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Our December 2018 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
Saturday, December 1st
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Stone becomes Flesh - The Alchemy of Bernini

An identifiable genius by the age of eight, Gian Lorenzo Bernini executed the art that gave ancient Rome the beauty we see today. A brilliant artist, architect and sculptor, he is recognized as being the craftsman who was able to transform a block of cold static marble into figures that seem alive. This documentary by the historian Simon Schama will plumb your mind and emotions in ways you would have not thought possible.

Monday, December 3rd
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 15th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve”

In November and December we have been reading books by two critically acclaimed authors we have enjoyed at previous discussions.

Our book for December is “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve” by Stephen Greenblatt (author of “The Swerve,” which was a previous selection for the group).

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

Monday, December 17th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Potluck Dinner, Annual Business Meeting and ALEC Boycott Talk

We will start with a potluck dinner at 7:00 PM. Please bring a dish to share. About 7:45 PM we will start our annual business meeting at which we will elect officers for 2019, consider a bylaw change, and vote on several other items of business.

Following the business meeting, in place of the usual Winter Solstice Party we will have a brief talk on the American Legislative Exchange Council, a leading anti-progressive organization backed by some of America's largest companies.

Tuesday, 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.

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.

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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