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Sausalito Currents - August 8, 2014
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Posted Date: 8/8/2014 3:30 PM

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Parks and Recreation Kids Classes and Camps
To register phone 415.289.4152

Under The Sea: A 3D Art Adventure
Embark upon an imaginary journey beneath the sea. As we travel deeper below the surface, what will happen to our light source? Will this have an effect on the diversity of sea life? Under the deep blue waters, are things really as they appear, or are there illusions surrounding us?

Join us as we have some fun creating our own unique under the sea art adventure diorama, and learn some mighty interesting facts along the way.

Bring $4 for the instructor as a separately collected Materials Fee to this class.

August 16: Meets 10:30-11:45am in the Game Room at City Hall
Ages 5-8 years



Special Events

Half-Price Sale at the Friends of the Library Bookstore
Monday, August 11 – 9am to 5pm on the upper level of City Hall
All hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, and children’s books are ½-price at the Friends of the Library Bookstore on Monday, August 11th. Proceeds benefit the Library.

Programs for Kids and Families

End of Summer Party / Children’s Summer Reading Program
Saturday, August 9 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm
We’re throwing a party! Join us for an afternoon of live music, face painting, games, and ice cream in Robin Sweeny Park. For the whole family !

Toddler Story Time with Molly
Every Wednesday -- 9:40am and 10:40am in the Council Chambers
Join Molly for stories and songs! Perfect for children ages 3 and younger, and their caregivers.

Programs for Adults

Kimono Story with Marge Benjamin Warren
Tuesday, August 12 -- 12:30pm in the Edgewater Room
Marge Benjamin Warren has spent over thirty years learning and teaching about the traditional art of dress in Japan. Discover the world through Japanese eyes as a specialist illuminates revered ideals of beauty. She will enable you to appreciate the complex skills behind the creation of cloth and clothing and the elaboration of techniques, design and color, illustrated by actual garments. Now almost completely effaced by Western dress, the persistence of the ideals of the “cult of kimono” has offered continuity in a changing society.

Movie Night: The Lady from Shanghai
Thursday, August 14 -- 9:30 pm inside the Library
Movie night continues with The Lady from Shanghai, the classic 1947 film noir from director Orson Welles. Rita Hayworth stars opposite Welles as the femme fatale. The film features a famous scene shot on the Bridgeway pier in Old Town Sausalito. We’ll bring out the popcorn, unfurl the Library’s new 12’ x 9’ screen, and fire up the projector at 9:30pm. It Came from Beneath the Sea will be shown on Thursday, August 21, and Dr. Strangelove on Thursday, August 28.

Occupy & Other Love Stories: An evening with author Daniel Coshnear
Monday, August 18 -- 7:00pm in the Council Chambers
Critic Jonah Raskin says of Occupy & Other Love Stories: “Years from now a Ph.D. student writing about the culture of the Occupy Movement will surely point to Occupy & Other Love Stories as an example of the fiction that emerged from the protests against Wall Street immorality and criminality. Coshnear’s stories are compact with vivid descriptions of people and places, and with crisp dialogue that’s practically audible.” Dan’s first book, Jobs & Other Preoccupations, won the Willa Cather Award from Helicon Nine. You can learn more at:



New Area Code to be Deployed as an Overlay to Area Code 415

To accommodate the demand for telephone numbers, the 628 area code is being added to the area served by the 415 area code.  The 415 area code generally serves the communities of Belvedere, Brisbane, Corte Madera, Daly City, Fairfax, Ignacio, Inverness, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Nicasio, Novato, Point Reyes, Ross, San Anselmo, San Francisco, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach and Tiburon.  In this case, the 628 will act as an overlay and will be in addition to the 415; thus not requiring customers to change their existing area code.

 However, beginning August 16, customers should begin using the new dialing procedure and dial 1+Area Code+7-digit telephone number when placing local calls from within the 415 Area Code.  But don't worry, if you forget and use the old way of dialing, your calls will still be completed until February 21, 2015.  Beginning in February, 2015, you must dial the full eleven digits for local and long distance calls.

(subject to cancellation)


Aug 9
 1:00 pm
 End of Summer Party /Children's Summer Reading Program
 see above
Aug 11
 9:00 am
 Half Price Sale at the Friends of the Library Bookstore
 see above
Aug 11
 6:30 pm
 Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
 Conference Room
Aug 12
12:30 pm
 Library Adult Program - Kimono Story with Marge Benjamin Warren
 see above
Aug 13
9:40/10: 40am
 Toddler Story Time with Molly
Council Chamber
Aug 14
 6:00 pm  Sustainability Commission Meeting
Conference Room
Aug 14
 9:30 pm
 Movie Night in the Library - The Lady from Shanghai
 see above




SAUSALITO VILLAGE - Save the Date for a special Pole Walking Training Class - August 20

Sausalito Village will feature a special Pole Walking training class led by Jayah Faye Paley, at the Edgewater Room, Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, on Wednesday August 20, 11:30 to 2:30 P.M.. This training session will include personalized pole fitting and terrain practice as well as gait and balance exercises catered to the needs of a limited-size group. The class is open to the community and is offered at a special Sausalito Village rate of $27. Contact Sharon Seymour at 331-1362 or to reserve a place.

AYAH FAYE PALEY, fitness and wellness educator, presents hiking, walking and fitness seminars for national and state park associations and health related organizations around the country.Jayah, an AFAA & ACE-certified Personal Trainer, is the creator of the only comprehensive educational media on how to use poles, which includes two award-winning DVD's.

For over 15 years, she has trained people of all ages, abilities and physical conditions (such as Parkinson's, MS, arthritis, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, etc.) as well as athletes, trainers and physical therapists to use poles to achieve, regain and maintain mobility for hiking and walking. She has authored and delivers courses which provide continuing education credits for personal trainers.



From your Age Friendly Task Force

This Month’s Tip  -  Home Sharing - Readily Available Affordable Senior Housing

The Age-Friendly Sausalito questionnaire revealed that over one third of residents 55 and older who responded to the survey, live alone. Most were homeowners. When you think about it, there are a lot of empty bedrooms in Sausalito - affordable housing readily available!

We recently posted an article on the Age-Friendly Sausalito Facebook about home sharing, specifically older women moving in together for companionship, security and financial freedom - a la Golden Girls.
Click here for the link:

Home Sharing is simply renting a room in your home or apartment in exchange for rent or service exchange. The benefits can be more than just financial, sharing can provide companionship, security and assistance.

In Marin County, Episcopal Senior Homes runs a free referral and support service specifically for seniors who are looking to home share. The service provides third party assistance in finding a house mate by:
1. Providing personal interviews and needs assessments
2. Facilitating potential matches
3. Providing criminal background checks
4. Creating a shared housing agreement
5. Conflict resolution when needed

To learn more about the program, phone Leslie Klor at 415-456-9062, ext. 132 or email The program Leslie runs was recently highlighted on Savvy Seniors Cable Television show:

Here is another recent news stories on home sharing that aired on CBS News:

Contact information for Age-Friendly Sausalito: or leave a message at 415-754-9944.