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Senior Lunch & Listen

Senior Lunch & Listen Award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has been writing and performing on stages throughout the Bay Area, Ireland, the legendary Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco and the old Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, with a roots-based acoustic palette. Kyle’s third CD, “Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade” is a collection of original folk songs inspired by the poems of W. B. Yeats has received worldwide radio airplay. Email Amena Hajjar at amena@wmss.org to get the Zoom link!

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer David Kennerly: Transitions of Power

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer David Kennerly: Transitions of Power A very special event! Join the San Geronimo Valley Community Center for an incredible evening with Pulitzer Prize winner and former chief White House photographer David Hume Kennerly. David will show photos and talk about “Transitions of Power: Inaugurations from Washington to Biden.” He will discuss how our normally peaceful process was disrupted on Jan. 6, 2021. This exhibition will include photos by Kennerly from Nixon to Biden. This is a free event, but we encourage participants to donate. Help us keep events like these and our community-centric programs thriving! For more information and to register for please click the [...]

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Sunday Art Salon

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center’s 3rd Virtual Sunday Artist Salon is very pleased to present The Tree of Life: Contemporary Majolica Ceramic Artwork by Liz Lauter. Join Liz for a live studio visit at her ceramics studio in Forest Knolls. You’ll see her gallery of colorful hand painted majolica tree of life candelabras, menorahs, sculptures and wares, all meticulously hand painted and hand built. She’ll share what inspires and influences her work and she’ll share her unique processes for building her pieces and decorating them. Time included for questions! Zoom will be sent out and available on our website next week. Come spend an hour with Liz [...]

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Talent Show

Join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Talent Show and Virtual Be-In! For 31 years, the St. Patrick’s Day Talent Show has been a cornerstone event in our community. An amazing sharing of local youth talent and a wonderful fundraising event for scholarships for our youth programs. This tradition will continue in this pandemic year on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on ZOOM! This virtual Community Center event will once again be MC’d by Jasper Thelin and Alexander McQuilkin.We are putting out the call right now for children, youth and families to share images, or videos of up to one-minute, filled with song, [...]

Artist Film Night: Carlos Almaraz

Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire Please join us on March 22, 2021, at 6 pm for Artist Film Night! Debra Amerson and Larry Rippee co-host this once-a-month, fun event reimagined for our current zoom times. This month our discussion will be focused on the excellent film Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire, a documentary film that explores the brief, inspirational and tumultuous life of painter Carlos Almaraz. Almaraz was a visionary painter, a major figure in the Chicano Art Movement, founder of Los Four (the muralist collective whose members became the first Chicano artists to show at a major institution) regarded as one of the most influential Los Angeles [...]

Community Unlearning Book Read

Community Unlearning Book Read Now more than ever we feel the desire to be in a community, to continue to learn (and unlearn) and grow. Please join us in our next Community Unlearning Book Read. This session’s book will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Named #1 Book of 2020 across all genres, a New York Times Best Seller, and topping President Obama’s 2020 list of favorite books, reading and discussing Caste together will provide opportunity for deep talk about the invisible caste system that shapes daily life in America. To hear an interesting discussion with Isabel Wilkerson about her incredible book Caste, embedded [...]

Kate’s Cafe

Kate's Café Kate’s Café on Zoom! For 25 years Kate Wolf’s Cafe Open Mic was the place for incredible music and connection at the Community Center. For the first time since the pandemic began, Juliette Valente will be opening the virtual Kate’s Cafe ZOOM space to musicians, poets, and more. Come to share, come to listen. Each individual or group will play live for 15 minutes. For more information or to share your passion in this virtual open mic event, please contact Juliette at j.valente@comcast.net. Fourth Friday of every month. Kate’s Café on Zoom returns Friday night, March 26, 7:00 pm, with an excellent, fun line-up! The line [...]

Senior Lunch & Listen

Senior Lunch & Listen Award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has been writing and performing on stages throughout the Bay Area, Ireland, the legendary Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco and the old Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, with a roots-based acoustic palette. Kyle’s third CD, “Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade” is a collection of original folk songs inspired by the poems of W. B. Yeats has received worldwide radio airplay. Email Amena Hajjar at amena@wmss.org to get the Zoom link!

Statement of Support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

En español abajo     Dear Community, We stand in solidarity over silence. You have heard these words from us many times this year in response to heinous incidents of racial violence across the Country. The San Geronimo Valley Community Center, for decades has offered social services that form a backstop of support for our neighbors. Helping people who are being overlooked by society is in the DNA of the Community Center. Making sure people feel safe and included is our core intention, always. We use this lens in deciding how we allocate resources to various people. This awareness of the different experiences that people have in our [...]

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