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Hi Everyone! The Hartford Area Fun Group is a Co-ed group that will focus on all types of social events: Daytrips, Walks, Dinners, Book Groups, Paint Nights, Movie Nights, Beach Days, and more. Also hope to include some service opportunities. This group is intended for adults. All ages are welcome;however, be aware that the intended target age range is 40+. Open to both singles and couples. For those cases where events are opened to children/families, Meetup requires that anyone under the age of 18 Must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

During this time of Covid, only Outdoor and Online (Zoom) events will be posted. In person Outdoor events will be limited to smaller groups with masks required. Please feel free to reach out with suggestions for events - I have some ideas but am always open to more! Open as well to suggestions for the group's name :=)

Upcoming events (2)

May Book Discussion Group

Parkville Market

This month we will be reading "A Gentleman In Moscow" by Amor Towles.

From the #1New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Event location will be added a bit closer to the event date. Plan is to meet in person.

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June Book Discussion Group with Potluck Picnic in the Park!

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

This month we will be reading "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins.

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day, a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy - two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.
Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia - trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

We will be meeting at Elizabeth Park in or near the Rose Garden - June is rose season and the garden is just beautiful! Bring a chair and a dish to share for the potluck picnic! In the event of inclement weather, event will be rescheduled.

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Past events (22)

April Book Discussion Group

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