Check out these presentations by Certified Thanatologist Gail Rubin open to the public during month of September. Many are free, so mark your calendar to come on out. Remember, just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals and end-of-life issues won’t make you dead. Let’s get the conversation started!
Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — “Talking About Death Won’t Kill You” is the topic of Gail’s presentation at Jump Start Your Day with Jim at the Albuquerque office of Morris Hall estate planning attorneys, 9400 Holly Ave., Building 3, Suite B. Free, coffee and light refreshments provided, all are welcome. RSVP to 505-889-0100.
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — “Keys to Downsize and Organize Your Life” through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Corrales Community Center, 4940 Corrales Road, Suite 100, Corrales, NM 87048.
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — Gail Rubin and Susan Cooper, both members of Albuquerque Challenge Toastmasters Club, speak at SouthWest Writers on “How to Knock ’em Dead: Public Speaking for Writers.” This free event is held at the New Life Presbyterian Church located at 5540 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, NM.
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Gail speaks to Steve Brewer’s University of New Mexico class, “Exploring the Creative Process: Meet the Authors.” The class meets in the Honors College, which is downstairs from the Student Health Center, directly east of the Student Union Building. Classes begin in an area called the Honors Forum, and the public can attend.
Tuesday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Albuquerque Death Cafe and preview of Before I Die ABQ Festival activities, at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE (just off San Mateo Blvd. north of Comanche), Albuquerque. Come drink some coffee or tea, eat a cookie, and talk about what’s on your heart or mind about mortality issues. Free event. More information here.
Learn more about the upcoming Before I Die ABQ Festival, October 20-25, 2017: Six days of upbeat activities to get us thinking about, talking about, and doing something about our mortality. The festival website is www.BeforeIDieABQ.com.