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Learning Curve continues at the Bluefin with ‘Hopi Summer’

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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 am

The Learning Curve, Tucson’s independent arts and humanities series, is celebrating 10 years of providing intellectual nourishment for those who love to learn. Offering a changing selection of classes in art, music, literature, history and more, this program feeds the mind. Their Food for Thought lunch series at Bluefin Seafood Bistro in Casas Adobes Plaza will satisfy physical hunger as well.

The union of two of Tucson’s successful homegrown entities loved by locals and snowbirds alike, the Food for Thought series features lectures by local scholars followed by delectable gourmet lunches, and is now entering its fourth year at Bluefin. 

The series returns Nov. 14 with Hopi Summer, the story of a 1927 western road trip, and the resulting lifelong friendship and correspondence between a Massachusetts couple and a Hopi family from First Mesa in the northern Arizona Hopi Indian Reservation.

Lecturer Carolyn O’Bagy Davis has authored 10 books on Southwestern history, and is the winner of One Book Arizona 2011 for Hopi Summer.

Director, actor and teacher, David Morden, will round out the series on Dec. 12 with The Original Castaway.

It tells the tale of Louis de Rougemont, a young man who set sail seeking fortune in the late 1800s, but shipwrecked off the coast of Australia. His tales of a 30-year adventure among the aboriginal natives made him the toast of Victorian London until his story was challenged.

The lecture luncheons will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bluefin Seafood Bistro, 7053 N. Oracle Road.

Registration is $38 for each event.

For more information on this series, and the complete menu of intellectual offerings at The Learning Curve, visit www.TheLearningCurveTucson.com, or call 777-5817.

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