Welcome to The Outdoor Art Club


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About The Outdoor Art Club

The Outdoor Art Club is a private, nonprofit women's organization which was formed in 1902. Our mission is "To preserve the natural scenery of Mill Valley and the surrounding country, to beautify the grounds around public buildings, to work against the wanton destruction of birds and game, to encourage the development of outdoor art and to engage in other civic, literary and charitable work."
The clubhouse is available for rental by the public. See Rental page.


Thursday, February 21 - 1:00pm
Eileen Barker: Moving from Resentment to Forgiveness

Eileen Barker is a lawyer, a mediator, and an acclaimed Forgiveness Expert who has won the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance’s “Champion of Forgiveness” award, a distinction also won by Nelson Mandela. She leads workshops and teaches individuals and organizations how to use conflict to achieve healing, and has taught classes on mediation, conflict resolution, and forgiveness at UC Berkeley School of Law, UC Hastings College of Law, Sonoma State University, and other notable institutions. If forgiveness of yourself, your family or friends, or the larger world is on your agenda for 2019, don’t miss this invaluable informational event.
This event is free and open to the public.


Thursday, March 7 - 1:00 p.m.

Come learn about Drawdown: Marin, a county-wide campaign to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and become a “fossil-free” county. Leslie Alden, Aide to Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears, will talk about how we can work together to ensure that every individual, neighborhood, organization, business, and municipality in the county contributes to this important effort.
This event is free and open to the public.
 Light refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, March 20 - 11am - 3:00pm
Semi-Annual Blood Drive

The Outdoor Art Club’s semi-annual Community Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, March 20, from 11 AM – 3 PM at One West Blithedale, Mill Valley. More than 5 million people need blood transfusions each year in the U.S., and there is no substitute for human blood. One pint of blood can help three people. Anyone over 18, in good health, weighing over 110 pounds can donate and there is no upper age limit. To sign up for an appointment go to www.bloodheroes.com or contact Carol Werschky at 415-302-2854. This blood drive is held in conjunction with non-profit Vitalant, formerly known as the Blood Centers of the Pacific.


Thursday, March 28 - 1:00 p.m.
Turning Market Flowers into Beautiful Arrangements

Horticulturist Steven Brown, who has taught Horticulture and Floristry at City College San Francisco for 29 years, will show you how to condition cut flowers, extend their bloom, and arrange them beautifully, with tips on new products for use in arranging and shopping for vases, baskets, and attractive additions to your arrangements.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Thursday, April 4 - 1:00 p.m.
The Penalty for Success:
One Family's Story of a Lynching

Josephine Bolling McCall was five years old when her father was lynched in 1947 outside Montgomery, Alabama. Elmore Bolling had fought rampant discrimination in the Jim Crow South to build several successful businesses, making him wealthier than many of his white neighbors. This, his family believes, is why he was lynched. In his daughter’s self-published book, The Penalty for Success, she challenges us to reconsider lynching as a means by which whites eliminated competition from black business owners as part of a pattern of racist violence that terrorized African Americans for generations
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.