Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for March 1, 2019
Giant Indoor Yard Sale

Corte Madera Women’s Improvement Club

The yard sale will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, from 9AM to 3PM at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive.

Mark your calendar, and rummage through your cupboards, cabinets, and closets for items to donate. 

Items in good condition are welcome but the following CANNOT be accepted (Not an exclusive list)

  • Hazardous materials
    • paint/stain, herbicide, pesticide, construction material, household cleaners, glass, automotive parts, medications
  • Electronic/appliances
    • batteries, cell phones, computers/monitors, televisions, microwave ovens, large appliances
  • Furniture
    • large/heavy items (sofas, etc.), mattresses/box springs, blinds/drapes, ceiling fans
  • Books & Prints
    • encyclopedias, magazines and textbooks 
    • Most welcome book donations: cookbooks, children's books, hard cover or large format coffee table and best sellers, paperback novels
  • Perishables
    • Food, cosmetics
  • Children Items
    • Strollers, cribs, high chairs, car seats
  • Other
    • Exercise machines, skis, etc., weapons/ammunition, broken or strained items, home burnt CDs & videos (copyrighted material)

Deliver donations to the Community Center on Friday, March 1st, 11:30AM to 7PM.
Proceeds benefit scholarships for local high school girls active in community service.
For questions of more information email
To download and share the flyer, please click here

What's Happening in Town
Free ACT Math Tips and Tricks Workshop

Free ACT Math Tips and Tricks Workshop 

The Corte Madera Library invites you to a workshop where you or your child will discover techniques to improve test performance and reduce stress! 

Maximize your math score by learning strategies to prioritize problems and quickly solve them. 
For information about their instructor visit

This event will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, from 12:30PM to 1:30PM at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. For more information or to register, please contact the Corte Madera Library at 415-924-3515.

Driver Safety Education

Start Smart - A FREE Teen Driver Safety Class

Do you have a teen driver in your family? Help them to “start smart.”  Central Marin Police Authority (CMPA) is pleased to partner with the California Highway Patrol’s Marin Office and offer the Start Smart class to our communities. Start Smart is a FREE two-hour traffic safety class designed specifically for teen drivers or soon-to-be drivers (15 to 19 years of age) and their parents. The class will teach teens about some of the most common mistakes that new drivers make, and the most common reasons that law enforcement officers will contact them while driving.  The class also serves to educate parents and clarify some of the confusion about the laws regarding provisional drivers licensing.  

At least one parent or guardian must attend with their teen. (exception for Court referrals over 18 years old)

You must register for the class in advance. The Eventbrite links are listed below.  Each person attending will need their own ticket, including parents.  Please select “2” when registering for tickets.

Start Smart will be offered at:
Larkspur – Saturday, March 9, 2019   10 am to noon
Central Marin Police Authority community room
250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

Birds Together by Caleb Jordan-McDaniels and Helen Drake Muirhead

Birds Together by Caleb Jordan-McDaniels and Helen Drake Muirhead

The Corte Madera Library invites you to Corte Madera’s first intergenerational art exhibit which features photographs by Redwood High School student, Caleb Jordan-McDaniels, and paintings by his great grandmother, Helen Drake Muirhead. 

Meet the Artists Reception:
Saturday, March 9, 2 - 4pm

This artistic duo loves to hike together, discovering birds and capturing their images via lens and brush stroke. The exhibit runs February 23 - April 4 2019. 

This free event will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 2PM to 4PM at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. 

For more information, contact the Corte Madera Library at 415-924-4844.

What's Happening in Marin
Household Hazardous Waste FAQs

Household Hazardous Waste FAQs

Helpful tips provided to you by Zero Waste Marin

What is HHW?
Common household items such as fluorescent bulbs, batteries, gasoline, household chemicals, pesticides, paints, antifreeze and asbestos are all considered HHW. These items can be toxic to you and/or the environment and must be disposed of properly to protect you, the environment and your resource hauler.  Learn more at Zero Waste Marin:

Where can I dispose of HHW in Marin County?
Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (All Marin residents and businesses except Novato)

  • 565 Jacoby St. San Rafael, CA 94901  (415) 485-6806Open Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Novato Recycling Center (Novato residents and small businesses only)     

  • 7576 Redwood Blvd. Novato, CA 94945  (415) 892-7344Open the 1st and 3rd Sunday and Monday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

How can I get rid of bulbs and batteries?
Zero Waste Marin’s Bulb and Battery Take-Back Program helps residents recycle light bulbs and batteries at no charge at participating locations. Visit to find a location near you.

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Marin County Parks Community Survey

Marin County Parks Community Survey

Marin County Parks wants to hear from you.
Marin County Parks cares for 34 open space preserves and 43 parks across 16,000 acres within Marin County. As they plan for the future, they want to hear from you by getting feedback on how you enjoy the parks and open spaces in the County. They want to know what you think can be improved and on what projects you think they should focus their efforts. 

To take the survey, please click here

Firewise Event

Firewise Workshop

Fire Safe Marin will be hosting a Firewise Community workshop on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 9AM to 11AM at the Marin Valley Community Center, 100 Marin Valley Drive, Novato, CA 94949.

This workshop is intended to introduce resident and neighborhood leaders to the Firewise USA program, and provide resources and networking opportunities for potential Firewise sites that intend to seek national recognition in 2019. There will also be an opportunity to meet with residents and stakeholders following the presentation.  

For more detailed information about this event, please take a look at the event flyer or visit the FireSafe Marin website by clicking here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
AFIC March 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 March program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call

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, March 4th to Friday, March 8th

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