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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of September 22, 2017

Council Deliberations on Ferry Landing Continue on September 26

Ferry Landing
The Sausalito ferry landing in its present configuration
The Sausalito City Council will meet again on Tuesday, September 26, to consider the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's revised plans to remove the existing Sausalito ferry landing and build a new ferry landing. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the IDESST Hall, 511 Caledonia Street.

The Council met to consider the revised plans on September 12. At the meeting, the Council received presentations on the project from City staff and the Bridge District and heard public comment from twenty-two speakers. The Council directed staff to return at the September 26 meeting with draft conditions of approval for the Council's consideration. A video recording of the September 12 meeting is available on the City website.

At the September 26 meeting, City staff and the Bridge District will each present answers to questions and issues raised at the September 12 meeting. The presentations will be followed by public comment. City staff is recommending that Council direct staff to draft either a resolution approving the project, including conditions as directed by the Council, or a resolution denying the project. The Council would then consider and vote on the resolution at the October 10 meeting.

Questions about the ferry landing project may be directed to Lilly Whalen, Assistant City Manager and Sausalito City Clerk, at lwhalen@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4134.
 
VIEW THE AGENDA FOR THE SEPTEMBER 26 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
READ THE STAFF REPORT FOR THE SEPTEMBER 26 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
READ THE DISTRICT'S ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 12 MEETING
READ CITY STAFF ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 12 MEETING
VIEW THE BRIDGE DISTRICT'S REVISED PHOTO RENDERINGS
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FERRY LANDING PROJECT

Civility During Election Season

City Hall
The Litho Street entrance to Sausalito City Hall
With the November 7 special municipal election rapidly approaching, the City of Sausalito wishes to remind the community that passionate debate about issues and candidates can be held with civility and respect. We celebrate the right of all members of our community to express their beliefs. Furthermore, we embrace respectful disagreement and dissent as democratic rights, inherent components of an inclusive public process, and tools for forging sound decisions.

The City encourages residents to treat others courteously, listen respectfully, exercise self-control, give open-minded consideration to all viewpoints, focus on the issues, and avoid personalizing debate. Additionally, while our schools may provide civics education in the classroom, as a community, we are obligated to provide our young people with a real-life model of positive civic behavior.

With that said, the beginning of the election season brings the arrival of campaign signs. As a reminder, campaign signs are allowed on private residential and commercial property during campaign periods, as long as the campaign sign is no greater than sixteen square feet, in aggregate. Campaign signs may not be posted on public property like utility poles or park structures, or in street medians or other public rights-of-way.

In the spirit of holding civil and respectful debate during the election season, the City encourages campaign supporters to engage in respectful and courteous "sign behavior":
  • Do not remove, cover, or deface campaign signs. Theft or vandalism crimes could be charged for these violations.
  • Obtain permission from property owners before posting signs. Private property owners who do not authorize the posting of campaign signs may remove a sign posted on their property.
  • Do not post signs on public property. Signs that are posted on public property will be removed by the Department of Public Works and placed into storage; fees may be charged if signs on public property have to be removed. 
  • Do not post multiple signs in one location.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 7 SPECIAL ELECTION

Participate in Upcoming General Plan Update Meetings

General Plan Update
The homepage of the General Plan Update website
Sausalito's General Plan Update is well underway! Earlier this year, the City officially kicked off an update of the 1995 General Plan. The General Plan is the blueprint for the community's vision of how Sausalito will look and function in the future, and it sets forth the framework of objectives and policies that guide decisions on a wide range of important community issues.

The cornerstone of any successful General Plan Update is getting plentiful community participation, input, and feedback. To achieve this, the work program for Sausalito's update identifies a variety of means to touch base with residents, business owners, and local experts on a variety of topics.

In addition to the meetings of the General Plan Advisory Committee that are typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, the City and the consulting team are holding many additional meetings throughout the fall and into 2018 to get input at this early stage in the process.

We will be holding three targeted stakeholder meetings at the beginning of October and are inviting community members with expertise in these topic areas to participate. The meeting topics are:
  • Land Use Planning in the Marinship: Tuesday, October 3 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Model Multipurpose Room
  • Residential Character and Development: Thursday, October 5 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room at City Hall
  • Sausalito's Business/Commercial Districts: Thursday, October 5 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room at City Hall
While we are inviting specific stakeholders to these meetings and will be having a focused discussion, members of the public are welcome to attend and provide comments on the items discussed.

We are also planning two walking tours, one around the Marinship on Thursday, October 12, and one along Sausalito's waterfront on Saturday, October 14.

Lastly, we hope that everyone interested in the General Plan Update will attend our community-wide meeting on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Bay Model. We will be presenting feedback that we've received to date, as well as soliciting community input on key issues that have emerged during the fact-finding we've done over the last several months.

Please check the General Plan Update project website for more details on these and other upcoming events. You can also sign up to be notified of future meetings that pertain to your areas of interest.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

Turney Boat Ramp and Dock Construction Begins September 27

Turney Boat Ramp and Dinghy Dock
The Turney Street Boat Ramp and dinghy dock
Located at the foot of Turney Street, the Turney Street Boat Ramp and "dinghy dock" are the City of Sausalito's only public facilities for docking and launching watercraft. On September 27, the City will begin a two-phase project to make the gangway and dock more accessible in all tide conditions. The project will bring the facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Building Code.

The City intends to install a temporary tie-line to the pilings on the north side of the boat launch ramp to accommodate dinghies and other vessels for short-term access to shore during periods of time when the float and gangway are not accessible due to construction.

The first phase of the project runs from Wednesday, September 27, through Tuesday, October 3, and will be performed by Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. During this phase of construction, the dinghy dock, gangway, and pedestrian and boat ramps will be closed 24-hours a day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 27 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on October 3. All boats, bikes, and other equipment must be removed from these facilities prior to 7:00 a.m. on September 27. Temporary access to the dinghy dock will be restored at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.

The second phase of the project runs from Monday, October 9, through Wednesday, October 11, and will be performed by Pile Savers, Inc. The work includes relocating the dinghy dock approximately thirty feet seaward and installing a new gangway. During this phase, the dinghy dock, gangway, and pedestrian and boat ramps will be closed 24-hours a day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 9 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on October 11. All boats, bikes, and other equipment must be removed before 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9.

Any questions about the project may be directed to Project Manager Jill Barnes of the Department of Public Works at jbarnes@sausalito.gov or (415) 905-0680.
 
VIEW THE PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT AND PROJECT PLANS
SEE AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE PROJECT AREA

New Trees Coming to Johnson Street

Johnson Street
The view looking down Johnson Street toward Richardson Bay
The Department of Public Works is partnering with Johnson Street residents to improve the appearance of the street by filling empty tree wells and replacing old and unhealthy street trees. The new trees will be "Purple Pony Plum," a fruitless cultivar of Prunus cerasifera, the Cherry Plum. The Purple Pony Plum was chosen for its attractive appearance and status as a desirable street tree on the City of Sausalito street tree list. Its anticipated maximum height of fifteen to twenty feet should not impede views for area residents. The project is scheduled to begin in early October of this year. 

Seventeen new trees will be placed as part of the project. A group of Johnson Street residents, led by Fay Mark, raised money for the purchase of the trees and will maintain them after planting. The Department of Public Works will be preparing the empty tree wells and removing the existing Hawthorn trees. In addition to being in poor condition, the Hawthorns are considered dangerous due to the long thorns that adorn their branches. The cost of planting the new trees will be covered by the City of Sausalito.

The project is expected to dramatically improve the appearance of Johnson Street in the coming years. If your street or neighborhood would be interested in collaborating with the City on a similar beautification project, please contact Loren Umbertis, Maintenance Division Manager for the Department of Public Works, at lumbertis@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4113.
 
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Exhibit Your Artwork at the Library

Raylene Gorum
Raylene Gorum installing "Knot Language" at the Library
The Sausalito Public Library is now accepting applications from local artists interested in displaying their work inside the Library in 2018. Exhibits typically last for six weeks and feature the work of a single artist or a group of artists. To be eligible, artists must live in Sausalito, work in Sausalito, or rent/own studio space in Sausalito.
 
If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork at the Library, please review the Library's Art Exhibition Policy and fill out an Art Exhibit Application (download the MS Word version here). The Library's Art Committee will review applications in November. Questions may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at achambers@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT ART EXHIBITS AT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY

Upcoming September 26 City Council Meeting

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 26, with the open session beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the IDESST Hall, 511 Caledonia Street. The only public hearing item that evening will consider the revised plans for the ferry landing project. The following agenda snapshot provides highlights only. For more information, view the agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Item 1: Public Hearing on the Revised Ferry Landing Project Plans for the Ferry Landing Project.

Documents prepared for the meeting: Attachment 10: Late mail from the 9/12 meeting Attachment 11: District response to email questions Attachment 12: Correspondence received from 9/13 – 9/21 Please note that this meeting will be webcast live on the City website, but it will take up to three days after the meeting for a video recording to be uploaded to the City's website. Please check the "City Council Meetings" section of the Ferry Landing webpage for updates.

Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past Council meetings on the City website. View the minimum streaming requirements here.

Council meetings are also broadcast live on television via Comcast Cable Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99. If you miss the live broadcast, check out the rebroadcast schedule here.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on October 10, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Updates from Boards and Commissions

Each week, on a rotating schedule, this section will provide highlights of the recent activities of one or more of the boards, commissions, and special committees representing the City of Sausalito. More information about City of Sausalito boards and commissions and City Council special committees may be found on the City of Sausalito website.
Sustainability Commission. The Sausalito Sustainability Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday, September 14, in the Conference Room at City Hall. Topics covered included commission membership, sea level rise, upcoming outreach opportunities, the Zero Waste Cycle 7 Grant, and leaf blowers. Alex Westhoff of the County of Marin led the commission through the county's "Game of Floods," a public education activity on adaptation to sea level rise. The commission plans to host at least one event for the public to play the game and discuss sea level rise.

The Sustainability Commission is tasked with advising the City Council on issues related to waste management and ecological sustainability and with leading public relations programs to encourage residential and commercial participation in recycling and waste reduction programs. The commission currently has one vacancy. If interested in applying, please contact Andrew Davidson, Senior Civil Engineer, at (415) 289-4180 or adavidson@sausalito.gov — or fill out an application on the City website.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
Historic Landmarks Board. On September 20, the Historic Landmarks Board and the Planning Commission conducted a joint public hearing to consider exterior renovations to the structures located at 777 and 801 Bridgeway within the Downtown Historic District. These structures, commonly known as the site of the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa and Poggio Trattoria, are proposed to undergo exterior modifications including painting, landscaping, sidewalk paving, signage, and the updating of fixtures. The Historic Landmarks Board and the Planning Commission approved the project and appointed a subcommittee to work with the project team and City staff to explore subtle paint color improvements along the proposed Bridgeway façade. Please contact Senior Planner Calvin Chan at (415) 289-4129 or cchan@sausalito.gov if you have any questions.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS BOARD

News from City Departments

Public Works.  The Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District will be cleaning sewer lines along Bridgeway between Harbor Drive and Coloma Street and in the vicinity of Locust Street during the week of September 25. Bridgeway's right northbound lane will be closed during working hours. The intersection of Locust Street and Bridgeway will be under traffic control. Motorists should expect traffic delays.

During the week of September 25, work will also continue on the 2017 Street Rehabilitation Project. On Monday, September 25, Bridgeway between Spring Street and Nevada Street will be crack sealed. Traffic control will be in place, and there will always be at least one lane available for traffic. This is a one-day operation. Crack sealing involves placing elastomeric material directly into pavement cracks, which prevents water from entering the pavement base and extends pavement life. 

On Tuesday, September 26, and Wednesday, September 27, the northbound lane of South Street between Alexander Avenue and Second Street will have the top four inches of asphalt paving removed and replaced with four inches of new asphalt paving. During the work, the northbound lane will be closed to all traffic and no parking signs will be posted along the south side of the street. Ghilotti Bros., the City's contractor, will deploy traffic control, including flaggers and signs, to keep traffic flowing as safely and smoothly as possible. As always, please drive carefully near construction zones.
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Parks and Recreation. For the 39th consecutive year, the City of Sausalito is hosting its legendary Chili Cook Off. This local event takes place in Dunphy Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, and features live music and all the chili you can eat for $12. Margaritas, beer, and wine will be available for purchase, as will hotdogs and hamburgers cooked by the Volunteers In Public Safety (VIPS). 
 
Chefs will duke it out in three contest categories: Judge's Choice, People's Choice, and Best Booth. Keep an eye out for some amazing costumes and decorations. Awards are donated by Heath Ceramics.
 
Musical entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass band Nobody from Nashville. Jumpy houses for kids from Mt. Tam Adventure Camps will also be set up in the park. Any questions about the Chili Cook Off may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHILI COOK OFF

Things Happening in Our Community

Marinship Workers in Conversation. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Sausalito's Marinship shipyard during World War II, the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Library will present a special "in conversation" program at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, with former Marinship workers C.D. Madsen, Ed Madsen, and William Thurman. The program will take place inside the Sausalito Library. C.D. Madsen was a resident of Pine Hill when it was appropriated and dynamited to create landfill for the shipyard. He worked on one of the large cranes at Marinship and later enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific operating a landing craft. C.D.'s cousin Ed, in addition to being a one-time Marinship employee, was a Sausalito postman for many years. William Thurman worked as a welder for Marinship.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Chili Cook Off. The air at Dunphy Park will be thick with the aroma of tomatoes, beans, peppers, and spices on Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join us and experience booth after booth of delicious park-made chili. Purchase a $12 unlimited chili tasting wristband and visit each booth to try unique and original chili. Tasters will help decide the winners of the cook off. Margaritas, beer, and wine will be available for purchase, as will hotdogs and hamburgers cooked by the Volunteers In Public Safety (VIPS). Musical entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass band Nobody from Nashville.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHILI COOK OFF
Half-Price Book Sale. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore will be holding a half-price sale the week of September 25. You will find a huge selection of fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, biographies, art books, and children's books, as well as DVDs, books on CD, and more. Everything in the store is half off the already very low prices! Hours for the sale are: Monday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore is located on the top floor of Sausalito City Hall.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE
Atul Gawande Simulcast. Join Sausalito Village in celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of Boston's Beacon Hill Village and the village movement with a lively conversation about community and choice in aging with renowned surgeon and author Atul Gawande. More than 150 villages across the country will be participating via simulcast. This special event will be presented on Monday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. Atul Gawande's most recent book is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO VILLAGE
Street Trees for Sausalito. What makes a good street tree? Join UC Marin Master Gardener Marie Narlock on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. as she presents trees that flourish in Sausalito. Participants in this program sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library will learn which trees enhance Sausalito's public spaces and complement its natural beauty — and which could be problematic. Participants will also gain helpful knowledge and skill in identifying common trees. Marie has been a UC Marin Master Gardener for thirteen years. She studied landscape design through the UC Berkeley Extension and Merritt College, and completed sustainable landscape classes at Sonoma State. Marie also writes articles for the Marin IJ and co-edited and launched the Leaflet, the UC Marin Master Gardener newsletter.
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32nd Annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour. Marin County's floating homes have captured the imagination of locals and tourists for decades. The 2017 Floating Homes Tour takes place on Saturday, September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fifteen unique floating homes chosen for the tour exemplify this year's theme, "Homefront on the Waterfront" and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Marinship, the World War II shipyard which helped to foster today's waterfront community. Other attractions will include 40's cars, music, and swing dancers. Visitors and volunteers are encouraged to come in 40's dress. The tour is sponsored by the Floating Homes Association (FHA), a non-profit volunteer organization, with proceeds benefiting Sausalito Village and Friends of the Marin City Library. $50 advance reservations are recommended. Admission at the gate the day of the tour will be $55.  
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Marinship 75 Dinner Dance. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the launching of the William A. Richardson, the first ship to leave Sausalito's Marinship shipyards during World War II, with a special dinner dance on Saturday, September 30. The event will be held at the Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center (IDESST) at 511 Caledonia Street in Sausalito. The evening will feature live music from the eight-piece Swing Fever Band and a 1940's Dance Contest. If you come dressed in the style of the 40's, you will be entered in the WWII-era costume contest. General admission tickets are $25. A pasta dinner with salad will be served WWII canteen style in the dining room starting at 6:00 p.m. Reserved tables ($560) in the dance hall will be served family style. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a no-host bar. Additional information is available at the Sausalito Historical Society website.
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Met Opera Preview. Join Tom Wilhite on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. Tom will present background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. This is the fifth year of Metropolitan Opera previews sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
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The Architectural Phenomena of Julia Morgan. Come see and hear about a historical landmark in your community, the clubhouse of the Sausalito Woman's Club. Stanford Hughes, founding principal of the internationally recognized firm of Brayton Hughes Design, will make a presentation on the architectural phenomena of Julia Morgan at the Sausalito Woman's Club on Wednesday, October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The clubhouse, which is located at 120 Central Avenue, will be 100 years old in 2018. The event is free, and there will be docent tours available after the presentation. Limited street parking is available, so carpooling is encouraged.
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Hints of Grace: The Rebirth of Freda In 1996, the 32-foot-long wooden sloop Freda turned one hundred and eleven years old. Her worn, distorted hull was so rotted that she needed more than just a restoration to be safely returned to active sailing. "Hints of Grace" is the technical and aesthetic account of the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding's decade-long project of rebuilding Freda from the keel up. On Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library, the school's director, Bob Darr, will explore the great and small labors of Freda's rebirth, from shaping timbers to hand-planing, sanding, and painting. Bob came of age in the mid-1960s on his father's schooners, where he was captivated by the beauty of Grace, a San Francisco pilot schooner named after the daughter of sugar-magnate Adolph Spreckels. Sailing the South Seas on traditional gaff-rigged schooners inspired Bob to spend his adult life designing and building traditional wooden boats.
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Fall City Wide Yard Sale. The City Wide Yard Sale is free to the public and – with over 90 seller booths – a great event for bargain hunters and window shoppers alike. The fall sale will be held at the MLK Parking Lot and Basketball Courts on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents of Sausalito and surrounding towns use this semiannual event as an opportunity to clear out their garages and offer treasures at bargain prices.
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Sausalito Writers' Circle. Looking for a supportive group to share your writing with? Ready to tackle that story, novel or poem? Interested in providing feedback to others? Whether you're an aspiring writer, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, come join us on Sunday, October 8 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Here's how it works: members submit up to ten double-spaced pages (poets: two poems) in advance of each session, and our time together is then spent in offering productive, positive feedback to one another. The group typically meets twice a month, on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is recently relocated Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator, Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. The Writers' Circle will also meet on October 22.
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Ship Traffic on the Bay. Have you ever wondered about the different types of commercial ships that ply the waters of the San Francisco Bay? On Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall, Captain Craig Thomas will be our field guide to the freighters, tankers, tugs, car carriers, and container ships that pass through Sausalito's "backyard." We'll also follow a typical voyage of a tanker and container ship into and out of the Bay. Before coming ashore to work for Hess Oil, Mobil, and Bunkers Gibraltar Ltd., Captain Thomas worked at sea in positions that ranged from Third Officer to Master. Today, he is the president and founder of Sausalito- based Agile Marine. This program is presented as part of the Sausalito Village speaker series.
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Met Opera Preview. Join Tom Wilhite on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, including background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. This is the fifth year of Metropolitan Opera previews sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
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City Council Candidates Night. The Sausalito Woman's Club Civics Committee, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, will be hosting City Council Candidates Night – an opportunity for the community to hear from the three candidates who are competing for one interim seat on the Sausalito City Council in the November 2017 election. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spinnaker Restaurant. Learn about the issues and what each candidate sees for the future of Sausalito. As part of the program, questions for the candidates may be submitted by the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. This event always fills up fast, so arrive early to secure a seat. Free valet parking is available.
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Honeybees. Sausalito resident and biologist Jennifer Berry returns to the Sausalito Library on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. to tell us about honeybees. What began as a fascination with insects has slowly grown into a sideline business of raising and selling hives for Jennifer, and she'll be sharing stories of how the bees are doing in southern Marin and what it's like to tend them. Her tales will include how bees build comb in the wild, how they make honey and how they communicate with one another, plus she will show off some of her strange and fascinating art projects where she enlists bees as collaborators. Over 100 people attended Jennifer's program, "The Coyotes of Sausalito," last spring.
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Concert for Kids & Tot Art in the Park. Presented by Sausalito Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Sausalito Lions Club, the next monthly "Concert for Kids & Tot Art in the Park" event will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Robin Sweeny Park. The musical performer is Kenny Blacklock, who plays bluegrass and American folk songs for children. Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn. Music starts at 10:30 a.m. We will provide tables, chairs, and art supplies for the children's art project starting at 11:15 a.m.
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Sausalito Wine Experience. Sausalito Sister Cities, in conjunction with Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa and Poggio Trattoria, is staging the first annual Sausalito Wine Experience on Sunday, October 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the elegant Alexandrite Suite in The Mansion at the Casa Madrona. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sausalito Sister City organization and its programs with Cascais (Portugal), Vina del Mar (Chile), and Sakaide (Japan). A premier wine tasting event with honorary chairs Bill and Will Harlan of Harlan Estates and Promontory Winery, the afternoon will feature prominent and iconic wineries as well as food from Copita, Poggio, Seafood Peddler, Sushi Ran, and the Trident. For tickets and more information about the event, visit www.sausalitowineexperience.org.
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Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.
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Around the World in a Small Boat. Two time near global circumnavigator Bob Lorenzi writes, "Blue water cruisers tend to forget the worst moments and experiences as they move on: the sleepless nights, the meal that ends up on the sole, the corrupt customs officials, and more. We remember the best crossings, the pod of killer whales, the sea bird sleeping overnight on the boom, the hustle and bustle of the open markets, the sights, smells and sounds." Please join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room to hear Bob share his experiences and short video takes of his most recent near global circumnavigation, the second of two lasting 4.5 years each (2000 - 2005 and 2009 - 2014). Bob's boat is Armido, a Nor'Sea 27' sloop built by Heritage Marine in 1977 at Dana Point, California. Armido is presently tethered to a port mooring in Richardson Bay.
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Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter. Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Victoria Kirby on Thursday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers for a discussion of the masterpieces of Gustav Klimt and the Legion of Honor's Rodin collection. The first Klimt exhibition of this size to be presented on the West Coast, this is an extraordinary opportunity for Bay Area audiences to view the work of this great Austrian master of Modernism. The exhibition features works from the artist's estate in Vienna and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, the largest collection of Klimt paintings in the world. The Legion of Honor exhibit will be on view from October 14 to January 28. This program is presented by the Sausalito Library, with generous funding from the Friends of the Library.
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Outdoor Movie Night. Get on board Sausalito's second Outdoor Movie Night with a free showing of Jaws (1975, 124 minutes) on Friday, October 20. The show will start at sundown (i.e. sometime between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.) at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. Bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on. Popcorn will be available for purchase. Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
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Right on the Edge. Shawnecee Schneider will make a presentation about her recent six-week voyage in search of the North Pacific Right Whale aboard the Deep Green Wilderness vessel Orion. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spaulding Marine Center, 600 Gate 5 Road in Sausalito. Shawnecee will also screen her last film project with Deep Green Wilderness, The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish, a film that investigates the historical, political and ecological factors that went into the recognition of our newest inland sea.
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