What's New?

Our June 2016 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, June 6th
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, June 11th
2:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Confessions of a Train Spotter

We’ve renamed Humanist Conversations to better match its current focus — explorations of facets of being human. Topics will vary across the arts, sciences, history, music, etc.

For those of us who remember the Monty Python troupe of the seventies, Michael Palin (no relation to Sarah) had a wonderful touch for travel, and a wry sense of humor. Join us, and him, for a journey of nostalgic bent as we travel the length of Britain by rail from London to The Isle of Skye in Northwest Scotland. This is a fascinating look at how railways, which originated in England, evolved and changed the world we inhabit. Refreshments will be served.

(We will hold our June Explorations meeting a week later than usual so that members can attend the Reason Rally in Washington DC on the first Saturday of June.)

Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, June 18th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: The Octopus, a Story of California by Frank Norris

We will discuss “The Octopus, a Story of California” by Frank Norris.

Copies of the book are widely available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.

Sunday, June 19th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

June board and standing committee meetings

Note the new time: After over a decade of holding the board meeting at 2:30 PM, we will now start at 2:00 PM as several board members need to leave by 4:00 PM. (We're also holding the board meeting earlier than usual in June so it does not conflict with the picnic's raindate.)

All members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, June 25th
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Raindate: Sunday, June 26th

Annual Picnic at Gayle Walter's Home in New Haven

Gayle Walter kindly volunteered to once again host our annual picnic at her home in New Haven. The address is given in this month's newsletter. Please bring a dish to share.

Since we will be outside, in the event of rain on Saturday, the picnic is postponed to Sunday, June 26th. If it rains on Sunday too, then the picnic is cancelled. The picnic replaces the June monthly meeting.

Notes

Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners, 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.

We're on Twitter and Facebook. HAC is a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason, and a UU Humanists local group.