Holiday Quilting
Don’t miss the Muir Beach Quilters Holiday Art Fair: The 15-member-strong local group formed more than 30 years ago, sells handmade quilts and other arts and crafts at the Muir Beach Community Center, December 4 and 5. Besides the fabulous hot spiced cider served, member Kathy Sward says one of the best things about the event is that “the fair is small enough that it’s not tiring to go around and check out everything before making a final decision on what to buy.”

✦ Congrats to Marin General Hospital, which has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. ✦ Hats off to Marin’s Tim Russell and his crew, who won the national Wabbit Regatta despite a broken rudder. ✦ Applause for Mill Valley’s Jackie Broad on the release of her two new children’s books, Grandma Wants to Eat My Baby Sister, and Eat Your Breakfast or Else! ✦ We were thrilled to hear that Marin’s Janice Barlow of Zero Breast Cancer has been appointed a committee member of the new Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee, which was established by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. ✦ Congrats to new retailer Laura Barber of Max and Addie in Larkspur on her opening this summer. For her take on kids’ holiday fashion, check out our staff blog here.”

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes
Give yourself a treat and invite friends to join you in experiencing one of the treasures of West Marin, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company’s Farm-to-Table Cooking series. Classes take place at the Fork, a recent addition to the farm, which houses cheese-packing facilities, offices and a commercial kitchen with seating for demonstrations. Recent chef participants include Tracey Shepos from Kendall Jackson and Sonoma-based chef John Ash. December classes include “Eat Local with Duskie Estes” on December 3 and “Easy Entertaining with Rachelle Boucher,” on December 17. 800.591.6878

Catch a Ride
Stuck trying to hail a cab after holiday festivities? Try the new UberCab iPhone app from locals Garrett Camp and Ryan Graves. It provides an on-demand town car or limo service via a quick touch on your phone. Users are texted the amount of time until pickup and can see exactly where the driver is on an interactive map. The whole transaction is cashless and tipless; UberCab will just debit your credit card with the transaction amount.

Cereal Debut
There’s a new locally made healthy granola on the market that its makers promise is high in protein and fiber and low in sugar, fat and carbs. It took 12 years for Dan Miskie to perfect the recipe, but today Dan’s son David and childhood friend Matt Teichmann are bringing the granola to the masses—you can pick up a bag at local farmers’ markets and the Tyler Florence Store in Mill Valley.

After a seven-year hiatus, George’s nightclub has reopened with a sparkling renovation. Local musicians Sammy Hagar and Carlos Santana have performed in the past.

Shreve & Co. welcomed the first Wellendorff boutique in North America with its own space in Shreve’s Post Street store. Wellendorf is known for its 115-year tradition of jewelry made by master goldsmiths.