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Weekend Planner: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Big Dog Trouble, Lions on wheels, Rack-n-Roll, and the Blessing of the Animals. What a weekend!

Friday:

The "progressive retro" sound of Big Dog Trouble returns to The Lady. Big Dog Trouble features reworked classics you'll remember from the 50's, 60's and 70's, as well as many catchy originals. Catch their sounds.

If you go: The cover is $10 and the show is from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd. in Fairfax.

Saturday:

Today sees the return of the Lion of Fairfax Cyclocross race. This is Big Swingin' Cycles' sixth year organizing this great fundraising event for the . This year, they're adding a short track mountain bike race, the Swashbuckler Short Track, benefiting mountain biking.

Get ready for some electrifying short track dirt racing-- course features will include pump track sections with burm turns and rhythm sections, stair drops, abrupt grade changes, and even a cheering section routed through the barbecue area. 

Here's a great chance to race your bike for two great causes. Join other cyclists in Fairfax for an action-packed day of cyclocross racing. All proceeds from this event will benefit in Fairfax, including the school's unique mountain bike club. There are categories for everyone.

If you go: Starting at 4 p.m., after the Lion of Fairfax cyclocross event,  presents the first-ever Swashbuckler Short Track (SST) mountain bike race. This event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. and includes a barbecue dinner.

Proceeds from the event will help fund Drake High School's effort to defend their 2 in 2012. See the "Swashbuckler Short Track" online registration page for details. Online registration for the Lion of Fairfax cyclocross race closes Friday, Sept. 30.

Saturday:

Please join the staff at in welcoming their new Branch Manager, Margaret Miles. Learn about some of the recent changes at the Library and exciting plans for the future. Have questions? Get answers. Meet the Library staff and Friends of the Fairfax Library. Share your ideas and enjoy home-baked treats.

If you go: The reception is at 2 p.m. in the meeting room of the Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Fairfax.

Saturday:

Wine, Women & Song presents the 13th Annual Benefit for the Fight against Breast Cancer. Proceeds go to local breast cancer agencies, like Zero Breast Cancer of Marin, which is helping find the reason Marin has one of the highest rate of breast cancer in the world and To Celebrate Life Foundation, helping with education, awareness and patient services. Over twenty singers and a six piece band will perform songs by artists who’ve had breast cancer such as Nanci Griffith, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and more. 

If you go: Tickets are $30, and tax deductible, click here for tickets. You’ll enjoy a fabulous night out, while giving to a wonderful and worthy cause beginning at 9 p.m. at , 17 Broadway Blvd. in Fairfax.

Saturday:

Join Sustainable Fairfax for a marvelous evening under the stars as they celebrate their 12thanniversary! Enjoy great food, listen to exciting guest speakers, and soak in the tunes from some favorite local musicians. This is a great chance to mingle and catch up with the Sustainable community in Fairfax.

If you go: Admission is $75 per person and $125 for couples. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at , 141 Bolinas Road in Fairfax. For more information call 415-847-4004.

Sunday:

Would you like to plant trees in Afghanistan next spring 2012? Asma Eschen, a church member, and Sean Stephens, a US Marine Veteran Officer, will speak about the “Bare Root Trees” significance in Afghanistan. They will also share photos from the previous spring trip to Afghanistan where the Bare Roots Trees Group planted and distributed over 3,500 new trees in communities outside of and in Kabul.

If you go: The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at First , 72 Kensington Road in San Anselmo. 

Sunday:

Join us in celebration of St. Francis Day for a casual blessing of the animals service in Bouick Field. All members of the community are welcome. Bring your dogs, cats, chickens, lizards, rabbits, llamas,  penguins, goats and squirrels (on leash or in cages, please).

If you go: The free event begins at 5 p.m. iin Bouick Field next to the San Anselmo Playhouse. For more information visit www.togetherweserve.org.

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