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The 2017 Life/Local Spring Series begins April 4th.

On tap for this season are several different kinds of lectures, everything from magic, adventure and science to domestic pursuits.

Join us for one or all eight of our events sponsored in part by the Granville Inn and the Park National Bank.

Programs begin at 7pm with light refreshments.


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 7 pm – *Life/Local lecture "An Evening of Deception with Eric Chico.” Dr. Eric Chico pursues his passions - magic, medicine and ministry, the three "M"s. Eric first fell in love with magic when he was 10 years old on a Caribbean cruise with his family.  Later, he incorporated this childhood hobby into his medical practice using magic tricks to help diagnose illnesses during patient visits. Dr. Chico will join us to share some magic and talk on logic and deception and introduce different ways that magic is used. Come be amazed!"

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 7 pm - *Life/Local lecture “The Importance of Proper Mulching of Trees.” - Granville Tree & Landscape Commission (T&LC) invite Michael Ecker, Director of Living Collections, at Dawes Arboretum to share his expertise on proper tree mulching.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 7pm – *Life/Local lecture “Come March with "Uncle Billy"” - General William Tecumseh Sherman: An Overview of His Life will be presented by Mr. Frank Bullock of Lancaster.   Mr. Frank Bullock is a Civil War scholar, speaker and historian. He has lectured on the Civil War and Civil War personalities since 2003.  Mr. Bullock will present details about the life of Sherman which many will find fascinating.  Frank enjoys audience participation and will welcome questions about the Civil War. 

Tuesday – April 25, 2017, 7pm - *Life/Local lecture “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” an introduction to the tools and terminology of Philately by local collector & Expert John Denune. He will also share what to collect/not collect, condition factors, etc. Bring your own collection to share.

Tuesday – May 2, 2017, 7pm - *Life/Local lecture “Gentle Moon” by Deanna Windon. The story about Chin Ngood Yin, later known as Molly Lee, her son Owen and her experience in leaving Burma to live in the United States and how their fascinating story became the book ‘Gentle Moon.’ in conjunction with Turn Your Screen Off week hosted by the GPL and GRD.

Tuesday – May 9, 2017, 7pm – *Life/Local lecture - Granville Historical Society’s Laura Evans will present her book on the life of J.S. Jones.

Tuesday – May 16, 2017, 7pm – *Life/Local lecture “The Twin Sister Planets Venus and Earth, Why are they so different?” by Dr. Robert Malcuit, A comprehensive model for the evolution the planet Earth and Venus over Geologic Time.

Tuesday – May 23, 2017 – *Life/Local lecture “Granville Milling” – presented by Amy Bullard. Discover what passes through Granville on its way to the world and has created a thriving business and symbol of our modern rural America since 1953.