5 Things You Can Do Now

We understand that after months of being cooped up most of us are excited to see the county and businesses begin to open. However, COVID-19 is still present in the community and we urge you to exercise best practices — maintain at least 6 feet of distance, wear a mask, wash your hands properly and frequently — when going out.

Get Outside: 4 Types of Native Flora to Discover on Your Hike

In this bountiful county, there are almost 1,800 species of native plants, including 17 that grow nowhere else. Marin is home to three unique species of jewelflower, tiny plants with stalks bearing delicate purple, cupped blossoms. When walking the trails atop Ring Mountain, you may be lucky enough to spot the endemic and rare Tiburon mariposa lily in bloom. Point Reyes is home to two unique species of native lilac as well as a tiny chocolate-colored checker lily that survives on rocky slopes. Plants naturally group together to form rich habitats. Discover what flourishes in your corner of Marin.

Cook: Summer Recipes

Summer solstice was last Saturday but these recipes are winners any time of the year.

Support: The Sky Ride

Talley Webb, founder of Journey To Better Therapeutic Consulting has brought together four world-class ultra cyclists to raise awareness of the mental health challenges facing at-risk youth, and resources to help them, through Sky’s The Limit Fund (STLF). On Sunday, June 27, Paul and Yann will “Everest” Camino Alto Drive in Mill Valley — 29,000 ft in one day! The Everest Challenge is a worldwide cycling challenge, riding the equivalent elevation of Mt. Everest in one continuous ride. Your tax-deductible donation to this cause will go directly to families in need of support for their child’s recovery, right now.

Watch: Beverly Hills Cop at the Drive-In

Come to the show this Friday at the Old Hamilton Theater Building in Novato! Shows begin with a 15-20 minute pre-show with vintage drive-in stuff, trailers and a cartoon. There’s a 15 minute intermission halfway through the presentation with bonus featurettes and raffle prizes. Concessions and raffle tickets are available during pre-show and intermission — please arrive 30-60 minutes before the show if you want to park and watch in the forward row.

Honor: SF Pride 50 Year Celebration

For decades, San Francisco Pride’s Parade and two-day Celebration have brought hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ+ revelers and allies to Downtown San Francisco. As 2020 is a historic 50th anniversary, upward of a million people were expected to attend. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these festivities online, an even larger global audience can now experience the celebrations from the world leader in the Pride movement from the safety and comfort of their own homes. San Francisco Pride will also take part in Global Pride — a 24-hour, live-streamed festival uniting hundreds of Pride organizations from around the world — on Saturday, June 27.

How to Help

For more ways to support local businesses, go here.

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Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia 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 travel, trends, mushroom 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 never-ending.