Category Archives: Events
[ August 6, 2011; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] The annual Friends sand sculpture competition is on Saturday 6th August, to be precise, from 11am to 3pm, at the East Beach in Dunbar. It is at the east end of that beach, accessed from the bottom of the Golf House Road. There are prizes for the best John
Muir-themed sculpture (some years have seen castles, [...]
[ April 22, 2011; ] John Muir’s Birthday followed by Earth Day – the ideal opportunity for:
Advocating John Muir’s vision | Billion Acts of Green
[ April 21, 2011; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Celebrate John Muir’s birthday with a guided walk around the places that were important to the young John growing up in Dunbar in the 1840s. What games did he play? Find out about ‘sookin in goats’ and Dandy Doctors’. That helped keep him out of trouble! Tean and cake at the Birthplace after the walk. [...]
[ April 18, 2011; ] Monday 18th April to Saturday 7th May
Celebrating John Muir’s written legacy. As well as his campaigns to protect wildness and travel journals, Muir explored poetry and wrote many letters to family and friends.
Venue: Gibb Room, Dunbar Library
[ April 16, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Yet another major Muir-related event. This event is organised and hosted by the American equivalent of Friends – the John Muir Association – at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.
Earth Day Celebration
John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s [...]
[ April 18, 2011; 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ] Although the following documentary film is only showing in the US on the PBS channel – so the time stated is for a US timezone – Friends… thought this news to be worthy of wider publicity. Perhaps we could arrange a showing of the video in conjunction with Dunbar Film?
John Muir in the New World
[ April 16, 2011; ] [caption id="attachment_351" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Photos by Steven Boyle and Duncan Scott"][/caption]
An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of our twinning with Martinez, California, opened at John Muir’s Birthplace on 16th April and will run until 29th May. Local resident Steven Boyle, who was one of the first Rotary Club ‘ambassadors’ to visit Martinez in 1997, will [...]
[ April 18, 2011; ] [caption id="attachment_256" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor and City Council of Martinez"][/caption]Dunbar-Martinez is East Lothian’s third oldest twinning link, dating from 1981 – but the connection between the ‘sister cities’, to use the American terminology, goes back another hundred years. Needless to say the association is due to Dunbar’s most famous son, [...]
[ April 20, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] A longstanding member of Friends, Steve Tossell, is organising a series of events under the heading of Dunbar Conversations. The first of these ‘conversations’ will be titled John Muir’s Way of Thinking and the panel and audience will discuss Muir’s words and deeds with a view to gaining a deeper insight into the man. This [...]
[ April 27, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Friends’ secretary Susan Panton will lead a readers’ group who will look at ‘My First Summer in the Sierra’. It is aimed at both those who have read the book and those who are looking for an introduction. All are welcome, Friends or not. [To book a place contact the Birthplace.] The book can be [...]