Lectures

Women's Forum: "Women at the Top"

2:30 pm

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The Women's Forum of Litchfield welcomes all! “Women at the Top” Myrna Blyth’s extraordinary career in magazine publishing has included being editor-in-chief at Ladies Home Journal for 20 years, and found of More magazine. Today she is Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of AARP Media where she oversees AARP The Magazine that claims the largest circulation of any magazine in the world. She will talk about her career and the ability to succeed when so many have retired. The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception. The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966 and womensforumoflitchfield.org.

Live Learn Lunch: "Sweet Dreams"

11:00 am

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Maria Kurisoo of the AmeriCorps Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) will be here to help participants sleep better. Sleep is mainly regulated by two systems: our sleep drive, and our body clock. When these systems get disrupted, they can wreak havoc on our wellness. In this presentation, you can learn the basics of these systems and strategies for a peaceful and refreshing slumber. As part of STICH, Maria serves to educate communities and empower people to live their best lives. She is an experienced clinical sleep researcher, with a degree in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Presentation is followed by light lunch and Q & A

Women's Forum: "Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut's Remarkable Women"

2:30 pm

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The Women's Forum of Litchfield welcomes all! “Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women” A representative of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will share details about the organization: who has qualified for membership, why they are chosen, and possible future members. Especially noted will be a member of our local community: Vita Muir, the creative visionary force behind the Goshen Jazz Festival. The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception. The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966 and womensforumoflitchfield.org.

"Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State" Book Talk

6:30 pm

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CT State Historian Walter Woodward helps us understand how people and events in CT’s past played crucial roles in forming the culture and character of CT today. Woodward, a gifted story-teller, brings the history we thought we knew to life in new ways, from the nearly forgotten early presence of the Dutch, to the time when CT was New England’s fiercest prosecutor of witches, the decades when Nutmeggers were rapidly leaving the state, and the years when Irish immigrants were hurrying into it. Whether it’s his investigation into the unusually rough justice meted out to Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, or a peek into Mark Twain’s smoking habits, “Creating Connecticut” will leave you thinking about our state’s past – and its future – in a whole new way. About the Author: Walt Woodward is the State Historian of CT and an Associate Professor of History at the University of CT. He is the narrator and producer of “Today in CT History (with CT Humanities) and “Grating the Nutmeg: The Podcast of CT History” (with CT Explored magazine). He also writes the “From the State Historian” column in Connecticut Explored. A widely sought after public speaker and historian, he live in Columbia, CT. Pre-registration appreciated.

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