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Still Traveling: Superb St. Petersburg

Monday, March 13 @ 11:00 amMonday, March 20 @ 12:15 pm

Zoom with us live to St. Petersburg for “tours” with our terrific, professional, local guide, who shares insights into her own culture.

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 – A Mini-Series!

Two Mondays, March 13 & 20, 2023

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

on Zoom

Following up on last year’s fabulous series on St. Petersburg, join us for two more very special virtual “trips” to spend time with our charming, local, professional guide – Polina (whose family in Ukraine is ok, but we won’t get into that). Instead, let’s focus on two diverse and interesting visits, which feature divergent aspects of her country: religion & food.

Save! Register by March 11th for “Early Bird” pricing!

Our Virtual “Trips” Include:

Culinary Traditions; Old & New

Enjoy this introduction to both the ancient and modern culinary traditions of Russian, influenced by its diverse regions & cultures. Learn about the meaning and symbolism of dishes. Visit a local market, grocery store and even a modern superstore.

Religious Life Then & Now

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:

“Early Bird” 2-Part Series Ticket ($25; equals $12.50/visit): Available until 48-hours prior to the start of the series.

Regular 2-Part Series Ticket ($30): Available until the start of the 2nd session.

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, Mar 11th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants 1-2 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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