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October Schedule

CANNABIS LAW IN CONNECTICUT: A COMPLETE UPDATE

Tuesday, October 3
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48248

Cost: $1

Presenters: Benjamin Pomerantz, Vincent Farisello, and Paul Travaglino

Benjamin Pomerantz is a partner at Carmody Torrance Sandak and Hennessey LLP. He manages the firm’s Cannabis industry group. Vincent Farisello is a partner in the same law firm and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and Cannabis team. Paul Travaglino is the owner and manager of Enlightened Foods, a CT based Cannabis food and beverage company.

Hear about the evolution of hemp and cannabis laws in CT and the practicalities of growing and selling hemp and cannabis products.

GREAT DECISIONS

Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48249

Cost: $2 for the Series

Facilitator: Shirley Benjamin

Shirley Benjamin graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in NYC as a dance major and performed with the Joffrey Ballet.  She received degrees from Clark University and was one of the founding members of the Performing Arts School of Worcester. She was introduced to Great Decisions discussion groups in Tucson, AZ and has facilitated this popular program for SSILL for many years.

Great Decisions is a four-part program produced by the Foreign Policy Association. Topics this semester are China, American Economic Warfare and U.S. Policy, Political Trends in Latin America, and Famine in the 21st century.

ANATOMY OF A MURDER

Tuesday, October 10
10:00 a.m.​ at GCC
Program #48250

Cost: $1

Presenter: Judge Thomas O’Keefe, Retired Senior Judge, CT Superior Court

Judge O’Keefe will discuss the case of The State of CT v. Lishan Wang: Behind the Scenes of a Murder; What You Don’t See on CSI.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: FRANCIS BACON, BARBARA HEPWORTH, DAVID HOCKNEY and HENRY MOORE

Wednesday, October 11
10:00 a.m. at Zoom
Program #48251

Cost: Free

Presenter: Bob Potter, Art Educator and Historian

Bob Potter spent his early career as Art Director and Creative Director for leading media companies including Scholastic Magazines, Time Warner and National Geographic. He was a corporate development officer for the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. He has managed innovative art therapy programs and a professional development program for art students at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and is a docent at the Yale Center of British Art.

The talk will describe how these British artists changed modern art through their paintings and sculptures.

GREAT DECISIONS

Thursday, October 12
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #482549

Please refer to October 5 for full details.

UNLOCKING THE SECRETS TO TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Tuesday, October 17
10:00 a.m. GCC
Program #48252

Cost: $1

Presenter: Gabby Ceccolini, Quinnipiac University School of Medicine

Gabby Ceccolini is the Director of the Standardized Patient and Assessment Center at the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. She has ten years’ experience in medical education.

The speaker will share the framework for patients to follow to enhance effective communication with their doctors. Doctors are trained in how to talk with patients. Now it’s your turn to be trained in how to talk with your doctor to receive the best care at every future medical visit.

GREAT DECISIONS

Thursday, October 19
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #482549

Please refer to October 5 for full details.

DOCUMENTARY FILM: MUNDO MAYA: PEOPLE OF THE YUCATAN

Tuesday, October 24
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48254

Cost: $1

Presenter: Steve Hamm, Documentary Filmmaker 

Steve Hamm is an author, journalist, and film maker. He has worked for several newspapers and magazines and has made documentary films about local history and global social issues.

Steve Hamm returns to introduce his newest documentary film about the contemporary Maya people of Mexico’s Yucatan.

CONCERT: PROJECT MUSIC HEALS US

Wednesday, October 25
10:00 a.m. at SGCH
Program #48255

Cost: $1

Presenters: Project Music Heals Us

Presenter: Project Music Heals Us is a Guilford based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide encouragement, education, and healing by bringing high quality live music performances and interactive programs to marginalized communities with limited ability to access the music themselves. PMHU focuses on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations.

GREAT DECISIONS

Thursday, October 26
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #482549

Please refer to October 5 for full details.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION

Tuesday, October 31
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48256

Cost: $1

Presenter: Donna Fedus, Gerontologist and Educator

Donna Fedus, MA is a Gerontologist and founder of Borrow My Glasses, LLC, a gernontology education company focused on aging and care giving. The speaker brings more than thirty years of experience and a passion for dementia and care giving to her work as a gerontologist, adjunct professor, researcher, instructional designer, and program strategist. 

We don’t know how to prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, but we do know what puts you at risk and protects you from cognitive impairment.

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