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CWURA NEWSCWURA Winter Program:Adventures Along the Trans-Siberian RailwayPresented by Jim Huckabay
Thursday, January 284:30 p.m. | CWU Lombard RoomRefreshments and social hour 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join us for the CWURA winter program when Jim Huckabay, current board member and retired professor of geography, will present an armchair expedition on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Jim’s adventures will take us from Saint Petersburg to Moscow and Beijing covering such sights as the Olkhon Island, the largest island in Lake Baikal, the largest (by volume) freshwater lake
in the world, and China’s Forbidden City.
Jim, and his wife Diane, took this marvelous three-week trip in the spring of 2013. Jim will share some of his more interesting discoveries including dozens of photos of stunning Russian Orthodox churches–destroyed in the Revolution–completely restored within the last decade-plus of the 20th Century.
We’ll follow the presentation with wine, snacks, and conversation. Come spend a winter afternoon with your CWU friends! This event is free to attend and made possible by the CWURA membership dues.
Lenin’s Tomb in Red Square
St. Petersburg park with the Church of the Resurrection
Shaman’s Rock, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal
The Great Wall at Mutianya
Board of Directors Gerald Stacy, President [email protected]
Sheryl Grunden, President-Elect [email protected]
Corwin King, Past President [email protected]
Marilyn Mason, Secretary [email protected]
Jody Scheffelmaier, Treasurer [email protected]
Dave Darda, At-Large Active Faculty [email protected]
Velma Henry, At-Large Active Staff [email protected]
Jim Huckabay, At-Large Retired Faculty [email protected]
Bob Tosch, At-Large Retired [email protected]
Ex Officio: Catherine Scarlett, CWU Advancement 509-963-3083 [email protected]
President’s CornerWell, autumn leaves no longer drift by Nat Cole’s window, nor are snowflakes falling on Bing’s Christmas piano. We are, however, experiencing a white winter quarter. Before I highlight some of the events the board has planned for us this quarter, let me reminisce a bit about the fall. I especially enjoyed our trip to The Village Theater in Issaquah to see My Fair Lady. From the ice cream sandwiches, which we enjoyed on the bus, to the splendid performance, and finally to the wonderful post-theater meal and conversation at the Pagacha restaurant, the day was indeed memorable. It was also my 75th birthday, and our group sang “Happy Birthday” to me at the restaurant. Now, if I hadn’t messed up by refusing to pay the $5.50 charge on the bill for using the men’s room, the day would have been perfect. How was I to know that the charge was for a beer my wife had ordered called “Men’s Room Original”?
Let’s see what’s coming up: Thursday, January 28, Board Member Jim Huckabay will present an afternoon slide show on his train trip on Trans-Siberian Railroad followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres. On Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. the CWU Tower Theater will perform the play Circle Mirror Transformation. The play will be followed by a group dinner at Ellensburg Pasta Company. On Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m., Liahna and I will host the film A River Runs Through It in the SURC Theater. The film will be followed by our usual scintillating discussion.
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All aboard with CWURA as we head to Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie to ride the rails and experience the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Browse collections representing railway history, including the Small Object Collection that contains thousands of artifacts. Then board the train operated by the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad Museum that takes passengers on a five-mile excursion
aboard historic railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley ending at the crest of Snoqualmie Falls. More information can be found at trainmuseum.org.
Before heading back to Ellensburg, we will visit Pleasant Hill Cellars in Carnation. Guests can tour the winery and participate in special tastings (additional charges may apply). More information about the winery can be found at pleasanthillcellar.com.
Registration is $55.00 per person which includes transportation from Ellensburg and back, snacks on the ride, and the train ticket at the railway museum. Puget Sound area retirees and friends of CWU are welcome to meet us in Snoqualmie and can ride the train for $40.00 per person.
We will depart from the Super One parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and return around 6:00 p.m.. Register at cwu.edu/retirement-association, or contact Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or [email protected]. Make checks payable to the CWU Foundation. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 15, 2016.
CWURA Spring Trip: Northwest Railway Museum Snoqualmie, Washington | Friday, April 22
CWURA Theatre OutingFebruary 13 | 2:00 p.m. Milo Smith Tower TheatreEnjoy an afternoon with CWURA members and friends on February 13 for the Central Theatre Ensemble’s presentation of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. This comedy landed on Top Ten lists of The New York Times and The New Yorker for 2010.
“In an artsy small town, an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and Marty’s husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays Marty’s imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama.”
Register online to reserve your seat with other retirees, and to attend dinner at the Ellensburg Pasta Company as a group after the performance at cwu.edu/retirement-association. Then purchase your tickets at cwu.edu/tickets; $15-Adult (18-64) and $12-Senior (65+).
In Memoriam: CWURA community members who passed in 2015James R. “Jim” BrownRuth CunhaRuby HarrisShirley Hill
Charles McCannFr. Joseph Robert Stanford MillerKai Wu “Joe” NgPamela Noland
Charlotte PanerioEsther Lovetta Hines PetersonHarry “Pat” SutherlandThomas Thelen
CWURA Movie NightMarch 3 | 7:00 p.m. | SURC TheatreCWURA movie nights, for members and friends, are a new highlight of this year’s programs. Join us for a special screening and discussion of the acclaimed movie A River Runs Through It. A post movie discussion will be led by professors Gerry Stacy and Liahna Armstrong. Interpretation of the fly fishing scenes may be offered by a few of our skilled local experts.
“This 1992 film is directed by Robert Redford and stars Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the semi-autobiographical novella A River Runs Through It (1976) written by Norman Maclean (1902–90), adapted for the screen by Richard Friedenberg.
Set in and around the city of Missoula in western Montana, the story follows two sons of a Presbyterian minister—one studious and the other rebellious—as they grow up and come of age in the Rocky Mountain region during a span of time from roughly World War I (1917–18) to the early days of the Great Depression (1929–41), including part of the Prohibition era (1919–33).”
Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie
January 28 CWURA Winter Program 4:30 p.m. | CWU Lombard RoomAdventures along the Trans-Siberian Railway presented by Jim Huckabay. Refreshments and social hour will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
February 13 CWURA Theatre Outing2:00 p.m. | CWU Milo Smith TheatrePerformance of Circle Mirror Transformation.Register for reserved group seating at cwu.edu/retirement-association. Purchase tickets at cwu.edu/tickets.
March 3 CWURA Movie Night7:00 p.m. | SURC TheatreSpecial screening of A River Runs Through It with post-show discussion led by Gerry Stacy and Liahna Armstrong.
April 22 CWURA Spring TripVisit Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.Registration is $55.00 a person. Depart from Super One parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Register at cwu.edu/retirement-association.
May 17 CWURA Annual Meeting and Dinner5:30 p.m. | Dakota Cafe (417 N Pearl Street) | $22/personPlease register in advance at cwu.edu/retirement-association or by contacting Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or [email protected].
Calendar of Events
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