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March 2011

Rumblings

Has the earth shifted under your feet yet?

No, I’m not talking about Christchurch, New Zealand, which was recently hit by its second major earthquake in less than six months. I’m not talking about Arkansas, where a recent increase in seismic activity has been linked to the “fracking” process for extracting natural gas. And while I am speaking metaphorically, I’m also not referring to the political changes that are still reverberating across many Arab countries as I write, “earth-shattering” though those changes certainly are.  Read more

Preferred narratives

Happy New Year! A recent “Morning Edition” segment discussed how newspapers in England are more openly political than ours. In that story, NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen opined that we should know more about the biases and beliefs of reporters, rather than rely on their supposed objectivity (which Rosen referred to as “The View from Nowhere”). I think Rosen has a strong point. So, although I’m a columnist rather than a journalist, let me start this year by sharing some of the experiences that have led me to my present positions.  Read more

Chinese brush painting & sumi'e

April 30, 2011

Learn techniques & philosophy at CAS Arts Center, 4/30, 2-4pm; 5/1, 1-3pm. Members $60, non-members $75. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Still life photography

April 9, 2011

Bring a favorite keepsake & learn to photograph it at CAS Arts Center, 2-5pm, members $45, non-members $60. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Pots for tots

April 17, 2011

Explore the world of hand-building pottery for ages 4-7 at CAS Arts Center, six Sun. through 6/5, 2-3pm, members $70, non-members $85. No class Easter & Mother's Day. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Kids wheel throwing clay class

April 17, 2011

For ages 7-10 at CAS Arts Center, six Sun. through 6/5, 1-2pm, members $70, non-members $85. No class Easter & Mother's Day. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Clay class

April 7, 2011
April 14, 2011
April 21, 2011
April 28, 2011

For teens & adults at CAS Arts Center, Thurs., 6-8:30pm, $40/class. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Mediation training

July 11, 2011

Basic principles to mediate non-court cases at Cornell Cooperative Ext. through 7/15. 845/794-3377, ext. 14.

Pancake breakfast

April 10, 2011

Firehouse, 7am-12noon, adults $6, under 12 $3. 845/701-3176.

Wally Lake Fest

August 26, 2011

Open market fair, music tour (Fri.), boat, watercraft & ATV show (Sat.), sand sculpture contest (Sat.), ice cream social, bike ride (Sun.) and more throughout downtown Hawley through 8/28. wallylakefest.com; facebook.com/wallylakefest or 570/226-2141.