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September 2018

Racial Justice Book Club with SURJ Marin

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr
Corte Madera,CaliforniaUnited States
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Free

Join us for a discussion of Waking Up White And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. A racial justice educator and writer, Irving works with other white people to transform confusion into curiosity and anxiety into action. Irving writes: Waking Up White is the book I wish someone had handed me decades ago. My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes,…

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James Frey – Katerina (San Francisco Store)

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Free

Written in the same percussive, propulsive, style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated author James Frey.

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Dance for Humanity!

September 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 939 B St
Petaluma,CA94952United States
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$40 – $75

Sonoma County's Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble presents a benefit concert and dance for Doctors Without Borders on Sunday, Sept 23 from 3:30-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church at 939 B St. in Petaluma. Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble will feature dance and klezmer music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Israel, Yemen, the Ukraine, Roumania, Moldava, and more! Many generous local vendors are supporting the event, including Della Fattoria (think amazing, freshly baked pastries!), J.M. Rosen (think to-die-for cheesecake!), Taylor Lane (formerly…

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Gary Gach, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

Pause...breathe...smile. Three small words, yet each contains a universe of wisdom. With Pause, Breathe, Smile, writer, mystic, and lifelong meditator Gary Gach invites us to bring the practice of mindfulness into every moment of our lives.

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16 Rivers Poetry Group, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

16 Rivers Press has gathered a stellar group of readers to share work from the new anthology, America, We Call Your Name. Featured speakers include Ellery Akers, Tom Centollela, Jane Hirschfield, Molly Giles, Kay Ryan, and Joe Zacardi.

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Wine 101

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A fun and informative introduction to the wide world of wine and how to appreciate its treasures! In this class, we will cover how to taste and experience wine, learn about some of the classic and widely produced wine types and grape varietals, as well as journey through various wine-producing countries and regions. Together we will learn the differences between wine body styles, oak versus no oak aging, Old World style compared to New World style, and many other topics!…

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Cinema & Psyche: The Way of the Elder

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Monday, repeating until Oct 22, 2018

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way
San Rafael,CA94903United States
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$140

Study six remarkable films in depth. Explore elder ways of wisdom through lectures and discussions blending film studies, art, history, psychology, myth, and symbol. Explore how great filmmakers convey metaphor and meaning. Practical, playful, soulful.

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September Full (Harvest) Moon Sail on San Francisco Bay

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schooner Freda B – Slip 907, 100 Bay Street
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Step aboard the Schooner Freda B in downtown Sausalito for a distinctive once-a-month sail in honor of the full moon! Underway for a leisurely sail, take in views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Islands, all while experiencing the magic of the sunset and the moonrise.

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Jeanne McCulloch – All Happy Families (Sausalito Store)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Free

The tone of Jeanne McCulloch’s memoir is revealed by her wedding, an occasion marked by her father’s massive stroke two days before and his death the day after. All Happy Families is a passionate, clear-eyed account of her personal struggles by the former managing editor of the Paris Review.

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Holly & Dixie James – Holly (San Francisco Store)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Holly takes readers on a journey into the challenges mother Dixie James faced with the birth of a child with Down syndrome—her daughter, Holly James. Together, mother and daughter “raise” each other’s personal pursuits beyond their expectations.

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International Folk Dancing

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Dec 10, 2018

Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma,94952United States
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$7 – $85

Come join the Petaluma international folk dance class taught by instructor Carol Friedman! The classes will include folk dances from all over the world, including Serbia, Turkey, Rumania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Israel. The evening always starts with a special beginner lesson at 7 p.m. The dances are fun, great exercise, and danced to a wonderful assortment of world music. All share a basic movement vocabulary, yet each country’s dances have their own special flavor and style. Instructor Carol Friedman…

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Khaled Hosseini with Isabel Allende – Sea Prayer

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

In conversation with Isabel Allende Khaled Hosseini—the acclaimed author of The Kite Runner—responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with Sea Prayer, a deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world.

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One Tam: Wildlife Picture Index Project

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MMWD Corte Madera Offices, 220 Nellen Avenue
Corte Madera,California94925Select a Country:
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Free

Come contribute to the Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project! This project depends on volunteer "Community Scientists" to help maintain wildlife cameras and process photos, and we are especially looking to train and retain volunteers for the long-term. At this training, we will be viewing and cataloging photos (on the computer) acquired from wildlife cameras in Marin. Newbies and experienced catalogers welcome, and snacks will be provided. Register today, as space is limited. Ages 13 and up. Minors under the age…

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Learn to Salsa with Jasmine Worrell

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Anselmo Public Library, 110 Tunstead Avenue
San Anselmo,CA94960United States
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Salsa is a popular social dance, originating in the Caribbean. In many styles of salsa dancing, as a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. In this introductory dance class, you will learn the basic movements and steps to get you out on the dance floor. No registration or partner required.

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Daniella Dimitrova Russo: Think Beyond Plastic – American Cetacean Society – SF Bay Chapter

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Free

Since 2009, Think Beyond Plastic has led the shift away from fossil fuel-based plastics towards bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources and associated manufacturing, and innovative consumer and business products specifically designed to handle these new materials. Daniella Russo’s approach leverages a blended executive experience in high-tech, Fortune-500 businesses and NGOs. She launched Think Beyond Plastic to address a growing consumer and business demand for sustainable alternatives to conventional plastic. Think Beyond Plastic approaches plastic pollution as an untapped entrepreneurial…

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Daniel Mason – The Winter Soldier (Corte Madera Store)

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front, The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason is a story of war, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and of the mistakes we make and the precious opportunities to atone.

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Veterans Resource Center

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Civic Center Library, Room 427, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, 3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael,CAUnited States
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Veterans and their families are welcome to join volunteer veteran, Mark Seely, to discuss veteran’s benefits in areas such as: • Health • Disability compensation • Vocational rehabilitation and employment • Education and training • VA life insurance When: Wednesday, September 26 Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm Where: Civic Center Library, Room 427, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael For more information: Call 865-201-4047 – or – Email: LibraryVeterans@marincounty.org

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Deep Writing with Susanne West

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr
Corte Madera,CaliforniaUnited States
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Free

A workshop with Susanne West, author of Soul Care for Caregivers: How to Help Yourself While Helping Others and the forthcoming poetry collection, Subterranean Light. Participants will work with a variety of writing prompts and processes to help free their imagination, write from deep and authentic places, and write in flow. No prior writing experience is necessary, however space is limited. Call 415-924-3515 or drop by to reserve your space.

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Mary Jo McConahay – The Tango War (Sausalito Store)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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Free

In Conversation with Peter Robinson KALW Book Critic A true, shocking account that reads like a thriller, The Tango War shows how WWII was truly a global war. Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East.

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Kim Malcolm – A Country Within (San Francisco Store)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Free

A Country Within recounts Kim Malcolm’s life-changing journey to Greece to work with refugees arriving from the Middle East and Asia. This timely portrayal describes the effects of geopolitics on people escaping war and how love transcends all.

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