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.
March 9, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — “Going Green: New Trends in Death Care” is the topic of Gail Rubin’s talk in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, sponsored by Heflebower Funeral & Cremation Services of Highlands Ranch and Seven Stones Botanical Garden Cemetery in Littleton. How can you make your funeral and final arrangements more eco-friendly? There are more ways than you may realize. Take a death positive approach and learn what you need to know before you go! This free event will take place in the Telluride/Monarch Room at Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80126. Call Seven Stones to express your interest in attending: 303-717-7117.
March 9 to 11 — Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado. Gail Rubin returns to this wild and wacky festival of all things dead and frozen to present The Newly-Dead Game® and the documentary “Grandpa’s in the TUFF Shed.” It tells the story of how the Frozen Dead Guy came to be kept on dry ice in a shed and the start of this unique festival. Learn more at this blog post or at www.FrozenDeadGuyDays.org.
March 15 to 17 — Transitioning Artfully Festival in Santa Fe. Transitioning Artfully: Approaching the Intersection of Art and Death is a three-day event celebrating life, art, and transitions into death. Hosted by Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, Transitioning Artfully features an art show of cremation urns, movies, discussions in Death Cafés, talks, and tour of the crematory. Gail Rubin presents “Answers to your burning questions about cremation” on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Berardinelli-McGee Life Event Center, 1320 Luisa St, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She’ll also facilitate a Death Café conversation on Friday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. to noon. More information here.
March 20, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — “Lessons from Six Feet Under” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute talk in Corrales. From 2001 to 2005, the HBO cable television series Six Feet Under took viewers behind the scenes at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. This upbeat talk uses clips from this award-winning series to illuminate funeral planning issues for those who don’t plan to die. Topics include pre-need planning, cremation, traditional and green burial, and aspects of contemporary grief and mourning. (Warning for the easily offended – there’s some strong language in a few of these film clips.) Register for course 19183 for $20 online at Osher’s website.
Saturday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Albuquerque Death Cafe in the Hobby Room at Manzano Del Sol Village, 5201 Roma NE, Albuquerque, NM. 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. RSVP to Gail[at]AGoodGoodbye.com.
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