Public Events

The Outdoor Art Club offers a number of free programs that are open to the public.  Join our mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming events.

 

Upcoming Events

EVOLUTION OF A ZEN MASTER

EVOLUTION OF A ZEN MASTER

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 @ 1PM

Sensei/Buddhist priest Kathie Fischer will speak about what her decades in residency at Green Gulch and Tassajara taught her about leadership, group dynamics, self-awareness, and the power of meditation, lessons that give her a unique perspective on our challenging times.

NICOTEEN: CURBING THE YOUTH NICOTINE VAPING EPIDEMIC

NICOTEEN:  CURBING THE YOUTH NICOTINE VAPING EPIDEMIC

OCTOBER 1, 2020 @ 1PM

The use of e-cigarettes has increased a staggering 900% in recent years, and many of these new users are teens. Dr. Jodi Prochaska, a Stanford University professor of medicine who directs Stanford’s masters’ program in Community Health and Prevention Research and is an expert on nicotine addiction, will talk about the harms of nicotine vaping to young people, local measures being taken to address the teen vaping epidemic, and treatment options.

MAKING MAGIC FROM BROADWAY TO BERKELEY

MAKING MAGIC FROM BROADWAY TO BERKELEY

NOVEMBER 5, 2020 @ 1PM

Johanna Pfaelzer, former Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film and current Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theater, will talk about her life and work in American musical theater, and how one woman’s creative vision helped shape some of America’s best loved shows, including Hadestown, Hamilton, The Humans, and Green Day’s American Idiot.

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 @ 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 Debbie Carmichael, at (607) 342-3753.  This blood drive is held in conjunction with non-profit Vitalant formerly known as the Blood Centers of the Pacific.

COVID-19 IN MARIN

COVID-19 IN MARIN

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 @ 1PM

Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County’s Public Health Officer, has been on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 crisis. He will talk about what Marin is doing to mitigate the virus’s impact, the status of antibody testing, and progress in vaccine development. A victim of COVID himself, he will also focus on the lessons we can learn from the pandemic and how we can prepare for future outbreaks.

BOOK PASSAGE HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

BOOK PASSAGE HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

DECEMBER 3, 2020 @ 1PM

Elaine Petrocelli, co-founder of Book Passage, will highlight new literature and suggest books for holiday gift-giving at this popular annual event. Books will be available for purchase.

GROW WHAT YOU LOVE

GROW WHAT YOU LOVE

JANUARY 21, 2021 @ 1PM

Emily Murphy, an organic gardener, author, and blogger who has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, is an expert in garden-to-table gardening. Using her easy-to-follow tips, both novices and experienced gardeners can grow organic vegetables and herbs in a way that seamlessly integrates into modern lifestyles, and serve homegrown produce at their tables all year round.

CREATING THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER

CREATING THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 @ 1PM

Licensed marriage and family therapist Gail Weiner has helped individuals, couples, and families improve their relationship skills for over three decades, with particular expertise in guiding mid-life women to successful dating and helping couples connect more deeply. She will share clinical research, inspirational stories, and practical steps for living your most authentic, connected life with the people you care about most.

YOU CAN GARDEN FOR LIFE!

YOU CAN GARDEN FOR LIFE!

MARCH 4, 2021 @ 1PM

When a back injury prevented Toni Gattone from enjoying her favorite hobby, she taught herself to garden smarter, not harder. Now the author and motivational speaker teaches others a gardening practice that allows them to work in and enjoy their gardens well into their old age. Learn how to create your own gardening sustainability plan that will keep you in your garden for years to come.

THE LIVING WALLS

THE LIVING WALLS

MARCH 18, 2021 @ 1PM

David Brenner of Habitat Horticulture has designed stunning living garden walls for MOMA, Salesforce, and other San Francisco businesses and organizations. Learn how you can make this unique, vertical planting option work in your own home or garden.

THE PRISON TO EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION

THE PRISON TO EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION

APRIL 1, 2021 @ 1PM

In 2014, Diana Williams and Noble Butler co-founded Prison to Employment Connection, a program that helps inmates at San Quentin transition to employment upon their release and boasts an astonishing recidivism rate of 1%. Ms. Williams, the program’s Chief Executive, and Mr. Butler, a former San Quentin inmate, will discuss the difference this groundbreaking program has made in the lives of men reentering society after incarceration.

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

APRIL 6, 2020 @ 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 Debbie Carmichael, at (607) 342-3753.  This blood drive is held in conjunction with non-profit Vitalant formerly known as the Blood Centers of the Pacific.

FIGHTING FOR HOUSING IN AMERICA

FIGHTING FOR HOUSING IN AMERICA

APRIL 15, 2021 @ 1PM

Is it possible to balance availability, affordability, and return on real estate investment? Conor Dougherty, New York Times reporter and author of Golden Gates, will share real-life stories about people struggling to find affordable housing in San Francisco’s sky-high rental market and offer innovative solutions to the economic and political problems that have caused our housing crisis.

THE STATE OF THE COUNTY

THE STATE OF THE COUNTY

MAY 6, 2021 @ 1PM

Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters will give an update on Marin County news and issues and talk about her agenda as a supervisor, which includes safety, evacuation planning, improving communications at the city, county, and state level, and addressing the recurrent flooding of surface streets in Southern Marin.