuned for menu) & Desserts to live for… baked by Maitreya Rose starting round 5:30ish, with music, dancing and group art project… to follow  Admission Free, Refreshments affordable Art without boarders for sale in Support of  Good causes Locally and Globally 1 ♥ JAH Bless

2014 Labor Day Follow-up

Labor DayWhat an awesome Labor Day. In our humble opinion, the best one yet!! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, donated items, bid on items, volunteered, help set-up, break-down, prep, you name it!



Arn Angelius, Ayn Plant, Bolinas Children’s Center, Chris Besenty, Don & Hillary Read, Ed & Pam Fabry, James Fox, June McAdams, Magi Barror, Marco Alvarez, Max Brimhall, Melinda Stone, Ney, Phil Shaw, Ralph, Stacey Besenty, Steve Hodge, Steve Wrenn, Susan Tacherra, Taro Smithson, Zoro Drux


Christine Cuhna, Curly Rigg, Ilene Danse, Jill Moore, Maria Garriguez, Micah, Sono Osato, Sooze Mills, Susie Stewart, Vera Louie, Vickisa


Sofi Rox, Magi Barror, Victory Garden, Jacob Leyva, Dale Polissar & Bart Hopkin, El Presidente & The Burning Man Survivors, RDL+, Coastal Scrubbers, Sol Doc & Optimystics, The Neutrinos, Just Friends and MC’s Molly Maguire & Howard Dillon



Albert Hollander, Bolinas Bakers, Barbary Coast Bistro, Bolinas Lion’s Club, Bolinas Market, Bolinas Peoples’ Store, Clover, Gospel Flat Farm, Lagunitas Beer, Parkside Restaurant, Sean Thackrey, Star Route Farms, Sola Winery, Walter Hoffman, Will Scott & Worker Bee Farm



Barbara Finnigan, Cathy Kimball, Cheryl Ruggiero, Curly Rigg, Diana Long, Dotty Girone, Julie Augustyn, June McAdams, Liz Grace, Melinda Stone, Pam Fabry, Susanne Bartlome¢, Susie Stewart, Travis Smith, Vera Louie’s Daughter, Vicky Hall


So far we have netted $18,500, with more auction money coming in as items get picked up!


Randi Arnold, Lia Sabbatini & BCC Board


Labor Day BBQ & Street Party

LD Music Image - For Real 2014Monday September 1st 2014, Noon-6pm

The Bolinas Community Center is gearing up for our annual Labor Day Street Party & BBQ happening September 1st, noon-6pm! We will have two stages of live dancing music (SEE POSTER OFR DETAILS), delicious BBQ foods, homemade desserts, Beer & Wine and a Kids Corner in the Plaza. Make sure to 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. (Items to be brought to the BCC Thursday 8/28 – Saturday 8/30.)

There will be AWESOME 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 Community Center! This year we have a SPECIAL SURPRISE for all our BCC Members, swing by the membership booth to find out what it is, noon-4pm only on Labor Day…you can also check the image below for more info!! Picture yourslef on labor day

Once again, for your convenience, we offer FREE parking and a FREE shuttle ride from Mesa Park to Downtown and back.

We need volunteers for our Sunday Chop and on Labor Day for serving and grilling food, silent auction security, membership  table, kids’ corner, dessert table, road closure and kitchen clean-up. Please call (415) 868-2128  or email if you have questions or would like to  volunteer!

Special Sunday Community Night

fruit basketSunday July 27th, 5pm-8pm

Natural-n-Clean Jamaican/Californian Cuisine!

Entertainment to be announced, check back to for more info soon.


Wildcare: Feather, Fur and Scales

wild careWednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:30 – 11:30am

Visit with Wildcare’s animal ambassadors and examine the similarities and differences between mammal, bird, and reptile groups.

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