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BOOK SALE!! The Friends of the N. Adams Public Library annual book sale on 9/13 & 9/14

BOOK SALE!! The Friends of the North Adams Public Library invites all to its annual book sale at St. Elizabeth’s Center, 70 Marshall St North Adams on Friday & Saturday, September 13 & 14!
Books, DVD’s, CD’s, audio books, & jigsaw puzzles on sale Bake Sale & Silent Auction.

“The Isis Trial” screening FREE @ Old Chatham Quakers, 7pm, 9/14 (potluck at 6pm)

“The Isis Trial” screening Saturday, September 14, 2019, Potluck at 6:00 PM, film at 7:00 PM at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House.

“The Isis Trial” by local filmmaker Ellie Bernstein, is a look at the controversial investigation and trial of 3 young Somali boys with no history of violence accused and convicted of terrorism in 2016 and sentenced to a combined total of 95 years.  Orchestrated by the FBI, this is the second largest federal terrorism case in the United States.  The film examines the controversial use of informants and how federal Countering Violent Extremism programs have divided communities.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow led by the filmmaker and Attorneys Kathy Manley and Steve Downs.  For more information call 518-794-3048.  For directions:  www.oldchathamquakers.org

MCLA Gallery 51: Making One’s Mark, Aug 29 – Sept 21, N. Adams

Local artists, including W’town’s Jane Hudson, exhibiting at MCLA Gallery 51’s show “Making One’s Mark” opening August 29-September 21. Opening reception Thursday Aug. 29, 5pm – 8pm @ 51 Main St.

Mark making describes the different lines, dots, marks, patterns, and textures we create in an artwork. it can be loose and gestural or controlled and neat. It can apply to any material used on any surface: paint on canvas, ink or pencil on paper, a scratched mark on plaster, clay or metal, a digital paint tool on a screen, the pattern in a weaving, even a sound can be a form of mark making. Artists use gesture to express their feelings and emotions in response to something seen or something felt – or gestural qualities can be used to create a purely abstract composition.

Mass Audubon: Fantastic Fungi Walk, 1-3pm, Sat, 9/7 @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox

Discover the mystical world of fungi as we examine mushrooms big and small, edible and poisonous, on a walk around the sanctuary. We’ll explore mushrooms as the architecture of the forest floor. From tree communication to culinary delights, fungi play many roles and are endlessly fun to explore! Please register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Audience: Adult  Members: $8.00  Nonmembers: $12.00

Mass Audubon: Birding at The Mount, 8-10am, Tue, Sept 3, Lenox

Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.  Free event but please register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am. For more information about The Mount, call 413-551-5111.