MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley

April 20, 2023

Teens E-Bike Smart

E-Bike Street Skills and Safety Course

April 26, from 2:15 to 4:15pm

Grades 6-8

Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave

$100 per student. Scholarships are available. No student will be turned away.


Teens E-Bike Smart is a course designed for teens to learn how to ride an electric bike safely and confidently on the street. The course will cover understanding traffic laws and regulations, defensive cycling techniques, and how to navigate intersections safely.

  • E-Bike Safety - Learn about rules of the road, bike handling and emergency maneuvers specific to heavier and faster e-bikes.
  • Hands on Practice - Go for a ride with instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists and learn about route choice, e-bike specific considerations and handling.
  • Maintenance 101 - Feel confident before every ride by learning to check your brakes, chain and tire pressure.

Please bring your own Class 1 or 2 E-Bike with working brakes, inflated tires and clean chain, and a helmet. No e-bike? No problem. Contact [email protected]

Earth Day Activities and Events

Marin City Earth Day Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 22

9 am-3 pm

100 Lot of Drake Ave, Marin City 

Tamalpais Community Services District

Saturday, April 22

10 am-1 pm

Eastwood Park

Earth Day Marin: Create a Better World 

Sunday, April 23

1-5 p.m.

Mill Valley Community Center

Additional Earth Day activities can be found here.

Public Works News

Downtown Project

Work crews have completed new sidewalk, curb ramps, gutters, medians and pavement removal. Upcoming work is detailed in the latest update here.

East Blithedale Avenue Construction Update

Check out the latest news on the project, including information on street closures and two-way traffic control for the next few weeks.

From CalTrans: Traffic Advisory - Richardson Bridge Project

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23

Expect on-ramp closures and lane closures on US-101 southbound. Learn more here.

Emergency Preparedness News

NRG Block Captain Orientation Event

April 27, 2023 from 5pm to 6pm

Tamalpais Valley Community Center

You are invited to the next Neighborhood Response Group Block Captain Orientation! Learn more about what volunteer Block Captains can do in their neighborhoods to improve community resilience, prepare for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters. We’ll share resources you can connect to, ways to organize, and more. Learn more about how to join us.

First Responder Drone Program

Wednesday, April 26th at 4:30 pm - Via Zoom 

Join Southern Marin Fire Protection District in a hour long community presentation meeting about our First Responder Drone Program followed by 20 minute Question and Answer from participants. Learn more here.

RSVP to Mill Valley's Neighborfest - The inaugural Mill Valley Neighborfest will launch this May throughout various communities in Mill Valley encouraging residents to get to know their neighbors.  Learn more here.

Marin County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

The various communities within Marin County are working together to update Marin County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of this community planning process, we are asking for community input to ensure that the proposed mitigation projects and vulnerabilities have alignment with the community’s existing perceptions and expectations. There are two initial ways to give us your thoughts and priorities:

Attend a Town Hall Meeting (either in person or remotely) | Complete an Online Survey

DEI News

Highlights from this month's DEI eNewsletter include:

  • Fair Housing Month Proclamation
  • Soft Story Retrofit Program FAQ's Published 
  • Project Awareness And Special Sports 
  • Call for Submissions - Pride Month Exhibit
  • And more!

Read the April 2023 Update | Visit the City of Mill Valley DEI homepage | Sign up to receive our Monthly DEI eNewsletter

Raising Anti-Racist Children: Author Talk with Britt Hawthorne

Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM

Are you committed to building an antiracist family environment for your children? Raising antiracist children is a noble goal for any parent, caregiver, or educator, but it can be hard to know where to start. Let Britt Hawthorne—a nationally recognized teacher and advocate—be your guide. Learn more and register.

Arts & Recreation News

The Best Summer Ever with Mill Valley Recreation Summer Camps! - We have a variety of camps sure to keep your kids active and engaged this summer. Choose from a variety of day camps as well as specialty camps including: art, performing arts, tech skills, athletics and more. Get your kids registered today!

Teen Zone 5th Grade Welcome Party! - We are holding an exclusive party for our future 6th graders to come check out the Teen Zone at the Mill Valley Community Center. We'll have games, activities, pizza, snacks and dessert ready for all who come. Register today!

Active Adults 50+ Art Exhibit Reception - May 2nd - Mill Valley Recreation's Active Adult 50+ Art Exhibit will be displayed at the Mill Valley Community Center during the month of May, with a special reception during the First Tuesday ArtWalk on May 2nd from

5:30pm-7:30pm. Come and see some amazing art!

Comedy in the Plaza - FREE EVENT - June 15th! - Join the Mill Valley Arts Commission for our annual Comedy in the Plaza event, Thursday, June 15th at 6pm. Enjoy the comedy stylings of Dennis Gaxiola, Phil Johnson, Al Ducharme, Kellen Erskine and our MC for the evening Bernadette Pauley.

Get more info about this hilarious FREE event!

Silent Disco in the Plaza - Join us for this FREE event in the Mill Valley Depot Plaza on Friday, May 5th from 5pm to 8pm as we get our groove on Silent Disco style. Presented by the Mill Valley Arts Commission.

What is Silent Disco? Find out more!

Library News

Earth Month Series: The Buzz on Bees

Tuesday, April 25th, 6pm

Mill Valley Public Library - Creekside Room

Learn about honeybees, native bees, and what you can do to help keep their populations strong with Dr. Jason Graham. Registration required. Learn more.

Mill Valley Historical Society Presents: "Mill Valley," the Song Heard 'round the World

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6pm

Mill Valley Public Library - Amphitheater behind the Library

Join us as Rita Abrams shares memories and stories about her iconic song and its remarkable journey across the world. Registration required. Learn more.

Film Screening: Chinese Couplets with Felicia Lowe

Thursday, May 4th, 6pm

Mill Valley Public Library - Creekside Room

Join us for a film screening and Q&A with local filmmaker and resident Felicia Lowe. Part memoir, part history, part investigation, Chinese Couplets spans two centuries, three countries and four generations of women in this intimate story that reveals the impact of America’s Chinese Exclusion era on her family. Registration recommended. Learn more.

Legislative Town Hall with Assemblymember Damon Connolly

April 30, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Mill Valley Recreation Center, 180 Camino Alto

Learn more here. RSVP here.

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