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San Rafael Village

A Branch of Marin Villages

June 2017 News

Information on San Rafael Village events for June

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26     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

Tuesday, June 6                           1:30PM          Theater/Discussion Group

Come join us for a discussion with an emphasis on theater.  We are also interested in attending theater as a group. Meet at Mitzi Kemp’s home, 2342 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael.  RSVP to 415-479-7975 or


Wednesday, June 7                    2:00 PM        First Wednesday Coffee

An afternoon gathering at the home of SRV member/volunteer Sparkie Spaeth

207 Riviera Drive, San Rafael

Questions: Contact Carole Sherick at or 415-479-0930


Monday, June 12                         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, June 13                         4:00PM                                 Happy Hour

Join us at the Range Café, at Peacock Gap Golf Club for our quarterly Happy Hour. A chance to socialize with fellow members and volunteers. Bring a friend or neighbor to the party!  More information to follow.


Wednesday, June 14                  1:00PM          Member/Volunteer Committee Meeting



Wednesday, June 14                  2:00PM                     Residential Options for Seniors

Speaker John Milford will share the variety of options outside your home for retirement living in our community. At the Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.     


Friday, June 16                            1:30PM               Program Committee Meeting



Friday, June 23                            1:30PM                      Steering Committee Meeting



Friday, June 18                            2:00PM                     Memoir Writing Group

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


Tuesday, June 20                        2:30PM                      Scrabble Group

Rotary Valley Senior Village Clubhouse, 10 Jeanette Prandi Way, San Rafael.

This non-competitive group is looking to have a good time.  Questions: Sharon Greer at or 415-479-2088



Wednesday, June 21                  3:00PM                     Book Chat Group

For location, to RSVP and for more information, contact Barbara Rozen at or 415-472-6610. Newcomers welcome.  Participants describe a book they’ve read recently or in the past, or just listen.


Tuesday, June 27                         11:30AM        Lunch out at Pier 15

15 Harbor Street, San Rafael

We have outside tables reserved on the deck overlooking the water, at this long-standing popular restaurant offering a menu full of great choices for lunch. Individual checks will be provided, but must pay in cash. Bring a sun hat and sunglasses, just in case!  To Reserve: email Val Stilson at  Email responses preferred, but can call Val at 415-479-1439


Wednesday, June 28                 4:00PM         Volunteer Appreciation Gathering

Volunteers – please save the date! Our yearly celebration and thank you for the amazing service of SRV volunteers.  More information to follow.


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

of interest, it is shared with all the others on the list. Then, 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 send 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.


Special event – Residential Options for Seniors, Retirement Living Workshop

Wednesday, June 14, 2:00 -4:00PM at the Jewish Community Center


First Wednesday Coffees

Since its beginning, San Rafael Village has had a monthly coffee. It started out in the morning and has now switched to the afternoons. We are meeting in members or volunteers homes, which is very popular.  The coffees offer an opportunity to connect with Village friends and neighbors, get to know each other better and hear a bit about what’s going on in the SRV. Or just chat…


Everyone has enjoyed meeting in villagers’ homes, but it sometimes isn’t easy to find a location.

If you think there is a possibility that you could host a coffee, please contact Joy Bloom at She can explain how EASY it is.  We have put together a box of “coffee hosting” supplies, so all you need to do is supply your house!

If you are not able to offer your home, consider bringing a treat to share at the coffee.