What’s Happening in Our Neighborhood
We live in an amazing community with many opportunities for involvement and inclusion for our families. PAASS collaborates with several organizations in Marin County to promote fun and engaging activities for everyone. Below you’ll find information about local events, community gatherings, and social opportunities.
Most activities are free through the generous donations of our sponsors and volunteers. A nominal registration fee may be required for participation in some events. Scholarships may be available. Contact us for more information.
Want to volunteer, donate, or sponsor a PAASS program? Please let us know.
Friday Night Club Marin
Free ongoing event. RSVP required.
Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Recreation House Cabin
60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley
Please email your RSVP to Mollie.
There is a maximum capacity.
Click here to download the waiver form.
Please fill it out and bring it with you on Friday.
* Save the dates for future nights: February 16th & March 16th
Sensitive Santa Event
December 9, 2017
Sensitive Santa returned to Marin on December 9th, 2017 at All Children Academics. Professionals Empowering Parents – PEP and Arnold Advocacy, Special Education Solutions hosted a wonderful opportunity for families to experience the festivities with Santa Claus, photos, and fun in a sensory-friendly environment. This year there were therapy dogs, a sensory room, games, and of course photos with Santa! Donations benefit Matrix Parent Network + Resource Center. PAASS is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
Sibshops: Peer Support for Siblings
November 12, 2017
Sibshops provide young brothers and sister peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting. This workshop is for siblings 8-12 years old. There is some flexibility on the ages but please contact Janet to discuss whether an appropriate exception. You can email Janet with any questions.
Here is what you can expect from this workshop:
• Meet other sibs (usually for the first time)
• Have fun
• Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”
• Play some great games
• Learn how other brother and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters
• Learn something about the services their brothers and sister receive; and
• Have some more fun!
There will be a $10 donation to offset the costs of the lunch and snacks.
Our hiking program began on March 15th, 2016 with a walk down to Tennessee Valley Beach. We hope to use this activity as a supplement in between our seasons. We plan on having multiple hikes over the summer on wheelchair accessible paths. Hikes offer an opportunity for parents, guardians, and family members of PAASS participants to be included in the program along with their children and others in a relaxed environment. We also encourage our volunteers to come along as the hikes are a ton of fun!
West Point Inn Pancake Breakfast
July 9, 2017
We do an annual hike every summer starting at 9:00 AM to West Point Inn for pancakes. The West Point Inn “legendary pancake breakfast” includes eggs, sausage, and hot coffee. Juice and cantaloupe are also available.
CVNL Bay Area Human Race
May 13, 2017
5K Run • Walk • Dog Walk • Community Village • Music • Food • Kids Races
Race day features a fun and energizing 5K run/walk at the historic Marin County Civic Center lagoon park and fairgrounds, including music, Kids Races and activities, a dog walk, the Community Village Fair and a pancake breakfast. The event is open to everyone — and the entire community is invited to participate. Hundreds of volunteers, spectators and supporters donate to causes and contribute to the success.
Mill Valley Little League
Opening Day Parade March 18, 2o17
The Challenger League participated in the Opening Day Parade and first pitch for the entire Mill Valley Little League on Saturday, March 18th. The Parade was led by the traditional bagpipe brigade followed by PAASS players and families.