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Casting calls: Creative opportunities

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, features@recorder.com. Questions? Call (413) 772-0261, ext. 276.

Actors

ARENA CIVIC THEATRE will hold auditions for “Seussical the Musical” on Sat., June 15 at 1 p.m. at Artspace, 15 Mill St., Greenfield, and Sunday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at The Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst (use back door). Auditioners will perform cold readings from the script. Prepare an a cappella song to sing from any Broadway musical. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for dance audition. For more information, call 773-3133 or email lyricallady1968@yahoo.com. Performances will be at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls on Oct. 18, 20, 25, 26 and 27.

Artists

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS, food vendors. For three craft shows in Greenfield. June 15 and Sept. 28 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield, and Nov. 16 at Greenfield High School. These shows will benefit the Area Survival Center’s food pantry as we will be asking attendees to donate one or two nonperishable food items as their admission fee. For more information, or if you would like to exhibit, call Bette Sokoloski at 665-4039 or email Karen Towle at craftsareus.kt@gmail.com.

SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting applications from artists for rotating exhibits in the Lane Reading Room. The Lane Room offers approximately 30 linear feet of wall space and use of the adjacent open shelving. Application packets available at the library or online at: www.sunderlandpublic-library.com. 665-2642.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS Film Festival will be Oct. 25 at Greenfield Community College. Film submission deadline is Sept. 27. Two DVDs should be mailed to PVTTF, in care of GCTV, P.O. Box 807, Greenfield MA 01302.

For submission forms and guidelines go to www.transitionnorthfieldma.org. Or for assistance, contact Scott MacPherson at GCTV, 774-4288 or email scott@gctv.org. by using the Transition Town’s essential elements for local resiliency as film topics, including: food/farming, health/medicine, education, economy, transportation, energy or housing, the festival becomes another way to raise awareness explore alternatives, come together, encourage local creativity and build stronger, more cohesive communities.

Miscellaneous

NASAMI FARM is trying to locate local artisans creating garden-related products to carry in its Garden Shop. Local artisans creating hand-blown hummingbird feeders and vases, hand-thrown ceramic pots and vases, hand-forged pot hangers, and other locally produced garden-related products are encouraged to contact Terry Morrow with images and pricing at tmorrow@newengland-wild.org.

Singers

THE AMANDLA CHORUS will hold two open rehearsals for prospective members June 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Founded in 1988, Amandla sings of freedom, justice and joy in many languages. www.amandlachorus.org.

KEENE N.H. BARBERSHOP CHORUS is looking for men who love to sing. Meetings are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the basement of UCC Church, white church at north end of Main Street, Keene, N.H. Guests welcome. For more information, call Gary Regan at 413-648-9470 or www.nedistrict.org/keene.

Vendors

CRAFTERS AND NON-FOOD vendors are welcome to set up at the Franklin County 4-H Fair June 22 at Heath Fairgrounds. Registration required. Contact Julie Severance at 978-544-5427 or weldsheep.mom23@gmail.com. A $15 donation to 4H is appreciated.

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