This Weekend in Mill Valley: June 3-5

From lasagna and music to hands-only CPR and some dynamite author readings, our events calendar has you covered for this weekend's to-do list.


It may happen across a dinner table or on a bar stool or at a bus stop - the realization that you are in the midst of someone who really knows how to tell a story. We are bringing that experience to the Mill Valley Public Library. Join us for evening of real people telling real-life stories in the Main Reading Room; raw and without notes. We have invited an eclectic line up of guests to tell ten-minute true stories based on the theme “What Went Wrong?” 
To add to the excitement, the evening will include an open mic story telling session, where anything can happen. Here’s your chance to flex your oratory chops and tell us “What Went Wrong”. Names will be drawn from a hat and five entrants will get to speak for five minutes each. The only rules: stories must be true and told without using notes. A three judge panel, made up of audience members, will award 1st place. Wine reception at 6 p.m. Stories begin at 7 p.m.
Story Tellers include: Joyce Maynard, author, journalist and Mill Valley resident; Jeff Greenwald, travel writer; Kari Kiernan, writer and Mill Valley native; Anthony Bedard, guitarist, drummer and talent booker; Naomi Newman, playwright, director, actress and Mill Valley Millie Award winner.

If you go: Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave. Call 415-389-4292 x203 to pre-register. Registration is recommended.


Local student bands are featured in this festive evening of fun, food and music. Bring the whole family and keep on rockin!

If you go: Lasagne and music is $7, music only is $3. Doors open at 6 pm, and music starts at 6:30 p.m. at , 203 Marin Ave.


Poetry/Music is a program of orchestral music inspired by poetry. A Mill Valley Philharmonic concert “docent” will read poetry excerpts related to Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Ibsen’s Peer Gynt;  Berlioz’s Harold in Italy inspired by Lord Byron’s poem, and featuring Claudia Campazzo on viola;  Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage inspired by Goethe.

Mill Valley Philharmonic’s featured work is a world premiere of poet Jane Hirshfield and composer Clark Suprynowicz’s collaborative new work, Tectonic. Inspired by the image of Mt. Talampais, Tectonic is an interplay of Hirshfield’s poetry and Suprynowicz’s orchestral music. Hirshfield will read her poems, and Suprynowicz will be present at the concerts.
If you go: This free program is from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at , 410 Sycamore Ave in Mil Valley.


“Hands Only” CPR can be as effective as traditional methods that require mouth to mouth breathing.The Marin County Emergency Medical Services Agency, in collaboration with local public safety agencies and ambulance providers, is sponsoring several “Hands-Only” CPR training events across the County on Saturday.  In just a few minutes, anyone that stops by the designated locations can learn these new CPR techniques that can literally save a life. Last year over 700 people were training in this technique during the one-day event.

If you go: This free training is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and takes place all over Marin. The CPR locations in and near Mill Valley include the , (Redwood Highway Frontage Road) and Vista Point (on the North side of the Golden Gate Bridge).


The public is invited to tour four private gardens in Mill Valley, San Anselmo, and Tiburon through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. Visitors begin the self-guided tour at any of the participating gardens, where directions to each additional property will be available.

If you go: Admission to each private garden is $5, Open Days are rain or shine, and no reservations are required. The tour is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 1-888-842-2442, or visit www.opendaysprogram.org for more information.


Join us on Sunday at , as the first Marin County semi-pro women's soccer team, the North Bay FC Wave, takes on the San Francisco Nighthawks. Come hungry as all the concession profits will benefit Center for Domestic Peace.

If you go: Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. The game starts at 5 p.m. at the Tamalpais High School Field, 700 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. For more information email the Wave at www.wave@wpsl.info.

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