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A Bonanza of Delight, Artistry & Imagination: Here’s a Rundown of the Delicious Food, Manzanita Market Products & Amazing Activities at the 2023 Mill Valley Music Fest
A lineup of 10 dynamite bands that will keep you dancing long before and long after the Mill Valley Music Fest on May 13-14? Check 1. Eleven phenomenal food vendors keeping your belly full while you dance the days away? Check 2. An incredible array of makers, creators, retailers, nonprofit organizations and much more? Yes yes. We’re unveiling the roster of amazingly creative food vendors and Manzanita Market participants, a must-have on any festival-goers’ menu.
Homegrown & Going Places – Anna Harrell Is Set to Perform on the Sweetwater Stage at the 2023 MV Music Fest
I gained the confidence to see that I don’t just have to be in musicals and play someone else, but I can create my own music and share that with people,” says Harrell, who counts Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac – “that unique sound and the depth of their lyrics is always something I try to emulate,” as well as John Mayer, Lennnon Stella and the Beatles among her influences.
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.
Seager Gray Gallery Showcases Leslie Allen’s ‘Minding Paint Thru April
Leslie Allen’s paintings are a testament to a life immersed in culture. The paintings contain deft references to art history, literature and an abiding love of music. A cello player, Allen’s most lyrical paintings surely take their cue from music. She paints with an ear for rhythm, tone and a love of subtle crescendos of movement and form. She shares Kandinsky’s belief in hearing as well as seeing as a way to make art. “Form itself,” said Kandinsky, “even if completely abstract … has its own inner sound.”
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.
Earth Day Marin Celebrates Climate Action and Creativity on April 23, 1– 5pm
Earth Day Marin is a free, family-friendly event that engages thousands of people in creative activities, art, music, talks and booths about climate action.
Mill Valley Golf Course to Host ‘Tee Off for Education’ Event to Benefit Tam High Foundation & Kiddo! – June 4, 7am-6pm
Now the operators of the course are looking to give back in a big way. They’re hosting “Tee Off for Education,” an event on June 4, a joint fundraiser benefiting the Tam High Foundation and Kiddo! – students from kindergarten through high school.
Watershed, Agricultural Institute of Marin & Stemple Creek Ranch Team for a ‘Food, Wine & Friends’ Event at MV Lumber Yard – April 4
Watershed and the Agricultural Institute of Marin are teaming up for AIM’s Supper Club, a “Food, Wine & Friends” event on Tuesday, April 4 at Watershed. Doors open at 6pm, with seating at 7pm. No-Host bar.
Have Your Say: Marin Magazine Opens Up Voting for the 2023 Best of Marin County Honors
In no uncertain terms, Marin Magazine readers made one thing crystal clear in 2022: they love them some 94941. The magazine is ramping up its 2023 ‘Best Of’ Marin issue and is seeking your votes across a host of categories.
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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.