Get Out! Weekend Planner for Sept. 9-11

From live music at the Smokehouse and the Novato Historical Guild’s annual picnic to a Black Tie and Jeans Dinner and a Service of Remembrance, there’s plenty to do this weekend in Novato.


Firewheel is known for their eclectic rock, blues, country and roots rock repertoire of current, classic and original music. Comprised of seasoned musicians,the band has merged its regional influences into a brand of Americana that transforms and energizes its songs with the drive of urban rock and the laid back feel of country and folk.

If you go: Tickets are $10 and the show is from 8:30-10 p.m. at the , 224 Vintage Way in Novato. For more information or for reservations, call (415) 899-9600.


The Novato Historical Guild hosts its Annual Picnic at Hamilton Field History Museum on Saturday. For a $5 donation, visitors will enjoy a barbecue lunch beginning at noon. At 1:30 p.m,, Preston Cook will present an entertaining and fascinating lecture about his American Bald Eagle collection, which consists of approximately 20,000 items in 65 categories (from maps to military ephemera to sculptures and beyond). If you choose not to come by for lunch, attending the lecture (and visiting the museum) is free.  Also, anyone interested in joining the and/or becoming a volunteer at either the Hamilton Field History Museum or the is extended a warm welcome!

If you go: Lunch costs $5 and begins at noon with the presentation by Preston Cook following at the , 555 Hangar Avenue in Novato.


annual Boots & Buckles Black Tie and Jeans Dinner Dance promises to be a fun evening featuring a gourmet dinner, silent auction, and live music. Home Brew and Dan Steadman play during the cocktail hour, and the Craig Caffall Band starts at 8 p.m.  Proceeds support Novato Horsemen, Inc., preserving our horse heritage for future generations through horsemanship education and club-sponsored events. 

If you go: Adult tickets at the door are $45 and $20 for juniors. For tickets and more information click here. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Novato Horsemen Club House, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.


Come on over to for their GIANT rummage sale.  There will be treasures galore and all monies raised will go to pay for 5th grade students to attend Walker Creek, an Outdoor Education School. It’s a win-win!

If you go: The sale is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the , 399 Alameda de la Loma in Novato.


Dirty car?  Come on over to Marin Coffee Roasters and have it cleaned!  St. Anthony's CYO Volleyball program is launching its first year in the Marin County league and you can support them!   

If you go: Car washes are $10 and open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the , 1551 S. Novato Blvd. in Novato.


Everyone is invited to attend a carnival with fun-filled games, prizes, popcorn, and cotton candy and to honor grandparents everywhere.

If you go:  The admission free event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the , 853 Tamalpais Ave. in Novato.


The Novato community is invited to share in a special remembrance for the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks, starting at 7 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church. This service will provide an opportunity for all to reflect, pray and remember those who died, those who survived, and those who served others during this difficult time in our nation.

If you go: The service is at 7 p.m. at , 2 San Marin Drive in Novato.

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