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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell

Wed, Apr 6 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell

Join us to discuss The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece, by Leonard Cottrell. He presents the story of two of the most heroic yet controversial figures in archaeology: Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the remains of Troy, and Arthur Evans, who unearthed the great city of King Minos. These discoveries proved that what had been assumed to be myths were historically real. The Cretans did indeed worship the cult of the bull. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 25 2011 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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Humanities Planning Meeting

Wed, Apr 27 2011 - 5:00pm

Humanities Planning Meeting

Humanities MLF Organizational Meeting

Join us to plan the Humanities Member-Led Forum's events for the second half of 2011 and beyond. All Club members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

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Ground Level:A soldier's 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan

Fri, Mar 4 2011 - 10:00am

Mar 04 – May 13

Ground Level: A Soldier’s 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan
Photographs by Jeremiah Ridgeway

While serving in the Afghan war, 21-year-old Jeremiah (Jeb) Ridgeway documented the daily lives of his combat unit with a camera brought from home. Ridgeway will be speaking at The Club on March 10.

MLF: Arts
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: Regular Club business hours
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Lynn Curtis

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Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: "Peace"

Mon, Feb 28 2011 - 6:00pm

Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: “Peace”

Magic Theatre brings its artistic staff and one of the candidates for next season's main stage to the Club. Hear the very first reading of a new play and meet the director and playwright, who will hold a conversation after the reading. “Peace,” inspired by the playwright's correspondence with a peace group in a college town, comes from Lydia Stryk, who returns to Magic after last season's extraordinary play, “An Accident.” Stryk has a laser-like focus on the human heart. Read more »

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Diane Ravitch: The Paradox of Education Reform Today

Thu, Feb 24 2011 - 5:00pm

The Paradox of Education Reform Today

Diane Ravitch, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; Research Professor of Education, New York University; Author, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

With the U.S. continuing to fall behind in reading, math and science, what can be done to save our schools? Are charter schools the answer? And what role do teacher unions play? Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 28 2011 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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New Member Reception, Open House & Club Anniversary

Thu, Feb 3 2011 - 5:30pm

New Member Reception and 108th Birthday Party
 
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 Club has to offer. See how our programs come together, discover volunteer opportunities and travel destinations, and enjoy scrumptious light hors d’oeuvres. Bring a friend and explore the Club together! Existing Club members are welcome to attend to help us meet and greet and celebrate new members. Plus we will be celebrating the Club’s 108th birthday. Read more »

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Travers Ethics Conference 2011

Fri, Feb 11 2011 - 9:00am

Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government
 
Financing California: Strategies for Fiscal Housekeeping
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SV Reads 2011: Michelle Richmond

Wed, Jan 26 2011 - 7:30pm

2011 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community Kick-Off Event

Michelle Richmond, Author, The Year of Fog

Local Silicon Valley author Richmond’s novel follows the journey of Abby, a young woman overwhelmed with guilt after her fiance’s six-year-old daughter disappears while in her care. The story continues as Abby tries to understand her memories and uncover the truth.

Location: Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell
Time: 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. program, 8:30 p.m. Read more »

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