Food for Thought

A monthly community supper for all ages offering a chance to enjoy a simple meal together, learn about important issues in our lives, and enrich each other with conversation

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for this family-friendly program. We will be engaging topics of special importance to family life at a variety of stages. Learn about the Free-Range Child Movement, discuss how to talk about race with your children, and consider the challenges of aging. All these topics and more are coming to Food for Thought during 2019-2020.

No RSVP Required!

Recommended Donations: Adults $10, children $5, families $25 max.

Childcare provided from 6-7:30pm.

2019/20 Dates:

October 2

This first supper will focus on the topic of blessings featuring a discussion guided by Reverend Jenny and a chance to talk together at our tables.

November 6

Join us for a spirited presentation and dinner discussion with Lincolnite & FPL member Dr. Andy Clark. Andy will cover the Free Range Child movement and the values and benefits that it provides to our youth – especially at a time of record levels of childhood anxiety and depression. There are many parenting books published about hot topics involving the Grit, Resiliency and Self-direction that children need in order to thrive. Come see how these tie in with the Free Range lifestyle! We will discuss strategies that we (parents, grandparents, educators, and community members) have employed and can employ in supporting each other and ultimately our children.

Bio: Dr. Andrew Clark is a Parent, Practitioner and Instructor. His areas of expertise include: Mental Health and Community Psychiatry, Adolescent & Pediatric Psychiatry. We are thrilled and fortunate to have an expert like Dr. Clark covering this topic!

January 8

A Conversation between Adult Children and Aging Parents

Take a night off from the kitchen and share a simple supper and stimulating conversation as we explore how parents and adult children address the challenges of aging while respecting independence and privacy. Led by Lincoln therapist, Jane O’Rourke, a panel of elders and mid-life children will start off the discussion. Over dessert and coffee there will be time for you to exchange your thoughts and ideas with your table companions. Come by yourself, bring a friend or a child. All are welcome!

February 5

Topic: Introduction to Trans* and Non-Binary Identities

March 4

Topic: How to talk to our children about race

April 8

May 6