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.

Cook: The Ultimate BBQ Guide

We might be staying in, but we can still cookout. Fire up the grill and treat dad on his day. From tools to use, and tips from top chefs, this guide has everything you need to make the best backyard eats.

Watch: Drive-in Movies are Back

Over the next month, motorists will be able to check out movies from the comfort of their cars at both the old Hamilton Theater in Novato and at Bon Air Center in Greenbrae. Reserve your spot now as tonight’s showing of Footloose is already full.

Honor: Juneteenth 

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, a 155-year old holiday celebrating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the United States. The day is still not federally recognized, although 46 states and Washington D.C. observe it. We’ve included ways to honor Juneteenth as allies and some celebrations around the Bay Area to attend. ⠀

Get Outside: Heavenly Hikes

Looking for a new trail to traverse? Check out one — or all! — of these six trails that show off Marin’s natural beauty. Ranging in length from just over two miles to just under ten, you’ll find something for everyone here.

Listen: Stern Grove Best of the Fest

Since concerts are called off this summer, Stern Grove is pivoting and presenting Best of the Fest, a series hosted by TV and radio personality and seasoned emcee Liam Mayclem. Best of the Fest will feature artist interviews, scenic footage of the Grove, special guests and performances from artists like Sheila E. (2012), The Doobie Brothers (2015), and George Clinton (2016). Check it out every Sunday from June 14 through Sunday, August 16. This week’s theme is aptly Father’s Day Funk.

How to Help

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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.