5 Things You Can Do Now – Week 25

Support: Kiddo! at the Mill Valley Lumberyard

Come to the Mill Valley Lumberyard this Saturday to meet local artisans and enjoy live music by kids bluegrass bands Birches Bend and Jubilee from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. while you safely eat outdoors and peruse its many shops including Aviator NationAmbataliathe EditMad Dogs and EnglishmenLulu Designs JewelryOnce Around and more. Support local schools by donating to Kiddo! by September 30th, and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of many wonderful prizes. Enter here.

Watch: Transcendence Theatre Company Gala Celebration and Fundraiser

For the fourth and final production in their 2020 Best Night Ever Online Virtual Season, Transcendence Theatre Company is pulling out all the stops and will present a night of unforgettable song and dance with their Annual Gala Musical Fundraiser, September 11th through 13th. For this grand finale, the Transcendence artistic team viewed over 1,000 performances from the last eight seasons to create a video compilation of “the best of the best” musical performances, featuring Broadway stars from smash hits such as The Tina Turner Musical, School of Rock, Avenue Q, Come From Away, and Frozen on Broadway. 

Listen: Clarissa Ward in conversation with Lisa Ling

Clarissa Ward is CNN’s chief international correspondent. In her fifteen-year career spanning Fox, CBS, and ABC, she has reported from front lines across the world. Clarissa has won five Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for distinguished journalism among many others. Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life with Lisa Ling, on CNN. For five seasons prior, Lisa executive produced and hosted Our America on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also a co-founder of SecretSocietyofWomen.com, and a contributor to ivolunteer.org.

Shop: French Market

The French Market is back! Come out this Sunday, listen to live French music, grab a tasty crêpe and greet your favorite exhibitor with “Bonjour.” This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether you are a passionate antique enthusiast, a collector of vintage oddities, or redecorating, the market will not let you down — with its unique mix of repurposed vintage furnishings, up-cycled architectural salvage, estate and vintage jewelry, retro décor, cottage chic, textured linens, historical maps, tempting ephemera and more.

Make: Tiburon Tavern’s Seared Salmon Recipe

With its chic gastropub vibe, Tiburon Tavern offers farm-to-table dining and creative New American cuisine. Menus showcase simple, delicious foods using the finest, seasonal ingredients sourced from the area’s farms, gardens, and waters. Here, a former chef shares a salmon recipe that can really be interchanged with your favorite fish.

How to help:

Consider supporting one of these local nonprofits that urgently need support during the pandemic.

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Kasia PawlowskaKasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include traveltrendsmushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.