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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 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

TROLLEY MUSEUM, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls is recruiting volunteers to help with its trolley car operations. They are especially looking for people over 16 who would like to learn to be motormen, motorwomen or conductors on trolley No. 10. Training Day will be May 19 at 10 a.m.. Lunch provided. See www.sftm.org/crew.shtml for more information, or call Sam Bartlett at 624-0192.

Singers

THE AMANDLA CHORUS will hold two open rehearsals for prospective members Tuesday, May 21 and 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.

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY CHORUS, under the direction of Crystalline Ruby Muse, is seeking singers for its Spring Season. The chorus’ repertoire will include songs from a wide-range of musical genres. No auditions required. Chorus rehearsals are on Tuesdays through June 11, 7 to 9 p.m. in Greenfield. A late spring concert will take place June 15. Tuition for the season is $80 to $120 sliding scale, half price for students and seniors. For more information or to register, contact Crystalline Ruby Muse at 339-4299 or crystalline@greenfieldcommunitychorus.com, www.greenfieldcommunitychorus.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.

Vendors

VENDORS AND CRAFTERS looking to rent a booth at the annual Gas Engine Show and Flea market in Bernardston Memorial Day weekend may call Harvey at 648-9551. Rental fees are $40.

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