Friday, September 1, 2000

Calendar of Group Events

Please mark these events onto your handy wall calendar:

Note: All Group Program/Meetings will be on the second Monday night of each month at Firstar Bank Meeting Room, 435 JF Kennedy Rd., (Kennedy at Wacker, across street from the main east side entrance to Kennedy Mall off U.S. 20 on Dubuque's West end.) Phone Dick Worm for further details.

September 11, Monday
Program/Meeting: 7 PM, Firstar Bank, 435 Kennedy Rd., Dubuque. Join local participants of the July 16-21 South San Juan Wilderness Colorado backpack trip as they see Dick Worm's slide program and share photo albums and experiences regarding the trip.

September 15, Friday
Outing: 1:30 - 4 PM, Mines of Spain Nature/Bird hike led by Charlie Winterwood as part of the National Audubon Society's Conference on the Upper Mississippi River. Meet at the Iowa Welcome Center at the Mississippi River Museum, E. 3rd St., Dubuque.

Other field trip options are also available by registering for the Audubon conference.

Come and meet fellow Northeast Iowa Sierrans at these events: 

September 16, Saturday
Event options available:
1. Mines of Spain Fall Seminar. See enclosed registration brochure describing this "Day Field School" of events. Two morning and one afternoon session provide over 20 options for learning about and exploring Mines of Spain environs with professional interpreters.

2. Audubon Conference continues at Sinsinawa Mound Conference Center with concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon featuring Audubon and Mississippi River issues and programs. A 7 PM concert by environmental troubadours, Bill Oliver and Glen Waldeck closes out the day.

3. Assist with a White Pine Group/Sierra Club exhibit on River Issues at the Sinsinawa Audubon Conference between 7:30 AM and closing after the concert.

October 7, Saturday
Iowa Chapter/Sierra Club Annual Dinner. See Iowa Sierran Autumn newsletter for details.

October 9, Monday
Program/Meeting: 7 PM, Firstar Bank, 435 Kennedy Rd., Dubuque. Experience early June along the South Shore of Lake Superior from Wisconsin's Apostle Islands to Michigan's Copper Harbor. In between see the waterfalls of the Black River and of the Presque Isle River Unit of Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains, "Sam Hill" trail in Twin Lakes State Park, Copper Bay's Fort Wilkins and Estivant Pines Wilderness Nature Sanctuary, lake shore sunsets, beach at McClain State Park, Lake Gogebic, Agate and Bond Falls, and Rhinelander's Hodag. Dick Worm's slides and photo album will highlight all of these 36th wedding anniversary trip attractions.

October 14, Saturday
Outing: Hike the Jackson County Recreation Trail along the Maquoketa River for some birding and peaceful admiration of nature. Leaves may be in Autumn coloration. Meet at 10 AM at the Banworth Udelhoven Furniture Store parking lot at the corner of US 52 and 61/151 on the south edge of Dubuque or phone Charlie Winterwood for trailhead location.

October 29, Sunday
Outing: Hike at Pine Valley near Canton. Meet at Eagle Country Market parking lot, north end near Burger King, 300 South Locust (just south of the U.S. 20 Julien Dubuque Mississippi River Bridge) at 12:00 noon. For hike location details, phone Charlie Winterwood.

November 4, Saturday
Turkey Dinner Fundraiser. (see separate insert for event description and registration brochure.) At First Congregational Church, 10th and Locust, downtown Dubuque. Social begins at 5:30 PM. Dinner at 6:15.

Program at 7:30:
"End Commercial Logging on Public Lands" by Shelia Bosworth, member of the Sierra Club's national committee involved with this Club Priority campaign. Shelia, from Princeton, Iowa, helped support Club endorsement of Rep. Jim Leach, a sponsor of legislation to end such logging. Shelia also serves as chairman of the Sierra Club's Mississippi River Basin Ecoregion Task Force.

November 7, Tuesday
Gore Lieberman

November 13, Monday
Program/Meeting: 7 PM, Firstar Bank, 435 Kennedy Rd., Dubuque. "Scenes of the Pacific Northwest" by Jim Fahrion features slides taken this past summer. This is an area facing the dilemma of the future of logging in the U.S.

November 18, Saturday
Outing: Hiking at Camp Klaus Boy Scout Camp near Colesburg. A roster of participants must be turned in before our arrival! So please contact Charlie Winterwood before or at the November 4 Turkey Dinner. You can sign up at the September and October meetings, also. A waterfall and lake are among the various scenic attractions that enhance the outdoor experiences of scouts in this region. Come and share a "scouting experience" with us.

Leave at 9 AM from the Hempstead High main parking lot (3715 Pennsylvania Ave., Dubuque) or at Camp Klaus at 10 AM. We will try to find a nearby eatery to have a late lunch together.

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