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The author of several books on the power of the mind, Geller is known for reading minds, bending spoons and stopping clocks. He has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "60 Minutes" and "20/20." A movie based on his life is scheduled for release soon.

The course costs $24 for Learning Annex members, $29 for nonmembers. For information, call (415) 788-5500.

Montefiore to mark 46th anniversary

San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will appear at a dinner celebrating the 46th anniversary of Montefiore Senior Center of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at the San Francisco Marriott, 55 Fourth St. Tickets are $50. For reservations, which are due Friday, Nov. 15, call (415) 346-6040.