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One Day University Online Membership

One Day University Online MembershipThursday, April 16, 2020 through Thursday, July 16, 2020
Time:
Personal Schedule
Location: Live Streamed Online or Recorded Video
Restricted to members only
Members: FREE

We are excited to announce that our TTN Philadelphia Chapter has once again partnered with ONE DAY UNIVERSITY to offer our TTN members a free month of  One Day U online membership. You may continue your membership at $7.95 a month.

Check out the Upcoming Schedule of Online Events.



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Coffee Hour

Coffee HourFriday, July 3, 2020
Time:
10 am
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE

Visit with other chapter members and chat over a cup of coffee!

Please rsvp to bostonchapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.          
A link will be sent to you Thursday evening.



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TTN Author Webinar Series: A SENSE OF PLACE: HOW RESEARCH ADDS DEPTH TO A NOVEL’S LOCATION

TTN Author Webinar Series:  A SENSE OF PLACE: HOW RESEARCH ADDS DEPTH TO A NOVEL’S LOCATIONTuesday, July 7, 2020
Time:
3:00PM
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom ID sent 72 hours prior to event
Restricted to members only
Members: FREE
Members must log in using your TTN password to register.
Click here for help registering for this event.​



For July’s TTN Zoom Author Webinar, 
Lynda Cohen Loigman, USA Today bestselling author of The Two-Family House, will discuss her latest novel, The Wartime Sisters. The novel takes place in the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts. The novel centers around two estranged sisters who were raised in Brooklyn and reunited at the Armory in the early days of World War II.

 

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DC Chapter Ted Talk Tuesday - What Does it Take to Change a Mind? - Lucinda Beauman

DC Chapter Ted Talk Tuesday - What Does it Take to Change a Mind? - Lucinda BeaumanTuesday, July 7, 2020
Time:
7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE
Join us for Ted Talk Tuesday where we watch and discuss this 13 minute Ted Talk, Lucinda Beaman: What Does It Take to Change A Mind?
 
“A man convinced against his will is of his opinion still”. Ever tried to change a person’s mind when they weren’t really that convinced? Impossible, right? As fact check editor at The Conversation, Lucinda Beaman sees first-hand the conflict between facts and beliefs. She offers a framework for understanding how we process information and how we can connect with those who disagree with us.


 


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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Context Conversations Series: Secrets of Kyoto Geishas

Philadelphia Chapter Event: Context Conversations Series: Secrets of Kyoto GeishasTuesday, July 7, 2020
Time:
6:00 - 7:30PM
Location: Live Online Event
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020
Members: $24, Guest: $28

Enjoy a live, interactive seminar brought to us directly from Kyoto, Japan and learn about the Secrets of Kyoto Geishas! Context Travel is a network of scholars and specialists whose aim is to invite travelers off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture of the world's greatest cities. Context Conversations is a way to continue the dialogue from home and designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels. TTN is pleased to announce that we have arranged for a series of live events, just for our members and their guests, at a fraction of the normal cost. 

Secrets of Kyoto Geishas will be led by Dr. Gavin James Campbell a Professor of History at Doshisha University. Dr. Campbell has lived in Kyoto for 19 years and avidly participates in Kyoto geisha culture. He has also led Context tours in Kyoto for the last seven years.

Registration and refund deadline is June 22.

~ Posted by the Philadelphia Chapter



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DC Chapter Event - Growing During Times of Unpredictability and Loss

DC Chapter Event - Growing During Times of Unpredictability and LossTuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:30am EDT‑1pm EDT
Location: Online
Members: $5, Guest: $10

In modern history, personal resilience has never been called upon as it is now. The combined stresses of an unpredictable economy, long-standing social injustice, and the pervasive consequences of the COVID pandemic are subjecting us to a high degree of anxiety and uncertainty in our homes, businesses, and minds. 
Yet even when we are in the midst of loss and grief, there are ways to move beyond simply coping with it to becoming more resilient, and when we are more resilient, our overall well-being improves.

 

Join us for a new On Resilience conversation to become more aware of your coping style, learn how to process your loss and grief toward better communication and resilience, and create a small and important step to bolster your resilient self-care.

 

 

 



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Just Discuss: Live Short Story Reading and Discussion

Just Discuss: Live Short Story Reading and DiscussionWednesday, July 8, 2020
Time:
11am-12:30pm Central Time
Location: Zoom link provided with registration – Please save to your calendar!
Members: $12, Guest: $15

Just Discuss: Live Short Story Reading and Discussion
 

An invitation from the TTN Chicago Chapter.   

We all love a good book discussion—but we don’t always have time to read the book! Enter: Just Discuss: Short Stories. This program allows you to simply show up on Zoom, listen to a trained actor perform a dramatic reading of a carefully-selected short story, then enjoy an in-depth group discussion of the work. This concept was pioneered by Chicago-area writing instructor and book discussion moderator Alice Moody, who will also lead our session. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
 
 


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IT'S 5:00 SOMEWHERE!!

IT'S 5:00 SOMEWHERE!!Friday, July 10, 2020
Time:
5:00 PM
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE
Theme to be announced closer to date. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizer.

Please rsvp to bostonchapter@thetransitionnetwork.org      
A meeting link will be sent to you Thursday evening.

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Exclusive Pre-Release Screening of RADIOACTIVE and Live Q &A with Director Marjane Satrapi and Actor Rosamund Pike.

Exclusive Pre-Release Screening of RADIOACTIVE and Live Q &A with Director Marjane Satrapi and Actor Rosamund Pike.Monday, July 13, 2020 through Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time:
Details below
Location: Virtual Event - link & password will be sent to you before the screening.

Choose one screening of Radioactive,: $10 Member price.

Monday, July 13th at 4:00pm EST or Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30pm EST
 

TTN members are invited to an exclusive screening of  Radioactive, a cutting-edge historical feature film, directed by Marjane Satrapi (author of the award-winning novel Persepolis).

It documents the journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacy from the 1870s through to modern day—her passionate partnerships, scientific breakthroughs, and her enduring impact on the universe.
 
Live Q & A with director Marjane Satrapi & Rosamund Pike is Sat Jul 18 4PM. 

 

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Parenting Adult Children in the Pandemic

Parenting Adult Children in the PandemicTuesday, July 14, 2020
Time:
5:30-6:30pm Central Time
Location: Zoom link provided with registration – Please save to your calendar!
All Attendees: FREE

Parenting Adult Children in the Pandemic

An Invitation from the TTN Chicago Chapter

 
The saying, “Once a parent, always a parent” is relevant during our pandemic, as
many TTN members struggle with keeping their anxiety at bay when
communicating with adult children. TTN members find that the worries and
concerns they’ve always had for their children are magnified and more intense
during this time.

Join us as Cara Pollard, PCI Certified Parent Coach, shares ways parents can
address their own fears while still supporting their adult children. She’ll help
members learn how to let go of the situations that are beyond their control. 
Together we will explore some instances of adult children now worrying about their parents’ risk of exposure.
 


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NOSTALGIC REMEMBRANCE OF “BURNS & ALLEN”

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time:
11:00 AM
Location: Virtual/Zoom
Restricted to members only
Members: FREE
Classic straight man, George Burns, and his ditzy but loveable wife, Gracie Allen, began in vaudeville and effortlessly moved into radio, movies, and television.  Here is the personal and professional story, depicting their lives both on and off the stage and screen.

 

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TTN Meet at the Movies - Home Edition

TTN Meet at the Movies - Home EditionWednesday, July 15, 2020
Time:
6-7:15pm Central Time
Location: Zoom link provided with registration – Please save to your calendar!
All Attendees: FREE

TTN Meet at the Movies! Home Edition
An Invitation from the TTN Chicago Chapter

Since movie theatres are closed for the foreseeable future, TTN Chicago is bringing Meet Me at the Movies home!

Our first home outing will be the 9-part miniseries Mrs. America (watch the trailer here) The series is loosely based on the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, played by Kate Blanchett. Through the eyes of the women of that era—both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus—the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the '70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and shifted the American political landscape.

Watch the series on your own at home and then join us for lively discussion.



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Author Webinar: JULIE SATOW, AUTHOR OF THE PLAZA: THE SECRET LIFE OF AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS HOTEL

Author Webinar: JULIE SATOW, AUTHOR OF THE PLAZA: THE SECRET LIFE OF AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS HOTELThursday, July 16, 2020, 3‑4pm EDT
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom ID sent 72 hours prior to event
Restricted to members only
Members: FREE

Learn about the fascinating history of the Plaza Hotel, one of NYC’s most famous landmarks, in a converstion with author and journalist Julie Satow.

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Coffee Hour - Poetry & Pastry

Coffee Hour - Poetry & PastryFriday, July 17, 2020
Time:
10 am
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE

Poetry & Pastry. Liz Rozan will share her writing & poetry.

Visit with other chapter members and chat over a cup of coffee!

Please rsvp to bostonchapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.          
A link will be sent to you Thursday evening.



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Online WELCOME Orientation for New Members

Online WELCOME Orientation for New MembersFriday, July 17, 2020
Time:
12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Online Webinar
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Members: FREE, Guest: $5

Welcome to TTN!  Now that you've made the brilliant decision to join us, you'll want to know more about TTN and gain some valuable tips on how to make the most of your membership.


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Mindful Volunteering: One Size Does Not Fit All

Mindful Volunteering:  One Size Does Not Fit AllWednesday, July 22, 2020
Time:
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE

Cristin Caine, Founder and CEO of Charity Connect,  believes the full and expansive benefits of volunteering can only be reached when the service opportunity fits with the volunteer’s true interests, availability and goals. Drawing upon her experience matching and on-boarding volunteers with organizations, Cristin will discuss ways to incorporate service into your lives.
 
 

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TTN Chicago Death Café : Discussing death to help you live life more fully

TTN Chicago Death Café : Discussing death to help you live life more fullyThursday, July 23, 2020, 5‑6:30pm CDT
Location: Zoom link provided with registration – Please save to your calendar!
All Attendees: FREE

TTN Chicago Death Café : Discussing death to help you live life more fully 

 
For many, death is a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Since 2011, Death Café has moved the conversation out in the open. Join us for a safe, respectful discussion on death that may assuage your fears and in the process, help you discover ways to live life more fully. Death Cafe is not counseling or therapy but a group-directed conversation without a specific agenda. For more information about this volunteer organization and its history, visit deathcafe.com.

After some opening remarks and introductions, we’ll split up into smaller virtual groups to share our thoughts and feelings in a more intimate setting, then come back together for some final sharing and inspiration.  

Join us! Because conversing with others about the one thing we all share in common can be surprisingly fulfilling. 
 


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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Judy Wicks: Local Economies are the Future

Philadelphia Chapter Event:  Judy Wicks:  Local Economies are the FutureWednesday, July 29, 2020
Time:
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Members: $5, Guest: $10

Author, activist and entrepreneur, Judy Wicks will tell her story from life in an Eskimo Village in 1969, to starting her first business in 1970 (the Free People's Store which grew to become Urban Outfitters) to her founding White Dog Cafe in 1983 and the important lessons learned along the way. After retiring from business ten years ago, she has written her memoir and also started two non-profits to help build more sustainable and just local economies. Judy will discuss the importance of bringing feminine energy into balance with the masculine, how localization of our economy is an important way to address climate change, pandemics and economic inequality, and how all of us can participate in the localization movement to create greater happiness and leave a sustainable future for our grandchildren.

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DC Chapter Ted Talk Tuesday - "Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator" by Tim Urban

DC Chapter Ted Talk Tuesday - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time:
7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Members: $5, Guest: $10
Join us for the 13 minute Ted Talk by Tim Urban, "Inside The Mind Of A Master Procrastinator"

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.


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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Telling Time – The History of American Timekeeping

Philadelphia Chapter Event:  Telling Time – The History of American TimekeepingTuesday, August 18, 2020
Time:
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2020
Members: $5, Guest: $10


The history of timekeeping is incredibly fascinating! This is a rare chance to hear from expert Bob Frishman as he provides a great overview on this topic. Keeping track of time was one of mankind’s earliest developments and it has come a very long way since antiquity. The measurement of time was one of man's earliest obsessions, and the desire for ever greater precision in time-keeping has inspired generations in the fields of mathematics and science. Each advance has produced accompanying works of great craftsmanship that have turned objects of sober function into things of outstanding beauty.

~ Posted by the Philadelphia Chapter



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