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RESCUE AND REHABILITATION WITH TLC

The Marine Mammal Center’s mission is to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation, scientific research and education. Volunteer Kathy Blackwell (top) tosses a bucket of fish to a pool of California sea…


YOUNG ACTORS TAKE CENTER STAGE

23 Elephants Theatre Company offers singing, dance, and acting instruction, and puts on plays for young people, ages five to 20. The summer 2018 productions were “Alice in Wonderland” and “Into the Woods” at Redwood High School’s…


SCHOOLSRULE, CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT

“Step Right Up,” the sixth annual SchoolsRule Marin event on June 28 at the Marin County Fairgrounds, featured gourmet food, wine and lots of entertainment. Guests generously donated during this year’s Raise the Paddle, raising nearly $100,000…


ART BENEFITS MARIN NONPROFITS

The 30th Anniversary of MarinScapes Fine Art Exhibit & Benefit event, June 21-24, at Escalle Winery in Larkspur, featured juried art works that were sold to raise money for Buckelew Programs’ Mental Health and Addiction…


FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN AT ‘MAMMA MIA!’

 The 2018 Mountain Play delighted audiences in May and June at the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mount Tamalpais. Pictured are the cast of “Mamma Mia!” Conservation Corps’ Kyle LaRue, educating some young theater goers about…


PRIDE PICNIC AT PIPER PARK, BREAD & ROSES BENEFIT

The Spahr Center hosted its second annual Pride Picnic on June 10 at Piper Park in Larkspur. The picnic was a celebration of Marin’s diverse inter-generational LGBTQ population. There were between 150 and 200 people…


YOUTH TACKLE ISSUES THROUGH ART

The 2018 Youth Poster Contest recognized 21 student artists as finalists or winners in several categories at a reception on June 8 at RileyStreet Art Supply in San Rafael. 19 of the 21 recognized artists…


COMMUNITY GROUPS GIVE BACK

On June 4 and 5, Center for Volunteer &  Nonprofit Leadership, North Marin Community Services, and volunteers from the Islamic Center of Mill Valley delivered a Day of Service project impacting over 120 Novato residents….


PITCHING IN, PLUS PITCH PERFECT

The Marin Conservation League’s Water for Willows event at Chileno Valley Ranch on May 27th brought out volunteers  who worked to help establish 250 willow sprigs by clearing weeds around each plant, watering each willow,…


GETTING ACTIVE FOR A CAUSE

On Saturday, May 12, Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center held its first annual Bocce Tournament at Marin Bocce Federation in San Rafael. Around 75 people attended, raising over $11,000 to support Matrix, an organization…