Rotary Club of Lititz Fourth Travelogue of the 2017-18 Season
will feature Alaska: The World of the Bear & Autumn in Denali
image002.jpgThe Rotary Club of Lititz 2017-18 Travel & Adventure Series will continue on Saturday, January 13, with “Alaska: The World of the Bear & Autumn in Denali” at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange Street, Lititz. There are two performances: Matinee at 2:00 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 1:30 p.m. and Evening at 7:30 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 7 p.m.
Bears hold a great fascination for many people as evidenced by the popularity of the Teddy Bear, Yogi Bear, Gentle Ben, and others. North America has three species of bear: the black, the polar, and the grizzly. The polar bear is strictly a carnivore, whereas the black and the grizzly are primarily vegetarians; but they are opportunists and will, if the occasion presents itself, take live prey, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish. Those that live near salmon streams feast heavily on this rich bounty from the sea. Tom Sterling’s film begins with Ontario's black bears which aren't image006.jpgalways black. In British Columbia, we find the white (ghost) black bear - The Kermodie, the blackest of black bears, and a grizzly enjoying a late summer salmon run. Further north, in Alaska, we conclude our journey with a delightful sojourn at the world's most popular bear- and salmon-watching location: McNeil Falls and the giant coastal grizzlies known as "brown bears.”
In 1897, an Alaskan prospector, by the name of William Dickey, decided to name North America's tallest mountain after the then-current president, William McKinley. In 1917, the U.S. Congress designated the area encompassing the mountain as Mount McKinley National Park. Native Athabascans had long referred to the mountain as Denali, "The High One." In 1980, more land was added to the park and it was renamed Denali National Park and Preserve. Its more than 6 million acres of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, tundra and forest are home to grizzly, moose, caribou, dall sheep, wolves, ptarmigan, red fox, arctic ground squirrel, beaver, pika, and many others. All are at their resplendent best during that most glorious of seasons in Alaska … autumn.
Tom Sterling has produced several tour films and specials for the Canadian Broadcasting Company, PBS and The Discovery Channel. His films have been seen in over 80 countries around the world. Since 1972, he has given more than 12,000 live presentations. In 2009, Tom was awarded the “Hall of Fame” award by the Travel Adventure Cinema Society. Tom’s personal appearances enable him to do what he enjoys most – bring the excitement and fascination of the traveler’s world to everyone.
Travelogue Ticket Information
General Admission tickets are sold at the door only for $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Season Tickets may be used daytime or evening and are $35.00 for adults and $12.00 for students. They can be purchased from any Rotary Club of Lititz member or from the Lititz Public Library. For more contact Dean Brandt, 756 Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA 17543, Tel. 717.626.4520.
All of the net funds from these activities are given to over 30 non-profit service groups each year, as well as providing college loans and scholarships to many local students. Some of the locally supported groups include four local Fire Companies, Warwick Ambulance Association, Warwick/Lititz Community Chest, Lititz Historical Foundation, Lititz Public Library, Lititz recCenter and Lititz Springs Park. Since the Travelogue started 55 years ago, the Rotary Club of Lititz has donated well over ONE and a QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS community wide and helped over 500 students attend college. The money raised this past year, which grossed over $125,000, is now being distributed to these many community and charitable focused groups and students.
Your attendance at our Travelogue Series certainly helps us continue these important community service efforts. Thank you for your SUPPORT to our wonderful community of Lititz and visit our web site at www.lititzrotary.com!
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