Marin Magazine - August 2009

Larry Mindel - Poggio house wine

Larry Mindel welcomed guests to his personal garden to taste the new Poggio house wine made by winemaker Brian Graham of Ramian Estates in Napa Valley. Above left: Amy Svendberg, Laiko Bahrs, Andrew Freeman; above right: Larry Mindel, Brian Graham.

Great Chefs of Marin

A black-tie crowd gathered at Fireman's Fund in Novato for an evening of auctions and dancing to support Lifehouse, which serves people with developmental disabilities. The Great Chefs of Marin event raised over $300,000 for the nonprofit.

Lark Theater Youth Film Festival

Larkspur Mayor Dan Hilmer gave out the awards to the winners of the 4th annual Lark Theater Youth Film Festival. The students pictured above won the award for best narrative film in the 10-to-13 year old category for "Mortal."

Get Together and Give

The Village at Corte Madera partnered with Image for Success, the National Charity League and Project Green Prom for "Get Together and Give." The event welcomed over 100 Marin moms and daughters to stuff 500 care kits for Image for Success clients.

YES Foundation Gala

Over 675 guests raised money to support music, art and drama programs from San Anselmo and Fairfax public grade schools at the Ross Valley School District’s annual YES Foundation Gala at the Marin Civic Center. Guests, including superintendent Robyn Dabora and Wade Thomas principal Bryce Sumnick enjoyed the "British Invasion" theme, which featured the band "The Unauthorized Rolling Stones."

CIP's Rock n' Rodeo

Community Institute for Psychotherapy welcomed guests to a Rock n' Rodeo at Inn Marin in Novato. The event was complete with Mistress of Ceremonies Jan Wahl leading line dancing to country favorites. Proceeds will support low-fee mental health services for Marin families, children and adults.

Marin Services for Women's 7th Annual Benefit Dinner

Over 260 people attended the Marin Services for Women's 7th Annual Benefit Dinner "Weaving the Vision" at the Mill Valley Community Center. The evening raised $107,000 for the nonprofit, which for over 30 years has provided chemical dependency recovery services and trauma treatment.

Osher Marin JCC's Hush Hush Club

Guests came out to the Osher Marin JCC's Hush Hush Club speakeasy soiree to benefit the center’s early childhood education programs.