Oct
10
Tue
La Tertulia
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Oct
14
Sat
Book Group
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

View the reading list.

Oct
24
Tue
La Tertulia
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Nov
6
Mon
Adams Lecture: Gordon Wood
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

 

Pulitzer-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses his new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy’s champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England’s rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. Their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters.

Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. His books have received the Pulitzer, Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes, as well as a National Book Award nomination and the New York Historical Society Prize in American History. They include Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, Revolutionary Characters, The Purpose of the Past, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, and The Idea of America.

Nov
11
Sat
Quinton Oliver Jones Studio Tour
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a special opportunity to experience the environment in which Quinton Oliver Jones created his fantastical paintings. A guided tour of his former home, including his workspace and many more paintings, will be part of the experience. A small reception is included. Reservations required. Limited availability.

The paintings of Quinton Oliver Jones occupy a fantastical, vividly imaginative space. Swirling landscapes inhabited by human and animal figures, codes and symbols, evoke dreams or fairy tales where anything can happen. His inventive use of colors outside of nature to describe the natural world turn landscapes into dreamscapes, often with a vibrating, sometimes eerie glow. The human characters often seem at the mercy of whimsical, hybrid animal creatures that rule the canvases, adding a psychological element.

 

Book Group
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

View the reading list.

Garden Clean-up Day
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After surveying the grounds, the following tasks have been chosen for our annual Fall Clean-up session:
1.      Gather fallen branches
2.      Prune seasonal plants
3.      Rake leaves
4.      Plant spring flower bulbs.
We hope you can make it on Saturday!
Nov
12
Sun
Quinton Oliver Jones Studio Tour
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a special opportunity to experience the environment in which Quinton Oliver Jones created his fantastical paintings. A guided tour of his former home, including his workspace and many more paintings, will be part of the experience. A small reception is included. Reservations required. Limited availability.

The paintings of Quinton Oliver Jones occupy a fantastical, vividly imaginative space. Swirling landscapes inhabited by human and animal figures, codes and symbols, evoke dreams or fairy tales where anything can happen. His inventive use of colors outside of nature to describe the natural world turn landscapes into dreamscapes, often with a vibrating, sometimes eerie glow. The human characters often seem at the mercy of whimsical, hybrid animal creatures that rule the canvases, adding a psychological element.

 

Nov
14
Tue
La Tertulia
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Nov
28
Tue
La Tertulia
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.