Public Events

The Outdoor Art Club offers a number of free programs that are open to the public.  To better engage the public by providing maximum outreach, we will be hosting these programs via Zoom.  

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Though these events are free, we hope you will consider making a donation to the Outdoor Art Club to help support our programs and the preservation of our historic building. If you are interested, please make a donation by clicking the DONATE button below. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your participation in future OAC programs. 
 

 

Upcoming Events                                                                      Click to view Past Webinar Recordings  

                                            

  

Book Passage’s Annual Holiday Book Fair

Book Passage’s Annual Holiday Book Fair

THURSDAY, December 1, 2022  1:00 PM  Webinar
Cultural Arts Literary Public Program

Program Chair…..Dinna Eisenhart

Click to Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z0kdLM5USRmtH4JV7WcjUA

When Elaine Petrocelli opened a tiny bookstore 40 years ago, she envisioned a place that would bring the world of books to customers of all ages. Today there are Book Passage stores in Corte Madera and the San Francisco Ferry Building.  Elaine will highlight new literature and suggest books for holiday gift-giving at this popular annual event.

The Commonweal Garden – Nature & Healing

The Commonweal Garden – Nature & Healing

THURSDAY, January 26, 2023  1:00 pm  Webinar
Cultural Arts Garden Public Program

Program Chair…..Carol Banquer

Click to Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CcYYjuO8QXm3nXXR_Y0Ptg

Anna O’Malley, an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician, is the founder and director of Natura Institute. She stewards Commonweal Garden, a magical valley on the mesa in Bolinas, where she has developed a healing center. There, individuals come together in community to focus on nourishing body, mind and spirit. She teaches us that ecological awareness, profound respect for life, and connection to the source of well-being guide us toward healing and wholeness. She will speak about how deep appreciation of the wisdom of Nature underlies optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.

The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2023 1:00 PM Clubhouse

CULTURAL ARTS PUBLIC PROGRAM

Program Chair …..McLain Bennett

In Person Event at the OAC Clubhouse

Paul T. Scheuring is an internationally known author, screenwriter and director of films and television shows. He is the creator and head writer of the television drama Prison Break. Please join us to listen to him read from and explain the writing process of his latest new book The Resurrectionist

– It’s 1820, and the physicians of London are on fire to unlock the secrets of human anatomy, some consorting with criminals to get their scalpels into a fresh body. Job Mowatt has become such a criminal – a body snatcher, a resurrectionist.

 

The Insect Crisis: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It

The Insect Crisis:

Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It

THURSDAY, March 23, 2023  1:00 pm  Webinar
Civics & Conservation Public Program

Program Chair…..Bridget Mazzini

Click to Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FFUYCX6-T-u_1rmJD8t_rw

Dr. Paul da Silva, entomologist, education advocate, and Marin environmental education leader, explains the global insect crisis. A rapid decline in insect numbers and diversity over the last 30 years presents a serious ecological crisis worldwide. Scientists estimate that 40% of insect species are at risk for extinction over the next few decades threatening a crucial foundation of our global food web.  Learn to make friends with insects and take simple but meaningful actions to support biodiversity and protect these crucial critters. 

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” E.O Wilson 

California Wildflowers and Climate Change

California Wildflowers and Climate Change

THURSDAY, April 20, 2023  1:00 pm  Webinar
Cultural Arts Literary & Garden Public Program

Program Chair…..Barbara Robertson

Click to Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Htv0chRsSUGLF2Q1MlaL0g

Nita Winter and Rob Badger, internationally acclaimed conservation photographers, take you behind the scenes of their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers and superblooms throughout California and the West. In their new 12-time award winning coffee table book, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change, art and science are seamlessly woven into a beautiful work that celebrates California’s amazing plant diversity and inspires hope and action. Wildflowers are especially vulnerable to climate change and habitat loss, and the photographers and the book’s 16 diverse authors have dedicated their life’s work to protecting these flowers and addressing climate change. With this project they hope to inspire others to do the same.  The book will be  available for sale at the event, and is available at local bookstores and through www.wildflowerbooks.com.

ORDER “LADIES TO THE RESCUE” BOOK

ORDER “LADIES TO THE RESCUE” BOOK
The Remarkable Story of the Women of the Outdoor Art Club who Shaped the Town of Mill Valley.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BOOK TRAILER

The Outdoor Art Club is proud to announce LADIES TO THE RESCUE, by Author Lynda Chittenden, Research by Melissa Kurtz.

In 1902 what was this town like? With no history of activism, what caused a group of local women to organize? They couldn’t vote, so how did they influence Town Trustees? How did this group fund and build a clubhouse in only two years? Once they had a clubhouse, why did their “home” become the town’s cultural center? Who were these women as individuals? What were the life experiences of some that compelled them to step out from their domestic worlds into public life? Why should we remember them? Are their voices relevant to us today? Curious?

$25 per copy

Click here to Order, Limited availability.

Pick-up dates (no shipping charge) will be announced. Shipping Fee is $7.00 per Book.