Weekly Community Update

San Geronimo Valley Community Center
Weekly Update–Navigating the Pandemic, Returning Together
July 22, 2021

Greetings to our local residents. It has been a wonderful last couple of weeks as the Community Center has slowly begun to safely reopen for some classes and gatherings along with our Summer Camp and Summer Bridge programs. Our historic building is feeling much happier having staff and community members in the building. Our staff has worked diligently to get our indoor spaces in good shape as well as creating outdoor spaces. Our guidelines are that face coverings are required indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents. Face coverings are not required outdoors but unvaccinated community members are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times.

As most you have read, Marin County has joined with many other Bay Area Counties to encourage the wearing of face coverings in all public places as the Delta variant is in our County. This is an interesting article from the Marin IJ last week that includes a video as our Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis explains this. https://www.marinij.com/2021/07/16/covid-19-marin-county-joins-call-for-all-to-wear-masks-indoors/?utm_email=74B44473149F35521524444024&g2i_eui=3NIixpjX4o3O8ttC

Our drive-through Food Pantry will be open today in the former golf course clubhouse parking lot. The address is 5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo CA 94963. We will be open between 11 am-2 pm. There is no registration or proof of eligibility necessary. Please drive up, stay in your car, and a volunteer from a safe distance will ask you how many people are in your home/family. As you drive through, another volunteer will place your groceries into your trunk. Thank you to our partners SF Marin Food Bank, ExtraFood and Innovative Health Solutions!

During our Food Bank distribution we have also begun our drive-through Senior Lunch for seniors aged 60+. In partnership with the Marin Health and Human Services Aging & Adult services and Vivalon’s (Whistlestop) Jackson Café, seniors who have pre-registered only can pick up a pre-made, nutritious meal during the 11am-2pm food bank distribution hours. Please contact Nicole Ramirez, nramirez@sgvcc.org to register.

We have only 1 more week remaining for Summer Camp! The campers have had such a blast with arts, crafts, sports and games. It’s not too late to register for the final week of Day Camp.  For more information please visit (https://www.sgvcc.org/summer-camp/) and if you have any questions or would like to register, please reach out to Nicole Ramirez at nramirez@sgvcc.org.

Jump Start to Middle School Camp, happening August 11-13th, is a wonderful way for incoming Lagunitas Middle School students to prepare for the up-coming school year.  Our VAST team offers a variety of fun social emotional support games and activities as well as a complete guide to getting ready for Middle School.  Students will learn about time management, organization, and how to balance a healthy life while enjoying school. Contact Nicole Ramirez: nramirez@sgvcc.org, for questions and registration.

Kate’s Café on Zoom returns THIS Friday night, July 23rd, 7:00 p.m., with another great summertime show! Juliette Valente hosts the virtual Kate’s Cafe ZOOM space, for local musicians, poets, and more to perform. The line up this month will be actors Muniera and James Griffiths, guitarists/singers Peter and Andrew Eldredge with Jason Jones, and sacred music performer Duane Light.  Come to share, come to listen. Each individual or group will play live for 15 minutes. For more information or to share your passion in this virtual open mic event, please contact Juliette at j.valente@comcast.net.

https://www.sgvcc.org/event/kates-cafe-2021-07-23/

A GREAT way to start the day–let’s take a walk! Join us for the Senior Stroll on Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. every Friday! Tomorrow, July 23rd, meet Poko in front of the Community Gym to take a walk around the former golf course. The back 9 is flat, level and easy to walk. The walk will last from 45 minutes to an hour. Bring your water bottle and let’s meet in front of the gym at 9:30 a.m. For more info contact Howie at: hcort@sgvcc.org

Like a book club for art film aficionados! Please join us on Monday, July 26, 6-7 p.m. for our fourth Monday of the month, Artist Film Night! Watch the film ahead of time and join us on the 26th to discuss with your community. This month we will be discussing Director Morgan Neville’s film, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silkroad Ensemble. The film follows members of the ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.  More information here. You can find the film here.

The Lagunitas School District is now accepting registrations for kindergarteners and other new students for the 2021-22 school year. Please visit this link to learn how to register: www.lagunitas.org/page/2021-22-school-year-enrollment

Thank you all,

Dave Cort

Executive Director

Vaccination Appointments in West Marin

Protect yourself, your co-workers, and your family. The vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Help build community immunity in Marin County by getting vaccinated!

July 27, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM

Pop-Up: Coastal Health Alliance

3 Sixth Street

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Drop-In Only,  Age 12 or older, J&J, Pfizer

August 1, 12:30pm  – 4:30pm

Pop-Up:  San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church

6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

San Geronimo, CA 94956

Find more vaccination appointments at https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccinefinder.

All vaccine options are first-come, first-served. No appointment is necessary.

  • Vaccines are FREE and available to anyone age 12 & over, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
  • Walk-ins are welcomed at ANY Marin County Public Health Location. Bring ANY form of identification (it does not need to be a photo ID).

NEED HELP WITH MAKING AN APPOINTMENT?

The California statewide call center is now open 7 days a week.

Please call 833-422-4255, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday–Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The state’s staff will support everyone age 12 and older with booking, changing, or canceling a vaccine appointment or arranging transportation to a vaccine site. The hotline supports callers in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Staff can also be reached at chat.myturn.ca.gov.