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Quakers to feature author, host Easter egg hunt


The Newtown Quaker Meeting Adult Class program at 9:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31 will feature Ari Honarvar leading a program on “Resilience Through Joy” via Zoom, at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court St., Newtown.

Meeting for worship based on silent meditation will begin at 11 a.m., and at 12:15 p.m. an Easter egg hunt for “children of all ages” will take place on the Meetinghouse grounds.

Ari Honarvar is the author of “A Girl Called Rumi,” a novel that channels her experiences growing up in post-revolution Iran where joy was systematically repressed but never completely eliminated.

Honarvar conducts workshops for refugees, students, mental health workers, and medical staff on the practice of savoring joy even in the toughest environments.

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