East Bay World Affairs Council presents: Nuclear Disarmament – Is it the Right Choice?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Nuclear Disarmament - Is it the Right Choice?

Dr. Brad Roberts, Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Should the United States do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of weapons in its arsenal? Dr. Roberts will provide insights into the new problems of strategic conflict in the 21st century for which nuclear weapons remain relevant, but which are also driving major changes in strategies for deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability. 

Member: $10 
Nonmember: $15
Students: Free
For more information & reservations: 415.293.4601 www.worldaffairs.org
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Women in STEM

Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Women -- historically and currently -- make important contributions to scientific communities and advancements in the STEM fields. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Margaret Race, a Biologist and Planetary Protection expert with NASA and the SETI Institute, and Julita E. Baker, Ph.D, a Food Choice Researcher and Educator, as they talk about their professional journeys -- their inspirations, motivations, and recognition of other women in their fields.
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Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
National Poetry Month kicks off with this special reception and reading from a newly-published collection of poems that contemplate the varied terrains and environments of the Golden State. Several contributing poets will be reading their works, and copies of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California will be available for purchase. This program is presented by the Lamorinda Arts Council.


"A captivating and visceral portrait of the California landscape by a talented cast of poets." - Kirkus Reviews on Fire and Rain

The poets reading are:
Rachel Dacus
Lucille Lang Day
Brenda Hillman
Dave Holt
Cynthia Leslie-Bole
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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WOW: When Art Went Pop! How Andy Warhol and Friends Changed Art – Forever: Avril Angevine

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
The cultural world exploded in many ways in the early sixties, with visual arts in the vanguard. Learn how art moved from the serious, emotional, and virtuoso style of the Abstract Expressionists to the flash, dash, and irreverence of Andy Warhol's soup cans and movie stars, Roy Lichtenstein's comics, and Claus Oldenburg's soft hamburgers. It's a change that has endured, affecting what we see in art museums and galleries today. The Pop explosion made art fun again!
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Sweet Thursday Presents: Our Towns

Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Our Towns:  The Story of a Journey, and of an America That Works. 
Since 2013, Deborah and James Fallows have traveled to small communities in every part of the country that have faced economic shocks, political crises, or other serious hardships.  Each place they went, they talked with teachers, business creators, mayors, religious leaders, and others involved in shaping their community's future.  Our Towns is a series of stories of the building of a new America.
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WOW: Early Rubens Legion of Honor

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prodigious artist renowned for his virtuosic handling of oil paint, his depictions of taut dramatic action, and his sensuous coloring, He was also an international diplomat, a shrewd businessman, a well-read intellectual, a friend to scholars and monarchs, and the master of a prolific workshop. This exhibit focuses on what is arguably the artist's most innovative period of production, from 1608 until about 1620. During this time, Rubens rose to the first rank of Flemish painting through a series of social and artistic choices that laid the groundwork for his international fame.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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Master Gardeners: Squeeze on Citrus

Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center

Learn the basics of caring for citrus, whether existing trees or new.  Learn how to select and buy healthy trees for your location and the best methods for planting, watering and feeding your tree.  We will also cover pruning and protecting your tree from environmental elements, pests and diseases.



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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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