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Please report any errors and any relevant events which are not listed but are in or near New England or otherwise of interest to NESFA members to calendar@nesfa.org.

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.

 


Friday, December 7, 2018 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Asimov’s Foundation is the first book of the Hugo winning 'Best All-Time Series.’ Epic in scope, the 5 stores within take us through the collapse of a galactic empire as predicted by psychohistorian, Hari Seldon, and how, long after Hari’s death, different people on different planets, centuries apart from each other, use Hari’s predictions to lessen the impact and length of the galactic dark ages that Hari saw coming.

Join us to discuss one of the foundational (sorry) books of science fiction. Have these stories aged gracefully or are they relics of their time? The pre renaissance years in Europe, once purported to be the Dark Ages, have been, in more recent years, shown to not have been quite so dark. At what point will humans have enough information about society in order to accurately predict future trends, especially trends that will not happen for thousands of years after the predictions are made?

At the clubhouse.
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