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Our December 2019 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 2nd
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 to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Hobson's Choice

In this current era of depressing news, and the state of affairs in civilization, a good laugh and something uplifting is in order for the impending holiday season. This 1954 film from the director David Lean (Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia) tells the tale of Henry Hobson, an overbearing, chauvinistic, and patriarchal owner of a boot shop in Victorian England, and his three daughters. While he rules with an iron hand over the two younger girls, he is less than successful over Maggie, the eldest, who has a will and mind of her own. Join us for this beautiful story and all the surprises it holds, appropriate in this time of ascendant feminism.

Monday, December 16th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Potluck Dinner, Annual Business Meeting and Solstice Party

We will start with a potluck dinner at 7:00 PM. Please bring a dish to share. About 8:00 PM we will start our annual business meeting at which we will elect officers for 2020.

Following the business meeting we will hold our Winter Solstice Party.

We will also be collecting new socks for the New Haven Free Public Library's sock drive.

Saturday, December 21st
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery

Our book for December is "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness" by Sy Montgomery.

Copies are available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.

Monday, December 23rd
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion:

Join us at the Wood ‘n’ Tap at 2100 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Link to map of the Hamden Wood 'N Tap restaurant location Please RSVP via meetup or programs@cthumanist.org.

Wednesday, December 25th
12 Noon

Annual Brunch at Pacific Buffet & Grill

Join us at Pacific Buffet, 20 Ives Rd #301C, Wallingford for our end-of-year brunch. The restaurant's phone number is (203) 269-6888.


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

Book Discussions: You can download a list of the book selections for October to December 2018 here.

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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