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NOVATO VILLAGE - November 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.


Thursday, November 2                                      2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Great Books Club new location


Monday, November 13                                        2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Apple Party


Tuesday, November 14                                         2:30  – 4:00 p.m.

Book Lovers’ Club


Wednesday, November 8                                    10:30 a.m – noon

Monthly Coffee


Thursday, November 16                                     1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Let’s Play Boggle!


Wednesday, November 15                                  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour at Rickey’s                                                                           


Wednesday, November 22                                   Noon



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


When:   Thursday, November 2, 2017   2-4pm

Where:  home of Ginni Saunders (contact Ginni at for address & directions)

This month, we will begin with a new anthology called Even Deadlier, a sequel to the Seven Deadly Sins sampler we just completed.  Even Deadlier can be purchased from Amazon or from the Great Books Foundation.  At this month’s meeting, we’ll discuss two short stories from the ‘Anger’ section:  Torch Song by John Cheever and My First Two Women by Nadine Gordimer.  Contact: Ginni Saunders or 415-408-3612



When:  Monday, November 13, 2017     2–4 p.m.

Where:  Ginni Saunders’ home

Need help with your Apple device --- iPad, iPhone, MacPro, etc.? Trish King, former Director of Behavioral Training at the Marin Humane Society, will assistfourVillagers one-on-one with their Apple devices at a house party.  Contact Ginni Saunders to sign-up at or 415-408-3612.




When:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017      2:30-4pm

Where:  the home of Diana Shima. Call Diana at 415-883-0144 for directions.

Book to be discussed: A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles

Our friendly group enjoys meeting in a variety of pleasant places where we exchange opinions, ideas, and frequently, surplus books.  You're welcome to grab a beverage and a treat, and join in the discussion!



MONTHLY COFFEE (2nd Wednesday of every month) 

When:  Wednesday, November 8, 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.  Feel free to bring your friends/neighbors.  Questions?  BethLivoti  (415) 892-1043.




When:  Thursday, November16, 2017  1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Sandy Blumenthal’s home. For address, 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, November 15, 2017     4-6pm

Where:  Rickey’s at Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato

Join the fun at this relaxing venue featuring great spirits and yummy food at reasonable prices.  It’s an enjoyable way for Novato Village members and volunteers to get together.



When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017    Noon

Where: Hilltop Restaurant, 850 Lamont Avenue., Novato

Novato Villagers are looking forward to lunch at Hilltop Restaurant, 850 Lamont Avenue in central Novato. The restaurant specializes in seasonal California fare in a scenic hilltop setting. Please contact Nancy Fisher at with any questions. See you there!


New Activity in the works: Interested in having pot luck dinners in members home? Please contact Ginni Saunders at for more information.




Novato Village Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00

Rickey’s, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato 

This years holiday luncheon will once again be at Rickey’s!   We are excited about the special menu they are offering which includes beverages – your choice of champagne, wine, tea and coffee – for $25/person.     We are including the menu and rsvp form on the last page of this newsletter, so please complete this and send your checks no later than December 6th.  Members, volunteers and guests are welcome!



  • Thanks to your donations, the garage sale held on October 20 -21 at the home of Beth Livoti grossed over $2500.
  • Starting this fall, Marin Village members and volunteers will receive a 10% discount on O.L.L.I. (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) classes.In order to qualify for the discount, just fill out the registration form in back of the O.L.L.I. Fall 2017 course brochure, and mail it in to the address indicated.Registration is underway! For more information, contact Marin Villages at or call 415- 457-4633.



Free workshop "Protect Yourself from SCAMs and Identity Theft

Where: Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato

When: Wednesday November 1st at10:00

Learn how to protect yourself from identity thieves! This workshop outlines the most common ways thieves can steal your information from ATM skimming to email and phone scams and what you can do to protect yourself. You’ll also learn about the top eight holiday scams to watch out for. Please call 899-8290 to register or for more information.


Holiday Party RSVP Form

All entrees include:

Baskets of Cornbread & Butter

Butternut Squash Soup

             with a Hint of Roasted Apples & Onions

Choice of beverage – champagne, wine, tea and coffee


Entrée Choice #1:

Shrimp Louie Salad

Crisp Romaine Lettuce and Bay Shrimp with

Tomato Wedges and a Hard-Boiled Egg

Garnished with Black Olives and

Served with a Lemon Wedge and Classic Louie Dressing


Entrée Choice #2:

Beef Ravioli

Ravioli Filled with a Mixture of Beef,

Portobello and Porcini Mushrooms.

Tossed in a Tomato Cream Sauce and

Topped with Parmesan Cheese and Herb Oil



Your Name:  ____________________________________________________________

Number Attending: ________

Entrée Choice:

#  Shrimp Louie Salad      ____________________

# Beef Ravioli                  ____________________


Amount Included:  ___________   ($25/person)

Check made out to Rickey’s – mail to Marge Jackson, 43 Mendocino Lane Novato, CA 94947

All checks must be received no later than December 5th.