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February 2019

Exploring Mars—Past, Present and Future

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Bud Varty       The history of our exploration of Mars from the 1960's to the present and prospects of sending humans to the planet in the future.

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Contemporary Remnants of Cotton Labor Camp Enslavement

February 26 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter Dr. Bill Wiist       In follow up to his November 13, 2018 presentation about “Cotton Enslaved Labor Camps” Dr. Wiist will illustrate some of the health, economic, education and social effects of cotton labor camp enslavement on contemporary African Americans and how some operations of the cotton enslaved labor camp have been perpetuated in today’s industries. He will suggest some ways to address the contemporary remnants of enslavement.

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CoastWatch Basics

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Fawn Custer      CoastWatch program is designed to allow participants to adopt a mile of beach, with which they are familiar, enabling them to document changes they find or concerns regarding construction that may impact our beaches.

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March 2019

Salmon River Estuary Update

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Kami Elligsen

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Master Gardeners: Gardening With Natives, Edible Landscaping, Herbs

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Anne Geyer       A staggering one-third of U.S. birds are in danger due to native habitat loss. Native bird populations and their habitat companions--insects, butterflies, and wildlife-- will continue to decline unless we restore the native plants they need for survival in our suburban ecosystems. It’s not too late, and fortunately, restoring native plants in a human landscape is easy to do. Ann Geyer, an enthusiastic advocate for re-introducing native plants to residential gardens, will describe how native…

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Dearest Minnie: Travel with Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Leslie Compton       In this program, early post cards and their place in history will be presented as well as a little background about the formulation of the Great White Fleet. We will then begin our tour in San Francisco ending in Seattle shown through post cards.

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A Foreign Service Wife Remembers

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Dorothy Walker       Everyone has a story. Dorothy’s is what it was like living in Africa: in Libya, during the June War of ‘67; Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia during the Communist takeover and murder of Emperor Haile Selassie I; and Zaire, the former Belgium Congo. She also lived in India four years.

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Alice in Wonderland, Oxford and Dodos

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Patty Heringer       There really was a girl named Alice who grew up in the Oxford University college of Christ Church, where her father was the dean of the Oxford cathedral. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who is better known as Lewis Carroll, was a mathematics don at Christ Church and a friend of Alice’s family. On a summer day, Lewis Carroll, Alice, and her sisters were picnicking when a rabbit hopped by, inspiring Lewis Carroll to tell a story…

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Destination Moon: the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Donn Anderson       An Eyewitness Account of the Launch of Apollo 11. Fifty years ago, July 16th, 1969, a mighty Saturn V booster rocket launched the Apollo 11 astronauts into space with the goal of landing on our moon for the very first time! Hear and see what it was like to actually be at Cape Canaveral as we revisit this history-making flight!

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Harlem Renaissance

March 19 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Joan Wilke       The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic blossoming of African American culture that spanned the 1920's. We'll sample the music, art, and literature of this explosion of creativity and explore its far reaching impact.

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