February 2013 Calendar

Friday Lunch February 1
Emerson Project Review: The second of five presentations, followed by discussion, on the preservation and enhancement of 4 Boylston Place.

Monday Night Dinner February 4
Cocktails 6:15, Dinner 7:00
Emerson Project Review: Presentation and discussion.

The MeistUrsingers will meet on Thursday, February 7 and 21, downbeat at 12:20, with Mystery Guest Conductors. Please bring skinny black books and let Tony Fay know if you will be staying for lunch afterwards.

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Thursday, February 7
A Few Lessons from History.  David McCullough, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards, has been called America’s greatest historian. His numerous books include biographies of John Adams, Harry Truman, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Cocktails 6:00, Talk in Theater 6.30, Dinner 7:30.

Friday Lunch February 8
Emerson Project Review: Presentation and

Monday Night Dinner February 11
Cocktails 6:15, Dinner 7:00
Emerson Project Review: Presentation, discussion, and member vote.

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Thursday, February 14.
A Valentine’s Day celebration of "Romantic Jazz", starring vocalists Ben Cox, JoAnne Dickinson, Ute Gefrerer, and Watson Reid, and a glorious jazz band led by Eli Newberger, tuba, featuring Bob Winter, the Boston Pops pianist, Jimmy Mazzy and Dudley Taft, banjos, Bo Winiker, trumpet, and Ted Casher on tenor sax and clarinet.
Cocktails 5:45, Music 6:30, Dinner 7:30.
Guests welcome. Book early!

imageArt Committee Gallery Opening
Monday, February 25, 5-7pm
Reception for Tavern artist Nancy Maull.  Nancy will show recent paintings featuring two islands: Chebeague, Maine – and the Boston Common.

Elections Committee
The Elections Committee will meet on Monday, February 25, at 5:30, in the Library rather than the Perry Room. If members wish to bring prospective candidates to dinner that night (with Secretary Amory’s permission), please contact Committee Chair Sandy Righter.
The names of prospective members are in the book in the library for members’ review.

Monday Night Dinner February 25
Cocktails 6:15, Dinner 7:00

Poetry Table
Tuesday, February 26. The Poetry Table will take up the topic of recent U.S. Poet Laureates. Who are these people? How are they chosen? What is their role? Most important, what are they writing? Is it any good? And why are so many of them named
Robert? Your poetry chair.

Special Note: Owen Andrews has chaired the Poetry Lunches since 2005, and would welcome a co-chair to plan and host some of the lunches. Contact Owen, or David Amory, if interested.

Book Club
The next meeting of the Tavern Book Club Without Borders will be THURSDAY February 28 at noon. Nancy Macmillan will lead our discussion of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize book Bring Up The Bodies, the title taken from the call to bring the condemned up from the Tower of London. A bloody but fascinating lesson in the brutalities and passions of English History in the time Henry VIII. Those with time may wish to ease into this by reading Mantel’s other related volume Wolf Hall.

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Thursday, February 28.
Justin Martin, author of best-selling biographies of Alan Greenspan and Ralph Nader, will discuss his latest book Genius of Place: the Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. The book provides a rich history of early America, as well as the compelling life story of 19th century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.
Guests welcome.
Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00

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