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San Rafael Village

A Branch of Marin Villages

May 2018 News

Happy May to all our San Rafael Villagers!  We hope you’ll join us at one of our programs or events this month and be sure to join us for the special Birthday Blow Out celebration of our member who have turned, or are turning, 90 years young this year!

Information on San Rafael Village events for May 2018



Wednesday, May 2    2:00PM                

Join us for a special coffee to welcome San Rafael Village to Villa Marin, a senior community in Terra Linda, 100 Thorndale Drive. Villa Marin will host our coffee this month. Village members can learn more about life at a continuing care retirement community and Villa Marin will learn about the benefits of our Village. A shuttle will bring Villagers up to Villa Marin.  The shuttle will run from 1:30PM to 2:00PM and bring us back to Northgate beginning at 3:30PM. The shuttle will be in Northgate by the Sears store back entrance. Questions?  Contact Pat Donohue at Villa Marin 415-492-2613 or, or Joy Bloom at 415-717-0173  *At Villa Marin there is limited handicap parking in the circle. You can get a permit from the front desk.


Wednesday, May 9    1:00PM                       

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



Friday, May 11    1:30PM                  



Monday, May 14    at approx. 4:00PM                     

We meet for late afternoon movie and dinner.  On the Thursday before the second Monday of each month (our monthly movie date), those Villagers on the movie-goers list will receive notice of which movie has been chosen. If interested in becoming part of this group and receiving monthly notices, contact Joan Hartwell at or 415-479-9101



Tuesday, May 15    2:30PM                           

This is a casual game now on the third Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in playing, please contact Barbara Rozen at or 415- 472-6610



Wednesday, May 16    3:00PM                     

Newcomers welcome! Participants describe a book they’ve read recently or in the past, or just listen. Meeting this month at the home of Valerie Stilson, 205 Sylvia Way, Terra Linda. Questions? Contact Barbara Rozen at or 415-472-6610.



Friday, May 18    1:30PM                  

Contact Sparkie Spaeth at or 415-250-3172



Friday, May 18    2:00PM                  

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



Sunday, May 20    2:00PM               

Marin Villages is having a Birthday party in celebration of our 17 members turning 90 years old in 2018. That’s a lot of candles to light! We are using this event to help raise funds to support the work of Marin Villages. (Virtual) Birthday candles are for sale for $10.00. To buy a candle go to



Tuesday, May 22    11:30AM            

We will be gathering at La Vier Latin Fusion Restaurant, 1025 C Street, San Rafael

We have been to this restaurant once before and everyone enjoyed it so much that we are planning a repeat!  The food is great, the owners/chefs delightful.  “ We always take great pains to acquire the finest and freshest ingredients, inspecting for perfection. Everything we make is 100% organic and whenever possible local ingredients are used. Relax Spanish style and enjoy a cozy setting with all of your favorite people.”

RSVP to Val Stilson at 415-479-1439 or



Friday, May 25    10:00pm-11:30AM             

Take Nave Drive exit, make a right onto Main Gate Rd. Continue until Hangar Drive where you make a right turn, then right again to the parking lot on the right, where we will meet. Bring water, sun gear and binoculars, if you have them.  We’ll look for nesting birds. Questions and to RSVP, call Barbara at 415-472-6610 or



Wednesday, May 30    4:00 -6:00PM            

Join us at Café Arrivederci, 2nd and G streets, San Rafael for our quarterly Happy Hour. Nibbles will be provided, along with a no host bar, for this always festive event. Bring a friend or neighbor to introduce them to San Rafael Village. We hope to be out on the lovely patio for this event, which is a beautiful setting to enjoy spring weather and each other.  Call Val Stilson at 415-479-1439 or if you have questions or to RSVP.