Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Oct. 2-3:
Join former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass for an evening of poetry Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Dominican University to benefit Poetry Flash — California’s best calendar for happenings, reviews and commentary.
The evening also includes Gillian Conoley, editor and founder of Volt magazine, and professor at Sonoma State University, and Giovanni Singleton, winner of the 2012 California Book Award for Poetry for an inspired evening of poetry.
This benefit reading will help sustain the 40-year tradition of outstanding literary news offered by the Bay Area’s own Poetry Flash. The evening is cosponsored by Book Passage of Corte Madera.
• History Night In Kentfield: The recently-formed Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society is scheduled to meet Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bacich Community Center at Bacich School, 699 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
One of the major topics of the meeting, open to all Kentfield and Greenbrae residents, will be the planning of a 2014 centennial celebration of the opening of Kent School. Tuesday's meeting will also include comments by Bob Caine, former Kentfield School District superintendent, on the reasons for the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society and presentations on the history of the area.
• Children's Storytime: Let's not forget how reading is FUNdamental for children, too. There are a variety of reading groups for young children and their parents around town. Mother Goose is on the loose at the Corte Madera Library every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for storytime for babies 0-24 months old, with a parent or caregiver. The Larkspur Library offers fun for babies and toddlers, with songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes and very short stories just right for this age group. Pottery Barn Kids and Barnes & Noble Booksellers also offer children's storytimes.
• Organic Pumpkin Patch: Organic heirloom pumpkins from Marin’s Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas, are now available at the Marin Country Mart! There are two pumpkin patch locations, one in front of Three Twins Ice Cream, and the second every Saturday at the farmers market. Buy traditional Howden Jack-o-lanterns for carving, or Cinderella Pumpkins, which are great for carving, but also delicious for eating. This is an honor system pumpkin patch (open all day, every day), there is a payment box at the patch, and prices are set as a flat rate by size, small ($5), medium ($10), large ($15).
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