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Thursday, June 24

Storytellers on Schizophrenia
Thursday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, Registration Required.
| Mental Health Association of San Mateo County
Storytellers on Schizophrenia
Join us virtually for an in-depth conversation about serious mental illness with Mimi Feldman, author of “He Came in With It”. About this event The positive and popular impact of our Storyteller Series has encouraged us to present Mimi Feldman, author of “He Came in With It.” ...
On Finding the Mother Tree
Thursday, June 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Suggested Donation $10
| Online
On Finding the Mother Tree
Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence and hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in ways that are dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED ...

Friday, June 25

Panel on the Military and the Bay Area’s LGBTQ Community
Friday, June 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Live on SF Public Library's YouTube
Panel on the Military and the Bay Area's LGBTQ Community
Join us for a presentation and a panel discussion with local San Francisco historians and National Park Service rangers to understand the complex connection between the LGBTQ+ community and the military in the Bay Area. From a population boom to discriminatory practices, the military had ...

Saturday, June 26

Illustrated Discussions of Carolands, Filoli and Ralston Hall
Saturday, June 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advance registration required
| San Mateo County History Museum
Illustrated Discussions of Carolands, Filoli and Ralston Hall
The San Mateo County Historical Association will present illustrated discussions on three of the Peninsula’s famous great estates: the newly restored Carolands Chateau of Hillsborough, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Filoli of Woodside and Notre Dame de Namur University’s Ralston Hall of Belmont, on ...
Liberated? Redefining Black Freedom for Families
Saturday, June 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free/Donation
Liberated? Redefining Black Freedom for Families
The Willie & Elizabeth Gordon Family Foundation (@WEGFF) is hosting the panel, ‘Liberated? Redefining Freedom for Black Families’. This Livestream panel presentation will be held on Saturday, June 26th 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (PST). Join our panel of experts to discuss how ...
UnRavelled in Conversation: Creativity, Love & Dementia
Saturday, June 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
UnRavelled in Conversation: Creativity, Love & Dementia
The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) is presenting a live, online public event titled “UnRavelled in Conversation: Creativity, Love & Dementia” on Saturday, June 26 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET**. The panel discussion, which features NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch, ...

Sunday, June 27

“Fashion in the Time of Covid” Zoom Talk w/ Fashion Historian Keren Ben-Horin
"Fashion in the Time of Covid" Zoom Talk w/ Fashion Historian Keren Ben-Horin
As we slowly make our way out of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, attention to fashion allows us to rediscover meaning and pleasure in the world. Did fashion disappear when we were locked down and couldn’t show it off? Are sweatpants the ...

Thursday, July 8

Gardening 101, Reducing Pests & Water Usage
Thursday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Gardening 101, Reducing Pests & Water Usage
With Summer just around the corner and with a looming drought, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is hosting “Gardening 101, Reducing Pests & Water Usage,” a free webinar on how to maintain a healthy, pest-free garden while being smart about water usage. Charlotte ...

Saturday, July 10

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, July 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

Wednesday, July 14

On Cults, Language, and Social Science
Wednesday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Suggested Donation $10
| Online
On Cults, Language, and Social Science
What makes cults so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes ...

Saturday, July 24

“Garden Up!” Virtual Class on Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces
Saturday, July 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: $25*
*$20 Members / $25 Non-members
"Garden Up!" Virtual Class on Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces
Garden designer Susan Morrison will present highlights and images from her bestselling book, Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. She’ll also provide an overview of some of the systems available for adding a touch of living art to a garden design. ...

Thursday, August 5

Talking ‘Bout the Birds and the Bees Virtual Gameble
Thursday, August 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$13 Members / $15 Non-members
Talking 'Bout the Birds and the Bees Virtual Gameble
No, it’s not “that” talk. This one’s for gardeners and bird lovers, because you can’t really have one of those things without the other. Join Bay Area News Group’s Joan Morris for an online talk about attracting birds and bees, to your yard and garden, ...

Wednesday, August 11

“On the Web of Meaning” Virtual Discussion
Wednesday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"On the Web of Meaning" Virtual Discussion
As our civilization careens toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings and humanity’s age-old questions become even more urgent. Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? Our dominant worldview of disconnection―which tells ...

Saturday, August 14

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, August 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

On Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World
Saturday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
On Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World
Many of us live indoor lives, disconnected from the natural world more than any other time in human history. Yet nature remains deeply ingrained in our language, culture, and consciousness. For centuries, we have acted on an intuitive sense that we need communion with the ...

Thursday, August 19

On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness
Thursday, August 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness
To live in a body that is fat and Black is to exist at the margins of a society that creates the conditions for anti-fatness as anti-Blackness. Hyper-policed by state and society, passed over for housing and jobs, and derided and misdiagnosed by medical professionals, ...

Thursday, August 26

On Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration
Thursday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
On Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration
With the second renaissance and re-emergence of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, the general public and therapists alike are confronted with new areas of exploration, but with few systematic frameworks available. Questions surrounding legal access to care, ongoing criminalization, and medical restrictions to care limiting the therapies available, ...

Saturday, September 11

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, September 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly