[Seth-Trips] Other Darwin's Day Events (fwd)

Sumana Harihareswara sumanah at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Feb 2 14:29:29 PST 2003

I especially like the antigospel singing.  The idea of it, anyway.

Sumana Harihareswara
B.A., University of California at Berkeley

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Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 12:51:16 -0800
From: Students for A Nonreligious Ethos <sane at OCF.Berkeley.EDU>
To: Students for A Nonreligious Ethos <sane at OCF.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Other Darwin's Day Events

Hey there.  Here's a program of other Darwin's Day events in the area you
might be interested in:

"Greetings Culture Lovers:

It's February, and that means Darwin Days!
I've included a listing of terrific events throughout the Bay Area & CA.
Happy Darwin Day & hope to see you there!.  (And if you want to know
more about Darwin Day, see darwinday.org)
-Dave Fitzgerald (whom you may remember from the talk he gave to SANE last
semester on "The 10,000 Christs..."

Event: Darwin Day at UC Berkeley
 Date: Weds. Feb. 12th 7:00 p.m.
 Location: 122 Wheeler UC Berkeley
 Description:  Students for a Non-Religious Ethos (SANE)
 presents  a Darwin Day celebration.  Features include:
 - Dr.Alan D. Gishlick (from the Nat'l Center for Science Education)
    speaking on "Tapestry of Life: How Darwin changed the way we view the
    natural world"
 - "Evolutionary!" the exciting audience participation game
 -Cake & refreshments
 Cost: Free and open to the public
 Info: Shaina Potts, President
 Students for A Nonreligious Ethos
 sane at ocf.berkeley.edu


Bay Area Communities of Reason (BACOR) in conjunction with the National
Center for Science Education
Event: Evolutionpalooza 2003
Name: Henda Lea / David Fitzgerald
E-Mail: david.g.fitzgerald at marsh.com
Phone: (Henda) (510) 728-9253
Date: Sunday, February 16th, starting at 2 p.m.
Location: Rockridge Branch - Oakland Public Library, 5366 College Ave.,
Oakland CA
Activities: Exhibits, Games, Displays, Videos, and more Refreshments and
Birthday Cake, too!
Additional Comments: Come celebrate Darwin's Birthday in the Bay Area -
Fun, education & food!


California Academy of Sciences

Event: Darwin's Road Show
Date: Wednesday, February 5 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Description: Do you have a butterfly collection you don't know how to
identify? Do you wonder about the evolutionary significance of the bright
feather you found in your backyard? Bring us your leaves, worms, bugs,
rocks, feathers and baskets. Our experts will identify them. Academy
 from the fields of Anthropology, Aquatic Biology, Botany, Entomology,
Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Geology, Ornithology and
Mammalogy will be on-hand to tell you what it is, where it comes from and
why it's important.
Cost: Free and open to the public - this will be held on the Academy's Free
Questions? Email: info at calacademy.org

Event: Natural Selection
Date: Friday, February 7 8PM-midnight
Description: Natural Selection celebrates Darwin's 194th Birthday with
revelry and romance. Headliner Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
 entertain with classic jazz and funky blues. Later, visitors may "smooch
under the stars" during a special planetarium show. Those who prefer to
pucker up among the fishes may wander through the aquarium. To top it all
off, a sumptuous dessert buffet and hosted wine and beer will be served.
Join us for Darwin's birthday: a natural selection for a quirky, romantic
evening. 21 and over please
Cost: $40 in advance/ $55 at the door
Tickets available at http://www.calacademy.org/events/darwin/ Questions?
Email: info at calacademy.org

Scientific Gospel Productions, LLC
Event: 194th Annual Commemeration of Charles Darwin's Birthday in Concert
With Dr. Stephen Baird and the Opossums of Truth
Contact: Carol Davidson Baird, 858-481-0765
Website Information
Location: Schulman Auditorium at the Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad,
CA Date: February 8, 2003 at 7 p.m.
Activities: The band will celebrate scientific concepts in song with humor
and satire, with an emphasis on the idea that EVOLUTION IS THE WAY.
Classical selections from "Hallelujah! Evolution" and "Aint' Gonna Be No
Judgment Day" will be performed along with new discoveries from Dr. Baird's
continuing research into the heretofor unknown but emerging liturgy of
Scientific Gospel. Tickets $15 adults, $10 children and students with I.D.
Reservations online or by phone.

Center for Inquiry - West
Contact: Jim Underdown

CSUS Anthopology Department
Unitarian Universalists Forum
Humanist Association of Greater Sacramento Area (HAGSA)
Atheists and Other Freethinkers (AOF)
Sacramento Skeptics
Sacramento Organization for Rational Thinking (SORT)
Contact: Anna Andrews: (916) 448-9373
Kenneth E. Nahigian: appalonius at netzero.net
Event Title: Sacramento Darwin Day Festival
Date: Feb 15, 2003, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hart Community Center, 915 27th Street, Sacramento, California
Activities: Educational and humanist organizations in the Sacramento area
have joined hands to bring you the Sixth Annual Darwin Day Festival, a
celebration of science, knowledge and humanity.
Keystone speaker will be Dr. Martina Newell-McGloughlin, celebrated
international authority on biotechnology and its social implications. Her
will be Darwinism in the Age of Bio/Nano-Technology.
A question and answer period will follow her presentation, with a festive
celebration, refreshments, and of course, birthday cake. Literature and
souvenirs will be available at vendor tables.
Tickets: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Students with ID, half price!
To purchase, make check out to "HAGSA" (Humanist Association of the Greater
Sacramento Area) and mail to: Anna Andrews, Darwin Day 2003, 2265 10th
Avenue, Sacramento, 95818.

Palo Alto Humanist Community
Contact: Arthur Jackson
Event: Past, Present, and Future of The Darwin Day Program
Date: Sunday, 9 Feb., 11 am - 12 noon
Location: Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto (On Middlefield between
Charleston & Meadow)
Activities: Presenters: Robert J. Stephens & Arthur Jackson
Discussion of the early origins of Darwin Day in the Humanist Community in
Examination of the current format as an International Celebration of Science
and Humanity as well as a year-round educational website.
With focus on 12 February, Darwin's Birthday - having 2009, Darwin's 200th
birthday as a global celebration.
Various Darwin Day informational materials will be presented including
Evolution Awareness ribbons, Darwin Day information cards suitable for
to friends, information about the Darwin Day website: www.darwinday.org.
Also, on 26 Jan and 2 Feb -- as well as on 9 Feb -- copies of Ernst Mayr's
article, "Darwin's Influence on Modern Thought," from the July 2000
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN will be provided to interested persons to help them get
in the
 spirit of the occasion.

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