September 17, 2019

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

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  or (858) 794-0538.


The BNC Year Begins!

Don’t miss our first event of the BNC year – The Annual Opening Meeting/Study Group Showcase Luncheon

Wednesday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach

Guest speaker: Shelly Moses, San Diego Jewish Academy Legacy Heritage Teacher Leadership Fellow, just home from the Brandeis Campus, where she participated in the Brandeis University Teacher Leadership program. Read more about her in the July-August Bulletin online here.

Coordinators and leaders will briefly present their study groups.

Reserve your place with a $35 check payable to BNC, by August 23

Mail to Lenore Shapp, 12583 Montellano Terrace, San Diego, CA  92130  (858-792-6954)

Also:  Please choose a main dish______ Chicken piccata   ______ Grilled salmon and spinach salad  ______ Wine country salad mixed greens with Brie, grapes, mandarin oranges, etc.



Installation Celebration Lunch June 14

Come to our Installation Party and Celebration June 14, 11:30 a.m., at at the home of Iris Kanter, 3703 Four Peaks Street, Carlsbad. Lunch will be catered by Soup Plantation. Honor the outgoing and welcome the new officers and committees with a party! Please send $25 (check to BNC) to Suzie Kaplan, 6991 Batista St., San Diego, CA  92111

Tour the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) June 5

Join us June 5, 10:30 till noon, at 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, for a fascinating look at the GIA and the work it does. Established in 1931, the GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. The nonprofit organization does research, sets standards, and established the internationally used grading system for diamonds.  Tour is limited to the first 25, and don’t expect free samples!  Please send $10 (check to BNC) to Cynthia Birnbaum, 8515 Costa Verde Blvd. #702, San Diego 92122

Share the Brandeis freshman book experience May 17

Even if you don’t read Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, come hear about them and their world, ‘meet’ the author via DVD, and visit with the Brandeis freshmen. Lunch will be served, catered by Panera, and there will be plenty of time to socialize. Sponsored by the Contemporary Literature Study Group and facilitated by Llyn Mallen, the program will feature a video of the author addressing the freshman class.

May 17 – 12:30 p.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library Community Room, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad

Please send $25 (check to BNC)  to Lenore Shapp, 12583 Montellano Terrace, San Diego 92130.   Proceeds to Sustaining the Mind.


Featuring fabulous entertainment by the husband and wife team, Wendy and Rik.  An elegant European Brunch will be served –  savory crepes and eggs Florentine,  baskets of warm pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, and best of all, an over- the-top surprise dessert.  To benefit the BNC Scholarship Campaign: $59 or $79 – or $99 for priority seating. Watch for your invitation in the mail.

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