September 21, 2018

Welcome to a New Year!

A New Year and new activities! Study Groups begin in October, and special events are already on the calendar. From University on Wheels and the Book & Author Luncheons to a Chinese-themed Chanukah party and a Soup Exchange, you won’t want to miss a thing. We look forward to seeing you often this Brandeis year.

Event: Opening Meeting/Study Group Showcase – August 29th

Here’s to another great beginning. Don’t miss our annual Opening Meeting/Study Group Showcase luncheon at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach, Wednesday, August 29th at 10:30 a.m. Study group leaders and coordinators will describe their groups, and members are urged to invite friends to this first social event of the year.

Guest speaker, Hannah Cohen, author of Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators. Please bring a donation of canned or boxed foods for Jewish Family Service, our community project for the year. Send $36 to Suzie Kaplan by August 20. See the July-August Bulletin for menu and details.

 

Special June Program

 Here Come the Robots!

Wednesday, June 27    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  at Seacrest Village 

Our own Stan Schatt, author of over 40 books, Renaissance man, and Brandeis study group leader extraordinaire, will present a special program featuring his latest book,  Here Come the Robots! From industrial helpers to women working in brothels (!)  will robots become a danger or a help, and will they change American society and culture?

RSVP with a $10 check (made out to BNC) sent to Sharon Kroopkin, 2322 Masters Road, Carlsbad  92008  by June 22. Come enjoy coffee, tea and bagels and a fascinating talk.

Event: Fashion Show and Tea – March 18th

Spring Fashion Show and Tea – Sunday, March 18 – noon at the Vi at La Jolla Village, 8515 Costa Verde Blvd, San Diego

Enjoy a traditional British tea and a fashion show with our own member models, featuring items from Weeds on Cedros and Satori Designs, a silent auction, and boutique vendors, all to benefit the BNC Sustaining the Mind Fund.

Tea, albeit early afternoon, will include assorted finger sandwiches, fruit, cheese with dry fruit and crackers, and dessert including assorted petit fours, scones with clotted butter and jam, and tea, iced tea, coffee.  Free valet parking (no tipping) included.

Mail your $40 ($15 is contribution) check made out to BNC to Suzie Kaplan, 6991 Batista St., San Diego 92111 by Mar. 12.

Event: Heather Booth: Changing the World Screening – February 11th

BNC Is a Community Sponsor of the Award-Winning Film  ‘Heather Booth: Changing the World’

       Director Lilly Rivlin will be guest speaker at this screening.

2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11th at San Marcos Edwards Theater

This documentary, in English, won three Israeli Academy Award nominations and best cinematography award at the Haifa International Film Festival.  Heather Booth is the most influential civil rights organizer you have never heard of. Participants in this eye-opening documentary include Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Warren, and President Barack Obama. Wherever there was a fight for equality, Heather Booth was there: from her start as an organizer living on a kibbutz in Israel to helping create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.   Ms. Booth is, simply put, America’s conscience.  Mail your check for $11.75 (made out to BNC) by Feb. 2 to  Sue Berger, 7420 Magellan Street, Carlsbad, CA  92011. Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope in order to receive your tickets.

 

 

 

University on Wheels 2018

This promises to be one of the most entertaining UOW presentations in years when Professor Ryan McKittrick, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts, presents The American Musical from the 19th Century to “Hamilton”, illustrated with scenes from famous film adaptations and clips from recent productions.

Don’t miss this annual talk given by a Brandeis professor, Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad

Professor McKittrick will present the story of the American musical from its roots in the 19th century through the 20th century  including current Broadway hits, such as “Waitress” and “Hamilton.”

Ryan McKittrick teaches dramatic literature, American musical theater, dramaturgy and playwriting at Brandeis. He is also Director of Artistic Programs/Dramaturg at the famous American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, where he has served as lead dramaturg on more than 30 productions of plays, operas and musicals.

Please send a check made out to BNC for $55, $65, or $75 (which allows you to sit with Professor McKittrick) to Suzie Kaplan, 6991 Batista St., San Diego 92111 by Dec. 29. Watch for more information – the menu – and a reservation form.  Tax deductible amounts: $15, $25, $35;  all proceeds will support the Sustaining the Mind Fund.

As our DreamKeepers community service project, we will be collecting for the children living at the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside. Please be generous and bring a donation to the luncheon. Here is their partial wish list: diapers, formula, baby foods, layettes for newborns; clothing such as socks, underwear, pajamas for infants, toddlers and kids up to age 10; new toys, books, art supplies. Thank you!

November-December Bulletin!

We are excited to announce the BNC San Dieguito November-December Bulletin has arrived! Inside you’ll find it packed full of event details and forms, chapter news, save-the-dates, member news, contact information, and community outreach opportunities. Featured events include the University on Wheels event topic announcement and a Sunday Brunch.

Check it out here!

Event: Sunday Brunch – December 3rd

Let’s try something new; a progressive brunch! Join us on Sunday, December 3rd  at 11:00 a.m. for 3 yummy courses in 3 lovely homes while surrounded by good company.

Everyone will gather for appetizers and drinks at the home of Kay  Weiner in Carlsbad. The main courses will be served at various nearby homes in the Encinitas – Carlsbad area (addresses TBA). For dessert we will come together again at the home of Iris Kanter and Mitch Friedman in Carlsbad.

This event is open to all and we encourage you to invite your spouse and friends!

RSVP by November 20th using the form on page 5 of the bulletin. Please send $36 (check to BNC)  to Barbara Howard, 1140 Pasadero Drive, Escondido, CA 92029,  by Nov. 20 – totally tax deductible with proceeds to the Sustaining the Mind Fund.  Questions? Contact Phyllis Perkal    (858) 487-1422   phyllisperkal@san.rr.com

Event: Tour of Liberty Station – October 25th

Join us for a fun, relaxing, educational day as we tour Liberty Station. Liberty Station originally served as a military base as the Naval Training Center, San Diego (NTC), welcoming its first recruits in 1923. Since then the NTC expanded employing the Spanish Colonial Revival style for its buildings, which have been preserved today. After the NTC’s closing in 1997 the area slowly began to transition into the art, culture, commerce and culinary hub we know today.

Throughout our day we will visit museums, enjoy a lunch together, and have some shopping time among Liberty Station’s extensive selection of attractions, restaurants, and boutiques.

We are able to provide transportation for this event. If you would like a ride please reach out to Sondra Albers.

Any further questions should be directed to Phyllis Perkal.

To reserve your spot on this excursion, please send checks to Barbara Howard.

Further details can be found in the September-October Bulletin.

Community Service – DreamKeepers and Tour

Tour of the Family Recovery Center – Monday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m.

1100 Sportfisher Dr. Oceanside, CA  92054

 

Learn about DreamKeepers – this year’s community service project 

The chapter’s Board has adopted DreamKeepers as our community service project for this year. DreamKeepers is a volunteer organization, a support group, which helps provide for the daily needs of mothers and children who live at the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside.

For more information, to RSVP (by Friday Sept 8), or to arrange carpools or delivery of your contribution, please contact Community Service Chair Judy Winter at judithfwinter@hotmail.com  or (858) 794-0538.

 

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