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Friday, August 24, 2018                                                David P. Donery, Town Manager

Matt Jaffe

Matt Jaffe to play at Country Fair Day!

We are excited to announce that Matt Jaffe will be playing at this year’s Country Fair Day in Creek Park from 12-3pm.!
MATT JAFFE is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when JERRY HARRISON of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.  Since then, Matt has churned out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturated the market with gigs (opening for the likes of MAVIS STAPLES, WILCO, and BLUES TRAVELER), and collaborated with the likes of CHUCK PROPHET and TOM HIGGENSON of the Plain White T's.  Having toured the country playing places like The Fillmore and your local hipster's basement, Matt is back in the studio with his band, readying his third record and preparing to bring the guitar gospel back to the masses.
"Jaffe, young and full of raw musical power and drive, has developed a kind of neo-punk style that recalls Joe Strummer and The Clash. And that's a very good thing"

Michael Feldman

Town Books News

TOWN BOOKS is proud to host an exhibit of paintings from the San Anselmo Kids Art Camp, organized and facilitated by local painter Michael Feldman. The work will be on display September 1st through September 30th.  A reception will be held on Friday, September 7th, from 5pm to 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Come visit us and enjoy the work of these inspiring young artists.

TOWN BOOKS: 411 San Anselmo Avenue
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Info:  415.526.3791 or 

Country Fair Day is set for Sunday, September 30th
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the 48th Annual Country Fair Day, a true community celebration in downtown San Anselmo. This popular community festival showcases our Town with a parade, children’s activities, community booths, live music, and delicious food.
Community Booths and Kids Entertainment ~ From 10:00 am - 3:00 pm the Avenue will be lined with community booths, United Market’s Taste Row, as well as kids activities! There will be a Bounce Zone, Rock Wall, Extreme Air Bungee, Train, and Petting Zoo!
Parade down San Anselmo Avenue ~ 11:00 am
Food ~ Enjoy yummy hotdogs and hamburgers, treats from Sugar Magnolia Food Truck, and of course we will be continuing our pie and sno cone tradition!
Music ~ There will be live music all day from 10:00am-2:30pm
Cedarsville ~ An exciting new addition to Country Fair Day this year is “Cedarsville”, situated in Imagination Park and sponsored by Cedars as a kickoff to their 100th anniversary of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Cedarsville” will feature a free Ferris wheel, a free giant slide, a marching band, and a mini-town with a variety of activities including collaborative art projects, a farm stand, and so much more.
Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out! To submit a booth and/or parade application, please contact the Recreation Department at (415) 258- 4640 or email

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Nominate Your Favorite Volunteer!!!

Do you know an unsung hero who has devoted lots of time and energy to the Town of San Anselmo? The Town Council is calling for nominations for the Town’s Volunteer of the Year Award, honoring those who make a difference in our town.  The award is sponsored by the Friends of the San Anselmo Volunteer Effort (SAVE).
To nominate a special volunteer for this award, go to:
The winner will be chosen by a Selection Committee.  Nominees should be current and active volunteers for the Town of San Anselmo. 
The Volunteer of the Year award winner will be honored at a Town Council meeting in the Fall. The deadline for submission is Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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Fall Registration is now available 

We know you are enjoying that summer sunshine right about now, but fall is almost here!
Check out all of the fun things the Recreation Department has planned for you in our Fall 2018 Activity Guide and click here to register.

Tell Us What You Think

Parents and kids: we need your help!

Tell us what kind of children’s library program would be of most interest to you on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30pm.

Please take our survey here:


Essentrics Stretching with Jasmine Worrell

Monday, August 27
4pm, Council Chambers
Join us for a free Essentrics stretching class with professional dancer Jasmine Worrell. This low-impact classical stretch class is perfect for all bodies and abilities, and will leave you feeling energized, youthful and healthy. You will experience a relaxed, but dynamic and deep, full body stretch that will work through all of the joints and release tight muscles.

Department of Public Works News

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Funded in part through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board, the Town is repaving and re-configuring the Magnolia Avenue Parking Lot.   To help filter storm water runoff, bio-retention landscaping will be installed, along with landscaping, Magnolia trees and overhead lighting.  With help from the Transportation Authority of Marin, the number of electric vehicle charging stations will be doubled.  The parking meters will be replaced with a single pay station.   
Team Ghilotti and their subcontractors have been working diligently since work began on July 16th.  The parking lot is expected to be closed to the public for about 8 weeks. Access to 25 Tamalpais back driveway, Taco Jane’s back lot, and the private Downtown Storage lot off Kientz Lane will be available as work allows. 

During this time, parking lot users will be directed to other Town lots at Pine Street and Creek Park, San Rafael Avenue as well as other nearby side-streets - Tamalpais Avenue, Magnolia Avenue and Tunstead Avenue.  The employee lot behind Town Hall is open to the public after 5 pm on weekdays, and all weekend.

For information about this project, please contact Scott Schneider, Assistant Public Works Director, at or 415-258-4653.
Thank you for your patience while we complete this important project.

Mark Your Calendar for Summer Events in San Anselmo!

Music in the Park

Music In the Park

Each Sunday in August, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Creek Park

The Music in the Park series began in 2000, and is hosted by the San Anselmo Arts Commission. These events provide an opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy contemporary and classic music at Creek Park for free. (No dogs except for service or seeing-eye dogs).  For more information, visit the San Anselmo Arts Commission website at


Picnics on the Plaza Today!

In its ninth year, the popular Picnics on the Plaza events are back!  Come enjoy some live local music on the Town Hall lawn! Bring a picnic blanket or chairs, your family and friends, and come enjoy a beautiful evening in downtown San Anselmo. Tonight's event is from 5-8pm.  Other Picnic dates are August 31 and September 7.  This year the entire series is sponsored by Eric Gelman from Paragon Real Estate!

  • August 24 | Treble Makers - Sing along songs from the 40's on up
  • August 31 | The Remedies - Classic Rock, Blues, and R&B
  • September 7 | El Cajon - California Soul & Garage Rock
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Movies in the Park

Movies in Creek Park Return!

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the popular Movies in Creek Park event series starting this Saturday. The movies will run in Creek Park on Saturday Nights from June 2nd until October 27th (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 21st for the Beatles Tribute Concert). Seating begins around 7pm, with a pre-movie slide show, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle.  Movies begin when it becomes dark enough and will generally run two hours. The films are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. To view the list of films, CLICK HERE.
Film genres will include Action, Animation, SciFi, Classics, Comedies and Feel-good Favorites. The 2018 season movies were selected from an exhaustive list of requests from members of the community, merchants and business owners, then cross-referenced and licensed by the Motion Picture Association for public viewing. Many "favorites" are not available due to licensing restrictions and "black-out" periods by motion picture studios.

For complete information, visit
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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, August 27, 2018 - Town Council - Council Chambers - 6 PM
Monday, August 27, 2018 - Sustainability Commission - Council Chambers - 7 PM
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Flood Zone 9 - Council Chambers - 7 PM
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Library Advisory Board - Library - 4:30 PM

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