Marin Magazine - April 2010

ICB Open Studios

At the recent Open Studios at the ICB Building in Sausalito, artists and supporters gathered for the VIP Opening Reception.

Girotondo Italian School's Biennial Gala

Girotondo Italian School's Biennial Gala Dinner and Auction was held at Cavallo Point. The successful fundraiser was attended by members of the Italian Consulate of San Francisco.

A.C.T. Celebrates The Next Generation Campaign

A.C.T. celebrated the successful completion of The Next Generation Campaign at a leadership dinner for donors who have made commitments of $25,000 and more. The Next Generation Campaign raised over $31 million for the theater to create an endowment while sustaining artistic excellence and high quality actor training. The event was hosted by Artistic Director Carey Perloff, Campaign Committee.

14th Annual Marin Valentine's Ball

Over 450 guests enjoyed an evening of dinner, prizes, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the popular band, Tainted Love, at the 14th annual Marin Valentine's Ball. Each year the event raises awareness and support for charities that benefit children, families, and older adults in need throughout the North Bay. This year's proceeds benefited Whistlestop, North Bay Children's Center, Sunny Hills Services, and The Godmothers of the Timothy Murphy School for Boys at St. Vincent's.

Teapod Holiday Party

At the San Anselmo Teapod holiday party owners Chris and Jaimie Nguyen celebrated the season with their new baby Maddox.

Marin FC Alliance

Families, friends, and coaches of the Marin FC Alliance, gathered at Guaymas Restaurant in Tiburon for their inaugural fundraiser to support soccer players needing financial assistance. The evening highlights included a casino night, silent auction and raffle.

Meals on Wheels with Michelle Schmitt

As a benefit for Meals on Wheels, local artist Michelle Schmitt celebrated the release of her latest CD, "Christmas on Pine Mountain" with a reception at the Throckmorton Theater.

Johann Paul's Showcase of Elliott Chandler

Guests celebrated at Greenbrae jeweler Johann Paul's recent event showcasing the work of designer Elliott Chandler. The event donated 10 percent of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

Item Shoes Gives Back

Item Shoes and Accessories teamed up with Merrill Lynch and Homeward Bound-Fresh Starts for an evening of giving back. Shoppers enjoyed food prepared by Fresh Starts Catering while a percentage of their purchases were given back to the program. Fresh Starts is a culinary academy training program for formerly homeless individuals.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party at Whistlestop

Whistlestop, the non-profit organization that provides vital services to Marin County's older adults and individuals with disabilities, held its annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party at Whistlestop's very own Jackson Cafe.

Marin History Museum

Recently, the Marin History Museum hosted its annual Holiday Open House to celebrate with the community the holidays and their current exhibit, "Growing the Future: Farming Families in Marin". More than 80 guests enjoy complimentary admission to the exhibit, beautiful decorations, holiday carols, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and gift raffle.