Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre February Events

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Here’s some news just in from our friends at Giant’s Rib…

The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre (GRDC) presents John Terpstra, speaking on themes in his new book, The House with the Parapet Wall on Sunday February 9, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton. John Terpstra is the author of Falling into Place, a non-fiction work about Hamilton’s geography, and in particular the Iroquois Bar, and on the city as a place. A poem from that book, called “Giants,” is installed as a plaque at the top edge of the escarpment in Sam Lawrence Park by Project Bookmarks. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and complementary refreshments and door prizes are available after the presentation. Parking is free. Admission for the program is $5. Further donations to help cover program costs are greatly appreciated. The Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series runs once a month from September through May. This series presents topics relevant to the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve as a part of the GRDC’s public education programs.
Featured Artist of the Month
The GRDC operates a Discovery Centre on weekends in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, and features an Artist of the month. The featured artist for February is Guennadi Kalinine; full-time artist, founder of GK Studio in downtown Dundas, and co-owner of McMaster Gallery. Kalinine also teaches several courses on drawing and painting at the Dundas Valley School of Art. His work depicting the Niagara Escarpment will be on display at the Discovery Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in February.
The GRDC is a non-profit charitable organization run exclusively by volunteers. For more: www.giantsrib.ca .

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