Historic Fort Baker Tour

Join architectural historian Kristin Baron for an easy, one-mile walk through Fort Baker, the former military post where the Marin Headlands Hostel is located.

Take a tour through historic Colonial Revival buildings, and learn how this 1905 army post represented a new and improved standard of living for the officers and soldiers stationed here.

Program limited to 20 people. For reservations, call (415) 331-1540.

Where 

Meet at the Cavallo Point reception building, 601 Murray Circle.

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay overnight at the Marin Headlands Hostel.

Midtown Ice Skating Rink

For the 2009-2010 winter season, Sacramento's ice skating rink moves from downtown to midtown.

The rink is open daily rain or shine, so dust off your cold weather gear and get ready to hit the ice!

Where 

1050 20th Street, between J and K streets

Cost 
$8 / $5 Military, Seniors 65+, and Children 12 and under. Additional $2 for skate rental. CASH ONLY.
Please Note 
If You Go 

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Jacob Needleman: What is God?

In this new book What Is God?, philosopher Jacob Needleman argues that, in order for us to lead the lives we were intended for, the very structure of our perception and the very structure of our minds must change.

Needleman, whose voice and ideas have done much to open the West to esoteric and Eastern religious ideas, shares his realization that ideas and words -- no matter how profound -- cannot prevent hatred, arrogance, and ultimate despair, and cannot prevent our individual lives from descending into violence and illusion.

Presented by Point Reyes Books, as part of the Country Arts and Lectures series.

Where 

Dance Palace Communtiy Center

Cost 
$10
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

The Gifts of Grief

Hospice of Petaluma and the West Marin Health Coalition present the documentary The Gifts of Grief, screening at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station.

How do we transform the tragedy of our losses into a life-altering experience that deepens and enriches our lives? Produced and directed by Nancee Sobonya, this inspiring film follows seven people, including author Isabele Allende, through grief and healing toward wholeness.

Where 

Dance Palace Communtiy Center

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

The Illusionless Man and the Visionary Maid

The Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station presents John Korty's The Illusionless Man and the Visionary Maid, and independent feature from the '60s, based on a comic fable by Allen Wheelis.

The film was praised by the New York Times: "John Korty makes his debut exploring the very meaning of life and love... with wit and high good humor... Hilarious!"

Photographed in Stinson Beach and San Francisco, the black-and-white film has an original score by Peter Schickele and narration by Burgess Meredith. This 70-minute director's cut was recently produced for the 2010 DVD release, and includes an interview with Wheelis.

Where 

Dance Palace Communtiy Center

Cost 
$10 / $8 Seniors
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

La Honda Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair

Find that perfect handmade holiday gift while helping out the local community at the La Honda Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair.

Held at the La Honda Fire Station, the fair features many different arts and crafts, as well as holiday wreaths and locally-grown poinsettias.

Snack on holiday treats such as Captain Cathy's homemade cinnamon buns and tamales made in Pescadero while you listen to the carolers. Be sure to try your luck in the raffle, too.

Where 

La Honda Fire Station, La Honda

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay overnight at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, 20 miles south of La Honda.

Del Norte Authors' Holiday Book Signing and Sale

Head to the Del Norte County Library in Crescent City for a free reading and book signing by many of the published Del Norte County authors.

Where 

Del Norte County Library, Crescent City

Cost 
Free
Please Note 

For more information, call Ryan at the Redwood Hostel, (707) 482-8265.

If You Go 

Stay overnight at the Redwood National Park Hostel.

Lillian Vallee: Singing Back the River, Singing Back the Lake

Join author Lillian Vallee at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station for an afternoon talk that asks "what role does imagination play in the restoration of land and culture?"

A poet, writer, translator, and teacher at Modesto Junior College, Vallee is a restorationist who pays tribute to the natural and cultural heritage of the Central Valley in all her activities. Join us for her inspired description of the nature-based cultural renaissance taking place there.

Where 

Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
$10 / $5 Students
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

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