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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.

May 2018 Calendar

Thursday, May 3                                        1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Great Books Club


Tuesday, May 8                                           2:30   – 4:00 p.m.

Book Lovers’ Club


Wednesday, May 9                                    10:30 – noon

Monthly coffee


Wednesday, May 16                                  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour at Rickey’s


Wednesday, May 23                                  Noon

Monthly luncheon


Thursday, May 31                                       1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Let’s Play Boggle!


Members:  if you need a ride to an event, call Marin Villages 415-457-4633 about 4 days in advance.



When:   Thursday, May 3, 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 “Aspiration” section:  Facing West from California Shores by Walt Whitman and The Golden West by Daniel Fuchs.  New attendees are always welcome to join this dynamic and fun group. Contact Paula Weinberger ( ) or Ginni Saunders ( for address and directions.



When:  Tuesday, May 8, 2018      2:30-4:00 p.m.

WhereBeth Livoti’s home (contact Beth for location

The group will be discussing The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff.



When:  Wednesday, May 9, 2018      10:30 a.m. – noon

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

It’s always fun (lively conversation, good coffee/tea and lots of tasty treats!) to get together in this friendly, comfortable setting.  This month, Michael Hagerty from the Marin Commission on Aging will join us to share a study he conducted regarding the booming older adult population in Marin.  Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors along.

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.




When:  Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 23, 2018 at noon

Where: La Piñata, 940 7th St,., Novato

Join us at La Piñata this month, and feel free to bring a friend along.  This popular local spot offers comfortable seating, fun décor and great service, along with an extensive menu of dishes not often found in many family-style Mexican restaurants. Check out La Piñata’s menu at


When:  Thursday, May 31, 2018     1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Roberta Dixon’s home (Contact Roberta at for 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!



“80 Over 80” Art Exhibit


The ‘80 over 80’ exhibit is showcasing 80 works of art by Marin County artists over the age of 80.  The exhibit features landscapes, still lifes, portraits, abstracts, photographs and more by some of Marin’s most artistic older adults. The exhibit runs through June 1, 2018 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m – 5:00 p.m.) at Bartolini Gallery, Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.


Birthday Blow Out

Marin Villages is having a Birthday Blow Out on May 20th in celebration of our 17 members turning 90 years old in 2018. That's a lot of candles to light!

Members and volunteers are invited to celebrate this wonderful event on May 20 from 2-4 at Jason’s Community Room, 300 Drake’s Landing in Greenbrae.   We would love to have RSVPs by May 15 to help us plan the food and beverages.  RSVP to 415-457-4633. 




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


EVENT:  Senior Produce Market

WHEN:  Wed., May 2 & 15, 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:  Living With C.O.P.D.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 9       10-11 a.m.

WHERE:  Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato

REGISTRATION: call 415-899-8290 to register

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?  Jim Braley, Respiratory Therapist, Novato Community Hospital,  will provide an overview of COPD, including effective use of medications used in treatment of COPD and Asthma, Oxygen Therapy, ‘new treatments’ and  the value of Pulmonary Rehabilitation support groups.


EVENT:  Afternoon Tea

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 16     2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato

ADMISSION:  $8 per person

This event includes a fun afternoon of sipping tea and nibbling pastries served on fine china.  If you have a set of china you rarely use, consider entering the table decorating contest and design a tablescape using your own setting. ($30 contest entry fee includes 4 tickets.) Call 415-899-8290 for more information.


EVENT:  Lip Reading and Listening Skills

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 23, 2018   1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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

REGISTRATION:  Call 415-899-8290 to register.

Ever wonder about the how, what, and why of hearing loss?  Learn about hearing loss and how to manage it.  You’ll learn how to read lips and listen better.  There will be time to address any special interests that attendees may have.  Everyone is welcome!