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This Weekend in Mill Valley: June 17-19

Film Night in the Park heads to Old Mill Park, the garden exchange is back in Boyle Park and a "bee-in" has pollinators on the mind. Check out those happenings and more in our events calendar.

Friday:

Film Night in the Park is back and is celebrating its 20th anniversary of its summertime tradition of presenting classic, cult favorites and family movies. Tonight it’s How to Train Your Dragon, set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't really fit in with his tribe's tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup soon meets a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

If you go: The film is free but donations are appreciated. Arrive by 8 p.m., the movie starts at dusk at , Throckmorton Ave & Old Mill Street. Bring blankets, pillows and low chairs to sit on. Popcorn, candy and sodas are for sale.

Saturday:

The mission of the Marin Open Garden Project is to connect people with their local foodshed and encourage sustainable living. Backyard gardeners are encouraged to bring their excess fruit, vegetables, flowers, seeds, seedlings, and other goodies to or Volunteer Park and trade your veggies with other gardeners.
If you go: The exchange begins at 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at , 11 East Drive and between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Volunteer Park at Melrose and Evergreen in Homestead Valley.

Saturday:

Robbin Thorp, a noted native pollinator specialist will speak on native bees and discuss the diversity of native bees at “A Celebration of the Bees,” in a community "bee-in." Master beekeeper and author Mea McNeil will discuss honey bees and  the Marin Beekeepers Association will have learning stations and demonstrations.  The celebration, sponsored by Savory Thymes, will also include tastings of local honey and a mead tasting. There will be live Celtic music and hors d’oeuvres.
If you go: Admission is $35 and can be bought here. The event is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillside Gardens, 221 Hillside Avenue in Mill Valley.

Saturday:

The monthly sale has a large collection of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS videos and audio books. Stop by and see the expansive collection of classical CDs. The books indoors are individually priced and include fiction in hard cover, soft cover and "trade" soft cover with thousands of gently used books in all genres. Outdoors there are hundreds of books priced at 25 cents for paperbacks and 50 cents for hard covers. Take some time and browse, you might find the perfect summer read.
If you go: The sale is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the , 375 Throckmorton Avenue.

Sunday:

Contemporary Opera Marin presents two fascinating forty-minute works performed in English. Albert Lortzing's 1832 sing-spiel The Life of Mozart transforms all genres of Mozart's music into delightful solo, ensemble, and choral numbers that ponder his relationship with teacher, competitor and possible nemesis, Antonio Salieri. Anna's Windows, a dramatic cantata by St. Hilary Music Director Vincent Stadlin, pays tribute to the ten magnificent stained glass windows of the church through song, dance, and spoken word.
If you go: General Admission: $20 or 3 for $45. 18 & Under: $5. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Drive in Tiburon.


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