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You are in luck. After a four-year hiatus, we are planning to resume our annual meeting and awards luncheon this year on Sunday, April 28, at the Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley. This is your opportunity to meet the outstanding scholars and professors whom we have selected to receive our awards, as well as mingle with long missed fellow Phi Betes. Just when you might have lost faith in the future of liberal arts education, seeing and hearing these awardees will act as an inspiring restorative.
Where: Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
When: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
How much: $70 (includes salad, main course, dessert, wine, tax and tip).
An anonymous donor is contributing $10 to the scholarship fund for each member attending!
Questions? Contact Jean James at email@example.com or (415) 328-7978
Skyline Gardens is a 1.5 mile trail running South from the steam trains at Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley to Sibley Volcanic Regional Reserve. it is on EBMUD watershed land.
Skyline Gardens is an East Bay Botanic hotspot for native plants, with more than 280 species.
The reason it is called a “Garden" is because since 2016 there has been a major volunteer led restoration program removing a massive invasive non-native plant population. With this help native plants, animals, and insects have thrived.
This event will be led by two docents and will not only be a Spring wildflower walk, but an education on restoring nature.
Date: Saturday May 25th
Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: $15 ( for scholarships)
Maximum group size- 20
PBKNCA rep- O’Neil Dillon
The trailhead is .7mi South from the Tilden Steam Train turn-off on Grizzly Peak Blvd and .3mi North from where the intersection of Fish Ranch Rd and Grizzly Peak Blvd. Parking is on the side of the road.
The trail is not flat, but some has some slight elevation change. Binoculars recommended.
If on the day of the event you find you can't make it, call O'Neil Dillon at 510-207-8761. Simply not paying or not replying prevents us from allowing someone else to attend. No-shows do NOT receive a refund!
If you register, then later decide not to attend this event, there may be others on the waiting list who will be able to take your place, so please cancel (click HERE, or on "Already registered" if you are on the event page) or by contacting O'Neil Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-207-8761
If you are on the waitlist and wish to be removed without being registered, please contact O'Neil Dillon at email@example.com or 510-207-8761
To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. For other options, contact O'Neil Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-207-8761
This exclusive, guided tour of contemporary art will begin at the Minnesota Street Project, a three warehouse complex dedicated to educating the public through exhibitions, galleries and programs. Led by collector, traveler and art historian, Rhoda Becker, participants will have access to galleries, meet owners and collectors, speak with artists and get an insider’s perspective on this vibrant contemporary art community. Our guide will have previewed the most current exhibits and created a varied itinerary showcasing current artists and works. They recommend allowing three hours to view all galleries and visit with creatives.
Nearby cafes are available for lunch and refreshments or bring your own and eat in the nearby park.
The Minnesota Street Project is in Dogpatch which is the new epicenter of innovation, craft and artistic expression. The Museum of Craft and Design, California College of the Arts, San Francisco Center for the Book, entrepreneurial ventures and various art spaces make this an internationally recognized art destination. After the tour, people may want to explore this vibrant area.
Group size: 20
Cost: members $40 ($15 for scholarships), Non-members $50 ($25 for scholarships)
Parking: Ample street parking
PBKNCA rep: Tina Hittenberger
If on the day of the event you find you can't make it, call Tina Hittenberger at 707-738-5607. Simply not paying or not replying prevents us from allowing someone else to attend. No-shows do NOT receive a refund!
If you register, then later decide not to attend this event, there may be others on the waiting list who will be able to take your place, so please cancel (click HERE, or on "Already registered" if you are on the event page) or by contacting Tina Hittenberger by email or at 707-738-5607
If you are on the waitlist and wish to be removed without being registered, please contact Tina Hittenberger by email or at 707-738-5607
What a great weekend we had! You can register now for 2025 now!
To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. But you may mail the coupon and a check by snail mail. After you register you will receive information about reserving room and meals with the PBK group. For registration or logistics matters, please contact Barry Haskell at email@example.com. Registration is $150 (member rate), which goes in part to scholarships. (Remember, to be part of the PBKNCA package, do not reserve directly with the facility - wait for the information from Barry.)
The goal of liberal education is to understand the world in all its complexities, to challenge us and yes… to make us uncomfortable from time to time. – Fred Lawrence, General Secretary, PBK Society
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