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Greetings and happy May to all our Twin Cities Villagers!  Spring is off to a fantastic start, and we hope all our members and volunteers will consider joining us this month at an event or program. 


What’s Happening in Twin Cities 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.

 

Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, May 2 and May 16, 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.

 

Welcome to Watercolor

Thursday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m.  

Where:  Larkspur Recreation Building, 240 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

Start spring with a new skill!  Join us exploring the medium of watercolor painting.  All skill levels are welcome to join the class.  For more information, contact Lisa Guthrie at 415-461-1419 or lisaguth1@comcast.net

 

Twin Cities Village Informational Meeting 

Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Come and learn about the activities of Marin Villages.  We serve many communities in Marin, apart from Sausalito and West Marin.  Local Villages focus on presenting a variety of programs tailored to their members’ interests, allowing them to stay engaged, meet neighbors and participate in life-enriching events.  Learn more about taking part in the Village activities and volunteering. 

 

Third Wednesday Speaker’s Series – Let’s Move! Local Resources for Physical Activity Classes

Wednesday, May 16, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

There comes a time as we age “gracefully” when increasing stiffness, aches and pains, precarious balance problems, etc. become more and more problematic.  That means it’s time for a tune-up.  And one good option is the Physical Education Department at the College of Marin.  Come learn about classes offered conveniently and affordably in our community.  Presenter: Betsy Best-Martini is a Recreational Therapist who has worked with older adults for 25+ years and teaches at the College of Marin and Dominican University.

 

Coffee at Farm House Local – Third Thursdays

Thursday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Farm House Local, 25 Ward St., Larkspur

Our coffee group is moving to Farm House Local, an award-winning, locally sourced, Americana themed restaurant.  Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and some good conversation.     

 

Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting 

Monday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

Are you interested in meeting new people?  Do you like to organize programs and events? We’d love to have you on our steering committee.  Come by and see what we’re planning.

 

Corte Madera Senior Fair

Thursday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Where: Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera

Join us at this annual Senior Fair in Corte Madera to learn more about local offerings for older adults here in Marin County.  Marin Villages will have a booth, don’t miss out on this great event!

 

Buck Insitute Tour

Thursday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Please join us on an excursion up to the Buck Institute in Novato for their tour.  We need to know how much interest there is in this outing, and who will join us, so that we can plan for transportation.  Please RSVP to the office by Friday, May 11 at 415-457-4633 or info@marinvillages.org.    

 

What’s Happening Around the Villages:

 

Marin Villages Birthday Blow Out! 

Sunday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Come help us celebrate our 17 members who are turning 90 this year! All donors and birthday celebrants are invited to the party. Donate one or more candles for $10 each to support the work of Marin Villages.


Ross Valley Village Sing Along

Monday, May 21, 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Ross Valley Village hosts a fun sing-a-long with local musician Judy Hall.  A grand piano will be rolled in to the main room, and popular songs, good fun, snacks, and beverages will be served up for a fun afternoon.  Please join us, the more the merrier!! 

 

Table for 8 – Monthly Luncheon

Thursday, May 10, 12:00 p.m.     

Where: Jason’s Restaurant, 300 Drake’s 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 or to info@marinvillages.org.   

What’s Happening Around Town:

 

Marin County Commission on Aging Annual Health Forum 2018 – Engage at Any Age!

Thursday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross

This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet you commissioner and enjoy breakfast provided by Comforts Café.  Dr. Dean Ornish, Physician, Author, and Researcher will be the featured presenter. 

 

Larkspur Library Presents: Medicare Fundamentals      

Monday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8: 00 p.m.

Where: Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Are you new to Medicare or want a better understanding of your healthcare?  Attend this free and unbiased seminar for a comprehensive presentation on the basics.  This comprehensive 2-hour seminar is for those who want a solid and detailed understanding of Medicare.

 

Documentary – Now Playing at the Lark Theater – Lives Well Lived 

Now playing

Where: Larkspur Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Lives Well Lived is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest.

 

Save the Date:

 

Let’s Play Bocce Ball!

Friday, June 1, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Marin Bocce, 550 B St., San Rafael

Spring is here, and bocce ball is back!  Get ready for a fun afternoon with the Twin Cities Rollers, time to head back to the courts and let it roll!  Join us for snacks, beverages, and some outdoor fun!  Day and time to be announced later this month.


Ross Valley and San Rafael Villages Wine at Vines 

Wednesday, June 6, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

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