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Dan Youngberg


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30-11:30 AM
This is not Bathtub Gin - The Science and Business of a Microdistillery

By Caitlin Prueitt

1:30-3:30 PM
Inequality and Upward Mobility in the U.S.

By Bruce Weber

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:30-11:30 AM
Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East, Modernizing Nukes at Home?

By Jane Kellet Cramer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:30-11:30 AM
Oregon Wines 101

By James Osborne

1:30-3:30 PM
Does Prayer Heal?

By Roger Blaine

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ALL News

May I attend a class that I'm not registered for?

This is the most frequently asked question that we receive. The answer is YES. You may always attend classes that you did not register for UNLESS it is a field trip, and/or there is a deadline, and/or there is a cap on that class! All of these instances are clearly marked in the Schedule of Classes. You also do not need to let us know that you are not attending a class after all, UNLESS it is a field trip and/or there is a cap on that class, and/or you'd like a refund (prior to the deadline). Registration is primarily to help us estimate the number of people attending so that we can inform the presenter and set up the classroom to comfortably and safely accommodate our students.

Road Construction

Beginning May 1, the intersection of SW 53rd St. and West Hills Road will be under construction for the remainder of the term. Please plan ahead to reach ALL classes by entering from the east end of West Hills Road (From Western Blvd.) OR, if you are coming from Philomath, consider SW Timian Street, which is left off of Philomath Blvd. It is recommended that you avoid SW 53rd St if at all possible.

Gala Celebration Dinner

The annual Gala Celebration Dinner is scheduled for June 8, 5:30-7:00 PM. This dinner costs members only $10--ALL underwrites the rest of the expense so that members are able to attend this important celebration. Members must sign up, specify menu choices or cancel prior to the deadline of May 28 at 5:00 PM.

ALL Socials Calendar

  • Thursday, May 7, 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 3, 11:30 AM
Socials are held in the Fireplace Room.

Committee Meeting Calendar

  • Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:00-Noon:
    Nominating Committee-Tom Wogaman, Chair
  • Monday, April 13, 2015, 1:30-3:30 PM:
    Website Committee-Dan Youngberg, Chair
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:30-2:30 PM:
    Nominating Committee-Tom Wogaman, Chair
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00-4:00 PM:
    ADA/Reasonable Accommodation Committee-Pat Young, Chair
    (meeting in the Fireplace Room)
  • Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:30-3:30 PM:
    Board of Directors-Margaret Dutton, Chair
  • Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:30-3:30 PM:
    Curriculum Committee, Fall Planning #2-David Eiseman, Chair
Committee meetings are held in the UCC library unless otherwise noted.

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ALL Class Notes

Vital Helpline Numbers for Mental Health

In her recent class, "Hidden Struggles: Complexities of Mental Illness," Nancy Groesz shared many vital helpline numbers to assist in suicide prevention.

STEM-Ready Society

Martin Storkdieck has provided the slides from his presentation on "Cultivating a STEM-Ready Society."

Missoula Floods

Steve Matthes has provided his presentation slides here. The dvd video, "Megaflood", has been placed in the church library and is available for loan.

Family Trees & Family Stories

Lois Courtney, presenter of "Family Trees and Family Stories: An Introduction to Genealogical Research," has provided a copy of the handouts.

A Classless Society

Paul deLespinasse, presenter of "Neither Groucho Nor Karl: A Classless Society for the Country Club Set", on Thursday, February 19, has written a book that is available for Kindle or Kindle App. The hard copy is not due to be released until May. "The Metaconstitutional Manifesto: A Bourgeois Vision of the Classless Society" may be purchased from

Gala Dinner Recipes

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