The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, November 30, 2017, Page 7, Image 7

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    NOVEMBER 30, 2017 // 7
What makes life meaningful?
Discuss at Astoria Library!
A car drives along Oregon Highway 202 South of Astoria
during a King Tide in 2016. Some of this section of the high-
way can be covered in water during King Tides.
Capture the king
tides’ land Dec. 3
Haystack Rock Awareness
Program — in partner-
ship with Oregon Shores
Conservation Coalition,
the Oregon Chapter of the
Surfrider Foundation and
the Department of Land
Conservation and Develop-
ment — as they take part
in the Oregon King Tide
Photo Project by shooting
photographs of areas that
will be impacted by this
season’s king tides.
Participants will meet
at the Bald Eagle Coffee
House (1064 S. Hemlock
St.) 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec.
3. Bring a camera, grab a
coffee and be prepared to
take some great pictures!
The King Tide Photo
Initiative is an interna-
tional grassroots effort to
document areas flooded by
the most extreme winter
high tides. We will observe
and photograph Cannon
Beach when the water
level is at the peak of the
tide. The images will be
compared with those taken
at the same location during
a “typical” high tide.
Archiving these high-water
events allows us to visual-
Where: Bald Eagle
Coffee House, 1064
S. Hemlock St.
When: 10 a.m. Sun-
day, Dec. 3
Contact: Melissa
Keyser, HRAP coor-
Phone: 503-436-
Email: hrap@ci.can-
ize how sea level rise will
affect our communities in
the future.
Everyone is invited
to attend and learn more
about the annual project.
If you are not in Cannon
Beach but would still like
to participate, visit ore- and check
out the King Tide Table
Map to find the time of
peak tide where you are.
For questions or com-
ments, contact Melissa
Keyser, the HRAP coor-
dinator, at 503-436-8060
or email hrap@ci.can-
ASTORIA — The question of
what makes life meaningful
has occupied human think-
ing for thousands of years.
Religious leaders, philoso-
phers and scientists have of-
fered an array of answers as
profound, enigmatic and rich
as the question itself. Are we
sparks of divine creation, or
simply meaning-making
creatures, or genes replicat-
ing themselves for no other
purpose than adapting to our
natural environment?
This is the focus of
“What Makes Life Mean-
ingful?,” a free conversation
with Prakash Chenjeri and
Fred Grewe 3 p.m. Satur-
day, Dec. 2, at the Astoria
Library (450 10th St.). This
program is sponsored by
Oregon Humanities.
Chenjeri is a professor
of philosophy, chair of the
Philosophy Program, and
co-director of the Democ-
racy Project at Southern
Oregon University. His
primary research interests
are political philosophy, sci-
entific literacy and democ-
racy, topics in philosophy of
science and issues in science
and religion.
Grewe is a board-certified
chaplain of the Association
Fred Grewe, author of “What
the Dying Have Taught Me
about Living: The Awful
Amazing Grace of God”
of Professional Chaplains
with a Doctor of Ministry
degree from the Pacif-
ic School of Religion in
Berkeley. He is an ordained
United Church of Christ
minister working for Provi-
dence Hospice in Medford.
His book, “What the Dying
Have Taught Me about
Living: The Awful Amazing
Grace of God,” was recently
published by Pilgrim Press.
Through the Conversa-
tion Project, Oregon Human-
ities offers free programs
Prakash Chenjeri, chair of the philosophy program at Southern
Oregon University
that engage community
members in thoughtful, chal-
lenging conversations about
ideas critical to our daily
lives and our state’s future.
For more information
about this free event, contact
Ami Kreider at 503-325-
7323 or akreider@astoria.
Oregon Humanities
connects Oregonians to
ideas that change lives and
transform communities.
More information about
Oregon Humanities’ pro-
grams and publications can
be found at oregonhuman- Oregon Humanities
is an independent, nonprofit
affiliate of the National En-
dowment for the Humanities
and a partner of the Oregon
Cultural Trust.
Eyes on the birdie
A Barrow’s goldeneye
vens State Park is offering
two opportunities in early
December to go birding with
a state park ranger.
The first event, a Fort to
Sea Trail bird hike, will run 9
to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec.
2. Participants will meet at
Sunset Beach State Park.
The second, a Fort Ste-
vens monthly bird survey,
will be held 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9. Meet at
Battery Russell.
No birding experience
is required, and experts
are welcome to share their
Binoculars are recom-
mended; organizers will have
a few extra on hand.
For more information,
contact Dane Osis 503-861-
3170 extension 41 or dane.