Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Dec. 10-11:
Design changes to an existing commercial building at the Marin Country Mart shopping center are on the agenda for Tuesday's Larkspur Planning Commission meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The plan is to paint the building white with grey trim and to add roof-mounted skylights, among other changes.
The agenda also includes proposed changes to three Larkspur residences.
• Holiday Music Series: The Tomales High School Pan Bad will perform at The Village shopping center on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon. The concert is one in a series of musical events at The Village through Dec. 20.
• Winter Concert at Hall School: The gym at Hall Middle School will be filled with the sounds of music, thanks to the student beginning and intermediate bands and intermediate jazz band, during Tuesday's Winter Concert at 7 p.m.
• Build a Gingerbread House: Making gingerbread people cookies is a family tradition. Now families can get some help making gingerbread houses — normally a difficult architectural task. Visit Gingerbread Builders at The Village in Corte Madera for the workshop this week and join in the fun — without the mess. Prices vary from $31-$49 per kit.
• 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, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Book Passage also offer children's storytimes.