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December 2020

Speaker 12/10/20
Venice, the Most Improbable of Cities (Part 2 of 2)

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Author, Carla Gambescia

December 10th, 12 Noon / Part 2: From its cultural high-water mark, through its slow opulent & sybaritic decline and ultimate to reinvention as a real-life fantasy destination and the world’s most enchanting open-air museum. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, standing for triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, luxury, the pleasure capital of Europe, a mecca of extraordinary artists and personalities and the zenith of all Grand Tours…yet even today, Venice remains…

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Event 12/17/20
The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
img The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers

The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers have been entertaining and amusing audiences in the Bay area for over 40 years, and have appeared on local television and radio programs.

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January 2021

Speaker 1/7/21
COVID-19 Pandemic: A Frontline Perspective

January 7 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Christine M. Tarver DNP, RN, CNS, NEA-BC Christine is the daughter of Cenacolisti Ron and Marie Derenzi. She holds a BSN, MSN and Doctorate in Nursing from San Jose State University School of  Nursing, and has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Currently she is the Executive Director for Professional Practice and Nursing Excellence at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with several locations in California. City of Hope developed Humulin Insulin, and has…

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Speaker 1/14/21
The State of the Club & Open Session

January 14 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

David A. Cobb, President “State of the Club” / Open Session Our President, David Cobb, will discuss the State of the Club in the new year, review virtual and live activities planned for 2021, and update us on the contents and enhanced functions of the new website now fully functional. Throughout the presentation, new ideas, activities, and suggestions to improve and strengthen our Club will be encouraged in open discussion. Join your fellow members with your lunch and a glass…

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Speaker 1/21/21
The Ghirardellis: My Mother’s Family

January 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sidney Lawrence, artist, writer, curator & longtime museum official (now retired) Cenacolista Sidney Lawrence, a San Francisco native based in Washington DC, is a Ghirardelli family member through his late mother Polly. Lawrence earned art history degrees at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. From 1975 to 2003, he was Public Information Officer for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. He is also an artist, art writer and exhibit curator. In 1999, he organized a multigenerational Ghirardelli…

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