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1. Membership from 9/1/20 through 8/31/21

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/1/2020

Membership for one year ending August 31, 2021. Membership cannot be prorated. Dues are $45 for the year. HOWEVER, IF YOU SIGN UP BY SEPTEMBER 30, YOU CAN STILL PAY $40 FOR THE YEAR.

2. Film Club "Juno" on 10/19


Dates: 10/19/2020

NewStarting Today
Join our film aficionado, Mimi, in a discussion of this 2007 charming and clever film by award winning writer Diablo Cody.. PLEASE WATCH THE MOVIE ON YOUR OWN BEFORE THE DISCUSSION. It is available on Amazon. Also, check your library for availability. Monday, October 19 at 11:00 AM. PLEASE SIGN UP BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 TO GET THE NOTES AND ZOOM LINK ON TIME.

3. Zoom Book Club 10/21/20


Dates: 10/21/2020

Starting Soon
This month's selection is Factfulness: 10 Reasons we are Wrong About the World- and Why Things are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling.. Our facilitator,Candace, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00. Please register by October 15 to receive the Zoom link and notes in a timely manner.

4. Banksy_ The Elusive Artist of the Shredded Girl with Balloon Art Fame


Dates: 10/28/2020

Come along with us as we come to know Banksy, the anonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ON UTUBE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PROGRAM: Who is Banksy? (26 min.) AND One Day in Dismaland, (28 min.) Wednesday, October 28th at 11:30. $0 member/ $10 nonmember. Please register by 10/22 to receive the Zoom link in a timely fashion.

5. Conspirancy of Goodness


Dates: 11/4/2020

Looking to lift your spirit? Then this program is for you. Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? The world needs to know that there are still extraordinary places around the globe, and people across the planet working for the good of our shared future! Join us on this uplifting journey to analyze altruism and its positive influence in the world. PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING 16 MINUTE VIDEO ON TEDTALK : How to Let Your Altruism Be Your Guide Please be ready to share a feel good altruistic story you have heard. Wednesday, November 4th at 11:30. Please sign up by Thursday, 10/29. $0 member/$10 nonmember.

6. The Mystery of Ellora Caves - Ancient Aliens in India?


Dates: 11/11/2020

Come along with us as we travel to the largest monolithic structure in the world that was carved out of a single piece of rock! How were the Ellora caves cut out of the rocks, without the use of ‘modern' technology? It is a construction that we would be hard pressed to replicate today. Many archaeologists suggest that thousands of years ago, ancient cultures were far more advanced than some scholars are crediting them for. What baffles experts is their incredible precision and design. It seems very plausible that whoever built these fascinating cave may have been using an unknown advanced ancient technology. PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING 36 MINUTE VIDEO ON UTUBE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PROGRAM: Ellora Caves Documentary The Mind-Boggling Rock Cut Temples of India, Wednesday, November 11 at 11:30. $0 members/$10 nonmembers. Please sign up by 11/5 to receive the ZOOM link on time