Welcome to Weekend Planner. Every Friday we will put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.
Saturday, Feb. 14
1. Valentine’s Day Festival at the Marin County Farmers’ Market
9:00am – 4:00pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family at the Marin Country Mart Farmers Market, on Saturday February 14th! Festivities include, sugar cookie decorating, a creative reuse heart art project, an old-fashioned photo stand, face painting, pony rides, and lovely live music. Also, enjoy shopping for delicious farmers’ market yummies for your lovely, like organic and locally grown tulip bouquets, handmade caramels, candied walnuts, and jams. Plus you’ll find your weekly kitchen staples at the farmer’s market such as, organic greens and root veggies, citrus and apples, artisan cheese, pastured eggs and meat, local crab, and bread.
Location: Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market
2257 Larkspur Landing Circle
Across from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal
Larkspur, California 94939
2. Valentine’s Day Beer/Chocolate Pairings
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day beer and chocolate pairing in partnership with our friends from Recchiuti Confections. We will be pairing four beers with four of Recchiuti’s finest truffles. The pairing consists of:
Recchiuti Confections Pear-Lime Pates de Fruits Confection w/ Triple Voodoo Phantom Empire Grissette
Recchiuti Confections The Lemon Verbena Truffle w/ Triple Voodoo Symmetry Saison
Recchiuti Confections Colombian Varietal Truffle w/ Triple Voodoo Gotta Jibrown Hoppy Brown Ale
Recchiuti Confections The Kona Coffee Truffle w/ Triple Voodoo Shadow Boxing Imperial Stout.
3. Drakes Beach Discovery Hike
10:00am – 4:00pm
Lovesick, battle-scarred bull elephant seals and the fossilized bones of whales that last swam 10 million years ago add to the rewards of this Valentine’s Day hike on one of the National Seashore’s most beautiful beaches. After a brief orientation at the newly opened Drakes Beach Café we’ll head down the beach for colorful maritime exploration history, marine ecology and fossil geology, we’ll take advantage of the falling tide to explore leisurely along a mile or two of broad, wind-sheltered beach at the base of dramatic white cliffs. Ocean currents and winter storms often bring beach combing treasures—both natural and human-made—to these sands, so we’ll look for curiosities that can connect us to fascinating stories (leaving, of course, anything we find–aside from trash–for others to discover). We’ll also keep our eyes peeled for whale fossils eroding from the cliffs while Frank’s spotting scope will allow “close-up” viewing (without disturbance) of the hauled-out elephant seals, shorebirds and other wildlife we’ll likely encounter.
Sunday, February 15
1. Black History Month Special: Belle at The New Parkway
You’re invited to Attitudinal Healing Connection’s celebration of 25 years of serving the Oakland community. Enjoy the screening of Belle, a powerful movie that has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Film and Best Actress at the New Parkway Theater. It’s a Sunday afternoon, post Valentine’s Day and in the heart of Black History Month, to immerse yourself in a love story engulfed in race and class politics and then discuss your experience over tea and cookies. Bring your friends and family to the movies with the AHC family!
Discussion following the screening will take place at Attitudinal Healing Connection, located only 5 minutes away from the New Parkway Theater at 3278 West St. Oakland, CA 94608. Cookies and tea provided to you by Bakesale Betty and Numi Tea.
These ticket sales go directly to the programs of AHC, impacting the lives of thousands of youth and families every year, bringing transformation and beautification into our community! With collective impact we can create meaningful change together.
2. Sour Sunday in PA (Part 2)
11:30am – 11:30pm
So popular we had to add a 2nd day…Come get pucker faced with us yet again for our annual Sour Beer Event. We will be pouring a bunch of sours from Russian River Brewing, Bear Republic, Palo Alto Brewing, The Bruery plus many more on tap and in bottles that you will have to come in and see for yourself. Follow us on twitter for additional info on this event.
3. Nancy Wright “Putting Down Roots” CD Release Party
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Well-established as a top Blues sax sideman for more than 30 years, Nancy Wright will release a new blues/roots CD in early 2015, adding vocal and songwriting dimensions to her artistry. “Putting Down Roots” consists of twelve blues/roots originals (six instrumentals and six vocals) spanning blues, R&B, New Orleans, funk, and gospel styles.
“. . . Nancy . . . and the band have nailed this one in every way possible” Dick Shurman, blues producer and historian
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