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April 2002

News Briefs

Attention: Marin County Property Owners

Wednesday, April 10, 2002 is the final day the 2001-2002 2nd installment Real Property Taxes can be paid without penalty. The tax is now due and owners are encouraged to submit payment at this time to avoid being late. Payments must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2002 or be delivered to the Tax Collector's Office no later than 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 10, 2002 to avoid a 10% penalty and a $10.00 cost. Property owners are encouraged to pay early.

Property owners, especially those who have recently purchased real estate, who have not received a tax bill should contact the Tax Collector's office. Non-receipt of a tax bill does not excuse one from paying taxes.

The Tax Collector's office hours are 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday and will be extended from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2002. Taxpayers can obtain information through our web page at about the tax collector's office and tax assistance programs. For questions regarding payment of taxes, contact the Tax Collector at 499-6133.


Marin County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Civic Center - Room 202

P.O. Box 4220

San Rafael, California 94913-4220

Parental Loss for Adults Group

Hospice of Marin offers a parental loss for adults support group. The six-week series for adults grieving the loss of a parent will be held on Wednesdays, beginning May 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice offices at 150 Nellen Ave. in Corte Madera. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 415-927-2273 for additional information. There is no cost, but donations are accepted.

Learn About Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent

Temporary (foster) and permanent (adoptive) families are needed for school-age children. Learn about foster care and adoption at an Information Meeting offered by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, on Thursday, March 28, 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will be held at 10 North San Pedro Rd., Room 1018 (on the north side of the building), San Rafael. For directions and more information, please call 499-7118. Future meetings will be held the fourth Thursday of each month throughout the spring and summer. People who are interested in providing occasional respite child care to support foster and adoptive parents are also needed and are welcome to attend this presentation.

San Geronimo Original Action Pack

You never know what is going to happen at an Original Action Pack Performance at the San Geronimo Culture Center. Be there on Saturday, April 6 for the Improv Workshop between 6-7 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. with a Musical Performance and then at 8 p.m. the Original Action Park Performance. There is a $6-8 sliding scale at the door. Come stretch your imagination and your smiles as you provide suggestions for OAP's spontaneous comedy. The action is rarely contained to the stage; it spills out randomly into the audience who will ultimately end up on stage.

If you haven't seen the Original Action Pack at the SGV Cultural Center, you haven't experienced the folly of truly warped minds. They guarantee you to laugh or your money back.

The Cultural Center is located at 6360 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Geronimo. For information call 488-9385.

BBQ for the Birds

Marin Audubon Society's 47th Annual Mother's Day BBQ will be held Sunday, May 12 at Volunteer Canyon, 3 miles north of Stinson Beach on Hwy. 1 (1/3 miles south of Audubon Canyon Ranch). Admittance will start at 11 a.m. with serving time from 12 to 2 p.m. with a cost of $15 per adult; $10 for children under 10.

Celebrate Mother's Day at a unique Marin BBQ and contribute to the preservation of birds and all wildlife. All proceeds enable Marin Audubon Society and Audubon Canyon Ranch to continue their educational programs. Chicken BBQ'd on site or vegetarian quiche, salad, homestyle beans, salad, breads, lemonade and a light dessert are offered. Soft drinks, beer, and wines are available. Nature hikes around the meadow or a hike to view the nesting egrets and herons at adjacent Audubon Canyon Ranch are a great way to finish the day.

Reservations are required and parking is limited, so please carpool. Sorry, no pets allowed. For information call 415-454-5469.



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