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San Rafael Village

A Branch of Marin Villages

August 2017 News

August is here!  We hope you will consider joining us at one of the great offerings this month.  There are classes, excursions, and monthly programming that you don't want to miss.  We hope to see you at one of the many gatherings!

Information on San Rafael Village events for August

Tuesday, August 1                       1:30PM          Theater/Discussion Group

The San Rafael Theater/Discussion Group will be meeting at Jane Solomons’ home, 691 Cedarberry Lane, Marinwood.  We will be reading the women’s version of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. RSVP to Jane Solomons at 415-492-8041 or


Wednesday, August 2                2:00 PM        First Wednesday Coffee

An afternoon gathering at the home of SRV member/volunteer Joy Bloom. All invited. Members and volunteers are encouraged to bring a guest to meet the friendly folks of our village.

115 Duran Drive, Terra Linda

Questions: Contact Joy Bloom at 415-492-8443 or


SPECIAL REQUEST: Our coffees have become a great place to get to know one another. We would love to have more Villagers open their homes to us. Please consider hosting a coffee at your home. All refreshments and supplies are brought in, so you can relax and enjoy the company. Joy will be overjoyed to hear from you!


Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28             10:00AM       Qi Gong Class

351 Paloma Avenue, San Rafael

Long time Qi Gong teacher and SRV member Louisa Yee is teaching free weekly classes in her home.  Contact Louisa at or 415-295-7522


THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO START THE WEEK! Louisa Yee is an expert certified teacher of Qi Gong.  It is easy – you can do it standing or sitting, as it gently engages every joint and muscle. The class is held outdoors on Louisa’s courtyard where there is always a refreshing breeze. This FREE class is one of the benefits of membership in San Rafael Village.  Try it!


Wednesday, August 9                1:00PM          Member/Volunteer Committee Meeting

Marin Villages office, 4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F-142, San Rafael

Help us recruit new members and volunteers. Contact Jane Solomons at 415-492-8041 for more information.


Friday, August 11                         1:30PM               Program Committee Meeting

Marin Villages office, 4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F-142, San Rafael

We’d love your input.  Contact Carole Sherick at or 415-479-0930


Monday, August 14                                 at approx. 4:00PM       Movie Group

We meet for late afternoon movie and dinner.  If interested, contact Joan Hartwell at or 415-479-9101


Tuesday, August 15                     2:30PM                      Scrabble Group

This is a non-competitive group looking to have a good time. Will be meeting at Rotary Valley Senior Village. RSVP to Sharon Greer at or 415-479-2088.


Thursday, August 17                  A DAY AT POINT REYES STATION

Join San Rafael Villagers for a visit to this charming and historic town with its intriguing shops and galleries. See where the famous Cowgirls’ Creamery cheese is made.  Drop into stores for handwovens and unique jewelry.  Or enjoy a short, easy nature walk. Then have lunch on the covered patio at the Station House Café. 

We’ll meet at the Smith Ranch Park N’Ride at 9:45am for the 35 minute carpool ride to Point Reyes Station. We will have about an hour and a half for leisurely wandering around town or a short country walk before we gather for lunch at noon.  We return home around 2:30pm.

Interested?  Contact Barbara Rozen at or 415-472-6620. Let her know if you need a ride or can be a driver and how many people you can take.  RSVP by August 10th.


Friday, August 18                        1:30PM                      Steering Committee Meeting

Marin Villages office, 4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F-142, San Rafael

Contact Sparkie Spaeth at 415-250-3172 or


Friday, August 18                        2:00PM                     Memoir Writing Group

Susan Mines facilitates our Memoir Writing Group.  Contact Susan at or 415-479-0351 for information.


Tuesday, August 22        11:30AM        Lunch out at La Toscana ristorante and bar

3751 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael

Las Toscana is a family run neighborhood restaurant well  known for its delicious, authentic Italian food. Separate checks will be provided, but please pay in CASH. RSVP by Aug. 20th  to Carole Sherick at or 415-479-0930.


Wednesday, August 23 3:00PM                    Book Chat Group

Newcomers welcome. Participants describe a book they’ve read recently or in the past, or just listen. RSVP to Alison Fuller at 415-816-0715 or

Let’s Go…

We know that many of our members and volunteers enjoy attending music performances, theater, lectures, etc.  If someone suggests, Let’s Go… San Rafael Village now offers a way for this to happen.

We have begun a list of SRV members and volunteers interested in attending events in our

community, when you come across an event, such as a concert that you would like to attend, you can contact those on the list with similar interests. The arrangements are made between the individuals.

An example of how this works is as follows: SRV member Carole Sherick read about an event sponsored by Homestead Valley Village. It was a musical presentation about Beethoven. Carole was interested and sent an email to three SRV members she thought would enjoy it. This resulted in four villagers spending a delightful afternoon and early evening together at an event they might not have known about or chosen not to go alone.


If you’d like to be included on the Let’s Go list, or have any questions, contact Carole Sherick at or 415-479-0930