Derek Boothby was a professional naval officer until 1978, having graduated from the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Leaving the Royal Navy as a Commander, he joined the United Nations in New York as the Liaison Officer to the Military Staff Committee.

From September 1992 until March 1993 he was on the personal staff of Cyrus Vance and Lord Owen in their efforts to halt the widening conflicts in former Yugoslavia.

Following retirement in 1998, he led a UN team for two years developing the concepts of early warning and conflict prevention and continued to work and lecture independently on international political and security affairs.

In June 1998 he was awarded by the Queen of England the honor of Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

The Meeting Place




      Thursdays                 9:30-11am

Regina Downer, our Community Nurse has formed a playgroup and invites Moms, Dads and their toddlers to come by for some socialization and fun!

​Call 824-4343 for more information.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

Tuesday          April 17          5:30

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers free of charge to all community members and interested participants an opportunity to learn about the realities of living with a mental health condition.

The program includes a short video, personal testimony and a Q&A which allows for honest and open dialogue. Presenters engage audiences with their brave and gripping personal journeys as they touch on the various stages of recovery including Dark Days, Acceptance, Treatment, Coping Skills, Successes, Hopes and Dreams.


Friday     April 20th     5:30p

Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy in this sequel to the 2006's An Inconvenient Truth.

Cameras follow him behind the scenes as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Doreen Fabiano and Carlene Lindgren, local environmental activists, will screen this one and half minute documentary with a Q&A to follow.

                                                        Doreen Fabiano is                                                                          back and offering two sessions - one for beginners and another series for those who have been practicing TAI CHI.


APRIL 9th - MAY 14th

Level 1 - Beginners



APRIL 12th - MAY 17th

Level 11

6 - 7pm

(No class on April 19th)



   APRIL 19            5:30

American Exceptionalism is an ideology holding the United States as unique among nations with respect to its ideals of democracy and personal freedom. From the determination of the original settlers to create a society different from the 18th century European model, how has it fared? Is modern America all that different from everywhere else? Derek Boothby will offer an assessment from the viewpoint of a naturalized American.


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All are invited for lively

discussions, games and movies!