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Passport to Discovery Film Series
Kingman Museum and Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek together present the 75th Annual Passport to Discovery Series! For the third presentation in this year’s compilation, we are excited to host Steve McCurdy and his travel documentary “Scenes from an Italian Journey.”
Almost everyone knows something about Italy – from history,religion, art and architecture – to pizza. But now experience a whole level of learning about this incredible country. From the festivals to the pastry chefs, fishing the Adriatic to enjoying the cheese of shepherds. Experience the life of Rome and see the work of her master sculptors, painters and architecture. In this Italian Journey, you’ll gain an understanding of Italy’s goodness, her hidden beauty and her impassioned soul. And understand her not only with your head, but more importantly- with your heart.
Steve McCurdy has directed and filmed in over twenty countries working as an independent filmmaker, producing for private and corporate organizations. Appearing in person to share his experiences, Steve has a strong interest to understand how people discover and find meaning in their lives, and believes that life has meaning regardless of circumstances.
Bring the whole family and join us at Battle Creek’s Kool Family Community Center on Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm. Single tickets $9 at the door. Children 12 and under free. Raffle prizes and light refreshments. Click HERE to RSVP on Facebook.
For the last presentation in this year’s compilation, we are excited to host Marlin Darrah and his travel documentary “Tropical Asia.”
Set sail on a journey to many of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing, alluring and lovely countries. The voyage begins in Hong Kong, where we visit many great sites found here in this famous and hyperactive Asian port city. Then we travel south to several locations in Vietnam: the exciting back streets of old Hanoi, the dramatic beauty of the ancient karst limestone mountains rising out of Ha Long Bay, the temples and markets of Nha Trang, and to Saigon, the dynamic and hustling city near the great Mekong River.
Next are highlights of mysterious Angkor Wat, Singapore, and Indonesia. Meet the Sultan of Ternate, in his beautiful tropical palace, for an annual celebration honoring his family’s 600 years of often-generous rule over this beautiful Spice Island. Then we travel to the unforgettable and enchanting island of Bali, with its beautifully terraced rice fields bordered by villages of artists, musicians and dancers. Still in Indonesia, we continue to the island of Java, to navigate through the sea of humanity on the streets of the massive capital city, Jakarta. And finally we journey to Thailand, to visit the densely populated and frenetic capital city of Bangkok.
Marlin Darrah is probably the world’s most traveled filmmaker. He is the award-winning director and cinematographer of the renowned production company, International Film & Video. Darrah’s 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. PBS, History Channel, NatGeo & Discovery Channel have aired Darrah’s international footage or programs. We are excited to have him back in Battle Creek!
Bring the whole family and join us at The Kool Family Community Center in Battle Creek on Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 1:00pm. Single tickets $9 at the door. Children 12 and under free. Raffle prizes and light refreshments with proceeds benefiting many local Kiwanis Club youth programs. Click HERE to RSVP on Facebook.
Statewide Astronomy Night (SWAN)
Kingman Museum is partnering with Michigan State University and other organizations across the Mitten to celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night! Join us for FREE as we unravel the mysteries of the universe with activities, hands-on Earth & Space demonstrations sponsored by NISE Network, and themed refreshments. Enjoy a planetarium show and seasonal star talk while learning more about our place within the Milky Way. Participants are also encouraged to set up telescopes in neighboring Leila Arboretum.
5:15pm – April Night Sky
6:15pm – Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
7:15pm – Stars of the Pharaohs
This is an official event of the MSU Science Festival, a multi-day series of events that highlight science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For more information and other events in this series, please visit www.sciencefestival.msu.edu.
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