****FOOD FOR THOUGHT****
Friday, May 18th at 11:45 am
Topic: "Should I or Shouldn't I"
Led by Maggie Miles, retired teacher who recently taught, "Court in Session."
Friday, June 15 at 11:45 am
Topic: What is knowledge, and how much can we know?
We claim to know lots of things. We claim to know that the sun will rise tomorrow, that Abe Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States, that it's wrong to murder. For a long time (since Plato), philosophers thought that knowledge was simply justified true belief. In the last 50 years or so, the account of knowledge has fallen out of favor. What is knowledge? What sorts of things can we know? Can we know that we're not, say, the matrix? Can we know controversial claims (for example, can i know that eating meat is morally permissible). Led by Anna Brinkeroff, Ph.D.
The suggestion for this program was brought up at our November Community Meeting. The idea is to hold informal luncheon discussions based on a theme presented by a facilitator - or perhaps a better term would be “host”. This individual will offer a topic or question and then invite the reflection from the group. We will limit the number of attendees to 25, so please sign up as soon as possible if the topic is of interest to you. There will be a basic fee of $8.00 that covers the cost of lunch including salad, sandwiches, and freshly baked cookies. We hope this will be yet another fun, interesting, relaxing, way to share a meal among friends and maybe learn something too.
If you would like to present a topic or questions for this program, please see Jessica or Stephanie.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 from 4-7 pm
Sponsored by Wingate Residences and Hamilton House
Come join us in our restored front garden for an Open House. Enjoy hors d'oeuves, wine and beverages. Bring a guest or a family member! Participate in our Brick Terrace Fundraiser by purchasing Bricks or Bluestones available for purchase now and on the day of the event. Pave our terrace with personalized bricks! $100 per brick; all proceeds help fund Hamilton House. Do you know someone that you want to recognize, honor their birthday, a quote, a remembrance of a friend, family member, teacher or Hamilton House class? Personalized bricks make wonderful gifts!!! Please come for an evening of friendship and fun!
Rain date: Friday June 8th
Aborigine - Australia
Date and Time To Be Announced on E-Bulletin
Elizabeth Sprigg, retired teacher and the lovely sister of Robyn Sprigg (our Thursday receptionist) will be arriving here in Providence from visits of four European countries. We are not sure about her arrival date, so her talk will be posted on E-Bulletin Elizabeth resides in Melbourne, Australia. She has done presentations at the University of the Third Age in Melbourne. Elizabeth will describe the history and current situation of the Aborigines. Please register: 831-1800
Hamilton House discovers Rhode Island's Best Kept Secrets!!!
Visit Hunt's Mill - Thursday, June 26
Depart: 10:30 am Return: 1:30 pm
Join fellow members for a visit to the Hunt's Museum in Rumford, RI. A docent will guide you through showcases of the Rumford Baking Company, with early tools dating back to the 1850's. Many of the rooms represent the Walker and Hunt Families. (The museum is not handicap accessible.)
After our visit to the museum, enjoy a picnic in a serene setting next to a waterfall and a gentle stream. This area also has walking paths. The city of Providence is proving free transportation on a jitney bus, seating 16 persons. you may also choose to drive on your own and meet the group there. A boxed lunch from Hamilton House will be provided for $8.00 per person. Choices include Turkey/Cranberry or Veggie Sandwich packed with a cookie, bag of chips and water. You must reserve with payment by June 21st. A $2.00 donation per person will be appreciated to support the museum; Total Fee for Trip: $10.00 per person.
Please register by calling (401) 831-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Déjeuner Francais - June 4
Reserve by Thursday, May 31
Chef Mary will be hosting us with French Cuisine! She's keeping her menu a surprise, but we know it will be delicious, as all the other themed Monday dishes!
Lunch on that day: $8.00 per person
Please make your lunch reservation, 831-1800
(Only lunch offering for this day)
Rasoi Indian Restaurant
Food Tasting - Monday, June 11 at Noon
Before your lunch, treat your palette to Indian Tastings. Owner of Rasoi Restaurant on East Ave in Pawtucket will offer tastings and explain the cultural dishes and spices for Providence Village and Hamilton House.
Must register 831-1800
Celebration of Summer Solstice at Colt State Park
Tuesday, June 19 starts at Noon
Colt State Park in Bristol has a spectacular view of Narragansett Bay and beautiful paths to walk throughout the park. Hamilton House has reserved the Shelter, in a quiet ;location (right next to bathrooms and parking lot).
Sandra, Mannie, Donna and Lucy (the BBQ cooking team) will be preparing a traditional summer BBQ! Vegetarian choices as well, just let us know in advance.
Bring your own beverages - we'll provide bottled water.
Bring a chair - Bring a Friend - Bring a Family Member - See you there!
Film & Feast
Wednesday, May 23 - at 11 am
The FILM: Eat - Drink - Man - Woman
Eat Drink Man Woman, the delectable film from Ang Lee, the director of "The Wedding Banquet," is about a father who has lost his joie de vivre. No happier than Mr Chu (Sihung Lung) are three beautiful daughters whose romantic lives are star-crossed and who can't seem to escape their father's spell.
Hot Pot Chicken (with garlic and ginger) served with Rice
Eggless Mango Cheesecake
$12 per person; Must register with payment. Call 831-1800
A VISIT WITH GAYLE GOLDIN
Tuesday, May 22 at 11 am
Rhode Island Senator, Gayle L. Goldin will visit Hamilton House to talk about issues pertaining to Immigration, the Me-Too Movement and Women's Rights. This is the time to understand these issues and their effect. Hamilton House members are welcomed to bring their questions/concerns. This meeting is non-partisan.
Senator Goldin supports our Sate Legislative Grant for Educational Programs.
Monday, May 14 from 5 - 7
Back by popular demand! Bring a friend and join us for a night of fun with John Lord's challenging Trivia questions, Name That Tune, and the Hamiltones!
Pizza, Salad, Beer, Wine and Soda
What could be more fun? $10 per person
Sign up soon; last Pub Night sold out!
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Save The Dates!!!!!!!
"50's Sock Hop" Friday, September 21st 6-8:30 PM
Our annual fall fundraiser with 50's food, music, dancing and prizes. Look for more information in our
Courier and e-bulletins.