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Visit to San Francisco's KQED Radio and TV Education Network
Date:   Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time:  10 am to 12 noon

KQED's History

KQED auction cowCows in the KQED Studios? Take a nostalgic trip through KQED's history, starting in the 1950s.

1950-59  When KQED went on the air in 1954, it was one of a handful of stations in a new field referred to as the "educational TV movement." Conceived initially as a teaching tool, the station quickly broadened its scope to include entertainment and public affairs programming - designed to appeal, above all, to a viewer's intelligence.

Description:   This docent-led tour will take us through the KQED facility and includes the history of public radio and television and the current challenges they face, such as funding, political and other external pressures.  Our tour will include the FM Master Control Room and a "working" studio, the videotape library, TV Facility (Studios A & B, Production Control Room, Equipment Rack Room, Edit Suite, the suite to ingest audio feeds, and Master Control Room.  In addition, we will visit KQED Interactive and have an overview of their Web Site and the KQED Education Network.  Special surprises anticipated as well!

There is a parking garage located at the back of the KQED building on York Street.

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Website:        www.KQED.org       
Date:               Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time:              10 am to 12 noon
Minimum:      8
Maximum:     15
Deadline:        July 7, 2017
Fee:                 $8.00 plus parking (approx. $7)
Directions:      KQED is located at 2601 Mariposa Street in San Francisco. 

From the East Bay, take the 9th St./Civic Center exit, keep right at the fork in the ramp; turn left onto Harrison St., then left onto 10th St.  Take a slight right onto Potrero Ave., follow Potrero to Mariposa St., turning right there.  KQED is 2 blocks down on the left.

From the South Bay, take the Cesar Chavez (Army St/Potrero Ave.) exit; stay in the middle lane & follow Potrero Ave. north.  Turn left onto Mariposa.  KQED is 2 blocks down on the left.

From the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Lombard/Downtown exit; take Lombard to Van Ness & turn right, continuing down Van Ness until it becomes South Van Ness.  Follow South Van Ness to Division, turning left onto Division (under the overpass).  Take Division to Bryant to Mariposa and turn left, following the directions above.

From the 16th & Mission BART station, take the 22 Fillmore East on 16th, get off at 16th & Bryant, walk 2 blocks south on Bryant to Mariposa.  KQED is at the corner of Mariposa & Bryant.


Bread—the Staff of Life—Exclusive Class with an Extraordinary Master Bread Baker

Bread- The Staff of LifeSaturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

What an experience this will be for us! Starting bright and early, we will meet at Judy Hardardt’s home in Davis where we will have the chance to not just learn how to bake a loaf of bread, but to “hands-on” make and bake several different kinds of bread with master baker Chris Kenber. Lunch will include the pizza that we start making in the morning. By the end of the day, we’ll be going home with freshly baked souvenirs. What more could we possibly ask for other than freshly-churned butter to go with our breads? Come hungry!

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Date:               Saturday, September 16, 2017   
Time:              9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Minimum:      8         
Maximum:      10                   
Deadline:        August 18, 2017
Fee:                 $45.00

Directions:      From the Bay area, take I-80 East to Richards Blvd exit. At the end of the exit, turn left and move into the right lane of Cowell Blvd. Continue straight ahead through three lights, and after the 3rd light, bear right at the next light onto Lillard. Drive past Peregrine School and a large sports field, and at the first stop sign, turn right onto Danbury. Take Danbury to the next stop sign, turn right onto Montgomery. Drive down Montgomery to the end and turn left onto Regatta Court. Judy’s driveway is the 3rd on the right and the house is set in quite a way back from the street. Address: 2527 Regatta Court, Davis, CA 95618. Phone number 530-297-7150.

 

SHIPS AHOY! We Visit the California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo

Friday, October 27, 2017 Deadline: October 14, 2017

Golden Bear- Maritime AcademyMost of us have been driving past CSUM for years but have never stopped. This is our chance to make up for that as we will be touring the Maritime Academy, founded in 1929 in Tiburon, including a visit to the ship Golden Bear. Our tour of the Academy, the only degree-granting maritime academy on the west coast of the U.S., will start with an orientation to the property and then we will be visiting key sites on the campus. Because our tour will include the Golden Bear, you will need to have some form of picture I.D. and you should wear shoes with rubber soles if possible. No open-toed sandals or high heels (we will be walking!) and equally important, there are steep stairways and high doorsills on the ship, so be prepared.
A campus map is available at the school’s web site: https://www.csum.edu/web/about/location

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Date:               October 27, 2017
Time:              10:30 am (please arrive no later than 10:15 am for check-in)
Minimum:      8
Maximum:     20
Deadline:        October 14, 2017
Fee:                 $12.00 per person

Directions:     

From San Francisco/Oakland area, take I-80 toward Sacramento. Cross the Carquinez Bridge (use right toll lanes). The toll is $5.00. Immediately after toll, exit right onto Sonoma Blvd (Hwy. 29 and Exit 29A). Left at first stop light onto Maritime Academy Drive
Follow Maritime Academy Drive down onto campus 

From Marin, Sonoma, Napa area, take Highway 37 east and go through Vallejo, exit onto I-80 west toward San Francisco. Exit right at Exit 29 "Maritime Academy Drive" (watch carefully for the exit - a sign is missing. It is one exit past the Magazine Street Exit). Go to the stop light at Rt. 29 Sonoma Boulevard. Go straight across Sonoma Blvd (Hwy 29) onto Maritime Academy Drive and follow the road onto campus.

From Sacramento, Go west on I-80 toward San Francisco. Exit right at Exit 29 "Maritime Academy Drive" (watch carefully for the exit - a sign is missing. It is one exit past the Magazine Street Exit). Go to the stop light at Rt. 29 Sonoma Boulevard. Go straight across Sonoma Blvd (Hwy 29) onto Maritime Academy Drive and follow the road onto campus.