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February 2020

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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Jacques Cousteau Would Be Proud – and Perhaps a Bit Envious!

February 25 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Doug Brusa          In the past 50 years or so, Oregon State University has become widely-acknowledged as one of the world-leaders in ocean sciences research and education (No. 3 in one recent worldwide ranking). Join us to hear some highlights of OSU’s ocean-related work, including construction of an open-water site off Newport to test making carbon-free electricity from the motion of ocean waves; construction underway of three state of-the-art oceangoing research vessels for OSU and the…

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Regional Class Research Vessel – The Next Generation of Ships for Coastal Science

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Daryl Swensen          The Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) project is a major research facilities construction project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Oregon State University (OSU). The RCRVs will be constructed between 2018 and 2023 to serve as the next generation of monohull, diesel-electric, research ship, capable of general purpose, interdisciplinary, oceanographic operations in areas from shallow coastal bays and estuaries to and beyond the continental rise.

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Ocean Health Update

February 25 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Laurie Weitkamp          You've heard about the blob, seen pyrosomes washed up on the beach, and recently heard there's a new blob off the coast. Confused? This talk by NOAA Fisheries Biologist Laurie Weitkamp will discuss the health of Oregon's fish and crustacean populations and the impacts of recent ocean conditions on marine ecosystems across the North Pacific Ocean.

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March 2020

Alaska’s Matanuska Valley: An Experiment in Socialism

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Marty Sherman          During the 30s, Alaska needed people to farm the Matanuska Valley east of Anchorage. At the same time, the Dust Bowl made it impossible for farmers to make a living in the central US. The government selected families from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and moved them to the Valey. Everything was to be done cooperatively: the colonists would sell crops to the co-op and be given wooden money (bingles) or credit to buy…

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