canada africa partner reservation Greenfield Recorder – Greenfield Notebook: May 6, 2024

Greenfield Recorder – Greenfield Notebook: May 6, 2024

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Sarah Clay & The StarCats will perform in concert on Wednesday, May 22 at the Greenfield Senior Center.

Sarah Clay & The StarCats will perform in concert on Wednesday, May 22 at the Greenfield Senior Center.
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Peck leads a workshop on folding iris paper

GREENFIELD — Margot Peck will lead a free iris paper folding workshop on Wednesday, May 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Greenfield Senior Center.

Iris folding is done by arranging and layering strips of paper or fabric in a spiral pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens – which is how the craft got its name. Participants can use this craft to create cards or works of art that can be framed.

No art or craft experience is necessary. Visitors are advised to bring a roll of tape. All other materials will be provided.

Pre-registration and Senior Center membership (free) are both required. Stop by the center’s front desk or call 413-772-1517, ext. 0 to reserve a place.

Next Writers Read is scheduled for May 8

GREENFIELD — The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. hosts a monthly series, Writers Read, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. On May 8, Cosmo Grover, Richard Wayne Horton and Emily Brewster will be read.

Horton has received two Pushcart nominations and is the 2019-2021 Massachusetts Beat Poet Laureate. His work has appeared in The Dead Mule, Meat For Tea, Bull & Cross, Danse Macabre du Jour and others. He is the author of ‘Ballet For Murderers’ (2021) and ‘Artists in the Underworld, 2023 edition’.

Grover is studying English at Greenfield Community College. She is a lifelong Pioneer Valley resident and has been sharing her poetry for twenty years.

Brewster is a lexicographer who has been writing poetry since childhood. She lives in Groenveld.

There is a suggested donation of $5.

The city is asking for input on the design of the Digital Equity Plan

GREENFIELD — After months of community engagement efforts, the city has released the first draft of its municipal Digital Equity Plan. The city welcomes final comments from the public before submitting the plan to the state for approval.

Comments will be accepted until Friday, May 10. Comments can be submitted via a Google Form at bit.ly/3UGXzEY or by mail to 12 Olive St., Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Greenfield selected the Franklin Regional Council of Government, a pre-qualified consultant, to develop the city’s plan using funding from a Massachusetts Broadband Institute grant. A Digital Equity Steering Committee was then formed to reach residents through focus groups, a community meeting, surveys and discussions with service providers.

Greenfield’s Digital Equity Plan will help guide municipal decision-making and investments related to increasing internet access, adoption and use for various groups in the city, including seniors, low-income populations and households where English is not the primary language is. The plan will also help the city prepare to submit grant proposals for existing or future state or federal programs to support digital equity activities.

Memory Café scheduled for May 10

GREENFIELD — The Arbors at Greenfield is sponsoring a free Memory Cafe, a support gathering for people with memory loss along with their caregivers, at the Greenfield Senior Center on Friday, May 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. followed by an activity.

Pre-registration is required by calling 413-772-1517, ext. 0. Residents of all municipalities are welcome.

Hatfield resident to talk theater

GREENFIELD — Joe Vincent will lead a discussion at the Greenfield Senior Center about the history of theater and the poetry used on stage in Renaissance theater. The event, which will be held on Friday, May 17 from 1pm to 2pm, will also include acting and singing as some of Shakespeare’s characters are brought to life.

Vincent, who now lives in Hatfield, has been an actor all his life. Having performed in more than 70 Shakespeare plays and 51 musicals, he looks forward to discussing exactly what actors need to learn before going on stage. After the presentation there will be time for questions.

The program is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required by calling 413-772-1517, ext. 0 or at the counter of the Senior Center.

Sarah Clay & The StarCats perform on May 22

GREENFIELD — Sarah Clay & The StarCats will perform a concert on the themes of optimism, renewal and preservation at the Greenfield Senior Center on Wednesday, May 22 from 2-3 p.m.

Singer/flatist Sarah Clay leads the award-winning trio with Draa Hobbs on guitar and Steve Bulmer on bass, playing unique arrangements of pop, Latin, jazz, swing and soul.

The program, supported in part by a grant from the Greenfield Cultural Council, is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by calling 413-772-1517, ext. 0 or at the counter of the Senior Center.

Talk to explore home care options

GREENFIELD – Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice staff will discuss home care options on Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Greenfield Senior Center.

Staff will explain the differences between VNA, palliative care, and hospice while discussing the importance of advance planning. After the presentation there will be time for questions.

The program is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required by calling 413-772-1517, ext. 0 or at the counter of the Senior Center.