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Book Discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch

Mon, Jul 7 2014 - 5:30pm

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. Read more »

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Utah’s National Parks: A Showcase in the Evolution of Park Policy

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Mon, Jun 30 2014 - 6:00pm

Frank Ackerman, Retired National Park Ranger Read more »

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Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

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Sat, Jun 28 2014 - 1:00pm

San Francisco is in the midst of an artisan chocolate renaissance! Join Gourmet Walks on a special Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco. This walking and tasting tour will first head over to the Ferry Building and then visit gourmet chocolate and pastry shops throughout the downtown area. Participants will learn about chocolate history, health benefits, production and trends from a fun and knowledgeable tour guide. Read more »

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John Krumboltz: Abolishing Fear of Failure

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Thu, Jun 26 2014 - 7:00pm

John Krumboltz, Professor of Education and Psychology, Stanford University; Co-author, Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Jun 24 2014 - 1:45pm
Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the West Coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court and Huntington Hotel.
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Laurence Tribe: The Supreme Court and the Constitution

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Thu, Jun 12 2014 - 6:00pm

Laurence Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; Co-author, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution
Jeffrey Brand, Professor and Chairman, Center for Law and Global Justice, University of San Francisco Law School - Moderator Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Jun 12 2014 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. Read more »

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Will Durst: Midterm Madness!

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Tue, Jun 3 2014 - 6:30pm

Will Durst, American Political Satirist, Twitter @willdurst 
In conversation with Brian Copeland, Actor; Comedian; Host, KGO Radio Read more »

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SF’s Power Women of Eventbrite, ModCloth & One Kings Lane

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Thu, May 29 2014 - 6:30pm

Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and President, Eventbrite
Susan Gregg Koger, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, ModCloth Read more »

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Michael McFaul: Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

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Tue, May 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael McFaul, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia 
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President & CEO, The Commonwealth Club – Moderator Read more »

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