Weekend Planner: Summer Sounds Around Town

August 10-12: Enjoy classic rock and jazz in Corte Madera; Prepare for your expanding family at Marin General Hospital; Learn about Larkspur's history.

Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area August 10-12:

Audrey Moira Shimkas brings her jazz stylings to the Town Center in Corte Madera on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. The free series continues Sundays through September 30th.

According to her biography, Shimkas "grew up playing classical piano, Audrey embraced the folk-rock generation of Dylan and the Beatles.  She also studied dance (ballet and jazz) and acting (ACT, Actor’s Workshop, etc.) and spent several years on stage in New York and in San Francisco."

Check the or Announcements for more things to do, or to post your own activities. Meanwhile, here are a few things to enjoy this weekend:

• Tour Through History: Larkspur continues to rejoice in its history on Saturday with a guided tour of St. Patrick's Church on King Street. See all of the distinctive architectural, historic and artistic features of this 71-year-old building, among the oldest in Larkspur. The free tour kicks off at 4 p.m.

Along the way, take a jaunt through history with a look at the Catholic community in Marin, dating back to 1817, decades before California earned statehood.

• "What About Me?": When a family is expecting a new baby, it is sometimes hard for an older brother or sister to know what to do and how to feel. It is easy for a sibling to love a new baby sister or brother, but it is just as easy to be angry or resentful at the same time. Marin General Hospital is offering a sibling preparation course on Saturday at 4 p.m. to help families make that adjustment. The class is designed for expectant parents and "soon-to-be" siblings, ages 3-12 years old. The fee is $25.

• Is Your Child A Musician?: Hear a version of "Wheels on the Bus" with a drum beat that your kids might not have heard in pre-school. Rhythm Child's music is upbeat, friendly, and always optimistic with catchy drum rhythms and soulful beats for the children. Enjoy the music for free during the Marin Country Mart Farmers Market on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables or a hot lunch at the market every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Summer Music at Piccolo Pavilion: The free summer Concert Series returns to Piccolo Pavilion in Corte Madera on Sunday at 5 p.m. with the hometown Jimi Z Band. For 25 years, the JimiZ Band has been playing songs together from the ‘40s to current tunes. The series is presented by the Corte Madera Community Foundation.

• West Coast Poetry: Book Passage in Corte Madera and Marin County poet Terri Glass on Sunday at 4 p.m. host the first Bay area reading of Fault Lines, a new collection of work from 70 West Coast poets. Among those participating are editor Tony Pfannenstiel and Bay Area contributors Samuel Iniguez, Trina Drotar, Lenore Wilson, Suzanne Brooks, and Patrick Cahill.

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