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AWWWWWK! Radio Sausalito goes birding

Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Radio Sausalito have joined forces on Bay Birds—a radio show highlighting birds in and around coastal Northern California. Hosted by Wendy Dalia, each episode introduces listeners to winged wildlife in the Bay Area and explains how to identify some of the most common bay and upland species. Bay Birds airs every Thursday on Radio Sausalito. Listeners in Southern Marin can tune in at the top of every hour at 1610 AM Radio. Elsewhere in the county, the show is aired at 4 p.m. on Channel 26. radiosausalito.org

Art Talk
It’s that time of year again: “Ranches and Rolling Hills,” the annual landscape art show and sale is back in Nicasio on May 15–16. The show features 250 works of art, like the painting below: Angel, Poncia Ranch, oil on canvas, by Christin Coy. Proceeds benefit MALT. Druid’s Hall (Nicasio). 415.663.1158, malt.org

Cycle For a Cause
Marin resident Hunter Ziesing’s newest nonprofit, PlanetZ, has just unveiled the Echelon Gran Fondo Cycling series, which offers cycle rides and events that support local and national cancer institutes. For its first Gran Fondo cycling event, funds raised go to the Queen of the Valley Cancer Center in Napa; the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center, located on the campus of St. Helena Hospital; and the Napa Valley Vine Trail. The May 23 event starts at 8:30 a.m. at Napa’s Veterans Park. 415.730.1003, echelongranfondo.org

New Kid in Town
Camp Galileo is coming to Corte Madera for the first time this summer. Created for kids pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, the camp focuses on creative art, science and outdoor activities. Kids can experience themed curriculums such as Egyptian Art, Mission to the Moon and Ocean Expeditions. The Corte Madera camp sessions are held June 28–August 6 at Marin Country Day School. 800.854.3684,

Forest Knolls resident Judith Selby, who was featured in the January 2009 issue, has teamed up with eco-fashion designer Joui Turandot. Selby showcases her beach plastic recycled jewelry with Turandot’s eco-friendly garments.

It’s time to join the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, as it just received a $15,000 matching grant from the Dean Witter Foundation to help expand membership. New members joining MCBC in 2010 will have their contribution matched dollar for dollar. And congrats to Rob and Martha Domont on their new ownership of the Rolling Hills Club in Novato!

Don't Miss
The Marin Designers Showcase May 14–June 5, features local designers like Rachel Ginis and Linda Nave of Sandra Bird Designs. They will have designed rooms in an 8,000-square-foot San Rafael home for charity. marindesignersshowcase.org

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