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Nancy Greenberg, Cultural Arts Director, ext. 232, [email protected]
JCC Book Club
First Monday / Month @ 10am.
The JCC Book Club is up and running thanks to efforts by JCC members Linda and Bob Michel! Linda Michel is the book club’s current organizer. If you enjoy reading and lively discussion, please join us in the JCC conference room!
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) is a lifelong learning program that offers adult intellectual stimulation, socialization, and personal growth. To join a class held at the JCC contact Nancy Greenberg, 508.756.7109, ext. 232; [email protected]
For more information about WISE, call 508.767.7513.
WISE COURSES AT THE JCC – FALL 2019
We are pleased to offer 2 WISE classes this fall to JCC members at no cost. Space is limited. To sign up, contact Nancy Greenberg, 508.756.7109, ext. 232; [email protected]
Uncle Tom’s Children: Stories by Richard Wright
9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/14.
Richard Wright is probably best known for his explosive novel Native Son (1940) and his autobiography Black Boy (1945). The stories in Uncle Tom’s Children tackle racism and bigotry and the struggle to find personal dignity in an oppressive society.
Flannery O’Connor and the Haunted South
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16.
Flannery is arguably one of the greatest American writers. Writing in the Southern Gothic tradition, she opens a surprising and transcendent world through violence, the grotesque, and the outsider.
Tuesday, 9/24, 9am-10am.
Topic: The "All Of Us" Research Program.
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States with the goal of optimizing precision medicine, which is healthcare tailored to the individual receiving it. The data collected will become a national resource for investigators to find ways to more accurately predict, prevent, and treat disease. Join us to find out more about The All of Us Research Program. You may even want to join the study yourself after hearing about it!
Thursday, 10/24, 2pm-3:30pm.
Topic: Waisted: A Novel.
In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self-love and sisterhood as they exact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers. Named a "Hot Summer Read of 2019" by The Boston Globe. Dessert reception and book signing will follow talk. RSVP appreciated.
Tuesday, 11/19, 9am-10am.
Topic: The Life and Influence of Dr. Robert Goddard, American Rocketry Pioneer.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Fordyce Williams, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections at Clark University, will discuss the career of Worcester native, Dr. Robert Goddard, considered to be the father of modern rocket propulsion.