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  1. The Gardner Museum Art Theft - Boston's Last Best Secret

    September 25, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Author Stephen Kurkjian reads from his recent book Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled off The World's Greatest Art Heist. Stephen Kurkjian is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Boston Globe who was the newspaper’s lead reporter on the story. More than a quarter century later, none of the 13 pieces that were stolen in all have been recovered and no one ever arrested. About the author: Stephen Kurkjian, a 40-year veteran of The Boston Globe, was a founding member of The Globe Spotlight Team, and as a reporter and editor on the team was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes for Investigative Reporting and Public Service. Born in Boston, Kurkjian was educated in the Boston public schools, Boston University where he majored in Literature and Suffolk University Law School.

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  2. PoetryMusic: "Where Words and Music Meet"

    September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Join us for a unique evening of PoetryMusic: "Where Words and Music Meet", with Colleen O'Brien, voice / cello and Chris Lee, vibes / percussion. PoetryMusic is a chamber jazz duo dedicated to performing poems that have been set to music, music that has been set to poems, and music by some well known writers who were also accomplished composers. This multi-media performance includes an accompanying slide presentation with each poem projected on the screen, along with photographic images, so that the audience can follow the written word with the poem being sung. Following the program, there is time for questions, comments and discussion.

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  3. Zero Waste Amherst Public Forum

    September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House Social Hall

    Zero Waste Amherst Public Forum: Showing of the documentary "Trashed" followed by a discussion about waste issues and proposals offered in the Solid Waste Master Plan (see amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35741) Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst at 121 N. Pleasant St. Free and open to the public. For information, contact: John Root, Chair of the Town of Amherst Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, at info@johnroot.net or (413) 961-9059.

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  4. Help Available for Substance Abuse Concerns

    September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections at Unitarian Meetinghouse

    Get some help for you or your loved ones if you/they are struggling with substance abuse issues. Learn about what substance treatment programs are available in the area.

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  5. Two Novels on the Same Subject: Guatemala's Civil War

    September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    What can happen when a U.S. citizen is caught in the violence of another country? Join us for a look at Guatemala, as written about in books by two local authors. Shirley & Rudy Nelson, authors of The Risk of Returning, and Jacqueline Sheehan, author of The Center of the World, explore various aspects of the Guatemalan Civil War in their recent novels. In both cases the characters are fictional and the setting is real, Guatemala’s recent civil war, but the fictional choices by the authors differ radically. The authors will read briefly, and discuss their choices and decisions in building the two stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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  6. Amherst History Museum Juried Art Show Opening

    September 30, 2016, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Simeon Strong House

    Moving In, Moving Out, Moving On: Moving Day is our theme this year! Join us for the 4th annual Juried Art Show, which will run from September 30th - December 11th.

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