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Chinatown Walking Tour #14

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Thu, Aug 8 2013 - 2:00pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour.

Also know: Photo by H Sanchez/Flickr.

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Russian Hill Walking Tour #12

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Thu, Jul 25 2013 - 2:00pm

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. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Also know: Photo by missmillie/flickr.

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The Perfect Cup: Coffee Talk with San Francisco’s Finest Roasters

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Tue, May 28 2013 - 6:00pm

James Freeman, Owner, Blue Bottle Coffee
Eileen Hassi, Owner, Ritual Coffee Roasters
Jeremy Tooker, Owner, Four Barrel Coffee
Marcia Gagliardi, Founder/Editor, Tablehopper.com - Moderator Read more »

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Michael B. Eisen: Reinventing Scientific Communication

Wed, Mar 27 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael B. Eisen, Ph.D; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Co-founder, Public Library of Science Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #18

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Thu, Mar 28 2013 - 2:00pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

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Design Thinking with Yves Behar and Tim Brown

Thu, Mar 21 2013 - 6:30pm

Yves Béhar, CEO/Founder, fuseproject; COO, Jawbone
Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO
Peter Schwartz, Co-founder, Global Business Network; Senior Vice President, Salesforce - Moderator Read more »

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Temple Grandin

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Tue, Jun 4 2013 - 7:00pm

Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University; Co-author, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum Read more »

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Women and Under-represented Students of Color in STEM Education

Thu, May 9 2013 - 6:00pm

Maynard Holliday, 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award winner; Volunteer of the Year, Citizen Schools; Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories
Sue Rosser, Provost, San Francisco State University; Author, Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science
Jarvis Sulcer, Ph.D.; Executive Director, Level Playing Field Institute Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - Bernini: His Life & His Rome

Wed, Mar 27 2013 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss Bernini: His Life and His Rome, by Franco Mormando. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was the last of the great universal Italian artistic geniuses: sculptor, architect, painter, playwright and scenographer. His artistic vision is still seen in the statues, fountains and buildings that transformed Rome into a Baroque paradise. Mormando leads us through Bernini’s many feuds and love affairs, scandals and sins, set against a vivid backdrop of popes and politicians, schemes and secrets. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris. Read more »

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