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Thursday, May 16
• All ages welcome
McMinnville Community Center
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McMinnville Community Night and Star Wars Galaxy Talk
Poster coloring contest and Star Wars related presentation by Linfield College Professor Leonard Finkelman
Kids’ poster coloring contest awards followed by a family-friendly presentation about Star Wars and its lifeforms, by Linfield professor Leonard Finkelman.
McMenamins has teamed up with Columbus Elementary School for a UFO Festival coloring contest! All Columbus Elementary students are welcome to participate. Entries will be on display at the community center on Thursday, and a winner will be chosen from each grade level. Each winner will receive an Alien Prize Bag and McMenamins gift card.
McMenamins will make a donation to the school toward the purchase of new books.
Star Wars Galaxy Talk
Finding answers about aliens in a galaxy far, far away can reveal important information about how we humans relate to each other right here on Earth. For example, why doesn’t anger always lead a Jedi to the dark side? In Luke Skywalker’s final battle against Darth Vader, in Return of the Jedi, why does Luke shut off his lightsaber? What makes him choose to take a stand for good, rather than fighting evil with violence?
Join us to find out how the Star Wars aliens relate to each other—and to you. Using this information, we can then find answers to out-of-this-world big questions: what is the good life and how should good people treat one another here on Earth? Join us to learn about the evolution of Star Wars aliens through the years and discover what they can teach us about ethics in our galaxy.
**Please Note: No pets allowed in the McMinnville Community Center. Service animals only.**