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Chicago Chapter Events


Explore Chicago! Glessner House: Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tour of Historic Prairie Avenue

Explore Chicago!  Glessner House: Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tour of Historic Prairie AvenueFriday, October 29, 2021, 5:30‑6:30pm CDT
Location: Glessner House @ 1800 S Prairie Ave.
This event is SOLD OUT!
All Attendees: $18

Are you finally fully vacinated and ready to get spooked? 

This event is so popular that they have already sold out for all 8 tours on October 29 & October 30.  BUT.. they are offering TTN Members a Private Tour!

Tales of strange sounds, unexplained sightings, and untimely endings await as you explore Prairie Avenue at dusk!

During this 60 minute walking tour through the Prairie Avenue Historic District, learn about the mystery surrounding the death of Marshall Field Jr., the tragic events that plagued the Philander Hanford house, the lingering ghost of Edson Keith, and more - if you dare! 

5:30-6:30 p.m. Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago  Tour will be followed by dinner (Dinner not included with tour, members purchase own meal, restaurant location to be announced soon)

Advanced Registration required! All ticket sales final, no refunds or exchanges. 

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Chicago Chapter Happy Hour - Zooming into the weekend!

Chicago Chapter Happy Hour - Zooming into the weekend!Friday, October 29, 2021
Time:
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Link provided with confirmation-Please save to your calendar!
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

TTN Virtual Happy Hour--Staying in? Don't spend Friday night alone, pour yourself a glass of wine or something stronger and let’s toast to the end of another week!  No agenda, just fun and lively conversation! Invite a friend and register her when you register!



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TTN Bikers! Halloween Bike Ride: Gold Coast Mansions

TTN Bikers! Halloween Bike Ride: Gold Coast MansionsSunday, October 31, 2021, 6‑7:30pm CDT
Location: Meeting place TBD
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Let’s bike ride through the Gold Coast mansions with their extravagant Halloween decorations! 


Halloween Bike Ride: Gold Coast Mansions Decorated for Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 202. 6-7:30pm
Location: Gold Coast. (Specific address to be announced once we know the group size.) 
 

The Gold Coast comes alive with magnificent Halloween decorations in grand scale. The neighborhood is lined with the stateliest, most historic mansions which get decked out to become professionally decorated, over-the-top haunted houses, all very realistic and impressive. Our bike ride will wander through the beautiful streets of Dearborn, Astor, Goethe, etc… stopping occasionally along the way to take in the dramatic Halloween Eye-Candy. 

A fun way to see some great historic homes and explore how the ‘other half haunts!’

Feel free to rent a Divvy if you don’t have a bike. This is a very safe, quiet neighborhood with little to no traffic.

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TTN Chicago - Meet & Eat Lunch at Prost!

TTN Chicago - Meet & Eat Lunch at Prost!Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12‑1:30pm CDT
Location: Prost! 2566 N Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park
Restricted to members and their guests
This event is SOLD OUT!
Members and Guests: FREE

Are you finally fully vaccinated and ready to lunch and laugh again with friends?

Join TTN Chicago members for lunch at Prost in Lincoln Park!

A perfect October lunch destination...Prost! has the feel of a classic German restaurant and beer hall. The wide selection of beer on tap imported straight from Deutschland and traditional German cuisine, from giant pretzels, sausages, kraut, schnitzel, potato pancakes, spaetzle and more that highlight the thriving festive German culture. Prost! maintains authentic detail, complete with long rows of imported rustic tables and benches that line the outer walls. 

Please be prepared to split the bill (either bring cash or work out the details with your tablemates) as they don't do individual checks. 



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In-Person Mix & Mingle- Aster Hall Bar & Study 900 N. Michigan

In-Person Mix & Mingle- Aster Hall Bar & Study 900 N. MichiganFriday, November 5, 2021, 4:30‑6:30pm CDT
Location: Aster Hall Bar & Study - Level 6 900 N. Michigan Avenue
All Attendees: FREE

It's always a "happy hour" when TTN members gather! 


Let's Mix and Mingle over drinks at Aster Hall's Bar and Study on Level 6. Bar & Study offers a wide variety of curated coffees, craft cocktails, wine and small bites available for purchase. See menu and prices here.

Website says parking is available at 911 N. Rush, Free for 3 Hours with $10 minimum purchase. 

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Explore Chicago! Glessner House Servants Private Tour & dinner

Explore Chicago!  Glessner House Servants Private Tour & dinnerSaturday, November 13, 2021, 3‑5pm CST
Location: Glessner House @ 1800 S Prairie Ave.
Restricted to members and their guests
This event is SOLD OUT!
Members and Guests: $25

Fully Vaccinated?  Immerse yourselves in the life of the servants to the rich in the late 1800’s - a TTN exclusive PRIVATE TOUR!

Glessner House Servants Tour (and dinner after)
Private Tour: 3-5pm. Tickets: $25
Dinner: 5:30pm. Location to be announced. 

In 1885, architect Henry Hobson Richardson was asked to design a house for the Glessner family and their live-in staff.

For Chicago's Gilded Age millionaires--in this neighborhood built around the wealth--life was highly social, with considerable entertaining and dinners that started at 9pm, after the theater or the opera. That meant workdays for household staffs that stretched from dawn to midnight. Secure housing was provided, but not much else. Wages were low. Time off was limited to one afternoon a week and every other Sunday. Many servants, in their journals, noted a sense of isolation. "We share in the work of the house, but not in the pleasure of the home.”

We’ll learn about their lives life using extraordinary records maintained by Frances Glessner, including her personal journal and a book where she documented each servant as they came and went. We’ll explore the servants’ areas of the house in detail, including spaces not featured on regular tours. Learn what a day in the life of a servant would have been like for coachman Charles Nelson, cook Mattie Williamson, the troublesome housekeeper Miss Brockington, and others.

VERY Limit Capacity as spaces are small so purchase soon! Limit 8. Click "More Info" below to register and pay. No Refunds. 

You must be vaccinated and wear a mask for this tour.
Tour will be followed with a dinner - restaurant will be announced. 



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Explore Chicago! Juliani Ensemble Chamber Music

Explore Chicago! Juliani Ensemble Chamber MusicSunday, November 14, 2021, 3‑4:30pm CST
Location: Epiphany Center For the Arts, 201 S Ashland (west loop)

Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon of chamber music with the Juliani Ensemble.

Come join your TTN friends for a 90 minute concert in the Sanctuary at Epiphany Center for the Arts in the west loop.

The Juliani Ensemble, a highly acclaimed chamber music ensemble comprised of world class musicians, has delighted Chicago audiences with inventive, energetic chamber music concerts since its inception in 1999. ​​As a performing partner at the Chicago Cultural Center in Preston Bradley Hall, the Juliani Ensemble performed to enthusiastic, appreciative, large audiences at capacity for almost twenty years building a solid following. The next stage of artistic influence is to take that devoted following and perform for them in smaller numbers at intimate venues for a more personal impact.


Program:

Duo in C major for Violin and Viola, J. Sibelius
Cantabile for Violin and Piano, N. Paganini  
Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12, Z. Kodaly
Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74, A. Dvorak


Juliani Ensemble: Emily Seaberry Graef, flute; Julian Graef, violin and viola; 
Anita Graef, cello

Tickets $20 General Admission.  Purchase tickets in Advance on your own here:  https://epiphanychi.com/events/the-juliani-ensemble-copy/  
Then RSVP that you are coming by registering.

COVID Notice: venue requires proof of vaccination or recent negative CovId test for entrance. Masks must be work inside until seated.


Doors Open: 2:30PM Performance Time: 3:00PM 

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Explore Chicago! TTN Holiday Fashion Show at J.Jill Water Tower Place

Explore Chicago!  TTN Holiday Fashion Show at J.Jill Water Tower PlaceFriday, November 19, 2021, 6‑8pm CST
Location: J Jill Water Tower Place 835 N. Michigan Avenue
Restricted to members and their guests
Members: FREE, Guests: $5

Are you ready to go out again but don’t know what to wear? 


Whether you’re going back to the office or to a holiday get together let the stylists at J. Jill show you how to look your best at any age.  Come join us for a glass of wine and a fashion show on Friday, November 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Watertower Place J.Jill store.

J.Jill is closing their doors to the public early Friday evening to show TTN members how to look our best. We’ll need a few models so email Ellen and come strut your stuff on the catwalk!  Registration required.

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Explore Chicago! Morton Arboretum Illumination! Holiday Light Show

Explore Chicago!  Morton Arboretum Illumination! Holiday Light ShowFriday, December 10, 2021, 4:30‑5:30pm CST
Location: Morton Arboretum 4100 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle, IL

Ready to get into the holiday spirit?

After switching to a drive-through format for 2020, the Morton Arboretum's "Illumination" annual holiday light show is returning this year as a mile-long, walk-through a spectacle of LED lights and music, featuring a blend of new and returning light displays set amid 50 acres of trees.
 
New for 2021 is a special light-up display of "Hallow," one of artist Daniel Popper's large-scale statues featured in the Arboretum's popular "Human+Nature" exhibition, plus a collection of 150 colorful lanterns, an "enchanted gateway" of glowing lights leading to Meadow Lake and a lit-up pasture near the top of the conifer trail, among other first-time features. You'll also find returning favorites like
Ornament Hill, Enchanted Hill and the music-filled Symphony Woods.

While you make your way through the show, stop to warm up and roast marshmallows at bonfires set along the path, or grab snacks from concessions vendors.  

Ticket Cost is $24 (non-refundable).  You must purchase your Tickets in Advance on-line through the Arboretum WebsiteDon't dely, please sign up quickly because tickets are timed and you will want to stay with the group. Then register for this event so we know you are coming!

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Explore Chicago! Holiday Evening Segway Tour!

Explore Chicago!  Holiday Evening Segway Tour!Monday, December 13, 2021, 6‑8pm CST
Location: Absolutely Chicago Segway Tour 300 E. Monroe Street
Restricted to members and their guests
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021
Members and Guests: $70

Take a night Segway tour of Chicago’s holiday lights and festivities!

See Chicago all decked out in holiday lights on a Segway sightseeing tour of the Windy City’s sparkling downtown. Get into the holiday spirit as you ride past the bean sculpture and Millennium Park Ice Rink, admire festive window displays at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Fields) and glide under twinkling lights along Michigan Avenue. End your 2-hour ride with a visit to the Christkindlmarkt, located around the city’s official Christmas tree in Daley Plaza.
 
Inclusions: Professional guide, thorough segway training and orientation, Explore the Christkindlmarket, Helmet and personal storage bag on Segway PT
 
Exclusions: Gratuities
 
Departure details:
300 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60601.  Tours depart from Lakeside office at 300 E Monroe Street, inside the southwest lobby of the Lakeside Parking garage. Take the stairs at the northeast corner of Columbus and Monroe down one level below street level. Look for the orange “Segway Tours” flags and follow the arrow of our Absolutely Chicago Segway Tour signs.
 
Duration: 120–135 minutes
 
Cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.  The company will cancel due to inclement weather.


There is a small hardshell backpack on your Segway in which you may store your personal items, including a small purse. Consider using a fanny pack. (Do not carry a large purse.) 



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Explore Chicago! Holiday Tea at the Drake!

Explore Chicago! Holiday Tea at the Drake!Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3:15‑4:30pm CST
Location: Palm Court Restaurant @ Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago

"It's the Most Wonderful (Tea) Time of the Year!"

Just in time for the holidays the Drake Hotel's beautiful Palm Court restaurant has reopened for afternoon tea.  Enjoy traditional tea sandwiches, sweet and savory scones and a tempting assortment of sweet treats as you sip tea, champagne or a cocktail with your TTN Chicago friends.  Pinkies up!

Cost: Holiday Tea is $69/person (pay at restaurant), tax, gratuity extra. Alcoholic beverages at an additional charge. 

We have reservations for 15 people. Don't delay, register now to reserve your seat for Holiday Tea. This is a popular event, please only register if you are sure you can make it. 

Waitlist: If this event is sold out, please email Ellen Graber to join the waitlist. Email Ellen here.

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TTN Events from Other Chapters

Founders Over 40 UnConference

Founders Over 40 UnConferenceWednesday, October 6, 2021 through Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time:
October 6,13,20,27 (12pm)
Location: Online Webinar

Co-Sponsored by Stage2Startups & TTN-NYC

Join the Stage2Startups community for the premier program designed for those who are considering or have already left their career path to successfully found and grow their own business or nonprofit. Whether you are a Baby Boomer or a Gen X founder or aspiring founder, you will be able to learn from and interact with other successful founders while making the business connections you want.

* JUST ADDED - Three Ted Talk Speakers*
  • Ashton Applewhite, ageism activist and author of "This Chair Rocks"
  • Jeanne Pinder, founder of Clear Health Costs.
  • Elizabeth Isele, UN advisor and founder of the Global Institute.
 
Tickets Start at $30
( 20% Discount Ends Soon)


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Conversations on Loss & Resilience - Three Online Sessions

Conversations on Loss & Resilience - Three Online SessionsWednesday, October 27, 2021, 4:30‑6:30pm EDT
Location: Online
Restricted to members only
This event is SOLD OUT!
Members: FREE
Wait, wait, we know what you’re thinking! You’ve had enough! No more doom and gloom. We get it!
 
That’s why we are focusing these conversations on how loss shapes our experience, and how it teaches us what matters, how can we turn wounds into wisdom and pain into purpose. Instead of sadness, we are aiming for joy. 
 
In this three-part conversation series, we’ll look at all kinds of losses, especially those that often go unacknowledged like relationships, identity, safety, mobility, or jobs, and talk about lighter, happier ways to move forward.  
 
We’ll share nourishing insights, information and resources, all with humor and grace.

Please contact wendy.dc.ttn@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the waitlist for this program. 



 

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New Member Orientation

New Member OrientationThursday, October 28, 2021, 1‑2pm EDT
Location: A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.
All Attendees: FREE


Are you a new member?  Or are you interested in learning more about us before joining our community?

Welcome to The Transition Network!

At New Member Orientation we'll provide an overview of who we are, what we offer our members, and how to get the most out of your TTN experience.  

There will be lots of time to ask questions.  And you'll have a fun opportunity to meet other new members during our session!



 

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"Now, Where Did I Put That?" How To Have Your Facts At Your Fingertips

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 3:30‑5pm EDT
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Members: FREE, Guest: $10

"Now, Where Did I Put That?"

How To Have Your Facts At Your Fingertips 

by Mary Greenlee

Come hear Mary’s story and the creative life facts management tool that was born because of it as well as how you can empower yourself with the info you need.
 

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DC Virtual Friday Lunch Connection

DC Virtual Friday Lunch ConnectionFriday, October 29, 2021
Time:
12:00pm
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE
Looking For a Way to Connect Over the Friday Lunch Hour?

Make your favorite salad and click through to a virtual drop-in get-together. Come for the conversation. Stay for the laughs! You'll find a variety of topics being discussed along with some guaranteed chuckles.

This Friday lunch group has been going strong for well over a year! We invite you to join the fun with this supportive group of women.

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Age of the Witch Hunts

Age of the Witch HuntsFriday, October 29, 2021, 5‑6pm EDT
Location: Zoom call
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: $5

Boston Chapter:  It's 5:00 Somewhere Cocktail Hour
                          
              Age of the Witch Hunts!   

Join Us for A Kick off to Halloween...............

A visit to Salem, Massachusetts, reminds us of the witch trials of 1692-3. But the events in Salem were not uniquely American phenomena; instead, they were part of a much longer history of witch hunting in Europe that spanned nearly 300 years, involving approximately 100,000 formal accusations and 50,000 executions in places ranging from Scotland to Russia.

Michelle D. Brock takes us through an overview of this fascinating and complex era and asks what insights we gain as we learn about these events. 



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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Scan and Preserve Your Photos and Documents

Philadelphia Chapter Event: Scan and Preserve Your Photos and DocumentsMonday, November 1, 2021, 3‑4:30pm EDT
Location: Virtual Event via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 30, 2021
This event is SOLD OUT!
Members: $10, Guest: $15





Learn the best ways to gather, sort, scan and preserve your precious memories for future generations, including old photos, slides, negatives and other documents! A full demonstration along with equipment options, required tech skills, and a project management checklist will be provided.



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Washington DC Chapter Event: Ted Talk Tuesday - " Life's third act"

Washington DC Chapter Event: Ted Talk Tuesday - Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time:
7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Join us for Ted Talk Tuesday, where we watch and discuss this short 12 minute Ted Talk, " Life's third act" by Jane Fonda.

Jane Fonda has had four extraordinary careers (so far): Oscar-winning actor, author, fitness guru, and impassioned activist.  

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren't just a footnote. Jane Fonda asks how we can re-imagine this new phase of our lives.

 



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Long Island Chapter Event: EAT SEASONALLY WITH ROOT VEGETABLES AND SOUPS

Long Island Chapter Event: EAT SEASONALLY WITH ROOT VEGETABLES AND SOUPSWednesday, November 3, 2021
Time:
4 to 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Restricted to members and their guests
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Members: $8, Guests: $12
This program is the second in the series of  SEASONS OF SELF CARE” 
 
Join health coach Maryann Jones in the kitchen as she prepares a delicious soup and side dish that you can easily prepare to warm your body and fuel your health. 
 


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DC Virtual Friday Lunch Connection

DC Virtual Friday Lunch ConnectionFriday, November 5, 2021
Time:
12:00pm
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Looking For a Way to Connect Over the Friday Lunch Hour?

Make your favorite salad and click through to this virtual drop-in get-together. Come for the conversation! Stay for the laughs! You'll find a variety of topics being discussed along with some guaranteed chuckles.

This Friday lunch has been going strong for well over a year!We invite you to join the fun with this supportive group of women.


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The Challenges of Black Genealogy

The Challenges of Black GenealogyFriday, November 5, 2021, 5‑6pm EDT
Location: Zoom
All Attendees: $5
Boston Chapter: Its 5:00 Somewhere Cocktail Hour

The Challenges of Black Genealogy!




Some of the discussion around reparations includes asking who will the recipients be? Some would say that African-Americans would have to trace their families back to slavery. But there are unique challenges when doing genealogy for African-Americans.

Our speaker will be Nicka Sewell-Smith, a genealogist with over 20 years of experience, who will share techniques used to overcome common issues when doing genealogy for Black families.

 

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DC Virtual Friday Lunch Connection

DC Virtual Friday Lunch ConnectionFriday, November 12, 2021
Time:
12:00pm
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Looking For a Way to Connect Over the Friday Lunch Hour?

Make your favorite salad and click through to this virtual drop-in get-together. Come for the conversation! Stay for the laughs! You'll find a variety of topics being discussed along with some guaranteed chuckles.

This Friday lunch has been going strong for well over a year!We invite you to join the fun with this supportive group of women.


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Your STORY is Your Legacy

Your STORY is Your LegacyMonday, November 15, 2021, 3‑4:30pm EST
Location: Virtual Event via Zoom
Members: $10, Guest: $15






When it comes to downsizing, are you safeguarding the wrong things? Your real treasures aren't in the china closet, they're in your story.  Learn how to rethink about possessions and upsize your future. 

Our speaker, Margit Novack, is a masterful storyteller and offers a unique perspective built over 25 years as a founder and leader in the Senior Move Management industry.

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The TTN Central Ohio Writer's Group Presents: "Sands Through the Hourglass - Stories from the Days of Our Lives"

Monday, November 15, 2021, 6‑8pm EST
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Members: FREE, Guest: $5

Join the Central Ohio TTN Writers Peer Group on November 15 at 6pm Eastern where they will share inspiring, from-the-heart stories from their memoirs. You'll have the opportunity to write your own paragraph as well!

Read more and Register for this Interesting and Always-Loved yearly presentation!

 

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TTN-NYC Author Webinar featuring Joshua Henkin

TTN-NYC Author Webinar featuring Joshua HenkinTuesday, November 16, 2021
Time:
3:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom ID sent 72 hours prior to event
Members: FREE, Guest: $10

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with author Joshua Henkin on his new book MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, a tender, powerful, and big-hearted novel about love in the face of loss.

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Virtual Women in Transition Workshop - A National Event

Virtual Women in Transition Workshop - A National EventTuesday, November 16, 2021, 4‑6:15pm EST
Location: Zoom link to come.
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 5, 2021
This event is SOLD OUT!
Members: $30, Guest: $40





Has your personal or professional life been disrupted by changes that have left you feeling adrift?  Changes after 50 may mean significant shifts in how we think about our identity, what's most important to us, and what motivates us. Is it time to explore new possibilities for what's next, rethink your life and/or work priorities, or make changes in your lifestyle?  

TTN's Virtual Women in Transition Workshop is just what you've been looking for!

This TTN signature workshop is scheduled across two sessions:  November 16 and November 18 from 4:00pm to 6:15pm Eastern Time on both days.  

 

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San Francisco Bay Area Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3‑5pm PST
Location: Virtual Event on Zoom
All Attendees: FREE
Healthy Feet - Happier Life

Healthy feet are vital for an active life.

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Washington DC Chapter Event: Together Women Rise

Washington DC Chapter Event: Together Women RiseWednesday, November 17, 2021, 7‑8:15pm EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE

Looking For a Way to Improve the Lives of Women & Girls?
Come & Be Inspired!
 
Join us for our monthly Together Women Rise meeting and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of women and girls in countries around the world. Our efforts are even more critical due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on these communities.

Take a vicarious voyage abroad each month and learn about  amazing grassroots organizations that are transforming the lives of women and girls in developing countries. The TTN-DC Together Women Rise chapter is part of a nationwide giving circle dedicated to promoting gender equality among societies in Africa, Asia and South/Central America. Using videos and other educational materials provided by Together Women Rise, we learn together about these organizations and enjoy the company of other TTN women who share a passion for improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.


 

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DC Virtual Friday Lunch Connection

DC Virtual Friday Lunch ConnectionFriday, November 19, 2021
Time:
12:00pm
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Looking For a Way to Connect Over the Friday Lunch Hour?

Make your favorite salad and click through to this virtual drop-in get-together. Come for the conversation! Stay for the laughs! You'll find a variety of topics being discussed along with some guaranteed chuckles.

This Friday lunch has been going strong for well over a year!We invite you to join the fun with this supportive group of women.


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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIIIFriday, November 19, 2021, 8‑9pm EST
Location: Zoom
Restricted to members and their guests
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Members: $8, Guests: $12
Not ready yet to visit Broadway and see “SIX”- the biggest hit of the season?
View this zoom presentation in the safety and comfort of your own home.   


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Book Discussion: Where The Crawdads Sing

Book Discussion: Where The Crawdads SingMonday, November 22, 2021, 6‑7:30pm MST
Location: Online Event Event via Zoom
All Attendees: FREE

Where the Crawdads Sing follows two timelines that slowly intertwine.  The first part describes the life and adventures of a young girl who grows up isolated in the marsh of North Carolina in the 1950s and 1960s.  The second part is a crime drama about the murder of a local celebrity.  Written by American author Delia Owens, this 2018 novel has topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 and 2020.



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DC Virtual Friday Lunch Connection

DC Virtual Friday Lunch ConnectionFriday, November 26, 2021
Time:
12:00pm
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Looking For a Way to Connect Over the Friday Lunch Hour?
We will be meeting the day after Thanksgiving!
 
Make your favorite salad and click through to this virtual drop-in get-together. Come for the conversation! Stay for the laughs! You'll find a variety of topics being discussed along with some guaranteed chuckles.

This Friday lunch has been going strong for well over a year!We invite you to join the fun with this supportive group of women.  

 


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Misty Water-Colored Memories? - Online Presentation

Misty Water-Colored Memories? - Online PresentationSunday, December 5, 2021, 7‑8pm EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE
How do we recapture memories of our lives, of our families, of the times we lived through?  Can we really trust what we remember?  What does it mean to tell the “truth” about the past?  What do we owe to those who may remember it all differently?  Do we still see things in retrospect in the same way we experienced them in the moment?
 
Writing a memoir requires asking oneself these and other questions about memory, family, and history.  But even if you have no plans to capture your life on paper or publish the stories you want to pass on, these questions are key to harvesting the wisdom that is the gift of age.
 
Leslie Sussan will share some of her reflections on the challenges and rewards of writing a memoir.  You are invited to consider what gifts and obstacles you find in the process of looking back at families and memories from the perspective of today. 

Learn about Leslie's Memoir, Choosing Life: My Father's Journey From Hollywood to Hiroshima at http://hiroshima-choosinglife.com. 


 

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A Look Back at the Early Days of Tv Advertising

A Look Back at the Early Days of Tv AdvertisingFriday, January 14, 2022, 5‑6pm EST
Location: Zoom
All Attendees: $5
Boston Chapter:  It's 5:00 Somewhere Cocktail Hour

   "AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR"
                          

                                         Oh what a relief it is...

   A Look Back at the Early Days of TV Advertising 

                               Back by popular demand -Brian Rose

Those commercials we grew up with!

When television began in the late 1940s, advertising was already a vital part of the picture. TV’s first big hit, Milton Berle, appeared on The Texaco Star Theater; Frank Sinatra hosted Bulova Watch Time. Throughout the 1950s, advertisers were fully in charge, controlling the content of a large part of prime time, and selling their products through live demonstrations, celebrity testimonials, inventive animation, and ads that integrated directly into the program. 

With the shift away from full sponsorship to 30-second “participating” spots in the 1960s, a new era of creativity emerged, as advertisers embraced new techniques and approaches in order to reach new generations of consumers. This talk will look at how advertising changed during television’s first two decades and the important role it played in convincing viewers that the key to happiness lay in quite literally buying their way into the American dream.



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Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation & MindfulnessFriday, January 28, 2022, 10‑11am EST
Location: online zoom
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: $5
Boston Chapter Coffee Hour:  Open to All 

             Meditation & Mindfulness

     Do You have too much Stress in your life? 
                 

                   Make Some Time for Yourself
     
  
Jaci McCarty, Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher
Jaci is Back for a return session - Don't miss out!

Mindfulness is credited with benefits that include stress reduction, improved focus and a boost in working memory.  Learn some techniques that will make you aware and conscious of your Mind-Body-Heart-Breath. 

Discover how to reach a state of inner balance, clarity of mind, and calming of body using a variety of techniques. This should be a soothing and relaxing morning, a great start to the weekend!


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