Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham’s illustrated presentation will provide an overview of nearly 170 years of communitarian living in Oregon. The state's utopian communities have drawn inspiration from books, charismatic teachers, dietary reforms, economic and political theories, and alternative lifestyles. The lecture will run from the Aurora Colony to Rajneeshpuram, from New Odessa (a Zionist community of the 1880s) to modern residents embracing "back-to-the-earth" teaching and living. Doors open at 6:30, Program begins at 7:00. Free and open to the public.