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Making milestones matter

Published on May 15, 2018 1:34PM

The question of how to attach meaning to life’s milestones will dominate Saturday, May 19, Oregon Humanities conversation at Newport Public Library.

In “Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life,” life-cycle celebrant and home funeral guide Holly Pruett will look at how people without strong ties to religious or other cultural traditions approach major life events such as birth, relationship changes and death.

Pruett works with individuals, families and communities to help them commemorate life’s major milestones. After three years of organizing PDX Death Cafe, she recently created the Death Talk Project to promote useful, honest conversation about how we die, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our dead. Holly is passionate about building community and believes participating in ceremony is a gift for everyone involved.

The free conversation will start at 2 pm at the library, 35 NW Nye Street.

For more information, call 541-265-2153 or go to www.newportlibrary.org.

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