Start: 4:30 pm
End: 6:30 pm
Join Bruce Taylor and Yerda Yearsley for a slide presentation highlighting their travels along the canals of France in their historic 1925 Dutch Canal Barge. After what seemed a lifetime of operating, maintaining and supervising the construction of yachts for others, Bruce and Yerda 'retired part-time' to France to fulfill a bucket list priority of cruising the canals of Europe on their own vessel. They found RIVAL in a shipyard in Burgundy late in 2008, and began their adventures on the Canal de Bourgogne the following year. Since then, RIVAL has carried Bruce and Yerda, along with a wonderful collection of guests, throughout Burgundy, Alsace-Lorraine, the valleys of the Marne (Champagne Region) and the Loire (Sancerre) rivers as well as the historic Canal du Nivernais. 2012's season culminated with an extended stay in the Arsenal, Paris’ signature marina in the shadow of the Bastille. Along the way they have cultivated many friendships in the boating community as well as ashore. They have heightened the awareness of rural France in the many who have joined them on their adventures. And, these adventures are to continue in 2013. Visit their website, www.rivalsfrance.com.
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm
Join Cindi and discuss books from a variety of genres at 7 pm, the first Monday of each month. Authors DO NOT Attend. Mon, Mar 4, 7pm The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar Set in modern-day India, it is the story of two compelling and achingly real women: Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife whose opulent surroundings hide the shame and disappointment of her abusive marriage, and Bhima, a stoic illiterate hardened by a life of despair and loss, who has worked in the Dubash household for more than twenty years.