The Birds will be Grateful!


Come bring the whole family for a morning of fun and work in one of the most beautiful places in Marin. You will not only get to be right on the water but you can stare at the magnificent Lyford House and the San Francisco bay while you’re working away.  But the best part is how grateful the birds will be to you!
On November 22, 2014 – 9:00am12:00pm come for a morning of restoration and clean-up at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary.  You may be removing trash, invasive plants, or helping with restoration projects.
Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No animals
Adult and child liability release forms are available on our website. FREE program. RSVP: 388-2524.

RSVP: (415) 388-2524


Richardson Bay Audubon Center

376 Greenwood Beach Road

Tiburon, CA

Hike the Hoo Koo E. Koo Loop

Hoo Koo E. Koo Loop – Besides a really fun name – this trail is beautiful.

When you make it to the top you reach a crest with views of Mill Valley to the East and Mt. Tamalpais park to the west. Can’t beat that!

When:        Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9am – 12pm
Where:      Meet at the gate at the end of Crown Rd in Kent Woodlands.


From Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the exit for Sir Francis Drake Blvd west 2.1 miles. Turn left onto College Ave, right onto Woodland Rd, left onto Evergreen Dr. Continue uphill to the intersection with Ridgecrest; 50-feet uphill from this junction, left onto Crown Rd, and follow to end (dead end).

You will take the Hoo Koo E Koo Trail up to the ridge, come down the Huckleberry Trail and then head back to Crown Rd (approximately 5 miles 2-12-10-t-on-hoo-koo-e-koo-trtotal).

Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and high energy snacks. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend. This is a rain or shine event but high winds will cancel. Questions: Contact Ranger Ian McLorg at (415) 473-2816 or

Have a great time!

Are you ready to burn some calories before Thanksgiving Dinner?





Come, have fun and burn off those upcoming calories on Thanksgiving Day at the Marin Turkey Trot!  Great for everyone! Family discounts are available.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 – 7:00 AM PST

Indian Valley College, Novato, CA

The Youth Gobbler 1 Mile and Turkey Trot 5K are run cross country style on the trails of Marin’s Open Space.  The Pilgrim 10K is a road out and back through the beautiful IVC campus and along Ignacio Blvd.

Go on to - to register now. Prices increase tomorrow!

Also, bring a food item race day for donation to the Marin Food Bank

FREE Ferry Ride from San Francisco to Larkspur – Get it NOW!

Do you have friends in San Francisco who want to come visit you in Marin but grumble about all the traffic? Well, tell them to grumble no more!

Marin Country Mart and Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry have teamed up to invite San Francisco residents and visitors to “Discover a New World” – a world of first-class shopping, dining, and events located just steps from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal at the Marin Country Mart!

This special offer gives San Franciscans a complimentary Golden Gate Ferry ride on select trips from San Francisco to Larkspur. “Discover a New World” at Marin Country Mart and enjoy a seafaring journey aboard the scenic Golden Gate Ferry.

The free ferry ride is valid for travel from the Golden Gate San Francisco Ferry Terminal to Marin Country Mart aboard any weekday trip departing between 8:30am and 1:25pm (ticket is no longer valid on 3pm trip) or the weekend trip departing at 12:40 pm ONLY.

For your free passage, go on to simply click the sample ticket shown  to download and print your official ticket. When boarding in San Francisco, please present the ticket to the Ferry Terminal staff member.

The ticket is VALID ONLY for travel from San Francisco to Larkspur and is NOT VALID from Larkspur to San Francisco. For a complimentary return trip to San Francisco, Marin Country Mart customers may obtain a ticket from merchants upon request.

See complete Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry schedules or call 511 for more information (say “Golden Gate Transit”), weekdays from 7am to 6pm.

San Francisco Ferry Terminal: Located behind the historic Ferry Building on The Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. Larkspur Ferry Terminal: 101 E. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Larkspur, CA.

Marin Country Mart: 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939. Contacts: 415-461-5700, email at or online at For press photos: James S. Rosenfield, Owner, Marin Country Mart,

Here’s a sampling of the complementary events in store when you “Discover a New World” at Marin Country Mart:

  • Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market: Open year-round on Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm, the Farmers’ Market showcases the freshest seasonal offerings from local farmers and purveyors, with an emphasis on organic and sustainable goods. There are also many fun activities to delight kids: pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, kid’s music or storytelling, children’s crafts, and live music.
  • Off the Grid: A roaming mobile food extravaganza, Off the Grid cruises to Marin Country Mart every Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. Eight vendors offer delicious food, enhanced by live music and splendid views of the bay and Mount Tam. From the largest gathering of food trucks in Marin, visitors can choose gourmet foods to eat onsite or take home – perfect for an easy Sunday supper.

Tired of spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen?

Thanksgiving is coming up and in my stomping ground of Larkspur the restaurants are gearing up!

Chef Steve Jaramillo at Yankee Pier in Larkspur not only has turkey on the menu, but a 1.5-pound boiled whole Maine lobster may be substituted as the main course. Th Yankee Pier also offers family-friendly pricing for those age 10 and younger with a half portion served. Seatings are from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Yankee Pier is at 286 Magnolia Ave. in Larkspur. For more information, call 924-7676 or go to

If you want to head to Mill Valley – Make a reservation at the Buckeye Roadhouse! This gem has been open since 1937 and serves American cuisine in a  Old World Charm.  The chef is planning a wonderful Thanksgiving menu. Give them a call to hear all about it. 415-331-2600. They are located at 15 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley

If anyone else has another fabulous restaurant please comment below. I’m always looking for new places to try. Enjoy!




Grab Your Skates!!

Ok, it’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling down and we start thinking of fun winter things to do.

Marin’s only holiday ice skating rink will make its return again this year to Oak Plaza at the Northgate Mall. This outdoor spectacular will feature daily skating, birthday parties, private ice times, special events and more starting this weekend!

iceskating November 8, 2014 through January 11, 2015

Fun Restaurant in Sausalito – Wine Harvest Celebration at Poggio’s

Poggio’s in Sausalito had been recommended to us by our dental hygienist. (Always an interesting place to get restaurant advice:)  But she was right. The food was tasty, the staff friendly and the place is beautiful. The main thing I noticed is that I could hear my dining companion with no shouting needed.  They have the “Poggio’s Celebration of Italy’s 2014 Wine Harvest” that has been going on since October 12th and ends the 31st. It is 20 days and 20 bottles one from each of Italy’s 20 wine regions. All are priced at 20 dollars.

It’s a fun way to learn about new wines and enjoy great food. Check them out at 777 Brideway and take in the wonderful atmospherepoggio of Sausalito.