1) Attend a lecture on the Crusades at The Mechanics' Institute, which boasts "the oldest library on the West Coast and one of the oldest chess clubs in the United States."
2) Hear Gayle Brandeis, author of the new novel Self Storage, talk at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Friday night. (I don't know if I will be able to make it over to Corte Madera, but this book is at the top of my must-read pile!)
4) Brave the Juicy Couture crowd and the Bristol Farms picketers at the Westfield Centre to stock up on my favorite notebooks from Tokyo by way of MaiDo Stationery (4th floor next to Bloomies).
5) Take an early "lunch" on Thursday and learn how to do three turns and spins at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Rinks morning Coffee Club session.