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Slide Ranch’s annual Spring Fling took place on April 27 in Muir Beach featuring animals, live music, crafts and workshops, all with a focus on learning about climate and sustainability. Approximately 1,000 people attended, with about 100 volunteers helping out, raising more approximately $34,000, including a sponsorship from Good Earth. Slide Ranch hosts about 10,000 visitors a year and provides 80% of scholarships to all schools and community groups that visit. The funds raised will help cover the cost of those scholarships. Pictured, above, is Tim Cain playing guitar and singing for guests with some of the young attendees getting up close to watch.


ART AND NATURE: The Slide Ranch Spring Fling offered wool craft projects, cheese and granola making workshops, organic food and several musical performances by Wade Peterson, Kathy Quinn and Tim Cain. Pictured, above, are kids creating rainbow weaving art from wool made from the ranch’s sheep and face painting. For information about summer camps, farm-to-table experiences, corporate volunteer days and other programs, visit

– Photos by Nathan Dehart


2019 is Bloom Marin’s 20th anniversary year. On April 26, more than 350 people attended the annual luncheon, fashion show and auction fundraiser at Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael. Bloom is a non‐profit organization that provides complimentary wardrobes to men, women, and children who are transitioning to a life of self‐reliance. Pictured, above, is auctioneer Keith McLane during the Fund-a-need event.

The models in the fashion show were volunteers, clients and community leaders, all wearing  Bloom clothing on the runway.  More than 18,000 members of our Marin community have been helped by Bloom over the past 20 years. Pictured at the Reflections sponsored table (above, left to right) are ) Sally Newson, Danielle Buoncristiani, Sylvie Zolezzi, Laura Rees, Cathy Pickering (standing), Leanne Clayton and Ozlem Bishop.

-Photos by Christopher Markisz

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