West County Notebook: Sept. 5, 2023

PAUL MARK

PAUL MARK

Doug Wilkins calls square dances, backed up by the Falltown String Band, at this year’s Heath Fair. Because Community Hall will be closed in September for repairs, the annual September square dance will be postponed until November this year.

Doug Wilkins calls square dances, backed up by the Falltown String Band, at this year’s Heath Fair. Because Community Hall will be closed in September for repairs, the annual September square dance will be postponed until November this year. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Published: 09-04-2023 12:35 PM

Square dance moved to November

HEATH — Because Community Hall will be closed in September for repairs, the annual September square dance will be postponed until November this year.

The square dance, hosted by local caller Doug Wilkins, will be held on either the second or third Saturday in November from 7 to 11 p.m.

Cultural Council seeks grant applications

SHELBURNE — The Cultural Council is now accepting applications for grants to fund community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs in 2024.

These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Shelburne, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 17. Applications are accepted online at bit.ly/3P6zFyX.

Salmon Falls Gallery hosting photography exhibit through Oct. 29

SHELBURNE FALLS — Salmon Falls Gallery at 1 Ashfield St. is hosting Windsor resident Laurie Miles’ “Artful Harvest” photography exhibition through Oct. 29.

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Miles’ “Artful Harvest” photographs come directly from sliced and arranged vegetables and plants. They are pressed, dried and photographed to reveal the delicate patterns and structures that emerge during the drying process.

“My recent work involves a creative close-up of nature’s elegant line work,” Miles, who has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, said in a statement. “Delicate patterns mimic networks within our solar system, tree roots, even our own vascular systems. There’s much to take from nature for inspiration. I choose to wonder about what I can’t see.”

The opening reception for “Artful Harvest,” including live music, will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Salmon Falls Gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sen. Paul Mark’s staff holding office hours

BUCKLAND — State Sen. Paul Mark’s staff will hold office hours on Tuesdays, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Buckland Town Hall, 17 State St.

Constituents of Mark’s Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire District are encouraged to ask for assistance with issues involving any state agency or share ideas on current or potential state legislation. Appointments are not needed.