Programs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series begins on Wednesday, April 5 when Kim Fuller shares her inspirational and enriching story, the basis of her new book, Finding: The Story of a Young Boy Who Became His Adoptive Mother’s Greatest Spiritual Teacher. This novel/memoir is a journey through... Read More
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 pm was we welcome pianist Virginia Eskin to the Redwood for her debut performance in our historic Harrison Room. Her program is both an homage and celebration of the Salon music in Paris during the 1800's. Admission is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Please... Read More
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 12 with Rhode Island U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who will discuss his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. Captured offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like... Read More
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 19 when Peter Andreas presents personal reflections fromhis new book, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution. Rebel Mother is an intimate true story of a boy on the run with his Mennonite-turned-Marxist-... Read More
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 am to discuss Maureen Dowd's The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics. All are welcome. Free. 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 pm when Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, returns to the Redwood to discuss the life and works of Hadyn, Mozart and Stravinsky. Free and all are welcome.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 26, with Catherine Moran, who will discuss Alva Vanderbilt and how her accomplishments, both personal and public, stand testament to the steel beneath the gilding and shed a different kind of light on the transformative era... Read More
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, May 3, with Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., who will discuss gender equality within a society and how it impacts state conflict situations. The first political order is the sexual political order.  The character of that first order... Read More
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, May 10, Lee Dipietro discusses the vital role running played while facing adversity as described in her book, Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival. When Lee’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and her... Read More
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 17 with the return of renowned author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West, analyzes the state of America's war on terror.        Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security... Read More
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm as we welcome back Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, when he leads a discussion on Brahms' A German Requiem. Free and all are welcome.   The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will be preforming this beloved... Read More
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 24 when best-selling author, Stephen Kinzer brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond in his new book, The True Flag: Theodore... Read More
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 am to discuss Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. All are welcome. Free.