Public Events

The Outdoor Art Club offers a number of free programs that are open to the public.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events will be held virtually on Zoom until further notice.  Join our mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming events.  
 
Though these events are free, we hope you will consider making a donation to the Outdoor Art Club to help support them.  The OAC is facing an unprecedented revenue shortfall due to the loss of rental income during COVID-19, and this, unfortunately, threatens our ability to continue funding these events.  If you are interested, please make a donation by clicking the DONATE button below.  Thank you for your consideration. 
 

 

Upcoming Events

THE MANY FACES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

THE MANY FACES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JANUARY 14, 2021 @ 1PM

While most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln one of our nation’s greatest heroes, some ridicule him as a country bumpkin or decry him as a dictator.  And while most historians see the “Great Emancipator” as a champion of freedom for African Americans, some view him as a racist and hypocrite.  Dr. Mick Chantler, Professor of History at Dominican University, will explain how these kaleidoscopic images of Lincoln evolved and discuss which are valid.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/j/98929451582?pwd=TnlMYzZDaXJzUEFuZVpablgxaEZSUT09

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.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xcqni9gkSZGIMDSHAonCBg

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A GOOD END OF LIFE

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A GOOD END OF LIFE

JANUARY 28, 2021 @ 1PM

The last third of life poses unprecedented challenges, especially in the era of COVID-19.  Katy Butler, later-life care expert and bestselling author of The Art of Dying Well:  A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, will discuss the steps—practical, physical, and spiritual—you can take now to age-in-place successfully, get the medical care you need, thrive through chronic illness, and prepare for a death that is a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event.  Her books will be available for signing and purchase.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0EXcX-ypSOaxahnndFR76Q

ONE OF THE “BIG GUNS” FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS

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

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

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.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M2lCGKAOR46oK716-IeMAw

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.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vn8PFXRoSx2muW2kpizIUw

CARING FOR OUR OCEANS

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

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

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.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LTFv01D3Rz2kh_fCW4rj0w

LOCAL BUSINESS HEROES: HOW I CHANGED MY BUSINESS TO SUPPORT MY COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID SHUTDOWN

LOCAL BUSINESS HEROES: HOW I CHANGED MY BUSINESS TO SUPPORT MY COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID SHUTDOWN

APRIL 22, 2021 @ 1PM

When the state ordered all businesses to close their doors in March, these pragmatic and visionary Mill Valley business owners had to pivot quickly to serve their customers and support their neighbors in a time of crisis.  Join Susan Griffin Black from EO Products and other local business owners as they recall their innovative responses to a once-in-a-lifetime emergency.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TJ-WJyyRQl-OpbH6GYUv7g

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.

Zoom registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7oi9k5aIQaO7dbpZcIfVxQ

THE LATEST AND GREATEST NEWS FROM THE DISTANT UNIVERSE

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