Noontime Lectures Fall ’18

Sponsored by
Talbots Clarks Summit

 

#142- Her-story and His-Story II
Dennis Martin

Date:   Sept. 26               Time: Noon   Cost: $5

Hear the stories of the Abingtons in the words of those who lived them. Learn more about your community through letters and memoirs.

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#143- Grow Fresh Sprouts on Your Kitchen Counter
Ann Vitale

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 2           Time: Noon Cost: $5        

One minute each morning and evening is all it takes to grow a variety of sprouts from familiar alfalfa and radish, to broccoli, dill, assorted beans and peas, clover and more. Enhance salads, soups, omelets, sandwiches and get the kids to enjoy the veggies they watch grow. Class includes instruction, demo, handouts, tasting, and free packets of seeds.

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#144- Putting your Garden to Bed
Georgiann Eccleston

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 9 Time: Noon Cost: $5

It’s  fall, a season of slow-down. Shorter days, longer nights.  Time to wrap things up in preparation for winter. And that includes your garden: it’s time to put your garden to bed!  Whether you’ve had a bountiful harvest from your vegetable garden or a feast for your eyes from your flower garden (or both!), it’s time to clean up and put things away so you can have winter dreams of gardens to come next spring. Join the Penn State Master Gardeners o f Lackawanna County to learn about the what, why and how of garden clean-up, soil care, tool care. Find out about the joy of hardy vegetables and prep for next spring.  

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#145- The Ethics of Genetic Engineering
Hal Baillie, Ph.D.

Date:   Wednesday, Oct. 17               Time: Noon Cost: $5.00

It has been widely agreed that recent developments in our ability to alter the human genome
places the future evolution of the human species in our hands, a future of possibilities scientists are aggressively exploring. The mitigation of genetically based diseases seems an obvious good, but beyond those possibilities, what do we want our grandchildren to be in life? What is good and what is bad when it’s our own future at stake?

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#146- A Scarcity of Caskets…The 1918 Spanish Flu in Scranton
Sarah Puccini

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24           Time: Noon Cost: $5.00

Although it claimed 50-100 million victims worldwide,  the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic is often overlooked. This presentation will give an overview of the disease and its dire effects o n Scranton and the surrounding towns.

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#147- Feeding Birds in Winter & Spring
Ann Vitale

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30                Time: Noon Cost: $5

When our birds go south and northern birds come to our feeders in cold weather, what foods are best for them and to keep them close for our enjoyment? Instructor will speak about different needs from  the fall through early spring and will show several types of feeders that have worked well for her.

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Many Thanks to our Patrons
           Abington Heights Civic League    Hampton Inn, Clarks Summit                   John & Carol Heim
Maryann Kaufman     Kristie & Pat McMahon     Millett Real Estate
Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Attorney at Law
Rotary Club of the Abingtons      Walsh Electrical, INC