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Three Exciting Events Come to Bon Air Center on Saturday, April 26


he Marin Master Gardeners host the 9th annual Tomato Market, with 17 varieties of tomato plants for sale. These plants are hand grown from seed in the greenhouse at the Falkirk Cultural Center. A team of Master Gardeners will be at the market to help you choose the best varieties for your micro climate, and answer your The Tomato Market is planting and care from 9:30 AM - 12 PM at Bon Air Center questions. Proceeds from the Tomato Market support the Marin Master Gardeners in their mission of extending research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to the community. Come early, many varieties sell out quickly! Cash or check only.

April 22 – May 17

Preview Gala April 26

Electric Vehicle Rally 8:30am - Noon


Visit the Preview Gallery Exhibition at Bon Air Center. Each participating artist has a work on display and artist docents are on hand to answer questions. Galleries are open April 22 to May 17. Gallery hours are: Tu e s d a y- S a t u r d a y, 11-6pm, Sunday 11-5pm. Closed on Mondays. The Preview Gala on April 26th from 5pm-8pm is the art party of the year, open to the public, and kicks off the event. Galleries are located at 160 Bon Air Center and 286 Bon Air Center.

his event promotes Electric Vehicles (EVs), celebrating the joys and benefits of EV driving. 35 drivers of all makes and models of EVs will stop at Bon Air Center where they’ll park and display their cars for the public from 10am – 11:30am. Drivers will be on hand to chat about their cars and answer questions for the “EV-Curious.” Dealerships will be at Bon Air Center to offer test drives of EVs, including Nissan LEAF and others to be announced. Drives are offered from 8:30am – Noon on a first-come basis. Also scheduled is the Sungevity Solar Powered Popsicle Truck. Come learn about installing solar on your home so you can "drive on sunshine," and take advantage of a $750 discount. The event benefits Cool the Earth, a non-profit that teaches kids in grades K-8 the basic science of climate change. Meet them from 10am – 11:30am and find out more.

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Over 50 Specialty Shops & Restaurants Just off Highway 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Greenbrae

11:00AM TO 3PM


elebrate Spring with Bon Air Center at the 16th annual Spring Fair. Mollie Stone’s Market showcases local farms, food producers and food busi-

nesses with free food sampling and demonstrations. From farm-fresh ingredients to desserts, from delicious snacks to tasty beverages, meet the people behind the food. Taste and learn about the

products and the businesses committed to growing and making food locally. We’ll also help you celebrate with music, and entertainment and activities for kids,

Bloodmobile from 11am– 3pm and there will be special offers from Bon Air Center merchants. Saturday, May 17 11:00am to 3pm.

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3 spring trends


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edge Sandals are making a BIG comeback this season for many of our brands. Why do wedge sandals work for so many of us? Well first of all they help to elongate the legs which is always a bonus, and they also cleverly disguise the fact that you are in a heel by

distributing the weight evenly throughout the shoe which makes for a more comfortable ride all day long! Did you know Orange is the New Black? We are seeing lots of different shades of orange this season which can be a very neutral color because it goes well with earth tones or adds some spice to basic black.

Not feeling Heels? No worries because dressy sneakers can be just as fun and even more comfortable on those long days on your feet. Platinum shades or cutout designs can look fabulous with a floral dress or play up your cute capris, all of which will have your feet feeling amazing during your many spring adventures.

Sole Desire at 184 Bon Air Center specializes in domestic, international & European comfort & fashion footwear

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Are in bold, rainbow brights, geometric prints and tropical prints.


Cropped, oversized, layering mesh tee or sweaters over a dress or leggings. Add a sleeveless blouse or a tee-shirt.


Skinny and boyfriend jeans – a new charm is snipping off the hem and letting it fray, or just cuffing up!

In April Lindisima Act 2 is moving to 190 Bon Air Center. Visit for more information. Bon Air Center Spring Review 2014

4 eating well



Santa Maria Pinquito Beans with Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Don’t let their size fool you! Small but mighty these pinquito beans are a good source of folate, iron, and calcium among other vitamins and minerals. Serving Size: ½ cup beans, ¼ avocado Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Ingredients: 1 cup dried Santa Maria Pinquito Beans 1 avocado, cut into quarters, then cubed 1 bay leaf, optional 1 lime cilantro olive oil salt

DIRECTIONS Soak 1 cup beans in 4 cups water overnight. Drain the beans the next day and transfer them to a heavy pot. Add enough water to cover the beans by 2 inches, then add the bay leaf. Bring the beans to a boil, then turn them down to a simmer and cook for about 2 hours until tender—add more water while cooking if necessary. Once the beans are cooked, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt to taste and put a lid on the beans and let rest for about 20 minutes. To serve the beans, place ½ cup beans in a bowl and scatter ¼ of the avocado around the beans; squeeze lime juice over the beans and finish with a few leaves of cilantro. Recipe provided by JumpstartMD's Mara Iaconi 240 Bon Air Center 438-4999 Bon Air Center Spring Review 2014



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offers a fresh take on spring entertaining mollie stone's market


o what is endive (pronounced ondeev)? Most often referred to as Belgian endive, it could be called the elegant member of the chicory family with its tightly packed leaves and smooth, elongated shape. Unlike curly endive or escarole (which are also chicories), the final growth of endive occurs indoors in the dark, contributing to its blanched color. Even the red is grown in the dark—its beautiful color is the result of crossing white endive with red Treviso-style chicories. But, no matter how you pronounce it, endive is one of the most versatile, delicious and healthy vegetables in the world. We are fortunate that the premier American endive grower, California Endive Farms, is located nearby in Rio Vista.

"Original Blue" Endive Boats Ingredients: Red and white California Endive Pt. Reyes Original Blue Cheese Crumbles Chopped walnuts, toasted Honey DIRECTIONS:

Separate endive heads into single leaves. Fill each spear with about one tablespoon of crumbled cheese. Sprinkle walnuts on top of cheese, fan leaves out on a platter and drizzle lightly with honey. Learn more about California Endive: Available at Mollie Stone's Market: 270 Bon Air Center 461-1164

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Avocado & Endive Appetizer Ingredients: 2 medium sized avocados 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 24 California Endive leaves DIRECTIONS:

Peel, pit and mash avocados; set aside. Combine lime juice, Greek yogurt, cumin and cilantro in a small bowl. Stir in avocados. Spoon avocado mixture evenly into endive leaves.

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Juiced-Up Nutrition


t’s no secret that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is a cornerstone of a healthy diet. But how much is "plenty"? The latest guidelines recommend 4 ½ cups per day (2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables) for a person with a suggested caloric intake of 2,000 calories per day. Meeting that goal can often be a challenge, especially if you're prone to grabbing a sandwich or sushi-to-go, rather than a leafy green salad. One satisfying solution: juicing. As a growing number of Americans are discovering, whole food juicing is an easy way to add a greater

variety of fruits and vegetables to their diets. Not used to nibbling on kale? Try it blended with apples and pineapple for a new twist on delicious. Think a cucumber doesn't belong in a cup? Juicing it with oranges and ginger will make you think again. Thanks to an ever-expanding selection of juicing equipment available for home and commercial settings, whole food juicing is a trend that's here to stay. So whether you find yourself inspired after a trip to the local Farmer’s Market, or prefer to enjoy a specialty blend at a local juice bar, give it a whirl!

Visit Jamba Juice at 301 Bon Air Center 925-8470

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5 Days of Smoothies


ith the right ingredients, smoothies can be a nutritious way to start the day. One Medical Group nutritionist Samantha Treyve suggests a blend of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates (PFC) to keep you satiated until your next meal. These healthful recipes feature whole fruits instead of juices and unsweetened nondairy beverages to reduce added sugar. Simply combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. One Medical Group: 200 Bon Air Center 578-3095






Green Smoothie

Power Smoothie

Berry Avocado Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Avocados provide a great source of healthy fat and a creamy consistency to this smoothie.

This beverage is a healthy morning meal that only tastes indulgent.

We count four superfoods in this sweet smoothie—and it's delicious to boot!

Frozen banana, almond One Medical nutritionist milk and almond butter Karyn Duggan loves make this green smoothie spirulina, a proteincreamy and nutritious. rich algae. 1 cup almond milk

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (more if desired)

1 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk

1 banana

1 cup kale

2 handfuls of spinach

1 frozen banana

1/2 avocado

1/2 cup almond or soy milk

1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

1 peeled frozen banana

2 tablespoons almond butter

1/2 cup berries

1/2 cup low-fat yogurt

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon spirulina

1/2 cup ice

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1/2 cup ice

1 tablespoon almond

1 teaspoon ground flaxseed

1 tablespoon almond butter

3 ice cubes

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Greenbrae’s Trampoline Center and Bowling Alley A

sk any former or current Greenbrae resident who was there in the 1950s and 1960s about the place, and they will always talk about the fun attractions available in the neighborhood. There wasn’t a theme park, but scattered across the southern part of Greenbrae at various times were a bowling alley, a large community swimming pool, a miniature golf course, a sailing center, a go-kart track, and even a trampoline center. Most early residents remember the Bon Air Trampoline Center, which opened in 1960 but only operated for a few years. “It was right along Sir Francis Drake” near the Bon Air Super, recalled Iyana Leveque. “It was like a

big yard, they had big holes underneath and the trampolines were stretched so it was all at ground level.” Instructors supervised the activity and taught acrobatic tricks: “People were doing flips and things…I can’t believe that no one ever got hurt, it’s just amazing to me today.” Work started on the much-anticipated 24-lane bowling alley, c a l l e d G re e n b ra e Lanes, in the summer of 1958. The Independent Journal noted that the new attraction “will help solve one of Marin’s biggest what-to-do-aftersundown-besides-watchTV situations that the whole family can enjoy.” When announced, the cost was estimated to be $860,000, a

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tremendous amount in those days, more than half for the interior that included “24 Brunswick lanes, underground ball returns and automatic pinspotters.” Greenbrae Lanes opened on March 6, 1959. The blue-roofed bowling alley was open 24 hours a day and soon featured a coffee shop, tavern and child care nursery. Seeing that bowling up until then had largely been a man’s sport, assistant manager Ron Gurries took on the task of recruiting families to come bowl and form leagues. He started an instruction program for children and women and assisted in the creation of housewives’ leagues, making personal calls on people in the community

to urge them to join. Within the first year of operation, bowling clubs proliferated with 280 women involved. “I had a lot of fun there,” recalled Barbara Schultz. “It was popular.” “We bowled there all the time, it was kind of an institution,” recalled David Manahan. “It was a fun spot, it had pinball machines, pool tables, a restaurant in front, it was just an awful lot of fun. Bowling became big then.” The bowling alley remained in business into the 1970s, but closed as business waned. The area was redeveloped into Drakes Landing; Jason’s Restaurant now sits on the approximate location of the bowling alley.

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Be an Informed Jewelry Buyer

pring is here, and many people are planning summer weddings, anniversaries and overseas holidays. These events often include a jewelry purchase, and Johann Paul Jewelers offers some tips to ensure that your jewelry purchase is successful: Online Purchase Buying diamonds online is difficult: you may look at four stones online that have the same attributes and price point, but until you actually see them, flaws may not be apparent. Flaws may not even be noticed by the consumer until the piece has been worn. While the flaw was noted on the Certificate,

without a trained eye they did not see until it was too late to return the ring. Wholesale to the Public Buying from a company that claims to be ‘wholesale to the public’ or claiming that their jewelry will appraise for ‘twice the purchase price’ can be a disappointing experience. Jewelry from these establishments can seem like a deal but an appraisal reveals that the buyer paid what the piece was worth, if not many times more than its value. Overseas or High Seas If you are making a jewelry purchase overseas or on a cruise ship, we recommend that you always buy with a credit card, never

cash. While claims of low prices or no tax may be tempting, remember: you get what you pay for. Travelers hoping to ‘lower the price’ with cash and return home with very low quality goods have no recourse. The Bottom Line A jewelry purchase should bring joy for a lifetime, so when making a significant jewelry purchase we recommend you go to a reputable jeweler who can guide you. Johann Paul Jewelers make it our mission to educate our customers so that they can make a well-informed and satisfying jewelry purchase. 272 Bon Air Center, 461-1866.

Call for Makers!

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is September 13, 2014 Join us for the 2nd annual Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire, hosted by Bon Air Center. If you are a Maker or want to attend, please visit and sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news about Marin’s only Maker Faire! Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.





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Calendar of Events April 26


Come early for the best selection of tomato plants, grown for both flavor and to suit Marin’s climate. A fundraising event for Marin Master Gardeners. Shift to Electric Car Rally is a celebration of electric vehicles. The rally stops at Bon Air Center to showcase electric cars, and electric vehicle dealers offer a Ride & Drive event. A fundraising event for Cool the Earth.

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April 22 - May 17, 2014 MARIN OPEN STUDIOS

The best way to plan a Marin Open Studios tour is to visit the Preview Gallery Exhibition at Bon Air Center. Each of the participating artists has one of their works on display and artist docents are on hand to answer questions. The Exhibition is located at 160 and 286 Bon Air Center. The Preview Gala on April 26th from 5-8 is the ART PARTY of the YEAR, is open to the public, and kicks off the event.



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May 17


A celebration of local food, recreation, health and living hosted by Bon Air Center. Food sampling presented by Mollie Stone’s Market.

Spring into our store at Bon Air Center to enjoy

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Maker Faire returns with this Marinfocused event celebrating the imagination and ingenuity of our community. It’s a day of sharing knowledge and talents in a familyfriendly event that is fun, entertaining, educational, and encourages the ‘maker’ in all of us. October 11

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Bon Air Center’s annual Invitational Car Show gathers over 100 classic cars for a day of auto appreciation. BON AIR HALLOWEEN BASH

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Bon Air Center was built in 1952 as Greenbrae’s commercial and community center, and today remains the focal point for local services and shopping with over fifty stores and restaurants. Throughout the year the Center hosts events that showcase local interests and activities, including master gardeners, local farms and food producers, makers, food drives, fundraising, student athletes, and vintage car enthusiasts. Please visit these merchants for Spring 2014 special offers:

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