Feb
29
Sat
Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings @ Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb 29 – Apr 19 all-day
Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings @ Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings
Exhibit Dates: February 29 – April 19

Art Talk: Feb. 29, 4-5pm
Reception: Feb. 29, 5-7pm

“Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings, 1937 – 1972,” is an exhibit that includes 38 expressive works that illustrate Bischoff’s visual journey from abstraction to figuration, and back again, over the course of four decades. Bischoff was a Bay Area painter deeply engaged in the practice of putting paint on canvas in a way that kept him constantly searching for something just out of his reach. His paintings are sensual and lyrical, with marks and compositions influenced by his love of music, including New Orleans Jazz and classical music.

The exhibit is comprised of rarely-viewed paintings and drawings, loaned from private collections and from members of Bischoff’s family. MarinMOCA is grateful for the expert assistance of George Adams, Bischoff Estate representative and owner of the George Adams Gallery, located in New York. Mr. Adams explains, “This exhibition is not so much about Elmer Bischoff becoming a painter as it is about his being a painter who pursued something essential in each work through many transformations of subject and process. One could say that he listened to his paintings and responded honestly until he could no longer hear what they were saying, whereupon he made the necessary switch to another genre. This approach fulfilled Bischoff’s desire to keep his work “alive and in the present.” This exhibit furthers the Bischoff legacy and illuminates an artist who remains one of our 20th century Bay Area legends.

Exhibit Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+ and students 18-21. Free for members.

Adult Docent Tours: Thursdays at 11:00 am and Saturdays at 2:00 pm, beginning on March 5

An exhibition catalog featuring an essay by former Stanford Cantor Arts Center curator Hilarie Faberman will be available for purchase.

Learn about Bischoff in the Art Talk:

Meghan O’Callaghan, visiting art scholar from Toronto, will present an art talk about Bischoff on Sat., Feb 29, at 4pm in the upstairs gallery. She will present insightful background information that will make your gallery visit much more meaningful. The Opening Reception follows from 5pm – 7pm.

Apr
9
Thu
Influencer Marketing Strategy Best Practices, Tips and Trends @ Online Event
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am
Influencer Marketing Strategy Best Practices, Tips and Trends @ Online Event

Overview:
2019 was a breakthrough year for influencer marketing, and 2020 will build further on its recent success. Thirty nine percent of marketers increased influencer marketing budgets last year, with an average 83 percent year-over-year increase.

This webinar will provide a foundational understanding of the benefits of influencer marketing, acknowledge challenges and outline best practices for building a winning influencer marketing program.

The session will wrap up with a deep dive into B2B influencer marketing and share predictions for the future of influencer marketing.

This presentation will also provide helpful resources to get you pointed in the right direction as you build your own influencer marketing program.
https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/–702823LIVE?channel=marinmagazine-April_2020_SEO

Apr
10
Fri
Dealing with Employees with Mood Swings @ Online Event
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dealing with Employees with Mood Swings @ Online Event

People go through a lot and sometimes bring this to the workplace. People bottle up a lot of emotions and find it difficult to work effectively. It is then needed to understand people and their emotions.

https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702852LIVE?channel=marinmagazine-April_2020_SEO

Implementing an Effective CAPA System @ Online event
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Implementing an Effective CAPA System @ Online event

Overview:
CAPA, no matter how you look at it, is the heart of the quality management system. CAPA can be viewed as and is the merging of change control, continuous improvement, and complaint management.

What does the CAPA system do for the organization? CAPA not only indicates the organization’s ability to respond to problems that arise but also to proactively anticipate and prevent subsequent problems from arising.

This webinar highlights the various regulations governing CAPAs, how CAPAs are successfully initiated and managed, how CAPA is an integral part of the quality system, and how an effective failure investigation and root cause analysis is accomplished. During this webinar, emphasis is placed on the application and practical aspects of the process to include its critical steps, CAPA timing, participants to the process, roles and functions, and the pitfalls associated with CAPA investigations.

The content of the webinar will focus on the practical and how to best thoroughly accomplish an effective CAPA system. At the completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

Explain the purpose and function of CAPA
Identify and explain the relevant CAPA regulations
Define exception/deviation reporting and explain the process of executing the reporting process
Explain and trace the CAPA flow from problem identification to resolution
Explain the challenges and pitfalls of the CAPA process and how they are overcome
Explain CAPA’s role in risk mitigation
Explain how root cause analysis is executed

Why you should Attend: It is always about success not failures right? But in the life sciences we must address failures as well.Complaints and product issues must be handled expeditiously according to regulation or we will suffer the wrath of the FDA.

Regulatory audits and FDA 483 regulatory observations are the two events that are a constant worry for managers in regulatory industries.In terms of the FDA, from 2012 to 2016, the FDA has increased the number of warning letters issued by over 1200%.This is the primary reason that understanding CAPA and having a comprehensive CAPA system is critical to maintaining regulatory compliance.

A CAPA system can help to identify problems before they become critical, can go a long way in the development of positive relationships with regulatory agencies by instilling confidence in your company’s ability to identify and solve problems quickly and effectively, and further that confidence by convincing regulatory bodies and clients that identified problems have been resolved.

Following the guidance provided in this webinar will help to reduce nonconformance to procedures, improve the quality of the work that you do, and significantly minimize customer complaints.

Areas Covered in the Session:
CAPA Defined
CAPA Relevant Regulations
Exception/Deviation Reporting
CAPA Process Flow
CAPA Process Steps Explained
Challenges and Pitfalls of CAPA’s
CAPA and Risk Mitigation
Root Cause Analysis

Who Will Benefit:
Logistics/Supply Chain
Procurement
Operations
Manufacturing
Quality
Compliance
Technical Assurance
Associates
Scientists
Technicians
Supervisors
Managers
Directors
Staff within all functions within the Organization to include Quality and Regulatory functions that are responsible for Interacting, Initiating, Managing, or Investigating CAPA’s

Speaker Profile
Charles H. Paul is the President of C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. – a regulatory, manufacturing, training, and technical documentation consulting firm – celebrating its twentieth year in business in 2017. He has been a regulatory and management consultant and an Instructional Technologist for 30 years and has published numerous white papers on various regulatory and training subjects. The firm works with both domestic and international clients designing solutions for complex training and documentation issues.

He has held senior positions in consulting and in corporate training development prior to forming C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. He also worked for several years in government contracting managing the development of significant Army-wide training development contracts impacting virtually all of the active Army and changing the training paradigm throughout the military.

He has dedicated his entire professional career explaining the benefits of performance-based training

Event link:
https://www.compliance4all.com/webinar/–502933LIVE?channel=marinmagazine_2020_SEO
Contact Info
Netzealous LLC, DBA -Compliance4all
Email: support@compliance4All.com
Phone: +1-800-447-9407
Website: https://www.compliance4all.com/

Writing Excellent SOPs @ Online event
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Writing Excellent SOPs @ Online event

Overview:
Almost every paragraph of the Quality System Regulation states that manufacturers shall “establish” procedures.

Well written SOPs that are easy to understand and follow are necessary to accomplish that objective. Excellent SOPs need more than just subject matter.

This webinar will help you to write complete, clear, unambiguous, and flexible SOPs. You will learn techniques for creating concise and easy to read SOPs that your employees can understand and will follow. Well written SOPs result in more consistent process outputs and quality results.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a critical ingredient in an effective and efficient Quality Management System. SOPs are typically one of the first things an investigator asks for in an inspection. Well written SOPs send a message to the FDA and Notified Bodies that your QMS is complete, accurate, and followed.

More importantly, well written SOPs ensure that your personnel can consistently and accurately follow your processes resulting in correct outcomes, quality work, and predictable results.

Why you should Attend: “Inadequate SOP” observations still rank among the most frequently cited 483 and Warning Letter observations. SOPs are one of the first things an auditor/ investigator will review during and inspection.

Most importantly, poorly written procedures make it difficult for your employees to understand and consistently follow procedures. This can lead to disastrous consequences including quality problems and even recalls.Poorly written SOPs can and do impact your business.

Areas Covered in the Session:

FDA expectations for SOPs
Lessons Learned from 483s and warning letters
Common problems and mistakes
How to structure your QMS and SOPs
How to outline and format your SOPs
Use of Should, Shall, May, Do Not, Guidance
How to be complete and concise
Using process maps to make procedures clear
Using diagrams and visuals
Mistake proofing
Maintaining and controlling SOPs
Ensuring adequate training to your SOPs
Best Practices

Learning Objectives:
Understand applicable regulations
How to “establish” procedures
Hallmarks of an effective SOP
Lessons Learned and Common Mistakes
Best Practices
Preparing for an FDA Inspection

Who Will Benefit:
Quality Systems Specialists
Document Control Specialists
Quality and Compliance Specialists
Internal Auditors and Managers
Training Specialists
CAPA Specialists
Quality/Compliance managers or directors for Medical Device companies
General Managers wanting to learn how to understand Quality System requirements
Subject Matter Experts who write procedures

Speaker Profile
Susanne Manz ,MBA, MBB, RAC, CQA is an accomplished leader in the medical device industry with emphasis on quality, compliance, and six sigma. She has an extensive background in quality and compliance for medical devices from new product development, to operations, to post-market activities. While at GE, J&J, and Medtronic, Susanne worked in various world-wide roles including Executive Business Consultant, WW Director of Quality Engineering and, Design Quality, and Director of Corporate Compliance. Susanne has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from the University of NM.

She earned her Black Belt and Master Black Belt certifications while at Johnson and Johnson. Susanne also holds Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from RAPS and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certification from the American Society for Quality. Susanne has now established a consulting business with a mission to provide services to help medical device companies achieve world-class quality and compliance.

Event link:
https://www.compliance4all.com/webinar/-502943LIVE?channel=marinmagazine_2020_SEO
Contact Info
Netzealous LLC, DBA -Compliance4all
Email: support@compliance4All.com
Phone: +1-800-447-9407
Website: https://www.compliance4all.com/

Apr
11
Sat
Marin Country Mart Farmer’s Market @ Marin Country Mart
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market @ Marin Country Mart

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00

Alan’s Cabernet Cabaret @ Peju Winery
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Alan's Cabernet Cabaret @ Peju Winery

We are thrilled to share that Alan Arnopole will be back in the Peju Tasting Room this Spring with Alan’s Cabernet Cabaret. Featuring our beloved Peju yodelmeister, this experience is a classic Peju wine tasting with an added musical touch. Guests will taste through Peju’s current release wines while enjoying vintertainment, including original raps, songs, and poems, from Peju’s Alan. Don’t miss your chance to visit Alan in the tasting room! Elevate your tasting with light bites for an additional $25.

Alan’s Cabernet Cabaret @ Alan's Cabernet Cabaret
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Alan's Cabernet Cabaret @ Alan's Cabernet Cabaret

We are thrilled to share that Alan Arnopole will be back in the Peju Tasting Room this Spring with Alan’s Cabernet Cabaret. Featuring our beloved Peju yodelmeister, this experience is a classic Peju wine tasting with an added musical touch. Guests will taste through Peju’s current release wines while enjoying vintertainment, including original raps, songs, and poems, from Peju’s Alan. Don’t miss your chance to visit Alan in the tasting room! Elevate your tasting with light bites for an additional $25”

Alan’s Cabernet Cabaret @ Peju Winery
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Alan's Cabernet Cabaret @ Peju Winery

We are thrilled to share that Alan Arnopole will be back in the Peju Tasting Room this Spring with Alan’s Cabernet Cabaret. Featuring our beloved Peju yodelmeister, this experience is a classic Peju wine tasting with an added musical touch. Guests will taste through Peju’s current release wines while enjoying vintertainment, including original raps, songs, and poems, from Peju’s Alan. Don’t miss your chance to visit Alan in the tasting room! Elevate your tasting with light bites for an additional $25”

Apr
12
Sun
The French Market, Marin’s Outdoor Antique Market @ Marin Veterans' Auditorium Parking Lot
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The French Market, Marin's Outdoor Antique Market @ Marin Veterans' Auditorium Parking Lot

Outdoor Antique French Market
A French Style Street Market
Sunday April 12, 9 am to 3 pm
(Always the Second Sunday of the Month April through October)
April 12 May 10 June 14 July 12 Aug. 9 Sept. 13 Oct. 11
Free Admission and Parking
April 12th kicks off the tenth season of the well-loved “French Market”
Stroll through aisles of booths filled to the brim with vintage, retro and antique furniture, art, accessories, garden-decor, vintage clothing, vintage and estate jewelry, books, architectural salvage, lighting, house wares, rugs and more. This event is an extraordinary experience for those involved in design, decorating, staging, styling, accessorizing, homes or gardens.
Whether browsing, shopping for your collection or bargaining for that special find… it’s all fun! An exciting way to spend the day. Live French music fills the air while you shop. Authentic crepes made to order add to the ambiance of this unique event! Don’t miss it!
Located at the Veterans’ Auditorium parking lot, Civic Center Dr., San Rafael
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