“It is a huge risk to watch the eclipse even with the use of solar glasses. There is no absolutely safe way to do so other than on TV.”
Here are a few resources to check out...including a number of opportunities to watch the eclipse in real time...on tv or the internet.
PLENTY of resources here! https://nasa.gov
....including: live streaming - https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive-info
how to make a pinhole projector - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d3d-printable-pinhole-projectors
- CNN has set up coast-to-coast coverage in conjunction with an advertiser: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/vr/how-to-watch-the-eclipse-in-vr/index.html
- The Weather Channel is airing Eclipse day coverage starting at 3 a.m. PT, with anchors in Madras as well as Carbondale, Ill., and other locations along the path of totality....they also share some helpful hints! https://weather.com/
- Science Channel will be streaming live coverage of totality on TV and Facebook Live, and is planning a prime-time recap. https://www.sciencechannel.com/
- PBS will air a “Nova” special titled "Eclipse Over America" to recap the event during Monday’s prime time.
“To build your own, get a carton and cut a hole in one side, big enough to poke your head through. Paste white paper on the inside surface that you will be facing. Then punch a pinhole into the opposite side, high enough so that the little shaft of light will miss your head. For a sharper image you can make a better pinhole by cutting a one inch square hole in the carton, taping a piece of aluminum foil over this hole and then making the pinhole in the foil. Finally, tape the box shut and cover all light leaks with black tape.”“To build your own, get a carton and cut a hole in one side, big enough to poke your head through. Paste white paper on the inside surface that you will be facing. Then punch a pinhole into the opposite side, high enough so that the little shaft of light will miss your head. For a sharper image you can make a better pinhole by cutting a one inch square hole in the carton, taping a piece of aluminum foil over this hole and then making the pinhole in the foil. Finally, tape the box shut and cover all light leaks with black tape.” http://time.com/3737424/solar-eclipse/
Aging Mastery Program
While those interested are encouraged to participate in all the sessions it is not necessary to do so. We want you to take advantage of whatever you're able to! You do not need to register and there is no fee to participate.
One of the guiding principles of the Aging Mastery Program is turning learning into action. They're also hoping to motivate participants to set goals toward making positive changes in their lives. Thus, the Aging Mastery Program includes a points and rewards system and those completing seven sessions will "graduate" from the program.
6/14—Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery. Presenter Suzanne Rooney. Introduction to the program and its philosophy, with a special emphasis on the new realities of aging, making the most of the gift of longevity, and taking small steps to improve health, financial well-being and quality of life.
6/21—Exercise and You. Presenter Jay Tapper, Certified Personal Trainer with Masters in Psychology of Aging. Review of the importance of aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and balance as they relate to aging, with a
focus on strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily routines.
6/28—SLEEP. Presenter Mary Carlson from the Sleep Center. Overview of how sleep patterns change as we age, the importance of monitoring the sleep cycle and simple strategies to improve sleep.
7/12—Healthy Eating & Hydration. Presenter Pam Van Campen. Review of nutrition as it relates to aging, with a focus on strategies incorporating healthy eating and hydration into daily routines.
7/19—Financial Fitness. Presenters Mike Fiorio from Fiorio Bros of Ashland and Amy Nigbor from Sawyer Cty Health & Human Services. Intro to strategies for remaining economically secure in an era of longevity with an emphasis on setting financial goals and financial boundaries with family and friends...and scams to beware of.
7/26-Medication Management. Presenter tba. Best practices covering how to take medications as directed, how to sstore medications safely, and how to keep track of multiple medications.
8/2—Advance Planning. Presenters Jack Carlson, Attny and Amy Nigbor, Sawyer Cty Health & Human Services. Guidance around key steps needed to manage health care, financial and housing care decisions, with a focus on considering the role of personal values and beliefs in these decisions.
8/9—Healthy Relationships. Presenters Irv and Jan Berlin. Exploration of the benefits of being socially active, as well as the risks of isolation, with a focus on practical strategies for continuing to build and strengthen friendships and family connections as we age.
8/16—Falls Prevention. Presenter Jay Tapper, Certified Personal Trainer. Overview of the importance of falls prevention among older adults and strategies to prevent falling.
8/23—Community Engagement. Presenter Elizabeth, Lexau, Family Living Educator, UW-Exention, Bayfield County. Introduction to the value of continuing contributions for individuals and for society, with a focus on identifying personal aptitudes for meaningful volunteer and civic opportunities.
8/23 will also be “graduation day” for participants who’ve attended 7 or more sessions! We’ll convene for a bit of sociability after the session...solicit your feedback on the program...and, as we’d like to continue with the theme of this program, ask for your input on further topics you’d like us to discuss!
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Big News from a Little Library
Why are these people smiling? Well, the rumor you've heard is true. The library ... well, technically the Towns of Cable & Namakagon... purchased the Aldrich property adjacent to the library. We're very excited! We look forward to working with our neighbors, our Towns, our patrons and area businesses in visioning the sort of library addition that will provide wanted and needed services. Stay tuned!
If you would like to be part of our visioning effort we’d be happy and grateful for your input! Please contact Library Director Kristine Lendved, or one of our Board Trustees and let us know you’re interested in participating.
Cable's Serenity Spot
Forest Lodge Library13450 County Highway M
P O BOX 176
Cable, WI 54821
The Forest Lodge Library, a joint library of the Cable and Namakagon communities, is located two blocks east of State Highway 63 on County Highway M in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin.
Who May Use the Library
The library will serve all individuals, groups and visitors of the Cable/Namakagon community and the library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic or political status; or because of mental, emotional or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.
Forest Lodge Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Forest Lodge Library is to enhance the quality of life for our community by providing open access to cultural, intellectual and informational resources and services that are delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.