Videographer’s view of China featured at next LRP session

Lowell Ratzlaff, Highlands Ranch, Colo., will present “The Waterways of China” on Monday, Oct. 17, at the 60+ Learning in Retirement Program.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center at Tabor College.

Known for his videography, Ratzlaff will introduce the China of today and yesteryear by sailing along the Yangtze River, the third longest river of the world. The Three Georges Dam, the largest dam ever built with an anticipated completion date of 2009, will be highlighted.

The existence of “Old China” will be visited as the video footage continues up the Yangtze River.

Mystic limestone formations lining the Li River in southern China and forming the basis of Chinese images captured on silk paintings will also be featured.

In central China, participants will see the Grand Canal, the world’s oldest and longest man-made canal.

Ratzlaff is a 1954 graduate of Tabor College. He is a retired key-account manager for Kraft Foods Corp. He lives in the Denver area with wife Marlene.

Older adults are invited to attend. Enrollment is $15 per person a semester, $28 per couple or $4 a session. In an effort to encourage participation, first-time visitors will be admitted free of charge.

Registration and discount lunch cards will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac at 947-5964.

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