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ESCOM Centers
Both centers offer a lounge for ESCOM members and a place for ESCOM committees and clubs to meet. ESCOM volunteers welcome you at both locations.

Kentfield Campus

Student Services Bldg, Rm 146-147
College of Marin
Kentfield CA 94904
Monday through Friday,
9:30am-3:30pm, and is
staffed by volunteers.

KTD Driving Directions
Kentfield Campus Map  (PDF)

Indian Valley Campus

Building 10, Rm 140
1800 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, California 94949
415.457.8811, ext. 8322
To schedule use of Emeritus North, please call 415.883.7805.

IVC Driving Directions
Indian Valley Campus Map (PDF) 

Latest Communications
ESCOM Events and Activites July-August 2017
ESCOM Events and Activities May-June 2017
July 2017 Club Notes
June 2017 Club Notes
May 2017 Club Notes
April 2017 Journal


ESCOM Membership

ESCOM is the student organization of Marin’s mature adults affiliated with the Community Education Department of College of Marin. Founded in 1974, ESCOM provides diverse opportunities for lifelong learning, lifelong doing, and lifelong friends.

Join us!
ESCOM Annual Membership ($15 membership fee), available to adults ages 55 and over, provides valuable benefits: 
  • Special discounted course fees  for dozens of College of Marin Community Education ESCOM Courses. ESCOM Courses offer first-rate instructors and high-quality educational experiences and are designed with the needs and interests of older adults in mind.
  • Access to over 25 ESCOM Clubs focusing on a wide variety of activities, from bridge to books to philosophy. See the next page for details.
  • Access to ESCOM Centers that incorporate Humiston Reading Room Libraries, vibrant communal spaces for learning and social activity at both the Kentfield and Indian Valley College campuses.
  • Invitations to ESCOM Art Exhibits and Member Socials.
  • Volunteer opportunities, including the ESCOM Council, various committees, or staffing the ESCOM Center desks.
  • 10% discount at the College of Marin Kentfield campus cafeteria.
  • Access to scholarships for Community Education ESCOM/EC classes, including the $50 Haddie Scholarship for older adults with financial need. Click here for more info, e-mail, or call Community Education at 415-485-9305 for info.
  • Pride in supporting lifelong learning.
Sign up at an ESCOM Center or a Community Education office or mail your application with a $15 check to:
Student Services Building, Room 146/147
College of Marin
Kentfield, CA 94904
Community Education Contact: 415.485.9305

Building 10, Rm 140
Novato, California 94949
415.457.8811, ext. 8322
Community Education Contact: 415.485.9305 



FALL 2017
Club meeting visits are open to all. Club membership is only available to ESCOM Members. Visit an ESCOM Center or contact Bill Raffanti at 415-883-4079 for more information about how to get involved!


ADVENTURER’S CLUB: Ruth King, 415-898-5845; 4th Tuesday,
1:00 p.m., various locations.
HEALTH & NUTRITION CLUB: Sushama Gokhale, 415 694 3502,; every other Friday, 10-12 p.m., ESCOM Center KTD.
ASTRONOMY CLUB: Michael Patrick, 415-456-2778,; 2nd Monday, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.,
HUMANITIES CLUB: Contact: Ruth King, 415-898-5845 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., ESCOM Center IVC.
ATELIER CLUB: Larry Bencich, 415-457-7245, Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., IVC.
MORAL-ETHICAL & LEGAL ISSUES ROUND TABLE: Kevin Colgate 415-624-4362; 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon,
Deedy Lounge, SS Bldg, KTD. Next to the Cafeteria
BOOK BANTER LIT LITES: Diana Davis, 415-897-4844,; 2nd Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Rm 140, ESCOM Center IVC. OPERA & BEYOND CLUB IVC: Michael Sachs, 415-298-1939,; second Tuesday of month, 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.,
ESCOM Center IVC, to watch a whole opera.
BOOK FORUM: Louise Kerr, 415-883-2823,;
4th Monday, 1:00-3:00 p.m., ESCOM Center IVC.
OPERA & BEYOND CLUB KTD: Michael Sachs, 415-298-1939,; last Wednesday of month, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.,
BRIDGE CLUB: Lynn Mason,; every Monday, 1:15-4:30 p.m., Cafeteria KTD. THE PEACE CLUB: Mehri Dadgar, 415-927-1388,;
Fridays, 6:00 p.m.—9:30p.m., ESCOM Center KTD.
BRIDGE (2nd DAY) CLUB: Margaret Harding, 415-388-3943,; Thursdays 1:00 p.m., Cafeteria KTD. SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE CLUB: Lillian Hanahan, 415-209-9452 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
BRITISH & FOREIGN FILM CLUB: Annie Longtin, 415-382-1360,; 1st Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
SCRABBLE CLUB: Marlene Knox 415-459-1427,; every Thursday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Cafeteria KTD.
CHESS CLUB: Ron Evans, 415-924-0998,; every Wednesday except last Wednesday of the month, 1:00 p.m., ESCOM Center KTD. SPANISH CLUB: Lucy Wait; call Libby Ginsberg, (415-454-6485), or Roberta Schwarz, (415-435-3540); every Thursday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., at the Learning Resource Center, Room 20, in the Library Building, KTD.
CURRENT EVENTS – World in Transition CLUB: Teddy Preovolos, (415) 927-8887,; 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, ESCOM Center KTD.
SQUARE DANCING CLUB: Louise Kerr, 415 883 2823,; every Friday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lynwood School, Novato.
DIGITAL CAMERA CLUB: Laura Milholland, 415-578-2972,; 1st Monday, photo outing, time/location TBA; 3rd Monday, 1:00-3:00 p.m., club meeting, ESCOM Center IVC.
TRAVEL FORUM: Linda Land, 415-897-2410,; 2nd Friday, 2p.m., ESCOM Center IVC.
GLOBAL ISSUES CLUB: Colleen Rose, 415-898-0131,; 3rd Friday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., ESCOM Center IVC.
UNITY OF FAITHS: Mehri Dadgar, 415-927-1388,,
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m., ESCOM Center KTD
GREAT IDEAS IN PHILOSOPHY CLUB: Lillian Hanahan, 415-209-9452,; every Thursday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., ESCOM Center IVC.
WHO DONE IT?:  Diana Davis 415-897-4844; third Wednesday 1pm – 3pm, beginning 4/19
GREAT MINDS OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY CLUB: Arlene Stark, 415-925-1214,; 1st and 3rd Mondays, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., ESCOM Center KTD.
Treva Strauss, 415-454-6641,; 1st Tuesday, 11a.m. -1 p.m., ESCOM Center KTD.