Marin Magazine - December 2010

Women's Council of Realtors

At the second annual Women's Council of Realtors Marin chapter bocce ball tournament, which benefited Homeward Bound, the "Bada Bing Boys" took home the first-place honors.

Angels by the Bay

Recently, the Marin Center for Independent Living held its annual fundraiser, Angels by the Bay, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in downtown Tiburon. Hundreds of guests enjoyed wine tasting, auctions and lunch to support MCIL’s mission of serving older adults and individuals with disabilities. The event raised over $120,000.

San Francisco Opera Season Opener

The San Francisco Opera Season Opener at the historic War Memorial Opera House began with Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The opening-night festivities included the Opera Guild’s Opera Ball, cochaired by Marin’s Mary Poland and Charlot Malin. The event raises funds for San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Opera Guild’s education programs.

RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic

Dream Team members from the University of California, Berkeley tested the waters in preparation for the RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic, the one mile race from Angel Island to Tiburon. Proceeds from the event benefit USA Swim Foundation and Hospice by the Bay.

Hospice by the Bay

Recently, Hospice by the Bay celebrated the opening of two new counseling rooms with a rainbow ribbon-cutting ceremony. The rooms, which were designed and dedicated by Barbara Meislin, Tiburon’s “Purple Lady” are dedicated to children coping with the loss of a loved one.

In Defense of Animals Benefit

In San Rafael, guests gathered at the In Defense of Animals benefit to raise proceeds for the group’s efforts. Guests dined on vegan fare and sipped wine from Frey Vineyards.

Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS)

Heidi Snow Cinader, founder and director of the Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS), and cochair, Rachel Courtney-Reilly hosted the Sixth Annual ACCESS Hearts, Clubs and Aces golf tournament at Novato’s StoneTree Golf Club. The group raised over $180,000, which will support the training of additional volunteer grief mentors who provide bereavement care to the families who have been affected by 9/11 and other air-disaster-related tragedies.

Restoration Hardware Gallery Opening

At the Restoration Hardware Gallery Opening local interior designers and design district neighbors gathered to celebrate the opening of the brands’ newest store in the San Francisco Design District. The event benefited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition and education programs.

C. Z. Falconer's Launch Party

New luxury loungewear brand C. Z. Falconer's launch party drew Marinites to San Francisco’s Luna Boutique. The line hopes to showcase "European jet set sophistication with California poolside glamour."

Into the Holy Land

The mist ascending from the mountains along the city’s perimeter settled around the bridge and added to my traveler’s vertigo—that “where am I? when am I?” sensation that sooner or later gets the best of every jet-lagged traveler. The view…