June 17, 2019

Summer Fun

 ‘Summer Special’ on Study Groups

Open to All Members for just $10 each

 Tea and Topics, Movies and Munchies, Contemporary Literature, and Couples   Enjoying Food, Fun and Friendship

 All Meet through August

Take advantage of a special offer as these popular study groups are open to all Brandeis members for the summer bargain price of just $10 each (plus possible small additional costs for some events).  Join for summer and ‘test drive’ all four.  The three mainly social groups are a great way to meet the people you often don’t get to mix with at traditional study groups.

Send your $10 registration fee (check made out to BNC) to Barbara Howard, 1140 Pasadero Drive, Escondido, CA  92029.

 

 

 

Book & Author Luncheon

Don’t miss our chapter’s most fabulous event of the year – The Book & Author Luncheon, featuring three authors, to be held at the beautiful Crosby Club on April 4, 11:30 a.m. See reservation form in the Bulletin, March – April 2019. All proceeds will go to Magnify the Mind in support of research into neurodegenerative diseases. 

 

 

UOW Success

Our UOW event was a wild success! Check out our January-February bulletin for more to come.

Hanukkah Lights – Chinese Delights

 

 

Chin’s Szechuan Cuisine, 625 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas – December 6 at 12:30. Don’t miss the party! Entertainment by Cara Freedman with her guitar singing from the Great American Songbook and favorites from the 1920’s through the 1970’s.  Please bring an unwrapped holiday gift for the children at the Family Recovery Center.

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!

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