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Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. Sunday matinee, December 16, 2018

Cinnabar Theater - Love, Linda

Love, Linda: The Life Of Mrs. Cole Porter is a theatrical and musical adventure about the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the socialite wife of composer Cole Porter, starring the acclaimed Maureen McVeery of San Francisco. The great songs of Cole Porter are ingeniously interwoven with captivating story-telling by his beautiful and glamorous wife. Though Cole Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. Peek behind the glitter of her sensational life with her brilliant husband, to experience a unique, sometimes difficult but always love-filled marriage. As she tells us, “Just because a love between two people may be difficult to define, that doesn’t mean it didn’t exist.”

Musical numbers include the hits So In Love, I Love Paris, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, Wunderbar, and many more. Listen to excerpts from the original cast album here

Date:               Sunday, December 16, 2018
Deadline:       December 1
Time:              2:00 pm matinee (arrive by 1:30 pm)
Minimum:      10, Maximum: 20
Cost:              $40.00

Directions:      3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma,

Asilomar 2019 33nd Annual Asilomar Conference, the weekend of February 15 - 18, 2019

Where is Asilomar? The beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds was designed in the Arts & Crafts style by architect Julia Morgan and is located near Monterey, California. We have held our conference there for the past 32 years. For more see the Wiki

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If western culture is shown to be rich it is because… It has tried to dissolve harmful simplifications through inquiry and the critical mind.”    – Umberto Eco

Asilomar once again beckons! This year’s conference reminded us of the pleasures of dialogue in the liberal arts – a conversation that flows from history to literature, from biology to design, from neuroscience to music to foreign affairs.

We have a slate of extraordinary speakers representing a broad range of disciplines and pursuits. As always, we look forward not only to sharing a mental workout but also to the privilege of renewing old friendships and beginning new ones – all in a location of exceptional peace and beauty.  Thank you for joining us in what promises to be a lively and exhilarating exchange.

Date:              The weekend of February 15 - 18, 2019
Deadline:       December 10, 2018
Cost:               $125.00 registration, Lodging and meals are charged separately

Information about the speakers is here. It is not too early to sign up now!

There is a $125 registration fee per person which goes mainly to our Scholarship fund.

Lodging and meals are charged separately - instructions to follow in October.The per person total below is based on a 3-night stay beginning on Friday, February 15th and includes 3 meals per day and ALL applicable fees & taxes. Meals inclusive begins with dinner on arrival day and ends with lunch on departure day.

Single Occupancy: TBD, In 2018 it was $851.24
Double Occupancy: TBD. In 2018 it was $574.13 per person
Editor's note: This is a bargain. We have checked numerous other venues, and could find nothing comparable.

If you have questions on the program, please contact  For registration matters, please contact Barry Haskell at

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Bancroft HotelΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon- Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

We are in the planning stages of the Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. We have decided to go to a luncheon rather than dinner for several reasons including cost and daytime travel, As you are aware, the annual meeting is the occasion when we celebrate ΦBKNCA’s primary mission—the awarding of scholarships and teaching excellence awards to deserving scholars and professors, fulfilling ΦBKNCA’s objective to enhance scholars’ educational and research activities and to honor those who are teaching our next generation.

Date:               Sunday, May 5, 2019
Deadline:        April 19, 2019
Time:              12:00 Noon (subject to slight adjustment).
Cost:               TBD
Location:        Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

Complete information will be provided when available.  Block out the date on your calendars now & stay tuned!