Red Barn Productions
On Saturday, December 7, there will be a benefit performance for the new performing arts group, Red Barn Productions, and West Marin Coastal Radio, at 8 p.m. at the Pt. Reyes Red Barn.
Theater, music and dance artists will be featured, including musicians Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jon Bernson and Banana Levinger; actor Gene Ptak; Anima Mundi Dance Company; and the Latin Theater group Luminarias.
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 663-9177 for more information.
New Teachers At COM
Eleven new full-time faculty members have been hired at College of Marin, including Bill Albright, ceramics; Frank Crosby, film; Kathleen Symth and Sidne Horton, P.E.; Donna Monahan and John Sutherland, English; George Golitzin and Mike Schuetz, math; Julie Driscoll and Jeannie Langinger, nursing; and Korey Yamagata, auto technology.
Russian Ecology Slide Lecture At Audubon
A program on Russia's Lake Baikal will be presented Friday, December 6, 8:00 p.m. at Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary and Center, 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon.
The 400-mile lake and its snow-capped watershed are home to 1,800 species, and the lake contains almost 20% of the world's fresh water. Since the dawning of the conservation movement in Russia, Lake Baikal has become the rallying point for national park development, species protection, pollution control and an emerging environmental ethic.
This program will be presented by a former biology teacher and past National Park naturalist, who joined the first ecological investigation of Lake Baikal for the Advancement of Science in September, 1995.
One or more education scholarships of $500 to $2,000 will be awarded to Marin County residents in 1997 by the Buck Institute for Education. The awards are made on the basis of merit and community involvement. Forms are available through the counseling offices in county high schools and community colleges, or by writing or calling the Institute: 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato 94949, 883-0122.
Valley Holiday Festival
San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center will hold their 27th annual Holiday Art Festival Friday, December 6 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This long-standing fundraiser supports the Cultural Center's Human Services; Performing, Visual and Literary Arts programs; a co-op preschool and day care center; office space for community organizations; and special events.
There will be music from Schawkie Roth, Martin Fierro, Sister Soul, Terry Garthwaite and Village Voices; craft booths and art workshops; a silent auction; Santa Claus and elves; food and free massages.
The Cultural Center is at 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., 5 miles west of Fairfax. No admission fee. Call 488-9385 for more information.
African Solstice Celebration
On December 21 at the Fairfax Pavilion, there will be a benefit for Mbongi Dance Theater with a performance by the Nautilus Students of Congolese Dance and Song at 8 p.m., followed by a dance party with Mbongi Dance Theater and Aiye at 9 p.m. All ages are invited. Smoke- and alcohol-free environment. Crafts and musical instruments will be offered for sale. Tickets are $10 at the door, $6 for students. Call 488-1954 for more information.