General Interest Items – April 23, 2014

Posted on Apr 19 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Lyrid Meteor Shower – Look Up – April 22-24
2.2 Agecroft Hall: The Bard’s Birthday – Richmond – April 26
2.3 Summit Ministries Student Conference – Colorado, Tennessee, and California – Registration Discount Ends April 30
2.4 Articles – The Heartbleed Virus

 

2.1 Lyrid Meteor Shower – Look Up – April 22-24

Tuesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 24, 2014, with the highest intensity predicted on the night of April 23. Free to all; bring a blanket and a thermos of hot chocolate.

One of the most intense meteor showers, with the best visibility during the night of April 23. The estimate is for approximately 20 meteors an hour and an incredible possibility of surges up to 100 an hour! See more information on the website.

www.universetoday.com/111101/get-ready-for-the-lyrid-meteor-shower-our-complete-guide-for-2014

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2.2 Agecroft Hall: The Bard’s Birthday – Richmond – April 26

Agecroft Hall
4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA

Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public; Casual Saturday dress is fine.

You are invited to visit Agecroft Hall free of charge to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday! There will be actors, acrobatics, a search for a mysterious replica of Shakespeare’s tombstone, children’s games, Renaissance dancing instruction, songs, and plenty of time to stroll the beautiful gardens and grounds.

For more information, contact Katie Reynolds at kreynolds@agecrofthall.com or 804-353-4241.

www.agecrofthall.org/newsletter

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2.3 Summit Ministries Student Conference – Colorado, Tennessee, and California -
Registration Discount Ends April 30

Summit Hotel
Manitou Springs, CO

Available sessions: May 18 to May 30; June 29 to July 21 (men only); August 3 to August 15 (men only); August 17 to August 29.

Biola University
La Mirada, CA
June 15 to June 27

Bryan College
Dayton, TN
July 6 to July 18

Deadline to register with discount is April 30, 2014. Cost: $995 before April 30. Use coupon code jou4102 to get the reduced price.

Summit’s Student Worldview Conferences are intensive two-week retreats designed to teach students, ages 16-22, how to analyze the various ideas that are currently competing for their hearts and minds. Each summer, nine two-week conferences are held in Colorado, Tennessee, and California. The five sessions listed above have limited availability, so don’t delay.

For more information on availability and the particulars of each venue, visit the website.

http://www.summit.org/conferences/student

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2.4 Articles – The Heartbleed Virus

Computer expert Kim Komando has a whole list of articles on the serious threat posed by the Heartbleed virus. Read one of the articles explaining the situation such as the first one, and then read about the passwords you should change. It’s an inconvenient, but necessary, step to protect your sensitive data.

By the time you read this, the situation will undoubtedly have changed in some ways and the list of articles may be different. You can also search the Internet on your own or find the latest, simple articles (the kind your editrix needs) using the search terms “Kim Komando Heartbleed.”

www.komando.com/blog/247649/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-heartbleed-virus

www.komando.com/blog/247660/here-are-the-accounts-you-need-to-change-your-passwords-to

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