Fair Highlights

Getting There & Back

NEW - Whistlestop Roundtrip Shuttles – No RSVP Needed

Come to the Fair via the Whistlestop Roundtrip Shuttle Service. Its FREE, and this year NO RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED. Just climb aboard. Shuttles leave from Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Avenue (downtown) San Rafael, and take you to the Fair and back. Shuttles drop off and pick-up visitors at the Fair’s Main Entrance. The first bus leaves Whistlestop at 9:00 a.m. and the last departs the Fair at 3:15 p.m. Whistlestop looks forward to serving you on Fair day.
Plenty of FREE parking is available in and around the Marin Exhibit Hall. In addition, A FREE ALL-DAY Whistlestop Parking lot Shuttle will carry visitors to and from their vehicles parked in the Exhibit Hall lots.

The Printed Word, A Reader’s Siren Song

Visit the Authors Table - 203B. You will enjoy meeting and speaking with local authors, writer’s of today’s fiction and non fiction books. Also peruse the Free Book tables for gently-read, reads of all genres in Room A and at Booth 110.

Marin Photo Club Returns to Senior Fair

Free photos, Photo Show, Camera Clinic and Equipment giveaways

Stop by and enjoy posing for your picture. These photographers are knowledgeable and eager to share. Bring in a camera and ask your questions. Check out the photos on display. Discuss the photography equipment. Find them at Booth 111X.

The Great Frame Up

Watercolor devotees rejoice, the Goldenaires bring back their colorful watercolor art displays and items for sale. Discuss art, technique and inspiration with the artists. Find them at Booth 181.

Chinese Dance
Performing Art Show

Brought to you by The Asian Art Foundation

Find them in the Lobby, Booth 209.

On the Side of Science

Look into the mysteries of aging through a microscope at Booth 120. Talk to staffers from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Prizes Prizes Prizes

In addition to all the giveaways and raffles held at our Senior Information Fair Exhibitor Booths, you are invited to enter the big Fair raffle. Stop by Booth 140. You may be a winner.

Fantastic Fiddling
by Steve Shoen

From 10AM-2PM

Rooms A, B, and Lobby Area.

Wellness Headquarters
Moves to Room A

Register for and receive your flu vaccinations in Room A, this year. Look for Booth 192. Just go through the doors to your left as you come in at the Fair’s main entrance.

A Plethora of Quilt Art Awaits You

Visit Mt. Tam Quilt Guild’s Booth 199 in Room B to learn how to create this quilt, and browse the many colorful items offered for sale. Wander the Lobby and Avenue of the Quilts Hallway to see all the new and magical quilt displays.

Music! Music! Music!
✰ Stars on Stage – Emcee Jan Wahl ✰

9 AMHula Ladies Of the YMCA
9:30 AMMarin Barbershop Chorus
10 AMJudy Hall Trio - American Songbook
10:30 AMWings of Song
11 AMTucker Spolter & Uke
11:30 AMLovin' Harmony - Songs of the 30s and 40s
NOONAwards & Prizes
1 – 3PMStarduster Orchestra


10AM to 2PMSteven Shoen’s Fabulous Fiddling

Activities at the Fair

Homewell Senior Care - Games Booth 105
FREE BOOKS TABLES Help yourself to a good read Booths 110 & 195
Marin Photography Club
Free Fair Photos, Photo Show, Camera Clinic, Giveaway of Used Camera and Photography Equipment
Booth 111X
Legal Aid of Marin - Video & Table Game Booth 113
Independence At Home - Spinning Wheel Game Booth 117
Buck Institute - Prize drawing for year’s membership Booth 120
Marin Marin County Genealogical Society
Free Ancestry Look-ups
Booth 202
Senior Access -Brain Facts & Brain Games Booth 123
Aldersly - In-Floor Keyboard, Spinning Wheel, Music for Memory Booth 125
BrightStar - Free Selfie photo booth Booth 134
Marin Transit - Bus Pass Raffle Transit Counseling Booth 146
San Rafael Goldenaires - Arts & Crafts Booth 147
Technology 4 Life & Microsoft You Can Do It Workshops! Computers, Tablets, Phones, Games Q&A, Hands on Booth 156
Author’s Table - Book discussions-Readings Booth 203
Asian Art Foundation Chinese Dance Performing Art Show Booth 209
Mt. Tam Quilt Guild - Quilting Demos & Sales Booth 199
Nazareth House - Music Demo Booth 205
The Great Frame Up
Original Watercolors for Sale, Demos, Meet the Artists
Booth 181
Whistlestop - Raffling Ukulele Booth 118
Marin Symphony -Raffling Tickets Booth 137

Prize Drawings

Grand Prize

Marin Symphony
Two Performance Tickets for 2017/2018 season
$166.00 value
Dinner for Two at Toscana, San Rafael Gift Certificate
$100 value

More Wonderful Prizes

$50.00 Gift Certificate
Courtesy Marin Ace Hardware, San Rafael

Supply of Teas
Courtesy Mighty Leaf Tea, San Rafael

Great Wall Dinner for Two
$36.00 value
Courtesy Yet Wah Chinese Cuisine, San Rafael

$50.00 Gift Card
Courtesy Sol Food-Puerto Rican Cuisine, San Rafael

Two Gift Certificates for “The Works”
$35.00 value each
Courtesy Mill Valley Car Wash

$100.00 Gift Card
Courtesy Target - Novato Store

Gift Certificate for One Dozen Mini Cupcakes
$24.00 value
Courtesy Susie Cakes Bakery, Greenbrae

Three Gift Cards
$40.00 value each
Courtesy The Cantina Mexican Restaurant, Mill Valley

Two passes for a Brunch or Dinner Cruise
$320.00 value each
Courtesy Hornblower Cruises, San Francisco

$50.00 Gift Certificate
Courtesy Marin Ace Hardware, San Rafael

Health Highlights at the Fair


LightHouse of Marin - Information for Blind & Visually Impaired Booth 103
California Alliance for Retired Americans - Health Care Quiz Booth 106
Meritage Medical Network
Nurse Discussing Medications and Prescriptions
Booth 116
Buck Institute - Microscope Views, Latest Stem Cell Research Booth 120
BrightStar - Vital Signs Check Booth 134
Dominican Dept. Occupational Therapy - Health Screening Booth 170
Home Care Assistance - Hands Only CPR & Bleed Stop Demos Booth 182MM
Marin County Pharmacists Assoc. - Meds Q&A Help Booth 190
Marin Home Care Assoc. - Vitals Check Booth 149
Marin Humane Society - Meet Therapy Dogs Booth 183
Summit Chiropractic - Health Screens, Posture Exams Booth 213
Wellness Headquarters - NEW LOCATION
Flu Shot Registration, Flu Shots, Nurse Consultations
Room A, Booth 192

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