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Branching Out in New Directions (BOND) offers its members a wide range of educational activities throughout the year, most planned and announced semi-annually. 

Adventures in Learning is a regular series of educational experiences scheduled approximately on a monthly basis. The program often involves a guided visit to a museum or other cultural institution for a specific exhibit.  Each event is led by an experienced guide or an expert on a topic of current interest.  Adventures in Learning programs are generally designed for small groups (10 to 20) participants due to limited capacity of the venue or tour leader.  Fees are reasonable and vary for each program.

BOND’s study groups, scheduled monthly throughout the year, are a unique way to enrich our lives and to connect with others. Currently, there are regular book, short story and film study groups, and special programs are often scheduled around poetry interests.

Currently Current is a series of public affairs programs dealing with current topics, usually involving outside speakers and sometimes visits .

Each year those of us who participate in study groups discover new friends and renew old acquaintances, while becoming a stronger BOND family in the process.

Study group registrants must be paid-up members. A non-member may attend one session per year and must pay the fee.

The annual Fall Book/Author event gives members a first-hand chance to get to know local authors and learn about the latest developments in book publishing while raising a substantial amount of money toward scholarships.

A small contribution to BOND’s Scholarship Fund is built into the cost of almost all of BOND’s educational programs.  At the present time, the one consistent exception is “Currently Current,” a series of public affairs talks and visits.

Educational programs are open to all BOND members who register in advance of the scheduled meeting.

For more information, please contact via e-mail.