Habitat Gardening Talk on February 18, 1pm Outdoor Art Club Mill Valley



Learn how to create a garden alive with beauty and home to bees, butterflies and birds.

Habitat Gardening – Native Plants for Native Creatures is the theme of the presentation by naturalist Charlotte Torgovitsky on Thursday, February 18, 1pm at the Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale, Mill Valley.

She will talk about beautiful Marin, the different plant communities, and the new paradigm in gardening which is creating gardens that are alive with natural beauty and provide sanctuary and enhanced resources for bees, butterflies and birds.

Ms. Torgovitsky is President of the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society and will talk about the work of that organization. She is also founder of Home Ground Habitat Nursery and will discuss the plants that are grown there to donate to schools, community gardens, and to support the Native Plant Society. Nancy Bauer, author of The California Wildlife Habitat Garden will accompany Ms. Torgovitsky and offer her books for sale.

This free event is open to the public. Please tell a friend and bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.

The Art Walk 2016!


Date/Time/Contact ,Friday, January 8, 2016 ,5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, (415) 451-8119.

Come one come all and enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael.  Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month.  Wine purchased at venues with wine glass our wine symbol  is returned to AWD to assist with costs of promoting the event each month.

In a fun and social group setting, artist and teacher provides Dan Caven step-by-step instruction along with encouragement. By the end of the evening, each attendee will create a fabulous piece of art! Adult students receive two glasses of wine, appetizers, and artist materials. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Keep in mind Art Walk Downtown is a free event. For The College Workshop costs $40 per session. Walk-ins welcome if space is available. Art Works is located at 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA .

Hope to see you there!


Marin Girls Chorus Bookfair Fundraiser!

Help support your local community!

Support the Marin Girls Chorus by shopping at Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, California!  The Marin Girls Chorus motto is “Start Young, Sing Forever” and in an effort to raise funds for their mission to “offer girls and young women the opportunity to discover the joyful experience of choral singing and the transformative power of music,” Marin Girls Chorus is working together with Barnes & Noble Booksellers by hosting a Bookfair at the Barnes & Noble Corte Madera store.

From Friday, December 4 through Saturday, December 12, Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of every sale made with a special Bookfair voucher (Voucher #11616109) to Marin Girls Chorus! Vouchers will be available online at the Marin Girls Chorus website http://www.marinchorus.org and in hard copy at MGC rehearsals and events between now and the bookfair.

Marin Girls Chorus choirs will hold a special Holiday Caroling performance at Barnes & Noble Corte Madera on Monday, December 7th at 4:30pm. All are welcome to attend this free performance and to support the Marin Girls Chorus while doing their holiday shopping. 

Please help support Marin Girls Chorus by shopping at Barnes & Noble!

Tam Valley Craft Fair

Join this fun creative event in Mill Valley where unique artists sponser and sell their creative merchandise truly a one of a kind event!.

Over 20 local crafters and artists and find bargains and unique one of a kind items for all the people on your holiday lists! Free admission!

Tamalpais Valley Community Center
203 Marin Avenue ,  Mill Valley
Phone: 415-388-6393

Free parking!

With all the fun and creative thinkers that are a part of this great event who wouldent want to check it out!.

See you there!

arts & crafts


Check out these Outstanding films – Mill Valley Film Festival


The Danish Girl

It’s back!  The wonderful Mill Valley Film Festival has already started but there are still tickets to be had.

The Mill Valley Film Festival is an annual, non-competitive film festival presented by the California Film Institute. Known as a filmmakers’ festival, the annual 11-day festival, based in Mill Valley, California, offers a non-competitive environment for exhibiting the best cinema from around the world. The 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival will take place October 13-18.

Founded in August 1978 by MVFF Director Mark Fishkin, the Festival has established an impressive track record for launching new films and the careers of new filmmakers and is well known for the quality of its programming. As the only prominent fall film festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Mill Valley Film Festival is also an important industry resource—both for its emphasis on films that have not yet secured US distribution and for fall launches and northern California Academy Awards campaigns.

The festival will open with screenings of Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams. The festival will close a week later with “Suffragette,” starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. The schedule also includes spotlights on such talents as Sarah Silverman, Brie Larson and Carey Mulligan, as well as tributes to Ian McKellen and Catherine Hardwicke.

Other films on the lineup include “Truth,” “Brooklyn,” “The Assassin,” “Carol,” “Beasts of No Nation” and the U.S. premiere of Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth,” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

For more information on the entire lineup, visit the Mill Valley Film Festival’s official website.

Have a wonderful time!


Tuesday Tucks Me In!

Come one come all to Tuesday Tucks Me In book sale this Friday at 3:30 at the Civic Center.

Bestselling author former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog “Tuesday” will present their heartwarming children’s book, Tuesday Tucks Me In.

Learn about the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog, this presentation is open to all audiences children parents  alike so bring the whole family for a heartfelt story.

As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.

See you there!

Civic Center Library
3501 Civic Center Drive, No. 427
San Rafael, CA



Italian Film Festival Starting this Weekend!

The Italian film festival is here ? Showing 8 different film’s from September 26 – November 7th.

Check out one film or buy tickets for all 8 showcase’s,  bring your friends and family for a good time out of the house.

Over its history, the Italian Film Festival’s formula has proven quite successful as sell-out audiences are normal. For many, attendance at the Festival is motivated by the chance to savor the Italian experience, as much as by the opportunity to see a great movie! As a result the Festival has made many friends over the years, including many generous sponsors, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, and hundreds of loyal fans