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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In-Person Cultural Arts Trip – “The Best of Broadway: Mostly Musicals”

Jun 04 @ 04:00 PM Jun 10 @ 11:00 AM
InterContinental Times Square, Various Broadway Theaters, Etc.

Join in this delightful trip to enjoy seven of Bway’s hottest shows, “behind-the-curtain” meetings w/theater pros, sumptuous meals & more! Our group after an exclusive “behind-the-scenes” meeting with singing actor Beth Leavel, Tony-winner for her role as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone and Tony-nominated for her leading roles... »

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Music & Morsels: The Great American Songbook Celebrates June Birthdays

Jun 05 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Music & Morsels: The Great American Songbook Celebrates June Birthdays

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: The Great American Songbook Celebrates June Birthdays Wednesday, June 5 1-2pm (PT), 2-3pm (MT), 3-4pm (CT), 4-5pm (ET) on Zoom Back by popular demand, pianist &... »

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Game On! Rummikub

Jun 06 @ 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 Thursday, June 6 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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Designs & Designers: The History of American Department Stores

Jun 10 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music & Morsels: The Great American Songbook Celebrates June Birthdays

Join Designer & Stylist Robbie Amodeo for interesting insights into the worlds of fashion, costume and more! Designs & Designers: The History of American Department Stores Monday, June 10 11am-12pm (PT), 12-1pm (MT), 1-2pm (CT), 2-3pm (ET) on Zoom Join this fascinating lecture focused on department stores in the U.S.!... »

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Game On! Mexican Train

Jun 11 @ 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, June 11 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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In-Person Cultural Arts Trip – “The Best of Broadway: Mostly Musicals”

Jun 11 @ 04:00 PM Jun 17 @ 11:00 AM
InterContinental Times Square, Various Broadway Theaters, Etc.

Join in this delightful trip to enjoy seven of Bway’s hottest shows, “behind-the-curtain” meetings w/theater pros, sumptuous meals & more! Our group after an exclusive “behind-the-scenes” meeting with singing actor Beth Leavel, Tony-winner for her role as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone and Tony-nominated for her leading roles... »

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Midweek Musical Matinee: Eclectic Selections for Flute and Harp

Jun 12 @ 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: Eclectic Selections for Flute and Harp Wednesday, June 12 1 :00-2:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael, CA)... »

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Designs & Designers: The Department Stores of London

Jun 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music & Morsels: The Great American Songbook Celebrates June Birthdays

Join Designer & Stylist Robbie Amodeo for interesting insights into the worlds of fashion, costume and more! Designs & Designers: The Department Stores of London Monday, June 17 11am-12pm (PT), 12-1pm (MT), 1-2pm (CT), 2-3pm (ET) on Zoom Designer, Stylist & Host, Robbie Amadeo returns with more interesting insights into... »

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Game On! Rummikub

Jun 20 @ 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 Thursday, June 20 1:00-3:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael) This game day will be hosted in the... »

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Exploring Music: Masters of Songwriting – Mercer & King

Jun 20 @ 01:00 PM Jun 27 @ 02:00 PM
Music & Morsels: The Great American Songbook Celebrates June Birthdays

Dive into the background & works of great, popular songwriters with instructor Clint Edwards Exploring Music: Masters of Songwriting Two Thursdays, June 20 & 27 1-2pm (PT), 2-3pm (MT), 3-4pm (CT), 4-5pm (ET) on Zoom Join popular pianist, instructor, composer, arranger Clint Edwards when he returns with a special mini-series... »

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Bay Area Excursion: Mexican Lunch & “Kinky Boots”

Jun 23 @ 09:30 AM - 05:45 PM
6th Street Playhouse

Don’t miss our daytrip to Santa Rosa for a sumptuous Mexican lunch and the Tony Award winning hit musical “Kinky Boots.” Bay Area Excursion: Mexican Lunch & Kinky Boots Sunday, June 23 9:45am-5:45pm ( See “Expected Excursion Timing” below) B oard our private coach to head to the heart of... »

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Game On! Mexican Train

Jun 25 @ 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, June 25 1:00-3:00pm In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael) This game day will be hosted in... »

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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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