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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 [...]

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 [...]

Sunday Artist Salon

SEA – EARTH DAY 2021 with Richard and Judith Lang “The river is within us, the sea is all about us…” says T.S. Eliot in the Four Quartets. The inner waters of our souls are as vital as the water of the planet. By allowing the creative flow-paying attention to the “small voices” artists nourish and replenish the inner waters. If we’re lucky, the work we do goes deep enough to touch the common aquifer and add to the spring. When we gazed upon those first photographs of earth transmitted back from space, we wondered why the planet was ever named EARTH. Given the land-to-ocean ratio we thought [...]

Returning Together!

Returning Together! Our young people have shown incredible resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year has not been easy! During this event, you will hear from a panel of young people (middle school, high school, and young adults) as they share their experiences navigating the challenges of this last year. With a diverse range of experiences and stories, we can begin to better understand what our young people need from us as we move forward and begin the transition of reentry into school and community life. Data from the last year shows increased rates of substance use, mental health issues, academic challenges, and interpersonal struggles for our [...]

Artist Film Night: Art and Craft

Please join us for Artist Film Night discussion on Monday, April 26! Our upcoming featured film is “Art and Craft”. Please watch the film on Prime or Kanopy and then join us on Monday evening, April 26 at 6 pm on Zoom to enjoy rich film conversation. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, [...]

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 Conversations

Please join us in forging a more inclusive community! ZOOM in on May 5th at 6 pm for Community Conversations, an event geared towards making our San Geronimo Valley and Nicasio communities more inclusive and connected. During this community conversation, you will be able to connect with your neighbors and other community members, discussing how we can build and strengthen our community bonds and increase inclusivity. This is the last in a series of four community conversations across West Marin. Please register here today!

It’s Virtually Spring Art Show 

31st Annual "It’s Virtually" Spring Art Show   Please join us for the opening of the 31st Annual ‘It’s Virtually Spring’ Art Show on Zoom,  Friday, May 7th,  6:30 pm!   We will present a slideshow of Spring Art Show participants and afterwards host an open forum on re-envisioning arts in the Valley as we emerge from post pandemic.   You can see your neighbors and friends' most recent acts of creativity by visiting the Community Center’s website, Instagram and Facebook from Friday, May 7th to Saturday, May 22nd. We will also be hosting special online events during the course of the Virtually Spring Art Show. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements. If you [...]

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