Thursday Speakers

SEPTEMBER 2019
“IL CENACOLO’S OPERA MONTH”

Thursdays, September 5 & 11, 2019
Summer Hiatus

Thursday, September 19, 2019


“Anecdotes, History, & the Inside Scoop 
of the 2019-2020 San Francisco Opera Season”
Kip Cranna, Dramaturg Emeritus of the San Francisco Opera

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Il Cenacolo’s 65th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing !
“You won’t want to miss it!”

Thursday, September 26, 2019
“Life on the Crew Behind the San Francisco Opera”
John P Boatwright, House Head, War Memorial Opera House

This month’s programs arranged by Eugene Lanzone.

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JULY  2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019
No meeting in deference to the July 4 holiday.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
“The White Moth: The Story of Three Generations at a Tuscan Villa”
Camilla Calhoun, Author

Thursday, July 18, 2019
“Pan Am at War”
Mark Cotta Vaz, Co-Author

Thursday, July  25, 2019
“How the New Tech Boom is Good for Old San Francisco”
Carl Nolte

This month’s programs arranged by Bill Dito.

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JUNE 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019
“D-Day Through German Eyes: Experiences of ‘Landsers’ on the Westwall”
Philip Gioia, former Cenacolista

Thursday, June  13, 2019
“Sicily: A Heart’s Journey”
Maria Noyes, Author

Thursday, June 20, 2019
The Roman and British Empires:
the Greatest the World Has Ever Known”

Norman MacCleod, OBE

Thursday, June  27, 2019
Il Cenacolo Annual Membership General Meeting 
SFIAC, at regular Thursday luncheon—members only please

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MAY 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Emeritus Luncheon

Thursday, May  9, 2019
“Tea, anyone?”
James Norwood Pratt, Author

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Falling in Love with Italy”

Dianne Hales, Author

Thursday, May  23, 2019
“Confessions of a ‘Venice Addict’”
Kathleen Ann Gonzales

Thursday, May  30, 2019
“A Dark Night at Guadalcanal”
David Cobb, Vice President, Il Cenacolo

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APRIL  2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019
“San Francisco—by the Maps!”
Jimmie Schein, Schein & Schein

Thursday, April  11, 2019
“Coffee, anyone?”
Luciano Repetto, Graffeo Coffee Roasting Company

Thursday, April 18, 2019
The 113th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire”

Ken Sproul

Thursday, April  25, 2019
The Western Neighborhoods Project
Woody LaBounty

This month’s programs arranged by Kenneth Sproul.

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MARCH  2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019
“The Roman City of Aphrodisias:
the Marble Sculpture from the Council House”

Chris Hallett

Thursday, March  14, 2019
“Admiral Nimitz and His Bay Area Connections”
Rear Admiral John W. Bitoff, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Thursday, March  21, 2019
Running Political Campaigns in San Francisco: A Contact Sport”

Maggie Muir

Thursday, March  28, 2019
“An Egyptian Tomb, an Etruscan Inscription
and the Funerary Monument of an American Civil War Officer”

Lisa C. Pieraccini

This month’s programs arranged by Ephraim Hirsch.

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FEBRUARY  2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019
“It Happened in Marin”
Jim Holden, Author

Thursday, February  14, 2019
Valentine’s Day Special:
Tasting the Wines of Piedmont
Gwendolyn & Michael Osborn

Thursday, February  21, 2019
Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise”:
The Famous Florentine Doors Gracing our Very Own Grace Cathedral
Gerry Opie, Cenacolista

Thursday, February  28, 2019
Italy’s Incredible Contribution to Urban Design: A Few Principles
William Adams

This month’s programs arranged by John Benson.

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JANUARY  2019

Thursday, January  3, 2019
No meeting in deference to New Year’s.

Thursday, January  10, 2019
The New Exercise Regime: Active Virtual Reality Games and Health
Marialice Kern

Thursday, January  17, 2019
The Frank V. de Bellis Collection:
A Cultural Bridge between California and Italy for 55 Years
Meredith Eliassen

Thursday, January  24, 2019
The Pervasive Italian Influence on Early Education
in San Francisco and Beyond
David Anderson, PhD

Thursday, January  31, 2019
Future State 2035: San Francisco State University Campus Master Plan
Jill Anthes

This month’s programs arranged by Don Zingale.

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