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Friday, July 18, 1969

Beach Antics Mark Moon Voyage

Intermedia plans a series of Lunatic Happenings Saturday, Sunday and Monday to celebrate man's travels to the moon.

The celebration begins Saturn Day at 10:39 a.m., which is moonrise time, at the beach side of the MacMillan Planetarium. From there a moon walk will progress to Sunset and Second beaches.

It will be celebrated with banners, flags, helium moon balloons, sand painting, Hi-Diddle-Diddle and other moon poems.

Sunday, at 3:46 p.m., when the moon is at its zenith, and the astronauts well be sleeping on the moon, the happenings will take place again at the Planetarium beach.

Moon Day — moon-set 11:30 p.m. — people are invited to gather at the planetarium beach to watch a giant moon beam.

Throughout the celebrations there will be a communications link set up where people can phone in tributes to the moon. The statements will be taped and sent to the Luna Ticking station pool in Berkley, California.

There will also be Intermedia people wearing sandwich boards, asking passers-by to contribute moon messages and symbols in colored pencil.

There will be other facets to the celebrations, too, evolving as the happenings progress. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the evolution of man, and Intermedia asks that all make art to observe the outgrowth of planetary consciousness.

"Use sand, use water, use rocks, use the streets, the woods, the buildings or the fields, your back yard or the beach. Bounce a laser beam around the earth or do a laser light show on the moon. Arrange the pebbles in a stream or wrap the planet in ribbon, Make art that turns people on to other people.


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