The Valley Arts and Lectures program will bring free events to the community of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Valley Arts and Lectures is an outlet for all of the wonderful free events that the San Geronimo Valley Community Center offers to the community through our Human Services, Youth and Arts & Events programs. There are two criteria for an event to be part of VAL: they are always free and are open to all community members.

Phil Ochs: There But For Future

Sunday, March 19, 2017
5:30 pm

Featuring a special screening of the feature length documentary plus an in-person interview with San Geronimo Valley resident Meegan Ochs Potter, Phil Ochs’s daughter. Meegan is an elected member of the Lagunitas School Board of Trustees. She works for the American Civil Liberties Union (Southern California).

“…Ochs’s music could at least help Americans who care about the future of liberal democracy to grapple with the difficult work that lies ahead. As he once wrote: “One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies.”
Richard Just
Washington Post, January 24, 2017

About the Event

5:30 pm: Potluck Dinner Bring a dish and/or a nonalcoholic beverage to share.

5:30 – 6:15pm – Eating, schmoozing and networking

6:15 – 8:00 – Screening of There But Go Fortune

8:00 – 8:30 – Interview with Meegan Ochs Potter

8:30 —- Community Discussion — Ways to Become Engaged and Stay Involved

This is a FREE community event. It’s also an opportunity to make a donation to the ACLU or another social justice non-profit organization of your choice.

Children 10 years and older are welcome and encouraged to attend this event with their parents. Parents are advised that the film includes segments about suicide.

For more information about the event contact Suzanne Sadowsky at 415-488-4861 or suzannesadowsky@comcast.net

Walk across Spain

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:30 pm

The LOFT in the San Geronimo Community Gym

The Camino de Santiago is a 500 mile pilgrimage beginning in southern France, crossing the Pyrenees and the width of northern Spain, culminating at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

Please join Jeff Davidson, Anne Faught and Susan Doyle for a presentation, slide show, short video and conversation about their experiences, the history of this Unesco World Heritage Site and the tradition of pilgrimage. Last year, 260,000 pilgrims from around the world walked this ancient path including several SGV residents (we especially hope you will join us).

Relaxing Concert Sessions

We are Juan and Janine, a married couple playing music together since the first day we met in Australia in 2008.

Since 2012 we share our love and passion for music as the Duo SEVAMANTRA, in which we are creating harmony with our voices, playing guitar, harmonium and bansuri.

We would like to invite you to a one-hour relaxing concert every 1st Wednesday of the month, which includes human tuning forks, chanting and deep listening. We believe that in this stressful times, where everyone is running from one thing to the next and is always in a hurry, it is important to offer a moment to relax and re-connect to our hearts.

“Our music has been our medicine that keeps us listening to ourselves and we wish the same to all the people that come to our Relaxing Concerts and listen to our music. We thrive with the music and receive so many benefits out of it.”

– Sevamantra-

First Wednesday of the month

7:00 – 8:00pm

FREE (donations welcome)