Library Programs, Volunteers Needed, Country Fair Day Thanks!

Read about upcoming Library programs, Volunteers needed for Boards/Commissions and thank you's for Country Fair Day.

Upcoming Library Programs

Art Talk Tuesday,  October 9, 12 noon, Council Chambers - William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. Mr Paley was the founder of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and a dedicated philanthropist and patron of the arts. The Paley Collection includes paintings, sculptures and drawings ranging in date from the late 19th century through the early 1970's, with works by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Andre Derain, Georges Rouault and more.

Saturday Afternoon Lectures at the Library, October 20, 3 p.m., Council Chambers -  Stairway Walks in San Francisco:  Adah Bakalinski, author of Stairway Walks of San Francisco, will share some of the 27 majestic, exotic, and quirky stairways from her recently updated book.  The lecture will focus on architectural,historical, pop culture, and horticultural stairways in the city.


Volunteers Needed for Town Boards/Commissions/Committees

Arts Commission - The Commission provides a structure to facilitate the creation of art in all disciplines in the community, promoting and exhibiting art and cultural works produced by Ross Valley artists, and promoting art education in the community and schools.  The Commission consists of nine members and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall conference room.  There are two seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.

Board of Review - The Board of Review is responsible to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, hear and decide employees grievances, and hear and advise on citizen complaints against employees.  Members must be residents of the Town and have a reputation for impartiality.  The Boards meets only as needed.  There is one opening.

Historical Commission - The Commission was created to preserve the history of San Anselmo by means of research and the collection and organization of information, photographs and artifacts concerning the Town’s development.  The Commission consists of eleven members and meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of the month in the Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library.  There are two seats available.

For more information or an application, go to: http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=175 or contact Joanne Kessel at jkessel@townofsananselmo.org or 258‐4626. Applications for these openings should be submitted by Friday, October 26, 2012.


Country Fair Day Thanks!              

Country Fair Day 2012 was a tremendous success!  As with any large event, it would not have happened without the assistance of many dedicated people.  Many thanks to: 

  • The Ross Valley Firefighters’ Club for serving hundreds of fairgoers delicious pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, led by Sid Jamotte.
  • Carla Overberger and her parade crew of Tom and Roberta Robinson for assembling an incredible list of parade participants and keeping them moving down the avenue.
  • Bob Lewis and Alan Cascio for announcing the parade.
  • Kay Coleman, Amy Brasler, Denise Young and Ellin Purdom for organizing the booths, laying out the street and directing people to their assigned locations.
  • The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce and United Markets for organizing “tasting row” and providing a wonderful assortment of goodies to enjoy.
  • United Market, Bubba’s and the Royal Order of the Oyster for keeping fairgoers well fed at Creek Park.
  • Drake High School for their great participation, including serving as the parade Grand Marshalls, staffing two separate booths, sponsoring activities for kids and autographs from the 1982 State Championship Teams, the Jazz Band entertaining the crowd on the Town Hall Plaza, and providing two energetic cheerleaders who spent the entire day selling sno-cones.
  • The Arts Commission for sponsoring the entertainment in Creek Park that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
  • The Quality of Life Commission, Historical Commission and the Open Space Committee for participating in the day with booths.
  • The Parks and Recreation Commission for organizing and staffing a busy ticket sales and beer booth in Creek Park.
  • Library staff for marching in the parade and participating with a booth, including Linda, April and Maureen.
  • The San Anselmo and Twin Cities Police Departments for ensuring accessibility, dealing with parking and road closure issues and leading the parade down San Anselmo Avenue, among many other tasks.
  • The Public Works staff for loading barricades, closing streets, and dealing with all the last minute problems that inevitably crop up. Thanks to Rick, A.J., Justin, Howard and Carson.
  • The staff of the Recreation Department who sold tickets, ran the jumpees, staffed the Creek Park venue, provided oversight on the games and just generally did what needed to be done. Many thanks to Dana, Dawn, Greg, Jasmine, Kait, Lori, Melissa, and Angelina.
  • Administrative Services Assistant Sandy Videgar who provided able assistance for just about everything, from start to finish.
  • Community Services Director Dave Donery who masterminded the event from beginning to end and did a fantastic job. 

To all who attended, staffed booths, walked in the parade, ate pancakes, jumped on the jumpees and just enjoyed a very special community day, thank you and we’ll see you next year for even more fun!


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