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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.

JUNE 2018 Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 7                                            1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Great Books Club


Tuesday, June 12                                            2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Book Lovers’ Club


Wednesday, June 13                                      10:30 – noon

Monthly coffee


Wednesday, June 20                                      1:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Culture Club (M. Butterfly)


Wednesday, June 20                                    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour at Rickey’s


                           Wednesday, June 27                                      Noon

Monthly luncheon


Thursday, June 28                                         1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Let’s Play Boggle!        


                           Saturday, June 30                                            4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

                                Musical Review  (wine & cheese!)


Members:  if you need a ride, call Marin Villages 415-457-4633 four days in advance.



When:   Thursday, June 7, 2018     1-3pm

Where:  Ginni Saunders’ home (contact Ginni for location

The group will be discussing the following short stories from Counter Parts under the “Equality” section:  Equality, Value and Merit by Friedrich A. Hayek and Liberalism by Ronald Dworkin.  New attendees are always welcome to join this dynamic and fun group. Contact  Ginni Saunders ( for address and directions.


When:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018      2:30-4:00 p.m.

WhereCreekside Bakery, 1719 Grant Ave., Novato

The group will be discussing All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.




When:   Wednesday, June 13, 2018      10:30 a.m. – noon

Where:  Community Room, NovaRo III, 231 Pinheiro Circle, Novato

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

Parking:  Street parking is available on Pinheiro Circle past the Club House and also on Redwood Blvd.  Please avoid parking in designated resident spaces.


It’s always fun (lively conversation, good coffee/tea and lots of tasty treats!) to get together in this friendly, comfortable setting.   Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors along.



CULTURE CLUB ~ Madama Butterfly

When:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018          1:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Where:  Century Regency Theatre, 280 Smith Ranch Rd., SanRafael

(We’ll meet inside, left of the ticket booth)

Are you an opera lover, or someone who might become one?  Find out by joining us at Anthony Minghella’s stunning production of Puccini’s heartbreakingly beautiful opera, Madama Butterfly.  The performance will be simulcast (with English subtitles) from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.  The libretto is available at  


When:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018    4-6pm

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

Join the fun in 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, June 27, 2018 at noon

Where:  Toast, Hamilton Marketplace, 5800 Nave Dr., Novato

Let’s get together for ‘Toast’!  Toast is a lively eatery located in the Hamilton Marketplace Shopping Center, offering a range of comfort foods in an airy space with toast-inspired decor.  (Did you know the décor is how the restaurant got its name?) Toast’s menu offers breakfast all day, and a wide array of lunch options.  Join us at Toast….and feel free to bring along a friend.  Check out their menu at




When:  Thursday, June 28, 2018     1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Jean Gunn’s home (Contact Jean 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:  Saturday, June 30, 2018     4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Beth and Lou Livoti’s home  (Contact Beth 415-892-1043 for address & to RSVP)

Novato Village presents lyricist, composer and Village member Patricia Stamm who will offer an introduction to her music, and play selections from her CDs "Crazy Fruitcakes" and "Out of My Mind."  Join the fun, enjoy Patricia’s music, and spend a lovely late afternoon visiting with other members and volunteers while relaxing with wine and cheese! 

Volunteers Wanted!!!

FARMERS MARKET    In an effort to spread the good word about Novato Village, we’d like to pass out fliers again this season at the Novato Farmers’ Market (Tuesday afternoons between 4:30 -6 p.m.)   If you can help, please email Marge Jackson or Jean Gunn to let us know which Tuesday in June can work for you.  Thank you!


VOLUNTEER DRIVERS    Our members’ requests for rides have been steadily increasing, yet not every request can be filled.   Even though Marin Villages doesn’t ask us to commit a certain number of volunteer hours, I’ve decided to give myself a weekly minimum of  two hours.  Without that personal commitment, it just makes it too easy for me to overlook the requests that show up in my email box.  I know many volunteers commit more driving hours than I do, and they are the backbone of our team in Novato.  For those who haven’t been as active (myself included) we appreciate any help you can provide.  Thank you, everyone, for all the terrific work you do!!!

                                                                                            -Jean Gunn, Novato Village Steering Committee



U.S.S. Potomac ~ FDR’s Floating White House

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.

DATE:     Sunday, July 8, 2018  (leave Novato at 10 a.m., return around 3 p.m.)

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




The new cards are still paper, but they will look a little different. The biggest change is that your new card will have a new Medicare Number that is unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Though you will have a new card, rest assured your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.




Though the following are not Marin Village sponsored events, they may be of interest to members and volunteers.


EVENT:  Senior Produce Market

WHEN:  Wed., June 6 & 20, 2018   10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed. every month)

WHERE:  Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Rd., Novato

Seasonal produce from local suppliers and growers (priced at or below wholesale cost) is offered twice each month.  Convenient per-item pricing saves money since you’re able to purchase only what you can use (e.g., one radish, one stalk of celery, ½ head of lettuce.)

Refreshments and surprises throughout the year.


EVENT:  Healthy Eating for One … or Two!

WHEN:  Thursday, June 7, 2018    11:00 a.m – noon

WHERE:  Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Rd., Novato

Katherine Kielich, Registered Dietician, and Oscar Guardo, Bilingual Health Educator, are from the County of Marin Nutrition Wellness Program and will discuss a variety of issues, including:  food tips for adding healthy variety to your meals, ideas for nutritious meals and snacks for 1-2 people, and community resources providing access to healthy, reasonably priced foods.  There will be a food demonstration, including a taste test!  Please call 415 899-8290 to register.


EVENT:  Avoid Getting Scammed – Consumer Update

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018    10:00- 11:00 a.m

WHERE:  Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Rd., Novato

Kristina Warcholski, a representative from the Marin County District Attorney’s office, will discuss the latest scams and what to do when confronted with attempts to gain access to your finances or computer.  Kristina will offer tips for protecting yourself from consumer ripoffs and questionable business practices.  Please call 415 899-8290 to register.