Upcoming events

    • May 15, 2022
    • July 01, 2023
    • Various

    There is an ongoing virtual book club open to interested members.

    Vaccination, booster and mask may be required, but may be changed as needed later.

    Contact Program VP

    O'Neil Dillon at oneilsdillon@gmail.com

    • July 16, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 8 San Ardo Ct, Novato - DATE CORRECTION TO JULY 16
    • 0
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    To register, pay online via the black "REGISTER" button, or mail the form by snail mail Vaccination and booster required, but may be changed as needed later.

    Join us for a visit to PBKNCA member Jean James’ small apiary in Novato at 1 PM on Saturday July 16. We will talk about the lives of bees, demonstrate hive components and hive set up, view different kinds of wax, open an actual hive (participants will stay at a safe distance), talk about methods of honey extraction, and taste some actual honey from Jean’s hives. This will be outside at Jean's house. No masks needed. Participation limited to 10 (limited to member and one guest).

    • August 27, 2022
    • 11:30 PM
    • 2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965
    • 11

    To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. But you may mail the coupon and a check by snail mail.  Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed  later. 

    Private Docent-Led Tour:  The Marine Mammal (Rescue) Center- Saturday, August 27, 2022

    The mission to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation is the overriding objective for the hard-working people at the Marine Mammal Center.  Their core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers and an engaged community.

    We will have a docent-led tour of the state-of-the-art facility, escorted through this unique outdoor animal rehabilitation hospital, having our questions answered and learning the stories of the current patients. We will view seal and sea lion patients and learn how the hospital functions, look into key areas such as the fish kitchen, chart room, laboratory and post-mortem (optional). Depending on the number and type of patients we have onsite, we may be able to watch animal care crews in action preparing and offering food, cleaning pens, and helping with medical procedures, and observe technicians doing laboratory analyses. Hands-on experiences with rescue equipment and touching pelts enhance the tour and highlight the characteristics, behavior, and adaptations of the seal and sea lion patients.

    Date:  Saturday, August 27, 2022

    Time:  11:30 am

    Minimum:  10

    Maximum:  15

    Deadline:  August 15, 2022

    Fee:  $20.00 (half to be donated to TMMC)


    From North of the Golden Gate Bridge: Take the last Sausalito exit off Highway 101, just before the Golden Gate Bridge. At the exit stop sign, turn right and follow the road under Highway 101 to a second stop sign. Go straight and look immediately for a left turn lane and a sign for "Marin Headlands." Go left and through the tunnel. You will now be on Bunker Road. Follow directions below.

    From South of the Golden Gate Bridge: Just after you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, take the second exit off Highway 101 at Alexander Avenue (after the Vista Point). Stay to your right: do not turn left at the exit off-ramp and do not go underneath the freeway. Proceed about 500 feet until you see a left turn lane and a sign for "Marin Headlands" (do not go down the hill into Sausalito). Turn left and go through the tunnel. You will now be on Bunker Road. Follow directions below.

    Directions once on Bunker Road:

    - Follow Bunker Road for approximately 3 miles.

    - Ignore various forks to the left; always bear to the right to make sure you stay on Bunker Road. Rodeo lagoon is your next landmark.

    - About halfway alongside the lagoon, the road forks. Turn right at that fork, continuing uphill. Turn right at your next opportunity, this will lead you up the hill and through our entrance gate.

    • February 17, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • February 20, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Asilomar, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA

    Register now for 2023

    To register, pay online via the black "REGISTER" button, or mail the coupon  by snail mail 

    Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed as needed later.

    See our Policy for Attendee safety at PBKNCA events.

    36th Annual Asilomar Conference - February 17 – 20, 2023

    “A faithful study of liberal arts humanizes character, and allows it not to be cruel.”  -- Ovid

    If the news of the day is getting you down, take heart – it’s once again time to reserve your weekend of learning, inspiration and fellowship on the magnificent Monterey coast!

    Past participants describe the weekend as “the best aspects of college, without the exams” and “the greatest high of the year – without drugs!”

    If you have questions on this year’s program, please contact  dfrontczak@scu.edu. For registration or logistics matters, please contact Barry Haskell at bghaskell@comcast.net. Registration is $125, which goes mainly to scholarships. Cost will be similar to last year, about $550 or so per person, double occupancy, and includes all nine meals and parking. All registered participants will receive forms to reserve their Asilomar accommodations, including meals,  please check your email. (Remember, to be part of the PBKNCA package, do not reserve directly with the facility)

    If you have questions on next year's plans, please contact dfrontczak@scu.edu. For logistics matters, please contact Barry Haskell at bghaskell@comcast.net.

    We can't wait to see you again for a weekend of discovery and celebration.

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