Friendship Circle

Asian Art Museum

Date: May 7, 2014Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Contact: Sandy Andresen
Phone: 707-528-1182

We will begin our museum visit with a fresh and seasonal luncheon at Café Asia inside the museum. Your lunch will include a main entrée, dessert, coffee, tea, iced tea and lemonade tax, and gratuity.  Please choose one of the following entrees below and indicate your choice with your payment:

  • UDON NOODLES sautéed in basil garlic, soy, sesame oil
  • LAMB TAGINE slow cooked lamb shoulder, grilled eggplant, naan bread
  • QUINOA FALAFEL SALAD California avocados, kale, tahini-avocado dressing
  • PARSI MARKET FISH steamed in banana leaf with coconut & mint, served with basmati rice
  • CHICKEN ANGARA smoked chicken marinated with cashews, yogurt, indian spices served with kala chana (chickpea) salad

After lunch, we will take a docent-guided tour through the featured exhibit, YOGA: The Art of Transformation.  Millions of people around the world practice yoga to find spiritual insight and improved health. The exhibit goes beyond postures and delves into how yoga has evolved into a global phenomenon through an exploration of its visual history. Borrowed from 25 museums and private collections in Europe, the U.S. and India, the artworks featured in the exhibition date from the 2nd to the 20th centuries. Exhibition highlights include stunning masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting; pages from the first illustrated book of yoga postures (asanas); and a Thomas Edison film, Hindoo Fakir (1902), the first American movie ever produced about India. For a preview of this exhibit attend the Friendship Circle luncheon on Monday, April 28th – see the front page of this newsletter for more details.  

Cost: Members $55.00 per person; Non-members $65.00 per person (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, admission to the museum, the docent guide, and snacks along the way).

Cancellations result in a $5.00 administration fee. A full refund (less the $5.00) will be given if the cancellation is made by April 30, 2014.

Reservations: Limited to 25 passengers. Friendship Circle Members and those who have not been able to attend a recent excursion will be given first priority. Please call the Friendship Circle office at 707-528-1182 to reserve. As soon as we have confirmed receipt of your reservation by phone, you can mail in your check made out to the JCC, Friendship Circle, 1301 Farmers Lane, Suite C103, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.  This will secure your reservation. Please include the name and date of the event on your check (Asian Art Museum 5/7).

Medical Emergency Contact Form:  You must have an updated medical form by date of departure.  You can call if you have any questions.   If we do not have a current medical form for you on file, we will send you a new form to complete and mail in prior to the day of the trip. 

Bus Schedule: 

  • LEAVES at 9:30 AM from Congregation Beth Ami (4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa). Please park in the western overflow parking lot. 
  • LEAVES at 10 AM from Petaluma Community Center (320 N. Mc Dowell Blvd., Petaluma). 

Please let us know in advance if you are being picked up in Petaluma or if you need a ride to the bus.

Senior Excursions are sponsored with the generous support of the Senior Excursion Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.