Greetings and happy March to all our Twin Cities Villagers! The 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.
Village Men’s Group
Wednesday, April 4 and April 18, 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 email@example.com) or David Cardenas (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get more info.
Welcome to Watercolor
Thursday, April 12, 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 email@example.com.
Nikki Meredith – The Manson Women & Me
Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
In the summer of 1969, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel carried out horrific acts of butchery on the orders of the charismatic cult leader Charles Manson. Award-winning journalist Nikki Meredith began visiting Van Houten and Krenwinkel in prison to discover how they had changed during their incarceration. In The Manson Women and Me, the author's relationship with her subjects provides a chilling lens through which we gain insight into a particular kind of woman capable of a particular kind of brutality.
Information Session on the History of Cannabis Regulation and the Implications of Proposition 64
Monday, April 16, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur
Have you ever wondered what all the hoopla is about regarding cannabis use? Some of our members have expressed curiosity about the implications of 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 changes may be, particularly for our demographic.
Third Wednesday Speaker’s Series – Electronic Bikes and Marin Elder-Friendly Multi-Use Paths
Wednesday, April 18, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Marin Police Community Room, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur
Want to ride a bike without too much sweat, and have a safe and enjoyable trip, or take a walk and exercise safely? Would you like to understand the often-confusing multi-use path “rules of the road” and to locate our community’s best elder-friendly routes? Come hear our speaker and check out some electronic bikes. Complimentary light refreshments. Presenter: Cheryl Longinotti, Corte Madera Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee member and Corte Madera Citizen of the Year winner 2016-17.
Coffee at Farm House Local – Third Thursdays
Thursday, April 19, 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, April 23, 10:30 – 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.
Twin Cities Village Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Left Brank Brassiere, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur
You are invited to join Twin Cities Village members, volunteers and friends in this popular social event that brings our community together. The issues of the day will be discussed, including some news about Marin Villages, temporary tattoos will be available, and it is expected that everyone will leave this get together at least 10% happier. Finger foods are available as is a no-host bar for alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.
Let’s Play Bocce Ball!
Friday, April 27, 12:00 – 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!
Twin Cities is Forming a Knitting Group!
Let’s get together to knit and chat. If interested, please call Sue at 415-309-8228 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a Corte Madera resident, over age 65, who could use a hand with local rides, household help, pet care, tech support, office organization, or companionship?
The Corte Madera Community Foundation (CMCF) might be able to help. CMCF likes to help youth programs as well as seniors and is very supportive of the goals of Marin Villages. They have offered to subsidize all or part of the cost of a first-year membership to new Corte Madera members of the Twin Cities Village. Don’t delay, scholarships are limited. Call Marin Villages at 415-457-4633 and tell them you are interested in applying under the CMCF scholarship plan.
What’s Happening Around the Villages:
Homestead Village – Sing in the Spring: All Villages Sing-A-Long
Friday, April 13, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Ave, Mill Valley
Do you love to sing? Join us and join in! We will be led by the popular George Hsieh, a musician of many skills and voices in singing old favorites and Broadway Tunes. Come for some fun and refreshments, and little music to sing in the spring!
Breakfast at Barefoot Cafe
Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Barefoot Cafe, 1900 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax
Join us for our first monthly social hour over coffee and breakfast (you cover the cost) to make new friends and keep the old – bring your neighbor, friend, a family member or show up ala carte!
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.
Age Friendly Fairfax Forum – Are My Ducks in a Row? Getting to End of Life Planning
Friday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax
Now is the best time to learn the options and issues you’ll need to address in your later years. Have a heart-to-heart conversation with your family and then creating an Advanced Directive for Healthcare, a POLST, a living trust, and making final arrangements are just some of the ducks need lining up, are there more on your to do list?
Save the Date:
Marin County Area Agency on Aging – Annual 2018-19 Update and Public Hearing
Thursday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael
The office of Aging and Adult Services is excited to report on the work of the AAA and the Commission on Aging at this annual hearing. Come learn about accomplishments over the last year and find out about collaborations and activities for the year ahead.
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.
What’s Happening Around Town:
Hospice by The Bay Used Book Sale – Half Price on ALL Books
Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Hospice by The Bay, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Hospice by The Bay operates a used book store at Book Passage in Corte Madera, offering a great selection of gently used books at a great discount. On Saturday, April 7, stop by and receive 50% off the already reduced price on ALL BOOKS!! This is a great opportunity to find some great reads AND support a great community organization! **Extra SALE SPECIAL: on the day of the sale, between the hours of 4 – 5 p.m., you can purchase a “Bag of Books for $8”. Maximum 10 books. Come on down!