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Happy 4th of July!!!   Let’s hope for a fun holiday and plan to get together to swap stories at our Happy Hour at BACKSTAGE on July 10th.    We hope you’ll join us this month, see details below!

Your TWCV Steering Committee

July At-A-Glance


Wednesday, July 18                                                                                       10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Village Men’s Group with Mill Valley Village


Tuesday, July 10                                                                                             12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Luncheon


Wednesday, July 18                                                                                       1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Third Wednesday Speaker Series


Thursday, July 19                                                                                           10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Coffee at Farm House Local


Monday, July 23                                                                                             10:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Steering Committee


Save The Date – Sunday, September 23                                                       Timing is TBD

Marin Villages’ Volunteer Appreciation Party


Members: If you’re a member and you need a ride to an event, please call the office at 415-457-4633 at least three days in advance.


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, July 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 or David Cardenas ( to get more info.


Happy Hour at the BACKSTAGE

Tuesday, July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: 295 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur (opposite Pico)

Marin’s newest and hottest wine bar – BACKSTAGE – will host Twin Cities Village’s Happy Hour!  Voted one of Marin’s best “Hot Spots”, this new venue has outdoor patio seating and is seen as an adult playground.  So… let’s play!


Twin Cities Village/Age Friendly Corte Madera: Discover Unique Places in Marin

Wednesday, July 18, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Our county is an outdoor recreation paradise, attracting travelers from all over the planet.  Don’t miss this informative and enlightening presentation. You’ll hear about hidden gems in Marin, the numerous parks and attractions and the popular Marin culinary movement.  Get ideas as well for new adventures you can find in your own backyard.  Complementary light refreshments.  

Presenter: Christine Bohlke, Sales and Marketing Director, Marin County Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Coffee at Farm House Local – Third Thursdays

Thursday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.   

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

Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and conversation.  Park in main lot if driving!!    

Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting 

Monday, July 23, 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 Library Presents: Marin Villages

Monday, August 6,  10:00 a.m.

Where: Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive

Marin Villages is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) with the mission of helping older adults remain independent, stay active and be connected in the place they call home.  Learn about their services, programs, and resources and how you can get involved—as a member, volunteer, or donor.


What’s Happening Around the Villages:


Novato Village - U.S.S. Potomac ~ FDR’s Floating White House

Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

leave Novato at 10 a.m., return around 3 p.m

CONTACT:  Beth Livoti at or Marge Jackson (415) 892-1238

EVENT:   Docent-led tour of the Presidential Yacht Potomac (berthed at Jack London Square) followed by no-host lunch at a nearby restaurant.  Cost of tour: $8.

Ross Valley Village/Age-Friendly Fairfax - Contributing and Working: Options for Community Service and Income

Friday, July 27, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Fairfax Library

Staying engaged with our communities, out of financial need or for personal fulfillment, as well as giving back can enrich our lives with meaning and purpose that might slip away as we move into our later years.  Come hear about local volunteer opportunities with Fairfax and Ross Valley Villages; and learn about economic possibilites through the YWCA Women over 50 Program.

Mill Valley Village - Sage & Sierra:  Growing Up In Owens Valley

Volunteer Joan Busby Talks About Her Book 

Thursday, August 2, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse

Village volunteer Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Busby is going to chat with us about her childhood growing up in the Owens Valley, as captured in her recent book Sage and Sierra.  Joan and her sister Carol wrote this memoir together, alternating chapters and recollections.   So please plan to come join us for a fun afternoon of stories, books and friendship.  All are welcome so please feel free to pass this along to friends and neighbors. 


What’s Happening Around Town:


Corte Madera Library Presents:

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaellites and the old Masters       

Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive

Explore the Pre-Raphaelites’ fascination with the Italian old masters.  This exhibit at the Legion of Honor assembles works of art by members of England’s nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood alongside the early Italian, Netherlandish and German art that inspired them.

Corte Madera Library Presents: Sleep…Why you should get your Zzzzz’s      

Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive

Learn how to achieve a great night’s sleep in this interactive workshop lead by Denise Zaragoza, RDN, ACSM, ASE.  Unterstand the different phases of sleep, strategies for optimizing sleep quality, the negaotive consequences of sleep deprivation and more.   Co-sponsored by the Corte Madera Library and Marin General Hospital Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.


Marin County Commission on Aging –

Mental Health Resources and Supports for Older Adults in Marin County

Thursday, July 5, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Alma Via, 515 Northgate Dr., San Rafael

Dr. Jei Africa, the new director of the County of Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), and his colleagues will present on how BHRS currently serves the unique mental health needs of older adults in Marin County, challenges in doing so, and how the department proposes to address these needs moving forward.


Corte Madera Bingo

Thursdays – Ongoing, 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m

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

Join our group of active older adults for BINGO every. at the. You’re sure to have fun! Come and enjoy wonderful company, delicious treats like Lappert’s ice cream, and other great perks and surprises.  Once a month, representatives from local senior organizations will be on hand to answer questions regarding services they offer. Most guests will be on hand the second Thursday of each month. Topics will include things like how to prevent slip and falls, wheelchair and walker tune-ups and housing options. 


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.


Save the Date:

Marin Villages’ Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party!  

Join us to celebrate the lifeblood of Marin Villages, our amazing volunteers.  We will get a chance to recognize the folks that make our grass movement possible.  More details on timing and program to come in the following weeks. Mark it on your calendar!

Corte Madera Intergenerational Center
498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera

Check out the July calendar on the Town of Corte Madera website –