July 1 – 8, 2017

Chairs – Dale Stewart and Keith Knox

Topic – The Book and the Origin of Western Culture

Join Chairs Keith Knox and Dale Stewart at All Star One for a week of family fun over the Fourth of July, with great kids’ activities, engaging theme talks for the adults, and lots of personal interactions and conversations with All Star friends from around the country. We encourage exploring your inner spirit of aloha. Create leis and other Hawaiian-themed art projects in the Art Barn. Enjoy a Hawaiian-style luau at the Friday night banquet.

Speaker - Professor Gregory Heyworth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Textual Science at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Our speaker for the week, Gregory Heyworth, will combine English, history and science to explore the origin of western culture and the roles that the book and the written word have played in the development of modern society. As the director of the Lazarus Project http://www.lazarusprojectimaging.com/, Prof. Heyworth has traveled the world looking for ancient copies of fundamental texts. Learn how these texts and their contents have shaped the foundations of modern western culture.

For more information on Professor Heyworth’s work read, “The Future of the Past: Textual Scientist Gregory Heyworth Lights Up the First Draft of History.”

We are fortunate to have Nancy Wood again as our Minister of the Week. Plan for all of your favorite activities – Fourth-of-July Games, Talks-on-the-Rocks, Beatles Night, Sunday Bagels, Candlelight Chapels, Adult’s and Children’s Stunts, and the Pelican softball game. Plus, enjoy a repeat of the newly minted Pelican soccer game, and bring your best Aloha clothing for a closing Friday night dinner that will be as near to a Hawaiian Luau as we can get on Star Island.

Minister of the Week – Nancy Wood

Rev. Nancy Wood is grateful to be returning to All Star I as the Minster of the Week. An ordained United Church of Christ minister, Nancy works at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as the palliative care chaplain and the Clinical Pastoral Education supervisory candidate, teaching the art of spiritual care to future ministers, rabbis, imams, priests, and chaplains. Nancy is the mother of Meg (19) and Rye (15), and will soon celebrate the first-year anniversary of her marriage to David Lein.

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