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Friday, November 30, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town .... December 15th

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 15th from 9am-12:00pm. 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 11:00 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 12.00pm. 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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

SMIA Annual Halloween Parade Coming this Sunday

Gather your goblins, gather your princesses, and your pirates… it's time for our annual neighborhood Halloween Parade! This year the parade will be on Sunday, October 28th at 11am sharp. The parade starts at the corner of San Andreas Dr and San Carlos Dr. (Sign in will begin at 10.30am)

Once again, we will have different categories (0-2), (3-5), (6-8), (9-12), (families) & (dogs). (Dogs must be leashed and in costume, of course!). The parade will follow our local fire truck and will end at All Saints Lutheran Church (corner of San Carlos & San Marin Dr). We will have our annual awards ceremony on the church lawn. In addition, this year All Saints will be selling hotdogs, chips and a drink for $3.00 as a fundraiser for their youth program.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

San Marin Annual Garage Sale Set for September 15th, 2012

The 2012 annual San Marin Garage Sale is set for Saturday, Sept 15th., from 9AM to 2PM. (please note the new date)

Please go to for details.

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.

San Marin Improvement Association appreciates your annual  membership at $15 a year to help maintain the neighborhood and support our events such as Easter Egghunt, Halloween Parade, Santa Sleigh during Christmas Season.    You can find the Paypal Link on the right column of this site.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Classic Car Exposition May 5th, 2012

Update: See our post on Novato Patch - which has a downloadable entry form! 
Do you own an old, unique, classic, rare or strange vehicle or motorcycle?  Rev-up that engine and show it off at the SMIA Car Show! ‘Works-in-progress’ welcome!

Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 10:30am-2:30pm

(please arrive at 9:00am if showing a car)

All Saints Lutheran Church parking lot
#2 San Marin Drive @ Novato Blvd - across the street from San Marin High School in Novato.

This annual event is FREE for SPECTATORS and open to the public.  All Saints Lutheran Church Youth Ministry will be selling lunch during the event as a fundraiser, so please plan ahead to support their efforts.

There is a $20 entry donation per vehicle.  Donations go toward the planning of various annual family events in San Marin that help to improve the quality of the neighborhood.

To enter a vehicle, you can print the sign-up sheet above or contact the SMIA at SMIAmail at Entries will be accepted on the day of the show ‘at the door’. Tell your friends and bring the entire family!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt and Family BBQ Saturday April 7th!

It's this Saturday!! 11am - Miwok Park

Come to Miwok Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and a BBQ immediately following!!

11am Sharp - the egg hunt begins!
11.01am - BBQ begins!!

This event is open to all San Marin families...

BBQ - is $3.00 for SMIA members, $5.00 for non-members... (Yes, it's better to be a member.. join today online, only $15.00!) - You can also join at the event... If you are not sure if you are a member, we will have our data base at the park.

We need some volunteers as well... do you want to help out?? Be a good egg and help out!
Please email us at smiamail at

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Join Us at our Next SMIA Meeting Monday, March 5th, 2012

Our next SMIA meeting is at 7PM, Monday, March 5th, 2012 at All Saints Church.

Please join us and bring some new ideas for our neighborhood.   Let us know your issues and/or concerns ahead of time so we can discuss those.

Questions or Suggestions?  Please contact Sylvia Barry at (415) 717-0293 or email