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Our January 2017 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
Monday, January 1st
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, January 6th

Humanist Explorations: Sacred Cod

Our January Humanist Explorations meeting has been cancelled as extreme cold was forecast.
Monday, January 15th
7:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Travels in Northern Germany and the Czech Republic

Join us for our traditional January travelogue from Steve & Susan Boshi, this time covering their trip to Northern Germany and the Czech Republic

Steve says “The cities of Berlin and Dresden, bombed to smithereens during the Second World War Seventy years ago, have risen from the ashes, and are vibrant and beautiful destinations. Prague, the lovely medieval capital of The Czech Republic, escaped, largely unscathed, and continues to flourish. We will explore the highlights of these places along with some time in Karlovy Vary ( Karlsbad) a spa town on the German-Czech border, and Gorlitz, on the Polish-German border, a perfectly preserved location which served as the filming location for the 2014 film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.”

The evening will start at 7:00 PM with half an hour of coffee and conversation. Steve & Susan’s break from the winter weather will follow brief announcements at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, January 20th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “The Machine Stops” & “A Story of the Days to Come”

Instead of a book for January, we will be reading two early science fiction short stories, “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster & “A Story of the Days to Come” by H.G. Wells.

Copies of the stories are widely available in anthologies in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers. They are also available online as they are out of copyright.

Sunday, January 21st
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

January board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held later than usual to let participants do more with their Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, January 6th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Sacred Cod

We will watch and discuss a recent documentary, "Sacred Cod", on the death of the New England cod fishery.


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 January to April 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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