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Marin City

Local Help

A new community program, called Clean Slate, will offer several services from Marin County departments to directly help residents with justice-related and health-related matters. The Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the Probation Department will help those with documentation to clear records, terminate probation or dismiss convictions, and the Department of Health and Human Services will help with Medi-Cal, CalFresh food assistance, employment training and financial relief for families. Covid-19 vaccinations and booster shots will also be available. Thursday, Feb. 17, Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 101 Donahue St., Marin City. 4–7pm. Marincounty.org.


New Pairing

The winemaking families behind Jackson Family Wines sought a way to use the whole grape when they developed Vine to Bar, a premium dark chocolate made with the spent grapes, called Chardonnay Marc. This week, Master Sommelier Michael Jordan leads a chocolate-and-wine pairing featuring samples of several varieties of Vine to Bar dark chocolates matched with a range of wines, from chardonnay to pinot noir. Taste for yourself on Thursday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Region Wine Bar at The Barlow, 180 Morris St., Suite 170, Sebastopol. Thursday, 4pm; Sat, 2pm. $20. Drinkyourregion.com/events.


Last Time

Comedian, author, actor and podcast superstar Marc Maron was supposed to appear in the North Bay a few weeks ago, but his show in Napa was postponed. Thankfully for fans of Maron’s comedy, the stand-up show is back on, and he is scheduled to hit the stage this week. For those who don’t know, Maron has written and performed raw and honest comedy for more than two decades, and he’s currently on his “This May Be the Last Time Tour,” so check him out on Friday, Feb. 18, at Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $44–$54. Uptowntheatrenapa.com.


Hands On History

The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum is excited to welcome junior historians to participate in several family-friendly activities during its Junior Historians Interactive Exhibit. This limited-run exhibit invites kids to help build an archive of Petaluma’s history from their perspectives. The exhibit includes a creativity station where kids can color or draw Petaluma-themed art, an interactive map of the town and a scavenger hunt with prizes. This exhibit will take place during two weeks in February, with bonus hours on Presidents’ Day, Friday–Monday, Feb. 18–21 (and Feb. 25–27), at 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. 10am to 3:45pm each day. Petalumamuseum.com.

—Charlie Swanson

Charlie Swanson
Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.


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