2016-2017 Schedule

October 6 at 2:30 p.m.
“Reading & Eating from The New Portuguese Table”
David Leite, Portuguese cookbook author and creator of Leite’s Culinaria, one of the most popular food blogs, will discuss his childhood, his heritage and the delights of Portuguese cuisine.

November 3 at 2:30 p.m.
“Clare Boothe Luce: Femme Fatale and Political Champion”
Sylvia Jukes Morris in conversation with Joseph Montebello will discuss her two-volume biography of Clare Boothe Luce. Before Pamela Harriman became the glamour girl of Politics, there was Clare Boothe Luce. Morris presents a vivid, amazing story of one of the country’s most important female politicians.

December 1 at 2:30 p.m.
“A Christmas Cabaret”
Steve Doyle will present a selection of standard Christmas favorites and holiday songs.  He is an active part of the New York jazz and cabaret scenes performing regularly at prestigious venues such as the Carlyle, Town Hall, Joe’s Pub and the Metropolitan Room.

Please note: The December 1 meeting to be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s, South Street, Litchfield

January 5 at 2:30 p.m.
“Land Conservation in the Litchfield Area”
Richard Heys, President, Litchfield Land Trust;  Tim Abbott, Director, Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative; and Amy Paterson, Executive Director, Connecticut Land Conservation Council will discuss land conservation in our area: what we should know and how we can help.

February 2 at 2:30 p.m.
“Artisans at Work: Farm to Table and Buying Local”
Local merchants – Bantam Bread Company, Wild Carrot Farm, Savor Cookies, and Thorncrest Farm Milk House Chocolates – will explain the importance of buying local and how their businesses have flourished. To illustrate their talents, they will all have produce and product for sale.

March 2 at 2:30 p.m.
“Welcome to the Soaps”
Peter T. Rich, one of the premier soap opera writers in the business will relate what it’s like to create characters and dialogue. A behind-the- scenes look at what really goes on. He is hysterically funny and will have you wishing the soaps were back again.

April 6 at 2:30 p.m.
“The Artist’s Life”
Danielle Mailer, renowned painter and muralist is the product of two famous parents: painter Adele Morales and author Norman Mailer. She will discuss their influences on her and how she has dealt with and respected their fame while forging her own career.

May 4 at 2:30 p.m.
“The Two Eleanors”
Kathryn Boughton, acclaimed writer and reporter, will describe the similarities between Eleanor of Aquitaine and Eleanor Roosevelt and how they have left their mark on society, hold a prominent place in history, and how they were at the forefront of the women’s movement.

June 1 at 2:30 pm
The Annual Tea
This meeting is for members only. We are so fortunate to have been given the tradition of this lovely annual tea through the foresight of our founding members.

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.