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This Weekend in Mill Valley: Oct. 1-3

It's all about sun, fun and the '80s in this weekend's calendar

Soak up the warm weather this weekend with events designed to get you out and about and flexing your muscles for a good cause. Later, when the sun goes down, you can get your dance on with performances by two '80s bands.

Help raise funds for Zero Breast Cancer by participating in the Dipsea Breast Cancer Hike/Run Lite Saturday. The six-mile hike/run begins at 8 a.m. at Old Mill Park, follows the Dipsea Steps and ends back at the park with a picnic, music, complimentary massages and prizes.

Enjoy a free bicycle education workshop on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Tamalpais Valley Community Center. Organized by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, parents and kids in grades two through eight will learn about proper safety equipment, how to navigate city streets and ways to gain confidence to ride independently.

Rock out with The English Beat at 142 Throckmorton Theatre Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This '80s band is known for its eclectic mix of soul, reggae, pop and punk. Tickets are $20-$23.

British songwriter Nick Lowe is best known for penning the songs "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," made popular by Elvis Costello, and "Cruel to Be Kind." See him perform with a full band at The Woods Music Hall Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Performances of In the Red and Brown Water have been extended through Oct. 10 at the Marin Theatre Company. The first of playwright Tarrell Alvin McCraney's trilogy Brother/Sister, Part I tells the story of Oya, who must choose between her dying mother and her dreams of escape. Parts II and III will later be performed in San Francisco by the Magic Theatre and the American Conservatory Theatre.

You can pick up some cool frames at the Francis Klein eyeglasses trunk show at Rims & Goggles, swap your homegrown vegetables for something else at the Marin Open Garden Veggie Exchange program at Boyle Park or take your kids to Family Storytime at the library.

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