Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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We had a very enjoyable time with great artwork and poetry at our November gathering.  Join us on December 9th for more experiences sharing artwork, creative writing, and other forms of artistic expression.  Bring a piece of your own work if you have something ready, but whether you do or not, you're welcome to join us.  All art forms are welcome.  We'll provide hot coffee, tea, and some light breakfast fare.

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Life Story Workshop
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Life Story Workshop

In this one day personal reflection retreat, you will view events and people in your life as if they were chapters in a story.  While part of it is already passed, there are many chapters still ahead.  Explore the various "pens" that write your story and examine possibilities for co-creating a story that leads to a future worth living.

The day will involve fun and laughter, as well as serious reflection.  Experience insightful exercises, both in solitude and with others.  Enjoy thoughtful discussion in a beautiful learning environment, and come away with a greater sense of how the story of your life is playing out, and how you can make it better.

$35 per person / $50 per couple

NOTE:  This workshop is currently full.  If you would like to participate in the future, please contact us and let us know.

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Public Reading Event
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Public Reading Event

We have the honor of once again hosting Kate Peper, who will read from her amazing collection of original poetry, including a number from her recent book, Dipped in Black Water, from Finishing Line Press.  This collection was awarded the New Women's Voices chapbook winner for 2016.  Kate is an amazing local artist & poet that we greatly enjoy.  Have a look at Kate's website here.

We will also hear from some of the writers from our Storyline workshops.  They'll read some great original poetry and short stories.   This will be a meaningful experience as well as a whole lotta fun --- come by if you can!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us this Saturday for a time of fellowship and feedback.  All art forms are welcome.  If you've got a piece of your work to share, bring it along.  If you're curious (artist or not), swing by and check it out.  We'll have some light morning fare to share, along with fresh coffee & tea.  Read more about Second Saturday HERE

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Life Story Workshop
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Life Story Workshop

In this one day personal reflection retreat, you will view events and people in your life as if they were chapters in a story.  While part of it is already passed, there are many chapters still ahead.  Explore the various "pens" that write your story and examine possibilities for co-creating a story that leads to a future worth living.

The day will involve fun and laughter, as well as serious reflection.  Experience insightful exercises, both in solitude and with others.  Enjoy thoughtful discussion in a beautiful learning environment, and come away with a greater sense of how the story of your life is playing out, and how you can make it better.

$35 per person / $50 per couple

Register here

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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If you're in the area, swing by 150 San Pedro Road in San Rafael for this event.  Every month, artists from around the area gather to share their work, give & receive feedback, and enjoy some great conversation about the creative side of life.  All forms of art are welcome.

We'll provide fresh coffee, tea, and some light morning fare.  If you don't have artwork to share, feel free to come anyway, it would be great to have you.

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House Concert with Minus Mary
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

House Concert with Minus Mary

This will be a whole lot of fun!

Minus Mary is a great local band that plays acoustic-based original roots music, along with traditional, country, Americana, and rock.

Jason Loeks on upright bass, Alexis Hyatt on fiddle, Dan Gabel on mandolin and guitar, Dave Tavel on drums, and everyone on vocals!

Visit their website: minusmary.com

Come on by!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Swing by and join us this Saturday!  Expect a variety of art forms, great conversation, feedback on your own work if you'd like, and good healthy fellowship.  We'll provide fresh coffee, tea, and some light morning fare.

Feel free to bring a piece of your own artwork to share, or come and observe --- either way is fine.

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Collaborative Art Workshop
Sep
2
1:00 PM13:00

Collaborative Art Workshop

For artist & non-artists alike, this 4 hour workshop will deliver a highly creative and relationally enriching experience.  Using classic improvisational techniques, the facilitator will guide the group through a process that results in the creation of an original work of art that can be framed and kept.  One previous participant said:

"I was astonished to see what we produced.  I really thought we would end up with a mess, but it's beautiful.  I'm amazed!"

Join us!  The cost is $35 per person, or $50 per couple.  (Some scholarships are available)

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August Porch Nights - Week Four (Final Night)
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week Four (Final Night)

Did you enjoy hearing stories read to you when you were a kid?  Well, you don't have to be a kid.  Come join us on the porch at Cedar House, where Dave will read the final installment from an amazing story by George MacDonald.  First published in 1875 - "The Wise Woman" also known as "The Lost Princess" also known as "A Double Story."  We'll have two reading sessions with a short break in the middle.  MacDonald's stories are known for being highly imaginative and full of deep, yet accessible teaching.  As a writer, he was a true innovator, whose works influenced Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. (The photo of MacDonald here was actually taken by Lewis Carroll in the 1860's.)

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August Porch Nights - Week Three
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week Three

Did you enjoy hearing stories read to you when you were a kid?  Well, you don't have to be a kid.  Come join us on the porch at Cedar House, where Dave will read part three from an amazing story by George MacDonald.  First published in 1875 - "The Wise Woman" also known as "The Lost Princess" also known as "A Double Story."  We'll have two reading sessions with a short break in the middle.  MacDonald's stories are known for being highly imaginative and full of deep, yet accessible teaching.  As a writer, he was a true innovator, whose works influenced Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. (The photo of MacDonald here was actually taken by Lewis Carroll in the 1860's.)

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The Life Story Workshop
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Life Story Workshop

In this small group workshop, you will view events and people in your life as chapters in a story.  While part of it is already passed, there are many chapters still ahead.  Explore the various "pens" that write your story and examine possibilities for co-creating a story that leads to a future worth living.

The day will involve fun and laughter, as well as serious reflection.  Experience insightful exercises, both in solitude and with others.  Enjoy thoughtful discussion in a beautiful learning environment, and come away with a greater sense of how the story of your life is playing out. You can more fully participate in creating the future you hope for.

Register here

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August Porch Nights - Week Two
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week Two

Did you enjoy hearing stories read to you when you were a kid?  Well, you don't have to be a kid.  Come join us on the porch at Cedar House, where Dave will read part two from an amazing story by George MacDonald.  First published in 1875 - "The Wise Woman" also known as "The Lost Princess" also known as "A Double Story."  We'll have two reading sessions with a short break in the middle.  MacDonald's stories are known for being highly imaginative and full of deep, yet accessible teaching.  As a writer, he was a true innovator, whose works influenced Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. (The photo of MacDonald here was actually taken by Lewis Carroll in the 1860's.)

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us Saturday morning, August 12th for a gathering of artists from Marin County and beyond.  We had a great time last month:  beautiful visual art, stories, song, and some really good poetry.  Let's do it again!  Coffee, Tea, and light morning fare will be provided.

Special Summer Feature:  Many of the artists are currently creating work based on a shared creative stimulus.  Each stimulus was chosen at a previous gathering:

  • June:  "Structures that Hold Us"
  • July:  "Fountain of Shalom"
  • August:  "Gate of Boredom / Gate of Joy"
  • Choose one of the above stimuli/themes, then produce a work of art (any art form) based on that phrase --- wherever it takes you creatively --- no limits.  Bring your results this Saturday and we'll see what walks in the door!
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August Porch Nights - Week One
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week One

Did you enjoy hearing stories read to you when you were a kid?  Well, you don't have to be a kid - Come join us on the porch at Cedar House, where Dave will read part one from an amazing story by George MacDonald.  First published in 1875 - "The Wise Woman" also known as "The Lost Princess" also known as "A Double Story."  We'll have two reading sessions with a short break in the middle.  MacDonald's stories are known for being highly imaginative and full of deep, yet accessible teaching.  As a writer, he was a true innovator, whose works influenced Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. (The photo here was actually taken by Lewis Carroll in the 1860's.)

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The Life Story Workshop (also offered on August 19th)
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Life Story Workshop (also offered on August 19th)

In this small group workshop, you will view events and people in your life as chapters in a story.  While part of it is already passed, there are many pages yet to be written.  Explore the various "pens" that write your story and examine possibilities for writing a story that leads to a future worth living.

The day will involve fun and laughter, as well as serious reflection.  Experience insightful exercises, both in solitude and with others.  Enjoy thoughtful discussion in a beautiful learning environment, and come away with a greater sense of how the story of your life is playing out. You can more fully participate in creating the future you hope for.

Register here

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Storyline - Public Reading
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Storyline - Public Reading

Join us for an evening of original stories and poetry from our spring writers workshops.  At this event, we'll hear from five writers who will read from their latest works.  The presenters will be Eleanor Bailey, Alan Buhtz, Kevin Oshiro, Craig Combs, and Tim Robinson.

The reading will be followed by a reception for the writers.  Bring a friend & come on by!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

Join us Saturday morning, July 8th for a gathering of artists from Marin County and beyond.  We had a great time together at our last gathering where we experienced wonderful visual art, stories, some song, and an abundance of (really good) poetry.  Let's do it again!  Coffee, Tea, and light morning fare will be provided.

Special Summer Feature:  Many of the artists are currently creating work based on a shared creative stimulus.  Each stimulus was chosen at a previous gathering:

  • June:  "Structures that Hold Us."
  • July:  "Fountain of Shalom"
  • August:  "Gate of Boredom / Gate of Joy"
  • Choose one of the above stimuli/themes, then produce a work of art (any art form) based on that phrase --- wherever it takes you creatively --- no limits.  Bring your results to our gathering and we'll see what walks in the door!
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Book Release Party with Kate Peper
Jul
1
1:30 PM13:30

Book Release Party with Kate Peper

We have the honor of hosting Kate Peper as she releases her new book: Dipped in Black Water, from Finishing Line Press. This collection was awarded the New Women's Voices chapbook winner for 2016.  Kate is an amazing local artist & poet that we greatly enjoy.  Have a look at Kate's website here.  This will be a meaningful experience as well as a whole lotta fun --- come by if you can!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering >DIFFERENT LOCATION<
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering >DIFFERENT LOCATION<

Join us Saturday morning, June 10th for our gathering of artists from Marin County and beyond.  Every summer we like to meet at least once in the back garden at Cedar House, which is where we'll be this time.  Coffee, Tea, and light morning fare will be provided.

Special Summer Feature:  Many of the artists are currently creating work based on a shared creative stimulus.  We'll do this for the June, July, and August gatherings.  There's still time to get in on June's, which is "The Structures that Hold Us."  Produce a work of art in any art form based on that phrase --- wherever it takes you creatively --- no limits.  Bring your results to our gathering this Saturday and we'll see what walks in the door!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

Join us this Saturday as artists of all sorts gather to share their artwork - giving and receiving supportive feedback.  If you have some of your own work ready, bring it with you.  If you'd rather just observe, that's alright too.

It's also Marin Open Studios on the same day, so we'll wrap up a little early and head over to Cedar House where Karen Robinson will be showing her fabulous paintings.  Her work can be seen HERE.

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The Beatitudes Workshop
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Beatitudes Workshop

This workshop focuses on personal spiritual development by exploring one of the teachings of Jesus known as "the beatitudes."  Participants will experience a high degree of personal application through reading, creative listening exercises, and group discussion.

Each participant will come away with a unique "beatitude" drawn from his or her own life:  "Blessed are the ______, for they shall _______."

$35 per person   or   $50 per couple

REGISTER HERE

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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Join other artists from Marin County and beyond for some quality time sharing artwork in a non-competitive setting.  All art forms are welcome.  Bring a piece of your own work if you have something ready, or just bring yourself and participate in this forum as we encourage each other toward greater personal freedom and creative growth.

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us again this Saturday morning for some quality time applauding, supporting, and responding to each other's artwork.  We've had a really good time in recent gatherings, so don't miss out!  Bring a piece of your work to share if you have something ready (not required).  We look forward to experiencing your paintings, drawings, songs, dances, sculptures, digital art, textile art, music, culinary delights, and whatever else you show up with!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

  • BayMarin Church / The Marin School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're in the area, stop by this Saturday for our artist gathering.  We had an amazing time together last month with some great art, awesome people, and beautifully mind-bending conversation.  If you have a piece of your art ready, bring it with you.  This group thrives on sharing each other's art in a non-competitive atmosphere.  We'll provide some hot beverages and light breakfast fare.  Visitors welcome!

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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

  • The Marin School / BayMarin Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I hope you can join us for our next artist gathering.  If last month's gathering was an indicator, then we're in for a really good time.   We had some wonderful visual art, as well as some amazing poetry, song performances, and an excellent time of discussion.  Everyone went away inspired or encouraged in some way.

Pay us a visit - we'll have some hot beverages and light breakfast fare waiting for you!

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Christmas Open House
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Open House

If you're in the area, drop by Cedar House for some Christmas cheer!  This place makes an amazing Christmas house, and we love to share it.  Enjoy some hot spiced cider and other delicious fare, along with the good fellowship that goes with the season.

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