2014-2015 Schedule

October 2 at 2:30 p.m.
“From Hollywood to Final Vows”
Mother Dolores Hart, former star of stage and screen, left Hollywood in 1963 to become a cloistered Benedictine nun. She co-starred with Elvis Presley and others and will tell us why she found that “God Is The Bigger Elvis.”

November 6 at 2:30 p.m.
“White Memorial through the Seasons”
Join Jerri Griswold, Director of Administration and Development at White Memorial, to be captivated by the beauty, history, and legacy of Litchfield’s extraordinary sanctuary.

December 4 at 2:30 p.m.
“Holiday Favorites”
Classical and popular favorites for baritone voice sung by New England Conservatory senior and Bristol native Corey Gaudreau. Oksana Protenic of Bantam will accompany him on piano.
Please note: The December 4 meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Michael’s Church, Litchfield

January 8 at 2:30 p.m.
“Real Men Don’t Wear Moisturizer: Two Women, One Idea, and the Battle to Change the Faces of Men”
Litchfield resident, Emily Dalton, Co-Founder of Jack Black, today’s fastest growing prestige men’s grooming brand, will take us on her meteoric rise to success.

February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
“Africa and the U.S.: What’s Right? What’s Wrong?”
Neal Walsh is a retired diplomat who has spent the past forty years engaged in U.S./African relations and policy. He will share his vision of where Africa succeeded in shedding its clichés of failure and where it still faces deep challenges.
Please note: The February 5, 2015 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. The Litchfield Community Center

March 5 at 2:30 p.m.
“Fortune’s Story: How an 18th Century Slave was Finally Laid to Rest in 2013”
Mattatuck Museum Director, Bob Burns, will chronicle the history of how the skeleton of an 18th century enslaved African-American man found it’s way to the museum’s collection, galvanized a community, and became international news.

April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
“Raising Happy, High-Achieving, and Moral Children”
Psychologist, Richard W. Weissbourd, PhD., will offer insights about the joy of raising strong, moral children. A senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Education, he is the author of “The Parents We Mean To Be” and “The Vulnerable Child”.
Please note: The April 2, 2015 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. The Litchfield Community Center

May 7 at 2:30 p.m.
“S&H Green Stamps to U.S. Postage Stamps”
Having created postage stamps that sold billions, commercial photographer, Sally Anderson Bruce will share with us the serendipitous journey of her career as a U.S. postage stamp designer.

June 4 at 2:30 p.m.
The Annual Tea
This meeting, for members only, will be held at the home of Susan Spencer.

All regular programs are held at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, Connecticut (Click here for a map to the Community Center).

There will be a Tea following each program.

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