Miami Mensa Making Moves

MARCH FIRST TUESDAY, March 3, 2015, 7pm.

 

7:00 PM - Social, 7:30 PM - Business/Dinner Meeting, 8:15 PM - Guest Speaker Barry J. White: FPL, Turkey Point and You/ What you don't know can hurt you.

The meeting will be at John Martin's, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Parking is available on the public lot immediately behind John Martin's on Aragon Ave across from Books and Books for $1 per hour.

 

MARCH THIRD TUESDAY, March 17, 2015, 7:30pm.

 

The Miami Mensa Books Third Tuesday will be held on March 17,  2015 at 7:30 PM at the home of Ronnie and Barry White, 10001 SW 129 Terrace, Miami, FL 33176, 305-251-1960, bwtamia@bellsouth.net. A light supper will be served. Please RSVP to them.  The first reading for the Mensa Books Third Tuesday will  be My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk.  He lives and writes in Istanbul, a most diverse, historic and sophisticated city.  Pamuk is an acclaimed literary craftsman; no slap dash, get it to press here.  For an in-depth review of this novel Google:   New York Times My Name Is Red.  You must get and read the book now; it is a full novel and you will want to live in it for the month. It is available on CD and Liz said she is really enjoying listening to it. We will all read it and have an open discussion.  Here is an excerpt from the NY Times review:

 

"To sum up, and each time the sums come out different: the ideas in ''Red'' give fascination and energy, and work to hold together its turbulent narrative. They work and they fail; and in a way, though not entirely, the failure is Pamuk's success. No story of the darker churnings of the Ottoman regime, its rule by secrets, lies, conspiracies and chaos, would be real if it were lucid. Readers will have spells of feeling lost and miserable in a deliberate unreliability that so mirrors its subject: a world governed by fog"

 

We hope you read this most interesting and well written book and join the discussion.  These evenings will give us a chance to explore many areas of interest with Mensans. Topics, subjects and novel suggestions will always be accepted and welcome. Here is a helpful guide:

http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/pamuk.html.

 

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015, Archaeology Day at the Deering Estate

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

$7 for ages 4 & older; Free for Deering Estate Foundation Members

 

In celebration of the 2015 Florida Archaeology Month "Innovators of the Archaic" the Deering Estate at Cutler will host its annual Archaeology Day on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Activities and programs for the entire family include educational activities, expert lectures and walking tours of the Estate's unique natural areas.

 

In an era of rising sea levels, changing environments, and increasing populations, Florida's Archaic People tested out and adapted to new technologies and new ways of life. It is only through the science of archaeology that we can learn about these Innovators of the Archaic and how they shaped 7,000 years of prehistoric culture in Florida.

 

Every March, statewide programs and events celebrating Florida Archaeology Month are designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about the archaeology and history of the state, and to preserve these important parts of Florida's rich cultural heritage.

 

Florida Archaeology Month is coordinated by the Florida Anthropological Society, and supported by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. Additional sponsors for 2015 include the Florida Archaeological Council, Florida Public Archaeology Network, state and local museums, historical commissions, libraries, and public and private school systems. The 2015 poster is available through the local Florida Anthropological Society Chapters, and can also be acquired at your local Florida Public Archaeology Network center.

 

April 7, 2015 at 7pm: April First Tuesday general meeting - Alexander technique

 

The April First Tuesday presentation is a lecture, a demonstration and a participatory activity on the Alexander Technique at the home of Carlos McKeon,  9820 SW 152 terrace Miami Fl 33157. The Alexander technique, named after Frederick Matthias Alexander, provides instruction on avoiding the use unnecessary levels of muscular and mental tension during everyday activities. It is an educational process rather than a relaxation technique or form of exercise. Please RSVP at Saralos@bellsouth.net - 305 772 4906. Carlos will provide food, beer, wine and soda. Attendees can donate to help defer food and drink costs if they are inclined to do so. There is sufficient house and street parking.

 

April 21, 2015, 7pm: Third Tuesday Film Discussion at the home of Carlos McKeon, 9820 SW 152 terrace Miami Fl 33157

 

Participants will describe their favorite film of the year and state why it should be voted best. Participants should email their top three choices to Carlos at Saralos@bellsouth.net so other members can view their choices and have a basis for discussion.  Please RSVP at Saralos@bellsouth.net - 305 772 4906.

 

 

FUTURE THIRD TUESDAY EVENTS

1st, 4th 7th and 10th Months  What, What If and Why - An evening On the Agora -   Walk in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and their philosophical decendents. Coordinator - Carlos  McKeon

2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th Months -  Mensa Madness -

Games, Puzzles and Mind Benders - Coordinators  Julianne Bisceglia and Judson Wright

3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th Months - Novel Mensa -

Open Discussion of a novel selected 3 months prior and read by all - Coordinator - Barry White