700 Hartford Turnpike Hamden, CT 06517
From I-91 (N or S): Take exit 10 onto Rt. 40. Take the first exit. Turn left at stop light at end of ramp. Turn left at next stop light onto Hartford Turnpike. Continue south through two stop lights (at Dixwell Avenue and Skiff Street). The Society is 2/3 mile past Skiff Street on the right.
From the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15): Take exit 61. At end of ramp turn south toward New Haven. At the second stop light turn left onto Skiff Street. Proceed to second stop light. Turn right onto Hartford Turnpike. The Society is 2/3 mile on your right. (You can also use exits 62 and 63.)
Crystal Lake Park (aka Ron McCutcheon Park) is located at 100 Livingston Road, Middletown.
From New Haven: Take I-91 N to exit 15 for CT-68 toward Yalesville/Durham. In 0.3 mi. turn right onto CT-68. In 0.9 miles route 68 takes a left. Follow 68 for 4.2 miles, when you will turn left onto CT-17 (Main St.) Take your 2nd right (0.5 mile) onto Haddam Quarter Rd. In 1.7 miles turn left at Arbutus St. In 1.4 miles bear right onto Livingston Rd. In 0.6 miles turn left into the park. The pavilion will be on your left.
From Hartford: Take I-91 S and take exit 22S on the left to merge onto CT-9 S toward Middletown. Take exit 11. At the end of the exit turn left onto CT-155 (Randolph Rd.) toward CT-17/Durham. In 0.7 mile, turn left at Millbrook Rd. (there’s a traffic light and a fire station on your left). In 1.4 miles turn right onto Livingston Rd. then turn right into the park. The pavilion will be on your left.
Lisboa is located at 19 Lafayette Street, Waterbury, CT 06708 (203) 754-0789.
Common Directions (from Rt-8 south): At light at end of ramp turn left under highway and go straight (under railroad bridge) on Washington Avenue. Take right onto Lafayette Street. Lisboa will be on your left.
It is located on the Boston Post Road (Route 1) between Route 114 and Marsh Hill Road.
From I-95 N or S, take the Marsh Hill Road exit and head north. Go straight at the crossroads next to the plaza containing the Christmas Tree Shops. Turn right onto Route 1 at TGI Friday's. The restaurant is almost immediately on your right.
From Route 34, take Route 114 south to Route 1. Take a right onto Route 1 then look for the restaurant on your left.
Billed as Connecticut's oldest inn, the Curtis House is located at 506 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06978 (203) 263-2101. Its restaurant offers traditional Yankee meals at an all inclusive price. Its web site is at http://www.thecurtishouse.com/
It is located on the Main Street South (Route 6) just north of the intersection with Route 64.
From northern Fairfield county, take Rt. 84 east to exit 15 in Southbury. Take route 6 north into Woodbury. The inn will be on your left about 1/4 mile after the intersection with Route 64.
From Waterbury and areas to the east, take Rt. 84 west to exit 17. Stay straight on route 64 through Middlebury into Woodbury. At the end of Route 64, turn right onto Route 6. The inn will be on your left about 1/4 mile after the turn.
From the south, take Route 67 north through Oxford and Southbury. When Route 67 splits off of Route 6 north of central Southbury, stay on Route 6 and continue into Woodbury. The inn will be on your left about 1/4 mile north of the intersection with Route 64.
Follow Route 37 about 3 miles north of I-84. The restaurant is on the left in Franklyn Plaza.
Common Directions: when you get onto Main Street South at the Southbury Plaza end, take a right at the first traffic light onto Poverty Road. The restaurant is on the corner of Poverty and Main Street South. Take your first left into the parking lot. The restaurant entrance is on the side of the building away from Poverty Road.
Manny Ratafia has volunteered to host a book discussion at his home in Woodbridge.
Directions to 3 Penny Lane in Woodbridge:
From 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden:
Take a left out of the parking lot onto Hartford Turnpike. At the traffic light, turn left onto Skiff Street. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Ridge Road. Take your first left onto Buell Street and then your first left again onto Forest Hill Road. The third house before the end of the street, number 63 is a white single-story home with black trim.
808B Hilltop Road East Heritage Village Southbury, CT 06488 (203) 267-7728
Directions: Take Route 84 to exit 15. Go north on Routes 6/67 (left from Newtown, right from Waterbury). Traffic light immediately after light at Plaza is Heritage Rd. (on left pole). Sign on right says Friendly's and Heritage Village. Turn left onto Heritage Rd. Proceed about a mile to Friendly's. Left fork immediately after Friendly's is New Wheeler Rd. Take it about 1 mile, pass East Hill sign on left to next intersection on right called Hilltop Rd. East. Take it to third driveway (units 806-818). Proceed as far as possible to parking areas. Access to unit 808B is between garages.
Note: If coming from New Haven, you can take Route 67 to where it meets route 84, then go under route 84 (don't get on 84) and continue on 67, following directions above.
120 Dudleytown Road Cornwall, CT.
From the New Haven area:
Take Route 8 north from either I-95 or the Merritt Parkway. Go through Waterbury and get off at exit 38 (Thomaston). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp. Go a short ways until you see signs for Route 254. Make a left onto 254 and head up towards Litchfield. 254 ends at Route 118 where you make a left turn and go up the hill about a 1/2 mile. Make a right onto Route 63 before you go through Litchfield center. Stay on 63, pass the Goshen Fairgrounds, and make a left onto Route 4 at the rotary in Goshen. In a few miles you will make another left at an intersection in order to stay on 4. Watch for a sign for Cornwall Village. You will make a left onto Pine Street (a right would take you onto Route 125). At the end of Pine St. make a left onto Valley Road. Follow this for 2 miles. Continue on Valley Road past the second street on the left (Everest Hill Rd.). Go over a small metal bridge, and then the road forks. A right takes you onto our road which is unmarked and a dead end. Climb a mile up the hill. The road turns to dirt a half mile up. At the end there's a metal gate, beyond which is a dirt path. Our driveway is on the right. There is no mailbox, but #120 is painted on the telephone pole.
Our phone is (860) 672-0550 in case you get lost.
The restaurant, recommended by Walter Wells, has closed.
The restaurant was a popular choice for our annual brunch as it offered a dim sum buffet on weekends. Unfortunately, it is no longer in business.
Joe and Miriam invited us to their home, 10 Windwood Drive Cromwell, CT 06416, for a book discussion. They have sinced moved.
Ellen Snyder volunteered to host a book discussion at her home, 66 Munson Road, Bethany. Ellen has since moved.
The New London group held discussions at the Mystic-Noank library, which is located at 40 Library St., Mystic . As far as we know, the group no longer meets. There is an active humanist group at All Souls UU Society in New London, and the Atheist Humanist Society of Connecticut and Rhode Island meets at the Groton Public Library.