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September 2016
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Friday
Special Event at DIESEL -- Kids' Pajama Party with Bethanie Murguia
6:00pm

DIESEL, A Bookstore welcomes author/illustrator Bethanie Murguia as our guest bedtime reader

Friday, September 2 at 6 pm

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author/illustrator Bethanie Murguia will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed. Then head home for bed.

When three friends gather for a playdate, they have to decide: Will they play princess, fairy, or ballerina? It's the perfect setup for a royal, magical, graceful, and very cute standoff, with a delightful (and slightly damp) ending. (We'll say only this: Keep your eye on the frog.) "Princess! Fairy! Ballerina!" is the perfect book for all the princesses, fairies, and ballerinas in your life!

Bethanie Murguia has illustrated ten wonderful picture books, including Zoe Gets Ready, Zoe's Room (No Sisters Allowed), and Zoe's Jungle. As a parent, Bethanie has become well versed in all things princess-fairy-ballerina, inspiring her to write a story about the joys and limitations of these personas. She lives in Sausalito, California, with her family and her very own wings and wand.


Friday Night Jazz -- Mason Ravazi
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Mason Ravazi

Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His diverse musical background inspires compositions that are altogether familiar and innovative. In addition to leading several ensembles he is also a frequently requested sideman and accomplished solo guitarist. His albums have earned praise from critics while charting in the U.S. and receiving radio play internationally. Razavi has been described as a “thoughtful player and composer" by Jazz Times. 


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Saturday
Farmers' Market - 9 am-2 pm
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

Every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine

Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.


Folkish Festival -- The Lemon Hammer
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Lemon Hammer

The members of the Lemon Hammer have been around the local music scene for years. Bassist Ferg Lenehan came to the Bay Area from Ireland in the mid-’90s, and Damond Moodie immigrated from Cleveland. The Berkeley band was born in January 2012, and their second EP, “Made in a House,” came out in early 2015. If you like groovy rock ’n’ roll with a dash of soul, check out the Lemon Hammer. They nail it.

Lineup: Damond Moodie, acoustic guitar, vocals; Alexis Harte, electric guitar, vocals; Aaron Brinkerhoff, drums; harmonica, vocals; Ferg Lenehan, bass guitar, vocals.

— Tony DuShane, bandwidth@sfchronicle.com, 2/25/15


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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Dave Rocha Jazz
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Dave Rocha Jazz

Dave Rocha has been performing with his jazz group for more than 20 years. He has played in a number of major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. His band plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards (by Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, etc.) “pop” tunes (Cole Porter, Gershwin and Jobim) and original compositons. This covers a wide variety of styles from up-tempo bebop, “modal” tunes, swing and blues, to latin jazz, ballads and jazz waltz. In addition to his trumpet expertise, Rocha is also an accomplished flugelhorn player. This instrument is similar to the trumpet, but has a larger bell, which gives it a darker, mellower sound.

 

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Saturday
Farmers' Market - 9 am-2 pm
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


Special Event at DIESEL -- Christian Schwartz Discusses & Signs "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast"
11:00am
At DIESEL, A Bookstore, Christian Schwartz discusses & signs his new book, "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast:  A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California"

Saturday, September 10, at 11:00am

A comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast" will help beginning and experienced mushroom hunters alike to find and identify mushrooms, from common to rare, delicious to deadly, and interesting to beautiful. This user-friendly reference covers coastal California from Monterey County to the Oregon border with full treatments of more than 750 species, and references to hundreds more. 

Christian Schwartz is a naturalist interested in the diversity of living organisms in general, but the seemingly endless forms (whether grotesque, bizarre, or sublime) of fungi in particular stoke his curiosity. He spends most of his time teaching about natural history, collecting and photographing mushrooms, assembling an exhaustive mycoflora for Santa Cruz County, and exploring wilderness around the world. 

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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

Every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine

Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.


Folkish Festival -- Duo Viol√£o Brasil, plus guests
12:30pm - 2:30pm

From Brazil, enjoy the folkish sounds of Duo Violão Brasil, plus guests

Duo Violão Brasil is the result of guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber's reverence for Brazilian guitar, the “violão”, and their desire to explore and expand the musical possibilities of putting two “violões" together. With repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the duo navigates effortlessly through the many styles of 20th century Brazilian popular music while showcasing original works and inventive arrangements. A master of both 6- and 7-string guitars, Rogério Souza is one of the foremost representatives of the musical language from Rio de Janeiro. Son of a Brazilian mother and American father, guitarist and composer Edinho Gerber possesses a rich musical vocabulary developed in the two countries where he was raised: the United States and Brazil.


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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Sanford Barnett Trio
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Sanford Barnett Trio

The new group by the Bay Area jazz guitarist Sanford Barnett features Nick Knoles on trumpet; Julian Garfolo on upright bass; and Spike Klein on drums. The set is a mixture of Standards and Post-Bop rarities.

"SBQ's music demands a certain amount of intellectualizing by the musicians. But the results are far from cerebral. This is music of vivacity, humor, and involvement. It is complex in theory but relaxed in execution and always at the root of it is the Blues."


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Saturday
Farmers' Market - 9 am-2 pm
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


6th Annual Pie Baking Contest
10:00am

Show Us How You Roll!

Come Enter Our 6th Annual Pie Baking Contest on Saturday, September 17

Enter the contest. It's easy as pie!

  • To enter the Pie Baking Contest, entrants (amateurs only, please!) bring their best pie by 10 am on September 17 to the big Farmers’ Market tent at Marin Country Mart. There are two categories: adults and kids 13 and under.

  • All entries must include the title of the pie, the recipe, and the entrant’s name and phone number. Youth entrants must also include their age.

  • Pie entries should be prepared in a disposable 9” pie tin. All ingredients used must be natural (that is, the pie does not contain any artificial ingredients, coloring ingredients, or chemical preservatives.) Please note only one entry is allowed per person.

  • Pie Baking Contest entries will be judged by six local food experts, including pastry chefs, pie entrepreneurs, and food writers and editors. Pies will be judged on appearance, filling, crust and overall taste.

  • For adults, the first-place winner receives a $250 gift card to Marin Country Mart; the second- and third-place winners each receive a valuable gift. For kids, the first-place winner receives $50 to Marin Country Mart; the second- and third-place winners each receive a prize.

  • All contest entrants also receive a complimentary, one-year subscription to Edible Marin & Wine Country magazine, celebrating the harvest of Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties, season by season.

  • Winners will be announced around 1:30 pm on contest day at the Farmers’ Market live music stage.

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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

Every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine

Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.


Folkish Festival -- Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Jeffrey Halford & The Healers

Jeffrey Halford writes songs about America and backs them up with great Americana roots rock. His proficiency on slide guitar rips up one side and down the other and will simply bowl you over. His musical and literary influences range from Roger Miller and Johnny Cash to Raymond Carver and Pablo Neruda. He has shared the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Etta James, The Radiators, Robert Earl Keen, John Hammond and Dave Alvin.


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Wednesday
Special Event at DIESEL -- Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss 'Gutenberg's Apprentice"
7:00pm - 8:00pm

At DIESEL, the Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss "Gutenberg's Apprentice" by Alix Christie

Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, the wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corruption-riddled, feud-plagued Mainz to meet "a most amazing man." Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary and, to some, blasphemous method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press. Fust is financing Gutenberg's workshop, and he orders Peter to become Gutenberg's apprentice. Resentful at having to abandon a prestigious career as a scribe, Peter begins his education in the "darkest art." As his skill grows, so too does his admiration for Gutenberg and his dedication to their daring venture: printing copies of the Holy Bible. But when outside forces align against them, Peter finds himself torn between two father figures the generous Fust and the brilliant, mercurial Gutenberg, who inspires Peter to achieve his own mastery.

Alix Christie was born in California, spent her summers in the Okanagan growing up, and has lived in Paris, San Francisco and Berlin. She has been a widely published journalist for 30 years; her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, Salon and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. A letterpress printer since her youth, she currently lives in London, where she reviews books and the arts for The Economist.

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Dave Getz & Friends
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Dave Getz & Friends

Dave grew up in New York and was playing Jazz professionally from the time he was 15, he became well-known as the original drummer with Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Co in the late 60s. Since then he has lead several bands and has performed with numerous Jazz, Rock and Pop Artists world-wide. Since 2002 his quartet, featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest players has performed at the Mill Valley Art Festival, Sonoma State University, San Francisco Art Institute, numerous clubs as well as two previous performances at Marin Country Mart. Their music is an eclectic mix of Jazz, Latin, Samba, Funk and Standards played with skill and passion. 


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Saturday
Farmers' Market - 9 am-2 pm
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


Special Event -- Mindfulness for Kids with JusTme
11:00am

You're Invited to Marin Country Mart for a Complimentary Special Event:  Mindfulness for Kids with JusTme

Saturday, 9/24, 11:00 in the courtyard

Kids of all ages up to teens are welcome!

Through Mindfullness, students learn to understand and navigate their feelings, emotions, thoughts, and life experiences, which enables new, wiser responses that improve attention, learning, emotional regulation, empathy, and conflict resolution. Introducing these concepts creates a foundation of self-control and self-esteem at an early age, upon which children can build and make positive life choices. 

JusTme, Timothy Scott, Jr., is a mindfulness and hip hop instructor from Fairfield, CA who works with Breathe For Change. JusTme's style of tutelage, along with the creation and introduction of his "mindful hip hop," has helped bring mindfulness based stress-reduction practices to thousands of  children and families. The joint efforts of JusTme and J.G. Larochette, founder of The Mindful Life Project, have been recognized across the nation, including a guest appearance on the Katie Couric show in 2014, and an invitation to present at the Omega: Mindfulness in Education Conference in 2015. 

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Sunday
Special Event -- 36th Annual Couples Relay


Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

Every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine

Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.


Folkish Festival -- Todos Santos
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Todos Santos

Todos Santos is Wendy Fitz, Gary Bauman, and Jack Pribble: an acoustic trio created in the small village in Baja California that inspired the name. The band's sound has been described as "Cantina Americana," a harmony-driven mixture of soaring vocals and fiery guitars, all textured with accordion. The music is roots to the core and includes not only originals but also many unique covers. 

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente

Guitarist and composer Lee Waterman's Latin jazz ensemble, Jazz Caliente, percolates with infectious Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Lee founded the band in 1989 as a vehicle for his original compositions and his unique arrangements of songs by the great jazz and Latin masters, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes.

Lee Waterman • Accoustic & Electric Guitars

Melecio Magdaluyo • Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, and Congas

Tommy Kesecker • Vibraphone and Crotales

Michael Wilcox • Electric Bass

Bill Belasco • Drums

Michaelle Goerlitz • Percussion