Start: 11:15 am
End: 1:15 pm
6 Thursdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 19 (no class Nov. 28) • 11:15-1:15pm • $190 Improve your French with current events, varied texts, and dialogues. The class goes further with grammar and verb tenses. Josette Charbit Schwartz has taught French in Marin at the Lycee Francais, The Branson School, and French American International in San Francisco. Born in Paris, Josette has lived in Marin County for 30 years and has a degree in Bilingual Education from France. Josette's classes often read poems, break out in song, and discuss the joys of French culture.
Start: 12:45 pm
End: 2:30 pm
6 Thursdays • Nov. 7 - Dec. 19 • 11:30-1:15pm • $190 (no class Nov. 28) Students will continue to study basic Italian grammar as well as present and past tense. Textbook is Studio Italiano. Gisella Petrone has a Masters degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.
Start: 6:00 pm
James Beard Award-winning chef, John Sundstrom, has written a culinary homage to the Pacific Northwest, which is his home and the source of inspiration that is showcased at his Seattle restaurant, Lark. His new self-published cookbook Lark: Cooking Against the Grain ($50.00), celebrates the distinctly moody and majestic Northwest and its bounty of ingredients, telling the story through over 140 recipes with full color photographs.John Sundstrom was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs for 2001, is a two-time Seattle winner of the popular Cochon 555 heritage pork cooking competition (2009 & 2010), and was awarded the prestigious James Beard award for Best Chef Northwest in 2007.
Start: 7:00 pm
Angelico Hall, Dominican UniversityTickets: $30 (includes signed copy of Aimless Love)Please note: online sales for this event have closed. Tickets may be available at the door. Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 for details. “Billy Collins puts the ‘fun’ back in ‘profundity.’ ”—Alice FultonFrom the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books -- Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker).Billy Collins is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A distinguished professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006. Private Ocean Wealth Management is the Diamond Lead Sponsor of the Leadership Lecture Series of Dominican and Book Passage.
Start: 7:00 pm
Are you saying "no" to dessert because of food allergies or health concerns? Or saying "no" when your kid asks for a cupcake at a birthday party? If so, Sweet Debbie has a Chocoholic Cupcake for you! With her own son allergic to "every food in the USDA pyramid," Debbie Adler took matters into her own kitchen. Today, her wildly popular, allergen-free bakery, Sweet Debbie's Organic Cupcakes, has Hollywood's A-list celebrities lining up for her delicious, nutritious muffins, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, donut holes and breads. Now Sweet Debbie is sharing all her delectable secrets for fifty scrumptious treats with Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats ($19.95). If you're a vegan, diabetic, have celiac disease, a food allergy or an intolerance, or are simply interested in boosting your health via your baking tins, set the oven to "preheat" and sit down with Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats. Your sweet tooth will thank you for it.Debbie Adler opened her allergen-free, vegan bakery, Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes, in Los Angeles in 2006. Adler has appeared on NBC’s evening news, and Sweet Debbie’s has been featured in Pilates Style magazine and on InStyle online and E! Online. Adler lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and son. Visit her at www.sweetdebbiesorganiccupcakes.com.