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Friday, May 22, 2020

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Fri, May 22nd - 10:00am
Discovery Day: Pollinators
Discovery Day: Pollinators

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Description: Join us on Facebook on May 22, 10am-4pm, for a special (virtual) pollinator party! We'll feature hands-on activities, information with KU research scientists, community partners, and more! Learn about the essential role pollinators play in the world’s ecosystems and engage in fun science learning for the whole family. Details: We'll share new videos every hour, from 10am-4pm! Learn and try activities all about nectar, avian (bird) pollinators, how to help butterflies including monarchs, and of course bees! We’re thrilled to have great partners including the KU Beekeeping Club, Monarch Watch, the Kansas Rural Center, KU Ecology and Evolutionary Biology students, the Spencer Museum of Art and researchers from the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum! Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum

Fri, May 22nd - 10:00am

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fri, May 22nd - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Cinema a Go-Go Brings on The Blob
Virtual Cinema a Go-Go Brings on The Blob

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We had so much fun last time that we're back again with our second "virtual" Cinema a Go-Go. Please join KPR when Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon holds a watch party from the Underground Martini Bunker Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. This time featuring a real classic - The Blob (1958) starring Steve McQueen. This event is free; all we need is your name and email address in this web form, and you will get the exclusive log-in information for the event. Besides this great bad movie Darrell will have a giveaway* at the end of the film. A link to sign up for the giveaway item will be placed in the zoom comment section periodically throughout the movie.

A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob was made in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, by a maverick film distributor and a small studio that had previously made only religious movies. In his first starring role, Steve McQueen plays an oversexed teenager who can't get anybody to believe his story about a meteor that crashed to Earth and disgorged a ravenous gooey parasite. This low budget epic helped to launch the careers of Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut (Miss Crump on TV's Andy Griffith Show) and composer Burt Bacharach, who wrote the trippy theme song.

This event is free of charge...but we welcome contributions to support Retro Cocktail Hour and all KPR programming by clicking here. If you have any questions, reach out to Bobbi at bwashechek@ku.edu.

*Must be virtually present to win

Fri, May 22nd - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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