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SIR BRANCH - 128

SAN RAMON VALLEY

Scheduled Activity Events and/or Outings

 
Our SIR 128 Branch Listing for Upcoming Activity Events and/or Outings
 
You can find our Past Activity Events/Outings archive by following this LINK.

Winchester Mystery House Tour - March 8, 2024

 
If you have wondered about the Winchester Mystery House and what mysteries it holds, then this might be your time to join our SIRS 128 and head to San Jose to explore this renown mansion. SIR 128 is planning a 1-hour tour of the mansion on Friday, March 8 at 10:20am with a maximum of 30 people in 2 groups of 15. The cost is $32.42 per person (a 15% discount off the standard price). I will need to have all of the payments by February 19 and there will be no refunds after that time. 
 
If you don't know about the Winchester House, there is plenty of information on the internet. Briefly, it is a 24,000 square foot house that Sarah Winchester, a widow and heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune, kept building in the 1920s. There are doors to nowhere and many windows that were walled off when she didn't like what was happening. The grounds are also very exquisite and show the creativity of both Sarah and her staff. 
 
If you have any questions, call Dan Mahoney at 925-788-9557.
 
Register here if interested in attending.  Payment and parking information will be included in the registration confirmation email.  

Guide Dogs for Blind Tour--April 24, 2024

 
We will be touring the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus, located at, 350 Los Ranchitos Rd in San Rafael Cal. .94903 on Wednesday April 24th 2024. 

The tour begins @ 11:00AM and will last approximately an hour and thirty minutes. Included on the tour are stops in the residential courtyard, the training courtyard, and the Learning Lab of the puppy center. You also are able to stop at the campus gift shop. 

There are 36 slots available on the tour. The tours are free of charge; donations are gladly accepted. We encourage a suggested $10 /per attendee donation which we will collect the day of our tour. Visit our SIR 128 website to join in. 
 
Yes !! Grandchildren are welcome.

Hope you are able to join in.
 
Your Speakers and Events Committee

Chromatica Chorale - Sat., April 27th & Sun., April 28th

Chromatica Chorale is a vocal group founded in Danville.  They have recently commissioned a six-part suite called "Transfigurations" by the Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Tin.  Chromatica will premier this work on April 27 and 28.  
 

Since SIR members might not be familiar with Tin's work, here is a link to one of the award-winning compositions emblematic of his work; the title is "Baba Yetu," which is Swahili for "Our Father" and the time is 3 minutes and 30 seconds: Christopher Tin Conducts "Baba Yetu" (Live at Llangollen)
 
For tickets, go to the Chromatica website at www.ChromaticaChorale.org
 
If you have questions regarding the concert, please contact Bob Turner at (925) 858-5224.

Tour of Bay Area Radio Museum – May 10, 2024

The Speaker & Events Committee invites all historical radio and television enthusiasts to take a docent-led tour of the California Historical Radio Society’s Bay Area Radio Museum on Friday, May 10th.  One of the largest collections of antique radios and televisions in California is located in an old 1900 telephone exchange building near downtown Alameda. This tour will take you back to the days of radios in elaborate wooden cabinets, the beginnings of the use of tubes and crystal radios, and a time when radio broadcasting was paramount. You will see a fully functioning broadcasting studio.
 
 
The tour begins at 10:00am, and will last approximately 60 minutes. There will be limit of 25 participants.  The tour is free of charge; donations are gladly accepted. We encourage a suggested $10 per attendee donation which we will collect the day of our tour. The Bay Area Radio Museum is located at 2152 Central Avenue in Alameda. Free parking and restrooms are available.
 
For those interested in having lunch after the tour, a reservation can be arranged at Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant on Ballena Blvd.
 
Register here if interested in attending.
 
If you have any questions, contact Randy Wong (510-593-4539 or randykwong115@gmail.com ).

SF Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Baseball, Wednesday, May 29th

                     
 
 
Sir members and guests are invited to join our group to see the Giants vs. the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, May 29th starting at 12:45 pm.
 
We've reserved 30 tickets in Section 311--- upper deck View Reserve seats between home plate and first base. Great view of the entire field and SF Bay. For those of you who've attended previous SIR/Giants game, these are the same seats as previous years. 
 
The discounted cost is $18.00 per person.
 
Please register here if interested in attending
 
NOTE: payment instructions and further information will be forthcoming in mid March. 
 
IF questions, please reach out to Robert Caviglia at 925-640-8077 or rcaviglia827@comcast.net.
 
 
 
You can find Past Events (from the good old days) in our Special Events Archive by following this LINK.