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Your Health, Your Wealth: Seven Steps to Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

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Wed, Nov 4 2015 - 5:15pm

Denise Michaud, CLTC, Independent Insurance Broker

Most people used to rely upon family for their long-term care. In the 1960s, insurance for nursing home and home care was developed, later called LTC insurance, to provide funds for professional caregivers. Over time there have been many changes to LTC insurance, and new types of products have been introduced. Learn how to decide how much LTC insurance to buy versus relying upon your own assets, your family members or MediCal.

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Travels in France with Terrance

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Wed, Nov 4 2015 - 12:00pm

Terrance Gelenter, Author, Travels in France with Terrance and Paris par Hasard: from Bagels to Brioches

Join Terrance Gelenter to sample the varied richness of France – food, wine and culture. His travels have taken him from the green, rain-soaked pastures of Normandy, providing cheese and butter for both eating and cooking, to the confit de canard and goose fat of the southwest, to Provence where olive oil is king. Gelenter often has a smile on his face when he pinches himself to make sure that his life isn’t a dream.

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The 49ers Champion Levi’s® Stadium: The First LEED Gold New Stadium and Venue

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Mon, Nov 2 2015 - 6:00pm

Jim Mercurio, Vice President of Stadium Management and General Manager of Levi's® Stadium
Pat Rogan, Director of Engineering Operations, 49ers Stadium Management Company Read more »

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Understanding Digital Video and the Future of Social Media

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Wed, Oct 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Jon Leland, Founding Director of Creative Services, USA Network; Author, Internet Marketing: 8 Key Concepts Every Business MUST Know Read more »

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The Most Famous Grizzly Bear: How Will She and Other Grizzlies Survive U.S. Trophy Shootings?

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Tue, Oct 27 2015 - 6:00pm

Todd Wilkinson, Journalist; Author
Thomas D. Mangelsen, American Wildlife Photographer
Bruce Hamilton, Deputy Executive Director, Sierra Club Read more »

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Socrates Café

Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 6:30pm
On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 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. There will also be a brief planning session.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Dante’s Divine Comedy (Book 3)

Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us to discuss paradise within Dante’s Divine Comedy with discussion leader Lynn Harris. The Clive James’s translation will be used, which took decades to finish and renders the entire epic as a coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem. The translation reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian, propelling the reader along the pilgrim’s path, from hell to heaven, from despair to revelation.

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Fri, Oct 23 2015 - 12:00pm

Eddy Simonian, Masters in International Studies

Maher Kalaji, Ph.D. Chemistry — Moderator

Lebanon has been plagued by war, political instability and refugee crises since its inception as a country in 1920. Simonian, an Assyrian Christian who was raised in Lebanon, will discuss the complicated ethnic and religious history of Lebanon and the sectarian conflict, which was the topic of his 2011 master’s thesis.

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Civil Saints and Civic Pride in the Renaissance City-State

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Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:00pm

Mary Harvey Doyno, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Religious Studies, CSU Sacramento Read more »

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