Bus or carpool trips to stimulating points of interest in the Bay Area and surrounding counties. Open to spouses and friends. Does not meet every month. Third Wednesday, all day.
Art of Basketry
Focuses on making functional or decorative fiber sculptures with a variety of materials using basket-making techniques. All are welcome - from beginner to experienced participant. Second Monday, 1:30–4 p.m.
Monthly outings to different habitats, from shorelines to hills, to observe birds and other interesting features. Bring lunch and water. No experience needed. First Wednesday, 9 a.m.
Themed dinner parties for groups of six to 10, with occasional all-member events. Hosting rotates, and each host sets the date and assigns recipes.
Members vote on their book choice, and a volunteer leads the discussion with interesting background information. Completing the book is not necessary to enjoy the discussion. First Friday, 1 p.m.
Plays performed in members’ homes following one rehearsal (without memorization). Each producer selects the plays and cast, and everyone pitches in to transport props, set up lights and chairs, provide food and wine, and so on. Experience not required, only the desire to have fun and learn about theater and literature. Audience welcome. Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m., September–October and January–April.
Speakers and programs on many aspects of French life and culture. French spoken. First Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.
Programs on different aspects of contemporary life and cultural heritage in German-speaking countries. Meetings in both German and English. Third Tuesday, 2–4 p.m.
Lectures on different aspects of Italian life (art, literature, science, politics), followed by a delicious lunch of mainly Italian cuisine, where the exchange of ideas always shape and spice up our conversations. Second Thursday, 11 a.m.
Meets for a movie late on Saturday afternoon, followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant or member's home for conversation abou the film. Third Saturday.
Open to solo and group performers, as well as music listeners. Enjoy tea and concerts in members’ homes or join the chorus (with a professional conductor) that rehearses every Tuesday from 9:30–11:30 a.m. First Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. except for 11:00 a.m. May meeting with luncheon.
A section just for members new to the Club. The first meeting will be chaired by a new member of last year and then new members will take over, hosting and chairing irregularly scheduled meetings. A chance to find out about sections, meet officers of the Club, and learn about special events and philanthropic activities.
Includes tips on strategies and techniques to improve your own photography, special visits by professional photographers, and fieldtrips to points of interest. First Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Sew and So
Provides a creative social setting to mend, sew, embroider, knit, or crochet together. Fourth Tuesday, 1:30 –3:30 p.m.
Meets for coffee and dessert, sometimes for lunch at members’ homes, or we take a field trip to a place of interest. Spanish and English are spoken. Second Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Open to all members of the Section Club. Members play on Channing Courts weekdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Drop-in play on Mondays Fridays. Pre-arranged foursomes, Tuesdays through Thursdays, often needing substitutes. Contact chair for info on parking.
UC Berkeley Art Museum
Meets four times a year for guided exhibition tours at the UC Berkeley Art Museum or a presentation at the Pacific Film Archives. Second Friday, 10–11 a.m.
Enjoy the mid-week solitude of nearby parks, hillsides, shorelines, and cityscapes. We’ll carpool to each trailhead. Bring lunch and water. Second Wednesday, 9 a.m.–early afternoon.
Meets in members’ homes for a bag lunch and dessert and to share feedback on your own poems, novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs. Several subsections have formed. First Monday, 12:30–3:30 p.m.