West County Notebook

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
More entries sought for Shelburne logo contest

SHELBURNE — There’s still time for creative designers and artists to help the town ring in its 250th year with an inspiring logo that will be used throughout Shelburne’s celebrations in 2018.

So far, only two entries have been received for the anniversary logo contest that ends on Nov. 2. The designer of the winning entry will get a $250 cash prize, and the winning logo will be used on T-Shirts, the website, and on all anniversary publications and public service announcements.

All entries must be received by Town Clerk and logo contest coordinator Joe Judd by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.

The design may incorporate imagery, abstract symbols or a catchphrase as long as the town name “Shelburne” is in the design, along with the number 250. The contest is open only to Shelburne residents. Teens and children under age 18 may enter, but their entry forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

If no entry is selected, the town reserves the right to declare no winner and run another contest. For more information, call Judd during office hours at 625-0300, ext. 3.

Film this weekend at Pothole Pictures

SHELBURNE FALLS — “My Beautiful Laundrette” is a 1985 British comedy-drama about the Asian community in South London, following a Pakistani immigrant family trying to succeed there. Young Omar begins managing his uncle’s run-down laundrette, all while hiding his relationship with his childhood friend Johnny and navigating challenging family dynamics and traditions.

Pothole Pictures will host this film at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21. Live local music begins at 7 p.m. each night, with acoustic swing band Small Change performing Friday and the fiddle and banjo band Whistlestop on Saturday night.

Pothole Pictures — an all-volunteer-run community movie theater — is located in Memorial Hall Theater, 51 Bridge St. Admission is $4 for kids, $6 for adults, or one pre-purchased advance season ticket. And the popcorn is still $1 a bag. For more information, call 413-512-0850 or online at shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/pothole-pictures.

Ashfield concert for hurricane relief

ASHFIELD — Saxophonist Charles Neville, RadioXile founder Peter J. Newland and RadioXile will perform a benefit concert for hurricane relief at the Ashfield Community Hall (formerly The Grange), 512 Main St. on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Concert proceeds are to benefit agencies for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and Houston. Boston flutist Peter H. Bloom is a special guest star.

Tickets are $12 at the door, with advance tickets available at Elmer’s. For more information call 413-625-6710.