The Jaffrey Civic Center is set to host a monthly speaker series from October to May titled “Stories to Share.” Each program will begin at 5 p.m., with a reception starting at around 6:15 p.m. with light refreshments.

The first speaker, on Friday, Oct. 1, will be Jaffrey resident Tory McCagg. Her talk is titled “Growing Chaos, Healing Soil, Sowing Hope: Life at Darwin’s View.” Tory will discuss her memoir and the path she took which led her to an experimental, off-the-grid lifestyle, emphasizing the themes of change, adaptability and hope.

Upcoming speakers include Bob King on Nov. 5 and Heather Ames on Dec. 3. King will speak about water power and the burgeoning renewable-energy sector; Ames will discuss connecting adoptees with their heritage as a way to strengthen identity.

Joseph Steinfield, whose columns have appeared in the Keene Sentinel and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, will be the moderator. This series is made possible through support from Belletete’s.

The programs are free to attend; however, donations are appreciated. Advance registration is encouraged for those wanting to attend in-person. Go to

Anyone who prefers to participate via Zoom, may register at

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