Fashion for the Homeless and Save the Planet this Week, Oct 10 - 14

Here are five things you need to know for Oct. 10 - 14.

The Year Was 1492 When He Sailed the Ocean Blue

Today, Oct. 10 is Columbus Day.  All financial centers and United Stated Post Offices in San Rafael will be closed in recognition of that well known sailor, Christopher Columbus, who in 1492 completed his journey to the New World, a.k.a. the Americas. Fun Fact: Did you know that several Latin American countries, including Mexico and Venezuela, also celebrate Columbus Day? But instead of celebrating one man’s triumph it is a day of recognizing the first encounter between Native Americans and Europeans.

School Credit for Training to Help Others.

The Center for Domestic Peace is offering a  starting on Tuesday, Oct 11. Not only will trainees have the opportunity to help women and children in potentially life-threatening situations, but this training session also qualifies for field placement college credit in social work and psychology courses.

Mad Rags to Benefit Homeless in Marin

Models walking the runway in a benefit to aid those in need will be rocking outfits by local Marin stores such as A luncheon held at , on Wednesday afternoon includes music, silent auction and fun. All proceeds from the event will benefit Project End Homelessness in Marin. 11:30 a.m.

Fall Produce and Other Delicious Treats

The San Rafael downtown farmer’s market may be done for the year but local seasonal veggies and other culinary delights are still available every Thursday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the

Save the World....And the People in it!

There is still time to register for the 2011 Bioneers Conference, being held at the from Oct. 14 - 16. Join others at this leading-edge forum presenting solutions for people and the planet.


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