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February 2018

Artist Talk, Slideshow, and Workshop with Cindy Pavlinac

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth Street
San Rafael,CA94901United States
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$25

To complement Cindy Pavlinac's one-woman exhibit, Journeys of Renewal: Contemplative Photography, she will be talking about her process and inspiration, will show examples of her work, and will engage participants in an interactive workshop.

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Bay Trail Walk to Bird Overlook, Hamilton Field

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hamilton Field, parking lot at the end of Hanger Road at South Hamilton Park in Novato
Novato,CA94949United States
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Free

Wear comfortable shoes, bring your binoculars and bird books, and let’s walk to the bird overlook and see what wildlife we can discover. Hike is approximately a 1.5-miles round trip on a fairly easy part of the Bay Trail. Rain cancels. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Hanger Road at South Hamilton Park in Novato.

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Ship Operations in the Bay

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Free

Join Captain Craig Thomas of Agile Marine as he provides a better understanding of commercial shipping operations and movements in the Bay. The program includes the types of ships, ship construction and layout, commercial considerations, types, and locations of terminals in the Bay Area, manning requirements including careers and International, U.S. and California Regulations. A typical voyage for a tanker and container ship will be tracked from outside the bay, into a terminal, carrying out cargo operations, and departing to…

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Dr. Patricia Frisch, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

Integrating the work of Reich, Masterson, and Jung, Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is a step-by-step guidebook for professionals to learn about the psychology of their patients and conduct treatment in a dynamic way. Patricia Frisch, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychologist with an active private practice in Mill Valley.

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Create Keynote Presentations

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day 24 of the month, repeating indefinitely

San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St.
San Rafael,CA94901United States of America
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Create professional looking presentations of your hobbies or vacation/family photos in Keynote. Part 1 at 2:00: Ron Matteri from the Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS) will demonstrate creating a Keynote presentation. This session is open to all. Part 2 at 3:00: Move to the TechZone to create on our iMacs. Bring your iPad and a flash drive with your photos. Please reserve a space in the TechZone/Part 2, as space is limited, by calling 415-485-3321. Bring your iPad and a…

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Travis Nichols, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

Special Children’s Event Perfect for lovers of wordplay and sweet treats, not to mention educators and librarians looking for an engaging story to teach alliteration, Betty’s Burgled Bakery is a raucous adventure from award-winning author Travis Nichols.

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Spiritist Society Towards the Light

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Spiritist Society Towards the Light, One Simms Street
San Rafael,CA94901United States
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Free

The Spiritist Society Towards the Light has weekly meetings on Fridays at 7:00 PM at One Simms Street in San Rafel, CA -- Spiritual Readings, Meditation, and Individual Healing Treatments. Spiritism is a moral science, it explains the origin, the nature, the destiny of spirits and their relationship with the earthly world. In the Healing Treatments the mediums work with Divine energy to transmute and heal through a deeper method of the medium's activating of hands that are used to…

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Dharma Study and Discussion

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley,CaliforniaUnited States
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Free

Sensei David Pating leads a Dharma study and discussion class on the topic of "what is immoral behavior from a Buddhist perspective?" on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 12noon-1pm at the Buddhist Temple of Marin in Mill Valley. The monthly sessions are free and open to the public, and follow the temple’s Dharma Family Service. For more information go to www.buddhisttempleofmarin.org.

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Dr. Samuel Harrington, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

In At Peace, Samuel Harrington, MD, outlines specific active and passive steps that older patients and their health-care proxies can take to ensure loved ones live their last days comfortably at home and/or in hospice when further aggressive care is inappropriate.

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Diabetes: Myths and Facts

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr
Corte Madera,CaliforniaUnited States
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Free

A Presentation by a Certified Diabetes Educator from the Diabetes Care Team at Marin General Hospital. Understand the differences between Pre-Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and learn about treatment options from lifestyle modifications to medication therapies. Plus, discover resources available to you in our community. This free event is co-sponsored by Corte Madera Library & Corte Madera Parks & Recreation Department. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

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Walter Mosley, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

In Down the River Unto the Sea, a private detective realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case, one that landed him in Rikers Island for a decade: figuring out who on the NYPD wanted him disposed of—and why. Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers.

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Zak Dychtwald, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Free

A close up look at the Chinese generation born after 1990 exploring through personal encounters how young Chinese feel about everything from money and sex, to their government, the West, and China's shifting role in the world--not to mention their love affair with food, karaoke, and travel. From single-child pressure, to test taking madness and the frenzy to buy an apartment as a prerequisite to marriage, from one-night-stands to an evolving understanding of family, Young China offers a fascinating portrait…

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Arlie Russell Hochschild, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

One Book One Marin 2018 Launch! In Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild embarks on a journey from liberal Berkeley to Louisiana bayou country—a stronghold of the conservative right. This evening will serve as the launch event for One Book One Marin 2018.

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Elizabeth Flock, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

In the vein of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Heart is a Shifting Sea is Elizabeth Flock’s deeply reported and revelatory examination of love, marriage, and the state of modern India—as witnessed through the lives of three very different couples in today’s Mumbai.

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March 2018

Betty Goerke, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

A Broken Propeller is the story of America’s first transcontinental air race. Pilots in this dangerous adventure flew WWI planes with open cockpits and no parachutes. There has never been a book about this extraordinary moment in American history. Betty Goerke is fortunate to have what earlier reports lacked: memoirs of pilots, plus the charming and humorous letters and log of a participant in the race, her father, one of only eight who completed the race.

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Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” Modern Loss is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media. Co-authors Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner will host an evening of provocative storytelling on the complex, gut wrenching, illuminating, and hilarious mess we all know formally as “living with loss.”

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Stephanie Wittels Wachs, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Free

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal. Stephanie Wittels Wachs is an actor, singer, and…

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Ed Wong, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Free

In Growing Up in San Francisco’s Chinatown: Boomer Memories from Noodle Rolls to Apple Pie, author Ed Wong brings to life Chinatown’s heart and soul from its golden age. Wong is the author of the forthcoming The Sea Takes No Prisoners.

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Nate Staniforth, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

Magic doesn’t have to be about sequins and smoke machines—rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. Here Is Real Magic follows Nate Staniforth’s evolution from an obsessed young magician to a broken wanderer and back again. It tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment—and the importance of wonder in everyday life—during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a three-thousand-year-old clan of street magicians. This book is a call to all of us—to welcome…

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Meg Fleming, at Book Passage, Sausalito

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Free

Special Children's Event! Celebrate with author Meg Fleming as she launches her fun new picture book Ready, Set, Sail! We'll have crafts, story time and snacks to make a perfect party for kids aged 2-6 and their grown-ups. Join these sailors as they explore the sea during a fun day of sailing in this follow-up to Ready, Set, Build! The wordplay and sing-song nature of this text makes this the perfect read-aloud book that kids will enjoy participating in. Whether…

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