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Sep
27
12:00 AM00:00

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THE APPLE TREE
When first we saw the apple tree
The boughs were dark and straight,
But never grief to give had we,
Though Spring delayed so late.

When last I came away from there
The boughs were heavy hung,
But little grief had I to spare
For Summer, perished young.
—Dorothy Parker

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Cafe with Cliff Eberhardt

Cummington Village Church
The Cummington Village Church invites all community members to their Friday Night Cafe, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, September - June. This Friday evening we have a very special show with Cliff Eberhardt, a nationally known performer who lives in Williamsburg and plays locally only rarely. He is generously donating the donations from his performance to the Village Church. All ages welcome at all our events. Snacks are served (including shelled peanuts on every table!). BYO. Free, tips welcome. The Friday Night Cafe, supported by the Windsor Local Cultural Council and the cultural councils of a number of other hilltowns, is brought to you by the friendly folks at the Village Church who believe that music can be a powerful force for building community. Come on out and enjoy the show.

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Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

The Power of Poetry & The Press: Journalism & Literature as the Voice of Environmental Conservation

William Cullen Bryant House, Cummington
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Elizabeth Kolbert (author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History).
In the 19th century William Cullen Bryant inspired an early American conservation ethic through his poetic verses and compelling essays. He penned nationally read poems and editorials that encouraged Americans to rethink their connection to nature and experience the unique and undeveloped American landscape. Following Bryant’s lead, The Trustees will present a Lyceum - a gathering in the spirit of environmental awareness - with a keynote address by author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History and New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert. This day's program will focus on how local journalism and the creativity of literature can inspire a modern conservation ethic and call to action in preserving our rustic New England landscapes. Member: $5; Nonmember: $10;
Free for residents of the hilltowns and college students. Contact: 413.200.7262
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Cafe with Larz Young

Cummington Village Church
The Cummington Village Church invites all community members to their Friday Night Cafe, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, September - June. Join us this Friday for an evening with Larz Young from Plainfield. He will be highlighting the music of Doc Watson, Leo Kottke, Rev. Gary Davis and others, along with some of his original material. He is a deft picker with a smooth baritone voice and his songs are filled with humor and acute observation. It will be a fine night of blues. All ages welcome at all our events. Snacks are served (including shelled peanuts on every table!). BYO. Free, tips welcome. The Friday Night Cafe, supported by the Windsor Local Cultural Council and the cultural councils of a number of other hilltowns, is brought to you by the friendly folks at the Village Church who believe that music can be a powerful force for building community. Come on out and enjoy the show.

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Sep
13
12:00 AM00:00

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AH! SUNFLOWER

Ah! sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves and aspire;
Where my sunflower wishes to go.

—Robert Blake (1757-1827)

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Easy Ridin' Papas Concert & Local Photo Exhibit!

East Windsor Chapel
Live music from the multi-talented and engaging Easy Ridin’ Papas, and a photo show of images by some of your Windsor friends and neighbors – what better way to spend a September Sunday afternoon? Doors open at 2 for the photo show, music starts at 3. (If you want to participate in the show but haven’t been in touch, contact Susan Phillips by August 26: susanphillips57@gmail.com, 202-256-1267.)

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