Pop-up Series class
Instructor - varies
Coordinator - Tish Tarver, 503-325-4140
Day/Time - Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm;
Dates - October 5 - November 16
Location - Astoria City Hall council chambers
1095 Duane St, Astoria
This is a continuation of our popular series where different people talk about different topics each week.
Some are from the "Where in the World have you Been?" series, some are topics of local interest, some continue
Bernie Thomas's "decades" series.
- October 5: PATAGONIA by Doug and Cecilia Balcomb
This slide presentation chronicles Balcomb's 2013 trip from Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas,
Chili with a side trip to the fantastic crags of Patagonia. The venture started on a small ocean
liner winding through the labyrinthine passages of Tierra del Fuego, passing through the Beagle
Channel and the Straits of Magellan past calving glaciers and waterfalls. They then continued on a
bus to the Torres del Paine National Park, encountering rarely seen wildlife including condors and guanaco.
The presentation will include historical references to Darwin and Magellan and current issues.
This presentation covers a recent trip to Newfoundland and Labrador, during July 2017.
The first week was spent on the eastern side of Newfoundland, beginning in St John's and visiting whale and bird viewing sites on the Avalon and Bonavista peninsulas. It also included archaeological sites from the early 1600s, along with museums and wildlife preserves.
The second week began on the west side of Newfoundland, taking in UNESCO geological sites at Green Bay and the Tablelands. We also toured L'anse Aux Meadows, the 11th century viking site. In Labrador we visited a 15th century Basque whaling site and several museums displaying examples of marine archaeology and whaling.
- Here in our local community is a unique
media organization: a community radio station. Joanne Rideout, manager of Coast Community Radio
(KMUN Astoria 91.9 FM), along with staff and volunteers from the station, will host a personal
discussion about what community radio is, why it matters in our crazy world, and how you
can get involved in ways that are fun and creative, and that foster unity in a time of global division.
PICK YOUR DECADE:
- Each week we will take a walk down memory lane.
- Relive those fabulous days of yesteryear.
- We will take a turn back in time when we visit the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.
- Fashions, music, films, automobiles, major events and famous people.
- This is a lighthearted look back at times gone bye. You are encouraged to bring memorabilia to share with others.
Image from OpenClipart.com: 1940s "We Can Do It" poster