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Local Spring Art Show at Town Hall
The Petersham Cultural Council will host a local art show in the Petersham Town Hall April 3 through April 5. The theme of the show is “Spring Thaw,” and amateurs and professionals alike are encouraged to participate by submitting up to 4 pieces by March 25th. An opening artists reception will take place on Friday, April 3rd from 7-9 p,m. The show is free and open to the public. More information and the application form may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Petersham Cultural Council is a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Psychology Course at Mahar Regional
Greenfield Community College will offer an evening course, Principles of Psychology, in the spring semester 2020, on the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School campus. This 3-credit course is open to high school juniors and seniors, and to community members. Tuition and fees apply and prospective students must meet Accuplacer requirements. If you are interested, please contact the GCC email: gcc.mass.edu or call 413-775-1808, for more information.
Take a Hike on Feb. 23
Meander near the Connor's Pond Section of the East Branch of the Swift River this coming Sunday, February 23rd.Meet at the Flag Pole on the Common at 2:00 PM to carpool or at the Connor's Pond Dam near Rts. 122/32 The Hike: Two (2) hours 2-4 PM with a focus on the East side of Connor's Pond and the "deep history" of Connor's Pond, Swift River, Rutland Brook, and Sherman Hill. A moderate hike for adults (Children & Families are welcome to join us, but request they keep-up with the modest-paced hike)
Weather looks very good - sunshine and in the 40's. For those who may not have explored this section of the Swift River Valley, the hike will open your eyes to a remarkable bioregion. Invite your friends and neighbors.
Sweetwater Opens 2020 CSA Ordering
Sweetwater Farm, an organic farm on Maple Lane, has opened its 2020 CSA for ordering. Customers can order up to 20 weeks of fresh local produce with flexible share sizes and pickup times. The CSA offers market-style pick-up or pre-packaged box options. Deliveries are available. Call 610-858-4499 or e-mail sweetwaterfarmMA@gmail.com for more information.
Burning Brush Started Jan. 15
Permits to burn brush will be available starting January 15. Here's the link http://c8burnpermits.com/ for everything you need to know and to request a one-day permit.
The library will host a program on Saving Seeds at 11 a.m. March 7. Maddie Schmutz and Jess Cherry from Sweetwater Farm will present a primer on how to save and re-start seeds from local garden produce. The library has recently revamped and restocked its store of local seeds.
How Language Began
Local author and scholar Daniel L. Everett will present on his latest book, How Language Began: the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Invention, on Saturday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. at the Petersham Memorial Library. Tracing 60,000 generations, Everett debunks long-held theories across disciplines to affirm the idea that we are not born with an instinct for language. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (978) 724-3405 or visit petershamlibrary.net....
UU Church Schedule of Services
Listed below is the schedule of services and for January and February at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian..
Sunday worship services start at 10:30 unless otherwise noted. All services with Rev. Arthen includes music by Cathy Tyng or Marc Erwin. Lay-led services may or may not include music. Services from 1/12 through March will be held in the Davis Memorial Building
The 2020 Budget Hearing will be held 1/12/20 immediately following the service. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for 1/19/20 at noon, snow date 1/26/20. Please plan to attend so that we have our quorum.
16 Iva Kazda - Northern Exposure
23 Rev. Inanna Arthen.
Art Center Greets 2020 - New Classes
Alice Zanga presents her popular rug braiding class on eight consecutive Wednesdays, starting January 8th to February 26th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will take place in the Davis Memorial building at the Petersham Unitarian Universalist church to give room for the projects. Ms. Zanga is a juried fiber artist and has been teaching about and creating hand-braided rugs for decades. The class is suitable for beginners to advanced. A list of supplies needed will be available from the Art Center. Some supplies will be made available to the class to use or purchase. The cost is $60 for members and $80 for non-members
Sara Deponte's class is filled, but people are welcome to call and be put on a waiting list.
The rug class still has openings.Sara Deponte, fine artist from Petersham, will teach four consecutive classes on “Highlights and Shadows with Water Color” on Saturdays, February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 9 am. to 10:30 a.m. Ms. Deponte is known for her love of painting flowers and animal portraits. She has exhibited her work throughout New England. A list of supplies needed will be available from the Art Center. The cost is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Class size is limited so students should call soon to reserve a place.
Call the Art Center at 978-724-3415 for more information and to register...
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