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Café Galt ends series this week

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The final Café Galt of the Galt Museum’s dinosaur exhibit features the movie ‘the Lost World’ and speaker Cory Grosse, Jan. 20.alt
The four Café Galt sessions, which feature special guest speaker speaking about topics related to the museum’s dinosaur exhibit, which closes, Jan. 31, have been very successful.
“It’s been awesome,” said the Galt Museum’s marketing and communication officer Anine Vonkeman, adding  most of the programs have attracted  capacity audiences of approximately 50 people each night.
 The last one features  Cory Gross who will be talking about the original film ‘the Lost World,’ which is based on  Arthur Conan Doyle’s  earth shaking 1912 dinosaur adventure novel, which was originally brought to to silver screen in 1925.
Grosse received his BA in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of Calgary in 2005 and has great interest in  paleontology, archaeology, Western Canadian history, natural history and travel as well as scientific romances and  early cinema. He also is webmaster for, which is dedicated to Silent Movie Monsters.
The new series of Café Galt presentations  begin March 24 Wednesday March 24 "The Looming Crisis for Public Collections", with Josephine Mills], an "Earth Day PanelDiscussion" on Thursday April 22, and "Jewels of the Prairie: Natural Treasures of the Native Plant Garden", with June Flanagan on Wednesday, May 19.  
though there is another series of presentations  to be held in conjunction with the new exhibit “Treasures and Curiosities” which invited 200 Lethbridge residents to choose their favourite artifacts and write about their favourite stories behind them.
The Galt  is also premiering two new hockey and curling related  Science Alberta presentations  called  ‘Slapshot’ and Hurry Hard,” which run at the museum Feb. 12-March 21.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
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