The Coastal Post - June, 1997

PR June 97

Health And Harmony Festival

Come and join the celebration at the 19th annual Health and Harmony Music and Arts Festival June 14th and 15th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Northern California's largest outdoor music festival and arts and crafts fair features a Health and Environmental Exposition, over 500 booths, Natural Foods Sampling and Organic Wine Tasting, a High Tech Arena and a Goddess Temple.

Also featured are rock 'n roll, jazz, blues, motown, reggae, cajun, and world beat music groups, according to the following schedule:

Saturday, June 14th

Zero, Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band, and the Sundogs. Special guest: Shakti Gawain

Sunday, June 15th

Tuck & Patti, Pride & Joy, Makka and a drum circle. Special guest: Dan Millman

Call 707-547-9355 for more information.

Youth Volunteers Needed For Mt. Tam

Marin County middle and high school students are encouraged to help maintain the natural beauty of Mt. Tam by working on projects like bridge building, trail maintenance and erosion control. Call 479-5660 for more information.

Needlework And Lace Exhibit

A view of Marin's past through needlework, embroidery, and lace is being held by the Marin County Historical Society at the Boyd Gatehouse Museum from May 15 through September 20.

On display will be handmade clothing, bibelots (hand-painted snuff bottles, beaded purses) and handmade quilts depicting historical events. Of special interest are the embroidered carriage coat worn in the 1890s by Mrs. William Barron of Ross, and an early quilt made with a piece from Mary Lincoln's shroud.

The Marin Lacemakers will offer a workshop and demonstration at the reception on Sunday, June 22 from 1-3 p.m.

The museum is located at 1125 B St., San Rafael, and is open for tours every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Call 454-8538 for more information.

Free Poetry Contest

The U.S. National Library of Poetry has announced that $48,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the North American Open Poetry Contest. The deadline is July 15. Every poem entered also has a chance to be published in a deluxe, hardbound anthology.

To enter, send one original poem, any subject and style, to The National Library of Poetry, Suite 1992, 1 Poetry Plaza, Ownings Mills, MD 21117-6282, or go to www.poetry.com. The poem should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked or sent via the Internet by July 15, 1997. A new contest opens July 16.

The National Library of Poetry, founded in 1982, is the largest poetry organization in the world.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinics' Gala Fundraiser

Haight Ashbury Free Clinics will commemorate 30 years of free health care service to Bay Area residents, as well as celebrate their anticipated move to Haight Street's Christian Science Church building, with "Building for the Future," the Free Clinics' 30th anniversary dinner and auction on Saturday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery at Market in San Francisco.

Beginning with a silent auction during cocktail hour, the evening follows with a sumptuous sit-down dinner and awards presentation. Named for their contributions to the community served by the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, honorees include Project Open Hand, Dr. Dean Edell, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ernest Bloomfield, Michael Stephanian, the late Dr. Irving Klompus, Daniel Kotabe and Marie Mangini.

The Haight Ashbury Free Clinics first opened in 1967 in response to the needs of the young people living in the neighborhood during the Summer of Love. Since then it has expanded to provide a wealth of free, quality health care services to those who cannot pay for medical care.

Current programs include the Free Medical Clinic; Women's Needs Center; Drug Detox, Rehab and Aftercare; the Smith House and Smith-Ryan residential detox for women who are HIV-positive and substance abusing respectively; Jail Psychiatric Services; and the mobile Rock Medicine which goes to concerts and public events.

"Building for the Future" is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. Tickets are $100 each (50% of which is tax-deductible), available by calling 487-2667 or 487-3667.

Tai Chi In Olema

Tai Chi classes are offered on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Olema Campground, taught by Mark Johnson. Call 663-0330 for more information.

Wednesday Night Skate

Join Marin in-line skaters for the Wednesday Night Skate from Larkspur Landing to the College of Marin and return via multi-use paths. We meet at 6:30 in front of Berman's Restaurant. Bring your own skates and protective gear, or rent equipment at Demo-Ski, 1101 Francisco Blvd. in San Rafael, which is giving special discount to participants.

Occasionally, Team Tecnica will be on hand with demonstrations of top-of-the-line performance equipment.

For more information, call Demo-Ski and Sport at 454-3500.

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