10:30 in the BCP Theater
Tuesday, June 12 – Carla Black, Panama's expert on heliconias, water lilies, and other native plants. Carla's 10th Annual Heliconia Plant Sale is held the end of June this year, and she will talk about how to care for the plants she sells and the ones you already have in your yard, without chemicals. In addition to growing what might be the largest collection of heliconia species in the world, Carla enjoys water gardening. See how easy it can be to have your own water lilies blooming just out the window. Come prepared with your gardening questions and puzzles, and we'll wrap up with a discussion of what's going on in your garden.
Tuesday, June 19 – Glenn Davis, author, lecturer, college professor, historian, and Boquete resident. He is the author of 4 books available on Amazon.com, three other books published in Japanese by leading Japanese publishers and hundreds of articles on Japan and Japan-American relations. One book is titled "How We Lived in Wellborn before Television" about the small town in Texas where he grew up in the 1950's. He took note that Wellborn residents were very close-knit and friendly. People visited each other, sat out on their front porches and didn't lock their doors. But that was before TV arrived and changed everything about the small village. People did not visit as much and socialization virtually stopped inside homes as everyone was glued to their new boob tubes. Glenn will present a thoughtful comparison of today's cell phone and computer technology with the TV invasion of the past. Are cell phones the new TV? You can now see people sitting at home with their cell phones glued to their hands sending messages to each other in the same room, even on the same sofa. Real communities are being replaced by virtual ones. Where is all this tapping and beeping leading societies? Depressing or enlightening, the audience can choose.
Tuesday, June 26 – DAC Transport of Panama City. This international company has been in business for more than 23 years and would like to introduce their services to the Boquete community. They can arrange shipping and moving services by air, land, and sea. They handle commercial as well as personal shipments. Whether you are a business or want to move household goods, they can provide full transportation service. They will be joined in the presentation by Boquete resident, Saroya Kendrick, who had a career in international cargo transportation in the US before moving to Panama. FREE ADMISSION
Tuesday, July 3 – Kevin Fisher on "The Internet of People". In the beginning the internet was an inter-connected group of computers, independent and autonomous. Fast forward to today and the vast majority of internet traffic is processed by centralized servers where your privacy is shredded and your personal details are sold to the highest bidder. In this era of BIg Data, entities like Cambridge Analytics and Facebook have even used your profiles to influence elections. It's time to fight back and the Internet of People is building the infrastructure to empower people over things, people over profits, people over politics. Join us for a look into the decentralized future of the internet. For a sneak peek, watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhkTGnGtr1s and visit www.iop.global.
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Tuesday, July 17 – Bud Huber and Marcelyn Jandreau traveled the Silk Road, took many photos, and will share their adventure with us. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West. It was central to cultural interaction between them for centuries.
Tuesday, July 24 – Pat Chan of Fundacion Spay Panama will speak. Pat recently was voted Panama's #1 hero in a nationwide contest sponsored by TVN network. Spay Panama has sterilized over 135,000 dogs and cats since its founding. Spay Panama has also been the model for the Boquete and Volcan spay clinics.
Tuesday, July 31 –Milagros Sanchez Pinzón, executive director of Culturama International in David, is the premiere historian for Chiriqui Province and Boquete in particular. She authored the book Boquete, Rasgos de su Historia in 2001 and Boquete: Valley of the eternal rainbow in 2006 -- research and photos illustrating the rich history of Boquete and its founding families. Luz Graciela Joly Adames, Tenured Professor of Anthology, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Autonomous University of Chiriqui, will translate. Milagros will bring photos of the early history of Boquete. The speakers will be introduced by Price Peterson, long time Boquete resident and former U.S. Warden for Boquete.
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