Barb Stuckey: Understanding the Science and Senses of What You Eat
Author, Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good
Professional food developer Stuckey shares her vast knowledge to help us better understand the psychology and physiology of taste. Learn how to develop and improve your tasting palate by discerning flavors, detecting ingredients and creating new taste combinations.
Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m.Read more »
Andrea Rees Davies, Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Northridge; Author, Saving San Francisco
Monday Night Philosophy dips into social history, near the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, as historian and former firefighter Davies challenges the long-lived myth that the earthquake erased social differences as it leveled the city.
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 »
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.
Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is considered by the San Francisco Book Discussion Group
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was published posthumously in 1964. It remains one of Hemingway's most enduring works. The piece was largely written about his time with Hadley, touches on his defection to the arms of Pauline, and after his suicide was pasted together by Mary. Read more »
Step back in time with a director of excavations in Pompeii and at Roman sites in England, as Gary Devore explores how we continually re-imagine Romans through film. Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) uses Roman political decline to comment on the current politics and race relations in America. Read more »
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11; Author, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California Carly Schwartz, Editor, Huffington Post San Francisco Susan Reynolds, Editor, The Marina Times John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California -- Host Read more »
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 »
Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer
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Medicare Aging Network Partner, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits. For most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine what options are best for you, and how to actually sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect, and more important, what not to expect. Read more »