Enjoy evenings of lively discussions with La Salon and wine at Ballou’s. Are you seeking a more engaging and thought-provoking kind of mental stimulation? La Salon, a gathering of curious minds eager to exchange ideas, is enjoying a Renaissance in the US and abroad. Now, the Shoreline is getting its own salon.
On alternate Wednesday nights this summer, area residents are invited to assemble in a group that encourages debate and stokes passion for new approaches to living a full life. These evenings are held at Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 51 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT, just off the Guilford Green.
Writer, actress and Salon London co-founder Helen Bagnall says, “If a salon works, the audience will hear something they’ve never heard before, pick up a new skill, and go away wanting to find out more.”
The Sundown Salon is presented under the auspices of local author and psychotherapist Lianne Escher, MSW. To get the ball rolling each session, an expert will share a passion, or a new perspective on contemporary issues. Then anyone can ask questions and contribute their view on the topic. All this in an intimate, relaxed setting.
July 12 Barbara Shulman-Kirwin explores The Freedom of Forgiveness. She says it only takes a change of thought. A certified forgiveness coach, Shulman-Kirwin will explain how negative feelings destroy inner peace. She’ll share techniques to let go of bad memories and unpleasant thoughts. Shulman-Kirwin has also trained in end of life issues – passing with peace.
Pre-Register for each event.
Call if you’re interested in leading a discussion.
Contact: Lianne Escher, MSW
JULY 26: Laura Grom: Acceptance of Diversity. When family falls far from the tree.
AUGUST 9: Brendan Thompson: Transformational Experiences. What have you done with your ah-ha experiences?
AUGUST 23: Annie Stirna – KRRC: Integrating Refugees into Our Communities. What can you do to help?
SEPT. 6: Lynn Haney Trowbridge – Writing to Heal. If you’ve endured a season in hell — perhaps a serious illness or a raucous divorce, don’t reach for the Johnny Walker. Instead, shape your sorrow into a story. It’s cathartic and could be published.
SEPT. 20: Colin Andrews – The Fork in the Road. Hard facts for society and our planet. Extensive research into Climate Change, Consciousness and Crop Circles.
Wednesdays. 6 to 8 pm
July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, Sept. 6, Sept.20
Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar 51 Whitfield St. in Guilford
Fee: $20. Speaker and wine