NEXT Village and District 2 University (D2U) events on our calendar are open to all adults 60+ in northeast San Francisco. You do not need to be a member of NEXT Village to attend. Events are free unless indicated. Events are currently being held on Zoom (online or by phone) until we can meet in person again.
- 11October 11, 2020No events
- 12October 12, 2020https://nextvillagesf.org/event/next-villages-monthly-writing-group-3/
NEXT Village’s Monthly Writing Group
Featuring JACKIE HEWITT
Mondays at 1:00 – 2:45pm:
Online and Open to everyone!
We are an informal, facilitated writing group.
cHeeRS! hAPPY hOUR, with Ms. Kim
Come mix and mingle with other NEXT members
Monday, October 12, 4-5pm
Everyone is welcome! By Zoom or by Phone!
Murder Mystery Monday-
You can host your own team of 6-8 friends for a Murdery Mystery (we’ll give you everything you need for a successful event at a time that works for you) or you can let us know you want to be added to one of the teams that we are arranging for Oct.12 or 19th.
- 13October 13, 2020https://nextvillagesf.org/event/they-came-for-the-gold-they-stayed-for-the-yachting-the-birth-of-racing-on-the-s-f-bay/
The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 fortune seekers from around the world—half sailed through the Golden Gate on square-riggers. These sea-hardened 49ers transformed a sleepy village of 200 into a brawling boomtown of 150,000.
As gold nuggets rolled through the dance halls of San Francisco, some who “struck it rich” overnight began building, betting on, and racing boats that they couldn’t have afforded a few years earlier.
Ron will recount the “wild west” origins of racing on San Francisco Bay, which focuses on the history of the early days of San Francisco.
About The Speaker: Over the last 63 years, Ron Young has competed in >3,000 races (often >100/year) on 4 continents. In 2018, Ron was named (by the 123-year-old Pacific Interclub Yachting Association) the Lloyd Ryland Yachting Historian of the Year for producing over 800 talks on hundreds of sailing and nautical topics.
Ron calls himself a serial entrepreneur with three start-ups that achieved nine-digit exits totaling almost $1 billion and a track record of success at companies that lead their markets, including: Levi’s, CVS, Electronic Arts, Nokia, Yipes, Cisco. He founded a global telecommunications industry association, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), which has more than 280 member companies worldwide. Ron’s initiatives have been honored by more than 50 business and advertising awards, including a CLIO (for Levi’s advertising), an ADDY, an ANDY, a dozen Product of the Year award’s, Red Herring Top 100, Top 10 and # 1 Company awards. Ron is a Life Member of Mensa.
This event is organized by the Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco who have invited us to co-sponsor it. Their Club is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year. In only 90 years, NEXT Village will celebrate our 100th anniversary. Meanwhile we are excited to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this year!
- 14October 14, 2020https://nextvillagesf.org/event/lunch-is-served-lunch-with-the-bunch-3/
Wednesday, October 14th 11:30-12:30 or so.
Get some take out and meet us at Zoom!
(Phone or computer)https://nextvillagesf.org/event/womens-conversation-group-d2u/
Women’s Conversation Group (D2U)
Featuring ace volunteers Alex & Leslie Pellegrini
Weekly on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
TALK. LISTEN. SHARE.
Alex and Leslie facilitate a weekly women’s conversation group to help get you through the pandemic. Thank you, Alex and Leslie for stepping out of retirement to lead this weekly gathering so people can talk about what is going on and share with each other in an informal and welcoming community. We hope you’ll join the conversation!
Register for this event at: https://bit.ly/NEXT-Reghttps://nextvillagesf.org/event/disaster-preparedness-and-response-d2u/
Be Ready: Disaster Preparedness and Response
10/14/20, 3-4 PM
We all know we need to be prepared, but too often people put off planning for disasters until it’s too late.
Earthquakes are a matter of when, not if, for the Bay Area. While San Francisco has been spared the wildfires raging throughout the state, fires do happen here.
If you had to evacuate your home with only minutes notice, are you ready?
Join us to learn about the most important steps that you can take to be more prepared for a disaster, and to better respond when it occurs.
We’ll focus on actions you can take to prepare including building your support network to help you through an emergency, creating an emergency plan that includes evacuation procedures, building a “Go-Bag” of essential items to take with you, and more.
We’ll also cover what to do during and after a disaster, such as signing up to receive emergency notifications, heeding warnings and recovering afterwards.
Use this event as your motivation to take control and make a plan.
If you already have an emergency “Go-Bag” pull it out and take stock so you can replace expired items and make sure you have what you need ready to go.
Presenter: Doug Mosher is the Program Manager for the Oakland Community Preparedness & Response (OCP&R) program, under the non-profit Oakland Firesafe Council. Doug has helped neighborhoods organize and prepare for disasters for nearly 20 years. He is CORE and FEMA trained, a Ham/amateur radio volunteer and is passionate about preparedness. By day Doug is the co-founder and CTO of SeniorFusion, a non-profit initiative to help seniors and caregivers understand and better utilize technology designed for health, wellness and safety.
- 15October 15, 2020https://nextvillagesf.org/event/buon-giorno-italian-conversation-group-d2u/
Buon Giorno! Italian Conversation Group (D2U)
Weekly on Thursdays, 11am – Noon
Join other Italians, Italian-Americans, and non-native Italian speakers who want to practice Italian in an informal and welcoming environment. This is a fun, casual Zoom gathering where people can use and practice their Italian. No judgement, no pressure!
Register for this event at: https://bit.ly/NEXT-Reghttps://nextvillagesf.org/event/travel-tales-with-world-traveler-and-author-lisa-alpine-3/
Dance Life: Movin’ & Groovin’ Around the Globe
Life Series #3
In Dance Life: Movin’ & Groovin’ Around the Globe, Lisa Alpine combines her three all-encompassing passions—writing, travel, and dance—into a bouquet of 27 stories that span her lifetime and the globe. From twerking with a nun in an Albanian orphanage to salsa dancing with a hottie under the burning sun in Cuba, to braving an attempt at flamenco on a Parisian tabletop, these toe-tapping tales will inspire you to follow the call of a wild life, leaving home with your passport in hand and your dance shoes stuffed into the suitcase.
Join travel writer and author Lisa Alpine for a reading from her latest book Dance Life: Movin’ & Groovin’ Around the Globe. She will infuse the stories with behind-the-scenes details that enrich the wonder and mystery of wandering the world with eyes and heart wide open.\
About the Author
Lisa Alpine is a renowned dance teacher, travel writer, and author of two other books in the Life Series: Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman (Foreword Reviews’ Gold Medal Book of the Year Award) and Exotic Life: Travel Tales of an Adventurous Woman (1st place North American Book Awards). Her award-winning, dynamically delicious stories grace the pages of many anthologies, including Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing.
When not wrestling with words, exploring the ecstatic realms of dance, swimming with sea creatures, or waiting for a flight, Lisa divides her time between Mill Valley, California and the Big Island of Hawai’i, where Pele’s lava licks at the edges of her writing retreat.
Read her monthly online magazine about travel, dance, writing, culture, and inspiration at https://www.lisaalpine.com
You may buy her books — Dance Life, Wild Life, and Exotic Life — in all formats on Amazon.
Register at: https://bit.ly/NEXT-Reg
- 16October 16, 2020https://nextvillagesf.org/event/next-village-entertainment-swap/NEXT Village Entertainment SWAP! Fridays from 11:15-12pm704 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Bring your used books, movies, Jigsaw puzzles and other entertainment to recycle and share with other NEXT’ers. Barbara and Kim will be at the NEXT Village office, 704 Filbert Street, on Fridays from 11am to 12pm to accept your donations and let you pick some new to you entertainment to help you pass the quarantine time.(PS: Sadly this is not a social visit, but a quick exchange. Please remember your mask and practice social distancing )
- 17October 17, 2020https://nextvillagesf.org/event/alfred-hitchcocks-film-the-birds/Alfred Hitchcock’s film, The Birds, followed by Q&A on Saturday, October 17th, with a film critic. NEXT will also provide a link to the famous movie, “The Birds” for you to watch from home, followed by a Zoom conversation and Q&A.