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Our December 2014 newsletter is now available for download on our newsletter page.

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Upcoming meetings (at USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, Link to map of USNH location unless otherwise noted)

When What
Monday, December 1st
7:00 PM
New Haven area social dinner at Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave., West Haven Link to map of Turkish Kebab House restaurant location.
Saturday, December 6th
2:30 PM

Humanist Conversations: To Kill a Sparrow

We will watch and discuss a short New York Times film, “To Kill a Sparrow.” In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes — including running away from unlawful forced marriages. This is one woman’s story.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, December 15th
7:30 PM

Annual Meeting, Elections, and Solstice Party

We'll start with a potluck dinner at 7:30 PM. Please bring a dish to share. The brief annual meeting and elections will start soon after 8:00 PM, and will be followed by our solstice party.

We will start the solstice party with the annual reading of Lois Woodrow’s poem in commemoration of the Earth’s axis, “Ode to the Tilt.”

As usual, we will hold a silent auction during the solstice party. You are welcome to bring books, DVDs, CDs, and other items for people to bid on.

Mickey Koth will bring her folk ensemble. David Schafer at the piano will lead us in singing. Charlotte Moulyn will play a cello classic. Last, Mickey and David will join our own Steve “Broadway Bassoonist” Boshi in favorite Leroy Anderson trios.

Saturday, December 20th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: Ecotopia

For our December book we'll be reading Ernest Callenbach's classic political fiction “Ecotopia.” Very few copies of the book are available in public libraries in Connecticut, but you can find inexpensive, secondhand copies online.

Thursday, December 25th
4:00 PM

Early Dinner at the Kennedys' Home in Shelton

Tom and Deidre Kennedy will be hosting an early dinner for the second year. Please bring a dish to share. lease RSVP for an address by phone at 203-922-1548

Sunday, January 25th
2:30 PM

January board and standing committee meetings.

All members are welcome to attend.

Notes

Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners or the annual brunch, please RSVP to editor@cthumanist.org, so we can give the restaurant a rough head count.

You can RSVP for the dinners and most HAC events via meetup.com.

Titles selected for our book discussions can be found in most local libraries or ordered from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble.

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