North County Notebook: May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Pot luck set for Monday

BERNARDSTON — The Historical Society, Historical Commission and Powers Institute Trustees are having a joint potluck and meeting on Monday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in the Senior Center, located within the Powers Institute at 20 Church St.

Members of the three groups are encouraged to bring a salad, hot dish or dessert. Beverages will be provided.

Those interested in joining the Historical Society are encouraged to attend.

For further information, contact Louella Atherton, president of the Bernardston Historical Society, at 413-648-5311.

New Center for the Arts talk focuses on late 19th century art

NORTHFIELD — The Museum of New England Art and the Deerfield Valley Art Association present “American Luminescence, Homer, Eakins, Whistler, et al.” on Tuesday, May 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DVAA Center for the Arts, located at 105 Main St.

Barry Deitz gives the second in a series of art history presentations, where he’ll focus on the last decades of the 19th century.

The suggested donation is $10.

Talk to focus on Northfield patents, inventors

NORTHFIELD — Pauline Borrego will discuss Northfield patents and inventors during a presentation in Town Hall’s meeting room on Friday, May 26.

The presentation, part of the “This is Your Town” breakfast series sponsored by the Council on Aging, immediately follows the Senior Center’s 9 a.m. breakfast.

A $2.50 donation for breakfast is suggested, and reservations are encouraged. Call 413-498-2186 to reserve a seat.

‘Hell or High Water’ showing May 26

LEYDEN — The Council on Aging is hosting a screening of “Hell or High Water” on Friday, May 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Town Hall.

According to the Leyden Life newsletter, the film tells the story of two Texas brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, who scheme to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family ranch. They find themselves on the radar of a Texas ranger, played by Jeff Bridges, looking for one last pursuit on the eve of his retirement.

The 2016 film won several awards, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. It is rated R for violence, strong language and sexuality.