StaRGazing 2015 Schedule

Friday, February 13

4:00pm: Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, What's Yours Like La Jolla

5:00pm: Dinner Hospitality

6:30pm: Craig Lancaster, The Birth of American Popular Music: Songs of the 19th Century San Mateo
  Sandra Smith, Oh, Yes She Did! Women in Greek Mythology Santa Barbara
  Alan Stillson, Name That Tune Los Angeles
  Hilary Foster and Danielle Hanne, Generation X/Y Meet & Greet StaRGazers' Lounge

7:30pm: Pub Crawl Departs Lobby

8:00pm: Beth Whittenbury, More Than Fifty Shades of Grey: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace San Diego
  Perry Lanaro, Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God San Mateo
  Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, David and Goliath La Jolla
  Alan Stillson, Beatnik Coffeehouse Catalina D-Alcove

9:30pm: Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, Mexican Train dominoes La Jolla

10:00pm-Midnight: Friday Night Flicks: Connie and Carla Catalina

Saturday, February 14

8:00am: Breakfast Hospitality

9:00am: Van Tour to Getty Center: Meet at the van outside the lobby at 9:00am  
  Perry Lanaro, It's Show Business not Show Art: The Business Side of Motion Picture Studios San Diego
  Steve Sokol, California added HOW MANY Laws for 2015!?! San Mateo
  Desiree Elliott, RVC Rap Santa Barbara

9:30am: New Member Reception Los Angeles

10:30am: Patrick Stoddard, The History of Amateur Satellites in the Context of Space Science San Diego
  Viki Kind, Why the Healthcare Directive You Wrote Might Not Work in the Hospital: A Bioethical Perspective and Toolkit San Mateo
  Dan Burg, Chairman Chat Santa Barbara
  Speed Meet & Greet Los Angeles

11:45am: Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, Taboo La Jolla
11:45am-1:00pm: Lunch Hospitality

12:45-2:15pm: David Fenig, Werewolves and Villagers Los Angeles

1:00pm: Martin Woll, "I'm Not Dead Yet!": Amateur ("Ham") Radio in the 21st Century San Diego
  Nathan Jaye, Aristotle to AI and Beyond San Mateo
  Linda Lichtman, The Joy of Anxiety Santa Barbara
1:00-3:00pm: Mary Hughes, Cowspiracy, the movie: Why go Vegan? Catalina

2:00-4:00pm: Jonathan Elliott, Monopoly La Jolla
  Madeline Walker, International Dessert Tasting Catalina D-Alcove

2:30pm: Van Snyder, Save the Planet: Eliminate CO2 Emissions, Destroy Nuclear Waste, and Provide All The Energy Humanity Will Need for The Next Million Years San Diego
  Simone Kussatz, Women and Art: Their Passions and Journeys San Mateo
  Sue Hines, Overcome Procrastination With The Genie Inside You Santa Barbara
  Alan Stillson, Sing-Along Los Angeles

3:30-5:30pm: Art and Angie Mattson, ShowDown (A Word Game) Catalina
  Bryan K. Willis, Alcohol Tasting — The Cheap Stuff: High Quality, Low Price StaRGazers' Lounge

4:00pm: Greg Tomich, Real Meaning of Wizard of Oz, Paper Money and You San Diego
  Dave Zobel, The Science of TV's The Big Bang Theory San Mateo
  Tiffany Wright, Can FOOD Be Addictive? As Addictive as Cocaine? Cigarettes? Alcohol? Santa Barbara
  Rita Law, Plunge into Knitting, Class 1 Los Angeles

5:30-7:00pm: Dinner Hospitality

6:45pm: Ken Levine, Travel To Extreme Latitudes: The North And South Geographic Poles San Diego
  Roy Ball, Carnelli Los Angeles

7:45-9:00pm: Ed You, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, by Christopher Durang . . . Catalina

9:00pm: Gloria Greengard, Encore Santa Barbara
  Open for Werewolf Los Angeles
  Robert Berend, Ask the Sexologist Catalina

9:30pm-12:30am: Cocktail Party with DJ Soleil San Jose

11:00pm: Mary Hughes and Lee Stillman, Fishbowl Los Angeles

Sunday, February 15

8:00am: Breakfast Hospitality

9:00am: Mensa Testing San Diego
  Derek Uskert, Finding Home San Mateo
  Mary Hanson, The Cruel Truth about Making Decisions: It is Tough and We Aren't Santa Barbara
  Speed Meet & Greet Los Angeles

9:45-10:30am: Madeline Walker, Meet and Mix for 9 and Up La Jolla
9:45-10:00am: Madeline Walker, Meet and Mix for 8 and Under Catalina D-Alcove

10:00-10:50am: Bryan Dahl, Introduction to Chess La Jolla

10:30am: Sara Lederer, Stress Reduction and Self-Care for The Modern Day San Mateo
  Jeff Levy, Surviving Technology In Our Lives Santa Barbara
  Aaron Mertzel, Kids' Werewolves and Villagers Los Angeles
10:30am-12:30pm: Champagne Brunch Penthouse Ballroom

11:00-11:50am: Johanna Petree, Cookie Decoration San Diego
  Christopher Moody, History and development of LAX Penthouse Ballroom

11:30am: Madeline Mann, Performing at our Sunday Champagne Brunch Penthouse Ballroom

11:45am: Stratton Lindenmeyer, Religion: A Group Discussion Santa Barbara

Noon-1:00pm: Math/Art/Puzzles San Diego
Noon-1:00pm: Roy Ball, Minute Mysteries/Lawyers Games Los Angeles

1:00pm: Laura L Mays Hoopes PhD, Woman & Molecular Biologist, Do They Go Together? San Mateo
  Skip Haynes, A History of Laurel Canyon and the many People Who have Lived There Santa Barbara
1:00-2:30pm: Ed You, Family Feud Catalina

1:15-2:00pm: Bill Debney, How to Form Objects in Plastic San Diego
1:15-2:30pm: Marshall Burns, Philosophers' Circle Los Angeles

2:00pm: Explore Hotel  

2:30pm: Paul Winfield Ehrlich, The Usage of Fear in Film and How It Affects Society San Mateo
  Tiffany Wright, Sugar, Flour and You: How What You Eat Is Making You FAT, SICK and Tired Santa Barbara
  Desiree Elliott, Cheese Tasting — A Foray through Fabulous Fromage! Catalina D-Alcove

2:45pm: Jay Friedlander, Improv and Theater Games Los Angeles

3:00pm: Craig Lancaster, The Birth of Recorded Music: Songs of the 1890s San Diego
3:00-5:00pm: Bryan Michael Stoller, The Amazing Wizard of Paws: The Magic is inside of you! Catalina

4:00pm: Laura Benefiel, Social Media 101 San Mateo
  Vickey Kalambakal, aka Vickey Kall, The Three Things You Need to Publish Your Book and How To Get Them Santa Barbara
  Rita Law, Plunge into Knitting, Class 2 Los Angeles
  Memories Meetup StaRGazers' Lounge

4:15pm: Ricky Powell, The Show Must Go On: How I Managed to Put Every Show on the Air at NBC for 25 Years, and Lived to Tell About It! San Diego

5:30pm: Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, Wise and Otherwise La Jolla
5:30-7:00pm: Dinner Hospitality

6:45pm: Seth Cohen, Baseball Trivia Santa Barbara
  Jay Friedlander, Carnelli Los Angeles

7:30pm: Colonel Janet W. Grondin, Keynote Address Catalina

9:00pm: Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, Word on the Street La Jolla

9:30-11:00pm: Sunday Stand-up: an Evening of Comedy hosted by Samantha Hale Catalina

10:00pm: Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, Oh Hell! La Jolla

Monday, February 16

8:00am: Breakfast Hospitality

9:00am: Annual Business Meeting San Diego
  Linda Dorfmont, Your 1040 Tour Guide Santa Barbara
  Jim Lewis/Barbara Lytle, David and Goliath La Jolla

10:00am: Food Sale Hospitality

10:30am: Alan Stillson, Ending Letters - An Original Interactive Word Game San Diego
  Jana Bickel, Dorothy Parker — Poet, Writer, Critic and Satirist San Mateo