Whistlestop, the non-profit organization that provides vital services to Marin County’s older adults and individuals with disabilities will hold its annual GINGERBREAD HOUSE Decorating Party to celebrate the holidays. This fun-filled event for the whole family includes guidance from pastry chefs, lots of candy, snacks, champagne (and nonalcoholic drinks), entertainment and, of course, you take home your own beautifully decorated gingerbread house! Delicious hors d’oeuvres by Stacy Scott Catering will be part of the holiday cheer as well as entertainment and caroling by Fourth Street Beat, SingersMarin and of course, an appearance by that jolly gentleman himself, Santa Claus!
Public Information: Ticket prices are $150 for adults, youth 13 and younger $75, and family package for 2 adults and 2 kids is $350. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling (415) 456-9062 ext 121. www.thewhistlestop.org
Since 1954 Whistlestop has been a leader in providing value to the Marin County community through comprehensive and integrated services and activities for older adults and individuals with disabilities. One of these services, Whistlestop Wheels, provides busses that run seven days a week from early morning to late night, offering approximately 145,000 rides yearly for all types of needs throughout Marin County and beyond, including ADA service for eligible individuals.
In addition, Whistlestop provides continuing support for older adults through client-centered services and activities so that older adults in Marin County can maintain and enhance their overall well-being and live active lives as independently as possible. This includes multicultural programs, social activities and educational classes, and many special programs for the Hispanic/Latino, Vietnamese, German, and Farsi-speaking communities. Invaluable services like citizenship assistance and ESL classes (provided for over 500 low-income older adults and their families) are offered as part of Whistlestop’s ongoing programs. Today the bustling Multicultural Department provides more than 2,000 outreach contacts in multiple languages.
Whistlestop’s Jackson Café serves nutritious and low-cost lunchtime meals, Monday through Friday to older adults (including multi-ethnic older adults) and diners of all ages at the newly renovated and modern Jackson Café in downtown San Rafael. The Café features hot entrees, deli sandwiches, pizza, soups, desserts, and a fresh salad bar.
Added by cmargaritafranco on November 17, 2009