Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for September 6, 2019
Day of Fun at Corte Madera Town Park

Chili Cook Off and Day of Fun - TOMORROW

Join the Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Corte Madera and the City of Larkspur on Saturday, September 7th for a day of fun at Town Park in Corte Madera. 

  • The Summer Concert - The Billy Martini Show is from 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Chili Cook-Off will be held from 12:00PM to 1:30PM. 

For more information, please call 415-927-5072. To view the event flyer, please click here.

What's Happening in Town
Corte Madera Big Band Dance

Big Band Dance 

Gather your friends and family and join us on Wednesday September 11th at the Corte Madera Community Center (498 Tamalpais Drive) as we listen to the music of the Ray Simpson Band!

The 17-piece band plays the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s-from swing to jazz. Enjoy listening to favorites from Count Basie, Les Brown, Glenn Miller and more while you dance the night away.
Admission is FREE and the band plays from 8:00pm-10:00pm. For more information go to or call 415-927-5072. 

Speaker Series September 2019

The Third Wednesday Speaker Series Presents: Oops! Falls and How to Prevent Them

Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation and Age-Friendly Solutions, Sponsors of The Third Wednesday Speakers Series present... 
Oops! Falls and How to Prevent Them

About one-third of the population over 65 has a fall each year. The risk of falls increases proportionately with age. What can you do to prevent them? Spend a little time learning about falls and you just might save yourself from a lot of misery later on. 

Presenter: Carol Zeller, RN, MSN
This event will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 from 11am to 12:30pm at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive. To view and share the event flyer, please click here

High Canal Embankment Repair Project: PLEASE BE ADVISED

High Canal Embankment Repair Project: PLEASE BE ADVISED OF PATHWAY CLOSURES

Please be advised that the Public Works Department for the Town of Corte Madera will be starting a construction project on September 3rd through early November 2019 to repair four slope failures along the High Canal drainage channel. Normal working hours for the project are tentatively scheduled from 8am-5pm.

In general, when working in the vicinity of schools it is our goal to deliver projects while school is out of session. However, as part of the environmental compliance analysis for the project and coordination with resource permitting agencies (California Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Army Corp. of Engineers) several avoidance measures were identified that limited the construction window within the waterway to only the months of September and October.

In an effort to minimize public inconvenience, we have identified a pedestrian detour route (click here to view it) and we appreciate your cooperation through the duration of our project. At Doherty Drive and Lucky Drive, safe passage of pedestrians will be maintained at all times and construction-related deliveries will be scheduled to avoid school drop off and pick up, when possible. However, to ensure safety, it is likely that the High Canal path will be closed to the public for the duration of the project (including nights and weekends). Also, upon completion of the slope repairs the gravel and asphalt paths will be restored to pre-existing condition.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Public Works at or 415.927.5057. 

Are You Ready for Dual-Stream Recycling???

Dual-Stream Recycling Information

Dual stream collection produces the cleanest and most marketable stream of high-quality material. It helps eliminate contamination which has become very important ever since China's government decided to change their environmental policy regarding the types of recycling it would accept from other countries. To get more information on international policies affecting global commodity markets, please click here.

Just so you have a little more background information, MVRS proposed the change to dual stream collection from single stream collection to all of the jurisdictions that are part of the franchise agreement with MVRS and each jurisdiction voted in favor of the proposal.

Now, we want you to know that we understand that dual stream recycling sounds like a big headache, so we want to help guide you in the right direction and help you understand how everything is going to work. MVRS has mailed you a flyer that looks like the one included in this post. In this flyer you will find answers to questions like "Why not pick up both streams on the same week?" or "What is the alternating week pick up schedule?" The flyer also has information regarding the courtesy notice you will be receiving if for some reason you happen to sort your recycling the wrong way in the next few weeks. We think it is super important to begin educating ourselves on the correct way to sort our recycling so we ask that you visit the MVRS website to learn as much as possible. Don't worry, you won't be the only one doing so, we are right there with you for we have to follow the same process. To visit the MVRS website, please click on the following link:

Remember that if you have any questions, you should contact MVRS directly. However, you should try to exhaust all of your resources first and by that we mean, check out their website. They just re-designed it so you have an easier time navigating through everything. There is so much information on their website that it won't take that long for you to become a dual stream recycling expert. We hope you find all of this information helpful and if you still feel like you prefer to contact MVRS with your questions, here is their contact information.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 415-457-9760 ext. 5
Fax: 415-457-3003

Please don't forget to view and share the information flyer with all of your friends and neighbors. This is super important so please help us spread the word. 

What's Happening in Marin
Outdoor Antique Market

Outdoor Antique Market - A French Style Street Market

A French Style Street Market…makes for a delightful open-air Sunday outing.  Start your leisurely stroll with a stop at the crêpe stand.  Listen to the beret-topped accordionist enchant you with his melodies of Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, and Edith Piaf to name a few. In no time, you will step into the old world charm of a typical French Outdoor Antique Market.

Whether you are a passionate antique enthusiast, a collector of vintage oddities, or redecorating, the market will not let you down – with its unique mix of repurposed vintage furnishings, up-cycled architectural salvage, exquisite estate and vintage jewelry, retro décor, cottage chic, textured linens, historical maps, rugs, lighting, tempting art and much more!

The market will be held Sunday, September 8th from 9am to 3pm at the Marin Center Parking Lot off Civic Center Dr. (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael) Free Admission and Parking. Visit or call 415-383-2252 for more information. 

Creekside Restoration

Creekside Restoration

Join Marin County Parks and One Tam staff (a Tamalpais Lands Collaborative initiative) to enrich important habitat areas of Hal Brown Park and Creekside Marsh. Be a part of a community-based effort to install a diverse palette of native plants at a site once dominated by nonnative grasses and weeds.

Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain. It is possible for volunteers as young as 5 years old to join if teamed with a parent or guardian. Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please bring gloves if you have them. Snacks will be provided.
RSVP's are appreciated but not required. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at or (415) 763-2977.

This event will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 9am to 12pm at Hal Brown Park at Creekside, across from Marin General Hospital. For directions, and more, please click here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
AFIC September Schedule

Intergenerational Center

The Intergenerational Center is a gathering place for seniors, children and young adults, featuring programs in art, games, yoga, literature, technology and more. AFIC offers events and activities for all ages -- preschool to 100+. 

For information or to view the September program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call 415-991-4040. 

Intergenerational Center programs are FREE for members. Membership cost for Corte Madera residents is $25 and for non-residents it is $40 for all of 2019. 
The cost is a tax-deductible donation to Age-Friendly Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please contact Pam at The Center at 415-991-4040 or via email at for more information.

The Intergenerational Center is located by the "pencil bench" at 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925

Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings
Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings

Work Week of Monday, September 9th to Friday, September 13th

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