California History Movie Night: San Joaquin River

  • May 27, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Kathleen and Ron's House

Please remember Movie Nights are open only to members who have attended other public events with us in the past.

The once lush San Joaquin river dried up after the building of the Friant Dam, with water diverted for agriculture.  Recent years have brought great restorative changes.  As always, to follow the history of California, following the water is a good portion of it.  Join us for a look at the Central Valley past and present, especially in regards to water.

We'll watch a 12-minute clip from KQED QUEST:  "Restoration of the San Joaquin," a very short intro clip of stories of the San Joaquin Valley, and a 60-minute "Tales of the San Joaquin" from Greenplanetfilms.  Bring any other clips, videos or news items, about past or current water issues along the San Joaquin.

Please bring something to share for supper.

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  • Joe

    We can't make tonight. Enjoy the evening

    May 27, 2014

  • Martha

    Count me in on the new date!

    May 19, 2014

  • Martha

    I'm not sure. I had something on my calendar, a retirement celebration for someone. I'll decide tonight. The San Joaquin sounds interesting.

    May 19, 2014

  • Garry C

    I would love to go to one of these. I am a third generation native Californian. I love history.

    Tuesday nights are my men's meeting.

    Please find a few non-tuesdays


    May 18, 2014

    • Ron B.

      Well Gary, thanks for your interest. We've been doing the California movie nights for over five years. We do have a regular group who attend & have found Tuesday nights work well in our schedules. So for now that probably won't change. Also, as stated: since these meetings are held in members homes they are only open to members who we've gotten to know (regular attendees to other meetups). So hopefully we'll see you at other events. --Ron

      May 18, 2014

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