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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

New Year’s Eve Dance

Sunday December 31st 2017 8 pm doors, $10-$20 / Families $25

New Year’s Eve at the BCC – its a whole town Masquerade!

Come ring in the New Year 2018!

BCC cash bar available. Cheese plates & Fruit & Chocolate plates for sale (reserve one by 12/27/17)

Psychedelic Seniors 8pm-9:30pm

9pm East Coast Balloon Drop

9:30pm – 1:30pm Just Friends

Midnight West Coast Balloon Drop

Please email or call (415) 868-2128 to VOLUNTEER!

Winter Celebration Lunch

Monday December 25th 2017, Doors open Noon, Lunch at 1pm

Winter Celebration Lunch

Bring a dish to share

Contact Jodi Angel to VOLUNTEER or for more INFO


Posada / Christmas Party

Friday December 22nd 2017, 6 pm – 10 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Merry… whether you have been naughty or nice… don’t think twice!

Join us at the Community Center, there will be fun, games and traditional Mexican party favors!


For more info please call Marina at (415) 261-8175.

World Crafts Faire

Saturday December 16th and Sunday December 17th 2017, 10am-6pm

World Crafts Faire

World Café Featuring Mexican Traditional Cooking by Chef Mirta Guzman

Any questions or interest in participating, please, contact flower (831-747-4540)

Bolinas Winter Faire 2017

Friday December 8th 2017, 5pm-10pm

Saturday December 9th 11am-6pm and Sunday December 10th 2017, 11am-6pm

The Bolinas Winter Faire offers beautiful handmade crafts, jewelry, art and more! All items handmade by West Marin artists and crafters. 

The fair is at full capacity for vendors!

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 at 7pm. Anny and Friends will be playing some classical Baroque music 8pm on!

SATURDAY the faire is open 11am-6pm: shop local, eat good food, support your friends and neighbors, have egg nog and hot apple cider while enjoying the day!

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

Please call (415) 868-2128 or email for more details or to volunteer!

BCLT Gingerbread Houses, Meeting & Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday December 1st, 3:30pm – 7:30pm 2017

The Bolinas Community Land Trust Cordially Invites You to Gingerbread House Making – Followed by Spaghetti Dinner and Caroling with Molly Maguire

House Making from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Dinner and Caroling from 5:00pm-7:30pm

Dinner and drink tickets to be sold at the door ($6 per plate)

Please R.S.V.P. for house kits by December 1

($25 per kit) or call (415)868-8880.

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

thanksgivingThursday November 23rd 2017

Doors Open 5pm, Dinner at 6pm, 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.

Ilka Hartmann is organizing the evening and needs volunteers to help set-up, breakdown, cook turkeys and help with other small tasks. Please call Ilka at 868-0419 to volunteer.

Centro de Comunidad en Bolinas Jueves Noviembre 23, 20147 GRATIS

 Las Puertas Abren a las 5. Comida empieza a las 6. Por favor traen un “potluck plato” para 12 personas y tus propios bebidas.

Todos son Bienvenidos! Illama a Ilka a ayudar 868-0419.

Say goodbye to holiday anxiety, and hello to holiday joy!

How to Improve Your Overall Well-Being in 2018

Photo via Pixabay


With the end of another year comes reflection, and for many, there’s always the question of whether we’re living our best lives or not. That means different things for different people, but in general, it comes down to your overall well-being. Are you stressed often, or do you suffer from anxiety? Do you find yourself exhausted much of the time and unable to find joy in the small things because you’re so tired?


It’s easy to fall into habits that leave you feeling this way, especially if you have work, school, a family, and other responsibilities to worry about. Some of those habits are otherwise harmless, such as keeping a full schedule, but when combined with other stressors, they can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to perform to the best of your ability. It’s time to think about the best ways you can eliminate bad habits and figure out how to successfully stay on track with your goals for the new year, as well as how to sustain them. Read on to find out how.

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Bolinas Transformational Film Fest / Rescheduled

Sunday November 12th 2017 Noon-10pm, Suggested Donation $23 donation for all 5 films or $5-$7 per film HopeDance is under the umbrella of Central Coast Bioneers / Ecologistics. The Sponsor’s Federal Tax ID is 27-2116150. found at

From noon till 10pm… 5 films and conversations

NEURONS TO NIRVANA: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines (68min) 12 Noon to 1:30pm 1:30-2pm Break

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (Michael Moores latest film that has not yet been received and reviewed normally) (120 min) 2-4:30pm

THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR (featuring Jon Yong and animal communicator Anna Breytenbach… with local animal communicator to engage on conversation afterwards (52min) 4:45-6:15pm

PLANETARY (84min) Featuring astronauts and others speaking about the earth, cosmos, humans and what is happening… with an outstanding sound track. 6:30-8:15pm

ONE TRACK HEART (featuring Krishna Das) (72min) 8:30-9:40pm


Friday November 10th 2017, 7pm

HopeDance FiLMs presents “CRAZYWISE”

Suggested Donation: $10/ No one will be refused…

A feature documentary challenging the current mental health system in crisis. A 20-year fascination with shamanism leads photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges to question how Western cultures define and treat severe mental disorders.

Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.

Conversations have always included mental health practitioners, ex-mental patients, therapists of all kinds



Election Day

voteTuesday November 7th, 7am-8pm

Come vote, vote, vote!!

All classes are cancelled, but yes there is always Pizza in the kitchen!

Punk Show Benefit

Bolinas Skate Park Benefit Punk Show and Silent Art Auction on Saturday November 4th at 7:30 PM, sliding scale entry $5-20.
Featuring Sonoma County bands:


Silent Art Auction featuring local and visiting artists!

All proceeds go to benefit the completion of the Bolinas Skate Park.

Check out the GoFundMe site:

Bolinas Wild Fire Planning Meeting

Friday November 3rd 2017, 7pm

Join the Bolinas Fire Department and Fire Safe Marin for light refreshments and important discussion about one of the major threats to our town: Wildfire.

Guest speakers will include: Marin County Fire Department Battalion Chiefs Chris Martenelli and Christie Neill, Fire sAFETYCoordinator Todd Lando, BCPUD Manager Jennifer Blackman and Firefighter Clint St. Martin.

Come hear first-hand experiences from fire evacuees & firefighters during the recent devastating Santa Rosa / Napa fires and what we can do in Bolinas to prepare for a similar disaster HERE.