27 May Jeanne Roppolo’s True-Life Adventures–June Events
Jeanne Roppolo, Northwest Side author, raconteur (storyteller), and guest speaker, is well-known as the author of the Grandma Goes to… book series.
In June Grandma Goes to… the South Pacific twice—once over the telephone and once in-person with photos.
Description: In this Voyage of Appreciation, travel to the scarcely populated, tropical archipelagoes located in the remote South Pacific Ocean. The next closest large, inhabited patch of land is Pitcairn, of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Go island-hopping with Grandma on another of her true-life adventures. Experience the island lifestyles of French Polynesia, visit a pearl farm, swim with sharks, and lie on your exclusive beach at sunset.
South Pacific telephone discussion:
Wednesday, June 1st at 1pm. Mather’s Lifeways Telephone Topics. Jeanne will lead a telephone discussion. She will begin by talking about her adventures in the South Pacific and will take questions and comments. All you have to do is pick up your phone and join in. Discussions are interactive—you can hear Jeanne and the rest of the audience, and they can hear you.
TelTopics are free, but you must register at 888-600-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
South Pacific travelogue in-person with photos:
Thursday, June 23rd at 2pm. Plainfield Public Library
15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL
Also in June—Grandma Goes to… Survivor Island?
Description: Grandma shares her experience auditioning to become a contestant on the TV show “Survivor.” She made the cut to be one of the 250 who got to audition. They formed a tribe, and she and another aspiring contestant promised to take each other to the end. Hear about her experience and find out if Grandma made it to the island. This will be more of a motivational presentation than a travelogue.
Monday, June 13th at 1pm. Mather’s—More than a Café
The programs are free, although a voluntary donation is requested. Mather’s asks that you register a week in advance for programs. Note that Jeanne’s programs are popular—the most recent one I attended was packed.
7134 W. Higgins Ave., Chicago