spring spelunking

by Geezer on February 25, 2015

VascoBay seniors looking for an outdoor jaunt with very few fellow hikers might want to try the Vasco Caves Regional Preserve on the shoulders of Mt. Diablo. The rolling hills contain bizarre rock formations and vernal pools. Because of the fragility of the caves and their remnants of Indian rock art (dating back 10,000 years) visitors are only allowed on guided tours. The Preserve is also home to endangered red-legged frogs, tiger salamanders and fairy shrimp.

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star gazing

by Geezer on February 24, 2015

hurrellBay seniors who think of the Disney Museum as an archive of cartoon animals will be more than pleasantly surprised by its current exhibition of the swooningly glamorous photography of George Hurrell. These heavenly black and white studio shots of Hollywood gods and goddess of the thirties –Harlow, Gable, Dietrich, etc – are the equivalents of royal portraits. Seniors $15. The only apparent reason for this Museum to host this exhibit is that the photographer married Walt Disney’s niece.

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forget me nots

by Geezer on February 23, 2015

memoryBay seniors finding their senior moments occurring with greater frequency may want to check out the memory workshops of Chester Santos who has been anointed the US Memory Champion. He is holding a one day session this Saturday from 9 to 4 at the SF Tennis Club. His specialization is number, name and faces recall. The fee is $397. Among Mr. Santos’ accomplishments are naming every US Congressperson and their districts in 5 minutes.

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living in the past

February 18, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors curious about spending a night back in time might want to consider the Union Hotel in Benicia on the Carquinez Strait. Built in 1882 it has the plainness of a stagecoach stop which it once was. Rooms have four poster beds and views of the Sacramento River meeting the Bay. This former […]

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deco bling

February 18, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors sinking into depression as each new vapid skyscraper rises in the city will find an antidote at 140 New Montgomery, popularly known as the PacBell Building. Its 26 art deco stories with six acres of terra cotta ornamentation on top was the first high rise south of Market when it was built […]

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oscars al fresco

February 16, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who’d like to be part of an audience applauding/ booing this year’s Oscar winners are invited to join the crowd Sunday February 22 from 2:30 to 8 outdoors at the Soma Street Food Park. The Oscar betting pool winner gets a $50 bar tab. Oscar Bingo winners get free beer. Everyone gets […]

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fat friday

February 16, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who can’t make it to New Orleans for this year’s Mardi Gras might want to consider stopping by our local version in the City’s Bayview District on Friday, February 20 from 5-8. It is all centered around the historic Bayview Opera House, built in 1888 and still active as a community cultural […]

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toontowns

February 15, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who think there is nothing to laugh at when they read the newspapers might want to visit “Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons” at the Cartoon Art Museum through March 15. These young Herblocks include recent Pulitzer Prize winners, and a wide political spectrum working in both print and digital. Seniors $6. […]

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tumbling geezers

February 11, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors, it’s not too late to run away and join the circus. You have a chance to polish your big top skills every Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 9 at the Circus Center on Frederick Street in the City. No experience necessary and it s free. Learn the vital skills you overlooked […]

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in bloom

February 10, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors cultivating their taste for nature at its most staggeringly gorgeous are encouraged to get themselves to the 63rd annual Pacific Orchid Expo Feb 19-27 at Fort Mason. There will be a near infinite variety, over 150,000 rare beauties from global growers. Between being overwhelmed you can attend potting demonstrations, lectures and advice […]

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