March 2012

Distilled in SF: How to Drink Like a Locavore

Wed, Mar 28 2012 - 6:30pm

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New Member Open House

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Wed, Apr 25 2012 - 5:30pm

New Member Open House
Are you new to The Club?  Just want to explore and check it out?  Come take a peek, meet other members and staff, and learn about all The Commonwealth Club has to offer.  Explore how our programs come together, volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and enjoy scrumptious light hors d’oeuvres.  Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30–7:00 p.m. Read more »

Events at The Commonwealth Club 3/26-30/12

Mar 26, 2012 @ 9:14 AM

This week at The Commonwealth Club of California:
Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You're 65 – A Medicare Primer
Middle East Discussion Group
Climate One: Speaking Youth to PowerClimate One at The Commonwealth Club
TUESDAY: Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Wed, Apr 4 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost & Found, by Mary Beard
Join us to discuss historian Mary Beard's account of the destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79. Vesuvius' eruption preserved for millennia our best evidence of daily life in the Roman Empire. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Lighting Up Lives with Solar Power

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 6:00pm
Lighting up Lives with Solar Power

Laura Stachel, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder and Executive Director, We Care Solar
Ned Tozun, Co-Founder and President, d.light

Two award-winning social entrepreneurs discuss their solar projects that help save lives in developing nations. d.light is an affordable solar light that replaces kerosene lamps that have badly burned bodies and homes. We Care’s solar suitcase provides hospitals light at night, replacing surgery by flashlight.

Ballet Balanchine Style - Thoughts and Reflections

Thu, Apr 12 2012 - 12:00pm

Ballet Balanchine Style: Thoughts and Reflections

Beth Genné, Ph.D.; 2012 Visiting Scholar, San Francisco Ballet; Historian of Art and Dance

The San Francisco Ballet’s 2012 Visiting Scholar Beth Genné, who holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art and completed postdoctoral study in the History of Dance, will appear at the Club on April 12 in tandem with the Ballet’s opening night performance of an homage to choreographic legend George Balanchine. Read more »

John D. Kuhns: China Fortunes - An American Pioneer's Adventures in China's Energy Trade

Tue, Mar 27 2012 - 6:00pm

China Fortunes: An American Pioneer’s Adventures in China’s Energy Trade

John D. Kuhns, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, China Hydroelectric Corporation; Author, China Fortunes

In 1984, as the founder and CEO of Catalyst Energy Corporation, Kuhns was the first American to acquire commercial hydroelectric generating equipment from China, powering much of the profitability behind the company's successful IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more »