Butterflies Fly Freer in the Americas

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAt a time when conflicting budgets and environmental philosophies have split North American countries, Reuters is reporting that a glimmer of orange may well continue to blossom across Canada, the United States and Mexico. All three have agreed to designate 13 Monarch butterfly preserves as part of a new “Trilateral Monarch Butterfly Sister Protected Area Network.” . . .Monarch butterflies migrate from Eastern Canada all the way down to fir forests in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains through eucalyptus groves in Southern California. Preserving these critical waystations for the beautiful butterflies demonstrates a practical commitment to the environment. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Wallace Shawn’s Grasses of a Thousand Colors Officially Opens at the Public

first_img Grasses of a Thousand Colors Grasses of a Thousand Colors was first presented by the English Stage Company at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2009, where it won enthusiastic critical praise. The play is presented as part of the The Wallace Shawn-André Gregory Project—a retrospective celebrating a 40-year collaboration—which also included The Designated Mourner.  A scientist believes he has solved world hunger in Wallace Shawn’s Grasses of a Thousand Colors, which officially opened October 28. The Public Theater and Theatre for a New Audience co-production will run through November 24, at the Public’s Shiva Theater. View Comments Related Shows Directed by Andre Gregory, Grasses of a Thousand Colors features Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Emily Cass McDonnell, Kristina Mueller and Jennifer Tilly. Touching on almost every imaginable form of sexual expression while spinning a dystopian fantasy about ecological disaster, Grasses centers on Ben (Shawn), a doctor who figures out how to rejigger the metabolisms of animals to tolerate eating their own kind and ends up ruining the global ecosystem. The play also explores the riotous sexual imaginations of Ben, his wife and his lovers. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 1, 2013last_img read more

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT LETTERKENNY’S LOFT SUMMER PROGRAMME

first_imgLOFT Youth Project, Letterkenny are planning a bumper filled summer programme again this year.The 8 week long programme which gets underway on June 26th offers a wide range of activities for 12-18 year olds, from a cookery course, a Get active week, an Outdoor week, the ever popular Rock School and the all new AMP project, which offers young people the opportunity to try out DJing, Graffiti, spoken word, street drumming and dance.There will also be a range of other weekly groups and activities that young people can take part in, such as the Loft Fashion group, weekly jam sessions and weekly art workshops, so you have absolutely no reason to say you will be bored this summer. If you would like to sign up to a particular course do so now, as places are limited. An information evening will be held at the LOFT on Friday the 15th of June. The LOFT Youth Project is a partnership project jointly managed by Donegal Youth Service and Foroige and is funded by the Health Service Executive. The full details of the programme are as follows:CookeryTwo camps, 26th – 29th June (Ages 16-18) and 10th – 13th July (ages 12-14); with a focus on healthy eating, learn to cook meals from scratch and enjoy eating the fruits of your labour at the end of each workshop! HIFY – Emotional & Mental HealthFrom the 3rd to 6th July Ages 13-16); the members of the HIFY team (Health Initiatives for Youth) will deliver peer led workshops and activities. The camp will combine lots of opportunity to learn about and discuss emotional and mental health with fun activities, drama, outdoor pursuits and trips.REAL U10th- 13th July for ages 16 – 18 Years; A Week packed with the REAL U Programme (Relationships Explored And Life Uncovered) and fun packed activities and trips. 12 – 5pm Tuesday – FridayGet Active17th – 20th July for ages 13 to 15, Get Active is a fun packed activity week where young people will be encouraged to participate in various activities and encourage healthy lifestyles. The emphasis will be on having fun and making friends while learning valuable skills. Rockschool24th – 27th July (Ages 12-18); If you play music, sing or would like to develop your music skill, Rockschool is ideal. With tuition in guitar,, bass, drums and vocals as well as various music styles, recording techniques and master classes with local musicians. The combination of tutorials and jam sessions, theory and performance always makes Rockshool a popular choice.Art & Music Project (AMP)31st July – 3rd Aug (Ages 12-18); would you like to try some new art or music techniques or develop your existing skills? With workshops in DJ skills, Grafitti, spoken word, rap, dance , photography and much more. AMP will be a great opportunity to let your creative side shine. Outdoor Week 7th – 10th August for ages 15 – 17 ; Not going away this year but still want to have some great summer experiences? This week we are going spend 98% outside taking part in fun packed activities, challenges and learning a bit about our nature and how to survive in the wild. Don’t forget; there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing… so sign up and show us how tough you really are!It’s A Small World14th – 17th Aug (Ages 13 – 16); Learn skills from around the world and combine these with a closer look at our local community. We will also be marking National Heritage Week. Activities include sport, music, art and more.Multi-Activity Week21st – 24th Aug Ages 12 – 18); This week will be packed with activities, challenges, competitions and more with a big day out to round off the summer holidaysTransition ProgrammeTwo day programme for students making the transition from primary to secondary school. The topics covered include preparing for change, dealing with bullying; understanding timetables, building friendships and creative arts activities.3rd & 4th July, 10th & 11th July, 18th & 19th July or 24th & 25th JulyGroups & CoursesLOFT Fashion Group/Customising Clothes: Thursdays 6pm – 8pmComputer Programming Wednesday s 6pm – 8pmJam Session Wednesday s 6pm – 8pmArt workshops Saturdays 4pm-6pmGeek Week 18th – 21st July (activities daily)To find out more about any of the activities please contact the LOFT staff on 074 – 9188271 or visit the LOFT on the Port Road, Letterkenny.SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT LETTERKENNY’S LOFT SUMMER PROGRAMME was last modified: June 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennysummer programmeThe Loftlast_img read more