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Jacomena Maybeck by Pam Valois

Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman

Author Pam Valois discusses her new biography of Jacomena Maybeck.

Thursday, 26 August 2021
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Doors & Book Signing at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm

Vaccinated persons only (club regulation)
Facemasks required

Tickets: $15 ~ Book: $15
Advance sales at Evenbrite

When Pam Valois met her in the 1970s, Jacomena Maybeck was a model of zestful, hands-on living, still tarring roofs and splitting logs at age seventy-seven, and Pam was a young working mother trying to carve out time for creative projects. Pam and her husband rented Jackie’s cottage and eventually, with her blessing, married on the cottage lawn. Their friendship would blossom during Jackie’s winter years.

Decades later, after Pam and her husband bought Jackie’s home on Maybeck Twin Drive, Pam found she wanted to know more about her early years: What had shaped and supported this venerable and vibrant woman whom she and her family loved? Blooming in Winter tells this tale.

Please join us for an interesting conversation between the author and Berkeley historian Steven Finacom. Books will be available for sale and signing before and after the presentation.

Pam Valois (photo courtesy of Abby R. Linford)


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Free Guided Tours of the Oakland Museum

Founded in 1971, the Council on Architecture at the Oakland Museum of California supports the museum and celebrates its exceptional architecture. Its members are interested in promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the built environment through architectural tours, exhibits, and lectures.

On the first Sunday of each month, at 1 pm, members of the Council on Architecture lead tours featuring the museum’s architecture and gardens. There’s much to talk about with the exciting enhancements to the building by Mark Cavagnero Associates.

For additional information, call Sandra Coleman, (510) 451-6796.


Guided Tours of the Paramount Theatre

Public tours of the Paramount Theatre are given on the first and third Saturdays of each month, excluding holidays and holiday weekends. No reservations are necessary. Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am at the Box Office entrance on 21st Street near Broadway. The tour lasts about 2 hours and provides a full and informative view of the Theatre. Cameras are allowed. Admission is $5.00 per person. Children must be at least 10 years old, and adult chaperones are required. Please note that some areas of the tour are not wheelchair accessible.


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