Saturday, February 29, Annual Meeting, 10 am–2:30 pm, Dimond Branch of Oakland Public Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave.Oakland, CA Afternoon speakers will be new members Kevin Knauss, Pam Pierce and Tim Welsh.
Sunday, March 8, 1:30 pm, Writers Group, at the home of Rose Marie Cleese in San Francisco. Rose Marie and Katya Miller will present.
Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm, Monthly Program, at the home of Nancy Zinn in San Francisco. Monika Trobits will present: Exploring an Urban Legend: San Francisco 1923
World War I had ended and the Depression was still a decade away. In between were the 1920s . . . the “Roaring Twenties,” a time of optimism and prosperity. A “New Woman” emerged during the ‘20s when women received the right to vote while the birth of public radio broadcasting led to the “Jazz Age.” The decade began with Prohibition and a new president, who installed the first radio in the White House in 1922. The following year, he and his wife came to San Francisco. In her illustrated presentation, Monika will enliven the era as she explores the circumstances of that visit and the local urban legend that arose out of it against the backdrop of the city as it was in the early 1920s. Her talk will be a visual augmentation of the two-part article she wrote for the IHS newsletter.
Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 pm, Play Readers Group at the home of Joanne Lafler in Oakland. We will begin reading a 20th century version of a Greek tragedy, Antigone, by the playwright Jean Anouilh.
Saturday, May 9, 40th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon at Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley.