Adult education
classes, travel, music,
and joyful fun await you.

From San Rafael, CA, the Osher Marin Adult Learning & Living program invites all—members, non-members, residents near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, fashion styles, chocolate preferences—to explore the arts, build a broader understanding of our world, taste a few treats together, and possibly pick up a new skill or two.

We’d love to have you. Come along!

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Game On! Rummikub

Mar 04 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Come! Learn! Play! Join in our new, live, in-person game program to meet and connect with others while playing a fun game. Game On: Rummikub Monday, March 4 1:00-3:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael) What is Rummikub? Rummikub is a tile-based game... »

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Music & Morsels: Women and The Great American Songbook

Mar 06 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Music & Morsels: Women and The Great American Songbook

Bring dessert/coffee or cocktail/nosh and take a front-row seat for a beautiful & interesting, live musical recital with insights and Q&A. Music & Morsels: Women and the Great American Songbook Wednesday, March 6 1-2pm (PT), 2-3pm (MT), 3-4pm (CT), 4-5pm (ET) on Zoom In a celebration of Women’s History Month,... »

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Exploring Opera: “La Forza del Destino”

Mar 07 @ 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Music & Morsels: Women and The Great American Songbook

Join James Sokol for an interesting & melodious journey through operatic masterpieces soon to be broadcast to cinemas from The Met. Exploring Opera: “La Forza del Destino” Thursday, March 7 1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom The exciting overture to Verdi’s “The Force of Destiny” is... »

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Game On! Mexican Train

Mar 12 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Come! Learn! Play! Join in our new, live, in-person game program to meet and connect with others while playing a fun game. Game On: Mexican Train Tuesday, March 12 1:00-3:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael) Mexican Train has become a popular game... »

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Midweek Musical Matinee: A Potpourri for Piano

Mar 13 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Come join us for a live, in-person concert filled with beautiful music and interesting insights. Seating is limited; get your ticket today! Midweek Musical Matinee: A Potpourri for Piano Wednesday, March 13 1 :00-2:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael, CA) Join pianist... »

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Exploring Opera: “La Rondine”

Mar 14 @ 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Music & Morsels: Women and The Great American Songbook

Join James Sokol for an interesting & melodious journey through operatic masterpieces soon to be broadcast to cinemas from The Met. Exploring Opera: “La Rondine” Thursday, March 14 1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom Puccini’s light and lovely “The Swallow” sits sadly in the shadows of... »

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Game On! Rummikub

Mar 18 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Come! Learn! Play! Join in our new, live, in-person game program to meet and connect with others while playing a fun game. Game On: Rummikub Monday, March 18 1:00-3:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael) What is Rummikub? Rummikub is a tile-based game... »

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Bay Area Excursion: Happenin’ Healdsburg

Mar 20 @ 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Healdsburg Plaza

Join us for a delightful & delicious daytrip to explore the charming Sonoma wine country town of Healdsburg. Bay Area Excursion: Happenin’ Healdsburg Wednesday, March 20 9:30am-5:30pm Let our private coach whisk you away to the heart of Sonoma County to join James Sokol and Sara Allen for an off-season... »

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Exploring Opera: “Roméo et Juliette”

Mar 21 @ 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Music & Morsels: Women and The Great American Songbook

Join James Sokol for an interesting & melodious journey through operatic masterpieces soon to be broadcast to cinemas from The Met. Exploring Opera: “Roméo et Juliette” Thursday, March 21 1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom Explore Gounod’s operatic version of the famous story of star-crossed lovers!... »

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Country, Cookies & Conversation

Mar 26 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Join others to learn & practice country-style line dance routines, then chat over no-host coffee (or other drink); cookies provided! Country, Cookies & Conversation Tuesday, March 26 1:00-2:00pm – Music & Movement 2:00pm+ – Coffee & Conversation In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael)... »

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Exploring Opera: “Madama Butterfly”

Mar 28 @ 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Music & Morsels: Women and The Great American Songbook

Join James Sokol for an interesting & melodious journey through operatic masterpieces soon to be broadcast to cinemas from The Met. Exploring Opera: “Madama Butterfly” Thursday, March 28 1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom After a disastrous premiere, Puccini’s revisions created would become one of the... »

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Game On! Mexican Train

Mar 28 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Come! Learn! Play! Join in our new, live, in-person game program to meet and connect with others while playing a fun game. Game On: Mexican Train Thursday, March 28 1:00-3:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael) Mexican Train has become a popular game... »

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Overview

Adult Education Programs

Virtual Morsels & Music

Bring coffee/tea & dessert to your computer, take your front row seat, and join us for a 1-hour live concert with a special guest artist who not only performa but also offers insights into the program’s pieces. Live Q&A enriches the experience! Your ticket purchase helps support our programs and our guest artist(s) whose schedule(s) and income(s) have been severely cut by this challenging period.

Terrific Tastings

Partnering with family-owned businesses, many of which may be struggling during this challenging period, we are delighted to create our live, online, educational tasting experiences. Each month features a different specialty and a different guest who brings unique insights to the tasting. Come for the treats, stay for the fun!

Still Traveling

Would you still like to travel? You can without leaving your home. Just stay still! Let us whisk you away for an interesting, educational, and fun live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door!

Exploring Opera

Whether an opera newcomer or a long-time fan, join us for a single session or a full series of our popular classes. Put down your opera glasses, take your front row seat, and explore this gorgeous (if sometimes intimidating) art form. Join James Sokol who started his career under Beverly Sills at NYC Opera and worked on projects with Opera Company of Philadelphia, and then moved to work at San Francisco Opera. With years of in-theater and teaching experience, backstage anecdotes, beautiful video performance clips, and down-to-earth perspectives, Sokol creates classes that always delight.

Broadway Backstage

Let us sneak you in through the Stage Door to go backstage on Broadway! A different, special guest theater professional who brings his/her unique expertise, experiences, and insights to our discussion will be featured at each of these exclusive, behind-the-scenes visits. Live Q&A and photos/video clips (when available) will enrich our experience. Your ticket purchase helps support this program and our special guests–theater professionals—-who are mostly or completely out of work.

Opera Behind the Scenes

Let former opera professional and instructor James Sokol pull back the curtain and take you on exclusive, behind-the-scenes visits to the opera. Meet a different special guest opera professional who brings his/her unique expertise, experiences and insights to our discussion. Live Q&A and video clips highlight our visit. Your ticket purchase helps support our programs and our guests. Come learn off stage what makes the magic happen on stage!

Exploring Broadway

Revel in James Sokol’s journey through musical theater treasures, peppered with audio and video performance clips which bring the delight of Broadway into the discussion.

Songs & Stories

Join songstress & storyteller Gilda Solve for a fun, live program filled with great music and interesting insights. She’s an international vocalist, recording artist, and musician, and she’ll sing to you live from France!

Cultural Arts Trips

Let us whisk you away on exciting trips filled with fun, interesting, and delicious experiences which–depending on the destination–may include private, guided walking tours & museum visits, exciting performances, sumptuous meals, and much more!

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