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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.

Haile Conscious Presents OriJAHnal Sound System Dance

maitreyaSaturday July 12th, 2014, 6:30 doors & dinner / 7:30 pm-midnight dance / $12 all ages

Step into di Dance in a Original Sound System style with Lee’s Unilimited alongside Messengah Selah, Kulcha Knox, Lee Tafari, Luv Fyah n more artists tba…

Early acoustic dinner show: Natural – N- Clean Food & Juice starting at 6:30pm

Call Maitreya at 868-0525 for more info!

Coventry & Kaluza: Juggling and Comedy

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Circus, theater, magic, and dance all come together in this talented duo, not to mention the hula hoops!

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

By The Sea By The Sea By The Beautiful Sea

judyFriday July 4th noon-8pm
Saturday July 5th 2-8pm    

For two days, July 4th and 5th Judy Molyneux’s paintings will be hanging at the Bolinas Community Center. 15 of the paintings are extra large works, executed in the last couple of years. The theme this year is primarily the beach: sunbathers, surfers, dogs and kids abound. The show will also include smaller works.

“While you’re downtown carousing, eating, drinking, and making merry, dance on into the community center and join in with the celebration on canvas of us – who we are, where we are, and what we do.” Judy Molyneux

Judy’s paintings are also at the Bolinas Gallery July 4th thru August 2014.

Bolinas Lions Club Forth of July Celebration



The Briones Lions Club is Proud to Present:

Bolinas 4th of July Celebration – 2014

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am  –  Tug of War: Stinson Beach vs. Bolinas: Women then Men

10:00 am – Line-up on Wharf Rd for parade, beginning at museum, dancers    last, $ prizes for top 5 judged entries: $200, $125, $75, $75, $50

10:00 am – Lions Club tent: Open for food, beverages, t-shirts, donations

11:00 pm – Parade, dancing and music:  below Smiley’s Balcony

To VOLUNTEER please call Bill at (415) 868-8969 or email

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Pirate Pizza is back!!

pirate-pizza-logoEvery Tuesday starting July 1st, 4:30pm-7:30pm

The Pirates are back serving Pizza To-Go due to popular demand! Call John at (415) 328-1066 to preorder and pick up at the BCC kitchen. Please visit for more info.

The Magician Brian Scott

Brian Scott MagicianMonday June 30th, 3:30-4:30pm, FREE

Brian Scott the Magician, brought to you by the Summer Reading Program by Marin County Free Library

Come ready to be amazed by the magic of this talented and funny performer. For further information please contact the Bolinas Library at 415-868-1171.

Theater on the Lagoon

Theater_on_lagoonSaturday June 28th, 7pm AND Sunday June 29th at 4pm, Adults sliding scale $10-$20, kids $5

Theater on the Lagoon is pleased to hold its sixth summer community production, directed by Molly Maguire with choreography by Bridget Bartholome and art direction by Mollie Lounibus.  This year’s musical involves chocolate and a sing-along too!  Be sure to come, and bring the whole family.

Bolinas Museum

bolinas museumSaturday, June 14 / 4 PM, $5 suggested donation

Great Minds Talk: Artist Charles Lindsay In Conversation with astronomer Laurance Doyle / Moderated by Eric McDougall

 In conjunction with the current Bolinas Museum exhibition Code Humpback, join SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Artist in Residence Charles Lindsay and SETI astronomer and information theory expert Laurance Doyle for a thought-provoking discussion about the possibilities of interspecies communications, recent advancements in the field related to humpback whale song, and the philosophical debate regarding the existence of sentient beings beyond planet earth. Both Charles and Laurance are based at Palo Alto’s SETI Institute, which, until recently, was directed by Jill Tarter, 2009 recipient of the TED Prize whose wish is to “empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company.”


voteTuesday June 3rd, 7am – 8 pm

Vote Vote Vote!

All classes are cancelled.

Sun Festival & Baby Blessing

Sun FestSunday June 1st 2014, Blessing at Wharf Beach at 11am and Potluck After-Party in Downtown Park at 1pm


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

Memorial Day BBQ

bobotempoBolinas Community Center’s yearly fun BBQ in the Plaza:

Monday May 26th Noon-4pm

Victory Garden (Adam and Beth) will open at noon and then we have Bobo Tempo playing for the crowds to dance!

Memorial Day BBQ Menu

Drake’s Bay Oysters with Coast Café BBQ Sauce & Garlic Butter

Selection of Dogs n Sausages

Bo Tierra Biodiversity Blend Salad & Star Route Beets with Maitreya’s Divine Salad Dressing

Susie Stewart’s Potato Salad

Baked Beans

Strauss Ice Cream


Aerial Art Performence: “Air Play”

aerialaSunday May 25th, 2pm “Air Play”

Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children. Doors open at 1:45. No late seating.

The Bolinas Youth Aerial Artists and Zaccho Youth Company from San Francisco will present a unique and energizing performance at the Bolinas Community Center, 41 Wharf Road, on Sunday, May 25 at 2pm. Children aged 8-19 will showcase their original choreography that incorporates hoops, flying windows and ladders. Please come and support these amazing young artists! For more information contact: Joanna Haigood Continue reading