Marin Magazine - January 2008

Dan Hicks

For the past two decades, Dan Hicks and the Christmas Jug Band have been a fixture at Mill Valley’s Sweetwater, where they cheered and jeered the crowd into the Christmas season. With the closure of that venue last fall, Hicks…


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Best Wishes

Creating a personal, authentic, perfect wedding day.

Slide Ranch

In Mill Valley, the Slide Ranch Silver Trowel Award dinner was a success, with more than $85,000 raised for the environmental education and sustainable agriculture program at the ranch.

di Rosa Preserve

Recently, the di Rosa Preserve held the sixth annual benefit art auction "Moon Proof Madness." The event's 230 guests raised a record-setting $311,000 for the preserve's cultural and educational programs.

ARCS Foundation

At the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco, the Northern California chapter of the ARCS Foundation held its annual scholarship awards luncheon. Since its founding in 1970, the chapter's 202 members have raised over $12.6 million for 1,970 scholars attending six Northern California universities.

Milley Awards

At the Mill Valley Community Center a sold-out crowd for the Milley Awards recognized those who have made major contributions to the creative life of Mill Valley and who were born, lived or worked in the town. Milley recipients included Lonnie Barbach, Austin deLone, Suki Hill, Ivan Poutiatine, Kathleen Quinlan and Mary Turnbull.

NH2 Salon

In Novato NH2 Salon held an "Evening of Beauty" benefit for local breast cancer patients and survivors. Novato Mayor Jeanne MacLeamy and representatives from Bumble and Bumble were in attendance.

San Francisco Antiques Show

In San Francisco, the preview party for the San Francisco Antiques Show was a fundraising success and supports honorary chair Nancy Pelosi's Enterprise for High School Students. The organization provides job referral services to students.


At Anthropologie in Corte Madera guests indulged in a night of eating, drinking, socializing and shopping, with a special sneak peek at the must-have pieces for the holiday season. Ten percent of the evening's proceeds were donated to Zero Breast Cancer.