West County Notebook, Feb. 2, 2018

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Gluten-free, vegetarian workshop Sunday

CHARLEMONT — Organic cooking chef Leslie Cerier will be giving a free workshop on “Quick and Easy Vegetarian and Gluten-free Cooking” this Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Federated Church of Charlemont, 175 Main St.

Cerier has been teaching hands-on vegetarian cooking for at least 30 years and has written several cookbooks, including “Gluten Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook.” Her workshop will focus on local, seasonal organic foods that are good for you and delicious. The workshop is part of the Sunday Series with Tyler Memorial Library, and those who come must reserve a space. Either call the library at 339-4335 or send an email to: charlemont.hawley.library@gmail.com.

Historical Society plans party

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Historical Society will host a birthday party in honor of the late Earl Newhall, a founding member of this organization and a major benefactor in 1971. His generous gift of money, his home and belongings made it possible to establish the former Arms Academy building as the new home of the Historical Society Museum in 1973.

The party on Sunday, Feb. 11, starts at 1 p.m. at the museum, and the public is invited.

Newhall’s birthday will be celebrated with piano rag time by Jay Stryker, a classical organ selection by Hedley Yost, several harpist pieces by Piper Pichette and a sing along with Judy Kulp. There will also be a large birthday cake along with an exhibit of Newhall’s prized cameras, some of his glass plate prints, albums and slides and memorabilia. The Historical Society hopes to hear stories from visitors about this generous eclectic collector and avid amateur photographer, who lived from 1885 to 1971, and who left so much to this organization.

Deerfield Ave. parking meeting Thursday

SHELBURNE — Shelburne plans to renovate the Mole Hollow parking lot. Please attend a community meeting to contribute your thoughts about the plan on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St.

Mike Carter, the engineer from GCG Engineering, who is designing the lot, will be there to talk about the design and get your input.

Contact Terry Narkowitz, town administrator, at 413 -625-0300 for more information.