Marin Community Clinics and Ritter Center teamed up on Aug. 9 in support of National Health Center Week, an annual celebration raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of health centers. Each day of the week, Aug. 8-14, represented a specific focus area. Monday was “Health Care for the Homeless Day.” Ritter Center hosted Marin Community Clinics’ oral hygiene providers who provided free dental screenings and basic oral hygiene procedures on site. Pictured (above) are staff working at the dental event.    -Photos courtesy of Marin Community Clinics


Sound Summit will return to Mount Tamalpais on Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. This all-day live music festival will feature Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Father John Misty, Allah-Las, Cha Wa and  Teal Collins. Bay Area radio personalities Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey return as the day’s masters of ceremonies. This annual event is a fundraiser for Mount Tamalpais State Park by Roots & Branches Conservancy.  For the safety of fans, staff and musicians, all attendees will be required to show either proof of their complete vaccination record or a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 48 hours of the show. For information and tickets, go to  -Photo courtesy of Sound Summit

Artist Phyllis Thelen will be featured in a solo exhibition “Planet Earth Fights Back” opening on Sept. 11 at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Thelen is an experimental artist creating sculptures out of organic materials. She is a founder of Art Works Downtown, the Marin Ballet Association and Youth in Arts. In 2010 she received the Cultural Treasure Award from the Marin Cultural Services Commission. For museum hours, visit  -Photos courtesy of Phyllis Thelen



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