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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa is Coming - Saturday, December 18th - 9am

Update on 12/17 - The forecast is looking grim for Santa and his carriage ride this year.. If there is rain tomorrow, Santa and his Elf have arranged to be at Rolling Hills from 10.30am-12pm awaiting children..You do not need to be a SMIA member to see Santa! (If it is not raining, Santa will ride through the neighborhood as usual starting at 9am - see note below). Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho… Guess who is coming to San Marin once again on his famous horse & carriage…. Santa!! Oh, and don’t forget his loyal elf who hands out candy canes and helps children on and off the carriage.

Santa & elf will be trotting by carriage through our neighborhood on Saturday, December 18th from 9am-12:30pm. Children who wave to Santa from the sidewalk will be able to sit on his lap and express their wishes and maybe even get a candy cane!

If you are unable to find Santa in the neighborhood, then head on over to the Rolling Hills Club at 11:30 where Santa will end his journey. The Club will provide cookies and cocoa for all the patient children.

In addition, the fabulous San Marin Choir will keep everyone entertained with their wonderful caroling. Santa must head back to the North Pole at 12.30pm. Don’t miss out on the holiday spirit!

Santa will begin his journey from Novato Blvd. down San Miguel Way, turn onto Feliz Dr., then left on San Luis. He will then take a left on San Carlos and head west to Clemente Ct., where he will make his rounds. He will then head back onto San Carlos, and eventually turn right on San Ramon Dr. He will then head towards Rolling Hills Club.

See you on the 18th! (Heavy rain cancels.)


We want to thank our generous San Marin residents who graciously donated to Santa's Carriage ride! Please support your sponsors for this event!

Rolling Hills Club; AAA Insurance, Judy Avila, John Cover, Rafael Ruano, Patti Vandisb; Frank Howard Allen Realtors - Sylvia Barry, John Hammer; Roto Rooter Plumbing; State Farm Agents - Dennis Hagerty, Tim Long, Geoff Shepherd and Rick Wernick

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Parade CANCELED

Due to the lack of volunteers for this year's Halloween Parade, we must unfortunately cancel the parade which was scheduled for Saturday, Oct 30th.

If you would like to help with next year's Halloween Parade, please contact the SMIA. Thank you.

Monday, August 16, 2010

San Marin Neighborhood Garage Sale Scheduled for Saturday, 09/25

The annual San Marin Garage Sales are set for Saturday, Sept 25th., from 9AM to 2PM. (please note the new date)

As is in the past years, please email to list your garage sale on and to be included on the San Marin Garage Sale Map.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

4th Annual SMIA Classic Car Exposition - May 22nd 9:30am-2:00pm

Start your engines! Dust off those fancy vehicles hiding away in your garage… come on down and show it off at the 4th Annual SMIA Classic Car Exposition on Saturday, May 22nd from 9.30am – 2.00pm at All Saints Church (corner of San Marin and Novato Blvd). This event is free to the public ~ bring your family and check out some unique, fancy, and sometimes funky classic cars! All Saints Church will be selling hotdogs and drinks as a fundraiser for their church.

Andrew (our volunteer event manager) is also looking to feature some 'alternative' vehicles this year...if you have a micro car, a fully electric, plug-in hybrid or alternative-fuel powered vehicle or motorcycle, we would love to see it at the show…

There is a $20 donation for each car entered. The “gates open” at 9:00am for all participating vehicles. If you would like to enter your car, please enter online below or just show up! - we promise we will have room for you! Works-in-progress are very welcome.

To register, show up the day of the show or pay here using PayPal to pre-register:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Neighborhood BBQ Saturday April 3rd

The Easter Bunny is coming to San Marin on Saturday, April 3rd at 11am to Miwok Park. Gather the kids and come hunt for eggs and candy in the grass, followed by games and a BBQ. The Easter Bunny will be there hopping around looking for photo-ops, so bring your cameras!

The BBQ will begin immediately after the Easter Egg Hunt. The SMIA will be cooking up sausages and hotdogs, with chips and a drink. SMIA members cost is $3.00, non-members $5.00. Come enjoy a family day at the park!

Twisters Self Serve Frozen Yogurt is helping in sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt prizes this year! They will also be giving out coupons for frozen yogurt…