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All are welcome to Brain/Food, where discussions of fiction, poetry and films and lectures will take place on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at the DeWire Center unless noted otherwise. Click on event titles to see full program details.

Brain/Food events are free, but we hope you will show your support by becoming a member or making a donation.

There will be a Potluck supper preceding the evening’s program beginning at 6 PM. Supper attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.

For additional information, please call Betsy Beaugard, 570 525-3381.

Click on each event title for full program details.


Brain/Food: Poetry Night

Poetry Night is Back! Bring a poem to read and a dish to share. Shenfelter- Freeman house, 56 Carl Rider Rd. Limited to 20 persons so call 570 525-3969 to make a reservation.

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Brain/Food: My Life as a Dog

My Life as a Dog, 1985 Swedish drama/comedy. The 12-year-old Ingemar is separated from his beloved dog and brother and sent to live with his uncle in rural Sweden after his mother becomes terminally ill in 1958-59. The town is full of wonderful and eccentric characters. The actor, Anton Glanzelius has been described as a…

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Brain/Food: The Road to Galena

Writer/director, Joe Hall will present his independent film, The Road to Galena, 2022. It is the story of one man’s pursuit of personal fulfillment as a small-town farmer over traditional success as the youngest managing partner at his law firm. Learn how Joe followed his dream of becoming a filmmaker and storyteller and learn about his upcoming thriller, Paranoid.

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Brain/Food: Page to Stage

PAGE to STAGE. How does a play get written and how do actors, director, and designers bring those words to life? Meet THE FOREVER QUESTION playwright Jim Christy, actors Sophia Barrett & Jake Blouch will read a funny scene, and discover the ways director Harriet Power and the team create a production.  Then come watch the…

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Brain/Food: Rules of Civility

Discussion of Amor Towles’ first novel, Rules of Civility (2011). A 25-year-old ambitious woman, Katey Kontent, finds her way through New York City’s high society in 1938. She rises from the Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of society in search of a brighter future. When this book was initially published, it was…

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Brain/Food: From Trenches to Transplants

"From Trenches to Transplants: Changing Lives with Plastic Surgery" shows the progress of plastic surgery in America from the trenches of World War I to today's hand and face transplants. Barry Noone will discuss the birth, the growth and the amazing triumphs of the past century in plastic surgery. His half century of learning, teaching…

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Brain/Food: Invitation to the Dance

Invitation to the Dance. James Sutton, choreographer and NYU Professor of the Arts offers a lecture/performance on "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dance (and Ballet) but Were Afraid to Ask." Jim has much to discuss as dance is a universal expression, a vital physical embodiment of human spirit.

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Brain/Food: Moonstruck

The classic film, Moonstruck, 1987. Romantic comedy. Older Italian American widow (Cher) falls for her fiancé’s estranged and hot-tempered younger brother (Nicholas Cage). Cher won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance. Some sexually suggestive content. Discussion will be led by Mary Anne Grabarek.

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Brain/Food: The Falls

A reading and discussion of The Falls, (1969), a short story by George Saunders. Two men walk along the river and face the same moral dilemma after seeing two girls in a canoe.

Discussion led by Rick Freeman.

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