Monday, Jan. 20: How We Survived Prohibition, Arizona Style!
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will talk about “How We Survived Prohibition, Arizona Style!” She’ll share funny and fascinating anecdotes on some of the colorful characters and places around the state—including when men tried to break into the Gleeson Jail, a former jail located in the ghost town of Gleeson, Arizona, that was built in 1910 and restored in 2008—that played a role during the decade when ‘drinking’ was not allowed…see the full article in this issue!
Thursday, Feb. 13: Crocodiles, Stingrays, and Bats, Oh My!
Jerome Montgomery has spent the last twenty years as Quarry Manager for Green River Stone Company in Southwest Wyoming. He oversees the “harvesting” of 50 million-year-old fossils from the top of a butte at an elevation of over 7000 feet. During the Eocene Era, the Fossil Butte area was the site of three large tropical fresh-water lakes filled with flora and fauna now preserved as amazing fossils. Mr. Montgomery will share the harvesting and refinement processes that result in beautiful specimens sold to museums, private collectors, and interior designers throughout the world.
Monday, March 16: 500-Miles in 34-Days: One Woman’s Camino de Santiago Journey
Quail Creek resident Judy Middleton recently completed this century’s old, world-renowned pilgrimage—also known as ‘The Way of St. James.’ Her 34-day journey began in southern France, and, walking an average of 15 miles a day, she traversed the beautiful countryside of northern Spain, arriving 34 days later in Santiago for a medal celebration. She will share photographs of the people and places she encountered in her amazing journey—one that many would consider a life-altering experience.
The lectures are open to the public, 7-8 p.m. in the Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse Ballroom (the doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse concierge desk or at the door the night of the lecture—cash or checks only.
The Kino Lecture Series is sponsored by The Women of Quail Creek’s (TWOQC) Scholarship Committee. All profits go directly to scholarships awarded to senior girls at Sahuarita and Walnut Grove High Schools and to local Women in Transition (women over 21 years old returning to higher education). Since 2016, TWOQC Scholarships Committee has awarded $27,000 in scholarships and will add to that amount in 2020.