Greg Sarris October First Wednesday Program is Canceled – Rescheduled to Feb’2018


We’re sorry to report we’ve had to reschedule Greg Serras’s Oct. First Wed presentation to Feb, 7th, 2018.  Unfortunately, with this short notice it means we won’t have an Oct. presentation. Apologies for the inconvenience.

“Twenty Questions with Mill Valley’s Music Men”

“Twenty Questions with Mill Valley’s Music Men”
 by  Joe Angiulo and Bob Greenwood
June 1, 2016,  7:00  – Mill Valley Library
Pre-registration Strongly Encouraged

In their long successful careers as music teachers, Bob Greenwood andJoe Angiulo witnessed vast cultural and economic changes, but always the orchestra and band played on.  Viewed from the perspective of nearly 80 years of collective experience, Bob and Joe take us on a journey of time and change encapsulated in the beat of a small town brimming with big talent.

  Join us for a rare opportunity to see inside the teacher’s perspective as Bob Greenwood and Joe Angiulo share with us the privileges and challenges of their long careers.

  In his capacity as music teacher and orchestra and marching band conductor, Bob Greenwood served Tamalpais High School from 1951-1988.  His career as a professional musician spanned 28 years.  Bob has served on the Boards of several musical organizations and written numerous articles and columns for professional journals in music education. Bob has received many awards and recognitions and is the second recipient to be given a Milley award, in 1990. 

  Joe Angiulo taught instrumental music, primarily strings, in the Mill Valley School District from 1966-2002.  As a Board member of the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, Joe is responsible for bringing professional classical musicians into local schools. He serves the Marin Music Chest Board, which provides music scholarships to talented young musicians.  He received the Marin County Golden Bell Award in 1990 and again in 2002. In 1990 the city of Mill Valley commended him for 25 years of service. Joe’s most treasured award is his Milley, given to him in 1997.

2016 Walk into History – Sunday, May 22, 2016

2016 Walk Poster 22016 Walk into History – Sunday, May 22
“Walk on the Sunnyside!”

From haunted houses to bodies uncovered during construction work and a spunky girl changing the course of Little League baseball, this year’s Walk into History journeys back into time when speakeasies and taverns populated the streets. Find out about the development of Boyle Park as well as the architects who designed schools, churches and houses as your Walk on the Sunny Side of Mill Valley, the Sunnyside and Buena Vista neighborhoods.
Tours leave from Outdoor Art Club every 15 minutes 9:30am – 4:00 pm. TICKETS HERE or at the door on day of the event. MVHS Members – $15, Non-members – $20, Teens with student ID – $10, Under 10 – Free No strollers. No Dogs.

Ivan Poutiatine: My Volunteering Life in Mill Valley

Ivan PoutitianeJoin Ivan Poutiatine as he speaks about his experiences in city government in the 1970’s, and later as a member of the Board of Directors of Marin Theatre Company.

Ivan Poutiatine has been a volunteer in Mill Valley since he moved here in 1965, as a young architect. He followed his parents’ admonition that “one must always give back to his/her community.” In addition to serving on the Planning Commission, City Council and MTC Board, Ivan was involved in the development of the new Community Center. He received the 2007 Milley Award for “Creative Achievement”.

Come hear him reminisce about his 45 years of volunteering in Mill Valley.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – 7pm
Mill Valley Public Library

Registration is highly recommended.

First Wednesday: Bill Champlin: Mill Valley Music & Then Some!

Wednesday, November 4th |7:30pm

1st Wed Nov 2015Join us for a wonderful evening of history, stories and music with Bill Champlin. Singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, songwriter and Mill Valley native Bill Champlin will talk about his early days growing up in Mill Valley and the local roots that contributed to his musical development.
The Opposite Six, Champlin’s first band, was founded during his time at Tamalpais High School and included other Mill Valley natives who later had musical careers of their own. Bill’s second band – The Sons of Champlin – along with other local bands of the time – placed the Bay Area in the forefront of the rock and roll scene in the late 1960s. After 28 years with the band Chicago, Champlin parted ways to focus once again on his solo career.
Bill has performed with many top artists including Patti LaBelle, Lou Rawls, Elton John, Boz Scaggs, Donna Summer, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Kenny Rogers. In 1978 he released “Single”, his first solo album. In 1979 he won his first Grammy award for co-writing “After the Love is Gone”, which was later recorded by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Over the expanse of a long successful career Champlin has written or sung over 400 songs and has been the recipient of several music awards including two Grammies.  Nonetheless, Bill says his most cherished award is his Millie, given to him by the city of Mill Valley in 2010.

Registration recommended. Click here to register(If registration for this event is full, you will not be able to register. Registration may re-open as cancellations occur, or feel free to stop by the night of the event. We will accommodate non-registered patrons as space is available. )