HORIZONS Town Talk Series

A lecture series, featuring great presenters and excellent food.

Town Talk is set to return to HORIZONS Conference Center for the 2019-2020 series. 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.


Maria Provenzano – Lifestyle Expert

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Maria is a lifestyle expert who loves inspiring others through crafting and unique recipes. She believes in all things homemade and hopes to encourage others to add a bit of creativity (and fun!) to every day. She is also a native of Saginaw, Michigan. On Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” Maria shares her love of homemade crafts, food, and DIY projects. As a mother, she also loves to inspire families to come together through crafting with kids.

Dr. Jan Pol – Veterinarian

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
With more than 45 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Pol is a pioneer in treating animals. He is also the star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 hit television series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, which follows the doctor on his routine 14-hour workdays treating both pets and
livestock in rural Michigan. The Incredible Dr. Pol, currently airing in its 15th season, celebrated its 100th episode in 2017 and continues to break ratings records for the network and surprise viewers with Dr. Pol’s witty and charming, no-nonsense approach to animal care.

Fred Klett – Comedian

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
He is not a Christian comedian in the strict sense that his humor is religious or faith focused, or that the performances are a way to witness and spread the Christian message. However, Fred is a Christian in good standing with his church, a supportive member of his community, and his wholesome humor is an example of his message and life. His comedy is G-rated and focused to appeal to families with members of all ages.

Jack Barnwell – Award Winning Garden Designer

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Mackinac Island’s Award Winning Garden Designer, Jack Barnwell, is now offering Design, Consulting, and Project Management for all of northern Michigan, combining his unique, heirloom quality concepts with the area’s finest craftsman to produce stunning results.

Midwest Dueling Pianos – One-of-a-kind Entertainment Experience

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Midwest Dueling Pianos offers a wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show that our audience will love and beg for more of. The one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that is Midwest Dueling Pianos will have our audience singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing so hard that you will be doubled over gasping for breath. It’s an experience unlike any other!

Ticket information

Town Talk season ticket holders are invited to mingle before the program, enjoying coffee and pastries. Each Town Talk series lecture begins at 11:30 am 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 to the general public. Season ticket packages are available for $145.

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