Upcoming events with Gail Rubin, CT
Gail Rubin works with organizations to connect with baby boomers and seniors concerned about end-of-life issues. Laugh and learn about death, downsizing and dealing with recalcitrant relatives with these great presentations.
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Gail is one of the authors featured at the 2017 Authors Festival at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. This second annual book event showcases local writing talent. The finest of the New Mexico writers’ scene will gather at Albuquerque Museum to share their experiences, sell merchandise, and sign books for their fans. Whether you are a mystery addict, a hard-core sci-fi fan, or a history buff you’ll be amazed at the diversity of writers working across a range of genres, who call New Mexico home.
Friday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNM workshop, “Laughing and Learning on End-of-Life Issues.” Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, only 25% of us do any end-of-life planning. The Laughing and Learning workshop will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for outlining your funeral plans/memorial celebration, drafting your own obituary and/or famous last words, and preparing advance medical directives. Funny film clips, supportive conversations and take-home printed materials are included in this workshop. Register for Course 19865, $20, at Osher online.
Monday, November 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon — Oasis Albuquerque class, “We Can Do That? New Trends in Death Care” The modern funeral is changing. Learn about new trends in New Mexico: green burial, DIY/home funerals, alkaline hydrolysis, aid-in-dying, rising cremation rates, and celebrant-led services. Speaker Gail Rubin also includes funny film clips to illustrate these new trends in this upbeat, fact-filled talk. Register for Class 15, $8 at Oasis Albuquerque online.
Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. to noon — Albuquerque Death Cafe at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave. NE. The objective of the Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” It’s all about an interesting, unstructured conversation – open and free-flowing with no specific agenda. Relax over some coffee or tea, some cake or cookies, and join in a group discussion to talk about what’s on your mind about mortality issues. Refreshments will be provided at this free event. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Join the Albuquerque Death Cafe Meetup group to be kept apprised of upcoming events. Click here to go to the Meetup page.