New season begins

Butler Community College’s Life Enrichment begins the new school year on Tuesday, September 4 at 9 a.m. President of Butler Community College, Kim Krull, Ph.D., will welcome the group. Then Ande Armstrong, of Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue, will speak about the rescue center she founded. The rescue provides care for horses that were abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted or are slaughter bound.
Armstrong will be followed by Mike Everhart, who will present “When Amber Waves were Blue,” a discussion of the fossils from a time when Kansas was covered by a vast ocean, approximately 85 million years ago. Everhart is an expert on Late Cretaceous marine fossils of central and western Kansas and on the history of paleontology in Kansas. He was one of the senior science advisers on the 2007 National Geographic IMAX film, Sea Monsters. His discoveries were featured in five made-for-television documentaries on the History and Discovery channels. Everhart is the author of Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea and Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep.
Life Enrichment meets on the first Tuesday morning of the month during the school year. Area adults enjoy high-quality speakers and performers, along with a light breakfast and coffee at each regular meeting. Meetings take place in the Clifford/Stone Community Room at the Hubbard Welcome Center on the El Dorado campus. Meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. Those who attend regularly are encouraged to register so they receive monthly newsletters announcing the programs. New members are always welcome.
For more information about Life Enrichment or the September 4 program, please contact Trisha Walls at 316-218-6355 or twalls@butlercc.edu.