Town Talk Series

Town Talk is set to return to HORIZONS Conference Center for the 2016-2017 series, marking the program’s golden decade. Founded in 1960, the annual program features a series of unique lectures given by inspiring and renowned professionals, from best-selling authors to entrepreneurs. HORIZONS Town Talk is a powerful networking and socializing opportunity, allowing community members to engage with one another while enjoying exciting and informative lectures.

This year’s series will feature a revered lineup of speakers from a range of professions.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Connie Stevens – Multi-Talented Performer and Producer

“Woman for all Seasons”
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture Star, Television Star,Broadway Star, Recording Artist, to the concert stage and then on to develop a successful cosmetic empire.
In a career that has spanned over 30 years…



Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Eric Villegas – Chef-Restaurateur, Author and Television Personality

“Culinary Passion for the Great Lakes”
Since debuting on Michigan public television in 2001, Villegas has been tirelessly seeking out the artisan growers, farmers and ranchers that continuously produce top quality foods for the American table.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Elizabeth Kaye – Author and Speaker

“Accomplished Writer & Speaker”
She is the award-winning author of the New York Times #1 bestselling e-book Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss and Surviving the Titanic. This book, a true story and runaway success, was also #1 on Amazon Singles for a
record two months.



Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Bob Scanlan – Florist and Gardener

“First Families and Flowers”
For three Presidents and their families, he created arrangements for State dinners, private parties, presidential birthdays, special occasions and filled the public and private White House spaces with beautiful flowers. He teamed with the First Ladies to create decorations that transformed the White House at Christmas.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Marc Lapadula – Playwright and Screenwriter

“Award-Winning Film Producer and University Lecturer”
Marc Lapadula, playwright and screenwriter, is an award-winning film producer and university lecturer. As Senior Lecturer at Yale University in The Film Studies Program, he has taught screenwriting seminars since 1992.




Town Talk season ticket holders are invited to mingle before the program, enjoying coffee and pastries. Each Town Talk series lecture begins at 11:30am and is followed by a question and answer session and delicious two-entree luncheon buffet, complete with fresh salads and desserts.

To reserve your seats to this exclusive, one-of-a-kind lecture series, please contact HORIZONS at 989.799.4122. Reserved seating is required and tickets are on sale after Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to the general public. Season ticket packages are available for $135.

Click here to download information and registration form.

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