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.
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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
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.
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.
CREATING THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER
FEBRUARY 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Licensed marriage and family therapist Gail Weiner will share clinical research, inspirational stories, and practical steps for living your most authentic, connected life with the people you care about most.
ELECTRIC BIKES ON TRAILS?
MARCH 5, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
The Mount Tam watershed is one of Marin’s most valuable resources, so 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? Cynthia Koehler, a MMWD board member, will talk about the pros and cons of allowing this additional recreational activity on the mountain.
THE HONEY BUS: A MEMOIR OF LIFE LESSONS LEARNED
MARCH 26, 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.
SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE
APRIL 1, 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 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.
HOW EARLY READING CHALLENGES HELPED CREATE THE BEST-SELLING BOOKS
APRIL 2, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Do you know a child who struggles with reading? Elizabeth Singer Hunt will talk about how her own early reading challenges inspired her to write the Secret Agent Jack Stalwart chapter books for 6-9 year olds who struggle as she did. Today, the Jack Stalwart books have sold millions of copies in multiple languages, inspiring a new generation of reluctant readers all over the world.
MARIN MASTERS ART SHOW
APRIL 17 TO APRIL 19, 2020 @ 3:00PM TO 8:00PM
If you love art, don’t miss Marin Masters Fine Art Show and sale! Art lovers from the Bay Area are invited to attend this premier event.
NICO-TINE: EFFORTS TO CURB THE YOUTH NICOTINE VAPING EPIDEMIC
MAY 7, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
The use of e-cigarettes has increased a staggering 900% in recent years, and many of these new users are teens. 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.
THE LIVING WALLS
MAY 21, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
David Brenner of Habitat Horticulture has designed stunning living garden walls for MOMA, Salesforce, and other San Francisco businesses and organizations. Come and learn how you can make this unique, vertical planting option work for you.