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Cheetahs on the Run - Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 03:00pm - 05:00pm
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Join Frans and Chris on a remarkable journey to uncover the secret life of the cheetah--the fastest animal in the world, and the most vulnerable of all the big cats. In this year's show, Frans and Chris travel from the fabled Serengeti Plains of East Africa to the remote deserts of central Iran, where Frans gained exclusive access to document the last wild cheetahs left in Asia--cats so rare that few people know they exist. This show features images and video from a brand-new assignment Frans and Chris produced for National Geographic, and includes coverage of cheetah "supermoms" raising kittens on the run--and on the edge of survival--as well as the little-known cultural history of cheetahs in Iran, which dates back thousands of years. Join us for a fascinating afternoon or evening of discoveries and insights about the shiest and most elegant of great cats. Proceeds from the presentations will benefit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab. Presentation runs at 3 PM and again at 7 PM. Tickets on sale now! Purchase online or in person at our front admissions desk. Visit our website for details. Sponsored by: Fred and Jo Lynne Jones, David Morrell/Coldwell Banker, Kristen Marinovic/Integral Investment Advisors, Alterra Solar, and Bay Photo

Location : Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue
Contact : 459-3800 or http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu or http://seymourcenter.brownpapertickets.com
Seymour Center Members $18 / General Admission $23

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In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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