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From the Massively Impactful Destination Art to the Multi-Faceted Vintage Ruse in Tam Junction, Jules Mercer Is a Force for Community & Creativity
Mercer spotted a for-lease sign at the intersection of Shoreline Hwy. and Almonte Blvd., a space so large at 6,000 square feet that she could manifest the community hub she’d sought for ages: part retail, part creative outlet and part community gathering space in which to host events – or allow others to use the massive space to do so.
Putting On Our Best Face: Clean Mill Valley Remains Vigilant on Reducing Litter, Garners Kudos from CalTrans’ Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator
Eleven years after a group of local activists got together to address the abundance of litter in town, Clean Mill Valley, powered by a group of dedicated volunteers, have all long been dedicated to improving the appearance of our town and preserving our natural environment. In recent years, Clean Mill Valley has focused intently on its Adopt-a-Spot program, in which they focus on a particular area. Residents have surely spotted longtime tireless volunteers removing litter, weeding and more. Count Michael Jevicky, CalTrans’ District 4 Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator, among them.
Mill Valley Chamber to Honor a Pair of Inspirational Teachers at Excellence in Education Awards – April 26
With sponsorship support from Redwood Credit Union, Law Offices of Louis Napoli, First Federal Savings & Loan, Bank of Marin, Poppy Bank and the aforementioned chambers, this year’s celebration will highlight eight educators. All honorees will receive a $500 check from Chamber business sponsors with a generous donation match from Redwood Credit Union! in appreciation of their outstanding and continuous service to our students.
Performing Stars, Marin Housing Authority, Clean MV & Many More Team for Earth Day Cleanup in Marin City – April 22, 9am-3pm
A wide range of organizations are coming together once again to spearhead a Community Wide Clean Up in Marin City on Friday, April 22, 9am-3pm. Clean Mill Valley is joining Marin’s Performing Stars, the Marin Housing Authority (MHA), Golden Gate Village, the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP), the Conservation Corps North Bay, along with a number of other local and county agencies and community partners.
Music Heals International Tees Up 10th Annual Benefit at Sweetwater Music Hall – May 8
The 2023 edition of the event gathers together another all-star lineup of MHI stalwarts, including David Nelson, Melvin Seals, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Paul Beaubrun, Elliott Peck, Barry Sless, Pete Sears and Ezra Lipp, with special guest American Salvage featuring original members of Train.
Growing Up on Their Parents’ Grunge Rock, Mill Valley’s The Alive Are Amped for the Main Stage Spotlight at the 2023 Mill Valley Music Fest
The parents of Bastian Evans and Kai and Manoa Neukermans couldn’t have possibly given their children a better road map to potential hard rock stardom. But it’s a massive leap from appreciating and digging deeply into your parents’ record collection to turning it into a sound all of your own – and the trio that forms The Alive are well on their way to doing just that.
Mountain Play Returns With Nicole Helfer-Directed ‘Into the Woods’ – May 21-June 18
Directed and Choreographed by Nicole Helfer, and Music Direction by Daniel Alley, Into the Woods takes you on a journey with everyone’s favorite characters from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, as they navigate the woods in search of wishes fulfilled.
After a Four-Year Hiatus, Outdoor Art Club’s Garden Tour Returns – May 4
This year’s tour, on Thursday, May 4, features four estate gardens with hilltop vistas on Mill Valley’s historic Middle Ridge. The tour includes a four-acre property bordering Mt. Tam State Park with an extensive organic garden and heritage trees, a garden designer’s paradise with locally crafted sculptures and a hidden pool, and an English garden bursting with roses and a varmint-proof lettuce house.
Flour Craft Bakery at MVLY Yard Readies Easter-Passover Menu – Orders Close April 1
This week, they are serving up an Easter- Passover menu. All items are available now for online ordering with pickup at the shop on Saturday, April 8, including those ridiculously good-looking hot cross buns at left (photo credit Erin Scott from Flour Craft Bakery & Cafe Cookbook, 2021).
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The Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is located in the historic Depot building, right on the downtown Plaza. Painting courtesy of Linda Rosso Studio.