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Art, Santa, Wine and Design This Week in And Around Mill Valley

Plenty of holiday cheer and more in Mill Valley this week. Here is the Patch Top 5 pick for this week.

Artists Within, A Cedars Gallery, 603 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo will host Portraits Open House.
Artists Within, A Cedars Gallery, 603 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo will host Portraits Open House.

1. Winemaker Dinner at Tiburon Tavern

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:00 PM

Tiburon Tavern, 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon

Enjoy a Winemaker Dinner at Tiburon Tavern with Winemaker Matt Smith on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Indulge in a selection of entrees, each dish thoughtfully paired with an exquisite wine: Smoked Trout and Shaved Apple Salad with 2012 Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Sunchoke Soup with 2011 Grand Reserve Chardonnay, Seared Diver Dayboat Scallop with 2012 Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Duo of Venison with 2010 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta with 2011 Vintner’s Reserve Riesling. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and will be $75 per person. Make sure to call 415.435.5996 for reservations – 48 hours advanced reservation required.

2. WILL DURST'S BOOMERAGING: FROM LSD TO OMG

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 8:00 PM

THROCKMORTON THEATRE @ 142 THROCKMORTON AVE MILL VALLEY

The man the Oregonian called “the thinking man’s comic,”Will Durst, is proud to announce his first one-man show since the acclaimed “Elect to Laugh,” ran for 41 weeks in San Francisco in 2012. “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, is an uproarious tribute to the joys, achievements, frustrations, and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. In this rollicking 85 minute heartfelt monologue, Durst encourages his chronologically gifted brethren to refuse to grow old in the face of gravity no matter how many times they forget their online banking security question.
"SO FUNNY THAT I FOUND MYSELF ON THE VERGE OF UNCONTROLLABLE, HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER!"  ~ SF EXAMINER

$18 General Admission
$23 General Day of Show
$30 Reserved Seating 

3. Design Your Life Intensive - For the Non-Profit Woman Leader

Friday, December 13, 2013, 8:30 AM

Mill Valley, CA - detailed instructions provided upon registration

This annual intensive workshop is designed for the professional non-profit woman leader.  It is a brilliant combination of personal and professional and where grace meets power.   At this workshop you will have the opportunity to take a powerful plunge and access your inner wisdom.   You will register and celebrate your accomplishments for 2013 and design an inspiring vision for your business and personal life in 2014.  We have designed our annual workshops this year with specific themes (The non-profit leader, Entrepreneur and Time for Change).  This workshop will have special modules to address the challenges and opportunities of being a Non-Profit Woman Leader.  The workshop is limited to nine participants don't miss the opportunity to participate in this intimate environment with like minded professionals.  

Register for this workshop at:   http://hansencoachingandconsulting.com/design-your-life/

Learn more about your Master Coach and Facilitator Gerry Hansen at: http://hansencoachingandconsulting.com/bio/

4. Opening Reception: Portraits

Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:00 PM

Artists Within, A Cedars Gallery, 603 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo

Cedars artists capture the spirits, expressions and personalities of close friends, idols, and mentors in a tenderly rendered new collection of portraits. The time-honored tradition of portrait making meets its inspired match with the unique and modern vision of Cedars artists. Join us for a reception honoring Cedars artists and plan to stay and complete your holiday shopping! Friday, December 13 from 5-7 p.m.

Artist Within is presented by The Cedars of Marin. The Cedars of Marin supports artists, weavers, and craftspeople with developmental disabilities to explore their creative inspirations and master new skills. Since 1919, Cedars has provided day and residential programs that offer an opportunity to live creative, productive, joyous lives. 

5. Holiday Celebration at the Marin Country Mart

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:00 AM

Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle

Celebrate the holidays at the Marin Country Mart and Farmers' Market, on December 14, from 9 am -2 pm. The celebration will be packed with fun, family-friendly activities. Join us for writing and sending a letter to Santa, complimentary photos with Santa, children's entertainment, holiday cookie decorating, pony rides, and face painting. Snack on festive holiday treats and beverages, including savory toddies for adults, Hoppy Holidaze beer from Marin Brewing Co. and pomegranate champagne cocktails. In addition to a great selection of farmers' market organic produce, pastured meats, artisan cheeses, baked goods, nuts, jams, confections, wreaths and holiday flowers, you can also shop for unique farm inspired locally made arts and crafts – perfect for holiday gifts.

Please consider taking part in our Holiday Toy Drive, presented by EcoMom Alliance of Marin. Donations of gently used & new toys will be accepted at The Farmers Market on December 1 and December 14 in the big farmers’ market tent. Donations benefit Marin City Community Services District & Homeward Bound of Marin. 

Come share the holiday spirit!

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