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Top 9 Reasons to go to Marin this weekend

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Top 10 reasons to go to Marin this Weekend

 

1. Hardly, Strictly, a parking place in or near Golden Gate Park – as a result of the 750,000 Bluegrass fans who blanket the City. Flee!

2. Beach Party: The weather is going to be a stunner -and a great day to hit one of the numerous beaches in Marin – Go, North!

3. The Mill Valley Film Festivalrated one of the nation’s finest Film Festivals by all of Marin and  the Mark Fishkin Guidebook. Celebrating 37 years- with a small galaxy of stars, including – Hillary – The Other One- Swank who flew in from Paris last night for the Opening Party – looking tres glam in a low-cut gown. She stars in The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones.

4. The Ferries – Take the Ferry over to Sausalito: Rent one of Mike’s Bikes (bring your own GPS – the maps provide stink) Spend the day walking the shoping-dining-drinking-streets, explore the colorful neighborhood of eclectic houseboats…walk over to the Dipsea Cafe…

5. Bike Around -The most recent accident involving a Spandex Rider hitting and injuring a small child on Bothin Trail has inspired a “Share Tho Road” campaign. Bikers are reminded  To Share The Road – at every turn- by wakers, strollers, skaters…Learn to Share.

 

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6. Sweetwater – Okay, so no Jules Broussard…of your youth -however, Wonderbread is playing Saturday night at 8 pm.

7. Mount Tam – hands downs, Mount Tamalpais is the most breathtaking mountain in the Bay Area, it is a veritable gold-mine of fun things to do see and try…”picnicking, mountain and road cycling, horseback riding, and hang-gliding with over 100 miles of trails and fire roads. . Marin Municipal Water District maintains several reservoirs on the north slopes of Mount Tamalpais, including Alpine Lake, Kent Lake, Bon Tempe Lake, Phoenix Lake, and Lake Lagunitas.”

8. LITQUAKE  in Marin? – Next Saturday, October 10, LITQUAKE moves across the Golden Gate Bride to San Rafael for a day of readings and writing and fun. Check it out.

9. The Farmer’s Market on Sunday at the San Rafael Civic Center – is one the biggest social events in Marin County – every week. And! They have an incredible line up of the best organic produce stands in Northern California.

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Part two: Top 10 places to meet men in San Francisco

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Looking for a few good men…

Mae West said: “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”

It is harvest time. Odds are, Mae West would tell you to push away from the computer, get off the couch and out of the house in order to meet your playmate, soul mate or new best friend.

The Top 10 Places to Meet Men in the City – Part Two

6. California Academy of Sciences Thursday Nights at the Academy –No other place on Earth has a planetarium, an amazing natural history museum, an incredible aquarium and a 4-story rain forest under one roof. The Academy is breathtaking, dazzling and awe-inspiring. For a mere $12 on Thursday nights from 6pm -10pm, come join in on the music, activities and one of the best events anywhere in the City. ( Across the yard…The DeYoung Museum has Friday night events, too)

7. Join a Club that is of interest to you, and they will follow. Suggestions? Sierra Club, a biking clubs, a writer’s group,  a hiking group, book clubs, film groups. Check out Urban Diversion. Go to Meetup.com, which has vast, long lists of social groups to join from: Arts and Entertainment to Zydeco.

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8.Volunteer at Special Events- There is no dearth of opportunities to volunteer in and around the City.  Think out of the Box: and Think: Car Shows, Golf Tournaments, SF Giant’s Games…

Or the San Francisco International Film Festival,  Don’t miss Litquake, San Francisco’s most literary party -an October happening. Lend a hand at  St. Anthony’s, or any number of Wine Tasting Events, Sierra Club hikes, the Human Race, various Writer’s Conferences. The big bonus here is that when you volunteer you get to attend the venue for free and mingle with the attendees. More altruistic? One Brick has myriad volunteer opportunities and ‘provides support to local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment.”

Note to File: 75% of the Volunteers at the Mill Valley Film Festival are Single Women.

9. To Gym or Not Gym – that is the question. A casual poll among friends, and a few strangers leaving 24 Hour Fitness, indicates no one admits to going to a gym to meet someone. My friend, Shawn, says the Universal Sign for ‘Do Not Talk to me’ is ears stuffed with earphones. She says she takes the high road (or the Hi road) and says ‘Hey’ to every man in the gym wearing earphones. She candidly reports, that despite the noisy naysayers, the gym is the best place to meet men.

10. Hardware Stores- Some men are real ‘Week End Warriors’ and they frequently go to worship at the altars of Home Depot, Lowe’s and Brownie’s Hardware. Men love saws, drills, bits, tool belts and workbenches. This is the very best place to start your home improvement project and to ask questions. If you want a guy to carry a ‘torch’ for you or get a ‘quick grip’ and be a ‘fan’, hit a hardware store.

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On the streets of San Francisco: in the elevator, walking into the store, on the 38 Geary, after the movie, at Ocean Beach, at the Sports Basement, the dog park, at church/temple, at dim sum, at Cafe Trieste, See’s, the Marina Safeway, the Farmer’s market, at Best Buy, at the library, in the waiting room.polar_0612

Like Burning Man with clothes: Litquake, Mill Valley Film Fest

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the Mill Valley Film Festival, and

Fleet Week: three hot San Francisco area events

you can’t afford to miss.

On your Mark? Get ready: October is upon us and San Francisco explodes with the most

entertaining options and awesome events.

See Jack. See Jane. Have fun at Litquake October 7-15

Jack Boulware and Jane Ganahl are the literary royalty who generously bestow upon San Francisco the most fun, novel, urbane, much anticipated literary event of the year. With over 850 authors reading, reciting and entertaining in bars, cathedrals, barbershops, hotels and libraries you’ll be amused, amazed and lucky to be there. Check it out.

Venues include San Francisco’s Make Out Room, Z space, the Beat Museum, Tosca, Book Passages and Booksmith – and a galaxy of other unusual and eclectic sites. In the past, events have been held at the seediest dive bar for Noir Lit, an elegant champagne bar for Chick Lit, and a majestic cathedral, atop Nob Hill, for a lineup of absolutely incredible poets.

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Think of Litquake as Burning Man with clothes
, no dust, no scorching temperatures… just art at the highest form replete with great verbs, nouns and applause.

Plan, plot, and scheme your literary trek.

The Mill Valley Film Festival


Mill Valley is a quick drive over the bridge.

The tiny town hosts the world-class film Festival, October 6-16, 2011.

Last year, James Franco of 127 Hours  the rock and hard place film, was the lauded star; this year Glenn Close  (watch one season of Damages and you’ll immediately remember just how brilliant she is) will be feted.

Volunteer for the film festival and meet new people -legions of ladies volunteer -and floods of people attend the internationally-acclaimed event. It’s a “do not miss.” Plan your time wisely as the Mill Valley Film Festival dates conflict with Litquake.

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Up in the air! Is it an Angel? San Francisco’s 2011 Fleet Week  is on water, land and up in the air. October promises the Blue Angels buzzing the skies of the Bay Area. You either hate them or you love them.

That being said, expect one- million spectators to flock to the Bay Area to see the Blue Angels. Fleet Week dates stretch from October 6 – 11, 2011 with the Blue Angel air show scheduled for Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th.

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Page Larkin, San Francisco author,  dating docent

offers a monthly three-hour Inspired Dating Workshop –  “Online Dating: Get Your Mojo Moving” in San Francisco

  • Saturday, October, 15 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost: $100
  • Limit: Eight to a class
  • Bring your current online dating profile, photos and a Dream Date List (more information with Enrollment) an open-mind, a sense of humor, and a desire to get in the dating game to play and win.

Enroll at Page.Larkin@gmail.com

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