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September Schedule

OPENING DAY RECEPTION AND CONCERT

Wednesday, September 6
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48241

Cost: Free

Presenter: Central City Stompers

Back again to welcome us, this popular group will perform classical jazz standards from the first half of the 20th century
and recent works from great Revivalist bands. 

CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY

Tuesday, September 12
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48242

Cost: $1

Presenter: Sergeant Martina Jakober

Sergeant Martina Jakober has been an officer with the Guilford Police Department for twenty-four years.  She runs the Crime Prevention Unit, GPD’s social media, and works in the Patrol Division.

From thefts at the gas pump to phishing text messages, the speaker will talk about crimes affecting local residents. 

MARINE MAMMALS AND SEA TURTLES OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

Tuesday, September 19
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48244

Cost: $1

Presenter: MaryEllen Mateleska

The presenter is Mystic Aquarium’s Senior Director of Education and Conservation. She has over twenty years’ experience in this field bringing marine science, environmental conservation, and STEM topics to the public.

Discover the diversity of seal, whale, and sea turtle species that visit Long Island. Learn about documented seasonal and long-term changes in these populations, and how to get involved in local marine mammal rescue efforts.

OVERCOMING POVERTY IN RURAL HONDURAS; STAY OR EMIGRATE.

Wednesday, September 20
10:00 a.m. – Zoom
Program #48245

Cost: $1

Presenter: Mark Hopkins, professional photographer

Mark Hopkins is an award-winning photographer and a frequent and popular speaker at SSILL.

Why are Central America’s subsistence farmers leaving everything behind to seek asylum in America? This talk, illustrated with the speaker’s photography, takes the audience to a mountain village in Honduras where American volunteers are helping its residents overcome the ravages of extreme poverty. Finally, the talk explores the rigors that todays’ migrants face when they head north to seek asylum at the  U.S. border.

TOO MUCH TRASH: NO MORE ROOM

Tuesday, September 26
10:00 a.m. at GCC
Program #48246

Cost $1

Presenters: Janice A. Plaziak, P.E. and CT DEEP

Janice A. Plaziak became Guilford Town Engineer in 2018 after nearly two decades as an engineer for the town of Branford. This past May, the towns of Guilford and Madison launched a Food Scrap Co-Collection pilot program to address the waste disposal crisis in CT. (22% of garbage is food scrap that can be diverted to create clean energy.) The presenters will talk about the creation and implementation of this program.

THE MAGIC OF MOZART: THE MUSICAL GENIUS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Friday, September 29
11:00 a.m. at GFL
Program #48247

Cost: $1

Presenter: Alan Mann, Opera Theater of Connecticut

Alan Mann is Artistic Director of Opera Theater of Connecticut. His work in professional theater and opera has taken him around the world.  His directing assignments span traditional opera, contemporary opera, comic opera, musical theater, and classic and modern theater. He is also a renowned guest speaker, known for his opera talks.

Alan will share the moving story of the most prolific and influential composer of the classical period. Despite his short life, Mozart created more than 800 works from virtually every musical genre. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.

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