Calendar

Apr
28
Sat
Full Moon Hike at Ring Mountain
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.
Join MCOSD rangers for a full moon adventure on the Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve.

This event is ideal for all ages. Degree of difficulty: Easy. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks. Friendly dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.

Questions: Contact Ranger Lindsay Contreras at or (415) 473-2816.

DIRECTIONS From Hwy 101 in Corte Madera, take the exit for Tamalpais Dr east. Go straight onto San Clemente, which merges into Paradise Dr after 0.4 miles. Follow Paradise Dr approximately 1.7 miles, turn right onto Taylor Rd, and follow to end (dead end).

May
5
Sat
Kentfield-Greenbrae Community Heritage and History Day @ Bon Air, Greenbrae
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The event will feature a local historical “then and now” slideshow, a film about local artist George Dumont Otis, a wandering mariachi band, special box lunches from Bon Air restaurants, and food trucks.

The event will also have a “Maker Tent” at one end of Bon Air with hands-on activities for kids by MVCode Club, Camp Galileo, Cub Scout Pack 59 / Boy Scout Troop 59, and the Marin Master Gardeners.

On the other end of Bon Air, there will be a “Music Tent” with student jazz bands from Kent and Redwood High performing, and student artwork / science projects from Bacich and Kent will be on display.

Finally, there will be an extensive “Outdoor Community Hall” with 50 local organizations listed below.

Throughout the event, Kent student volunteers will be distributing a program with a map listing all of the organizations and a schedule of event activities.

Everyone welcome to join this free event celebrating the unique community of Greenbrae and Kentfield!

May
15
Tue
Nature with a Twist: Basketry Using the Plants of Home @ Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross
May 15 @ 6:00 pm

Friends board member Charlie Kennard presents and discusses a wide variety of his baskets made from plants he grows or gathers locally. This is a rare opportunity to see many of his baskets in the round! Held in the Studio. Cost: $15

May
17
Thu
Board Meeting and Annual Meeting @ San Anselmo Historical Society Room, 110 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
May
18
Fri
MAGC Basketry Garden Tour @ Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross
May 18 @ 10:00 am

Charlie Kennard will lead a tour of the basketry plant garden he has created on a sloping site adjacent to the Barn Theater. Some 70 different species of fiber plants—the majority California natives—are on display, together with giant baskets, woven fences, and straw beehives. Charlie will bring a selection of baskets to show, and will explain the cultivation and processing of the plants from which they are made. Free event.

May
31
Thu
Rare Plants of the Tiburon Peninsula
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet with an MC Open Space guide at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.
The late season bloom on this ridge includes one of the rarest and most unusual plants in the world, the Tiburon mariposa lily. We’ll look for this and other flowers as we take in spectacular views of the bay. After lunch, we’ll drive over to Old Saint Hilary’s Preserve to see the rare and lovely Tiburon jewelflower as well as a number of other late blooming beauties. Remember to bring binoculars, if you have them.

This walk is for ages 18 and up. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend. High fire danger cancels: Call (415) 893-9527 after 7am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if cancelled.

No registration is required.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy 101 in Corte Madera, take the exit for Tamalpais Dr east. Go straight onto San Clemente, which merges into Paradise Dr after 0.4 miles. Follow Paradise Dr approximately 1.7 miles, turn right onto Taylor Rd, and follow to end (dead end).

Questions: Contact Shannon Burke at (415) 893-9520.

Jun
9
Sat
Volunteer Day near Lansdale Station
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to pull weeds from areas planted in early 2012. Park in the small lot next to Lansdale Station Playground, walk along Forest Avenue, turn right onto Glen Road, right again on Creek Road, which leads you into the relatively flat part of the project. An-other part is on the steep slope across the creek closer to the culvert. Reaching it requires wading across the creek. Wear sturdy shoes or waterproof boots, bring heavy gloves, and drinking water. We’ll have some tools, but bring your favorite hand tools. Call Sandy at (415) 456-5052 for information.

Jun
21
Thu
Board Meeting @ San Anselmo Historical Society Room, 110 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo.
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm