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June 2024

Program Schedule
Learn. Explore. Connect.

Registration is ongoing through June. You may stop by the front desk at the Guilford Community Center to

register or purchase a gift card to register a friend.

June Schedule


Tuesday, June 4
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #18257

Fee: $3

Presenter: Crystal Gaudio, Landscape Architect 

Crystal is a registered landscape architect in Guilford. She has 19 years of experience building landscapes throughout the U.S.  Born and educated in California, Crystal began her career in San Francisco and then moved to Brooklyn to work as the lead landscape architect at the Prospect Park Alliance, building award-winning playgrounds and historic reconstruction projects. With the founding of Rubus Landscape Architecture in 2014, she has designed residential landscapes in Guilford, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles that highlight native and climate-oriented plantings.

Homeowners have a unique opportunity to support pollinators and bird habitats in their own yards. The presenter will describe how lawn areas can be transformed into pollinator gardens, meadows, or even woodlands, highlighting the benefits of this kind of planting design.


Wednesday, June 5
10:00 a.m. at MSC
Program #18255

Fee: $3

Presenter: Yale Science in the News

Speakers: Jordan Schmerge, Kaustav Mitra, Sumit Chaturvedi, Brahmmi Patel

Light is everywhere around us, but did you know that we can use light too? In this talk Yale Scientists will discuss how we can use light in focusing lenses, mapping the Universe, and computer-generated imagery.

BOOK DISCUSSION: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Thursday, June 6
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #18258

Fee: $3

Facilitator: Pam Asmus, Ph.D. 

Pamela Asmus did her graduate work in American Studies at Brown University with a specialty in American women, American social and intellectual history, and American literature. She has taught at the University of New Haven, SCSU, and Wesleyan University.

This novel, divided into four parts, focuses on the varied experiences of an Indian-Muslim family living in northern California, striving to find a balance between tradition and modernity.


Wednesday, June 12
11:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #18260

Fee: $30

Presenter: Sanctuary Kitchen Staff and Chefs

End our semester with a sumptuous lunch! Partake in an authentic tasting menu prepared by chefs from Sanctuary Kitchen and hear about their immigrant and refugee experiences.

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