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Greetings and happy February to all our Twin Cities Villagers!  The New Year is off to a fantastic start, and we hope all our members and volunteers will consider joining us this month at an event or program. 

What’s Happening in Twin Cities Village

If you would like to participate in any of the activities below and need transportation, please call the office at 415-457-4633 to arrange a ride.


Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, February 7 and February 21, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sweetwater Music Café, Mill Valley

We are joining the Mill Valley Village’s Men's Group and encourage you, whether a volunteer or a member, to come join us.  It is an informal gathering with no particular agenda beyond the company of friends.  Contact Marcus Byruck (617-763-1697 or or David Cardenas ( to get more info.


Coffee at Il Fornaio – Third Thursdays

Thursday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.   

Where: Il Fornaio, 223 Corte Madera Town Center

Just show up and have a cup of coffee, pastry and conversation.  Our coffee group meets at Il Fornaio, a lovely setting where there is plenty of parking, good coffee and, if we have enough people, our own dedicated table in the front of the restaurant.


Third Wednesday Speaker’s Series – The Challenge of Caregiving: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Community Room, 250 Doherty Dr, Larkspur

We can all become a caregiver – sometimes it’s unexpected and unplanned (such as with an injury or fall), or due to a disease onset – for our partner, spouse or parent, while other caregiving might be somewhat anticipated (such as aging parents or chronic disabling age-related conditions).  This presentation will help us better understand the caregiver’s role and find solutions for the pressures of caregiving.  Presenters: Rev. James Ward – Episcopal priest, Jim spent the past five years serving as Executive Director of Senior Access. 

Welcome to Watercolor

Thursday, February 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   

Where:  Larkspur Recreation Building, 240 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

Start the New Year with a new skill!  Join us exploring the medium of watercolor painting.  All skill levels are welcome to join the class.  For more information, contact Lisa Guthrie at 415-461-1419 or


Twin Cities Village Steering committee meeting 

Monday, February 26, 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Are you interested in meeting new people?  Do you like to organize programs and events? We’d love to have you on our steering committee.  Come by and see what we’re planning.


Twin Cities is offering a new opportunity – “Preserve your family memories!”  

Do you have pictures or articles, photographic treasures, scrapbooks, or photo albums that you would like to organize, preserve and safely store?  We will make it easy for you to have your precious memories “Digitized.”  You will receive a Thumb Drive ($10) that will allow countless opportunities to share or create new treasures.  Call Mitchell Marriott to discuss how it works, what works best for you and how to arrange it.  415-246-1751


Twin Cities Village Happy Hour

Our popular monthly cocktail party and get together will reconvene again in February!!  We will be announcing details of location and time in the coming days.  Stay tuned!


Bocce will resume when the weather warms up

Bocce ball will return when the weather gets a little warmer, so get ready Twin Cities Rollers, we will be taking the courts by storm in 2018.

Twin Cities is Forming a Knitting Group!

Let’s get together to knit and chat.  If interested, please call Sue at 415-309-8228 or email her at


Exciting Announcement:

Are you a Corte Madera resident, over age 65, who could use a hand with local rides, household help, pet care, tech support, office organization, or companionship? 

The Corte Madera Community Foundation (CMCF) might be able to help.  CMCF likes to help youth programs as well as seniors and is very supportive of the goals of Marin Villages. They have offered to subsidize all or part of the cost of a first-year membership to new Corte Madera members of the Twin Cities Village.  Don’t delay, scholarships are limited.  Call Marin Villages at 415-457-4633  and tell them you are interested in applying under the CMCF scholarship plan.


Save the Date:

Information Session on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury

Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Have you ever been tempted to apply to serve on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury?  Or wondered how it works and what its role is in county government?  Please plan to join us for this information session aimed at answering some of your questions.  Jack Nixon, President of the Marin Chapter of the California Grand Juror’s Association will be our presenter.  Jack will make a half-hour presentation and then take your questions for the remainder of the time.


Information Session on the History of Cannabis Regulation and the Implications of Proposition 64

Monday, April 16, 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Have you ever wondered what all the hoopla is about regarding cannabis use?  Some of our members have expressed curiosity about the implications of the changes that went into effect January 1, due to the passage of Proposition 64.  Dr. Larry Bedard will come talk with us and help us better understand both the history of cannabis regulation and what the impact of these changes may be, particularly for our demographic. 


What’s Happening Around the Villages:

Age Friendly Fairfax Forum: Staying in Touch with Family & Friends 

Friday, February 23, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax

We all rely on phones and more a more on computers.  What special challenges come with age and how do you go about getting technology you need if you have hearing, vision or mobility limitations?  Join a communications and computer expert and a speaker from California Telephone Access Program; phones and devices will be on display.


80 Over 80 Exhibition – Co-Sponsored by Marin Villages

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Bartolini Gallery, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

80 Over 80 is a special exhibit that will feature 80 works of art by artists over the age of eighty.  This juried show will be on view at the Bartolini Gallery at Marin Center from April 19 through June 1, 2018 and will be open to all artists living in Marin County over the age of 80.  Former Marin Cultural Treasure Award winners Kathleen Lipinski, Steve Emery, and Cultural Commissioner Donna Seager Libertadore will act as jurors for this exhibit.   


What’s Happening Around Town:

Lunch Club for Seniors

Thursdays - Ongoing, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   

Where:  Corte Madera Recreation Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

Come have lunch with us! Every Thursday Good Earth Natural Foods prepares organic, well-balanced, hot lunch for adults. 60+. Enjoy a nice meal and conversation with friends! Every Thursday (Except Holidays) from 11:45-12:45 pm. Adults age 60+, $3.00 suggested donation. No older adult turned away for lack of funds. Reservations are required seven days in advance, call 415-457-4636.


Technology 4 Life: Introduction to Computers: Windows or Apple

Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 classes), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael

Fee: $65.00 – This class has a Maximum of 6 People

Technology 4 Life offers a workshop for older adults who want to learn how to use iPads and tablets and what they can do on the Internet.  We have iPads and tablets for you to try while we teach you some basics.  Learn to shop from home or where to catch a bus to the doctor’s office or the movie theater, or where to find answers to medical issues.  Learn a few basic steps so you can use the Internet safely and protect your privacy.  


Technology 4 Life: Tech Tips for Transportation

Thursdays, February 8 & 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Mill Valley Rec. Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Want to get around without driving? Your Smart Phone, tablet and computer are great tools for getting rides! In partnership with Marin Transit, this is a FREE class to learn about transportation options in Marin. We will show you how to get online and use web sites and apps for determining the fastest, cheapest and most timely ways for getting where you want to go. Learn how to take the bus, SMART train, ferry or maybe get a ride from a volunteer, use shared ride services (Lyft), subsidized taxi’s and more! Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop to practice!