Miguel Costop with Guatemala Scholarship Program visits
Jul
19
7:15 PM19:15

Miguel Costop with Guatemala Scholarship Program visits

 

THURSDAY, JULY 19 AT 7:15 P.M. IN THE LIBRARY

The GUATEMALA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM director, Miguel Costop, will be here from Guatemala to update us about this program operated under the auspices of Redwood Forest Friends Meeting.  The scholarship program now includes a segment on preservation of Mayan culture and language, and a segment on "enhanced personal development" for students.  There is also a new Guatemalan alumnae committee.  The project is beginning to have a measurable impact on Guatemalan governance.  Redwood Forest Friends are enthusiastically invited, as is anyone interested in Guatemala, past and future.                                   ~ Program Committee

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11th Annual Holiday Craft Faire and Oobear's French Cafe
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

11th Annual Holiday Craft Faire and Oobear's French Cafe

Kick off your holiday Shopping at our 11th Annual Holiday Craft Faire and Oobear's French Café, Saturday, Nov 17th at Friends House 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 

We need more vendors.  Please email  Jet Howell at jhowell@retirement.org if you would like to sell your crafts.  707/573-4508

Friends House sells Homemade goods and crafts that are:  Baked, beaded, canned, knitted, quilted, fired, turned, carved and international items.  Oobear's French Café will have scrumptious homemade pastries and more.  Oobear may even play his guitar for you.   

 

 

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The Poor People's Campaign by Mico and Dinah
Jul
17
7:15 PM19:15

The Poor People's Campaign by Mico and Dinah

TUESDAY, JULY 17 AT 7:15 P.M. IN THE LIBRARY

The POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN and related actions in Sacramento will be the topic of a presentation by Dinah Bachrach and Mico Sorrel, members of Redwood Forest Friends Meeting.  They recently participated in one of the Moral Mondays in 30 state capitals as part of the launch of this multi-year campaign to "bring a new moral agenda to the United States."  Dinah and Mico will include a report on their "own personal experience [that day] of contemporary civil disobedience and jail time."  Redwood Forest Friends and other interested people are welcome to attend. Invite someone young!                                                                ~Program Committee

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What good is Bitcoin?
Jun
7
7:15 PM19:15

What good is Bitcoin?

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7:15 P.M. IN THE LIBRARY

What Good is Bitcoin?  Two people knowledgeable in the field will let us hear them converse about this fascinating topic, and will answer our questions.  Our own resident Bruce Hartman, business school professor of operations management, and Darren Sri-Jayantha, grandson of Betsy Harrell, who works in the cryptocurrency industry in Manhattan, will exchange their possibly differing perspectives on the burgeoning popularity of cryptocurrencies around the world and what it may mean for our future.  You might not be involved with these new-fangled finances, but your grandkids are (and possibly your kids)!!!   It has taken months to arrange this presentation.  Don't miss it!                                          ~ The Program Committee

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Jean Wong, a pianist, artist and writer with The Upbeat Trio
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Jean Wong, a pianist, artist and writer with The Upbeat Trio

SUNDAY, May 27 at 3:00 PM in the FRIENDS HOUSE LIBRARY.

Jean Wong, a pianist, artist and writer, will present an illustrated talk on a famous span of musical history.  Her presentation will describe the evolution of music from medieval, to the Renaissance, and through the Baroque periods.  To illustrate, she has woven together videos, stills, aome poetry, and the live-performance of the Upbeat Trio, whose members are Jean, clarinetist Marc Hellman and flutist David Scott.                                       (Hosted by the Residents’ Association’s Program Committee)

 

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SRJC Older Adults Education Painting Class in our Arts and Crafts Room
May
11
1:15 PM13:15

SRJC Older Adults Education Painting Class in our Arts and Crafts Room

Join us for our SRJC Spring 2018   Class #4073OA 501 - ART FOR OLDER ADULTS; Fridays 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm, 01/19-05/25.  Class focuses on acrylic and mixed media painting.  SRJC Painting Class meets Fridays at Friends House in our Arts and Crafts Room.   Call 707/573-4500 or https://portal.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/SR_SectionInformation.aspx?Semester=20183&Section=4073  

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PoetryPlus with Poet Ed Thompson and poet Patrice Warrender
May
10
7:15 PM19:15

PoetryPlus with Poet Ed Thompson and poet Patrice Warrender

PoetryPlus brings area poets and other artists for an evening of poetry to Friends House every Second Thursday of the month, at 7:15 PM in the Library.  Co-hosted by Clare Morris and Vilma Ginzberg, the programs are designed to contribute to the cultural richness of the community through poetic works which edify, educate, inspire and entertain.

This month, on May 10, we will feature Santa Rosa poet Ed Thompson and Sebastapol poet Patrice Warrender, with our own Nancy Lichtenstein playing Beethoven.

The program is free and open to the public.
 

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Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Ruth Lane's amazing Cello Concert this Sunday.

Don't miss this amazing cello music by Ruth lane.  Ruth has been playing with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 1990.  When in 2013 her husband, Tony Lane, gave us a talk about his profession of violin-making, Ruth not only accompanied him to Friends House, but at the end she played one piece marvelously on the cello he had made for her.  Sunday Ruth will play a cello concert of music by composers J. S. Bach, American George Crumb and Benjamin Britten.  The concert is in our Library and a reception will follow in Commons A.

                           

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Friends House Quaker Tea and Fundraiser
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Friends House Quaker Tea and Fundraiser

Seatings are scheduled at times from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM. Service is at small tables by reservation only (on‐line at www.Friendshouse.org in March) or in‐person at Friends House (684 Benicia Drive). Tickets are $25. Tours of the gardens will be offered as requested. Shopping at the Guatemalan sale is from 10:00 to 3:00.

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SRJC Older Adults Education Painting Class in our Arts and Crafts Room
Mar
2
1:15 PM13:15

SRJC Older Adults Education Painting Class in our Arts and Crafts Room

Join us for our SRJC Spring 2018   Class #4073OA 501 - ART FOR OLDER ADULTS; Fridays 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm, 01/19-05/25.  Class focuses on acrylic and mixed media painting.  SRJC Painting Class meets Fridays at Friends House in our Arts and Crafts Room.   Call 707/573-4500 or https://portal.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/SR_SectionInformation.aspx?Semester=20183&Section=4073  

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SRJC Older Adults Education Painting Class in our Arts and Crafts Room
Feb
23
1:15 PM13:15

SRJC Older Adults Education Painting Class in our Arts and Crafts Room

Join us for our SRJC Spring 2018   Class #4073OA 501 - ART FOR OLDER ADULTS; Fridays 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm, 01/19-05/25.  Class focuses on acrylic and mixed media painting.  SRJC Painting Class meets Fridays at Friends House in our Arts and Crafts Room.   Call 707/573-4500 or https://portal.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/SR_SectionInformation.aspx?Semester=20183&Section=4073  

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Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Free Concert- Gwen Churchill's Encore

SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY 18; AT 3:00 P.M. IN  THE LIBRARY

We welcome again, Gwen Churchill’s Encore Piano Performance Group, who will present a concert by several pianists, serious amateurs now retired from various professional careers.  Among the composers represented will be Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Eunaudi, and Glinka.  Reception in Commons A to follow. 

-- George Sackman & Betsy Harrell, for the Program Committee, and Lynn Johnson for Music Hospitality Committee

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Feb
15
7:15 PM19:15

THE ARIEL TRIO IN CONCERT

Friends House invites you to a free concert by ARIEL TRIO. THURSDAY. February 15 at 7:15 in Library. 

ARIEL TRIO, piano, violin, cello.  Nancy Lichtenstein, pianist of Friends House, and Kathryn Christie, violinist and Sandra Haines, cellist, both friends visiting from Minnesota, will present a concert of classical music and light jazz. They have performed together in Minnesota for 30 years. All music lovers are welcome.

Nancy Lichtenstien trio photo IMG_0527.JPG
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