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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.


STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SCHOOL Arts Department is accepting submissions for individual or group shows for 2013-2015. The gallery exhibits two shows per year, mid-September through October or early January through February. Exhibits use from 80 to 130 linear feet of wall-space. Artists must present a gallery talk to the school community. Women artists encouraged to apply. Send a CD of jpeg images, resume, statement of interest, and/or a weblink to Linda Mahoney, Art Department chair at lmahoney@sbschool.org by Feb. 25.

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.


HISTORIC DEERFIELD is interviewing for guides. They are seeking individuals who like working with people and who are interested in history, museums, or the decorative arts to apply to become museum guides. Contact Amanda Rivera Lopez, Director of Museum Education and Interpretation to find out more about guiding at Historic Deerfield. arlopez@historic-deerfield.org, 775-7216. www.historic-deerfield.org.

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.


FRIENDS OF THE GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY announces the 22nd annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest. Open to all Franklin County residents. Awards will be given in three categories: first, second and third place in the adult division, and the four top poems in the youth division, age 12 to 18. Submit up to three poems. Number pages of multi-page poems. Indicate “Adult” or “Young Poet.” Young Poets should write their age on the front of sheet where poem appears, lower right hand corner, circled. No identifying information on front sheet and no staples. All poets, on reverse side of poem, write name of poet, address, telephone number and email address. Poems will not be returned. Submit on white paper, printed clearly in ink or typed in plain typeface. Include SASE for notification of receipt of entry; otherwise notification will be via email. Only unpublished poems may be submitted. Entries must be received by March 11. Poems should be mailed to Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield MA.


KEENE WORLD HARMONY CHORUS is looking for teen and adult members. Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. resuming Feb. 6 in Keene, N.H. Participants learn to sing traditional songs from South Africa, Bulgaria, Caucasus Georgia, Quebec, Corsica, American folk and more. No previous experience or music-reading ability required. For more information call 802-451-0425 or mahoney.rowan@gmail.com.

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY CHORUS, under the direction of Crystalline Ruby Muse, is seeking singers for its Winter Season. The chorus’ repertoire will include songs from a wide range of musical genres. No auditions required. Chorus rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in Greenfield through March 19. A Spring Concert will take place March 23. Tuition is $80 to $120 sliding scale, $60 students and seniors. For more information or to register, contact Muse at 339-4299 or crystallineruby@yahoo.com or www.greenfieldcommunity chorus.com.

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.

MAK’HELA, the Jewish Chorus of Western Mass., Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton. Choral singers for all voice parts. Mak’hela performs diverse music from Jewish heritage: classical tradition, sacred and secular music, folk and world music, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English. Rehearsal every Tuesday evening. 567-3297, www.makhela.org.

SINGING BOWL GROUP, Himalayan Views, in the Tibetan Plaza, 265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, invites the public to a singing bowl group the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your own bowls, or play ours. Learn how to make them sing and play as a group for relaxation and healing. All welcome, including children. Free. 665-5550.


DEADLINE EXTENDED for Slate Roof Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. The winner will become an active member of the press and will have his/her chapbook published by Slate Roof, a member not-for-profit collaborative. They publish limited edition, art quality chapbooks with letterpress covers; beautiful books by an award-winning bookmaker. Winners make a three-year commitment to the press, including monthly meetings in Greenfield, and share work responsibilities for many aspects of publishing. $20 reading fee. Deadline Feb. 15. For full contest guidelines: www.slateroofpress.com.

LOCAL AUTHORS: Himalayan Views, The Tibetan Plaza, 265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, seeks published books written by local authors. We currently sell titles by several local authors in addition to large selection of Buddhist-related material. Email himalayanviews@gmail.com or call 665-5550.

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