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February 26 – April 23, 2014
Every other Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Series Tickets: Members $20 (+HST) Public $40 (+HST) Individual Presentations: Members $5 (+HST) Public $10 (+HST)
Travel the world with guest presenters as they share in-depth information of the culture, people, and lands of unique places.
Feb. 26 – Poles Apart: The Ends of the Earth – Peter Middleton, retired occasional tour guide for Quest Tours, will explore the two remote, austerely beautiful, and infinitely fascinating Polar Regions of the planet and consider challenges that currently confront them.
March 12 – The Hills are Alive: Schnitzel, Schnapps and Strudel – The husband and wife team of Kerry Jarvis and Melitta Smole, photographers with a passion for learning about other countries, will offer a visual presentation of Austrian culture; from the lush wine growing region, to hiking and skiing in the Austrian Alps, to the annual parading of cows from the mountain pastures.
March 26 – Aurora: Borealis, Australis and “Orbitalis” - John Hlynialuk, a knowledgeable member of the local Bluewater Astronomical Society, explores the topic of the Aurora: Borealis, Australis and “Orbitalis”. In addition to earthly viewings of the “northern” and “southern” lights, which occur in ovals around the two extreme poles, we now have the capacity to view them from 400 km up aboard the International Space Station.
April 9 – Africa: Two Perspectives – Susan Bedard & Elaine Palmer, two travelers who visited Africa, one as a tourist, the other having made multiple visits for family connections and situations, will share this presentation. They’ll focus on Africa as a continent of great contrasts between nature and the human population.
April 23 – Exploring the Earth’s Extremes – George Kourounis is a global adventurer, storm chaser, explorer and television presenter on programs such as Angry Planet and National Geographic Explorer. In this presentation Kourounis describes his scariest and most rewarding experiences and how they have sculpted his outlook on the world. http://www.stormchaser.ca/Stormchaser.html
Fair Trade coffee and tea provided by Rabbit Dash, Port Elgin. Treats provided by Hampton Court Comfortable Retirement Living, Southampton.
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