School Fuel sponsors their annual softball tournament. Come out and cheer the guys Friday evening in the championship game. Play ball!
If you go: This free game is at 6:30 p.m. on Campus Field 1 at , 1800 Ignacio Blvd. in Novato.
Back by popular demand, Juke Joint is an experienced six-piece horn band playing Memphis Soul and R&B. It featues soulful vocals, dynamic brass lines, tasteful guitar and a driving beat all flavored with some bues harp to make us want to get on our dancin' shoes and get shakin'.
If you go: This free music is from 6:30-9 p.m. at , 366 Ignacio Blvd. in Novato. Some chairs will be provided but it's recommended that you bring your own as the seats go early.
Homecoming Week is in full swing as students are showing their school spirit dressing up behind the theme of “Music Mayhem.” The fun continues all week leading up to the Homecoming Rally on Friday morning followed by the annual senior class barbecue at lunch for all students. Then at 6 p.m. Friday Night, the Homecoming Parade will begin with the traditional route along San Carlos Way leading to the school. The class floats and homecoming court will be on display until they enter the grounds of San Marin for the start of the Homecoming Pep Rally slated to start at 6:30 p.m. The rally will introduce the members of the team and homecoming court. Dinner will be served by the leadership class from the new fieldhouse/concession stand complex.
Saturday morning starts the Homecoming games vs. Marin Catholic. The freshmen kick off at 9:30 a.m., JV at 11:30 a.m. and the highly anticipated showdown between the two varsity squads kicks off at 2 p.m. The homecoming queen will be announced at halftime of the game (around 3 p.m.). The day concludes with the Homecoming Dance running from 8-11 p.m. in which the homecoming king will be announced. The San Marin community is invited to come out to support the festivities. Go Mustangs!
If you go: The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Friday night along San Carlos Way and leading to San Marin High School. Saturday’s game kicks off at 2 p.m. at , 15 San Marin Drive in Novato.
The Blue Star Moms of Marin are collecting for holiday care packages to send to our troops serving overseas on Saturday at Diablo Ave. in Novato. A shopping list of the items most needed by the troops will be provided; food items such as non-perishable healthy snacks, instant oatmeal, crackers, cans of tuna, drink mixes and toiletries, (preferably travel size) chapstick, foot powders and eye drops are always appreciated by the troops. Cash donations to offset the cost of shipping and cards and letters from home are most welcome!
If you go: The Blue Star Moms will be collecting items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at , 900 Diablo Ave. in Novato. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information call 415-883-8177.
Take a slow walk up to the ridge top and enjoy a picnic dinner while you look and listen for creatures of the night. Learn about owls, bats coyotes, and many other animals that start their “day” just as the sun sets. They request that no animals (except service animals) attend.
If you go: This free walk is from 5-7:30 p.m. at Deer Island. Naturalist David Herlocker will lead the walk; for questions, contact him at (415) 893-9508 or email@example.com. Heavy rain, high wind, and/or high fire danger may cancel outings. To see if an outing is cancelled, call (415) 893-9527 on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message. To find Deer Island from Highway 101, take the Atherton Avenue/San Marin Drive exit east on Atherton Avenue, turn right at Olive Avenue, and turn left at Deer Island Road.
Forget prequels, forget Episode IV: A New Hope titles. This was Star Wars as it was in 1977 — a stand-alone phenomenon of galactic proportions, the original game-changing space epic that had people lining up for blocks all across America in an era without Internet or video at home! Yes, that funky '70s summer the world met Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie and Darth for the very first time. Nobody was related, princesses were snarky and roguish heroes shot first!
If you go: The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. and is projected on the side of the , 520 Palm Drive in Novato and transmitted over the FM band (88.3 FM). North Bay Mobile Drive-In operates totally via donations and even has a small concession snack bar at each performance, in addition to raffle prizes and special presentations during the intro and intermission segments. Come early for good parking spots or seating (and drive very slowly) if you plan on watching this free film from your car; access to the parking lot closes when the movie starts. Additionally, there's space up front for blankets and chairs. For more information click here.
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Come on over for an autumn celebration and loads of plants at the . They will have organic plants, produce and fresh cut flowers for sale, tastings, tours and live music. Fun for the whole family.
If you go: The event is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at , 1800 Ignacio Blvd. in Novato. The Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden is a 5.8-acre organic farm and is the first sustainable agriculture education and training center of its kind in the region. Free parking available at the end of campus in lot 8.
Please join the Brego Foundation for their first annual fund raiser, a good old fashioned barn raising event. Their featured guest will be Alex Brown, author of "Greatness and Goodness, Barbaro and His Legacy". Alex will be speaking about his experience initiating the Fans of Barbaro Community, his book and doing a book signing. They will also be featuring one of their favorite local bands, Acoustic Son.
If you go: Tickets are $100 and includes two drink tickets from the bar, a fabulous buffet including pulled pork, barbecued chicken, cornbread, salad and dessert as well as entry into a raffle for an iPad 2. To purchase tickets click here. The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the , 224 Vintage Way in Novato.
Please R.S.V.P. The Brego Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of former racehorses, raising awareness of the plight of “the unwanted horse” and engaging in community programs and outreach to drive proactive change in the horse/human relationship.
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