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Upcoming Sunday Programs
• Ellen McManus, Caring Committee chair, speaks Sunday, August 3rd, on “My Life as a Nun.” Ellen will engagingly recount how her decision at age 13 to become a nun led her on a journey to a religious community and “a final profession.” Mixed with laughter and light mischief, she will share some sad, profound, and reflective moments.
• Matt Cole, an active member of the Society who majored in history at Northwestern University, speaks Sunday, August 10th, on “Rasputin: The Peasant Who Destroyed the Russian Empire.” Anticipating a forthcoming film starring Leonardo DeCaprio as the mysterious historical figure, Matt will explore the life of an enigmatic confidant to the Russian royal family who arguably led to its demise.
• Molly Kettler, a local history lecturer, speaks Sunday, August 17th, on “Charles A. Lindbergh: His Wartime Views on Three Fronts.” Kettler's presentation focuses on the period of Charles A. Lindbergh’s life leading up to and during World War II with the three fronts being America, Europe, and the South Pacific. She will emphasize journal entries made by Lindbergh and his wife Anne during the period 1938-1945, especially from "The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh."
• Our annual Creative Writers Showcase ends the summer season on Sunday, August 24th. with a wide-ranging program of original stories, essays, memoirs, and poems by a group of our talented members and friends. Audience participation based on a mystery photo will add even more zest to the program. Copies of the presented works and audience responses will be available on the Society website or by emailing John Taylor at email@example.com.