Welcome to Ross Valley Village

Ross Valley Village ushers in the autumn equinox by offering our members and volunteers some fantastic programs and informational classes, opportunities for creating social connection, and the support system that older adults need to remain independent and active in their own homes and neighborhoods.


We hope you’ll join us this month at our Marin Villages Volunteer Appreciation Party, on Sunday, September 24!  This will be a terrific opportunity for members and volunteers across the Villages to meet and greet, celebrate and show how much we all appreciate our volunteers.  As in the past, it will be held at Jason’s Community Room, next to Jason’s Restaurant, Drake’s Landing, Greenbrae.  Festivities will begin at 4pm.  Nibbles, libations and fun will ensue!  Please RSVP to the office at 415-457-4633, and let us know if you need a ride.

What’s Happening in Ross Valley Village

If you would like to participate in any of the activities below and need transportation, please call the office at 415-457-4633 to arrange a ride.  Please note: our monthly luncheon is the second Thursday of the month.


Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, September 6 & 20, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sweetwater Music Café, Mill Valley

We are joining the Mill Valley Village’s Men's Group and encourage you, whether a volunteer or a member, to come join us.  It is an informal gathering with no particular agenda beyond the company of friends.  Contact Marcus Byruck (617-763-1697 or marcusbyruck@gmail.com) or David Cardenas (transitionssupport@gmail.com) to get more info.


Monthly Luncheon – Second Thursdays 

Thursday, September 14, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Insalata’s, 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

Join fellow members and volunteers each month for a nice break, good food, and some wonderful conversation.  Set price of $15.00, beverages to be paid by guest.  *Limited number, so please RSVP at 415-457-4633.

Social Mixer at Left Bank

Tuesday, September 19, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Where:  Left Bank, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Join Twin Cities Village members and volunteers for this Cocktail Party and Social Mixer at Left Bank Brasserie.  Members, volunteers, and interested members of the community are encouraged to attend!  No host bar, finger foods provided.  Call the office if you need a ride at 415-457-4633.   


Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Il Fornaio, 223 Corte Madera Town Center

Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and conversation.  Our coffee group meets at Il Fornaio, a lovely setting where there is plenty of parking, good coffee and, if we have enough people, our own dedicated table in the front of the restaurant.




Love's Labour Lost  OUT of Donated Tickets

Sunday, September 10, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Marin Shakespeare Company, 890 Belle Ave, San Rafael

We are planning on sitting together and sharing picnic snacks – so if you’re coming look for us! Marin Shakespeare Company donated tickets for this performance for our members and volunteers, but we are currently OUT of donated tickets.  If you’d like to join the group, tickets can be purchased for the senior matinee at $17 each.

Celebrate the Village Movement’s 15th Anniversary with Atul Gawande on the Value of Community

Monday, September 25, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Cherie Sorokin’s home, Tiburon

This webinar will be watched by Villages throughout the U.S.  Hear Atul Gawande speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. Stay tuned for details!  Please RSVP to the office if you would like to attend and for directions at 415-457-4633 or info@marinvillages.org.




The Fate of the Avante Garde, Part I

Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

In the early years of the twentieth century, Russian Artists were at the forefront of innovation and exciting new forms.  The October Revolution of 1917 ushered in a government concerned with art in the service of propaganda.  As a result, artistst like Goncharova, Larionov, Popova and Exter left Russia.  Others were exiled.  One man, Igor Savitsky, collected paintings from artists in Moscow and made many trips by train and then by camel to Nukus, a remote village in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. There he saw to the founding of a large museum. Kerrin Meis visited the museum in 2010 and will discuss many of its works.  $10 Public with advanced registration, $12 day of.  Please call 415-444-8000 to register.  Registrations are non-refundable.    

Getting Around in Marin

Friday, September 22, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Where: Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax

What are all the transportation options available for seniors?  We’ll learn about the Marin Access travel navigators at Marin Access (including paratransit and taxi services); ride programs available from Marin Villages and Whistlestop; Golden Gate Local bus services; Clipper cards; ride-sharing with Lyft and Uber, car-sharing, etc.  Facilitator: Jody Timms, FREE! 

The Ross Valley Village Steering Committee Meeting will meet on Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m., if you are interested in organizing our programs, producing the monthly newsletter, or a trying new idea, we welcome you!   Please call the office at 415-457-4633 for directions.