Welcome to Ross Valley Village

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. 

Marin Art and Garden Filmmaker Series: A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout with Gary Yost

Friday, March 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Where: Marin Art and Garden: Livermore Pavilion, Ross

Filmmaker GARY YOST is best known for his films about Mt Tam, including A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout. He will discuss and show short videos he has made supporting the restoration of West Peak which was leveled to create a Cold War Era Air Force Base. Yost’s first film in the trilogy The Invisible Peak has been shown on PBS, screened at film festivals and has won many awards.


Need help with your PC, iPhone, iPad, Nook, Kindle or cell phone?  Wired Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 7 and 21 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Where: San Anselmo Library, 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo

Wired Wednesday drop-in meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm in the Library. Our Teen Techie will do her best to help.


Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, March 7 and March 21, 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.


Estate Planning - Why Me? Why Now?

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Hospice by the Bay, 17 East SFD Blvd, Larkspur

Do you want to have a say in how your personal matters will be handled if you become ill or after your death? Having a plan in place can give you peace of mind and avoid hassle, heartache and costs later. Find out what estate planning involves and why it's important – for everyone.  To register, call (415) 526.5580


Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, March 15, 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.


Fabric and Fiber Maker’ Club

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.   

Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax 

Calling all quilters, sewing sirens, mending divas, knitters, and crochet experts!  All ages are welcome at this fun gathering.


A Little Irish Music for St. Patrick’s Day from a Local musician

Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: San Anselmo Library Reading Room, 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Irish Banjo and fiddle tunes by John Pedersen of Amazing Grace Music (San Rafael)


Your Transportation Options in Marin and Video Screening: “Is it Time to Give up Your Keys?”

Monday, March 19, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

There is no need to give up your independence and social engagements.  Nicole Engler, co-founder of Technology 4 Life (www.technology4life.org), will share your many options, including Marin Villages.  Bring a friend who needs information.  Refreshments served. 


Ross Valley Steering Committee Meeting

Monday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Suellen Lamorte’s Home – San Anselmo

The Ross Valley Steering Committee will meet at Suellen's home. We welcome people who have ideas for programs and events or who enjoy talking about how to build community.  Call the office for directions!  


Age Friendly Fairfax Forum: Ready. Set. Go. Preparing for Fire, Flood, Earthquake 

Friday, March 23, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax

Your life could depend on being organized and ready should a disaster come your way.  Thinking and moving as quickly as possible under pressure takes advanced preparation.  Get the best advice available, especially geared for older adults, and learn those critical tips to keep you safe if trouble comes knocking on your door.


What’s Happening Around the Villages:

Third Wednesday Speaker’s Series – Smart Food Choices for Healthy Living

Wednesday, March 21, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Community Room, 250 Doherty Dr, Larkspur

What’s on your plate?  Are you making food choices that may impact your long-term health?  As we age, nutrition and physical activity needs change.  You may experience changes in appetite, dental condition, body composition, or organ function, all of which may affect what and how much you choose to eat.  Discover special nutrient concerns for the older adult.  Presenter: Kelli Ruderman, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Marin General Hospital

80 Over 80
Exhibition – Co-Sponsored by Marin Villages

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Bartolini Gallery, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

80 Over 80 is a special exhibit that will feature 80 works of art by artists over the age of eighty.  This juried show will be on view at the Bartolini Gallery at Marin Center from April 19 through June 1, 2018 and will be open to all artists living in Marin County over the age of 80.  Former Marin Cultural Treasure Award winners Kathleen Lipinski, Steve Emery, and Cultural Commissioner Donna Seager Libertadore will act as jurors for this exhibit.  

What’s Happening Around Town

Ross Valley Seniors – Monthly Event

Thursday, March 1 (see schedule below)

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

Meet people, socialize; learn new things, enjoy meals together and possibly play bocce ball:

1:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Social, bocce ball (weather permitting) or board/card games

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.          Lunch – RSVP @ 415-258-4469.  We need a head count!

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.            Guest Speaker/Program


Marin Center Bartolini Gallery: Found in Our Own Backyard 

Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Where: Bartolini Gallery, 10 Avenue of The Flags, San Rafael

Found In Our Own Backyard features six Marin County artists who scour our beaches, trails, parks, and more to find inspiration, onjects, and often junk to create their works.  The exhibit includes portraits, sculpture, and installations by Claudia Chapline, Dickens 44, Tess Felix, Judith and Richard Lang, Angela Gonzales, and Madeline Nieto Hope. 


Lunch Club for Seniors

Thursdays - Ongoing, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   

Where:  Corte Madera Recreation Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

Come have lunch with us! Every Thursday Good Earth Natural Foods prepares organic, well-balanced, hot lunch for adults. 60+. Enjoy a nice meal and conversation with friends! Every Thursday (Except Holidays) from 11:45-12:45 pm. Adults age 60+, $3.00 suggested donation. No older adult turned away for lack of funds. Reservations are required seven days in advance, call 415-457-4636.


Agesong Marin 

Agesong Marin will be accepting participants for several groups beginning in January.  These small lively conversation groups are for seniors who want to be with others the same age to talk, listen and laugh about this stage of life. Groups are led by two senior facilitators and take place at community centers and locations throughout Marin, including Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Terra Linda, San Rafael, Falkirk, and Novato.  The cost is $80, Marin Village Members receive 25% discount and scholarships are available.  Participants must first meet with facilitators prior to attending. If interested call now to schedule a time to meet (415) 234-5040.  For more info go to www.agesongmarin.org


Save the Date:

Information Session on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury

Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Have you ever been tempted to apply to serve on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury?  Or wondered how it works and what its role is in county government?  Please plan to join us for this information session aimed at answering some of your questions.  Jack Nixon, President of the Marin Chapter of the California Grand Juror’s Association will be our presenter.  Jack will make a half-hour presentation and then take your questions for the remainder of the time.


Ross Valley Village Wine at Vines – First Wednesdays Begin in April

Wednesday, April 4, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Vines, 906 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

Bring a guest to our first Wine at Vines event.  We are gathering at this lovely wine bar in Redhill shopping center for drinks and appetizers.  We will enjoy our conversation and share information with your friends about Marin Villages.  We are always looking for new members and volunteers!  Make an evening of it and go to one of the adjacent restaurants (Pizzalina, HighTech Burrito, and Framburger) for dinner before heading home.


My Life, My Choices: Planning for Future Health Care Decisions  

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Hospice by the Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur

Ensure your health care wishes will be carried out, even if you can’t advocate for yourself.  Learn how to document your choices, chose the right person to make decisions for your, and communicate your values and goals about medical treatment choices.  Register by calling 415-230-6337


Information Session on the History of Cannabis Regulation and the Implications of Proposition 64

Monday, April 16, 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Have you wondered what all the hoopla is about cannabis use?  Some of our members have expressed curiosity about the changes that went into effect January 1, due to the passage of Proposition 64.  Dr. Larry Bedard will come talk with us and help us better understand both the history of cannabis regulation and what the impact of these new laws are.