Archives for May 2014

Walk at Point Lobos State Park

Thursday, May 22, 11am

With our member and guide Gisèle Kapuscinski

Meeting location: BIRD ISLAND PARKING LOT (last parking lot when you follow the road from the park entrance to the end) at precisely 11am.

-12:30pm Picnic at Point Lobos State Park

Meeting point BIRD ISLAND PICNIC AREA (opposite the Bird Island parking lot)

For the walk, we will follow the path by the ocean from the parking lot to Bird Island to Hidden Beach then return to China Cove to see the seals and their pups. We will continue to Bird Island to see cormorants in their nests and return to the parking lot Bird Island. En route, Gisèle will give details about the flora, fauna and history of Point Lobos.

If there are active members in attendance, Gisèle will lead a walk on Cypress Grove Trail with them after lunch.

Carpooling can be arranged.

For more information, organization and required registration, contact Gisèle Kapuscinski 831-624-6188 gkapusci@miis.edu

Proust Experience

Lecture by Mark Baer at the Museum of Monterey

Friday, May 16, 4pm

Museum of Monterey – Stanton Center
5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of “Du Coté de chez Swann”, Mark Baer will project part of the video program he has done interviewing several personalities on Marcel Proust. Then the discussion will continue with the public regarding Proust. Baer feels that, “À la recherche du temps perdu” is more than a book, it is the Mount Everest of literature.

  • Drinks and snacks will be served after the presentation.
  • The presentation is free. General admission ($8) to the museum is required