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January 2020

Black Holes: How We Know They Are Real

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Sifan Kahale          Sifan will cover some of the latest developments and images of black holes. Find out how we know that they actually exist and some of their “out-of-this-world” properties.

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History of South Tillamook County and Nestucca

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter:  Sally Rissel

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February 2020

Tide Pool Ecology and Ways You Can Help

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenters: Fawn Custer & Jesse Jones          Fawn will share her knowledge on the plants and animals of Oregon coast’s rocky intertidal zone, providing examples of specimens, and Jesse will present on King Tides and citizen science opportunities with CoastWatch, the volunteer program of Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition.

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Yakona Preserve

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Preserve   Presenter: Joanne Barton          In 2012, Bill and JoAnn Barton began realizing their vision of preserving important habitat on Yaquina Bay. In the ensuing years they’ve acquired 300 acres on a large peninsula rich in history, wildlife and native Sitka spruce, with shoreline along King Slough, Yaquina Bay, and the Yaquina River. One small estuary has been enhanced; over three miles of trails have been developed; and three bridges have been built. Future plans include rehabilitation…

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Having Fun is Good Medicine

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Dean Shrock          It is common sense that when you're busy doing what you like to do, that you forget your aches and pains. Similarly, when people have a strong will to live, we know it can overcome illness and affect survival. What is it that makes your heart sing? What brings you the greatest joy and meaning in your life? Then compare this with how you actually spend your time. How do you want to…

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Van Gogh Wasn’t Crazy After All

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Joyce Sherman          Books have been written about why Van Gogh cut off his ear; was he crazy or suffer from epilepsy? New knowledge about an inner ear problem, Meniere’s Disease, caused Dr. I. K. Arenberg to analyze 796 letters written by Vincent Van Gogh during the last six years of his life and conclude that Van Gogh suffered from the disabling disease. Long before Arenberg’s analysis, Joyce, who has had Meniere’s most of her adult…

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Van Gogh’s Art

February 11 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Mary Kimball & Lynn Wintermuller          Biographical information about Van Gogh from Mary Kimball, followed by a discussion of his art by Lynne, as an artist.

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Kahale’s Observatory: What Keeps Sifan Up At Night

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Sifan Kahale          Why is Sifan never around in the mornings? How does an astronomer deal with this “wonderful” coastal weather? And why the heck would anyone in their right mind automate an observatory here? Find out what she's been up to these late nights...

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Newport’s 2019-20 Exchange Students

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenters: Students, Facilitator: Evelyn Brookhyser          Meet high school exchange students from Portugal, Belgium, Russia, France and Italy who will share info about their home country and differences they are experiencing in the United States. The Exchange programs are one way to promote peace and cultural understanding.

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Harlem Renaissance Part 2

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Joan Wilke          In the 1920's, Harlem was a hotbed of intellectual, literary, artistic, and political blossoming for African Americans. In Part 2 we'll explore the music and dance of The Jazz Age, theater, visual arts, and the effects of The Great Depression that brought an end to the era.

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