Amazing WG Outdoors Discussions Slated Before Fall

EE journalist and author of Amazing Webster Groves will speak about his new book and outdoor champions at three locations before Fall arrives.

Author and Webster University professor emeritus Don Corrigan will speak at the Webster Groves Historical Society, also the Dine & Discuss program at Cyrano’s Café, and before Kirkwood’s Rotarians.


— “Is Kirkwood as Amazing as Webster Groves?” That’s the luncheon topic for the Kirkwood Rotarians set for Friday, Sept. 1, at the Performing Arts Center at 210 E. Monroe in Kirkwood. Corrigan will solicit nominees for amazing Kirkwood history figures in areas as nature, the outdoors, politics, sports, entertainment, science and more. This Event Is Now Closed And Not Taking Reservations.

Cyrano’s Café in Webster Groves will host a special Dine & Discuss panel on environment & outdoors at noon on Friday, Sept. 16. The panel will be moderated by Don Corrigan, author of Amazing Webster Groves. The book covers topics to be discussed by panelists, who will include:

• Charles Hoessle, emeritus St. Louis Zoo Director, who will talk about zoologists from Webster Groves, larger-than-life personalities who changed the face of Zoos in America and across the world.

• Richard Thoma, past president of the Webster Groves Nature Study Society, who will talk about scientists and expert members of the 100-year-old society, such as Marshall Magner, renowned entomologist.

• Jean Ponzi of MoBot and Earthworms, who will talk about J.B. Lester, publisher of The Healthy Planet, and his magazine’s service in highlighting outdoor activists over the years.

The event will be in the Cyrano’s Private Room at 603 E. Lockwood Avenue. Space is limited for the Friday, Sept. 16 event. The restaurant is selling tickets at $40 each which will include a copy of the book, lunch and beverage.

Luncheon guests should call the restaurant at 314-963-3232 to purchase tickets. Ticket reservations are highly recommended, but tickets may be purchased at the door at 11:30 a.m., space permitting.

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