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September 2019

Orcas of the Oregon Coast

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Colleen Weiler           Killer whales, also known as orcas, are perhaps the most widely recognized type of whale or dolphin in the world. With their distinctive black-and-white coloring, tall dorsal fins, & reputation as top predators, everyone knows what an orca is & how they live--or do we? Orcas aren't just the "wolves" of the sea," they live in incredibly close family groups, have life spans similar to ours,  and are one of the best examples…

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Journey to the Heart of Education

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: DebOrAh O. Baker          Experience the wisdom gained after an award-winning educator leaves her high school teaching position to journey to the heart of education, education of the heart. DebOrAh will guide you into the classroom of the future using strategies taught to her by a team of non-verbal autistics. Together, we will begin sourcing solutions to local community challenges. Audience participation will be encouraged.

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Consumer Fraud

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Ellen Klem          Every year, thieves and con artists cheat thousands of Oregonians out of their hard-earned money and valuable personal information. This presentation will help you stop the fraud before it starts and teach you how to alert others so they can avoid becoming victims. Please join us and spread the word to your family, neighbors and friends across the state, to help them become smarter consumers.

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October 2019

History of the Second Amendment

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Brent Burford            The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been a hot topic in the last 50 years. We will bypass the political conversation and instead take a look at the origin and history of this Amendment as well as the circumstances that prompted the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. The presentation will also look at the manner in which the Second Amendment has been construed by courts over its…

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Murals of Oregon

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Dennis Shelton          Oregon is fortunate to have an outstanding variety of murals and muralists. Murals have come to represent the unique history and culture of an area and its people, and in many cases have become symbols of civic pride. I have been photographing and documenting murals for over 40 years. For this show, we will visit 35 Oregon cities and towns. Also included will be all of the murals dedicated to the 20 x 21…

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Murals of India

October 1 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Dennis Shelton          Like so many places in the world, the art of contemporary murals has boomed in India, adding to the traditional murals found in temples. In an already vibrant culture, the mural has added its color and content to the national scene. India's murals are political, religious, historical and whimsical and represent the ideas and styles of a variety of muralists. I have traveled throughout India for 32 years and have photographed murals from Kashmir…

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That’s Just the Way Life Is

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Leslie Compton           Leslie will be presenting her narrative non-fiction book, That’s Just the Way Life Is, which details the relationship between herself and her father as he battled cancer. She will speak about the difficult times, the delightful memories and choices we have when confronting a similar situation through discussion and role play.  

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The Importance of Creativity

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Monica Seitzol-Phillips          Have you heard someone say “You’re so creative, and I’m just not”? We seem to have established two camps, creative and not-creative. Creativity is a basic part of the human psyche. This talk will explore why creativity is important. Audience participation will be encouraged.

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Folk Tales

October 8 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Monica Seitzol-Phillips          Folktales have been around probably as long as mankind. This talk will explore the importance of and different aspects of tales from around the world and open up the idea that folktales are not just for children.

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Great Alaskan Earthquake

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenters: Michael Tomlinson and Marty Sherman          The Great 1964 Mw9.2 Alaska Earthquake was the 2nd largest earthquake ever measured with modern instruments. Michael Tomlinson will summarize the tectonic geology that resulted in what was the first earthquake labeled a megathrust earthquake. This earthquake advanced our understanding of plate tectonics, particularly subduction zones, not only of the Aleutian-Alaska Subduction Zone but other subduction zones such as Cascadia. Marty Sherman will relate his experiences (accompanied by photos of some…

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