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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.


Thursday, June 8                                         11:00 a.m.

Indian Valley Preserve walk


Thursday, June 8                                          1:00 p.m.

Preventing Falls/Fires


Tuesday, June 13                                         2:30 p.m – 4:00

Book Lovers Club


Wednesday, June 14                                  10:30 a.m – noon

Monthly Coffee


Friday, June 16                                              1:30 p.m. – 3:30

Let’s Play Boggle!                                                                           


Wednesday, June 21                                   2 p.m. – 4:00

Great Books Club


Wednesday, June 28                                   Noon

Monthly luncheon


Friday, July 10                                               2:00 p.m.

Apple House Party

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



When:  Thursday, June 8, 2017         11:00 a.m. – noon

Where: Trailhead at intersection of Indian Valley Road and Old Ranch Road in Novato
This is a moderate walk along a fairly level dirt trail.  Rain cancels.  Questions? Ginni Saunders



When:  Thursday, June 8, 2017     1:00 p.m.

Where:  Heritage Room at Novato Fire Administration - 95 Rowland Way, Novato

Sandy Wargo, the Public Information Officer for the Novato Fire District, will discuss this topic which will include critical information for older adults.  Admission is free and all are welcome.



When:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017     2:30-4pm

Where:  Creekside Bakery, 1719 Grant Ave., Novato (Lucky’s shopping center)

Book to be discussed: The Road From Coorain  by Jill K. Conway


MONTHLY COFFEE (2nd Wednesday of every month) 

When:  Wednesday, June 14, 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!)


Bring your friends/neighbors and get to know fellow members and volunteers in a cozy, informal setting.  There's always lively conversation, good coffee/tea and lots of tasty treats.  Questions?  Contact Beth Livoti at  (415) 892-1043.



When:  Friday, June 16, 2017   1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Roberta Dixon's  home. For directions, contact Roberta 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, June 21, 2017    2-4pm

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

This month’s readings from The Seven Deadly Sins Anthology (available from Amazon) are two stories from the ‘Greed’ section: The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence and The Inherited Clock by Elizabeth Bowen.  Questions? Contact Paula Weinberger 415-382-1660.


When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017    Noon

Where: Batika India Bistro, 868 Grant Ave., Novato


June's luncheon destination is Batika India Bistro in downtown Novato.  Parking on Grant Avenue is always a challenge, so plan ahead.  Also, Batika is a popular lunch spot,  so please arrive a little before noon. The lunch buffet offers ‘all you can eat’ for $11.00, featuring soup, entrees, salads, fruits, vegetables and desserts.  The beverage menu offers iced and hot teas, chai, chilled fruit drinks, and beer for an additional charge.  So, come hungry and enjoy dining with new and old friends!




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, July 10, 2017, at 2:00 Ginni Saunders’ home. Contact Ginni at to sign up and to get directions.  If you sign upafter June 10, contact Paula Weinberger  The training occurs in small groups, so we will keep a waiting list for future classes.


VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE!  Thursday afternoon, August 24, 2017 Thanks to members Roberta Dixon and Jim Duckworth, our Volunteer Appreciation event will be a Wine and Cheese Tasting party held on the grounds of their lovely home. Recently, Roberta told us:  We have asked our longtime friend Greg Berruto to lead our wine tasting event. Greg has been working in the wine industry in Sonoma for the past 15 years. He is a great wine educator, enjoys helping people learn about wines and is looking forward to making the party a fun experience for all our terrific volunteers.”


  • Novato Village needs a Volunteer Coordinator! If you’re interested in finding out more about what's involved, please contact Jean Gunn at hear it all the time from members --- our volunteers are amazing people --- and we want to keep that volunteer connection strong.




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


When:  Saturday, June 10 (10am-7pm) & Sunday, June 11 (10am-6pm)
Where:  Grant Ave. (between Redwood & 7th St.) in downtown Novato

The annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music is back, offering Bay Area summer festival lovers one of the best weekends of the season. Now in its 34th year, the Festival of Art, Wine and Music really knows how to capture the best summer vibes. Locally sourced beers and wines are a big part of the event, along with festival food that’s hard to beat. This is an awesome weekend of summer fun.


WHENWednesday, June 14, 2017     2:00 p.m.- 4:00

WHERE:  Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

HOSTED BY:  San Rafael Village


While staying in our own homes is a desire many of us have, there may be a time when it is no longer ideal.  Learn about what living arrangements are available to us when we decide that independence is no longer the best option. John Milford will discuss different housing choices including: equity (ownership); entry fee (non-equity); Villages and NORCS (naturally occurring retirement communities); affinity based housing; and rental (including independent, assisted living, and continuing care communities).  Free admission.



When:  Saturday, June 24, 2017  8:15 p.m.

Where:  Pocket Park – 950 7th St., Novato


Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, or purchase a snack at the Park and enjoy a free al fresco movie experience in Novato’s Pocket Park, located adjacent to the Downtown Recreation Center. The perfect way to spend a Summer family Saturday in Marin! This is the  first of three Summer movie nights.  Come along and see what’s being screened on June 24.