Category Archives: Events

Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead


Friday November 1st & Saturday November 2nd

Viernes 1 de Noviembre y Sabado 2 de Noviembre

8:00 am -10:00 pm

FREE ENTRY   Entrada Libre

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 Friday , Nov 1 from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. Mirta will have Pozole and Mexican chocolate available for purchase in the kitchen. The West Marin Choir will be singing at 7:00 pm. 

On Saturday Nov. 2, Dia de los Muertos”, the BCC  will be open from 8:00 am  to 10:00 pm. 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. 

 Questions please call 868-2128 or email

Halloween Open House

Bolinas Community Center Halloween Open House


October 31st Doors 6:00 pm  Show 7:00 pm


An Evening of Jazz


An Evening of Jazz

Saturday October 26th,  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Door $20

A Benefit for the Bolinas Book Exchange

Village Gate Productions Presents:

All- Star Jazz Quintet

Piro Patton

Michael Pinkham

Si Perkoff

Michael Bello

Cayce CArnahan

AbunDance – Benefit for The Bahamas

Saturday October 19th

Early Show      6:00 pm to Midnight


A Benefit for the Hurricane Victims in the  Bahamas

I-Taweh ~ Lady Passion ~ Lee Tafari ~ Tuff Lion ~ David R Polo ~ Kurrency King ~ & Special Guests

Hosted By Lee’s Unlimited

Music for the Youth with Amber Hines

Natural-N-Clean Harvest Dinner

12 & under Free / Teens $10 /  21 & older $18


Cash Beer & Wine Bar , by the Bolinas Community Center


Community Event: Addressing Homelessness

Addressing Homelessness: Community Event

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

At the Bolinas Community Center

Join Supervisor Rodoni and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for a discussion on how the County and its partners are supporting the homeless community in West Marin.

Agenda to Include:

Panel Presentation from County Staff

Question and Answer Session

Spanish Translation will be provided

More Information?

Contact West Marin HHS Social Service Manager Patty Lyons, MFT

At (415) 473-3800 or

Abordar la falta de vivienda: evento comunitario


Jueves 17 de octubre de 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

En el Centro Comunitario de Bolinas


Únase al Supervisor Rodoni y al Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) para una discusión sobre cómo el Condado y sus socios están apoyando a la comunidad de personas sin hogar en West Marin.

Agenda para incluir:

Presentación del panel del personal del condado

Sesión de preguntas y respuestas

Se proporcionará traducción al español

¿Más información?

Comuníquese con la Gerente de Servicios Sociales de West Marin HHS, Patty Lyons, MFT

En (415) 473-3800 o

Bolinas For K.I.N.D (Kids In Need of Defense)

Saturday September 28th,2019

$20 Suggested Donation

Food, Silent Auction , Live Music & Speakers

Doors Open at 4:00 pm

Silent Auction 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Speakers from K.I.N.D at 5:00 pm

Food at 6:00 pm  $12

Los Padres at 7:00 pm


The Boy’s Who Said NO!

Saturday September 21st ( PEACE DAY) 4:00 pm

Free Admission

The Boys Who said NO!

Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War

The Boys Who Said NO! is the little-known story of a small group of courageous citizens who rose up and took decisive action when they saw their government doing terrible wrong. Draft resisters refused military service to bring attention to their cause and let others know they too could resist. Eventually millions of Americans protested in the streets, and the war was ended. For the first time in American history, a citizen uprising forced the government to end a war.

Dennis Rodoni Office Hours

Supervisor Dennis Rodoni Office Hours

Friday September 20th 2:00 pm to 4:00pm

Please join Supervisor Dennis Rodoni for his office hours for the Bolinas community Friday September 20 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Bolinas Community Center. We will be discussing revisions to the downtown parking plan; Lieutenant Jim Hickey and Marin County DPW staff will be the Supervisor’s guests and available to help answer questions.

As always, this is a great opportunity to bring up concerns about issues that are important to you!

Remember these are drop in and open community office hours so no appointment is necessary.

Labor Day Monday September 2nd, 2019

Monday September 2nd, 2019

12 pm – 6 pm  Free Admission

Silent Auction , Two stages of music and BBQ!

We hope you all can join us for the Bolinas Community Centers Annual Fundraiser!

Music Line up :

Wharf Stage

Psychedelic Seniors

Just Friends

Los Padres

Groove Eternal

Kelly McFarling

Grateful Dead Appreciation Society

Aloha Stage

Midnight Cilantro

Jon Cozzi

Jan Broek

Lee Tarafi

BoBo Tempo


Thank you to those who have donated to this event !

Free Film Screening: Dolores a Rebel.Activist.Feminist.Mother

Friday August 9th, 7:00 pm

Marin County Library presents a Free Film Screening of

Dolores : Rebel Activist Feminist Mother

This film tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history.

An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.


Hip-Hop Dance Workshop with Alphabet Rockers

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop with Alphabet Rockers

Monday, Aug 5, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm

Marin County Library Free Event

Kids age 3 and up are invited to learn fresh hip-hop choreography with the Alphabet Rockers’ dance instructor! We will be dancing to hip hop beats that keep us moving and grooving all summer!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library.

Will Durst’s BoomeRaging – From LSD to OMG

The Bolinas Community Center Presents


Door 6:30 pm  Show 7:00 pm Tickets $12 Click here to purchase tickets

Cash Bar

The man the New York Times calls “quite possibly, the best political comedian working in the country today,” Will Durst, proudly takes to the road with his acclaimed show that has been running since 2013 in the Bay Area. “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, is an uproarious tribute to the joys, achievements, frustrations, and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. In this rollicking 85- minute monologue, Durst explains why his chronologically gifted brothers and sisters should continue to refuse to grow old in the face of gravity no matter how many times they forget their password retrieval question. It’s what happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia. A celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation: culminating in an extra, added special treat- the Meaning of Life.

Ably assisted by his genially acerbic wit and trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomer revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth obsessed society (which we invented, for crum’s sake). He shamelessly strokes egos and pats hands, encouraging the Flower Power Generation to persevere through segments entitled The Psychedelic Colonoscopy, Still Doing Drugs, Only Now There’s a Co- Pay & From the Summer of Love to the Winter of Our Incontinence. It’s funny. It’s smart. Clean and uplifting, even. A unique theatrical event delivered with stand- up timing and not less than a modicum of poetry.

Special Note: Due to the use of startlingly archaic technology, children under the age of 40 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a guardian or if they bring a note. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information on Will Durst Click here 

Home II

Saturday , July 27th 2019

Doors open at 7:00 pm

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

$10 – $50 at the door – all ages welcome

Bolinas Stories worth telling – A show so nice, we decided to do it twice!

On March 2nd, the BCLT put on a story telling experience of Bolinas stories from the past. The evening was so well received we wanted to share it again with anyone who was unable to attend!

Join us at the Community Center for a chance to peek back in time at Bolinas from those who were here, told by your neighbors, in celebration of community.

Drinks and sweet treats will be available for sale


Dan & James Chan : Master Magicians





Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to Dan and James Chan’s magic show ready to be amazed. This internationally acclaimed magician and his son were recently named Silicon Valley’s favorite magician, for very good reason – he’s the best! Come and experience the magic and fun!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library.


click here for Bolinas Library Webpage

Thank You’s






July 10th, 2019

Thank you to all who came to the Poets Night Out. The hall was filled with poets and it made my heart smile. Thank you StuArt for being the emcee for the evening!

A Big Thank you to all that shared their Poetry and voices with us:

StuArt  Chris    Sooze  Nancy Josh

Peter   Dale     Neshama       Hanna

Mark    William    Ananda     Brian

Thank you William for working the door!

Thank you Tone Smith for doing an amazing job on the sound for the open mic and music.

To Minus One, thank you so much for rocking out the hall so hard that Dana broke 3 guitar strings!

To MJOY, thank you so much for singing your heart out!

Cheers to you all and to the next Poetry Night!


Kate Ryan-Ross, Randi Arnold and The Bolinas Community Center Board of Directors





Bolinas Museum Workshop – Macrame Workshop with Emily Katz

~~~~~~~~~~~~~EVENT CANCELLED~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Macramé Workshop with Emily Katz

Sat. July 13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$150 Members / $175 Non-Members*

Create Your Own Wall Hanging
Join us for a special workshop led by macramé artist Emily Katz.
All levels welcome! Space is limited. Materials included.

Emily will demonstrate a handful of her favorite knotting techniques and you will design and create your own macramé wall hanging with Emily’s expert guidance and support. All the materials you need to complete your unique piece of art are provided. Additional material will be available for purchase. Participants will also receive a curated gift bag full of special goodies.

EMILY KATZ is a creative consultant, interior designer, macramé teacher, artist, and Instagram phenomenon. She studied printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, fiber and printmaking in Italy, and is the owner of the Portland-based craft company Modern MacraméShe has taught macramé to thousands of people around the globe, and created custom installations and projects for public and private clients across the nation. 

Members, please call 415-868-8809 to receive your access code to a member priced ticket.

*General admission ticket price includes trial membership for new members

Eli’s Ocean Event


The BCC presents

Eli’s Ocean Event –

Sunday July 7th, 2019 12 pm – 5 pm

Bolinas Community Center Presents a community afternoon about Climate Change. There will be a screening of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. Each followed by a Q&A with our host Eli.

Art By July

Silent Auction

12:00 pm Film Screening – Chasing Ice

Film is 1 hour 10 mins





1:30 pm Chasing Coral

Film 1hr 33mins

Poet’s Night Out


Friday July 5th, 5:00 pm

Door $5 – $10 Donation

Poetry Open Mic

Scheduled poets 

Kate Ryan-Ross       Charlie Ross   Carl Macki   Cathryn Shea  Paul Hoover 

Neshama Franklin  Dale Polissar   Peter Axelson 

Music by

7:30 pm MJoy


9:00 pm Minus One

Cash Beer and Wine Bar

 Carmen will be in the kitchen serving up her amazing Tamales and more.

The Haile Conscious Family presents LOVE PARTY 2019


Sunday June 30th

The Haile Conscious Family presents LOVE PARTY 2019

A Birthday Bash for Maitreya Rose & A Benefit to get Garnett rolling!

Mikey General, Prezident Brown, Lee Tafari, Kulcha ‘Naki’ Knox and many more inna OriJAHnal SoundSystem Style with Lee’s Unlimited

EARLY SHOW! 5-10pm starting with Dinner & Acoustic showcase…

Stay tuned for more details n flyers coming. All proceeds go towards getting Garnett (who will be 18 next month) independence and a Car with Hand Controls! For more info or to make donations contact or call 868-0525

Bolinas Stinson School Reunion

Saturday June 29th, 2019 4 pm – 12 am

Door $10

Please come catch up with old friends, Teachers, and Family

Cash Bar

Food in the kitchen by Chloe


Pesto Feta wrap or salad:

Choice of chicken or sauteed vegetables with local organic greens, brown rice &

homemade pesto sauce & feta cheese served as a wrap or as a salad

Peanut Satay wrap or plate:

Choice of chicken or sautéed vegetables with brown rice, asian style slaw &

homemade peanut sauce served as a wrap or plate

Teriyaki wrap or plate:

Choice of chicken or sautéed vegetables with brown rice, asian style slaw &

homemade teriyaki sauce

Thank you HenHouse Brewing Co for donating Beer to the event !

If you have pictures to share or would like to volunteer at the event,  please contact kate at  415-868-2128 or

Jazz Cafe

Saturday, June 22, 7:30 pm

Admission $18 at the door.

The Jazz Cafe!  Revival of a popular Community Center concert event.  Starring multi-Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless, backed by jazzmaster pianist Si Perkoff, and Bolinas’ own stars Piro Patton on bass and Michal Pinkham on drums; and featuring the Dale Polissar Trio, with Dale playing clarinet with Si and Piro.  Drinks and desserts available.


BCC Cash Bar

Spectrum Surf Camp Annual Fundraiser

Saturday June 15th 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Silent Auction


Local Wine and Beer

Refreshments and snacks

Spectrum Surf Camps is a local non-profit that takes children and young adults with special needs surfing. The annual fundraiser supports the scholarship fund and upgrading wet suits and surfboards. The evening begins with a Silent Art Auction and raffle, followed by 2 short surf videos and feature length cult classic, North Shore. Refreshments, including local wine and beer, and healthy and delicious treats for purchase.

Natalie  Pepper, Founder/Program Director

Spectrum Surf Camps


Mariee Sioux *Album Release* in Bolinas w/ Parting Lines

Sunday June 9th 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Tickets $ 10 – $20  To buy tickets click here

It is with great excitement we invite you to join us at the Community Center in Bolinas California for an evening of potent music to Celebrate Mariee Sioux’s album release and start calling in summer. This is open to the public and kid friendly! 🎶🦋

As people arrive we are inviting attendees (and performers) to take part a simple community alter building, bringing a flower/flowers and or small item (that you can take home with you after) that represents your ancestors or anything your are going through at this time be is lovely or difficult. Much of this evening will be about honoring our present moment in life, our ancestors and remembrance of who and where we come from.

To start this evening off we will have Southern California duo Parting Lines opening ✌🏾. This new project comprised of Tim Ramsey and Trevor Beld Jimenez is full of beautiful melodic twists n turns to get lost in and groove to! They are longtime members of the bygone Los Angeles folk-rock outfit, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, and sidemen to bands Vetiver, Little Wings, and DIOS. Their debut LP, See You On The Other Side, was released on August 31, 2018 on Night Bloom Records and has upbeat and moving melodies that sometimes gives nods to Petty and Springsteen 🎶🎶.

Closing out the evening Mariee SiouxSioux will be performing her new record Grief in Exile in it’s entirety from start to finish with her backing ensemble, father Gary Sobonya on mandolin and fellow songwriters/producers, Kacey Johansing and Tim Ramsey who helped record the album, much of it actually in Bolinas spring of 2018. This will be a very special event to release this body of work in a place that has great significance to them all ♥. A few songs from the album even were written in Bolinas where Mariee spent much of her time over the past decade.

We would love for you to join us in the magic of this evening!

Memorial Day Thank you !!!

Thank you so much to all who that came out to support the Community Center! It was a beautiful day filled with community, dancing and BBQ.


Thank you to all our volunteers.

We couldn’t have done it without your hard work!


Gene                Jenny                        Ned                Blair              John               Nicole

Grace                 Karen                    Lisa                Halley                Omar                     Sam

Memphis      Ron               Willy             Steve              William        Mark

Marco                        Arn                 Lisa                Tommy                     Jeff             Ananda

Liz                               Leilani                      Bobbi             Mary


Thank you to the Bolinas People’s Store for the food donation.

Thank you Magi and Mary for the Blackberry Vinegar for the salad dressing

A HUGE Thank you to Magi for putting together an amazing line up of bands. Also to you and William for setting up the plaza stage!

Thank you to BoBo Tempo, Estrella’s Del Mar, Camilla & John, and Los Padres for performing such amazing music!!!


Thank you to Hen House Brewing Company for you generous donation of Saison and Paid Vacation Beer!


Thank you Sean Thackrey for your wine donation!


Thank you Sola Winery for your wine donation!


Thank you Star Routes Farms for your donation of mixed greens and carrots!!



Randi Arnold, Katie Weber & Kate Ryan-Ross

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:





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 



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


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