July 11, 2013
Summer on Star Island is about half way over, and we have had a blast so far. Program guests and overnight retreaters have enjoyed their time on Star Island with a great variety of activities, workshops and other bouts of merriment. Starting with the Yearly Adults Conference hosting workshops on making bitters, bread, and fermentation to this week’s All Star 2 Family Conference focusing on the theme of human connections and the World Wide Web, Star Island is bustling with activity.
Other highlights of the summer include:
Birding expert Eric Masterson visited the Natural History Conference to talk about his new book and the importance of islands, including Star Island, for migratory birds.
Fourth of July celebrations during the All Star 1 Family Conference.
A host of experts presented on writing, photography, theater, music, dance, and visual art at the Star Arts Conference.
The Paranormal Experience provided a glimpse into the spookier side of Star Island for the second year.
Numerous row boat rides for youth and adults — heading over to Smuttynose or just around Gosport Harbor.
Engaging with one’s creative side in the newly renovated Art Barn.
Clams and Muscles night has been a delight each week.
Lobsters — delicious.
Pel Shows — the staff talent show — providing a great bit of humor and music each week.
Amazing volunteers representing Star Island at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Louisville, KY.
Softball games and practices to your heart’s content.
And we thank everyone who has provided comments and questions on evaluations at the close of each week. We’re still trying to work on the weather this year.