Upcoming Events – Town Talk

A lecture series, featuring great presenters and excellent food.

Town Talk is set to return to HORIZONS Conference Center for the 2017-2018 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.

Heloise – Author, Columnist & Editor

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Known for her internationally syndicated newspaper column Hints from Heloise, her Good Advice: Heloise to the Rescue column in Good Housekeeping, and her best-selling books, Heloise is a fun, entertaining speaker who engages audiences around the country with her sage advice, great wit and Texas charm.

Frank Farmer Loomis – Antique Expert

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
He brings to his audiences is his life and work – 100% antiques. This antiques lifestyle allows him to bring a three-dimensional perspective about antiques to everyone around. The first perspective is that of being an antiques dealer, since he once had a shop. Secondly, for many years he has been a full time antiques appraiser, giving him a professional insight into the value of antiques, dealer, and appraiser’s views. Frank Loomis’ speaking style is lively, laced with anecdotes, often humorous and never boring.

Linda Maguire – World Renown Opera Singer & Gerontologist

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
“Music as Medicine: Aging Brain Health”
She speaks on and demonstrates the many powers of music that escort mood, cognition, function and behavior in both healthy clients and patients in need. A Johns Hopkins trained gerontologist and world renown musician, she shares her amazing journey in development of “Prescription iPods” …

Elliot Engel – Author and Speaker

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
A native of Indianapolis, Dr. Engel earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA, he won the university’s Outstanding Teacher Award. His six books have been published in England and America, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Newsweek. PBS Television stations throughout the country ran his mini-lecture series on Dickens.

Bob Farmer – Farmers Almanac

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Rich in American heritage, steeped with tradition, the Farmers’ Almanac is one of the oldest, most respected publications in the country. Mr. Farmer is a member of the International Society of Storytellers and was sponsored by Zig Ziglar in joining the prestigious National Speakers Association. Bob travels extensively to inform, motivate and entertain audiences all over the country.


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 after Tuesday, June 7, 2017 to the general public. Season ticket packages are available for $135.