Milne Presents: “All About Dog Mushing with Iditarod Racer Karen Land” at the library 6pm, WED, Mr 16.

Karen Land will speak about her experience as a dog musher at the Iditarod, an annual long-distance sled dog race that takes place in Alaska. She will show slides, and all of the gear required for such an endeavor. And her dogs Chloe and Noggin will be there too!  Sign-up to attend this in-person Milne program!

Strengthening Police & Community Partnerships: “Raise Your Hand & Be Heard” on Sat. March 12, 8:30am-3pm at MGRHS.

W’town residents & those who work in W’town are invited to come together to discuss how the police & community can work cooperatively and participate in the “Strengthening Police & Community Partnership (SPCP) Program. The W’town SPCP project was initiated by Interim Police Chief Mike Ziemba to support avenues of communication & trust between the community and the WPD.

The SPCP is a structured program where diverse community members come together to engage in dialogue, work to identify issues that impact the police-community relationship & develop solutions that best fit the community. SPCP dialogues are adopted & implemented by local communities, with support & facilitation from the Dept. of Justice’s Community Relations Service.

 

Register by March 11.

 

PHOTO CONTEST: “What Williamstown looks like to you?” take pics Mon Feb. 21 – Sun Feb 27.

W’town DIRE Comm. invites everyone to: “Celebrate what Williamstown is to you, what moves you, in your best photo.” Contest participants are invited to snap pictures of the serene beauty of W’town, a gathering with family or friends, outdoor fun, a warm cup of coffee, shopping, visiting a museum, curling up by the fire, whatever Williamstown means to you.

There are 2 rules.  First, you must have fun!  Second, it must be in Williamstown!

Include your name & the location of your photo. Send it to [email protected] for placement on a downloadable google document for voting.

All photos should be submitted by 8:00am, Sun, Feb 27.

Photos will be judged by a small panel of community members.  The winning photo will receive a pizza package, consisting of two pizzas & some bread extras from The Log by Ramuntos.

Willinet will also be helping by posting a slide show of all of the submitted photos to capture the event so we can all enjoy again and again.

DIRE Committee hopes that you will take this time to join this great town-wide community event.  Let’s show off what this town means to you!

LWV Susan B. Anthony Celebration Lecture: “Climate Change: The Most Important Puzzle for the 21st Century”

W’town League of Women Voters invite all to a virtual talk by Williams Geosciences Professor Dr. Alice Bradley on Thu, FEB. 17 at 7:00pm.  Dr. Bradley’s research focuses on the cryo-sphere, naturally occurring ice on Earth.

Register in order to receive the zoom link by emailing Mary Lovvorn:  [email protected]

Watch weekly Williams Faculty Lecture Series 2022 every THU at 4:15pm on willinet.org & on TV ch 1303!

For 6 weeks from Feb 10- March 17, watch the Faculty Lecture Series LIVE streaming on willinet.org or broadcast on WilliNet TV ch 1303.  On THU 2/10, Jeremy Cone, Assoc. Prof. of Psychology: Life Around the Digital Watercooler: Forming Accurate Impressions of Others in the Era of Social Media, Fake News, and Gossip.  Cone explores how mere exposure to questionable info or fake news can shape our impressions and whether we can correct the implicit influence of misinformation under some circumstance.

Thu, Feb. 17, 4:15pm:  Nicolas Howe, “Reanimating Postindustrial Riverscapes: The Ethics of Dam Removal” Nicolas Howe, Assoc. Prof. & Chair of Environmental Studies, a cultural geographer, he studies the role of religion, meaning, & morality in environmental politics.

Thu, Feb. 24, 4:15pm:  Nelly Rosario, “How the Medicines Go Down: Anatomy of a novel in progress”

Nelly Rosario, Assoc. Prof. in the Latina/o Studies Program & Assis. Director of Writing for the MIT Black History Project. She discusses her process writing “How the Medicine Go Down” which explores how medical cultures & histories have impacted communities thoroughout the Americas.