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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.

Artists

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS, FOOD VENDORS. For craft shows in Greenfield. 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.

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.

Music

VINTAGE MUSIC WORKSHOP is seeking a few more participants for the July 20 to 28 session. The workshop offers an engaging venue where musicians have fun while furthering their skills and learning, through the music, about cultural history that is their legacy. The program embraces the “passing it on” tradition by creating a collaborative environment in which seasoned musicians are mentoring amateur musicians. The play list is a sampling of vintage music being played, danced to, and enjoyed in our local foothills during the 1800s to 1940s. Participants use their own instruments, which are acoustic and portable such as voice, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and others. Participants attend for free. The workshop takes place in Ashfield, four hour a day with a performance on July 28. People should express interest as soon as possible. For details and to enroll, contact Jackie at 628-0262, jackiecooper@crocker.com.

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