Welcome to Ross Valley Village


Greetings to Members, Volunteers and Friends!

The New Year is off to a busy start!  We are working hard to attract and cultivate new volunteers, engineer enticing programs
and classes, and find new exciting ways to help build connection throughout our Village community. 
If you have a program you’d like to lead, or a want to suggest a new Club or group, please let us know,
the Village belongs to you, and truly thrives when we can help neighbors unite and engage in enriching and supportive activities together.


Your steering committee –

Loulie Sutro, Anne Ramsay, Suellen Lamorte, Carolyn Jones, Katie Erickson, and Gabe Gesmer.



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: Table for 8 is the second Thursday of the month.


Table for Eight – Second Thursdays

February 9, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Jason’s Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing, Greenbrae

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.   


Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

February 16, 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. 


Happy Hour at Marinitas

February 27, 5:00 p.m.   

Where:  Marinitas, 218 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

No-host happy hour! Volunteers and members are encouraged to bring friends, neighbors, or anyone
who’d like to know more about the Village movement.  Light hors d’oeuvers will be provided,
and the table will be at the back of the restaurant to limit the noise.  Please RSVP to the office at 415-457-4633.   


Monet – The Early Years

March 20, 3:00 p.m.   

Where:  St. John’s Church, 14 Lagunitas Rd

Kerrin Meis earned her master’s degree in Art History at U.C. Berkeley.  For ten years she taught
Art History at San Francisco State University.  Kerrin now lectures for the College of Marin,
Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at Domincan University and teaches courses at Book Passage
in Corte Madera.  Her classes have been favorites in Marin for years! 


Around the Villages

Many activities and programs offered within Marin Villages are open to all members and volunteers. 


Join us in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Village Movement

February 13, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Tiburon Peninsula Village member and Board member Cherie Sorokin

Where: To attend and for directions please RSVP by February 8, 2017 to 415-457-4633

To celebrate its 15th anniversary of the Village movement, Beacon Hill Village has invited Villages around
the country to participate in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, and author of the seminal book
Being Mortal. 
The event will be live streamed to Villages across the United States. 

Marin Villages
will broadcast the live event on Feb. 13, 2017 at Cherie Sorokin’s home in Tiburon. 
The live broadcast will begin at 4:00 p.m. sharp so we are asking participants to arrive
no later than 3:45 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.    


Safe at Home…And Beyond

February 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive

Older Corte Maderans want to feel protected and empowered.  We wonder:
When do I report something to the police?  Should I get a home alarm system? 
How can I navigate among cyclists and distracted pedestrians? 
Bring ANY questions you have about personal safety, home security, street precautions,
or internet safeguards and get answers directly from our own Central Marin Police Officers.


Being Mortal – Film and Discussion

March 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive

The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained,
ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. 
Plan to engage in a lively post-film discussion with representatives from Hospice by the Bay
and the Marin County Commission on Aging. 


Did You Hear?

Marin Villages’ Executive Director Lisa Brinkmann was recently featured
on Real Estate Radio Live!!

We hope you’ll Check out this online podcast of Real Estate Radio LIVE with a NEW
Living Longer, Living Better
 edition featuring Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director of Marin Villages.

Please use this link http://reradiolive.com/podcasts/ 
and share with anyone you know who is aging, caring for an aging loved one
or who may benefit in the present or future. Your health, and that of those around you,
is way too important to leave to chance. 
Use this opportunity to add yet another resource to your Living Longer, Living Better toolbox
to fall-proof your home this winter!



The Ross Valley Village Steering Committee Meeting will meet on February 9 at 10AM,
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.