Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Sept. 12-13:
A collection of precious artwork takes on extra meaning to author Edmund De Waal in his narrative of the Ephrussi Family through the centuries recounted in The Hare with Amber Eyes. Meet at the Larkspur Library on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. for a lively discussion of the novel.
In the 1870s, Charles Ephrussi assembled a collection of 360 Japanese ivory carvings known as "netsuke." The collection was handed down through the years, but was thought lost during the Nazi invasion of Austria in World War II. The collection was saved by the family's maid and later returned. Now in the hands of De Waal, a renowned ceramicist and the fifth generation to inherit the collection, he weaves a tale of the tumultuous history of the statues and his family.
Check the or Announcements for more things to do, or to post your own activities. Meanwhile, here are a few things to enjoy:
• What's For Dinner?: Heirloom tomatoes, fall fruits and melons are all on center stage at the local farmers markets right now. The Town Center explodes with color during the Corte Madera Farmers Market every Wednesday, from noon to 5 p.m. You might find something unexpected that inspires you to try a new recipe. Share your favorite family recipes on our Facebook page and be the star of the neighborhood.
• Local Author Takes Spotlight: Mill Valley's Tony Broadbent visits Book Passage in Corte Madera on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and reads from his latest Jethro mystery Shadows in the Smoke.
• Following John Muir: Join Peter and Donna Thomas for a digital presentation of their 2006 ramble across California, which led to their creation of the Muir Ramble Route (MRR) from San Francisco to Yosemite over Pacheco Pass. Their trek recreated John Muir's original 300-mile journey 138 years earlier. This event is free. Register at REI to save your seat. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday in the temporary community room at Town Center.
• Big News On Campus: The Tamalpais Unified High School District Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Redwood High School. And don't forget, Thursday is Back To School Night at Redwood.
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