The 18th annual Spirit of Marin Awards luncheon hosted by Bank of Marin recognizes the philanthropic leadership and volunteerism of Marin business leaders, nominated by the twelve participating Marin County-based Chambers of Commerce. Keynote speakers include David Coon, Superintendent/President of College of Marin, and Dr. Mary Marcy, President of Dominican University of California.
If you go: Lunch reservations are required and are $60. Tickets for Spirit of Marin can be bought online. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael. Read the list of the 2011 Marin County Chambers of Commerce Honorees.
Join friends and family at the first annual celebration of fun, healthy living, recovery and community in Marin. An “only in Marin” event for the entire family hosted by local celebrity, Jan Wahl, It Happens has a little something for everyone, including live music featuring Bay Area notables: The Cole Tate Band and Dustin Saylor Duo. Kids activities include: a 1K kids' run around the lagoon, caricature artist, face painting, balloon making, hair feathers, and jump houses. There will be a silent auction benefiting The Marin Recovery Project, and a community picnic featuring live music for the whole family.
If you go: Admission is free of charge with a t-shirt to the first 500 guests. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael.
Join Nutrition and Health Coach Mary Serphos, founder and owner of The Aware Body, and Lindsey Koelman, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and clinical director for Marin Acupuncture Clinic, for an informative and educational talk about nourishing and strengthening the body for the fall.
If you go: The workshop cost is $20 and takes place between noon and 1:30 p.m. at the , 124 Pine St. in San Anselmo. For more information call (415) 412-5490.
Join the 2nd annual San Anselmo Run in the Sun 5K Run/Walk; perfect for families and runners and walkers of all abilities. Presented by the Ross Valley Health Alliance, this is a fundraiser event supporting the YES Foundation and the programs for youth and seniors. The race is followed by the San Anselmo Country Fair.
If you go: Registration online -- $25 per individual and $40 per family. The run begins at 8 a.m.and starts at the intersection of San Anselmo and Tamalpais Avenues, then loops around Tamalpais Avenue and San Rafael Avenue and onto Center Boulevard towards Fairfax and back.
On Sunday, the annual San Anselmo Country Fair Day and Parade comes to downtown San Anselmo. The event starts early with a Pancake Breakfast at the downtown fire station. After breakfast, check out the community parade and country fair featuring art activities, games, community information, and a huge fun zone. The Creek Park music and food fest takes place in the afternoon and will have great food, drink and live music.
If you go: The pancake breakfast is from 7 to 11 a.m. at the downtown San Anselmo fire station, 777 San Anselmo Ave. The parade begins at 11 a.m. The Country Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on San Anselmo Avenue and The Creek Park Music and Food Fest is from noon to 4 p.m. at in San Anselmo.
Join us at Biketoberfest Marin, the popular annual festival that brings cyclists and West Coast brewers together in a combined bicycle expo and stellar brewfest! Held in Fairfax - the birthplace of the mountain bike - the event is Marin County's premier bicycle event and also a fundraiser for and presented by the (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B). Last year, Biketoberfest drew over 5,000 cycling and beer enthusiasts from all over Northern California.
Savor delicious brews, take in the gorgeous Marin September weather, and enjoy great food, a cargo bike show, a family fun zone for kids, group rides throughout the day, including a celebrity ride with "Fast" Freddie Rodriguez, live music and more. There is something for everyone at Biketoberfest Marin.
If you go: Admission is free; brewfest tasting is $25 advance, $30 on the day of the event and admission to Biketoberfest can be bought online. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at FairAnselm Plaza Parking lots, in Farifax (near and ).
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