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Still Traveling: Superb St. Petersburg

Monday, February 7 @ 11:00 amMonday, February 28 @ 12:15 pm

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Zoom with us live to Russia for “tours” with our terrific, professional, local guide, who leads us around her home town.

Still Traveling

Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home – just stay still!

Let us whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door …even beyond the grocery store!

Forget the long, masked airplane ride, we take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore sites or topics. Live Q&A, photos, graphics & video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!

Your ticket purchase helps support our special guests – professional guides – who are mostly or completely out of work.

Still Traveling: Superb St. Petersburg

Four Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

11am-12:15pm (PT), 12-1:15pm (MT), 1-2:15pm (CT), 2-3:15pm (ET)

on Zoom

Founded in 1703, St. Petersburg was built in “extravagant Italian and French architectural styles, showcasing Russia’s European identity while maintaining its traditional character.” The city has blossomed into the country’s cultural capital, filled with interesting and beautiful things to see and do.

Let trip leader James Sokol zoom you to Russia to join our charming, local, professional guide – Polina – in her dynamic hometown.

To “meet” our trip leader James and hear about our travel program, click here.

Our Virtual “Trips” Include:

The Baltic Pearl (Feb 7)

Understand this imperial capital with an overview of its history from its founding to today. Get “the lay of the land” with photos and video clips, which transport us to this fantastic city.

The Imperial City Residence (Feb 14)

Visit the famous Winter Palace, the urban home of the Russian Tzars and current home of the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections & museums in the world.

Countryside Journeys (Feb 21)

Head away outside the city for visits to destinations that make great day-trips from imperial countryside residences – such as Peterhof (a.k.a “the Russian Versailles”) to other interesting and lesser-known gems.

Religious Life Then & Now (Feb 28)

While its main religion is Russian Orthodox, the coutry has people and sites dedicated to several different faiths, including Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and more. “Visit” some of the important sites and hear about the religious lives of people in the past and present.

Tickets & Notes:

Full Series Ticket ($50): Series of 4-visits (equals $12.50/visit).

Give-Us-A-Try Ticket ($12.50): Check us out by giving our first “trip” (Feb 7) a try. Single tickets are not available to subsequent trips and cannot be credited toward series purchase.

All Tickets: …are 1) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registered guests 2-days prior to the first tour. To help it land in your “inbox,” please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org
  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of Sat, Feb 5th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants about 2-hours prior to the first tour. NB: However, if it landed somewhere other than in your inbox the first time, it will probably do the same later.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting James less than 2-hours prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org.

Still Traveling is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”

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