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NOVATO VILLAGE - August 2017

We encourage members and volunteers to bring guests to Novato Village events and activities -- help spread the word and grow our Village!  If you need a ride to an event, please call Marin Village at 415-457-4633 about four days in advance of the event.  Also, check out to view the wide variety of Village activities throughout Marin that are available to you as Village members and/or volunteers.




Attention, Volunteers:  Plans for Novato Village’s First Annual Volunteer Appreciation event are in full swing!  As volunteers, you are the ones who make it all happen ….and this party is a chance to shower you with lots of love and appreciation.


Our hosts, Roberta Dixon and Jim Duckworth, have asked wine expert Greg Berruto to guide us through six tastings (the whites are chilling as we go to print!)  As we taste, we’ll also enjoy a lovely selection of cheeses which will pair nicely with each of the wines. This event promises to be lots of fun, and will be informative for both experienced wine enthusiasts as well as beginners.


When:  Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4-7 p.m.

Where:  Roberta and Jim live in a secluded, park-like setting (perfect for our event!) but there is limited parking, so shuttles will leave from Novato High at 3:45 p.m. on August 24, 2017 to bring you over to their home.  Shuttle will return you back to your car upon request. 

Thursday, August 3                                       2:00 p.m. – 4:00

Great Books Club


Tuesday, August 8                                         2:30 p.m – 4:00

Book Lovers Club


Wednesday, August 9                                  10:30 a.m – noon

Monthly Coffee


Wednesday, August 9                                   1:30 p.m. – 3:30

Let’s Play Boggle!


Wednesday, August 16                                 4:00 p.m. – 6:00

Happy Hour at Rickey’s                                                                           


Wednesday, August 23                                   Noon

Monthly luncheon


Wednesday, August 30                                  3:00 p.m. – 4:00

Informational Coffee

Members:  If you need a ride to an event, please call Marin Villages at 415-457-4633 about four days in advance.



When:   Thursday, August 3, 2017 2-4pm

Where:  Joan Raab’s home (contact Joan at 415-686-8297 for address & directions)

This month’s readings from The Seven Deadly Sins Anthology (available from Amazon) are two stories from the ‘Lust’ section: Not a Good Girl by Perri Klass and For The Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander.  If you have questions or would like to be placed on the Great Books’ mailing list, contact Paula Weinberger 415-382-1660 or Ginni Saunders at  415-408-3612




When:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017     2:30-4pm

Where:  Creekside Bakery, 1719 Grant Ave., Novato

Book to be discussed: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki


MONTHLY COFFEE (2nd Wednesday of every month) 


When:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017     10: 30am - noon

Where:  Nova-Ro III Community Room, 31 Pinheiro Circle, Novato

Directions: 101 north San Marin exit, left San Marin Dr., left Redwood, right Pinheiro Circle

Parking:  Street parking is available on Pinheiro Circle past the Club House and also on Redwood Blvd. (Please be careful not to park in designated resident spaces. Thanks!)


It’s always fun to get together in this friendly, comfortable setting.   There's lively conversation, good coffee/tea and lots of tasty treats. This month, we’ll focus on all the current Novato Village activities, and we’ll find out about the new ones you’d like to see added.  Ever wonder what the heck “B O G G L E” is all about?  And just how do these book clubs decide which books they’ll read?  Here’s your chance to find out!  Feel free to bring your friends/neighbors.  Questions?  BethLivoti  (415) 892-1043.  




When:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017  1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Sandy Blumenthal’s home. For address & directions, contact Sandy at

Here's another Novato Village group that really knows how to have fun!  Boggle
is a game played using a plastic grid of lettered dice in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters. Be prepared to boggle your mind and have a blast!



When:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Rickey’s Restaurant at Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato



When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017    Noon

Where:  China Palace, 7089 Redwood Blvd., Novato


The “lunch special” offers selected entrees from the vegetarian, chicken, beef, pork and fish menu, including soup of the day, appetizer and fried rice (or steamed rice/chow mein). Lunch specials often run less than $9.00, and there is an extensive menu beyond the “special” choices. Hope to see you there!




When:  Wednesday, August 30, 2017   3:00 p.m. – 4:00

Where:  Sandy Blumenthal’s home


Invite your friends and neighbors to join us at Sandy’s home to find out more about the services and fun activities going on within Novato Village.  Contact Sandy at for address and directions.




Need help with your Apple device --- iPad, iPhone, MacPro, etc.?  Trish King, former Director of Behavioral Training at the Marin Humane Society, will assist four Novato Villagers one-on-one with their Apple devices at a house party.  The Training will occur on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Ginni Saunders’ home. Contact Ginni at to sign up and get directions.