Gardening on the Edge: Gardens on the West Coast of Scotland Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
This presentation will introduce you to three of the most remarkable coastal gardens on the British Isles where visionary gardeners have created landscapes of extraordinary natural beauty containing both native and subtropical plants. Simon Jones will take us on a tour of these gardens, maintained and protected by the National Trust for Scotland.
The Emergence of Life Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
The transition from inanimate molecular mixes to something we would agree is “alive” is one of the most profound events that have occurred on Earth. Based on what we know about modern living systems, two questions immediately arise. First… How do we get sufficient amounts and concentrations of essential raw materials (pre-biotic compounds) such that the formation of self-contained systems has a reasonable chance of emerging? Second… Is there anything in current living systems that may be construed as representative (or critical) to the emergence of life?
Astrology 101: Learn How to Read a Birth Chart Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Fee: $60
In this four-week course we will learn the alphabet of astrology, consisting of signs, planets, and houses, and how to interpret the information they hold. We will look at the history of western astrology, its current use, the structure of a chart, and the basic methods of chart analysis. We’ll explore the ethics and art of astrological readings. Using your own birth chart, you’ll begin to develop a fluency with astrological language.