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OLLI Partner Events Osher Marin JCC

Lectures, Excursions, and Trips Offered to Dominican/OLLI Members by our Partner, the Osher Marin JCC



Learning Unlimited Lectures

Since there are unlimited topics about which to learn, join in these interesting one-time lectures on a wide variety of subjects.  Offered free to OLLI/Dominican members with advance registration.  Lectures take place at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael.  For details on upcoming lectures please call 444-8000 or visit


Bay Area Excursions

Journey on a day-trip to discover delightful treasures of the Bay Area!  Enjoy outing such as a private estate and garden tour, a docent-led museum visit, a behind-the-scenes look inside food factories, private winery visits or other exciting adventures.

For details on upcoming excursions, visit


Cultural Arts Trips

Experience an enriching mix of cultural activities in an exciting destination! There’s no yellow flag to follow, no nametag to wear. Just join our trip coordinator – James Sokol – and other guests to share private guided museum visits, neighborhood walks, gorgeous performances, sumptuous meals, interesting optional activities and more. For details on upcoming trips, visit


Cuba JCCCuba: History, Art, Music & Community

Jan 31-Feb. 8, 2014

Discover the history, art, music, architecture, culture and traditions of this fascinating country while bringing support to communities. With visits to three different cities – Havana, Cienfuegos & Trinidad – lectures with subject experts, private guided tours of museums and neighborhoods, visits to artists’ studios, rehearsals at dance schools, meetings with community leaders, delicious meals and more, this fabulous trip is full of surprises, delights and just plain fun!


Exploring Opera: Bel Canto & Butterfly Exploring Opera 2

Apr 27-May 2, 2014

Head to NYC and The Metropolitan Opera for two masterpieces of “beautiful singing” and one perennial classic! Begin with Rossini’s enchanting La Cenerentola (“Cinderella”) featuring superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Next experience Bellini’s gorgeous I Puritani (“The Puritans”) starring Olga Peretyatko and Lawrence Brownlee.  End with a visually and dramatically stunning production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly starring Hui He and Gwyn Hughes Jones.  This mix of gorgeous operas, a backstage tour, fabulous meals, pre-show lectures, meetings with opera professionals, and fun optional activities creates an overall experience that’s not to be missed


paris.jpgArts Exploration: Jewels of Paris

May 2013 – Call for dates!

“April in Paris” may be lovely, but May is even better. Join in this 10-day/9-night journey filled with art, architecture, history, performances, meals and more! Experience the “city of lights” like never before!  James Sokol (who lived in France and spent much time in Paris) will share with you some of his favorite neighborhoods, museums, sites, restaurants & activities – an exciting mix of popular treasures and lesser-known gems, some of which many tourists have never heard of, let alone visited.  Shop the open-air market, have dinner in a private home, take a French wine tasting seminar, join expert guides for private neighborhood walking tours and museum visits, enjoy gorgeous performances in different theaters and churches throughout the city.  Join in several other highlights and some very special optional activities including an excursion outside Paris, a traditional French cooking class, and more! Bon voyage!

Programs offered by the Kurland Center of Adult Learning & Living are open to all:

JCC Members and non-members, people of all backgrounds and faiths are encouraged to join these activities!


To register for excursions & on-going programs, please call 415-444-8000,
for Cultural Arts Trips, please call Kathy Langrock at 415-444-8088.

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