August Porch Nights - Week One
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week One

Once again, we're continuing our much-loved tradition on the porch at Cedar House.  This is a fun opportunity to hear stories read aloud -- something we all enjoyed as kids, but you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it.  Come listen to part one of "The Princess and Curdie," an old and wonderful tale by George MacDonald - first published in 1883.  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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August Porch Nights - Week Two
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week Two

Once again, we're continuing our much-loved tradition on the porch at Cedar House.  This is a fun opportunity to hear stories read aloud -- something we all enjoyed as kids, but you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it.  Come listen to part two of "The Princess and Curdie," an old and wonderful tale by George MacDonald - first published in 1883.  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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August Porch Nights - Week Three
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week Three

Once again, we're continuing our much-loved tradition on the porch at Cedar House.  This is a fun opportunity to hear stories read aloud -- something we all enjoyed as kids, but you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it.  Come listen to part three of "The Princess and Curdie," an old and wonderful tale by George MacDonald - first published in 1883.  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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August Porch Nights - Week Four
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

August Porch Nights - Week Four

Once again, we're continuing our much-loved tradition on the porch at Cedar House.  This is a fun opportunity to hear stories read aloud -- something we all enjoyed as kids, but you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it.  Come listen to part four of "The Princess and Curdie," an old and wonderful tale by George MacDonald - first published in 1883.  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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Second Saturday Artist Gathering
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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

We're excited to gather Bay Area artists together this Saturday for our monthly gathering.  We've been enjoying some beautiful and highly creative artwork at our recent gatherings, and we anticipate getting to experience more great work this week.

We'll provide some light morning fare and hot beverages.  Join us!

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Storyline Reading Event with Luke Wakefield & Friends
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Storyline Reading Event with Luke Wakefield & Friends

Join us at Cedar House for a chance to let your mind and heart wander to amazing places as you listen to the writings of some amazing people.

You'll hear from:

  • Alan Buhtz
  • Eleanor Bailey
  • Kevin Oshiro
  • David Harmon
  • Craig Combs
  • Tim Robinson

And our featured writer:

  • Luke Wakefield

Luke is the author of Starlight and Shipping Wax, a book of poetry that is both beautiful and powerful.  We'll have copies available for purchase after the reading.  It's also available in paperback HERE, and Kindle editions are available from Amazon and other sources.

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

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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

Enjoy a time of encouragement and fellowship with a wonderful group of Bay Area artists.  Bring a piece of your art if you have something ready, but it's not required.  Feel free to show up and participate as much or as little as you'd like.

This month, we're excited to be joined by Luke and Becca Wakefield.  We've missed their creative contributions since they moved away about four years ago, and now they're back!  Well, for a couple weeks, anyway.

Join us --- it will be great to have you!  Enjoy fresh coffee, tea, and light morning fare as you experience some quality time with some rare and wonderful people.

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

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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

Artists from around the area will gather this Saturday morning at 10am to celebrate the sheer joy of creativity.  We had a great time last month and I very much look forward to our February gathering.  Bring some of your work --- any art form (I know we'll have at least three great paintings showing because Karen has been busy!)

If you don't have anything ready, come anyway --- take a couple hours to experience a rare kind of fellowship.

We'll have some morning beverages and light fare waiting for you...

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

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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

Join us this week as artists from around the Bay Area get together in a forum for discussion, feedback, and mutual support.  It's a casual gathering, and all are welcome.  If you would like to show some of your artwork, bring it along.  Be prepared to give and receive wild applause!

We'll provide fresh hot coffee, tea, and some light morning fare.  Come on by!

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Beauty from Ashes - a special Christmas service
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Beauty from Ashes - a special Christmas service

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

This has been a difficult year for many people, and we feel it's important to recognize Christmas as not only a time for joy but the reality of lament and sorrow as well - both personally and globally.  We will look at how Christmas invites a posture of both longing and hope -- of both a manger and a cross.  We will see how "the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight."  We are partnering with BayMarin Community Church for this event.  Feel free to come by and join in.

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Christmas Open House
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Open House

Tomorrow night!  Come on by for some hot winter beverages, various tasty treats, and good fellowship with good people.  Enjoy a movie room, table games, or just come for the conversation and fun atmosphere.  Cedar House has a unique kind of warmth at Christmas time, and we want to share it!

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

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

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

We had a very enjoyable time with great artwork and poetry at our November gathering.  Join us THIS SATURDAY 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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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

  • The Marin School / BayMarin Church (map)
  • 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

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

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

  • The Marin School / BayMarin Church (map)
  • 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)

Register Here

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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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