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Most of NVN's ongoing small groups are now 'up and running' on Zoom. For reasons of security and privacy, we are not publishing the Zoom invitation information publicly. If you want to join one of the Zoom sessions for the first time - either by video or phone - please contact the Zoom Host listed below at least 24 hours before the meeting time and ask to be put on the invitation list.

Zoom works best on larger screens, so if you have a choice, use a computer over a tablet, over a phone. Please make sure you device is on a stable surface for the comfort of fellow participants.

If you need a guide to participating in a Zoom session, you can download our NVN Participant's Guide - or go to for both written and video tutorials.

  • If you are joining using a computer, you will need to sign up for a free account at before the meeting.

  • If using a tablet or smartphone, you will need the Zoom app for your device.

  • If joining by telephone, you will only need the information sent to you by the host when you make the call to the designated number.


This Week

Name of Group  |  Day  |  Date  |  Time  |  Zoom Host  |  Email for Zoom Host

Gardening  |  Mon  | Jun 29 |  4:00 PM  |  Nettie Scott  |


Men's MeetUp  |  Wed  |  Jul 1  |  12:15 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Rich Heiberger  |


Thursday Coffee  |  Thu  |  Jul 2  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Mary Lee Keane  |


Friday Coffee  |  Fri  |  Jul 3 |  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  |  Rich Heiberger  |

Virtual Happy Hour  |  Fri  |  Jul 3  |  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  |  Merle Savadow  |


Looking Ahead

Name of Group  |  Day  |  Date  |  Time  |  Zoom Host  |  Email for Zoom Host

Essay Readers* |  Mon  |  Jul 6 |  1:30 PM - 2:30+ PM  |  Janet-Lynn Garrabrant  |

Embracing Loss**  | Thu  | Jul 9  |  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  |  Dori Persinotti  |

Book Group***  |  Thu  |  Jul 16  |  3:00 PM -  4:00 PM  |  Mary Lee Keane  |

Film Groups****  |  Mon  |  Jul 20  |  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  |  Faye Ross  |  See note below*


* Essay Readers - The topic for July is "Police, Social Order, and Exemplary Violence: What Peasants' Revolts Have to Teach Us" by Patrick Wyman. We are an egalitarian reading and discussion group where each monthly discussion has its own topic and discussion leader. July's reading is from Jeanne Allen who will lead the discussion. 

** Embracing Loss - currently meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. If you are new to this group, in addition to contacting the Zoom Host listed above, please contact the group coordinator, Lois Kauffman at to make sure it's a good fit for you.

*** Book Group - July's book is How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi.  The book was sold out but should be available at Amazon now, although maybe not for long. For more information, or to be added to the book group email list, contact Myra Leysorek ( or Mary Lee Keane (

AUGUST - Deacon King Kong by James McBride.  
SEPTEMBER - Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates.

OCTOBER - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

****Film Discussion Groups, 7:30 pm. Movies: Two pairs of film choices: (1) Do the Right Thing and Da 5 Bloods or (2) Do the Right Thing and Just Mercy. Contact Faye Ross directly to register or to learn about Zoom: 215 247-8059, Open to all NVN members but numbers limited to facilitate a congenial discussion. Note: participants see the films on their own before joining the Zoom discussion.

Hope to see you on Zoom!

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