Invitation to the Community

The speaker for this month’s Men of Calvary (Calvary Episcopal Church) meeting is an internationally known ecologist and conservationist, professor and author. Dr. Alonso Aguirre heads a department at George Mason University. His own background is diverse including veterinarian medicine, masters in science and a doctorate in ecology of and wildlife disease. He heads a collaborative program looking at links to human health of wildlife disease and is an acclaimed expert in biodiversity.

Expecting an audience which exceeds the capacity of usual meeting place for the MOC (Mom’s Restaurant), the meeting will be held in Weber Hall at the Church on Thursday, April 20, 2017 (the third Thursday of April) at noon. The Women of Calvary have graciously agreed to provide lunch for the program.

Luncheon is expected to cost no more than $10. With a good sized audience anticipated (including citizens from outside the Church community), the Women of Calvary would like to know how many people to provide for. It is asked that reservations for the Lunch be forwarded to Libby Funk at the Church office (540-635-2763) no later than April 18.

Charles “Chips” Lickson, President of the Men of Calvary, felt the talk by Dr. Aguirre would be of great interest to all who care about our environment. “I’m so pleased that this program will also have the support of the Women of Calvary and the community”, he said.

Alonso Aguirre, Ph.D., D.V.M.,M.S. is the husband of artist Hannia Smith, whose artwork can be seen through the Studio Bee Gallery (online and at locations in Front Royal and Luray). She also created the drawing of a Snow Leopard for the cover of Dr. Aguirre’s latest book.