Greenfield Notebook: May 22, 2023

Published: 05-21-2023 2:02 PM

LAVA Center to host film screening

GREENFIELD — As part of its indiVISIBLE series focused on sharing migrant farm workers’ stories, The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will host a screening of “Risking Their Lives To Cross U.S. Border: The Undocumented Migrants” on Saturday, May 27, at 1 p.m., followed by a discussion led by Alfonso Neal.

This will also mark the closing of the No Somos Máquinas exhibit: thelavacenter.org/art/no-somos-maquinas. For more information about indiVISIBLE and The indiVISIBLE Hour podcast, visit indivisiblegreenfield.org.

Woodcock family encourages giving to local groups

GREENFIELD — The family of Greenfield resident Donna Woodcock, who died after a May 5 vehicle crash in Shelburne, encourages the public to make donations to organizations she supported as a way of honoring her.

These organizations, according to sister Karen Woodcock, include the Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin, the First United Methodist Church of Greenfield and Stone Soup Café.

Donna Woodcock, who was 65, was formerly principal and athletic director at Greenfield High School.

Reps. Blais, Whipps holding joint office hours

GREENFIELD — State Reps. Natalie Blais, D-Deerfield, and Susannah Whipps, I-Athol, will host office hours with constituents of the 1st and 2nd Franklin districts at Greenfield Community College’s Community Room in the East Building, Room E101, on Monday, May 22, from noon to 3 p.m.

Monthly brownbag distribution set for June 1

GREENFIELD — The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ monthly brown bag program for qualifying seniors will be held Thursday, June 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center, located at 35 Pleasant St.

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According to a notice from Senior Center Activities Director Kathy Dunn, seniors who receive fuel assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or other benefits will qualify. To apply, call the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts at 413-247-9738.

Applications are also on hand at the Senior Center, and a SNAP representative will be present during the May 4 distribution to assist with filling them out. No appointments are required.

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