Public Events

The Lake Merritt's Public Programs

We’re proud to present a variety of events which are open to the public and designed to be of special interest to Bay Area older adults and our residents.

Frequently our presenters include distinguished medical professionals and researchers, wellness coaches and top-notch care givers. We also present programs by local historians, naturalists and others who are happy to share their expertise with us.

Our goal is to provide our residents and friends with relevant information which enriches their life experience.

June 30th @ 3:30pm
Conversations on the Lake
Author Talk: I Married A Munster: My Life with “Grandpa” Al Lewis
Presented by Karen Ingenthron Lewis

Karen Ingenthron Lewis will discuss and read from her recently published memoir, I Married A Munster: My Life with “Grandpa” Al Lewis.  Karen is an Oakland resident and veteran actor with many stage credits, and a founding member of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She was married to Al Lewis, the well-known and beloved “Grandpa Munster,” for over 20 years. During that time, they acted together and were also socially and politically active through their public affairs radio program on WBAI-NY.

Not your typical Hollywood memoir, Karen’s story is not only an epic love story rich with comedy, tragedy and transformation, but an intimate revelation of the behind-the-scenes life of two people.


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