Events + Happenings

Local events in Marin County and the North Bay.

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Farmer’s Markets are part of the Marin lifestyle, being a weekly – or biweekly – destination for many Marin residents.  The newest market to join the lineup will be a Thursday evening Farmer’s Market in Ross Common. The new market will be Marin’s ninth Farmer’s Market – but a first for Ross, California.  This weekly event will be one of the smallest in Marin, but will be a welcome addition to the community.

The Ross Farmer’s Market will run on Thursday evenings, 4 to 8 p.m., June through September – beginning after Ross School goes on summer break to ease traffic problems. Initially about a dozen vendors will be selling fruits and vegetables.  Possibly other food related items, such as olive oils and condiments will be added, along with prepared foods

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Is that old computer, monitor, fax machine, copier, VCR or telephone system taking up too much space?    Are you looking for a safe and convenient way to dispose of your old electronic waste in Marin County, California?

If so, look no further than the upcoming E-Waste Recycling Event in Marin.      The Marin Sustainability Team is sponsoring this special event which will enable you to safely dispose of your E-waste which is no longer accept at the landfill.    All e-waste items (both broken and unbroken!) are welcome and there is no limit to the number of e-waste items you can recycle.

Free recycling is offered for the following items:
VCR's Cell Phones Telephones
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northgate mall in san rafael california

A good thing just keeps getting better -- in San Rafael at least.  The Marin Civic Center is about to undergo renovation and first on the agenda is a revamped Farmers Market.  Currently located in a parking lot, this popular event will find a permanent home in a new structure designed to accommodate vendors both indoors and out, offering protection from the elements, but retaining the current fun, carnival-like atmosphere.  The vision includes expanding the Farmers Market to three days a week, creating space for a small restaurant, and including a wider variety of vendors.

The Farmers Market isn’t the only thing in San Rafael that is getting an overhaul.  The Mall at Northgate is scheduled for what planners characterize as a major “reinvention” and

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Showcasing the best of Bay Area design, the San Francisco Winter Market:  World View is the design extravaganza of the year.  With entries from the American Institute of Architects, landscape architects, and interior designers, this is one of the top design trade events in the country.

Small Firms, Great Projects Exhibition

One venue provides the opportunity to see the diversity of residential design and architecture available throughout San Francisco, Marin County, and the greater Bay Area.

Date:  January 14-25, 2008
Time:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place:  Galleria Atrium @ 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco

Small Firms, Great Projects Opening Party
This gala, benefit for the Center for Architecture and Design, is a celebration of architecture.  The evening

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Marin Modern Real Estate, an independent  residential real estate brokerage and leading authority on modern and mid-century modern homes in Marin and San Francisco County, announced the opening of a new office in San Rafael, California.   

Founded by a top-producing REALTOR® formerly with Keller Williams Realty, Marin Modern Real Estate assists buyers and sellers of residential properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Since the company’s inception, Marin Modern Real Estate has garnered both local and national recognition for their in-depth knowledge and experience marketing and selling modern and mid-century modern residential architecture throughout the Bay Area.  While the company has established itself as a definitive leader for buying and selling

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Bay Area Modernists should not miss this weekend's Deco the Halls event which represents the largest Modernism and Art Deco sale in the United States.

This event features over 200 exhibitors that specialize in all things art deco, modern, streamline moderne, art nouveau, vintage western and mid-century modern.     Attendees will have an opportunity to browse and purchase a variety of items including furniture, art, pottery, jewelry, pottery, books vintage clothing and other accessories.   

In addition to the sale event, attendees have an opportunity to participate in a number of other fun-filled events including:
  • San Francisco Art Deco Architectural Walking Tour - The Art Deco Society of California will sponsor a walking tour on Saturday and
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Finding the right preschool for your kids in Marin County can be a time-consuming and laborious process.  Fortunately, help is on the way for Marin County residents interested in learning about a number of schools and preschool programs in one central location.

The Marin Child Care Council will be hosting a Marin Preschool Fair on Wednesday, November 7, 2007.    During this event, parents and children will have an opportunity to learn about preschool programs available in Marin from 38 different preschools.   

If you would like to attend this one-stop shopping event to explore your Marin preschool options, event and venue details are as follows:


WHEN:       Wednesday, November 7, 2007
                     7:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE:    Osher Marin Jewish
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Modern landscape design buffs should mark their calendars for the Thomas Church event in Sonoma which is scheduled for this Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 2-8pm.  

This special event honoring the father of modern, California Style landscape architecture will include a series of lectures followed by a tour of the Donnel Gardens  in Sonoma which Thomas Church designed in 1948.

Speakers and panel members for this unique event include:

  • Zahid Sardar, SF Chronicle Design Editor
  • Marc Treib, U. of CA - Berkeley, Prof. of Architecture & Landscape Historian
  • Waverly Lowell, U. of CA - Berkeley, Curator of Environmental Design Archives
  • JC Miller, Rohston Hanamoto Alley & Abey, Landscape Architect
  • Pam-Anela Messenger,
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Eichler Tour

Midcentury home connoisseurs should not miss this years Eichler Home Tour in Marin County which will feature classic Joseph Eichler properties throughout San Rafael, California.   

The 2007 Eichler Tour will take place over 2 days and is expected to feature approximately 2-dozen Eichlers in both the Lucas Valley and Terra Linda neighborhoods of San Rafael.    This annual event will benefit the Hospice by the Bay and will include a self-guided walking (& driving!) tour of numerous 1950s & 1960s ranch homes built by Eichler Homes, Inc. as well as an exotic car show. 

Similar to last years tour,  you can expect to see a variety of Eichler floorplans and properties, including magnificently updated homes as well as original Eichler homes that have

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Well, after many months of research and hard work, I am happy to present you with the new Marin Modern website. Please be sure to cruise through the website thoroughly and let us know if there is an architect or home that you think would make a good addition to the modern pages. New architects and homes are always popping up and I am always looking to add more valuable info. Be sure to also check out my pages about prefab and green homes in Marin as well.
 
Right now there are some really superb homes on the market in Marin. A home designed by Henry Hill just came up Tuesday and a Swatt Architects home came up on the market yesterday. The cool listings are getting pretty hot so if you are looking for a modern gem then you may be in luck this month. Most…
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