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Roads of Arabia

Fri, Jan 16 2015 - 12:00pm

Dany Chan, Assistant Curator for Exhibition Projects, Asian Art Museum Read more »

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What You Need to Know Before You're 65: A Medicare Primer

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Thu, Jan 15 2015 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch, MBA, Medicare Aging Network Partner, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

If you are approaching the Medicare qualifying age of 65 and Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. Learn the ABCs of Medicare, the realities of what you can expect and what not to expect, and what options might be best for you. Here’s what every boomer needs to know to successfully navigate Medicare.

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Humanity in the Modern World

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Wed, Jan 14 2015 - 6:00pm

Robert G. Aptekar, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Susan Weiss, Photographer

Dr. Robert Aptekar is an orthopedic surgeon who provides essential services annually to a charity hospital in Cambodia. He performs surgeries, trains the medical staff and works to bring awareness of health problems in the area. Susan Weiss accompanied Aptekar to document his work and the community in which he works. Aptekar will discuss his experiences, accompanied by the photographs of Susan Weiss.

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Machtinger on Mercy in Mozart's Menuetto-Allegretto

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Mon, Jan 12 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar

Monday Night Philosophy returns to the exploration of the philosophical concepts that are encoded into Mozart's chamber music. In this lecture-performance, we will hear how Mozart, through the use of symbolic motifs, touches on themes of judgment and mercy in the Menuetto-Allegretto movement of his String Quintet in G minor, K. 516.

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Good Food,Great Business: How Food Startups Take Good Ideas from Concept to Success

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Mon, Jan 12 2015 - 12:00pm

Susie Wyshak, Author, Good Food, Great Businessss
Kathryn Lukas, CEO, Farmhouse Culture
Lisa Murphy, Co-founder and Chief Sauce Maker, Sosu Sauces Read more »

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:30pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for the New Year.

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The Home that Watches Over Your Parents

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Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:15pm

Richard Caro, D.Phil., Scientist; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Mary Hulme, Gerontologist; Care Manager
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Book Discussion of The Flamethrowers by Rachael Kushner

Mon, Jan 5 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Flamethrowers, Kushner skillfully navigates huge swaths of politics and history, intimately intersecting the vivid lives of her characters with the external reality in which they move. Read more »

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Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street

Mon, Jan 5 2015 - 5:15pm

Robert Okin, M.D., Chief of Service, San Francisco General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCSF; Vice Chair, UCSF School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Dec 17 2014 - 6:00pm

The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held every third Wednesday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, Bob Enteen, will invite participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic will briefly explain why she or he considers the subject interesting and important. Read more »

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