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NOVATO VILLAGE - January 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.




Thursday, January 4                                     1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Great Books Club


Tuesday, January 9                                       2:30  – 4:00 p.m.

Book Lovers’ Club


Wednesday January 10                                10:30 – noon

Monthly coffee


Wednesday, January 17                               1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Let’s Play Boggle!


Wednesday, January 17                               4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour at Rickey’s


Monday, January 22                                     2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Apple workshop


Wednesday, January 24                               Noon

Monthly luncheon


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



When:   Thursday, January 4, 2018    1-3pm

Where:  Ginni Saunders’s home.  Contact Ginni at (415) 408-3612 for address & directions.

We’ll be discussing two short stories from the Even Deadlier Sampler published by the Great Books Foundation. The stories under “Greed are A Woman of Fifty by W. Somerset Maugham and A Wife Is A White Russian by Rose Tremain.  Questions?  Contact Ginni Saunders   (415) 408-3612



When:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018      2:30-4pm

Where:  Community Room, NovaRo III, 31 Pinheiro Circle, Novato

Many thanks to Marcia Sprinkle for hosting our group at NovaRo III this month.  The book we’ll be discussing is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.



When:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018     10:30-noon

Where:  Community Room, NovaRo III, 31 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 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. This month, we’ll be joined by a representative from Travel Navigators (Marin Access.) This will be a nice opportunity to find out how to access Marin transportation options via smart phone.



When:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018   1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Jean Gunn’s home.  Contact Jean for her address:

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, January 17, 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:  Monday, January 22, 2018     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 assistfour Novato Villagers one-on-one with their Apple devices (please bring your specific issues/problems.) Contact Ginni to sign up and obtain address:



When:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at noon

Where:  Taki Japanese Restaurant, 452 Ignacio Blvd., Novato (Pacheco Plaza)

Always a popular choice for Novato Village members and volunteers, our first luncheon of the new year will be held at Taki.  Join us and feel free to bring a friend — the service is welcoming and gracious and the food is always fresh and delicious.  Watching your diet?  Stay on track with Taki’s gluten-free and low-fat options. Check out the menu at