Longtime Mill Valley-based indie record label Bright Antenna, founded by novelist and filmmaker Tiffanie DeBartolo in 2007, has been curating and spotlighting fantastic bands in the Bay Area and well beyond the region. DeBartolo is set to collaborate with another Mill Valley music dynamo with a showcase of two Bright Antenna bands – Windser and Akira Galaxy – at the Sweetwater Music Hall on Dec. 11th.
On Dec. 9, O’Hanlon is hosting a winter fundraiser and party. The event is free but they request that people register in advance. A centerpiece of the event is an array of Altered books are on silent auction – auction will close at 8pm. There will be small craft sale in the Loft as well. O’Hanlon will have food provided by a wide range of local restaurants, including Mill Valley Market, Whole Foods, Good Earth Natural Foods, Piazza D’Angelo, Mamahuhu, the Depot Cafe and more.
Mill Valley Mayor Urban Carmel, a TAM committee member, said he is concerned about how many taxes Marin residents face. The measure “would really need to demonstrate what people are going to get from this and in very, very concrete terms,” he said. “Are we going to get bus services that are actually every 20 minutes, or are we going to get what we have today where there’s literally zero buses in the middle of the day?” he said.
The Choir of Our Saviour in Mill Valley is preparing for the Advent-Christmas cycle, including a lessons and carols service on Sunday, December 10th, and their Christmas Eve Mass on the 24th. “We welcome your voice!” says music director Michael Gilbertson. “Invite your friends!”
Sheryl Daane Chesnut finds inspiration in nature’s beauty, from its intricate details to satellite vistas. She explores the ordered chaos within natural processes, such as fractal patterns seen in ocean waves, snowflakes, crystals, algae, and river networks. These qualities infuse her painting, shaping her creative vision. Isabelle Maynard finds joy in immersing herself in the beauty of both bustling cities and the tranquility of nature. These diverse environments serve her as a rich source of inspiration.
The linchpin of the Housing Element, at least initially, is the 1 Hamilton plan, which goes before the Planning Commission on Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30 pm at City Hall. The Planning Commission will be asked to take action to recommend approval to the City Council regarding final actions on the project. Also, during this hearing the Commission will review and provide input on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.
Jason Crosby will once again get into the holiday spirit this December, right here in Mill Valley. The multi-instrumentalist will perform A Holiday Tribute to Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley’s venerable live music institution and one of the most exciting live music venues in Bay Area history on December 17.
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In the interests of spreading more joy than ever – and with the grateful support of our partners at Mill Valley Recreations’ Mill Valley Community Center, we’re expanding Winterfest across two dates. On the Downtown Plaza on Sunday, Dec. 3, we’ll have yet another fantastic lineup of singers, dancers and musicians to perform from approximately 5-6pm. Two weeks later at the Community Center, we’ll have another lineup of great performances, great activities, food trucks, a beverage program for adults and kiddos alike, and much more.