Running for others
Islands & Ocean hosts three events
Today, Islands and Ocean will hold a guided walk from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Also today, from noon to 1 p.m. they are holding a brown bag lecture with Ray RaLonde in the Seminar Room at the center, 95 Sterling Highway.
Then, people can stay around from 1-3 p.m. for a Sport Fishing for Halibut session in the Laboratory Classroom where they can learn about the biology of halibut in Alaska, their role in ocean food webs and how they’re important to, and caught by, people. This is a hands-on lab for all ages.
Also at the center from 3-5 p.m. there will be an event in the auditorium. Either an Alaska Geographic Film or U.S. Fish ad Wildlife Service or National Park Service ranger talk.
The next Discovery Lab is on Salt Marsh Wildlife 1-3 p.m. July 27. The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve is monitoring salt marshes in Kachemak Bay to help gauge the effects of sea level rise on our shoreline. Learn about the variety of life found in Alaska’s salt marshes and how Homer residents and scientists are teaming up to document animal communities in local estuaries at the free, hands-on lab for all ages.
Introducing Daoism, Daodejing
Dr. Erin Cline will present a free public lecture “An Introduction to Daoism and the Daodejing” at 7 p.m. July 31 in the Homer United Methodist Church’s Sun Room. Cline is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She specializes in comparative philosophy with a particular focus on Chinese philosophy and religions, ethics, and political philosophy.
Erin has conducted research on Daoism in China today, and is the author of numerous scholarly articles on ancient Daoist texts like the Daodejing as well as contemporary Daoist beliefs and practices.
New World Flamenco in Seldovia
The Seldovia Arts Council presents a New World Flamenco Concert July 20 at the Susan B. English School commons. The concert will be preceded by a guitar workshop by Muriel Anderson beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. The music of New World Flamenco is ravishing, captured in the heady swirl of flamenco and in the gentle distillations of Anderson’s classical and harp guitars. The melodies, beckoningly beautiful and achingly ethereal, add to the overall impact.
Flamenco music came out of Andalucía in Southern Spain and spread its vibrant and majestic rhythm across the world.
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