Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area July 30-31.
The unusual and intrguing artwork in the main window of Gallery Bergelli on Magnolia Avenue is certainly enough to make passers-by stop and take a look. Why not take a closer look at Tim Weldon's paintings and mixed media artwork in the exhibition "Duende: Junkyard Melodies?"
The Marin County artist finds inspiration in what some people might call junk, giving the items new use and new life. He adds color by painting on old cookie sheets, camera lenses and signs and works with sound and light.
Meet Weldon at the gallery on August 4, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and watch him work with a demonstration during the artist's reception. The exhibition continues through August 22.
Check the or Announcements for more things to do, or to post your own activities. Meanwhile, here are a few things to enjoy today and tomorrow:
• Rock On @ The Larkspur Library: The Larkspur Library will host a Rock Music Presentation delivered by Rock Historian, Richie Unterberger, on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Unterberger will show two solid hours of rare Beatles clips, spanning their entire career, with a ten minute intermission. This presentation is in conjuction with Unterberger’s book, The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film. This event is free.
• Hoop It Up: The National Academy of Sports and Larkspur Recreation Department invite you to take your best shot at the Hoop it Up Camp! Whether you are a beginner of advanced player, the drills taught at this camp will help you improve your game. Come work on all the fundamentals of your game; footwork, passing, ball-handling and defense. Fun challenges, games and daily competitions in a positive and energetic environment. This camp can also be a half day camp from 9 a.m. to noon. Please remember registration is required before the camp. The fee is $160 for the full-day camp or $110 for the half-day camp. Both camps go on all week long.
• How To Be A Successful Parent: Larkspur psychologist Madeline Levine, Ph.D., has no problem with parents who dote on their children, but keep it in perspective, she advises. Levine has been a practicing clinical psychologist in Marin County for the past 25 years. She is the author of Viewing Violence and See No Evil: A Guide to Protecting Our Children from Media Violence.
Levine brings her latest book, Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, to Book Passage in Corte Madera on Monday at 7 p.m. This new book is a toolbox for parents, providing information, relevant research and a series of exercises to help parents clarify a definition of success in line with their own values as well as their children’s interests and abilities. Teach Your Children Well is a must-read for parents and educators.
• Children's Reading Time: It's storytime for parents and their little toddlers. The Larkspur Library is hosting the SHARE program in which kids read to dogs on Tuesday, starting at 11 a.m. The Corte Madera Library welcomes Mother Goose on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Both events are perfect for children up to 24-30 months old.
• Prenatal Yoga: Exercise your body and soothe your soul during pregnancy. Drop by YogaWorks Larkspur for a prenatal yoga class on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. Meet other pregnant women and enjoy a circle of support. Please contact Janna Barkin directly for more information about prenatal yoga, mom and baby yoga, and also childbirth preparation classes at 415-898-3555, or email@example.com. The cost is $22.