Alas, the first thing I need to tell you for this week's events is that Richard Davidson's appearance for The Emotional Life of Your Brain at Temple Sinai tomorrow (December 2) is sold out, and the waiting list is also oversubscribed. The author is based in Madison and appears in Wisconsin with some regularity. His next appearance is a Madison lunch at the end of January.
Meet the Grinch, Tuesday, December 2, 4 pm, at Boswell.
The Grinch, the protagonist of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
As part of the "Grow Your Heart Three Sizes" holiday campaign, the Grinch himself will be making a visit to Boswell from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, December 2. We'll have some activities for kids, plus you can take a picture with the Grinch.
A Tour of Danish Food Traditions with Carol "Orange" Schroeder, Wednesday, December 3, 7 pm. Author of Eat Smart in Denmark. Our evening also featured Joan Peterson, publisher of the Eat Smart Guides.
Danish cuisine has been in the gastronomic spotlight since Noma was voted the best restaurant in the world for three years running. Noma is part of the New Nordic Cuisine movement, making use of fresh local ingredients to create variations on traditional food and drink. This new book provides tips on how and what to order in Denmark as well as a culinary history of the country and an introduction to its quickly growing local foods trend.
Please join us for an exciting event with Carol "Orange" Schroeder, proprietor of Madison-based Orange Tree Imports and co-author of Eat Smart in Denmark, a new guide connecting menus and markets to geography, history, and regional pride. Orange will be joined by Joan Peterson of Eat Smart Guides and Ginkgo Press. It's all happening on Wednesday, December 3, and yes, we'll be serving kringle from O&C Bakery.
Scott Stoner at Boswell, Thursday, December 4, 7 pm.
Author of Your Living Compass.
Minister, psychotherapist, local author, and founding Director of the Samaritan Family Wellness Center, Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, will join us at Boswell Book Company to discuss his new book Your Living Compass, which engages readers in a 10-week, self-guided wellness retreat, with daily ten-minute readings, plus small, meaningful action steps designed to improve readers' lives, relationships, and work.
Living Compass is a church-based faith and wellness program designed for individuals and small groups. Deeply spiritual and exceedingly practical, Your Living Compass joins the national Living Compass network, which includes a website, workshop series, wellness resources (including a free Living Well with Living Compass app), social media, and a new multi-million-dollar wellness center located in the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
Don't forget that Historic Downer Avenue hosts Festive Friday on December 5, 5-8 pm. This year's celebration features refreshments, lighted trees, and the popular dog costume contest, held in front of Cafe Hollander at 7 pm.
Sunday, December 7, 3 pm, at Boswell:
Shir Hadash Shopping Event.
From 2-6 pm on Sunday, December 7, shoppers have the option of designated their purchases towards the Shir Hadash shopping afternoon, in lieu of Boswell Benefits. At 3 pm, there will be a reading from congregants Lauren Fox and Anne Basting. I've heard that Fox's upcoming novel is really great (really! From her editor, without any prompting.)
Next week are our last events before Christmas:
Tuesday, December 9, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Kate Funk, author of The Best Cat Book Ever.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 pm, at the North Shore Library:
Ludmilla Bollow, author of Lulu's Christmas Story.
Thursday, December 11: 7 pm, at Boswell:
Renée Rosen, author of What the Lady Wants.
Friday, December 12, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Mark Slouka, author of Brewster.
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