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Siebel Newsom Sending Message

Around Town May 9-10: Her documentary about mainstream media's negative influence on society arrives at The Lark on Thursday.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is one half of one of California's most powerful and glamorous couples, and she has a message she wants to deliver directly to all of us.

Mainstream media bombards children and adults alike with distorted images of how we should look and act to be popular and successful. These messages limit children's ideas of what is possible in the world and can have damaging effects on their self-esteem, health, and the way they treat others. That is the message behind Siebel Newsom's new documentary MissRepresentation, which will be shown at The Lark Theater on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Here are some other ideas to feed the adventurous soul:

Join registered dietician Jeannine Vitali-Schultz at the Marin Cancer Institute as she shares tips for eating healthy despite a busy lifestyle. She will review anti-cancer diet concepts, and present ways to put these guidelines into practice, including healthy packaged and take out foods. The seminar starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pre-Registration is required. Call 1-888-99-MY-MGH (1-888-996-9644) for more information and to register.

• Discover what's happening at the local farmers market every Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m., in the Town Center in Corte Madera. Pick up some kale, asparagus, apples, or whatever tickles your tastebuds.

• Safe Routes to Schools and the Larkspur Recreation Department will be offering their annual "Tunnel and Treats" bike field trip Wednesday, starting at 2:30 p.m. The adventure this time will also include the high-tech sport known as "geocashing"-an online treasure hunt that uses GPS and VERY specific latitude and longitude coordinates, along with cryptic "hints" during the ride through the recently opened CalPark Tunnel. Participants need to supply their own bike. This ride is for 7th and 8th graders. Pre-registration is required.

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