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Original post made by Elaine Betts, Danville, on Feb 8, 2011

An enthusiastic crowd greeted the San Ramon AAUW's Second Annual "Celebration of Women in Film" which occurred on January 22. A near-sellout crowd at the event, that was held at the Front Row Theater in San Ramon, heard Carmen Curtis of Danville and Judith Hedgpeth of San Francisco, members of the England-based Beatrix Potter Society, talk about lesser-known aspects of the author's life. Dressed in period costume, they discussed and answered questions from the audience about Beatrix's upbringing, her relationship with her family, her love life, and her career in all its aspects. Both Curtis and Hedgpeth are designated "Readers" of the Beatrix Potter Society, presenting programs to many children and adults. Janice Colby, AAUW, said, "We chose this film for a number of reasons, but primarily because it speaks to the aspirations of women and their struggle for equity – and that is what AAUW is all about. It's also a great story, the characters are unforgettable, and it's filmed beautifully. The audience loved it, and they were surprised, I think, to learn that some of the aspects of Beatrix's life, like her interest in conservation, have such relevance to today's issues." To learn more about AAUW San Ramon, go to Web Link. To learn more about the Beatrix Potter Society, go to Web Link.
Another historic event occurred today when the Danville/Sycamore Rotary Club turned time back to 1903, where Fred Rutledge dressed up in period costume played President Roosevelt and spoke of way back when and the President's passion for the importance of keeping the countryside natural and as it should be. Next week they will welcome Dr. Robert Schock who was Coordinating Author of the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Schock and the IPCC received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with Former Vice-President Al Gore for their contribution to knowledge of climate change. Dr. Schock's topic will be "Climate Change: Myths and Realities." This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear about an extremely important subject form a preeminent expert and to ask questions that all of us have about this topic. You are very welcome to join them at Crow Canyon Country Club 7am-8.30am Tuesday February 15th
The Armador-Livermore Valley Historical Society are pleased to present the Ed Kinney lecture series. On Wednesday February 16th President Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln, portrayed by Roger and Colleen Vincent, stop by on their way to the theatre. 7pm: Meet President and Mrs. Lincoln Web Link

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