Capt. Scott Kelly, an astronaut holding the record for the longest number of consecutive days in space, will kick off the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture Series this year at the Saroyan Theatre.
Kelly will give his lecture at a special evening event on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Titled, “The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space,” the retired Navy captain will tell stories of his 382 days in space and striving to reach ambitious goals.
Six other guests will give speeches Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through April 18, 2018 at the theater.
Among them is former Mexico President Vicente Fox, scheduled for Oct. 18. A vocal opponent of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, Fox will give his lecture, “Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations.”
“America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh will recount on April 18 how his son’s murder turned him to a lifelong mission to help others.
Tickets are $40 for each lecture, or a season ticket goes for $140. Other ticket options are available that include luncheon reservations. College students get in free with ID, and free seating is also available for school groups.
San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture Series 2017-18
Capt. Scott Kelly, Sept. 27, “The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space”
Vicente Fox, Oct. 18, “Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations”
Kevin Kallaugher, Nov. 15, “Daggers Drawn”
Denise Kiernan, Jan. 17 “The Girls of Atomic City”
Temple Grandin, Feb. 21 “All Kinds of Minds Working Together”
Michael Pollan, March 21 “One Writer’s Trip: From the Garden to the Plate and Beyond”
John Walsh, April 18 “On a Mission for Victims”