Friday March 1st
First Friday Art Walk (5:00 to 8:00 pm) and library artist for the month of March- Joanne Fitzpatrick-

"PRESERVATION of the EARTH"...Pressed flowers

March 11, 2013

WILDLIFE of YELLOWSTONE. presented by Sandy Mortimer

What happens when you spend enough time getting close with wild animals? You really get to know them...on a personal level! Their families, their struggles, and their daily lives...from birth to death!
In Sandy Mortimer’s production “Wildlife Of Yellowstone,” that’s just what we do...with three very different residents of Yellowstone National Park - - - Trumpeter Swans, Coyotes and Elk.
And as we follow the stories of these three very different animals that share this common home, we meet the multitude of other inhabitants that interact with them. As well as learn about their history and possible future...including the near extinction in the lower forty-eight states of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans by man during the last century... how they survived and were rediscovered. Extraordinary sequences include coyote predation on a swan, defense of their nesting territory from intruding swans, and the young cygnets attempting to fly.
The sequences of the life cycle of the coyote during the changing seasons are dramatic. With rare scenes of a coyote taking fish from an otter, a pack stealing a black bear cub from its mother and pursuing antelope, bighorn sheep and elk. In it’s role as predator, the fierce and surprisingly playful coyote whom the Indians called “Song Dog”, is amazing.
The struggles and triumphs of Yellowstone’s elk are shown in extraordinary scenes, including a young elk calf being captured by a grizzly, a cow’s defense of her newborn calf against coyotes and large bulls battling for the right to mate. We also explore the historical impact of man on the herd over the past century and policies that threatened them with extinction and then overpopulation. We touch on the reintroduction of the wolf, the use of fire and how the present herd affects the vegetation and other animals.
Along with playful otters, pesky geese, and a collection of other inhabitants, this saga of Yellowstone’s residents will give us an in-depth adventure into a world few humans ever see.

last lecture of the season
March 25, 2013 
Korea: Land of Contrast
Produced and Narrated by Buddy Hatton

With over 10 million people, a figure that doubles if you include neighboring cities and suburbs, Seoul is the largest city in South Korea and unquestionably the economic, political and cultural hub of the country. By some measures it is the second largest urban agglomeration on the planet, after Tokyo. Situated between Shanghai and Tokyo and bordered by the impenetrable North Korea to the north, the South Korean capital is sometimes overlooked by American travelers but Seoul is an exciting location in its own right, and incredibly safe. With beautiful palaces, great food and a shopping nightlife, Seoul is an exciting way to experience the Asia of old and new. Veterans from the "Korea war" will not recognize what they remember from that time in the mid 50's. The American and ally bases are now all modern cities. The barracks are gone and in their place, new high-rises. Buddy Hatton invites you to travel with him to meet the people and experience the sites of this friendly, ultra modern country. From dynamic Seoul to beautiful Buson, the ports of Inchon and even to the DMZ, you will never forget your film journey to "South Korea in the 21st Century!"
Catherine McAuley High School Auditorium
631 Stevens Ave, Parking lot off Walton Street
Portland Maine
Starts at 7:30, doors open at 6:45
 Open to the public
Free for MCMA members, a $5.00 donation for non-members
Handicap accessible

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