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FIRE PREVENTION; BAM GALA; SEWER BAND

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership celebrated Earth Day in Marin on April 27,  in partnership with the Point San Pedro Road Coalition. Volunteers spent the day removing almost 8,000 pounds of undergrowth that not only restricted fire truck access but posed as “fire fuel,” dangerous vegetation that accumulates and increases the likelihood of unusually large wildland fires. Pictured above are local firefighters and volunteers, joined by San Rafael Fire Captain Andy Rogerson (far left) and Supervisor Damon Connolly (second from left).  -Photo courtesy of Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership

The Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery raised more than $190,000 in funds at its eighth annual Brain, Art & Music gala at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael on April 13. All proceeds will support the Karen G. Schurig Scholarship Fund that provides access to rehabilitative and support services for more than 70% of the Schurig Center’s low income clients. Pictured (above, left to right) are Schurig Board member Kati Miller, Emcee Joan Ryan, McKenna Becker, Emma Reiser, Schurig Board member Patricia Cahill.  -Photo by Richard Wheeler

Schurig BAM gala guests included (above, left to right)  comedian Michael Pritchard and Schurig Center speech therapist Kalynn Stewart with her husband Paul Stewart.  -Photo by Richard Wheeler

 

Marin indie artist, Sarah Herzog performed at the Brain, Music & Art gala. Winemakers from Estate 1856, Stringer Cellars and Wilson Artisan Wineries shared tastings of their premium wines. The evening closed with the presentation of the “Creating Connection Award” to San Rafael physician, actor and stroke survivor Dr. Diane Barnes, M.D., for her advocacy work and contribution to inspiring survivors to reach their highest potential after injury. Pictured (above, left to right) are Schurig Executive Director Patricia Gill, gala sponsor Stefan Schermerhorn, event guest speaker Shanna Walker.  -Photo by Lauren Matley

 

The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Non-Marching Band, known as The Sewer Band, was formed in 1957. They will perform their 61st annual free concert on May 21, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Find additional information at thesewerband.org.  -Photo courtesy of The Sewer Band

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