Free Film Screening – “Merchants of Doubt”

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Wed., Feb. 17, 2016 –  7:00 p.m.

Meyers Park Baptist Church – Youth Hall (entrance off Roswell Avenue)

We’re partnering with Myers Park Baptist Church Earth Keepers to show the film “Merchants of Doubt”, a troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.

The film will be followed by a discussion on “dark money” that operates in North Carolina, and how it is impacting decisions being made right now about our state’s environment and natural resources. Join us and invite your friends!

This informative and entertaining documentary reveals the strategies of manipulation used by corporations to spread misinformation to American citizens. These tactics can delay progress on important issues such as toxic chemicals and global climate change. Big Oil companies appear to be attempting to protect their profits by encouraging doubt and confusion.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner was inspired by the book, Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Britten Cleveland, Chapter Organizer, NC Sierra Club, will facilitate a discussion after the film.

This event is hosted by Myers Park Baptist Church Earth Keepers. The public is invited to attend.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ii9zGFDtc

TONIGHT: Parks and Recreation: What’s Ahead for 2016

Wednesday, January 27.

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Join us to hear Michael Kirschman, Deputy Director, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department speak about the department’s plans for the coming year. Michael will give us an update on projects related to parks, greenways and nature preserves. Pizza at 6:30, program at 7. Free and open to all.

Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte

Explore Morrow Mountain State Park

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:00 AM

Morrow Mountain State Park  49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle, NC

This is the rescheduled outing that was canceled due to ice and snow.  We have a good forecast at this time.  It promises to be a great weekend!

We will offer hiking on both Saturday and Sunday.  Join us on one or both days as we enjoy this beautiful park in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains.  These pinnacles are the remains of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the eastern united states.

If you would like to stay in the park and enjoy a quiet winter night in the woods, camping and cabin rentals are available in the park, each person is responsible for making their own reservation.  Contact the park at 704-982-4402, or online at: http://www.ncparks.gov/morrow-mountain-state-park/camping

For more information and to sign up for this great outing go to Meetup:

Explore Morrow Mountain State Park

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016, 9:00 AM

4 Members Attending

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Monthly Meeting: Parks and Recreation – What’s Ahead for 2016

January 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 

Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte

Join us to hear Michael Kirschman, Deputy Director, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department speak about the state of our parks, greenways and nature preserves. Michael will give us an update on projects in the community.

Pizza is served at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7. Free and open to all. You do not have to be a member of Sierra Club to attend.

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