Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for March 15, 2019

Are You Updated on the Work of Staff in the
Parks and Recreation Department???

Did you miss the Town Council meeting that took place on March 5th? If you did, then you missed a report from our Director of Recreation and Leisure Services, Mario Fiorentini. He reported to the Town Council on the changes that have been implemented in the Parks and Recreation Department. He also spoke about upcoming improvements that the community should know about. If you want to watch the video recording of the Annual Report to Council, you can click on the following link:

You can also watch video recordings through our YouTube channel ( or through our Agendas, Minutes and Notices page ( where you can also find links to the archives for all boards and commissions and you can watch some of the newer video recordings through Granicus.

What's Happening in Town
The Third Wednesday Speaker Series

The Third Wednesday Speaker Series: Aging in Place...With Help

Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation and Age-Friendly Solutions, Sponsors of The Third Wednesday Speakers Series present... 
Aging in Place...With Help

With 50% of the aging community in Marin having some sort of disability and more than 30% living alone, many of us need help staying healthy. As part of the County services, Public Authority of Marin helps recruit, vet and match in-home health care providers with our aging community. Come learn about health care challenges facing older adults and some helpful resources and tips. The goal is to help seniors stay independent and healthy at home, as long as possible.

Presenter: Aaron Alarcon-Bowen
                 Executive Director, In-Home Support Services (IHSS)
                 Public Authority of Marin  
Location: Corte Madera Community Center
                498 Tamalpais Drive
                Corte Madera, CA 94925

To view the event flyer, please click here

All Things Apple Classes for Beginner and Intermediate Apple Users

All Things Apple Classes for Beginner and Intermediate Apple Users

The Corte Madera Library invites you to participate in All Things Apple, a series of free, drop-in classes for both beginner and intermediate Apple users. Discover how to get the most out of your Apple computer, iPad or iPhone in these interactive classes. 

Classes are being held Tuesdays from 1-3PM, from now through April 2nd, 2019. For a complete list of classes visit

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

Creative Writing Workshop

Creating Writing Workshops for Kids

Got a story to tell? Want to make your own adventure? Sign up for a 1 hour creative writing jam session at the Corte Madera Library! Go on a wild space adventure, or ride a dragon through the school! Anything is possible!
Each adventurer will write his/her own story in a booklet that he/she will make. Take it home to your parents, friends, and pets!

The class will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2PM to 3PM at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive. 

This class is taught by Redwood Students and is intended for kids of ages 7-12. 
Call (415) 924-6382 to sign up or for details.

What's Happening in Marin
Farm Day

Farm Day

Marin County Farm Day provides hands-on educational experiences outside the classroom for over 2,000 school children. Over 30 Northern California ranchers, growers, producers, and educators provide interactive exhibits on agriculture, health, farm animals, gardens, and environmental education.

There will be essay and art contests, with awards sponsored by various business donors. The event is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the following agencies: Marin Center/Marin County Fair, Marin County Farm Bureau, Marin County Office of Education, Marin Community Farmers Market Association, North Bay Dairy Women, Agricultural Institute of Marin, Marin County Weights and Measures, and the University of California Cooperative Extension Service/Master Gardener/4-H.
Farm Day will be held on Thursday, March 21st from 9AM to 12PM at the Marin Center Enhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903. This is a FREE event so make sure you have your calendars marked. 
For more detailed information, please click here

Marin County Parks Event

Senior Stroll on the Coast Trail 

Marin County Parks invites you to a senior stroll. This walk is for ages 18 and up. This trail is one of the best places to see the early blooming wildflowers of the Marin Headlands. You’ll follow an even, well-maintained dirt road along a sheltered, north facing slope where a number of "coastal specialties" should be flowering. This is an out and back walk with a gradual downhill slope on the way out and a gradual uphill slope on the way back. Remember to bring binoculars, if you have them.

Rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call (415) 893-9527 after 8AM on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message. No registration is required. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Burke at or (415) 893-9520.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from 10AM to 11:30AM at the Coast Trail trailhead in the Marin Headlands at the junction of McCullough and Conzelman Rd. From Hwy 101, take the exit for Alexander Ave. Turn left at stop, then right up the hill on Conzelman Rd 1.1 miles to the intersection with McCullough Rd. Parking lot is on the west side of the roundabout.

For more information, please click here

Lottery Drawing - Below Market Rate Townhome at the Strand

Lottery Drawing happening MARCH 20th - Below Market Rate Townhome at the Strand

Marin Housing’s Below Market Rate Homeownership Program offers low to moderate income, first-time homebuyers the opportunity to purchase one of the 350 BMR properties throughout Marin County at prices that are substantially lower than market value. 

When one of these homes becomes available for sale, a lottery is held and names are drawn from a list of prospective buyers who have applied to the BMR Program. To access the application and learn about the specific eligibility requirements, please visit the Marin Housing website by clicking here. To view the informational flyer on this announcement, click 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 18th to Friday, March 22nd

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