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Game and Video days at the Clubhouse have resumed. For now, NESFA and Boskone Business Meetings, as well as our Wednesday night get-togethers, will remain via Zoom.
In addition to the activities listed here, some NESFA members gather at the clubhouse almost every Wednesday evening to work, socialize, and play games (often Dominion). The building is almost always open between 6 pm and 10 pm on Wednesday evenings and often later. When the weather is inclement, please call 617-625-2311 to make sure that there are people at the clubhouse before showing up.
The dumpster will be emptied every two weeks on Mondays (except on Tuesday when Monday is a holiday).
Please leave a clear path to the dumpster and plenty of clear space around it on pickup days.
Upcoming dumpster emptying dates are Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19, Jan 2, Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24, May 8, May 22, Jun 5, and Jun 19.
The clubhouse will be cleaned by professional cleaners on the first Friday of every month until further notice. If the date changes, we will send an email notification to the nesfa-active mailing list.
Please schedule your activities so as not to interfere with their work.
Upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 1, August 5.
NESFA Reading Group Book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
The name Frankenstein has conjured up the image of a monster ever since Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley anonymously published the novel in 1818. Yet it was't the creature who was named Frankenstein, it was the scientist who bore that name. Acquiring their resources cheaply, that time's equivalent garage-saleing for human body parts, they pillaged morgues, graves, operating rooms and slaughter houses. But what they brought to life was a story and an idea that has endured long past the life of its creator and will continue to endure.
Join us as we discuss a book that's celebrating its bicentennial. A book that suggests questions like: what is a monster? Should society limit which pursuits science explores? Is knowledge itself dangerous or does the danger come from the ways knowledge is used?At the clubhouse.