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January 2020

Chöd Practice: Daylong Teaching

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sukhasiddhi Foundation, 771 Center Blvd.
Fairfax,CA94941United States
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$85 – $125

Please join Lama Döndrup for a day of introduction to and explanation of the practice of Chöd. This daylong teaching is appropriate for those who are new to Chöd practice as well as for experienced practitioners who would like to review the details of the practice. Machig Labdrön’s Chöd practice is a radical method that cultivates fearlessness and compassion while cutting through ego-fixation and severing false concepts about the world of appearances. The profound and beautiful Chöd practice uses chanting,…

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Public Forum in San Rafael — Bernie Sanders for President

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marin Shakespeare Company, 514 Fourth Street
San Rafael,CA94901
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Free

With the Bernie Sanders campaign gaining more and more support, we can help sustain that momentum here in Marin. Everyone is invited to attend this event, cosponsored by the Coalition for Grassroots Progress in partnership with RootsAction.org. Speakers will include activists who were elected as Bernie Sanders delegates from this area to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. For more information: (415) 488-3606, [email protected]

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Sukhasiddhi Sundays

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Feb 23, 2020

Sukhasiddhi Foundation, 771 Center Blvd.
Fairfax,CA94941United States
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Our Sunday series is an opportunity for both new and experienced Buddhist practitioners to come together in community. Each Sunday we will offer three segments that explore principles of Buddhist teaching in a down-to-earth and accessible way to support the natural unfolding of your innate wisdom. Join us to learn to embody compassion with the Green Tara meditation practice, work with difficult emotions with the Five Wisdoms teachings, and cultivate fearlessness with the Chöd practice. We invite you to join…

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Holiday-weekend massage-therapy sample sessions to ease anxiety and stress

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until Jan 20, 2020

Breathe Easy Bodywork at Breathing Retraining Center, 12 Mitchell Blvd.
San Rafael,CA94903United States
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$80.00

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Sunday, January 19th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Monday, January 20th, 1 p.m - 5 p.m. Register at: https://calendly.com/softbreathing/anxiety-massage-sample-sessions $80. Release tension and relax the nervous system with massage therapy. Our clients report feelings of stress and worry melting away from the gentle touch of CranioSacral Therapy, which is recognized for down-regulating the nervous system. CranioSacral Therapy is a soft-touch bodywork modality that is acknowledged as an excellent choice to address anxiety because it concentrates on…

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Youth Poster Contest

January 20 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until Feb 28, 2020

Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael,CA94903United States
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Free

The Osher Marin JCC is pleased to present an exhibit based on the local 2019 Youth Poster Contest. The initiative provides an unprecedented public platform for the thoughts and talents of Marin County young artists. Any local youth, age 12-18, are invited to design a poster that communicates their hopes and concerns about social justice, climate change, immigration, women's rights, firearms regulations, and other issues important to them. Using art, creative ideas and problem-solving skills, youth individually, or in collaboration…

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21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

January 22
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An event every 5 days that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Jan 26, 2020

Free - some paid events

21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway January 22 - 26, 2020, Chico, CA Wild Birds! Wild Adventures! One of the premier birding events in California! This action-packed 5-day event celebrates the millions of waterfowl and thousands of raptors that migrate along the Pacific Flyway and call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months. This is one of the least explored and most amazingly diverse areas of California, with habitats that include rivers and wetlands,…

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Veterans Resource Center

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Civic Center Library, Room 427, 3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael,CA94903United States
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Veteran volunteer, Mark Seely, will be available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss such issues as: • Health • Disability Compensation • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment • Education and Training • VA Life Insurance When: Wednesday, January 22 Time: 2 to 5 pm Where: Civic Center Library, Room 427, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael For more information: Call 865-201-4047 or Email: [email protected]

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Digital Photography for Kids

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Image Flow, 401 Miller Ave., Suite A
Mill Valley,CA94941United States
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$275

Calling all kids ages 11 – 14 with a passion for photography! The Image Flow’s Constance Chu will lead a group of aspiring young photographers on a fun and challenging journey of photographic exploration and learning in this kids photography after school class. In Digital Photography for Kids, students will be exposed to the phenomenal work of photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Robert Frank, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Steve McCurry, as well as amazing young photographers like Josiah Launstein and Zev Hoover.…

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Writing and the Senses with Susanne West

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St.
San Rafael,CA94901United States of America
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Free

Writing and the Senses We will work with writing prompts and exercises to engage your senses, which can enliven and enrich any type of writing, including journaling, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and more. We become attuned to the present moment when we focus on sensory awareness. Writing from presence and including the senses brings new life to your writing and can greatly increase the richness of the writing process. Susanne West is a writer and professor of psychology. She was on…

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The Essence of Leadership

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Indie Alley, 69 Bolinas Avenue
Fairfax,CA94930United States
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$15.00

You want the marketing, managerial and connective benefits of a purpose-driven company! How will you lead your company into this future? The most important trait a leader can develop is to model the behaviors they wish to see in people. We are monkey-see, monkey-do creatures. Commit to personal growth, allow yourself to be affected by your world and connect with yourself and others in deep and meaningful ways. In this seminar you will learn the three most important aspects of…

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Photography Basics

January 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Image Flow, 401 Miller Ave., Suite A
Mill Valley,CA94941United States
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$325

Develop a passion for photography and take control of your camera in this fun and informative photography basics workshop for beginning and early intermediate photographers. January 23 – March 5, 2020 (No Class February 20) Learn photography for beginners in this six-session basic photography class. We’ll cover how to use your camera’s manual shooting mode, create an organized workflow using Adobe Lightroom Classic, develop basic image processing techniques, and get you shooting on a regular basis. Photography Basics will start…

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Walking Over the Earth – Laureen Kruse Diephof

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St.
San Rafael,CA94901United States of America
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Free

Walking Over the Earth takes readers on a yearlong funny and sometimes maddening travel experience with Laureen, as she journeys, solo, at age 74, from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert, and many places in between and after. Laureen is 82 now. Laureen Kruse Diephof was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She has been affiliated in some form of the communication business for several decades as a photojournalist, including publishing a piece in USA Today. Her major accomplishment…

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Time to Dream: A Visioning Workshop with Adriana Marchione

January 25 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 5:30 pm
Historic Mountain Home Studio, 15 Ravine Way
Kentfield,CA94904United States
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$180

Begin the New Year by opening a space for creative dialog with your deeper dreams and visions. In this workshop, you will use the Tamalpa Life/Art practices of movement, drawing and writing as you step out of your daily routine to create possibilities for growth and expansion.

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Peninsula Orchid Society Show and Sale

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Jan 26, 2020

Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave
Redwood City,CA94061United States
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$7.00 – $12

This event on January 25th and 26th in Redwood City, California, gives local orchid lovers a chance to show off their orchids, attend seminars and find new orchids to add to their collections or give as gifts. Events include a judged show, American Orchid Society judging, seminars, sales by nine California orchid nurseries and sales by club members. The event takes place at the Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, California. The show is open from 10 am…

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Wild Northern California Watersheds

January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Free

Northern California is made up of whole areas that resemble large funnels. The rainy season can turn a babbling brook into a natural force that is both exciting and dangerous. Can the tides impact the natural flow of fresh water? Join Ranger Linda and learn more about our incredible geologic formations, changes in weather patterns, and unpredictable land and river conditions as tributary waters flow to the sea.

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LEAP Presents – Valley Queen – A Fundraiser for Lagunitas School District

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
san geronimo community church, 6001 Sir Francis Drake
San Geronimo,CA94963United States
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$45

The Los Angeles-based band Valley Queen is Natalie Carol, Neil Wogensen, Shawn Morones and Mike DeLuccia. On their debut LP, Supergiant, this fantastic band envelops singer Natalie Carol’s bracingly afflicted, mountain-vaulting dream-country yodel in scrappy, sprawling guitar poetry. Carol can evoke anyone from Grace Slick to to Neko Case to Florence Welch to Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, giving the band’s California roots sound a kind of storm clouds-over-Laurel Canyon feel. Ticket Price Includes FREE Beer/Wine/Drinks. Sponsored by Iron Springs…

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Marin Symphony Masterworks 2: Mozart & Brahms

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Jan 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael ,94903United States
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$25 – $85

Alasdair Neale, conductor Jeremy Constant, violin Jenny Douglass, viola PROGRAM: Missy Mazzoli: These Worlds in Us Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante Brahms: Symphony No. 3

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Mill Valley LiVE

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley,CAUnited States
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$3 – $8

Mill Valley LiVE – A series of live entertainment for the whole family! Join us at the Mill Valley Community Center on January 26th! The one and only Bubble Lady makes her triumphant return to Mill Valley with her once-a-year show for her favorite community (she’s a local!). See bubble brains, bubble haircuts, bubbles inside of bubbles, etc... and the volunteers get very clean (TICKETS REQUIRED)! Afterwards, Shake It Off with our fun jumpies, lively music and much more (FREE)!…

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Tomorrow Is Already Here: Opening Reception

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry
Sausalito,94965Select a Country:
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Free and open to the public

Join us in celebrating the opening of Headlands' winter exhibition, "Tomorrow Is Already Here," which runs January 26-March 8. "Tomorrow Is Already Here" unveils work related to a new programming thread at Headlands: Thematic Residencies. Thematic Residencies begin with a prompt-what do artists know?-and gather artists and non-artists alike (such as scientists, policy makers, and community advocates who are experts in related fields) to ideate and collaborate on how the arts can help to produce innovative, culturally relevant research and…

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NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/Violins of Hope: Refuge in Music

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael,CA94903United States
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$30 – $67.50

The Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood, Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts and New Century Chamber Orchestra have joined together to create and present this unique program to the community collaboratively with The Violins of Hope. As part of the Bay Area Violins of Hope residency, Daniel Hope and members of New Century Chamber Orchestra will perform music by Jewish composers played on the iconic collection of recovered and restored Holocaust-era string instruments. This event will also feature exclusive footage…

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