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January 2019

A Private Book Store in the Amazon Era: What’s “Hot” and What’s Not!

January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Bob Portwood       Veteran OCLI speaker Robert Portwood returns to share stories of his 30 plus years building Robert’s Book Store in Lincoln City into a major attraction and frequent stop for book browsers as well as serious buyers. With 1.65 miles of shelving and almost a quarter million book inventory, “Bob” knows books. He’ll describe the role private book stores play in the “Amazon Era”, describe the current market (especially in the Romance genre) and answer questions…

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Confirm or Deny: Confessions of a Public Information Officer

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Mick McLean       Expected to be the “alter ego” of the Commander and yet “one of the troops”, Mick McLean will describe his experience in the Western Pacific with the Air Force in 1968-70. He will share humorous incidents and reflect on more serious events and moments as he criss-crossed the Pacific in a role similar to Radar O’Reilly (MASH) and James Garner as a Navy PIO at D-Day in the “Americanization of Emily”.

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Dragonfly Hill, Building a Dream

January 29, 2019 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Steve Travis       Steve Travis and Jeff Ingram embarked on a dream home building project that started in 2006. After purchasing 18 acres overlooking the Yaquina River between Newport and Toledo, they moved into a trailer on the property—wanting to see how the light and views changed over the seasons. Steve, an “armchair architect” was interested in earth friendly and alternative building techniques. An earth sheltered home was appealing as it would be super energy efficient and be…

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February 2019

Memoir Writing for Health, Happiness and the Last Word

February 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Be Determined, None OR United States

Presenter: Larry Lehnerz       Learn about the memoir writing process including story structure, the writing craft, how to get started, and ways to trigger memories. Larry will also discuss the value of writing stories for health, healing and happiness. Memoir writing is not only about leaving a rich story legacy for friends and family, but also about integrating experiences and discovering meaning so that you can have the final word regarding your unique life

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Consumer Fraud

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
To Be Determined, None OR United States + Google Map

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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Restorative Justice

February 5, 2019 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
To Be Determined, None OR United States + Google Map

Presenter: Dr. Karen Gray, Superintendent Lincoln County School District       Restorative Justice is s a powerful approach to discipline that focuses on repairing harm through inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders. Implemented well, Restorative Justice shifts the focus of discipline from punishment to learning and from the individual to the community.

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Pear Bureau Northwest

February 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenters: Jon & Debra Laraway       The American Northwest is a place where little farms are still carving out space among the snow-capped mountains. Jon is the fourth generation of pear growers in the Hood River Valley. You will not only hear their story about managing a small farm but learn of the pear industry in the Northwest from farm to consumer.

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Have Cello, Will Travel: Itinerant Musicians Then and Now, with Musical Interludes

February 12, 2019 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Adrienne Welsh       Adrienne will tell us a little bit about the cello, and talk about freelance musicians travelling all around the Northwest to play with the Siletz Bay Festival and the Newport Symphony Orchestra and others, just as centuries ago musicians travelled all around Europe to play at various courts and also in the taverns. She will describe how certain types of music survive and evolve over time, and she will play some music selections for us.

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The History of U.S. Political Parties

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Brent Burford       U.S. political parties have come and gone during the 230 years since the Constitution was ratified. Usually there were two major parties. Occasionally a third party was significant enough to influence the political scene. We will look at the major and minor political parties in U.S. history—what were the issues that caused them to form, how did they change over time, and why did many of them fade away.

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What’s so Great About Picasso?

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Michael Freeman       The works of Pablo Picasso bring record-breaking prices at auction, confound and amaze viewers, and generate vigorous debate among art critics even to this day. Thus, the question arises: How and why did Pablo Picasso get to be such an important artist? This talk explores this question through an overview of Picasso’s dynamic career and contributions to the history of modern art.

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