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WINTER 2019 LUNCHEON LECTURES

Date: Jan 18, 2019 - May 03, 2019 - Start:11:30 AM - End:01:30 PM

Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to make a reservation for each program in the series.

January 18 – Public Transit.  After years of debate, public transit is finally being expanded in Emmet County to reach many more people.  County Administrator John Calabrese explains the new service and how you can benefit from it.

March 1 – Recreational Marijuana.  On December 6, 2018, the recreational use of marijuana became legal in the State of Michigan, the result of a constitutional amendment approved in November.  Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008.  While marijuana may be used legally in the State of Michigan, it remains illegal under Federal law. What does that mean for our community? Emmet County’s chief assistant prosecutor, Stuart Fenton, and Sheriff Pete Wallin will explain.

March 8 – Hockey.  Hockey is the family business for Fedor Fedorov. He recently purchased and is now renovating the Petoskey Ice Arena to share his passion with our community.  The arena is home to the Fedorov Hockey Academy, Petoskey Northmen hockey, girls travel hockey, mini/mite, squirt, peewee and bantam youth programs along with adult leagues, speed and figure skating.  Fedor Fedorov will tell us more about what they are doing for skaters from beginner to pro.

March 22 – Lessons in Life from the Art of Illusion.  “The hand is quicker than the eye.”  “Seeing is believing.”  “I saw it with my own two eyes.”  “We have an eyewitness.”  These sayings will be tested as you are presented with simple illusions that will entertain you, challenge your awareness and give you insight into how your eyes, mind and thought processes work.    Presented by Mike Shore, retired vice president and chief risk officer of Consumers Energy, Jackson, Michigan.

April 12 – The Saxophone.  In 1846, Adolphe Sax patented a musical instrument that was a brassier version of the clarinet.  Today, it is a fixture of marching bands, military bands, big bands, jazz bands and, of course, “Bolero.”  Tom Harder is a saxophone virtuoso and Charlevoix High School’s band director.  He will tell us about this popular instrument and play some flashy music written to show off its unique attributes.

May 3 – Mt. Kilimanjaro.   Karen Marietti, director of the Camp Daggett Adventure Center, has spent most of her adult life working and living experientially.  Mt. Kilimanjaro was always on her list of places to go and, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided it was time to make the climb.  In 2017, she and three other women climbed the 19,340 feet to the summit.  She will tell us about her adventure, and show us her amazing photographs.

Programs are held on Fridays in the Library Conference Room.  $12 includes lunch.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.  Reservations are required. You must call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to make a reservation for each program in the series.