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  October 27, 2011
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TibHolidayFestival_1E21BF8-672x1024.jpgTiburon Holiday Festival 2011 - Ice Skating is Back!
Friday, December 2 at 5:30 pm

The (almost) perfect little town of Tiburon, CA just got a little more Norman Rockwellesque this holiday season.

On Friday, December 2nd – for one magical, fun-filled night only – Tiburon Holiday Festival 2011 will feature an OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK for families, couples, ice skating enthusiasts, and everyone to delight!

So grab your coziest scarf and hat and get ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity to ice skate along the shores of the San Francisco Bay with the most breathtaking backdrop of the twinkling, present-wrapped San Francisco skyline.

The evening’s festivities will include: the traditional Fountain Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6pm with classic holiday carolers, costumed characters strolling along magical Main Street, wonderful holiday treats, yummy gingerbread house decorating, Winterland Snow Globe Making/Photo Shop for kids, and more!

In addition, the town’s eclectic shops and tasty restaurants will be offering specials to while away the hours. With spectacular views of the SF skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Angel Island (plus ice skating too), only a Scrooge would dare miss this memorable San Francisco Bay Area holiday event!  Reservations for ice skating will be taken starting Tuesday, November 1.

For more details, visit

Citizen of the Year Nominations
Nominations Due in November

Nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year and Citizen Emeritus will be due November 21 by 4:30 pm.  We are working on the City newsletter now and will have it out by the beginning of the month, but the forms will also be available online, via Facebook, and at City Hall. 

Annual Town Meeting
Meeting Set for January 23, 2012

The Annual Town Meeting is set for January 23, 2012 at 7 pm.  Mark you calendars!  In addition to the Citizen of the Year and Citizen Emeritus Awards, there will be a State of the City presentation by the Mayor and City Manager.  Of keen interest by then will be the Land Use Recommendations from the Planning Commission to the City Council on changes to development standards applicable to properties in the FEMA Flood Zone.

George Rodericks
City Manager

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Music at Old St. Hilary's
Art Angels Home and Garden Fair
Landmarks Holiday Art and Craft Fair
Rotary - Spaghettistock!
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marin-village.jpgMarin Village - Kick-Off Event
Kick-Off Party, Belvedere Community Center
Sunday, October 30 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Serving Belvedere, Tiburon & Strawberry

Marin Village - Neighbors helping Neighbors
Stay Home | Stay Active | Stay Connected

Working with a parent organization, Marin Village, the Tiburon Peninsula Village (TPV) is dedicated to providing Tiburon Peninsula residents with the varied resources they require to remain, safely and confidently, in their own homes as they age. All Tiburon Peninsula residents (Belvedere, Tiburon and Strawberry) who join Marin Village automatically become members of TPV (Tiburon Peninsula Village) at no extra charge. Tiburon Peninsula Village, has been recruiting members and a growing team of volunteers, some of whom are also members. These volunteers are available to help members with occasional transportation needs, provide assistance with daily activities, and run errands.  To request assistance from a TPV volunteer, call the Marin Village central number (415) 457-4633. The office will match your request to a volunteer in your neighborhood. TPV is developing a program of classes, events, and social activities and will keep members informed via email updates, or mail.

The goal is to help seniors stay in their own home or apartment, stay active and stay connected.  TPV is neighbors helping neighbors - a very low cost alternative to for-profit groups.  The " virtual village concept" has spread across the country but TPV is not part of any national organization. TPV is run completely by local volunteers with administrative functions handled by two paid employees who cover all of Marin County from the Marin Village office. In the Bay area, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Ross Valley, Homestead Valley have already established "villages" with more to come.  The basic idea is to have vetted volunteers help with shopping, rides to appointments, dog walking, computer help or whatever small errand is needed. TPV also offers members a list of screened professionals, many of whom offer discounts. Members hire the professionals on their own as needed. Member to member recommendations are another benefit.

TPV is having their "Kick-off Party" at the Belvedere Community Center on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6pm with appetizers, beverages, acoustic guitar music and a tango demonstration. Of course, there will be information on the benefits of becoming a member along with an opportunity to join. Annual household membership is $200 per year with scholarships available.

For more information, visit the website or email -

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RTC Open House.jpgDiscovery Day Open House @ San Francisco State University's

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon

Sunday, October 30 from 11 am to 4 pm

The RTC invites you and your family to the Annual Discovery Day Open House!  On Sunday, October 30 from 11 am to 4pm come share science with family and friends!

• Meet scientists, students and staff at our marine research laboratory!
• Enjoy interactive science displays and talks,
• Touch tanks, art activities, food and more!
• Free admission and parking

For more information visit or call (415) 338-3757.

Part of the 2011 Bay Area Science Festival

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Angel Island Lights
Countdown Benefit 2011
Leave an indelible mark on the community and history

Become an Angel Lights Countdown Benefit Sponsor!

Angel Island is an integral part of the Bay Area landscape, a special place for anyone to go to enjoy the great outdoors, be inspired by nature and the history and legacy of people who came before.

By sponsoring Angel Island Association’s (AIA) 6th Annual Angel Lights Countdown Benefit you are supporting efforts to develop an Interpretive Master Plan which will serve as the guide to restoration and interpretation of the vast treasures of Angel Island State Park.

For sponsorship inquires please contact Lisa Eltinge: (415) 341-3018 or email

For information or to purchase benefit tickets or adopt an Angel Light
please call (415) 435-3972 or email.

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TFPD.gifTiburon Fire Department Annual Blood Drive
The Tiburon Fire Department sponsors the Annual Community Blood Drive. This year, the event is Wednesday, November 2 from 3 pm to 7 pm in the Engine Room at 1679 Tiburon Boulevard. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 lbs, eat, drink lots of water/juice, and bring a picture ID.

I will be there at 3:30 pm - Hope to see you there!

Call (415) 435-7200 to schedule your life-saving appointment!

Music at OSH.jpgMusic At Old St. Hilary's
Friday, November 4, 2011 @ 8 pm
Old St. Hilary's Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon

Bay Area pianist and composer will feature original and classic jazz from his new CD Almost There.  Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and youths and children 5 and under are free.  Tickets are available at: Brown Paper Tickets (, the Landmark's Office located at 1550 Tiburon Boulevard, Suite M, at Tiburon Town Hall and at the door.  For more information call the Landmarks Society at 415-435-1853 or visit

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artangels copy_225x225_thumb.jpgArt Angels Home and Garden Fair!
St. Stephen's Church
November 4 through 6

St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere will be hosting its popular arts and boutique festival for the 9th season on November 4 - 6. This well-known event combines fine arts with handcrafted boutique items created by Bay Area artists and designers. Paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, handbags, clothing, stationary, children’s items, home décor items, orchids, succulents, and a variety of offerings for the garden will be shown in St. Stephen’s Kimball Hall.

Art Angels kicks off with a festive Opening Night Premiere on Friday November 4th. Party-goers will enjoy a festive evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and music with a wine tasting by sommelier Brooke Tognazzini of Belvedere’s Prima Palate and an extensive silent auction. This is the first opportunity to purchase unique hand-crafted art and locally-designed boutique items. Reservations for the premiere are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

A memorial exhibit featuring Belvedere’s Warren Faus will be on display in the sanctuary of the church on Friday and Saturday. Continuing on Saturday, November 5, the art festival will be open from 10 am to 5 pm and will conclude on Sunday, November 6, from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is free both Saturday and Sunday.

Proceeds from the Art Angels – Home and Garden Fair allow St. Stephen’s Church to support a variety of outreach ministries including Camp Create, Senior Access, REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team), Manzanita Children’s Center, Southern Marin Hot Lunch Coalition, Marin Interfaith Council, The Hilarita, Les Petits Chanteurs (Haiti Project), Siempre Unidos, and Episcopal Relief and Development, among others.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is located at 3 Bayview Avenue at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue in Belvedere. For more information and ticket reservations go to or call 415 435-4501 Extension 47. 

For more information and ticket reservations...

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LandmarksAG.jpgLandmarks Holiday Art and Craft Sale
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Cottage at the Art & Garden Center

This popular holiday fair with art and crafts from local artists, includes jewelry, pastel and watercolor paintings, scarves and sweaters, cards, pottery, gift boxes, and goodies (chocolates, cookies and preserves), as well as Landmarks famous pear brandy!

No charge. Free cider for all who shop, and fun door prizes.

The Art & Garden Center, 841 Tiburon Blvd., between Gilmartin and San Rafael Avenue.

Visit for more info!

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SpaghettistockSpaghettistock - a Far Out Fundraiser
St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview, Belvedere
Friday, December 9 from 6 pm to 10 pm

The Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere invites members of the community to get on board for Spaghettistock, a celebration of peace, love and spaghetti with a 1960s theme, on Friday, December 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere. Tickets are $25 per person and include an open bar for the first hour, a delicious spaghetti dinner with a choice of three sauces and a contest for the best ’60s costume. The evening’s festivities will also include a live auction with the opportunity for attendees to bid on a trip to New Zealand, a silent auction with items ranging from a fabulous Indian cooking class and dinner to premium wines and holiday gifts, a 50/50 raffle (in which the winner gets half of the proceeds from raffle sales, and the club gets the other half) and a dessert auction.
Proceeds will go to help fund the club’s local, national and international projects. Among its accomplishments are peace poles at Reed School and Tiburon Town Hall, the Hilarita community garden, Bel Aire School’s project to send a village-size solar cooker to Liberia, teacher of the year awards and support for Rotaplast’s mission to perform cleft-palate surgery on needy children around the world.

For tickets, please contact Laurie at 435-7386 or

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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