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As they’ve done for the past several years, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will have a Light the Night (LtN) event, culminating in a walk where we carry lanterns that - you guessed it - light the night. It’ll be in Bushnell Park in Hartford on Thursday, October 17, from approximately 6 to 8 PM. As we all know, LLS uses donated funds to contribute to the work done to improve outcomes for leukemia and lymphoma patients – a very good cause indeed. Once again, Hartford Area Humanists (HAH) is sponsoring a team, which means: • Making donations to LLS via our team’s web page on the LtN website • Joining the walk at Bushnell Park on Thursday, October 17 Our team’s page on the LtN website is: https://pages.lls.org/ltn/ctwhv/hartfrdl19/hartfordareahumanists We may be joined again by members of the Connecticut Valley Atheists (CVA). But in any case, we plan to go to a restaurant (TBD) after the walk for food and drink. Hopefully, many of us will donate and will have friends and relatives who will also donate via our team web page. It will be nice for HAH to make a strong showing – and we’re supporting a very good cause. I’ll be issuing updates via Meetup as Oct. 17 draws nearer. Eventually, I’ll be directly in touch with those of you who are joining me for the walk; I welcome your company!
Hartford Area Humanists next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, October 22, at 6:30 pm at the Wood-n-Tap in Rocky Hill. The meeting will feature our guest speaker, Tom Krattenmaker, who will discuss "A New Vision for Secular Transcendence". As religion has faded from importance in contemporary life, so has the sense of transcendence, which is traditionally described as the experience of "rising above" the mundane, ordinary aspects of our lives. Tom will present his vision for a secular transcendence that does not depend upon belief in any deity or other supernatural ideas. Tom Krattenmaker is an author and columnist specializing in beliefs and values in public life and formerly a member of the Yale Humanist Community board of directors. His most recent book is Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower. Tom is also the Director of Communications for the Yale Divinity School. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available from the restaurant. We hope that you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating - and uplifting - discussion.
The Humanist Dinner Club: To Be Announced This month, we will discuss Participants are asked to do some preparation before the discussion. The total time required should be less than one hour. Please come by 6:30 pm so that we can all get our orders placed and start the conversation by 6:45. The meeting will end promptly at 8:30 pm Also, please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect - we divide the group up into smaller groups of about 6-8 participants to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate.