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Gourmet Adventure In Larkspur

Special wine and food evening at Tavern at Lark Creek; Science fun at Corte Madera Library; On the road to Machu Picchu.

Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Oct. 16-17:

Celebrated vintner Merry Edwards will bring her wine expertise and an impressive selection of wines to the Tavern at Lark Creek on Wednesday for a gourmet evening. She'll pair wines with a special menu featuring wild mushrooms crafted by Chef Aaron Wright. The six-course menu may either be ordered as a prix fixe chef’s menu ($60), or á la carte. Pairings will also be available as a prix fixe program ($55), or by the glass.

“An Evening with Merry Edwards” is a part of The Tavern at lark Creek’s Wild Mushroom and Pinot Noir celebration, happening throughout the month of October 2012.The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m.

Heralded as one of California’s first female winemakers, Edwards started her career at Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and went on to become the founding winemaker at Matanzas Creek, remaining there for nearly a decade. In 1997, family and friends joined her to found Merry Edwards Winery, with a focus on producing Pinot Noirs from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.

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• ADHD Awareness: Christine Pollock, M.S. and ADHD coach, will be at the Larkspur Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to present: “The Many Faces of ADHD.” Her presentation comes in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Week, Oct. 14-20.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a complex neurobiological disorder that affects millions of children and adults worldwide, yet 85 percent of those affected remain undiagnosed. The stigma and myths that surround ADHD often keep people from getting what they need — information and support that would help them manage their challenges and take better advantage of their strengths.

• Explore Science Month: The forecast is for stormy weather with a chance of lightning — inside the Corte Madera Library. The Corte Madera Library continues to celebrate Science Month on Tuesday, from 4-5 p.m., with a wild look at the weather and how tornadoes, lightning and other phenomena are formed.

• Literary Lunch: What do bookstore owners do with their spare time? Well, some of them write their own books. Louise Erdrich visits Book Passage in Corte Madera on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with her new book The Round House. Erdrich is the owner of an independent bookstore in Minnesota. The Round House is the latest entry in her trilogy.

• Adventure Tales: REI's Ron and Joan Breuch explored Machu Picchu and now they're back to share their adventures in a digital presentation of their recent journey with REI Adventures to this magnificent archeological site. The free presentation is Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the temporary Community Room in the Corte Madera Town Center.

• Caregivers Need Support Too Everyone needs someone to lean on now and then, right? Caregivers can be a wonderful source of support, but even they need some help. Caregivers can find support Tuesday at 7 p.m. during a Attitudinal Peer Support Group meeting at 1350 South Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae. The meeting is free.

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Haggis October 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Ms Erdrich is a magical tale teller. Her stories of Native American life in the upper midwest are filled with humor, pride, lust and insight . She has long been my favorite living American writer. Go see her on Wednesday , if you can.

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