Zoom Book Group Meeting – April 13 – 1 pm

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The April book is A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.  It is  long one, so you are forewarned.  Read as much as  you can. 

As always, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm, this month on April 13. We will probably be meeting on Google Meets, so stat tuned. Please email tonilin@aol.com for details.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below.

Hope to see you there.

May Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner 181 pages, 2011
June Treasure Island!!! Sara Levine 172 pages – 2011
July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, March 27, 5 pm

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  The Magic of Peninsula Valdés

Time:  Saturday, March 27, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for an engaging discussion about the magic of Peninsula Valdés, and the excitement and challenges of developing projects in countries like Argentina. Sharilyn Amy (bio below) will share what inspires her to invest and the floor will be open to any and all questions about the region or the projects underway!

Sharilyn will share drone footage of the orcas in their element.  She will give us an insider’s view of this unique wildlife reserve in Patagonia, Argentina.  Your best opportunity to ask questions before you travel to this amazing province.

Sharilyn Amy, MBA

Sharilyn is the developer, co-owner and operator of an award-wining eco-hotel in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site and wildlife reserve in Patagonia, Argentina, Océano Patagonia: Wild Coast Residence. www.oceanopatagonia.com. She spent the first years of her career working in communications for the oil and gas sector before transitioning to the Red Cross, where she managed disaster response communications, publicity and government relations strategies around the globe. She then founded Go-To Group, a strategic planning, research and facilitation consultancy. Among other leading-and-learning-edge strategic leadership offers, her team specialized in community economic development (CED), social enterprise, and M&A in the social services, charity, education and NGO sectors. In 2012, Sharilyn took a leave of absence from her work to spend some time in Argentina, where she quickly fell in love with the culture and the challenges of doing business and making a difference within this complex society. After supporting the development of a CED tourism project in the mountains of Patagonia, she joined her Argentine business partner to develop socially and environmentally responsible luxury accommodation in Peninsula Valdés, Chubut, Argentina. Most recently, Sharilyn and another Argentine business associate have created ElementPatagonia, an initiative to help Argentine artisans reach broader markets. She has been awarded the Women of Inspiration – Humanitarian award in Canada and recognized with an Alumni Achievement award from Mount Royal University. Sharilyn often speaks to groups interested in development and social enterprise. She also enjoys coaching young entrepreneurs. For more information, you can contact her directly via: LinkedIn, sharilyn@oceanopatagonia.com, or on WhatsApp at +54 9 11 51586125.

Walking tour of Recoleta — Sunday March 21 — 4 pm

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Recoleta Neighborhood

Walking Tour


Join us for this walking tour in the neighbourhood of Recoleta. We will walk through the surroundings of the Cemetery of Recoleta and learn about the National Library, The cathedral of Las Heras Avenue, the parks and famous monuments and sculptures.

date: Sunday, 21st, March 2021
time: 4 p.m.
cost: 600 pesos per person (with bank transfer) or 650 pesos paid with Mercado Pago.
payment: in advanceduration: 2 hours

language: English


*participants will be asked to wear masks and keep social distance during the tour.

information/sign up: please contact  ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

meeting point: at the exit of Las Heras Station, subway line H (corner of Avenida Las Heras and Avenida Pueyrredón)

Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up. No exceptions, please

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Zoom Book Group Meeting – March 9 – 1 pm

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The March book is Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.  As always, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm, this month on March 9. The Zoom sign on is the same as always. If you need the link sent to you, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below.

Hope to see you there.

       
       
April A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 544 pages, 2004
May Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner 181 pages, 2011
June Treasure Island!!! Sara Levine 172 pages – 2011
July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019

Zoom Book Group Meeting – February 9 – 1 pm

The February book is On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.  As always, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm, this month on February 9. The Zoom sign on is the same as always. If you need the link sent to you, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 20a21 appears below. We meet on the second Hope to see you there.

FebruaryOn Earth We’re Briefly GorgeousOcean Vuong256 pages, 2019  
MarchConvenience Store WomanSayaka Murata, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori176 pages, 2018
AprilA Short History of Nearly EverythingBill Bryson544 pages, 2004
MayLeaving the Atocha StationBen Lerner181 pages, 2011
JuneTreasure Island!!!Sara Levine172 pages – 2011
July21 lessons for the 21st centuryYuval Harari — non-fiction372 pages, 2019
AugustTrain Dreams Denis Johnson116 pages, 2012  
SeptemberShuggie BainDouglas Stuart384 pages, 2020
OctoberThe Dutch HouseAnne Patchett352 pages, 2019
NovemberMargaret the First Danielle Dutton160 pages, 2016
DecemberOne True Thing Anna Quindlen289 pages, 1994
JanuaryA Pale View of HillsKazuo Ishiguro192 pages, 1982
FebruaryLands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk RoadKate Harris – non-fiction320 pp, 2019

Book Group List for Next 12 Months

If you are reading this, you must be interested in knowing about the BAIN Downtown Book Group!  We would love you to participate.  The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group appears below. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month, in person or on Zoom, as the situation dictates. Hope to see you there.

February On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong 256 pages, 2019  
March Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori 176 pages, 2018
April A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 544 pages, 2004
May Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner 181 pages, 2011
June Treasure Island!!! Sara Levine 172 pages – 2011
July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019

Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, January 12 at 1 pm

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I​n January we will be discussing Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips . The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 12 on Zoom.  Watch for the possibility of a platform change.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive information to join.  

The list of books to be discussed in 2021 will be posted shortly.  The February book is shown below.  We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

February 2021 On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, 256 pages, published 2019

 

Gather for Dinner and a Drink! Tuesday, December 15 — Recoleta Grand Hotel — 8 pm

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RSVP now, since places are limited for this socially distanced open air mini-gathering. Tuesday, December 15
RECOLETA GRAND Hotel Las Heras 1745, CABA
Time:  gather at 7:30 pm
Aprox cost:  $ 1.500 + drinks

The meeting will be in the terrace restaurant.


Questions and RSVP to tonilin@aol.com before Monday noon

Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, December 8 at 1 pm

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Mario Vargas Llosa Aunt Julia And The ScriptwriterI​n December we will be discussing Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llosa. The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 8 on Zoom.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  If you are new to Zoom, email tonilin@aol.com to arrange a test run.

The list of books to be discussed the first two months of 2021 is below.  New meeting time!!  We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

Future reads:

January 2021 — Disappearing Earth by  Julia Phillips, 262 pages, published 2019

February 2021 — On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, 256 pages, published 2019

Zoom Tour — Calle Florida — Saturday, November 21 6 pm

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Florida street 
-where to go and what to see-virtual tour
Join us for this virtual tour to the iconic Florida Street, the most famous pedestrian mall in Buenos Aires


We will learn about the history of the street and the different places we can visit and even pay attention to venues that might pass unnoticed to a quick eye. Florida St can be a very busy street during the weekdays or an easy-to-walk way in Buenos Aires on a Sunday morning with a lot to offer to locals and tourists.

Presentation mode: The presentation will be given via Zoom where the participants will be asked to keep their microphones off during the presentation. Questions can be written in the chat section of the app and they will be read and answered at the end of the presentation by the speaker, orally. 
Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up. No exceptions, please. In the event that you miss the presentation for any reason (including technical problems on your end) the speaker will be happy to share a video of the presentation with you.

date: Saturday, 21st, November 2020time: 6 p.m. Buenos Aires time
cost: 550 pesos per person
payment: Via bank transfer or MercadoPagotype of course: online presentation via Zoom
duration: 1.5 hours
language: English
information/sign up: please contact  ezequielcerioni@gmail.com