City Commons Club meets in the Berkeley City Club at 2315 Durant Avenue (one-way street eastbound).
The Downtown Berkeley BART station is on Shattuck, just south of University; it's about a six-tenths of a mile walk to City Commons Club. The walk is good for your health and good for our environment. There's also an AC Transit bus running eastbound on Durant Avenue.
Automobile parking is available at several nearby public lots, including one across the street from the Berkeley City Club, another in the Presbyterian Church basement (entrance on Channing just west of Telegraph; Channing is a 2-way street); and others. There are also many 2-hour metered spaces on the nearby streets. The
small parking lot located just East of the Berkeley City Club is reserved for Berkeley City Club members only; sorry, but it is not available to visitors.
City Commons Club meets weekly at the Berkeley City Club which is a well known full-service social and cultural club. It also has a beautiful swimming pool that may make you think of Hearst Castle since the entire Club was designed by famed architect Julia Morgan who was a member of BCC. The Club offers daily dining facilities for members, and its Catering Department provides excellent venues for meetings of all kinds as well special events such as weddings, parties, and more. Catering services are available to people who are not Berkeley City Club members. Visit this website to learn about the Berkeley City Club's many programs, benefits, and membership information.
OLLI @ Berkeley is an educational program for lifelong learners age 50 and up who are eager to explore traditional and new areas of knowledge--without exams or grades. Distinguished Berkeley faculty members and other Bay Area teachers enjoy sharing their expertise with members whose life experience and intelligence enrich the exchange of ideas. OLLI @ Berkeley is one of more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes nationwide. It is supported by the University of California, Berkeley, OLLI members, and donors who match the Bernard Osher Foundation's contribution to OLLI.
Founded in the late 19th century to promote good design practices in the Berkeley hills, the Hillside Club today is a community-based membership organization supporting the arts and culture. Among its programs are book and lecture series.
Alliance Francaise de Berkeley is a not-for-profit cultural center for people who either speak French or who wish to learn it. There are reasonably priced classes from beginner-level through advanced. In addition to classes, there are lectures, film programs, French language conversation evenings, and a lending library offering French language videos, books and magazines.