January 18, 2013 (1:00-3:00) History of San Diego: Gabe Selak, Public Programs Manager, San Diego History Center. This presentation gives an overarching history of the region from 1900 through World War II. Gabe always gives an outstanding presentation. Won’t you join us?
February 15, 2013 (1:00-3:00) The Best of…Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story: Mark Carlson, Historian, Writer and Artist. This lecture covers twenty of the best of paul Harvey’s most intriguing and memorable vignettes from history and legend. Find out the “rest of the story,” as you may or may not have heard it before. Guaranteed to make you say, “Wow, I never knew that!”
March 15, 2013 (1:00-3:00) Cure the “Closet Full of Clothes and Nothing to Wear” Syndrome: Colette Michelle, AICI, CIP, and Donna Dotson, AICI, Fashion and Image Coach. It’s and age-old problem: having a closet full of clothes and still nothing to wear. It’s 2013. Shouldn’t there be a cure for this by now? There actually are a lot of reasons people feel this way and the answer isn’t always clear. Come to this workshop and you may discover what version of this syndrome you have. Once you’ve identified it, you have a better chance of curing it. Donna will help you see what is too hard to discover on your own. Is the problem with your clothes…your closet…your style…your organization? The solutions are just a workshop away. Come learn how to edit your clothes, create order, and make the best use of your closet space.
April 19, 2013 (1:00-2:30) Diane Edwards, C.M.H. Master Hypnotherapist. Hear about the origins and history of hypnosis then learn how to activate the power of your own sub-conscious mind to break habits, achieve goals and make permanent changes easier than you ever imagined possible. Learn a simple 30 second apin control technique that is quicker and more effective than any drug. Diane Edwars is a Certified master Hypnotherapist specializing in all aspects of additions, fears and phobias.
May 17, 2013 (1:00-2:00) Bert & Sharon Kersey, Bird Enthusiasts. We live in one of the birdiest counties in the country. This workshop offers beginning birders an excellent overview of the birds of California. This video is all about our everyday local birds, featuring great photography, fun facts and useful information, including ID tips for beginning birders.
June 21, 2013 (1:00-3:00) Color Me Fabulous. Instructor: Colette Michelle, AICI, CIP, Master Image Strategist. Do you want to dress easily, fashionably, more youthful and in style? To save money and time and yet still look great? This class will focus on recognizing the 4 color harmonies, cool winter or summer or warm spring or muted autumn, help you select the best colors for your clothing, accessories and make up. This is a prerequisite class for those that have never taken a color class or other CM image classes. This class is the KEY element of dressing well and with confidence.
July 19, 2013 (1:00-3:00) Tales From the Barkside. Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian, Writer and Artist. Excerpts and stories from the humorous and inspirational new book “Confessions of a Guide Dog – The Blonde Leading the Blind,” by Mark Carlson and Musket. The authors tell the remarkable story of how they met, their travels, and adventures together. This is your chance to learn not only how a Guide Dog is trained but how they do their job and, in Musket’s case, make an awful lot of people fall in love with him. He’s not your typical Guide Dog. This is their story – and they’re sticking to it. For more information about the book go to www.musketmania.com.
WE ARE DARK IN AUGUST
September 20, 2013 (1:00-3:00) Gardening with Succulents.Instructor: Patrick Anderson, Horticulturist. Succulents are the latest ‘hot’ trend in gardening, with good reason. With their ease of culture and fabulous variety of form, any gardener can create something wonderful with these exciting plants. Whether incorporated as accents in the garden or planted en masse, horticulturist Patrick Anderson will demonstrate how these drought-tolerant wonders can become the stars of any garden design. Patrick is a popular speaker on plants, garden history and garden design, and his own succulent garden has appeared in numerous magazines and books.
October 18, 2013 (1:00-3:00) San Diego’s Dead: Recent Finds from the San Diego Gravestone Project. Instructor: Seth Mallios, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, SDSU. San Diego has a rich and unique cultural history that can be effectively told through the commemoration of its dead. Local cemeteries throughout San Diego reflect the county’s multi-ethnic cultural dynamism, and pinpoint marked shifts in power from Indian to Spanish to Mexican to American governance. They also reveal the current struggle for space in a burgeoning metropolis. Graveyards, with their individually detailed and hauntingly beautiful monuments, offer an unrivaled historic yet continuous glimpse at the essence of this diverse community. Drawing on two of his recent books–Cemeteries of San Diego (2007) and Cemetereis of San Diego County (2008), Dr. Seth Mallios will present the results of the San Diego Gravestone Project, which includes the discovery of many lost San Diego cemeteries that have been unceremoniously erased from the current landscape.
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