Social hour 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, program 8 pm. New location: Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Ulloa St. at 33rd Ave. Take Muni L to 32nd Ave., walk one block to 33rd, turn left on Ulloa for one block. Street parking available. From the East Bay, take BART to the Embarcadero station and transfer to Muni L Taraval.
To reserve your seat, send a check for $22 (note new price), made out to “Sierra Club, S.F. Bay Chapter,” to Gerry Souzis at:
1801 California St., #405
San Francisco, CA 94109
Please indicate the program date, number of guests, and your phone number. Non-members are welcome. Bring your own wine or soft drinks. Glasses and ice are available. Let us know if you are a vegetarian. For questions, contact Gerry between 4 and 9 pm (no morning calls please) at (415)474-4440 or email@example.com.
Thu, Feb 18 — “Exploring Madagascar” with Tom Vincze
In 2014, Tom Vincze visited Madagascar with the primary goal of seeing the many exotic succulent plants growing in their natural habitat. Along the way he also saw otherworldly landscapes and numerous species of animals. Join us for a visit to the amazing and diverse island of Madagascar.
A graphic designer by trade, Tom has had an appreciation for nature from an early age. In his spare time, he collects and grows many species of plants, including succulents and his own seed-grown hybrids. His passion for these exotic plants has led him to distant lands to see them in their natural habitats. Tom is actively involved in rainforest conservation.
Checks must be received by Fri., Feb. 12.
Thu, Mar 17 — “Trekking in the Atlas Mountains” with Sigrid Selle
In 2007, Sigrid and her hiking companion set off to explore Morocco. They began with a visit to the western desert, while the main portion of their trip involved trekking in the Atlas Mountains and climbing Mount Toubkal, the highest peak. They were accompanied by a local guide and two muleteers, who tended to the cooking and transported their camping gear. They hiked along the Atlantic Coast, visiting the picturesque port town of Essaouira, an ancient trade link between Timbuktu and Europe, ending their trek in the former imperial city of Marrakech. Join us as world traveler, adventurer, and photographer Sigrid Selle takes us on an exciting hike across the high mountains, through seaside villages and into the edge of the Sahara Desert.
Checks must be received by Fri., March 11.