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NOVATO VILLAGE - August 2018

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.

August 2018 Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 2                                  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Great Books Club


Wednesday, August 8                              10:30 – noon

Monthly coffee


Tuesday, August 14                                 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Book Lovers’ Club


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

Happy Hour at WildFox


Tuesday, August 21                                 10:30 a.m. - noon

Morning Bocce Ball


Wednesday, August 22                             Noon

Monthly luncheon


Thursday, August 23                                1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Let’s Play Boggle!        


Monday, August 27                                  1:00 – 3 p.m.

Apple Tech Workshop



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





When:  Thursday, August 2, 2018         1:00 - 3:00 p.m

Where: Ginni Saunders’ home

We’ll be discussing the following short stories found in Counter Parts under Fidelity: “An Arundel Tomb” by Philip Larkin and “Love is Not a Pie” by Amy Bloom. Contact  Ginni Saunders ( for address and directions.



When:   Wednesday, August 8, 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, fresh coffee/tea and lots of tasty treats!) to get together in this friendly, comfortable setting.   Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors along.



When:  Tuesday, August 14, 2018      2:30-4:00 p.m.

Where:  Dr. Insomniac’s, 800 Grant Ave., Novato

We’ll discuss this month’s book choice: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.



When:  Wednesday, August 15, 2018    4-6pm

Where:  WildFox Restaurant, 225 Alameda del Prado, Novato

Enjoy a relaxing late afternoon with us on the terrace at this upscale, rustic venue right off 101 in Novato.  WildFox’s Happy Hour menu offers great value for wine by the glass, beer, and select cocktails, along with ½ price appetizers.  It’s a fun way to catch up with old friends (and make new ones!) while enjoying your favorite libation and a light dinner.



When:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018       10:30 a.m - noon

Where:  Roberta Dixon’s home (Contact Roberta for directions: 415-209-9581)

Try your hand at this fun and easy-to-learn sport!  All you need is a hat to protect yourself from the sun.  (Roberta will provide water, snacks, and she’ll teach beginners how to play.)  As with all Village activities, both members and volunteers are invited!



When:  Wednesday, August 22         Noon

Where: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Oak Way, Novato

A fitting place to celebrate summer’s end is the lovely covered beer garden at HopMonk Tavern in Vintage Oaks.  We’ll meet there for lunch in August and enjoy their ‘American Pub Fare’ which includes a $10 lunch special and a wonderful selection of brews.  See you at HopMonk!


When:  Thursday, August 23, 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:  Monday, August 27, 2018      1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Ginni Saunders’ home (email for location)

The Apple Tech Workshop with Trish King will be held at Ginni Saunders’ home. To reserve your space in this terrific class, please contact Ginni at before August 20.


By now, your new Medicare card should have arrived in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services.  If you didn’t receive it, call 1-800-MEDICARE. Call center representatives will check the status and help you get your new card.  In the meantime, you can continue to use your current Medicare card to get health care services.




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


EVENT:  Nostalgia Days in Downtown Novato

WHEN:  Saturday, August 4, 2018      10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Along Grant Ave., downtown Novato


The Downtown Novato Business Association invites you to Nostalgia Days, a cornerstone event in Downtown Novato, California. Each year the city closes down seven blocks of beautifully tree lined Grant Avenue to for a full day while summer is still in full swing. With the sound of classic rock ‘n roll floating in the air, visitors enjoy FREE admission as they admire hundreds of vehicles, including classic cars, hot rods and customs – just to name a few. The afternoon is capped off with awards given to the best in each category as well as cash prizes for Best in Show and the People’s Choice. Hundreds of local families come out to catch a glimpse of their dream car while they cheer for the police escorted Hot Rod Cruise through Downtown Novato on the Friday evening before the main event.



EVENT:  Senior Produce Market

WHEN:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  on 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

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


Seasonal produce from local suppliers and growers (priced at or below wholesale) 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.)



EVENT:  Marin County District Attorney’s Victim-Witness Program

WHEN:  9:00 a.m. – noon on 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

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


If you or someone you know have either been the victim of a crime or witnessed a crime, Yolanda Johnson, Advocate from the District Attorney’s office, is available to meet with you to answer questions, provide information, and connect you with resources.