Susan J. Machtinger, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the holidays by investigating our intimate and cultural relationship with food. During the holiday season, when we indulge in foods imbued with meaning on many levels, we should reflect upon this relationship as it applies to our underlying values, as well as our interactions with the natural world.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »
Don't miss this fun and illuminating chance to discuss The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's new historical novel that moves from the Mexico City of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky in the 1930s to the Washington, D.C., of FDR, J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon in the 1940s. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.
MLF: Book Discussion Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Howard Crane
New Corporate Form: A Viable Game-Changer for Sustainability
Carl Bass, CEO, Autodesk Jeff Mendelson, CEO, New Leaf Paper Don Shaffer, President, RSF Social Finance Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison Foerster
Debates over the causes of the BP oil spill have raged from Washington to London to Louisiana. However, a primary contributor that has not been closely examined is BP’s structure as a corporation. Come hear about the growing movement in the U.S. Read more »
Blueprint for a Creative Culture: Building Engagement in Your Organization
This program is postponed. The new date is March 23.
Kate Rutter, Senior Practitioner, Adaptive Path
As leaders, managers and workers, we’re responsible for the innovative thinking needed to explore ideas and envision solutions. It takes a team approach to create a culture that embraces creativity. How can workplace culture support creative thinking? What activities foster curiosity and collective engagement? Read more »
The Commonwealth Club is a great place to discuss topics of importance to the LGBT community. Come discuss ideas for programming and meet other people who are engaged in everything from marriage equality to queer spirituality. We want to hear from you!
MLF: LGBT Location: Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Stephen Seewer
There Is No Authentic Cuisine (But Yours): Integrating Asian Ingredients into Easy Home Cooking
Eric Gower, Cooking Teacher; Private Chef; Author, The Breakaway Cook
Our shrinking globe means great things for home cooks, but we have to lose our notions of what is authentic. Developing one’s palate through blind tasting leads to revelations on cuisine, identity and modern lifestyles. Gower has spent 17 years in Japan and traveled throughout Asia. Read more »
Born prematurely on November 30, 1835, in the small town of Florida, Missouri, Samuel Clemens nearly didn’t grow up to become Mark Twain. But 175 years later, his observations still ring true. Skip lunch to eat birthday cake – and enjoy an hour of this American iconoclast’s witty and wise words.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 11:30 a.m. Read more »
Continuity of Government: Is the State of Emergency Superseding Our Constitution?
Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D.; Professor of English, UC Berkeley
On 9/11, the Bush administration implemented “Continuity of Government” (COG) measures, a set of secret emergency rules which Congress has not been allowed to review. These were reinforced by the proclamation of a state of emergency which has continued to be renewed by President Obama, despite vocal criticism. Read more »
The Viagra Diaries: Everything Is Possible After 60
Barbara Rose Brooker, Author, The Viagra Diaries; Founder, Age March
Well over 60, Brooker is a talented writer, painter and teacher, among other things. Her most recent project in her quest to empower men and women over 40 to discover their creativity is her novel The Viagra Diaries. Brooker will share selections from The Viagra Diaries, covering everything from romantic love to following your dreams at any age. Read more »