Mill Valley

Win Tickets to the February 25 Speak to Me Event, Featuring Debora Spar

February 13, 2014

Debora SparSpeak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, presents the next event in its 2013/2014 season, "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection" with Barnard College president Debora Spar on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center.

As the president of arguably the most important all-women school in the country, Debora Spar brings research, wisdom, humor and insight to the heated debate about how women’s lives have and have not changed over the past forty years. How far have women really come? And what will it take to get true equality for good? Can women really have it all?

We're giving away one set of two tickets to this event to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! Simply send an email to contests@marinmommies.com with "Speak to Me February" in the subject line by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. We'll choose a random winner on Thursday. Many thanks to Speak to Me for sponsoring this giveaway. Read our giveaway rules and conditions here.

Jumpstart Your Passion at Speak to Me's Lunch & Learn on February 11

February 7, 2014

Dianne MorrisonJoin Speak To Me (Intelligent, Inspiring Events for Women) on Tuesday,  February 11 for "Jumpstart Your Passion" featuring Dianne Morrison, principal at MorrisonMcNabb and leadership coach with over 25 years experience. Dianne will share her expertise on how to snap your life, business, or career out of its holding pattern. Learn about the power of building solid relationships and how to use this tool to achieve off-the-charts performance in all parts of your life.

Dianne specializes in working with entrepreneurs who are growing companies. She is an expert in leadership development, team building, and management effectiveness. Dianne has worked successfully with entrepreneurial leaders in a variety of industries, with a recent focus on helping clients reinvent themselves and their businesses to be effective in the new economy. This impactful work consistently produces unprecedented business results.

"Jumpstart Your Passion" takes place on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Piatti Restaurant in Mill Valley. Single tickets for Speak to Me's Lunch & Learn events are $45 each. Learn more about the Lunch & Learn and order tickets online, visit www.speaktomeevents.com, or call (415) 888-2329.

Win Tickets to the January 28 Speak to Me Event, Featuring Dr. Robert Lustig

January 12, 2014

Dr. Robert LustigSpeak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, presents the next event in its 2013/2014 season, "Fat Chance" with Dr. Robert Lustig, on Tuesday, January 28, at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Robert Lustig is a professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at UCSF, and the author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease. Dr. Lustig is a leading thinker on the science and politics that have led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. He will present tactics for readjusting the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward and stress, and will share strategies to improve the health of the next generation.

We're giving away one set of two tickets to this event to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! Simply send an email to contests@marinmommies.com with "Speak to Me January" in the subject line by 11:59 pm PST on Friday, January 17, 2013. We'll choose a random winner on Saturday. Many thanks to Speak to Me for sponsoring this giveaway. Read our giveaway rules and conditions here.

Win Tickets to the November 19 Speak to Me Event, Featuring Shasta Nelson

November 11, 2013

Shasta NelsonSpeak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, presents the second evening event in its 2013 season, "Circle of Friends" with Shasta Nelson, on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 pm.

Science tells us that friendships are more critical than ever to our long-term health and well-being, but in today’s fast-paced, digitally connected world, we are seeing increasing incidents of depression and isolation. Shasta Nelson will enlighten us with surprising solutions to this uniquely 21st-century phenomenon. Shasta is a life coach, CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, and author of the book, Friendships Don’t Just Happen!

We're giving away one set of two tickets to this event to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! Simply send an email to contests@marinmommies.com with "Speak to Me November" in the subject line by 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, November 14, 2013. We'll choose a random winner on Friday. Many thanks to Speak to Me for sponsoring this giveaway. Read our giveaway rules and conditions here.

Fall Classes at the Little Art Studio in Mill Valley

November 3, 2013

The Little Art Studio Mill ValleyIf you're a southern Marin parent looking for art and music classes for your children, check out the fall offerings at the Little Art Studio in Mill Valley. The Little Art Studio offers art and music classes designed for children ages 1 1/2 and up to explore art and music in an open, safe, and nurturing environment.

Current class offerings include Toddler Art, Afterschool Art, Music & Art, and Story & Art classes. The emphasis is on the creative process rather than the product, but the children always come away with incredible works of art! Small classes offer children a comfortable, age-appropriate atmosphere, while promoting cooperation and connections.

The Little Art Studio offers morning toddler classes and afterschool drop off classes on the weekdays. The studio is also available for art themed birthday parties and events on weekends!

Fall Session II runs from now through December 13, 2013. Classes run in six week sessions and flexible online scheduling is offered. All classes are $180 per session, $30 for drop-in.

Learn more and enroll online at www.thelittleartstudio.com. Drop-ins are welcome with 24-hour advance online registration, too. You can also call the studio at (415) 637-5340.

Learn to Silence Your Inner Critic at Speak to Me's Lunch & Learn

October 27, 2013

Tara Sophia MohrLearn how to silence your inner critic and become comfortable taking bold action in both your workplace and the world! In Speak to Me's first daytime Lunch & Lean event, Tara Sophia Mohr, founder of the global Playing Big leadership program for women and expert on women's leadership and well-being, will discuss the things that keep women from realizing their true potentials.

With an MBA from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach that blends inner work with practical skills training, and weaves together both intellectual rigor and intuitive wisdom.

"Silencing Your Inner Critic" takes place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Piatti Restaurant in Mill Valley. Tickets are nearly sold out, so order now if you're interested!

Enter Your Dog in the Woodlands Annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest

October 22, 2013

Woodlands Pet Food & Treats pet parade and costume contestHalloween is a fun time for families, so why not get everyone involved, including your dog? If your dog has a Halloween costume, then stop by Woodlands Pet Food & Treats at any of their Marin locations this October for their 2013 pet parade and costume contest.

Prizes that your costumed canine can win include best in show, scariest, coolest, cutest couple, and many more. All proceeds benefit local rescue shelters, including the Milo Foundation, Marin Friends of Ferals, and North Star Animal Rescue.

Of course human kids are welcome to attend as well—there will be a free trick-or-treating event at each Woodlands Pet Food & Treats and other shops near their location.

The pet parade and costume contest takes place at the following days and times:

  • Mill Valley, 701 Strawberry Village: Saturday, October 26, 4–6 pm
  • Greenbrae, 296 Bon Air Center: Saturday, October 26, 3–5 pm

Rapunzel Comes to Marin Theatre Company This Fall

October 19, 2013

Rapunzel at Marin Theatre CompanyThis November, Marin Theatre Company will delight families with its original production of Rapunzel. Performaces take place on November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Tickets to many of the performances have been selling out, so MTC has added seats to each showing as well as an additional show on Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm.

Adapted by Mike Kenny from the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and directed by Daunielle Rasmussen, Rapunzel tells the story of the title character, a young girl sheltered away by her overprotective grandmother in a lonely tower. This production updates the traditional tale and focuses on Rapunzel taking risks, overcoming fear, and facing the challenges of growing up instead of being victimized by an evil witch and rescued by a daring prince.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, the show lasts for 45 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets are $15 for children under 14, $20 for adults, and $17 for seniors 64+. Tickets are available online at tickets.marintheatre.org, by phone at (415) 388-5208, or in person at the MTC box office at 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley (Tuesday–Saturday, noon–5 pm). Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.

Win Tickets to the October 15 Speak to Me Event, Featuring Bay Area Entrepreneurs

October 8, 2013

Speak to MeSpeak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, kicks off its 2013–2014 season with "Innovation & Passion: Inspiring Tales From Bay Area Entrepreneurs" on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:30 pm.

Moderated by Kate Shaw, director of talent management for Apple and founder of the Lucasfilm Speaker Series, this panel discussion features Alison Pincus, co-founder and chief strategy officer of One Kings Lane; Danae Ringelman, co-founder and chief customer officer, Indiegogo; and Jori Des Jardins; co-founder and president of strategic alliances, BlogHer. These three remarkable entrepreneurs will share inspiring stories, lessons, and advice on blazing new trails while balancing career and personal life along the way.

We're giving away one set of two tickets to this event to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! Simply send an email to contests@marinmommies.com with "Speak to Me October" in the subject line by 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, October 10, 2013. We'll choose a random winner on Friday. Many thanks to Speak to Me for sponsoring this giveaway. Read our giveaway rules and conditions here.

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