Concerts & Special Events

 


 

2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Dr. Alan Fox, Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion, University of Delaware:  “Understanding Islam”

This event will be held in the Social Hall ** Refreshments will be served

Founded in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century A.D., Islam is now the professed faith of nearly a billion people worldwide. The ritual observance and moral code os Islam were said to have been given to Muhammad as a series of revelations, which were codified in the Koran. Islam is regarded by its adherents as the last of the revealed religions, and Muhammad is seen as the last of the prophets, building on and perfecting the examples and teachings of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. There are two major branches in Islam: Sunni and Shia.

Dr. Alan Fox is Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion in the Philosophy Department at the university of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1988 and was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan in 1986-87. He came to the University in 1990 and received the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 and 2006 and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award on 1999. In 2006 he was named Delaware Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2008 he was named a finalist for the National Inspiring Integrity Award. He is a former director of the University Honors Program, and has served as director of the Master of Arts in the Liberal Studies Program.


Pollinator Garden Club

 CREATE BEAUTY WITH HABITAT FUNCTION

Restore a circle of life in your own yard

FOCUSES:

Design your pollinator garden by selecting blooms based on their relationships to all pollinators

Receive discounts on seeds, plugs, shrubs, and trees

Attend monthly lectures and discussions

Participate in the demonstration garden and learn pollinator monitoring

Pollinator gardeners will focus mostly on planting native plants that are showy and strong attractants for pollinators.

Gardeners will learn bee, moth, and butterfly relationships to specific flowers which will enhance their appreciation experience in gardening.

Of special concern are native bees, in severe decline, partly because suburban lawns have replaced their habitat.

 

March 20, 7PM – Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church – across from Winterthur

If you are interested, please contact doncoats@verizon.net

Garden Club Described