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August 2014
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Annual Picnic

A good time was had by all

at the annual NESNA picnic,  again held at the Weitz Center.   And again Carleton made a hit with the neighborhood by offering us the assembly room at the Weitz,  PLUS beverages and desserts.    These photos show Grace Clark handling the reception desk,  a view of the nice turnout,  a glimpse of Suzie Nakasian offering people something to think about,   and President Jerri addressing the crowd.   What a nice way to conclude another academic year!      Ed



Owlet Leaves the Nest!

Dick Crouter made this fine photo with his cell phone!    They seem to   be growing fast.     Thanks,  Dick——Ed

Additions to the Neighborhood Owl Family

We are grateful to Paula Lackie for this photograph.    We believe two owlets have been growing up in the tree at the corner of Oak and 1st Sts.,  and that the barred mother owl can be dimly seen behind them.    I know we’ll all respect their privacy.    Ed

A View of the Blood Moon from our Neighborhood

Actually,  the view was similar everywhere in the USA,  tho I don’t see how conditions could have been better;   a perfectly clear, chilly sky, with relatively little ambient light.   We’ll have three more chances to see such a lunar eclipse in the next 18 months;   isn’t that terrific?   This view was captured at the Carleton soccer field at 2:40 AM with a 400 mm lens, ISI 500, f4.5 @ 1.3 seconds.     Ed


Coming Up at the Weitz Center

Upcoming Public Events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center

(Note: times and venues are subject to change.  Carleton recommends verifying before you attend: .)

Film (Weitz Cinema)

Mon., Jun 2    7:00   International Film Forum, “Carmina O Revienta” (Spain, 2012)

“A hilarious and promising directorial debut for actor Paco León, ‘Carmina or Blow Up’ is partly a (questionable) documentary about his bar-owner mother, partly a send-up of Andalusian stereotypes…” (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Special exhibition (Weitz Commons; ends Sun., June 1)

   Strategic Petroleum Reserve Landscapes

Minneapolis artist Paul Shambroom offers large photographic landscapes of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites. Look above the cafe!

Museum exhibitions

   Migration Patterns: 2014 Senior Art Showcase (through June 13)


Note: this will be the last weekly Weitz calendar until Carleton classes resume in the fall.  We’ll announce any special summer events with special emailings.  In particular, watch for the 3rd annual Northfield Summer Film Festival in the Weitz Cinema on Tuesday evenings, July 8, 15, 22, 29.