Past Events

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

JULY 2, 2020 @ 11AM TO 3PM

In response to the COVD-19 pandemic crisis, the Outdoor Art Club will host a Blood Drive. This blood drive is held in conjunction with non-profit Vitalant. Vitalant has held blood drives at the OAC in the past and upholds essential sanitary and safe space practices.

If you are interested, you can register yourself at the website, https://www.bloodheroes.com/, or call Blood Drive Coordinator, Debbie Carmichael, at (607) 342-3753.

THE BIRTH OF MODERN MIDWIFERY AND OBSTETRICS

THE BIRTH OF MODERN MIDWIFERY AND OBSTETRICS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Alison Klairmont Lingo, who recently edited and annotated the 1626 edition of Louise Bourgeois, Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations, will speak knowledgeably on this colorful subject.  Alison is a research associate in the History Department at UC Berkeley.

GET FIRED UP ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION IN MILL VALLEY!

GET FIRED UP ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION IN MILL VALLEY!

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Fire is a four-letter word that strikes fear in our hearts, especially in these volatile times of climate change. Mill Valley Fire Chief Tom Welch, who lost his own home in the 2017 Santa Rosa fire, will talk about what Mill Valley is doing to prevent it from striking our town. Hear about access/evacuation routes, what property owners must do, how some residents are banding together to protect their neighborhoods, and more.

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 @ 11AM TO 3PM

Join us for the Outdoor Art Club’s semi-annual Community Blood Drive.  Anyone over 18, in good health, and weighing over 110 pounds can donate blood.  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.

IRISES IN A NEW LIGHT

IRISES IN A NEW LIGHT

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 @ 1:00PM

British landscape architect Heidi Howcroft will give an illustrated talk about a flower she used to think of as an old fashioned diva, until she visited gardens in Switzerland and southern Germany. Working with photographer Christa Brand, she captured images of this delicate bloom in exquisite plant combinations that open up exciting new ways to use irises in the garden.

BOOK PASSAGE HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

BOOK PASSAGE HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

DECEMBER 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Elaine Petrocelli, co-founder of Book Passage, will highlight new literature and suggest books for holiday gift-giving. Books will be on sale at the event.

THE BOLD DRY GARDEN: LESSONS FROM THE RUTH BANCROFT GARDEN

THE BOLD DRY GARDEN:  LESSONS FROM THE RUTH BANCROFT GARDEN

JANUARY 16, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Award-winning writer Johanna Silver will talk about her book, The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Ms. Silver had unparalleled access to the life and garden of Ruth Bancroft, the West’s dry gardening pioneer, who died in 2017 at the age of 109. Working with photographer Marion Brenner, Ruth’s horticulturalist, and Ruth’s family and friends, she weaves an intimate, compelling story of the life and work of this fearless plant collector.

TALKING ABOUT TRASH

TALKING ABOUT TRASH

JANUARY 30, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Confused about what goes where in your four curbside trash cans? Jennifer Selvig of Marin Sanitary Service and Jim Iavarone of Mill Valley Refuse will present a program on the current state of trash in Marin County. Learn about dual recycling, what can and can no longer be recycled, the growing focus on composting, evolving state laws and regulations, and how you can adapt your product usage and recycling for maximum environmental impact. Small kitchen composting buckets will be available at the event.

MARIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING – THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?

MARIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING – THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Panelists from the Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative, the Mill Valley Planning Department, and the Marin County Community Development Agency will discuss priorities and opportunities for affordable housing in Marin, and identify common values on this important subject.

THE HONEY BUS: A MEMOIR OF LIFE LESSONS LEARNED

THE HONEY BUS: A MEMOIR OF LIFE LESSONS LEARNED

FEBRUARY 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Fifth generation beekeeper, Meredith May, will speak about her new book.  Growing up in a turbulent household, when she was five years old, she was taken in by her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in an old military bus in Carmel Valley.  She “found refuge in the magical world of these industriouspollinators” she calls “a benevolent society and a good role model for humans.”  Honey tasting will be included.

ELECTRIC BIKES ON TRAILS?

ELECTRIC BIKES ON TRAILS?

MARCH 5, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

The Mount Tam watershed is one of Marin’s most valuable resources, and our uses of it are limited in order to protect it. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are permitted with some constraints, but what about electric bikes? Crystal Yezman, Facilities and Watershed Manager for the Marin Municipal Water District, will discuss the district’s evaluation process regarding this additional recreational activity on the mountain.

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

APRIL 1, 2020 @ 10:15AM TO 3PM

Join us for the Outdoor Art Club’s semi-annual Community Blood Drive. Anyone over 18, in good health, and weighing over 110 pounds can donate blood.  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.