Since its origins in the late 1960’s, the Center has continued to reflect the multiple needs and priorities of Valley residents. Our outstanding programs and services have a major impact on the quality of life for Valley residents from infants to seniors, families and singles, working people and retirees.
Highlights of our accomplishments for the year ending June 30, 2015:
A Typical Thursday at the Community Center
Every Thursday more than 500 people visit the Community Center. They range in age from newborns to people in their 90's -- and every age group in between.
The Center is bustling with activity all week long, including weekends, with morning, afternoon, and evening classes and meetings, gallery shows, performing arts, and community gatherings. But Thursday is always our biggest day. People come to socialize, enjoy the music and art, have a great meal with their friends and neighbors, volunteer, get food from the food bank or to talk with members of our staff with some questions or concerns that they have.
This is what a typical Thursday at the Community Center looks like:
8:30 am: Marin Food Bank truck arrives and is unloaded by volunteers
8:30-10 am: Tables and place settings are set up for Senior Lunch
10 am--Noon: First 5 Playgroup
11 am-Noon: Qigong and Flowga classes for seniors
11:45 am--1pm: Food is delivered and served for Senior Lunch
Occupational Therapy with Dominican University students
Public Health Nurse checks blood pressure
Individuals meet with West Marin Senior Services case worker
Jazz in the afternoon in the Valley Room
Food Pantry is open for Seniors Senior Ping Pong in the Gym
2-5 pm: Food Pantry is open for local people and families. Soup and hot lunch is available for food bank visitors
LOFT is open for kids in grades 4 and up for recreation and socialization
VAST tutoring for elementary and high school students Youth Sports activities in the Gym
5-6 pm Clean--up, food stored in the Food Pantry
6-9 pm Community classes and meetings Sweat Your Prayers in the gym