Monday Night Bingo!

Join us for MONDAY NIGHT BINGO, August 19th.  Everyone 18 years or older is welcome to join us for a fun night of friends, fun, food and BINGO!  Cash prizes are $60 to $150 (15 games played). 

Dinner and Bingo (One-6-On Game Pack w/ dauber) $20 in advance/ $25 at the door.  Dinner buffet: Ravioli's by Debbie Ghiringelli Catering, Caesar Salad, Bread, Dessert, Coffee & Tea.  ADVANCED RESERVATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!    Play Bingo Only: $10 per person (One-6-On Game Pack w/ dauber).  Additional games available for purchase.  Advanced registration deadline is Friday, August 16th.   

Doors open @ 5:30pm, Dinner 6-6:45pm, Bingo begins @ 7pm.  For questions or to make a reservation call 415-485-3348, Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-3pm.  Location: San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael.

Proceeds benefit the 501(c)3 non-profit San Rafael Goldenaires Senior Citizens Organization.

2019 Craft Fair applications now available

Attention crafters and artists! It’s time to apply for the Goldenaires 28th annual Craft Fair.  This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm at the San Rafael Community Center,

618 B Street, San Rafael. 

There are a couple of changes to the fair this year.  The first is the application process.  In order to streamline the application process and make it easier for vendors to apply we will now be moving to a juried system.  We will accept applications until the date specified in the Craft Fair application/paperwork.  After which, a jury will meet and decide which vendors will be best for our fair.  Vendors will then be notified of their acceptance into the fair and their table assignment.  Special requests for specific booth spaces, electricity etc. will be taken into consideration when making booth assignments.  All applicants will go through the jury process.  Once vendors are chosen, Goldenaires members will have priority for table assignments and special requests.  The second change is that all items for sale in the fair must be handmade by the artist/vendor.  No mass-produced items or imports will be accepted.

If you are interested in applying, please go to www.srgoldenaires.org to print a copy or call the office at 415-485-3348 and we can mail you an application.

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Bocce Ball is Underway!

Our Goldenaires Bocce Team, “Team Amica” started out the season on a high note. They won two out of there three games and just missed winning the third by a bit. I had never watched Bocce before and was impressed by the skill that Lou Gianetti showed as he gently bounced his bocce ball off the side wall, easing it between two others to snuggle up right next to the pallino. Very impressive! Spirits were high on the courts as it was the first beautiful sun shiny day in a long time. The Bocce courts were filled with competition and comradery. I look forward to heading out to the courts on a regular basis to support our team and maybe even spread the word about the Goldenaires program to others out on the court.

Let's Welcome Our New Coodinator - Patty McCulley

We welcomed Patty McCulley to our team at B Street on Monday, October 1 to take over the Older Adults program from Carol Jacobs-Courtz. Patty previously worked for 18 years for the City of Mill Valley and before that, she worked with the City of Novato's senior center for eight years.

We're excited that we could convince her to come out of retirement to help us transition, as Carol leaves to enjoy other adventures after 46 years with the City of San Rafael- 40 of those were with the San Rafael Goldenaires! Carol will be here for a few more weeks to help us move forward. Thank you to both for helping us provide the best possible service to our community.

BINGO DAYS - WEDNESDAYS

OCT. 10, 17 & 31

NO BINGO OCT. 24

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Anyone over the age of 18 years can play!

Bingo, held at the San Rafael Community Center, is open to anyone 18 years and older. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Bingo games start promptly at noon. Free coffee! We play 16 games of Bingo, including pull-tab game.

Bingo packs of 10 sheets per pack, 3 squares per sheet are $5.00 per pack, 6 squares per sheet are $8 per pack.
ALL SPECIAL GAMES ARE $1.00 per sheet and prizes payout at $100 - $150 cash!!

BIRTHDAYS APPLY TO ALL PLAYERS!! Birthdays are recognized at our regular Wednesday Bingo games for a free birthday dauber. MUST SHOW DRIVER’S LICENSE or ID to verify birthday month.

LUNCH - Good Earth Natural Foods will serve lunch on Wednesdays before Bingo from 11:00 AM.  until 11:30 AM. Besides a wonderful meal, you can share special times with your fellow friends. Suggested donations for lunch are $3 for seniors and disabled persons and $6 for those under 60 years old. Lunch reservations must be made by calling (415) 457-4636 by 12 noon on Thursday before. Please state that the meal site is at the San Rafael Community Center.
 

"This program is made possible through funds from the Federal Older American Act, administered locally by the Marin County Health & Human Services, Division of Aging & Adult Services”.

Books for your enjoyment

Yes, we have four bookcases of paperback books for your enjoyment.  Please drop by and browse through our wide selection. We also welcome paperback books that are in decent condition with no torn covers. We also have a few jigsaw puzzles.  PLEASE – NO HARDBOUND BOOKS-not enough space on the bookshelves in the office.                       Thank You

Join our Arts & Crafts group on Fridays from 12 - 3PM

The Goldenaires Arts & Crafts Group that meets on Fridays from 12:00 p.m -3:00 p.m. is in need of new members to participate.  It’s a lovely group of people, but we could use some extra hands & new ideas for crafts.  Please drop by the office for details or stop in on a Friday and meet some of the ladies!  All of their hard work helps the organization to stay alive & active!They have many beautiful items for sale in the office, ie.  kitchen towels, scrubbies and beautiful hand knitted sweaters! So stop by & go shopping!