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SAGE announces spring speaker series

2/14/2012 —

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley, has announced the schedule for its spring 2012 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. All lectures will take place in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Pa. The spring schedule is:

Friday, Mar. 2
The Milky Way – Our Home Galaxy
Ronald Kunkel, director of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society, will discuss the formation and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy.

Friday, Apr. 13
Mr. Allen's Little Town at 250
Frank Whelan of the Lehigh County Historical Society provides information about the founding of Allentown as Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrates its 100th anniversary and Lehigh County celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Friday, May 4
Hawk Mountain and the Migration: Conservation, History, and Research
Laurie Goodrich, Ph.D., senior monitoring biologist at Hawk Mountain, discusses the role of the sanctuary in North American history. She will also discuss why Pennsylvania is a critical corridor for migration and the importance of annual counts to the conservation of migrant birds.

Friday, June 1
Thirty Years Under the Beam
Frank Behum, Sr., a local author, will share the perspective of those who worked with him at Bethlehem Steel during its last thirty years of existence.

The cost of each lecture is $15 or $45 for the four-part series. The event is open to adults age 55 and over, but reservations are required. To reserve a space, contact Carol Buddock at 610-285-5058 or visit www.lv.psu.edu/sage online.

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