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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.

April 2017

Please mark your calendar and see event details below.


Wednesday, April 12                                    10:30 a.m. - noon

Monthly Coffee


Tuesday, April 18                                            2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Book Lovers Club


Wednesday, April 19                                      1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Let's Play Boggle!


Thursday, April 20                                          11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sebastopol “Hippie” Trip


Thursday, April 20                                            2 – 4 p.m.

Great Books Club


Wednesday, April 26                                       Noon

Monthly luncheon

MONTHLY COFFEE (2nd Wednesday of every month) 

When:  Wednesday, April 12, 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
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:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017     2:30-4pm

Where:  Beth Livoti’s home (contact Beth at for directions)

We’ll discuss the novel House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East  by former NY Times journalist Anthony Shadid. The book details the author’s experiences returning to Lebanon and his attempt to rebuild his family’s home. It was published shortly after Shadid died while covering theSyrian civil war.


When:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017   1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Jean Gunn’s home. For directions, 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!

SEBASTOPOL ~ LUNCH & HIPPIE EXHIBIT (It’s been 50 years since the Summer of Love!)

When:  Thursday, April 20, 2017  11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Transportation:  We’ll carpool from Novato, leaving at 11:00 a.m. & returning around 4 p.m.

Contact:  Reservations required before April 15, 2017 – contact Beth Livoti to reserve yours place!  (415) 892-1043

First, enjoy a no-host lunch at a Sebastopol restaurant, followed by a visit to the nearby West County Museum.  The museum is featuring a special exhibit, The Hippies, which provides a multimedia look back at the flower children who fled Haight Ashbury during the summer of love for the remote hills and valleys of the North Bay.  Museum admission is free.


When:  Thursday, April 20, 2017   2-4pm

Where:  Ginni Saunders’ home (contact Ginni at for directions)

This month’s readings (from The Seven Deadly Sins Anthology available from Amazon) are two stories from the ‘Anger’ section: Mary Postgate by Rudyard Kipling and Hairball by Margaret Atwood.  If you have questions, contact Paula Weinberger (415) 382-1660 or Ginni (415) 408-3612.


When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at noon

Where: Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill, 1535 S. Novato Blvd, Novato

In addition to rave reviews from the S.F. Chronicle restaurant critic for their yummy Italian comfort food, Ghiringhellis offers two-course lunch specials for $10.95.  Check out their menu at   And mark your calendar for next month’s luncheon on May 24 when we’ll try another popular spot that's getting terrific reviews -- Sushi Tri in Novato.