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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Join us to discuss The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo, as background reading on medieval Paris and its centerpiece, the Gothic cathedral masterpiece justly famous throughout the world. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. Neither the author nor Quasimodo will be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

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New Member Reception and Open House

Wed, Sep 28 2011 - 5:30pm

New Member Reception and Open House

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check us out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all the Club has to offer. Explore how our programs come together, learn about volunteer opportunities, see our travel destinations, and enjoy scrumptious light hors d’oeuvres. Read more »

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"Meet the Artists" Reception for "One Room, Many Voices"

Mon, Sep 26 2011 - 5:00pm

Meet-the-Artists Reception for “One Room, Many Voices”

Printmakers Sherry Smith Bell, Ruth Gendler, Elizabeth Jameson and Sasha Miyamoto will be available to personally answer your questions about their art, their inspiration and their process. Do you understand what printmaking entails? Could you identify the following from their exhibition: a monotype, a monoprint, a collograph or a giclee? Join us and learn. Tools of the trade will be on display, and a short video of the artists in action will be played at intervals throughout the evening. Read more »

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Just Added: Bernard Tyson, President, Kaiser Permanente:The State of Health Care in the 21st Century

Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Bernard Tyson, President, Kaiser Permanente: The State of Health Care in the 21st Century

Tyson will explore the current state of affairs within the health-care industry and the likely changes health-care reform will bring. Read more »

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"Defender of the Faith" by Philip Roth

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 5:30pm

“Defender of the Faith”

This event is sold out.

We will discuss a classic short story, “Defender of the Faith,” by Philip Roth. It appeared in 1959 in Roth's first published work, Goodbye Columbus, a collection of five short stories and a novella that put Roth on the map as a chronicler of Jewish-American life at mid-century. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

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

Past event

Nathaniel Fick: The Making of a Marine Officer

Fri, Sep 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Nathaniel Fick

CEO, Center for a New American Security; Author, One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

Fick spent five years in the Marines where, shortly after 9/11, he led a platoon in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and later a reconnaissance unit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Read more »

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MLF ENR: Planning Meeting

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Please join us for our next opportunity to get together to brainstorm about future programs featuring the themes of the environment and natural resources. All interested Club members are welcome.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

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Science and Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming  Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead. 

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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"The Great Crash 1929" by John Kenneth Galbraith

Tue, Sep 6 2011 - 5:30pm

The Great Crash 1929

This program is sold out

We will discuss The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith. This classic history of the most memorable year in America’s financial history has never been out of print since its publication in 1955. Galbraith, a noted economist and U.S. diplomat, wrote a new introduction in 1997, drawing parallels between the Great Crash and the great bull market of the 1990s. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: An Intimate History of the Black Death, by John Kelly

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly

A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. Read more »

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