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Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

HELPING THE HUDSON: A RIVER AT RISK
April 5th, Wednesday 7PM

Come for a special screening and discussion with the filmmakers and representatives from Hudson River advocacy groups, including Scenic Hudson, River Keeper, Schooner Apolonia and “A River At Risk.” The Hudson River, like many waterways around the world, has long been treated like an infinite waste barrel, a dumping ground for toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and trash. The work of these organizations helps remind us just how resilient this river, and nature, can be. Free with a suggested donation towards supporting the work of the Filmmakers and Basilica Hudson.
Basilica Hudson. North Hall. 110 Front Street. Hudson NY. 518.822.1050

JANE COATS ECKERT ON COLLECTING ART
April 7th Friday 6:30-8PM

Art Dealer Jane Coats Eckert will help you jumpstart your own art collection with a talk on her approach and background as a collector. Eckert’s roots are in 19th and early 20th century American Art, which she lectured and published books on for many years. Today her gallery in the beautiful village of Kent, continues to feature the early American artists alongside the finest of Modern and Contemporary Art. Doors open at 6:00pm. Light refreshments served. Free. Donations appreciated.
Five Points Gallery. 33 Main Street. Torrington CT.

SLAVIC EASTER EGG DECORATING WORKSHOP
April 8th, Saturday 10AM-12PM and 1-3PM

Lenox resident Tiasa Sprague will be teaching the time-honored Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs, passed down to her from her mother. The beautiful eggs can be displayed, when stored carefully, for an indefinite number of years. While at Ventfort, check out the “Peeps Show,” a display of dioramas, and vote for your favorite for the “Peeple’s Choice Award.” Call for reservations. Recommended for ages 12+. $30 (Materials included in cost)
Ventfort Hall. 104 Walker Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.3206.
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!

COMMUNICATION MATTERS: THE ALDA METHOD™
April 8th, Saturday 2PM

Join us as Kent native, Sarah Chase explores what she has learned about communication and the Alda Method™ since working with actor Alan Alda and his team of world-class science communicators. The talk offers insightful reflections on the use of improv to effectively engage and connect with people. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the unique exercises, which will be introduced during the talk. To register call the Library or visit the website. Free.
Kent Library. 32 North Main Street. Kent CT. 860.927.3761
While in Kent discover our favorite things!

HEARTBEAT: A NATIVE AMERICAN MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
April 11th, Tuesday 7-8:30PM

Based on extensive research and interviews with more than one hundred influential musicians, producers, and record label owners, Heartbeat is an unprecedented celebration of Native North America's magnificent audio tapestry. Join percussionist and author Craig Harris as he leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of Native American music through video & audio recordings, storytelling and collective music-making. Register online or by calling. Free.
Oliver Wolcott Library. 160 South Street. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8030 



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