RITUAL AND RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19
JANUARY 28, 2021 @ 1PM
Death is closer than ever, while the pandemic limits traditional expressions of community and ceremony. Katy Butler will share how homegrown rituals, including virtual ones, can help us honor our losses and build resilience in this time of separation. Using examples from her book, The Art of Dying Well, and her recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, she will help us rediscover meaning and strengthen confidence. She will also facilitate a sample candle lighting ceremony to enhance our sense of community and sacred connection. Please bring a candle to light during the webinar.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0EXcX-ypSOaxahnndFR76Q
ONE OF THE “BIG GUNS” FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS
FEBRUARY 11, 2021 @ 1PM
Mill Valley resident Dr. Melanie Ott, M.D., Ph.D., is the Directory of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and a professor of medicine at UC San Francisco. She was recently recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of ten top Bay Area scientists collaborating in the race to stop the novel coronavirus. Dr. Ott will discuss the work she and her colleagues are doing to develop one drug to treat multiple viruses, including new and emerging viruses.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Isjz1t7QTSyUa-3NKB767w
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.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__mlZawvASbOK8srlkssHcA
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? A LOOK AT UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATING ART
FEBRUARY 25, 2021 @ 1PM
Julie Charles of SF MOMA will join us for a fun and interactive look at different ways of seeing the art of our time, and address the genesis of conceptual art in an easy-to-understand way.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eGj1wmQ0Rd2tYLrPBHo5vw
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.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M2lCGKAOR46oK716-IeMAw
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.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vn8PFXRoSx2muW2kpizIUw
CARING FOR OUR OCEANS
MARCH 25, 2021 @ 1PM
The Marine Mammal Center is a world leader in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary science, and education. Aimee Kerr, a Development Associate at the Center, will describe how the Center rescues, treats, and rehabilitates sick and injured animals in its state-of-the-art veterinary facility, then returns them to their natural habitat.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g0De_fkqQ2yvGFHNqNRF5Q
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.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VybAWahtRKaG3xAdNWpcTA
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
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.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LTFv01D3Rz2kh_fCW4rj0w
LOCAL BUSINESS HEROES
APRIL 22, 2021 @ 1PM
When the state ordered all businesses to close their doors in March, these pragmatic and visionary Mill Valley business owners pivoted quickly to serve their customers and support their neighbors in a time of crisis. Join Susan Griffin Black from EO Products, Ryan Canepa from Mill Valley Market, and Peter Schumacher of Bungalow 44, Buckeye Roadhouse, and Playa as they recall their innovative responses to this once-in-a-lifetime emergency.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TJ-WJyyRQl-OpbH6GYUv7g
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.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7oi9k5aIQaO7dbpZcIfVxQ
THE LATEST AND GREATEST NEWS FROM THE DISTANT UNIVERSE
MAY 13, 2021 @ 1PM
Dr. J. Xavier Prochaska, professor of Galactic and Stellar Studies at UC Santa Cruz, studies galaxies and fleeting phenomena known as transient sources using the light from stars and quasars to examine matter that reveals itself in silhouette. He will talk about this powerful approach to astronomical observation and the latest exciting discoveries in astrophysics. Be ready for some surprises.
Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wo3D5hqAREyOWeb65lbtNg