2020-2021 Ongoing Programs

As of March 12, 2020, all in-person 5CLIR programs are suspended until further notice. Some programs are continuing online; please email the contact person for information.

To participate in a Special Program, members should contact the facilitator.
No registration form is needed.
For questions regarding accessibility, parking, guests, etc. contact the program facilitator.
All events and locations noted may be subject to change.

Facilitator:  Naomi Yanis
Day and Time:  Monthly on varying Fridays, September – May
Location:  (Zoom)

This group meets once each month from September through May, from 2:00-4:00 PM, on various Friday afternoons, not conflicting with Opera Prep.  Responsibility for leading the discussion of each book is rotated among the membership of the book group. The choices for the year are made early in the summer, so some of the reading may be done when more time for reading might be available.  For information, contact: (naomi1937@comcast.net, 586-3399).

Facilitator:  Jay Russell

After an eight-month hiatus due to Covid, Viewpoints, will resume on Zoom in October.
Facilitated by Jay Russell, Viewpoints is a monthly round-table discussion of current domestic and international events (often, but not always, political), and other issues (such as cultural appropriation, social media and polarization).  Each month’s participants choose four topics for roughly 20 minute discussions.

During the Zoom era, Viewpoints will meet from 2:00-3:30 on the third Thursday of each month, except for October when it will meet on the 22nd, the fourth Thursday.
If you have any questions or wish to be included on monthly Viewpoints reminder emails and Zoom invitations, please email Jay at j7m4russell@gmail.com.

This is an open, informal, spontaneous discussion group, a fresh departure from the formal presentations and discussions in our seminars.  However, it does adhere to our peer-learning mission.  While preparation is not required, at each session several topics proposed by participants are discussed – topics which may be drawn from a whole spectrum of events and trends in society/culture, concerns over developments in public/private life, issues in the humanities/technologies.  Discussions over such matters, drawing on the spontaneity, spirit, thoughtfulness, and good humor of its seasoned participants, are indeed enriching learning experiences.

Facilitator:  Elizabeth Armstrong

(Temporarily cancelled)

Facilitator:  Judith Poole

(Temporarily cancelled)

(Temporarily cancelled)

(Temporarily cancelled)